Books on the Park

9th Ave: Duggan McDonnell & David Talbot

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

 

Drinking the Devil's Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and Her Cocktails Cover Image
By Duggan McDonnell, Luke Abiol (Photographer)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452135250
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2015

During the 1870s and '80s, a single bar-filled block in San Francisco called the Devil's Acre threw what may have been the most enduring party the world has ever seen. Duggan McDonnell is in love with the city of his forefathers and its ever-flowing cocktails, and it shows in this history-packed drinking tour through one of the most beloved cities in the world.


The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062276162
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Published: Harper - October 13th, 2015

An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful--and secretive--colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers.


Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439108246
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Published: Free Press - March 5th, 2013

The critically acclaimed, San Francisco Chronicle bestseller--a gripping story of the strife and tragedy that led to San Francisco's ultimate rebirth and triumph.


9th Ave: Robert Triptow

This event will take place our our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

Robert Triptow will read from Class Photo, his new graphic novel published by Fantagraphics.

 

About Class Photo:

Class Photo Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781606998861
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - November 2nd, 2015

Robert Triptow stumbled across a real-life class photo of an anonymous 1937 public school under a pile of garbage and his imagination took off. Several years later, the result is the utterly charming, completely original graphic novella Class Photo. Using the photo as a springboard, each student's fictionalized life is depicted in one-page installments.


9th Ave: Brian Laidlaw and D.A. Powell

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

 

The Stuntman: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314642
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 14th, 2015

"THE EARTH BROKE OPEN CAUSE WE BROKE IT OPEN," blares the first line of this enrapturing debut collection mapping the myth of Narcissus and Echo and the Iron Range roots of Bob Dylan onto a world growing increasingly self-obsessed. Against the backdrop of the mining town of Hibbing, Minnesota, Brian Laidlaw examines the ways narcissism has flooded culture.


Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555976958
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 18th, 2014

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, now in paperback


9th Ave: Dav Pilkey

This event will be held at our 9th avenue location.

 

Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545504928
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 25th, 2015

George and Harold, and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have a good thing going. Two of them go to school, while the other two hide in the tree house and play video games all day -- then they switch But when their malicious gym teacher, Mr.


9th Ave: Hanya Yanagihara

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

Hanya Yanagihara joins us for a unique conversation about her sleeper hit, the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, A Little Life.

A Little Life Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385539258
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Published: Doubleday Books - March 10th, 2015

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE


The People in the Trees Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345803313
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Published: Anchor Books - May 6th, 2014

A Best Book of the Year
The Wall Street Journal * Publishers Weekly * Huffington Post * Cosmopolitan
A Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book


9th Ave: Andrew DeGraff's Plotted

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

Andrew DeGraff will talk about Plotted, his collection of literary maps.

 

A few maps from Plotted:

Plotted: A Literary Atlas Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781936976867
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Published: Pulp - October 20th, 2015

This incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps - all inspired by literary classics - offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Andrew DeGraff's stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes from The Odyssey, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Invisible Man, A Wrinkle in Time, Watership Down, A Christmas Carol, and more.


9th Ave: Michael McGregor on Robert Lax

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

Michael McGregor discusses his biography of the poet Robert Lax, Pure Act.

 

Praise for Pure Act:

Pure ACT: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax Cover Image
$81.00
ISBN: 9780823268016
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Published: Fordham University Press - September 22nd, 2015

Excellence in Publishing Award, Association of Catholic Publishers
Honorable Mention, Catholic Press Association Book Award
Finalist, Religion News Association Book Award
Finalist, Washington State Book Award


Poems (1962-1997) Cover Image
By Robert Lax, John Beer (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781933517766
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Published: Wave Books - November 5th, 2013

"One of the great original voices of our times--a pilgrim in search of beautiful innocence."--Jack Kerouac

"Robert Lax's poems prove] yet again that the gift to be simple is the gift to be free, that less is more, and that least may sometimes be most."--John Ashbery


A Hermit's Guide to Home Economics Cover Image
By Robert Lax, Paul Spaeth (Editor)
$10.95
ISBN: 9780811223294
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - April 7th, 2015

Robert Lax's Hermit's Guide to Home Economics combines three long poems the poet composed on the Island of Patmos, where he lived a life separated from the rest of the world in the natural setting of that desert isle. Lax writes humorously about his hermit life, as if he were King Solomon doing a stand-up routine.


9th Ave: Art of Rock

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

 Paul Grushkin will discuss the latest edition of his legendary poster collection, The Art of Rock (Abbeville Press).

 

 

The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780789212504
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Published: Abbeville Press - October 13th, 2015

The best-selling visual history of the rock concert poster, now available at an irresistible price


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