Let Us Mark This Day

January 20, 2009

Our opening routine got pushed back a little bit by, well, pretty much the most significant political event of our lifetimes this morning. Apparently this inauguration brought out the baker in us. We tuned all our computers, plus a laptop brought in specially, to live coverage and stood witness to the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama.

There’s really too much to say  — how to put it into words? So I will keep it to two: Congratulations, America!

Presidential Reading Roundup

November 5, 2008

There are, of course, many books on soon-to-be-Mr.-President Barack Obama; here are some of the ones that we’ve carried, sold, and enjoyed this campaign season.

On the Office & the Nation: Memo to the President-Elect, Madeleine Albright; End of America and Give Me Liberty, Naomi Wolf; The Next American Century, Nina Hachigian

By the President-Elect: Dreams from My Father; Audacity of Hope

You Know, For Kids: Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope, Nikki Grimes; Barack, Jonah Winter,

The Campaign (Visual): The American Journey of Barack Obama, Life Magazine; Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs, Deborah Willis

The Campaign (Textual): Change We Can Believe In, Obama for America; Obamanomics, John Talbott; Obama’s Challenge, Robert Kuttner

The VPE: Promises to Keep, Joe Biden


October 8, 2008

I’m probably as behind on this as I was on LOLympics, but if you haven’t already visited PunditKitchen, you must go now! Here are my favorites, one for each candidate (see, no partisanship here!):

Sadly, there were no good ones for Biden (at least I didn’t think so). Anyone else find one?