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This might be the best reviewed book we'll ever recommend to you. 230+ 5-star Amazon reviews and... pinned with Pinvolve

The average person can go their whole life without ever once having lunch with a genius. But you can... pinned with Pinvolve

Sunday, August 19th, will be the day we Set This House In Order. This novel by Matt Ruff (called by the San Francisco Chronicle 'a stunning literary feat') is so original, so smart, and so life-enhancing that we wanted to support the reading of it somehow. So bring your copy into Maria's Italian Kitchen Encino on 8/19 and we will buy you a meal (up to $10.00). But even if you can't come in, check the novel and Mr. Ruff's fb page out. He's one of the best writers around.

well, it's over. we know we won't be reading a better novel in 2012 than Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway. this isn't just writing, it's a mental strip mining operation. we really want you to give this book a try, so much so that we are willing to give you a 50% discount on your meal at Maria's Italian Kitchen Encino if we see you holding a copy of it before 8/24/12. long live great writing...

The Graves Are Walking by John Kelly from Henry Holt is a truly remarkable, revelatory book. if you read it this week, it will change your week... and you SHOULD read it this week. But because it's about a famine, we're going to do things a little differently than our usual discount this time: if you bring your copy of 'Graves' to Maria's Italian Kitchen Encino before next Sunday, we will buy a meal for a random table in the restaurant, compliments of you. So give this amazing book a try - f...

because it will be kicking off our summer book club, and because it's a book we really believe in, for the next 3 days if you bring Kristin Hersh's memoir Rat Girl into Maria's Italian Kitchen Encino we will buy your meal! (up to $13.00). and even if you can't come in, check out this book by one of America's most talented musicians...

it's hard to even contemplate the research it must take to plausibly solve 'the crime of the century' a century after it happened. Cemetery John does it. and it's amazingly well written. so bring the actual book into Maria's Italian Kitchen Encino in the next 3 days and we'll buy your meal (up to $15.00). but even if you can't come in, get this book and like the fb page - it'll turn you into a researcher too! #cemetery john

Who has not wondered at some point: 'Why should I let the toad work / Squat on my life?'

do not ask what good we do - great title, and the book lives up to it

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. Charles Baudelaire

The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia

To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure - Henry Petroski