The Old School Book Catapult

Formerly known as The Book Catapult, this is now simply the blog of The Book Catapult – an actual independent bookstore in San Diego, CA!

Catapult Launched!

Just a quick update here: The Book Catapult is open for business (as of October 7th) but as you can see, our website remains what it has always been – … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Book Catapult 2.0

If you are a faithful reader of this website, you’ve no doubt realized that it has gone somewhat dormant over the last year or so. For that I apologize, especially … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 12 Comments

Bestiaries, Trees, and 1000 Year Old Dudes

I’ve been reading all sorts of different oddities lately, despite my not posting since… I don’t know when. January probably. Life’s often in the way of Catapulting these days, although … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Amazon in the ‘hood?

I’d be remiss as a Catapult Operator if I didn’t get back on the soapbox at this point. I spent much of the first few years of the Book Catapult … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 2015 Catapult Notable List

2015 was sort of a strange year as far as my reading habits went. I changed jobs within the book industry – weirdly leaving me with less time than ever … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Slade House

Still alive. You had to think I would resurface at some point, what with a new David Mitchell book being released, no? The Catapult has been on some sort of … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 9 Comments

Anthony Doerr! Pulitzer Prize!

What sort of (albeit self-proclaimed) go-to “literary” website would the Book Catapult be if the proprietor – suffering from the early stages of fatherhood, cooped up at home with a … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment