December 2016

Against Everything

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Against Everything: Essays By Mark Greif Cover Image
$28.95
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ISBN: 9781101871157
Published: Pantheon - September 6th, 2016

I seldom encounter academic cultural criticism. If the purpose of cultural criticism is inform/outrage/irritate/excite us, and academia's function too often seems to bewilder one with jargon, the two are uneasily conflated. Greif resists such a division, and his essays give us the rare treat of clear writing--a sign of clear thinking--probing deeply into issues about which there is much talk, but rarely enough thought. Clever, articulate, and insightful: the kind of voice you wish appeared in every social conversation.

Matthew


Bottom’s Dream

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Bottom's Dream (German Literature) By Arno Schmidt, John E. Woods (Translator) Cover Image
By Arno Schmidt, John E. Woods (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781628971590
Published: Dalkey Archive Press - September 23rd, 2016

What do you get for the reader who’s already read everything? Arnot’s Schmidt’s massive, ambitious novel is finally in English in this beautiful edition. For lovers of language, literature, and the infinite possibilities created by putting one word after another on a piece of paper. 

Josh


Prisoners of Geography

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (Politics of Place #1) By Tim Marshall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501121470
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Published: Scribner - October 11th, 2016

Could a single chain of mountains keep a country from achieving prosperity? Could war break out over a single dam on The Nile? You wouldn't think a book about geopolitics would be the engaging page-turner that it is. Why couldn't geography have been like this when I was in school?

John


They’re Not Like Us

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They're Not Like Us Volume 1: Black Holes for the Young By Eric Stephenson, Simon Gane (Artist), Jordie Bellaire (Artist) Cover Image
By Eric Stephenson, Simon Gane (Artist), Jordie Bellaire (Artist)
$9.99
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ISBN: 9781632153142
Published: Image Comics - July 21st, 2015

Hearing thoughts, controlling minds...the characters in this book are not like us. But is separating oneself from society the best way to deal with being an outcast? An interesting plot, complex characters, plus beautiful art...I couldn’t put this down!

Marika


In the Company of Women : Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs

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In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs By Grace Bonney (Editor) Cover Image
By Grace Bonney (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579655976
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Artisan - October 4th, 2016

A beautifully designed book featuring profiles of inspiring women in business and art. The perfect gift for creatives and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Katie


Into the Dark

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Into the Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941-1950 (Turner Classic Movies) By Mark A. Vieira, Turner Classic Movies Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780762455232
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Published: Running Press Adult - May 24th, 2016

A gorgeous appreciation of the delicious black & white crime dramas collectively so intense the French named American "Cinema Noir" a whole unique genre.

Gary


Rejected Princesses

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Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics By Jason Porath Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062405371
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email online@portersquarebooks.com for More Info
Published: Dey Street Books - October 25th, 2016

A treasure trove of often-overlooked historical heroines! True stories recounted and illustrated by a former DreamWorks animator.

Rebecca


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