Friday, October 23, 2009

You'll Jhumpa This Deal!

Now in the $2 Book of the Week spot, Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake. Find it at the front counter at Chop Suey Books.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Chop Suey Books Will Save Your Life

A good customer of ours just came in to purchase some books on martial arts and chess. Over the past few years, he has come in every couple of weeks to buy random, specialized books on different martial arts. Though he is a very gentle, soft spoken man, it became clear that he is quite the badass. And as he honed his badassness with the great, inexpensive books at Chop Suey, he grew in street cred. Last week, while walking home at night, he was accosted by 3 dudes who hit him hard enough in the back of the head to give him a concussion. He turned around, dropped his wallet and phone, and said "I mean, if you have a gun, just take it." Unfortunately for them, they did not have a gun. A quick punch to the wind pipe (Karate-Do: My Way of Life, page 47), thumb gouge to the eye (The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do, page 89), and a flurry of kicks and punches (Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide, page 35) sent the 3 running away.

Shop at Chop Suey Books today! The next life you save may be your own!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thanks, New York Times!

The Times published a travel piece on Richmond today that mentions Chop Suey Books. We kept telling this Justin Bergman guy that Chop Suey specializes in art books, design books, and literature. He really wanted to write that we specialize in "Japanese anime, underground graphic novels and comics." What can you do with a guy like that? "Japanese anime" isn't even a real type of book.

Don't Worry, Jesus

We won't.

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's Cold On That Mountain

Or so we heard. Anyway: our current $2 deal of the week. Check it.