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Name: Steven Salardino, Manager.

 

Favorite paragraph: "The lean days of determination. That was the word for it, determination: Arturo Bandini in front of his typewriter two full days in succession, determined to succeed; but it didn't work, the longest siege of hard and fast determination in his life, and not one line done, only two words written over and over across the page, up and down, the same words: palm tree, palm tree, palm tree, a battle to the death between the palm tree and me, and the palm tree won: see it out there swaying in the blue air, creaking sweetly in the blue air. The palm tree won after two fighting days, and I crawled out of the window and sat at the foot of the tree. Time passed, a moment or two, and I slept, little brown ants carousing in the hair on my legs." - John Fante, Ask The Dust

Email: steve@skylightbooks.com

Los Angeles Review of Books Naked Bookseller (not my typos): http://tumblr.lareviewofbooks.org/post/44401183405/the-naked-bookseller-...


 

Books: 
Tarot Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9783836579872
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Taschen - August 29th, 2020

The first book in the new Library of Esoterica series is a fascinating exploration into the history, artwork, and meaning of the Tarot. This is an art book that surveys many ancient, modern, and contemporary decks and the artists that created them, and can also be used to help divine meaning from a tarot reading. I love the way it is designed and organized in conjunction with the order of the deck, and the essays are interesting and enlightening.


Becoming Los Angeles: Myth, Memory, and a Sense of Place Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781626400795
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Angel City Press - September 15th, 2020

D.J. Waldie is a treasure for all of us that love Southern California. A lifelong Lakewood resident, he writes about all parts of Los Angeles, from the big to the banal, with the insight and focus of a precise and meditative scientist. All through the eyes of someone still discovering meanings in our personal and cultural histories during this strange time.


Skateboard Museum Zine Collection Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9783943330304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gingko Press - February 25th, 2020

A fun dive into skateboard history, culture, and art that is neatly packaged in a boxed collection of five zines. Cool skate graphics, punk flyers, art painted on skate decks, skate advertisements, old zines, and Vans shoes—this the perfect gift for more than a few of my friends. Built to shred.


Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781574232370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Sparrow Press - April 7th, 2020

Equal Danger Cover Image
By Leonardo Sciascia, Carlin Romano (Introduction by), Adrienne Foulke (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781590170625
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: NYRB Classics - October 31st, 2003

The Complete Peanuts 1963-1964: Vol. 7 Paperback Edition Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781683960058
Availability: Backordered
Published: Fantagraphics - August 15th, 2017

Any of the books in this series published by Fantagraphics. Snoopy and Charlie Brown are the yin and yang of my mind.


Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative Writing 1977-1997 Cover Image
By Kevin Killian (Editor), Dodie Bellamy (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781937658656
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Nightboat Books - July 3rd, 2017

Eat the Document: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - November 28th, 2006

How to Take a Japanese Bath Cover Image
By Leonard Koren, Suehiro Maruo (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781611720495
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Published: Stone Bridge Press - September 18th, 2018

MacDoodle St. Cover Image
By Mark Alan Stamaty, Mark Alan Stamaty (Afterword by), Jules Feiffer (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781681373423
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Published: New York Review Comics - April 2nd, 2019

If Apples Had Teeth Cover Image
By Milton Glaser (Illustrator), Shirley Glaser
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ISBN: 9781592702268
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - July 18th, 2017

Selected Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811201469
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Published: New Directions -

I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781683962113
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Published: Fantagraphics - September 10th, 2019

Ant Colony Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781770461376
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - January 28th, 2014

This Is Not a Novel and Other Novels Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781619027145
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 15th, 2016

The Malady of Death (Duras) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802130365
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - January 13th, 1994

The PLAIN Janes Cover Image
By Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316522816
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Sexing the Cherry (Winterson) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780802135780
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Published: Grove Press - August 10th, 1998

Fancies and Goodnights Cover Image
By John Collier, Ray Bradbury (Introduction by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781590170519
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Published: NYRB Classics - May 31st, 2003

French Exit: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062846938
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Published: Ecco - June 11th, 2019

The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (New Directions Classic) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780811213653
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Published: New Directions - October 17th, 1997

William Saroyan is Mark Twain to me. In his words and stories I hear a version of the person I would have liked to be. His adventures are small and romantic—about life, writing, and the common bonds between all us humans. His writing from the 1930s still feels contemporary and fresh—comfort food in these times.


Ask the Dust Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060822552
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - February 7th, 2006

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A Promised Land: Deluxe Signed Edition Cover Image
$350.00
ISBN: 9780593239049
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crown - December 1st, 2020

THIS VERSION SEEMS TO BE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. IT IS EXTREMELY UNLIKELY WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COPIES IF ORDERED.