Thanks to Max Temkin for bringing this to our attention.
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Also, we won’t make an offer on our products anywhere that we don’t also make to The List and we’ll never, ever share your email address with anyone. Generally speaking you’ll receive four mails each year announcing the seasonal editions, plus just a few more about product introductions or special offers. We know you’re busy and it’s hard to keep a clean inbox, so we’ll only send when we have something important to say.
Order a little, order a lot. Starting now, it all ships for the same low price. So load up that cart. In the USA we’ll ship whatever you order for $4 without tracking via the USPS, or just $7 with tracking via Standard FedEx Ground. Everywhere else, $7 covers shipping that takes 2-3 weeks to arrive. Shipping for the 4 shipments of a COLORS Subscription is now just $12, to anywhere.
We’re happy to be the title sponsor of the 10th edition of The Morning News Tournament of Books that’s going on right now.
From TMN: “In case you’re new to all this, the ToB is an annual springtime event here at The Morning News, where a group of the best works of fiction from last year enter a March Madness-style battle royale. In March, these novels will be seeded and paired off in an NCAA Tournament-like bracket. For each pairing, one of our esteemed judges will read both novels and advance one, with a transparent explanation of how they made their decision.”
Excerpts from and comments on Joan Didion’s essay “On Keeping a Notebook”, by Maria Popova.
Why did I write it down? In order to remember, of course, but exactly what was it I wanted to remember? How much of it actually happened? Did any of it? Why do I keep a notebook at all? It is easy to deceive oneself on all those scores. The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself.
Our pocket-sized memo books are perfect for recording notes, quotes and sketches while you make your way through all 16 books. They also serve as a handy way to keep track of your Rooster picks during all five rounds of matches.
Buy anything in the Field Notes Shop while the tourney is on and be sure to enter coupon code ROOSTER before you check out (Coupon expires April 1, 2013). Doing so will score you a special red, letterpressed memo book stamped with the ToB Rooster and bound with our heavy duty Field Notes Band of Rubber.
We hope you enjoy the 2013 Tournament of Books!
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1. The people on our list always get first crack new products before we offer them up for sale on the site or anywhere else. This includes our seasonal limited-editions (like the Winter release which will be announced in a couple weeks) and all other new product launches.
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What the Field Notes Brand Corporate Grain Elevator would look like, if there ever were such a thing. From the LoC archives.