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 (Photographs by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452135250
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
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
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780062276162
Availability: Hard to Find. Not available to order.
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
$18.00
ISBN: 9781439108246
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
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.

Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher


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
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781606998861
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Fantagraphics - November 2nd, 2015

In this book, a cartoonist uses a 1937 found photo to create a fictional graphic novella about each student in the class.


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
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
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: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555976958
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
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 (Captain Underpants #12) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545504928
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 25th, 2015

Laugh out loud with Captain Underpants, the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Dog Man!


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: A Novel Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780385539258
Availability: Backordered--delivery time uncertain
Published: Doubleday - March 10th, 2015

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE


The People in the Trees Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345803313
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Anchor - May 6th, 2014

A powerful work of visionary literary fiction from the bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize and National Book Award–nominated modern classic, A Little Life.


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
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Pulp/Zest Books - 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.


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 (Catholic Practice in North America) Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780823268016
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Fordham University Press - September 22nd, 2015

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


Poems (1962-1997) Cover Image
By Robert Lax, John Beer (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781933517766
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
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 (New Directions Poetry Pamphlets) Cover Image
By Robert Lax, Paul Spaeth (Editor)
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780811223294
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: New Directions - April 7th, 2015

Three medium-length poems by America's forgotten hermit poet and master of concrete minimalism.


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
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Abbeville Press - October 13th, 2015

Electric, outrageous, erotic, rebellious--rock concert posters are the visual equivalent of the music they advertise. The Art of Rock traces the history of this energizing art form from the bold letterpress posters advertising Elvis's early shows, through the multicolored fantasies of the psychedelic era, to the avant-garde collages of new wave and punk.


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