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The Invention of Morel By Adolfo Bioy Casares, Suzanne Jill Levine (Introduction by), Ruth L.C. Simms (Translated by), Jorge Luis Borges (Prologue by) Cover Image
By Adolfo Bioy Casares, Suzanne Jill Levine (Introduction by), Ruth L.C. Simms (Translated by), Jorge Luis Borges (Prologue by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590170571
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Published: NYRB Classics - August 31st, 2003

Oops, all Borges! (haha, just kidding...unless?)


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Consumed By Emily Robinson, Jordan Fry (Editor), Priscilla Brett (Designed by) Cover Image
By Emily Robinson, Jordan Fry (Editor), Priscilla Brett (Designed by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781989119426
Availability: Not in Stock. Available to Order.
Published: Grey Borders Books - October 1st, 2023

Girl goes to Italy. Girl meets Girl. Girl eats Girl. Girl Loves Girl. I Love Girl. Girl, read Girl.


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A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories By Lucia Berlin Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

Syllabic, rhythmic, and economic. Lucia Berlin fills the pages of this collection with teeth and laundromats and coming for for christmas. It's like if Annie Ernaux took a handful of reds. Buckle up, coward.


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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) By Philip Pullman Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780375823459
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2002

Have you ever wondered what might happen if someone wrote the Ideal Young Adult Novel? If it was your first favorite book? If you brought it to show and tell every week? It would be this book, The Golden Compass.


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The Phantom Tollbooth By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
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Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

This is, simply, a perfect book. It is clever and joyful and sad and existential and for kids. The illustrations by Jules Feiffer (which he famously hated) are inextricable from the text. Together, they are again, perfect. Buy your next heirloom today.


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Shadow & Claw: The First Half of The Book of the New Sun By Gene Wolfe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250781253
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Published: Tor Books - June 8th, 2021

I shouldn’t write about Ursula Le Guin right now. Unfortunately, the highest compliment I can pay a book is to compare it to her. So, to wit: Gene Wolfe is the best science fiction writer that has ever lived that isn’t named Ursula K. Le Guin. Enjoy.


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Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated By Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker, John Becker, Megan Scott Cover Image
$42.00
ISBN: 9781501169717
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Published: Scribner - November 12th, 2019

This is the first cookbook my mother ever gave me. It, likely, is the last one I will ever need. This book has been there for every night I cooked for people I love. It has all you might want and more.


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Rifqa By Mohammed El-Kurd, Aja Monet (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mohammed El-Kurd, Aja Monet (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781642595864
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 12th, 2021

Poetry to break your heart; Free Palestine


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Jitterbug Perfume: A Novel By Tom Robbins Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553348989
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Published: Bantam - April 1st, 1990

It's like Murakami, if Murakami could write a woman to save his life and was funny and lighthearted and charming and knew how to yearn better and was just overall better and more normal.


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Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vol. 1 (Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka  #1) By Naoki Urasawa (Created by), Takashi Nagasaki Cover Image
By Naoki Urasawa (Created by), Takashi Nagasaki
$16.99
ISBN: 9781421519180
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - February 17th, 2009

This is a top 5 Seinen all-time, dead or alive. A reimagination of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy in the style of a murder mystery, Pluto follows Inspector Gesicht (a Europol investigator and robot) as he investigates the deaths of all the world's most famous robots. Written and inked by Naoki Urasawa (of Monster and 20th Century Boys fame) and supervised by Macoto Tezuka (Osamu's son), this series aboslutely goes. It changed my brain chemistry as a teenage boy, and spun me right back up as an adult. It's expertly plotted, drawn outrageously well, and as with all Urasawa's work, grapples effectively and thoughtfully with definitions of humanity, morality and atrocity. Read this book, coward.


"Ursula Le Guin can lift fiction to the level of poetry and compress it to the density of allegory." - Jonathan Lethem
After reading that, anything I write will read like wet, broken burger. Buy this book, coward.


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Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs By Jamie Loftus Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250847744
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Published: Forge Books - May 23rd, 2023

Jamie Loftus is for the fuckin workers. This time out she wrote a whole book about labor rights by way of hot dogs, with a healthy dose of being horny for Joey Chestnut. She can do no wrong. Open up coward, it's time for your hot dog flavored medicine.


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Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Novel By Harry Josephine Giles Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781529066609
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Published: Picador UK - October 14th, 2021

It's ice cream season, baby - and this is one sweet treat. A sci-fi book in verse, a story that's in conversation with itself, literally, and a depth of linguistic flavor that will leave Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams shaking and howling and gnashing their teeth. You're gonna love it, just like I did. Just remember, if I'm wrong and you don't like it, then it wasn't my idea, it was yours. And I begged you not to. Enjoy your treat.


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100 Disney Adventures of a Lifetime: Magical Experiences From Around the World By Marcy Carriker Smothers Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781426222641
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Published: National Geographic - October 25th, 2022

My mom wrote this book. Please buy it, I love her.


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The Theory of Light and Matter (Vintage Contemporaries) By Andrew Porter Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780307475176
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Published: Vintage - January 5th, 2010

Tonight on KTLA: local man found crying on bus while reading this book and begs us not to tell. Tough luck, dummy. More at 9.