Third Man Books coming to San Francisco and LA

Third Man Books is excited to be in California on Oct 13 and Oct 15. Tuesday we'll be visiting one of America's most historical/influential bookstores: City Lights. Two days later we'll be in Los Angeles performing on the rooftop of the sleek and always artist friendly Downtown Ace Hotel. For these dates, we'll be featuring TMB's newest author Sampson Starkweather, whose PAIN: The Board Game hits the streets on Oct 13; TMB's first author Janaka Stucky, whose The Truth Is We Are Perfect is nearing its second pressing; and, jeweler/poet Paige Taggart (Language LessonsWant for Lion).

To top it off, we're very VERY excited to have Northern California artist Ginny Stanford also on the bill at CIty Lights for a very special reading of selected poems from Frank Stanford's Hidden Water. Icing on the cake, and so folks won't accuse us of being overly poet-centric, Los Angeles native Amelia Gray will join us on Thursday at Ace Hotel to read stories from her incredible Gutshot.

Come hang out with us! Drinks will be served both nights. Free TMR/TMB tote bags will be on hand. And books, limited editions, and more books will be available for purchase.

AND DON’T FORGET THE TURNTABLES! Tuesday night DJ PETER MARAVELIS will be on the decks. Thursday the indomitable ZACH COWIE.

THIRD MAN BOOKS: Where your turntable's not dead and the page still turns.

ZACH COWIE (aka turquoise wisdom) is a los angles based former record label dude turned dj & music supervisor/consultant-- above all he is a record collector.

AMELIA GRAY is the author of four books: AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, THREATS, and Gutshot. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She lives in Los Angeles.

GINNY STANFORD is an artist living in Northern California.

SAMPSON STARKWEATHER is the author of PAIN: The Board Game forthcoming from Third Man Books in 2015, and The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather. He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. His most recent chapbooks are Flowers of Rad by Factory Hollow Press, Flux Capacitor, a collaborative audio poetry album from Black Cake Records, and Until the Joy of Death Hits, pop/love GIF poems forthcoming from Spork Press. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. 

JANAKA STUCKY is the author of The Truth Is We Are Perfect and the Publisher of Black Ocean as well as the annual poetry journal, Handsome. He is also the author of two chapbooks: Your Name Is The Only Freedom and The World Will Deny It For You. His poems have appeared in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Fence and North American Review, and his articles have been published by The Huffington Post andThe Poetry Foundation. He is a two-time National Haiku Champion and in 2010 he was voted “Boston’s Best Poet” in the Boston Phoenix.

PAIGE TAGGART is a Northern Californian and currently resides in Brooklyn. Want For Lion is her first full-length collection. Her second book Or Replica will be published by Brooklyn Arts Press. She is the author of 5 chapbooks: Last Difficult Gardens (Horse Less Press), DIGITAL MACRAMÉ (Poor Claudia) Polaroid Parade (Greying Ghost) and The Ice Poems (DoubleCross Press), and forthcoming I am Writing To You From Another Country; Translations of Henri Michaux (Greying Ghost Press). She earned her MFA from the New School and was a 2009 NYFA fellow. She works as a full-time jewelry production manager & additionally makes her own jewelry.

CHET WEISE as chief editor of Nashville's Third Man Books has edited the anthologies Language Lessons: Volume 1 and Hidden Water: From the Frank Stanford Archives. His own writing has appeared in Copper Nickel, Poems & Plays, the anthology Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose of the End Days, and elsewhere. As a musician, Weise toured and recorded with The Quadrajets, Immortal Lee County Killers, and was banned from Canada in 2008.