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Tina Modotti By Isabel Tejeda Martín (Contributions by), Jorge Ribalta (Contributions by), David Cáliz (Contributions by), Laura Branciforte (Contributions by), Claudio Natoli (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Isabel Tejeda Martín (Contributions by), Jorge Ribalta (Contributions by), David Cáliz (Contributions by), Laura Branciforte (Contributions by), Claudio Natoli (Contributions by)
$65.00
ISBN: 9783791389790
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Published: Prestel - September 12th, 2023

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Cross-Stitch By Jazmina Barrera, Christina Macsweeney (Translator) Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781949641530
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Published: Two Lines Press - November 7th, 2023

My take on this bittersweet book is that it is about quality time. For that reason, it is a particularly nice book to keep in your tote bag and read on a park bench. And for that reason, I believe that it is also an excellent gift to give to somebody who could use a quiet little winter reset.


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The Kindness of Strangers By Salka Viertel, Lawrence Weschler (Introduction by), Donna Rifkind (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Salka Viertel, Lawrence Weschler (Introduction by), Donna Rifkind (Afterword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681372747
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 22nd, 2019

Really an amazing document and a pleasure to read.


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Arhoolie Records Down Home Music: The Stories and Photographs of Chris Strachwitz By Joel Selvin, Chris Strachwitz (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Joel Selvin, Chris Strachwitz (Contributions by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781797222288
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 14th, 2023

Down Home Music tells the story of Chris Strachwitz and his Arhoolie Records, the independent record label that brought to wider prominence much of the roots music at America’s lesser-seen proletariat core. From the blues of Lightnin’ Hopkins, to the zydeco of Clifton Chenier, to the conjuntos of Flaco Jiménez, this book, through personal stories and Strachwitz’s own photographs, offers a captivating glimpse into the beautiful music and lives of these artists and the label that helped to share their work. Recommended for fans of Arhoolie Records and the documentaries of Les Blank, as well as lovers of timeless, good music.


Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by) Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608465644
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

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Cyclettes By Tree Abraham Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781951213626
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Published: Unnamed Press - November 1st, 2022

Get your butts into gear!


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The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait By Carlos Fuentes Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780810959545
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Published: Abrams Books - August 9th, 2005

Talk about bleeding through the pages! This book BLEW my mind when I was a teenager and I have held it close ever since.


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Orwell's Roses By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593083376
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Published: Penguin Books - October 18th, 2022

I fell headfirst into this book about a couple of rose bushes and really loved the experience. It surprised me how much I cared to keep reading. This is an excellent pick if you're looking for something that is both important and enjoyable.


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Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle By Jody Rosen Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780804141512
Availability: Not in Stock. Available to Order.
Published: Crown - June 13th, 2023

This is a biography of the bicycle as tool, toy, necessity, amusement, weapon, alternative. In the same way that bicycling down the road gives the rider a slow focus and room to think, reading this full-length exploration of a single thing is a refreshing antidote to fast information.


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Chirri & Chirra, In the Night By Kaya Doi (Created by), David Boyd (Translated by) Cover Image
By Kaya Doi (Created by), David Boyd (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592703845
Availability: Backordered
Published: Enchanted Lion - December 27th, 2022

Chirri & Chirra encounter the most yummy and magical things in the natural world on their bicycle adventure. Theirs is a friendly, open, and sharing community.


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Radius: A Story of Feminist Revolution By Yasmin El-Rifae Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781839767685
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Published: Verso - October 18th, 2022

"This is amazing, that this exists." Amy, pg. 28


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Transit By Anna Seghers, Peter Conrad (Introduction by), Margot Bettauer Dembo (Translated by), Heinrich Boll (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Anna Seghers, Peter Conrad (Introduction by), Margot Bettauer Dembo (Translated by), Heinrich Boll (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590176252
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Published: NYRB Classics - May 7th, 2013

I'm going to use this space to share a blurb from Fernanda Melchor, who cuts straight to what I was fumbling to say when I sat down to write a recommendation: "Anna Seghers was an admirable woman in many ways, but above all she was a remarkable humanist: she became a model of cultural resistance and ideological struggle who cut across borders, and who, still today, thanks to her work, transcends time and lives on in our memory. Anna Seghers’ novels don’t only recount stories of terror, escape, and oppression; they are a call to compassion and solidarity."


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Being Here Is Everything: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) By Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781635900088
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Published: Semiotext(e) - October 27th, 2017

A glance at the life of a historic figure, German expressionist painter Paula Moderohn-Becker who lived - LIVED - in Paris and in an artists’ colony Worpswede. When she stood up, only to die, after childbirth, her dying her word was schade (a pity).


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Our Riches By Kaouther Adimi, Chris Andrews (Translated by) Cover Image
By Kaouther Adimi, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811228152
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Published: New Directions - April 28th, 2020

An ode to a passionate literary figure and bookshop in Algiers, this book serves as a reminder of the importance of the printed word and the great lengths people have gone to throughout history to create, preserve, and share books under occupation.


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Our Little Kitchen: A Picture Book By Jillian Tamaki Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419746550
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

A happy picture book that celebrates ingenuity and community and food, by one of my very favorite illustrators and quilters. The movement in the artwork really highlights the fun of the activities happening in the story—cooking with what you have available, taking pleasure in collaborating, making sure that everybody is taken care of, and cleaning together after a meal.


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Binti: The Complete Trilogy By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780756416935
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Published: DAW - July 7th, 2020

Don't let Bezos ruin outer space for you! Let Nnedi Okorafor dance you through it, in a three-for-the-price-of-one paperback that you purchase from an independent bookstore here on damaged Earth.


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Trick By Domenico Starnone, Jhumpa Lahiri (Translator) Cover Image
By Domenico Starnone, Jhumpa Lahiri (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609454449
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Published: Europa Editions - March 6th, 2018

Reads like the best horror novel because it is filled with that feeling of WHATSGOINGTOHAPPEN, but it is not freaky-scary.


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The Seep By Chana Porter Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781641292153
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Published: Soho Press - December 8th, 2020

I've been focusing on softness in my visions of the future. This book realizes that vision and offers a sharp critique. A fun, fast, smart read.


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You and a Bike and a Road By Eleanor Davis Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781683969419
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Fantagraphics - July 2nd, 2024

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Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 By Audre Lorde, Pat Parker, Julie R. Enszer (Editor) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781938334290
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Published: Sinister Wisdom - February 15th, 2018

This was my favorite read of 2020. It offers a level of honesty and friendship, a sense of time, and a glimpse at radical existence that is so resonant. It is also a celebration of snail mail, and I think it would be an excellent gift to recceive via USPS with some nice stamps on the package.


Lilith's Brood By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780446676106
Availability: Not in Stock. Available to Order.
Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 1st, 2000

Parable of the Sower By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

Tracks: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060972455
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 29th, 2017

Assata: An Autobiography By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

Go, Went, Gone By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811225946
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Published: New Directions - September 26th, 2017

A profound, balanced story of trial-and-error compassion, action, and protest. This novel will complement all of the hard nonfiction you're compelled to read right now.


The Taiga Syndrome By Cristina Rivera Garza, Suzanne Jill Levine (Translated by), Aviva Kana (Translated by) Cover Image
By Cristina Rivera Garza, Suzanne Jill Levine (Translated by), Aviva Kana (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780997366679
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Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 1st, 2018

Please don't murder me for saying this, but The Taiga Syndrome is a million times better than Twin Peaks!


Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa By Marilyn Chase Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452174402
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 7th, 2020

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Women Talking By Miriam Toews Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635574340
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020