For those literary enthusiasts on your Christmas/Hanukkah/whatever lists—and for those people with, you know, just good taste—out there, McSweeney's online store has just announced a fantastic sale with prices slashed as high as 77% off.
I just received this item on my Facebook (seriously!) feed: You feel poor. We feel poor. Let’s feel poor together. This week only, almost everything is half-price on our store site. Escape the holiday rush and cross every name off your list in one cheap swoop. Angsty cousin? All Known Metal Bands. New fan? The Better of McSweeney's. Paleontologist in the family? “What Happens in La Brea Tar Pits Stays in La Brea Tar Pits” t-shirt. Newlyweds spending their first winter together? The Secret Language of Sleep. Michael Cera fan? Wholphin No. 6. And so on — we've got all your bases covered, and it's all excessively discounted, all right here.
Okay, so what I'd really like (a McSweeney's subscription, hint hint) isn't on sale, but it's still not that expensive anyway ($35), but they've got past issues at half-price ($11) and even books are on sale.
Their share of witty T-shirts has even been discounted, my own favorite being the one with the pirate ship emblem (reminiscent of Dave Eggers' kids' writing workshop underneath the guise of a pirate supply store in San Francisco) that reads “Impossible you say? Nothing is impossible when you work for the circus.” ($14)
My thoughts exactly.
Visit the McSweeney's Store at store.mcsweeneys.net. Spend over $60 and receive a free copy of Nick Hornby's Shakespeare Wrote for Money (promo code: NH05) or Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends (promo code: MC01). Sale ends Fri., Nov. 21!