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Amsterdam Stories

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By Nescio, Joseph O'Neill (Introduction by), Damion Searls (Translator)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781590174920
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: New York Review of Books - March 20th, 2012

My favorite book of the year so far, this collection of short stories is beautiful, wise, and artistic. Reading it was like watching Casablanca, the lines and moments that should be cliche are powerful. Following a circle of artists, writers and thinkers, Nescio’s work explores and celebrates the world as an ever evolving font of creative potential.
Josh


Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand

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By Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Ramon K. Perez (Illustrator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781936393091
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Published: Archaia Entertainment - December 27th, 2011

A screenplay that was never produced is brought to life in this beautiful graphic novel. This funny, surreal story from one of America’s great imaginations follows Mac as he crosses the desert, to run from an adversary he doesn’t know and reach a goal he doesn’t understand. By incorporating original text, using striking colors, and playing with the conventions of the genre, Perez’s interpretation of Henson’s story shows how powerful graphic novels can be.


Josh


Damascus

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780982684894
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - October 18th, 2011

Art. Protest. War. The tension between fate and responsibility. A bartender with a birthmark that looks like Hitler’s mustache who buys a Santa Costume from a homeless man. A successful lawyer with terminal cancer. Mohr’s novel whorls around a dive bar in the mission district of San Francisco, brushing elbows with and sometimes plowing right through many of the major questions and themes in contemporary American culture.


Josh


He Died with His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781935554578
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Published: Melville House Publishing - October 4th, 2011

Darkly philosophical, this British detective novel is about as noir as noir can get. The nameless detective investigates the brutal murder of a man who, despite his own artistry and intelligence, had long ago lost his will. The first in the influence Factory Series, this is gritty, edgy, crime fiction at its best and will be appreciated by fans of Ian Rankin, John Connolly and Ken Bruen.


Josh


Atlas of Remote Islands

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By Judith Schalansky, Christine Lo (Translator)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780143118206
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Published: Penguin Books - October 5th, 2010

For travelers of the world and travelers of the imagination. Lonely Island. Deception Island. Tikopia. Floreana. History, inhabitants, distance, discovery, and beautiful illustrations. Flip through. Linger. Explore.

Josh


Family Meal

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780714862538
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 3rd, 2011

Every day the staff at el Bulli sat down together for a family meal before service. The meals were simple, hearty affairs designed to help power the chefs through their long night, but still spiced with the creativity that made Feran Adria and elBulli world famous. With elBulli now closed, this book will be closest we can get to tasting Adria’s genius.


Josh


The Broken Word

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143118091
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2011

Breathtaking. Precise. Beautiful. Gruesome. This is a powerful narrative poem about a young British man coming of age in the midst of the Mau-Mau revolution. The de-humanizing effect of war, disparities of culture, the power and hypocrisy of colonial occupation, and enduring trauma of combat and inflicted cruelty. This is one of the best books in any genre of the year.

Josh


Flip Flop Fly Ball

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By Craig Robinson, Rob Neyer (Introduction by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781608192694
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - July 5th, 2011

Baseball is a game of numbers, but in Robinson’s hands it’s also a game of endlessly fascinating infographics. This is the kind of book that makes you wish for a rainy Saturday that you can spend flipping back and forth. Interleague play, infield positioning, Molina brothers, retired numbers, stadium elevations. Travel schedules, international leagues, Jackie Robinson, PEDs.  Be careful opening it up, there’s a 2 hour limit in the parking lot.

Josh


The Man Who Was Thursday

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$10.00
ISBN: 9780141033754
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2008

Written in 1908 this early spy thriller, begins with Gabriel Syme being recruited by Scotland Yard to infiltrate the vaguely threatening Central Anarchists Council. Syme deals with the disguises, betrayals, and suspicions that have become the hallmarks of espionage fiction, all while the world around him grows more and more surreal. Touching on themes that are still relevant, Chesterton’s book is intelligently entertaining.

Josh


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