Archive for March, 2009

New Arrivals, Paperback

Posted in Books on 31 March, 2009 by S&Co.

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Armageddon in Retrospect Wild Nights, by Joyce Carol Oates; $13.99 God Is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens; $14.99 Lavinia, by Ursula K. Le Guin; $14.95 Moonflower Vine, by Jetta Carleton; $14.99 The Story of a Marriage, by Andrew Sean Greer; $14.00 Pieces for the Left Hand, by J. Robert Lennon; $14.00Someone at a Distance, by Dorothy Whipple; $15.00

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie – $8.99

Armageddon in Retrospect, Kurt Vonnegut – $15.00

Wild Nights!, by Joyce Carol Oates – $13.99

God Is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens – $14.99

Lavinia, by Ursula K. Le Guin – $14.95

The Moonflower Vine, by Jetta Carleton – $14.99

The Story of a Marriage, by Andrew Sean Greer – $14.00

Pieces for the Left Hand, by J. Robert Lennon – $14.00

Someone at a Distance, by Dorothy Whipple – $15.00


New Journals and Magazines In

Posted in Journals, Magazines with tags , , on 28 March, 2009 by Jenna

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Y: The Last Man = Graphic Novel Gold

Posted in Books with tags , , on 25 March, 2009 by Karen!

ythelastman15This may come as a surprise to some of you, but  (gasp!) “Watchmen” is not the only graphic novel ever to hit the shelves. You may understandably be operating under this impression due to the obnoxious amount of cross-marketing and media time the comic is receiving because of the recent release of its movie adaptation. But nay, there is more to graphic novels than Dr. Manhattan and Alan Moore.

“Y: The Last Man,” while lacking the psychological complexity of “Watchmen,” manipulates suspense and superb storytelling in a fashion unlike any I have previously witnessed in the graphic novel medium. The 10 volume series depicts the adventures of a young man named Yorick, the last male left on Earth after a “gendercide” instantaneously kills every living creature possessing a Y chromosome.

Did I enjoy this novel more than “Watchmen”? They are too dissimilar to fairly compare. But, if you would like to investigate the matter for yourself, we do have the first volume in stock; it is called “Y: The Last Man – Unmanned.”

Oh yeah, and there is a film adaptation of “Y: The Last Man” in the works, due out summer of 2010. Sigh.

Good News for Springtime

Posted in News with tags , , on 22 March, 2009 by Jenna

Two articles I was happy to see this week, both from the New York Times.  Little bits of positive reporting are so nice sometimes.  obamas

Obamas to Plant Vegetable Garden at White House

Is a Food Revolution Now in Season?

Calling Derrick Jensen Readers

Posted in Books, Excerpts on 21 March, 2009 by Jenna

A new arrival co-authored with Aric McBay, Jensen’s latest, What We Leave Behind, is both a guide and a contemplation on human waste (the not-so-natural kind) and our responsibility for it.  jensen2

There’s another obstacle to an ecologically sustainable industrial technotopia: war.  Supposedly green military technologies have been making headlines more and more over the last couple of years.  Wind turbines constructed at Guantanamo Bay, programs to develop a biofuel for fighter jets, and a hybrid-electric military jeep are among the most notable examples.  It’s up for debate whether such initiatives demonstrate simply a series of shallow public-relations moves or a military recognition of peak oil and a looming energy crisis.  In either case, most thinking people realize that war and sustainability don’t go together.

What We Leave Behind, by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay (Seven Stories Press, $24.95)  IN STOCK

Some of the Most Interesting Bookstores of the World

Posted in News on 18 March, 2009 by S&Co.

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Coming July 14th

Posted in Books, Opinion, Reading with tags on 16 March, 2009 by S&Co.

Swimming, by Nicola Keegan I suppose it is possible I will read a new novel as startling, as bright, as  savage, as artfully-written, as crazy-good as the forthcoming Swimming, by Nicola Keegan, this year, but I really, really, really doubt it.

Due July 14th from Alfred A. Knopf.

New Arrivals

Posted in Books, Magazines on 16 March, 2009 by S&Co.

What We Leave Behind, by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay Depletion & Abundance, by Sharon Astyk Sewing Green, by Betz White Evidence, by Mary Oliver New American Olive Oil: Profiles of Artisan Producers and 75 Recipes Orion, Mar/Apr.

Happy Thoughts for Sunday

Posted in Books with tags on 15 March, 2009 by Jenna

A lovely little hardcover about death.  Goners: The Final Hours of the Notable and Notorious by Gordon Kerr reveals the last moments of gonersfifty notable and notorious people—among them, Alexander the Great, Marie Antoinette, Picasso, Poe, Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, Gandhi, Andy Warhol, Houdini, and Tupac Shakur.

Whether read straight through or just dipped into, Goners is a compelling mixture of history and popular culture for anyone with a slightly morbid sense of curiosity.

-Goners: The Final Hours of the Notable and Notorious, by Gordon Kerr (Abrams Image, $18.95), IN STOCK

And Yet More New Arrivals

Posted in Books on 11 March, 2009 by S&Co.

The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, by Frances Wilson The House of Wittgenstein, by Alexander Waugh The Door, by Margaret Atwood

The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Life, by Frances Wilson (FSG; $30)

The House of Wittgenstein: A Family At War, by Alexander Waugh (Doubleday; $28.95)

The Door: Poems, by Margaret Atwood (Mariner; $14.95)

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