Welcome back to The Friday Download, T+L’s weekly roundup of books, websites, and general internet culture that promise to carry you through the weekend, whether your itinerary is jam-packed with travel or you’re staying put, staycation style. This week: a sneak peek of Go Set a Watchman, a first-hand account of the running of the bulls, and more.
Warby Parker Summer Editions
Before starting out on your weekend adventures, stop by one of Warby Parker’s brick-and-mortars to pick up the brand’s new Road Trip Kit ($25), a set of driving essentials including a copy of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, a coconut scented air freshener, a hand-drawn map, and a cheeky bingo card. Or, if you prefer writing to reading, stock up on linen travel notebooks, each adorned with “The Navigator” ($20). For more info on the Summer Editions, head to warbyparker.com.
Taglined “A tale of two digital cities,” the Twin Space crowdfunding campaign hopes to connect the people of New York and Dublin through live audio/visual screens. Offering a virtual window into another culture, the infrastructure would enable real-time engagement between citizens of the two metropolises. Check out the video below for more information, then click over to Kickstarter for pledge rewards, funding updates, and more info on the product.
Bulls Before Breakfast
If you can’t get enough of Spain’s Fiesta de San Fermin, dive into Peter N. Milligan's new memoir filled with terrifying true stories about the running of the bulls. Download it here, and be sure not to skip the foreword—it’s by John Hemingway, grandson of Pamplona-loving Ernest.
Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee’s highly anticipated follow-up to To Kill a Mockingbird doesn’t hit bookstores until Tuesday, but The Guardian is offering fans of Scout, Atticus, and the like a sneak peek today. Read the first chapter of Go Set a Watchman here, or opt to listen to the audio version, narrated in a Southern drawl by Reese Witherspoon.