The incomparable Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) has given Janaka Stucky’s poem “WE ARE NOT EMPTY WE CAST SPELLS” the ultimate reading by reciting it while making himself a martini (stirred, not shaken). That poem and many more are collected in The Truth Is We Are Perfect, published by Third Man Books.
Between a poetry/prose/vinyl collection, and the work of crowd-favorite lyrical poet Janaka Stucky called The Truth Is We Are Perfect, Third Man Books has a lot going for it.
Rough Trade Bookstore
Now, independent English bookstore Rough Trade is promoting Third Man Books as its publisher of the month, which includes taking the exclusive rights to selling the first two titles by Third Man Books for a short time.
Third Man Books is a new venture of Third Man Records, founded by Jack White of The White Stripes. Whether it’s music or books, the mantra is motion:
Where your turntable’s not dead.
Where your page still turns.
In celebration of the collaboration, Third Man Books will be heading over to London on May 29 to host an event featuring readings, performances, and special guest speakers with Rough Trade East.