Books on the Park

9th Ave: Christian Bök

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

 

 

Christian Bök will discuss The Xenotext, the first of three books chronicling his attempt to create an example of 'living poetry' by inserting a poem into the DNA of a living organism.

The Xenotext: Book 1 Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781552453216
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Published: Coach House Books - October 20th, 2015

"Many artists seek to attain immortality through their art, but few would expect their work to outlast the human race and live on for billions of years. As Canadian poet Christian B k has realized, it all comes down to the durability of your materials."--The Guardian


Eunoia: The Upgraded Edition Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781552452257
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Published: Coach House Books - August 1st, 2009

Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize (2002)

Stunning and masterful in its execution, Eunoia is a five-chapter book in which each chapter is a univocal lipogram.


Crystallography Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781552451199
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Coach House Press - April 20th, 2003

9th Ave: Rebecca Wolff & Martin Corless-Smith

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

 

 

 

One Morning? Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781940696133
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Published: Wave Books - September 1st, 2015

" Wolff's poems] are stylistic and tonal shapeshifters. Hip, contemplative, and dark and resistant to the hunky-dory, the New Agey, and the prescriptive, they're unnerving, funny, and occasionally subversive."--Bookforum


Bitter Green Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781934200988
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Published: Fence Books - December 1st, 2015

Martin Corless-Smith limns the lyric soul within limits of body, time, and interrelation. In this new work we find him losing and lost yet buoyant in visions of classicism and location.


9th Ave: David Thomson

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

 

 

Film critic David Thomson will discuss his new book, How to Watch a Movie.

 

 

How to Watch a Movie Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781101875391
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Published: Knopf - November 3rd, 2015

From one of the most admired critics of our time, brilliant insights into the act of watching movies and an enlightening discussion about how to derive more from any film experience.


The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Sixth Edition Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780375711848
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Published: Knopf - May 6th, 2014

With more than 100 new entries, from Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cary Joji Fukunaga to Joaquin Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska, and Robin Wright, and completely updated,  here from David Thomson—“The greatest living writer on the movies” (John Banville, New Statesman); “Our most argumentative and trustworthy historian of the screen” (Michael Ondaat


The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies Cover Image
$19.80
ISBN: 9780374534134
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 15th, 2013

The definitive story of the medium that defines our times

The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen as important as the images it carries.


9th Ave: Amy McCullough

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

 

 

Amy McCullough will regale us with stories from her adventures at sea, as told in The Box Wine Sailors.

 

The Box Wine Sailors: Misadventures of a Broke Young Couple at Sea Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781613733486
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Academy Chicago Publishers - November 1st, 2015

Amy and Jimmie were not sailors. Their experience included reading a few books, watching a couple of instructional videos, and sailing once a week for a year. They were land-lubberly, middle-class twentysomethings, audacious and in love. All they wanted was to be together and do something extraordinary.


9th Ave: Feminist Utopia Project

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

 

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The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558619005
Availability: Backordered--delivery time uncertain
Published: Feminist Press - October 13th, 2015

This "incredible addition to the feminist canon" brings together the most inspiring, creative, and courageous voices concerning modern women's issues (Jessica Valenti, editor of Yes Means Yes).


9th Ave: The Dogist

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

 

 

Elias Weiss Friedman, the photographer behind the insanely popular Instagram account The Dogist, will be here to talk about his book of the same name.

 

The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781579656713
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Published: Artisan - October 20th, 2015

New York Times bestseller

The Dogist is a beautiful, funny, and inspiring tribute to the beloved dogs in our lives. Every page presents dog portraits that command our attention.


9th Ave: Ian Svenonius

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

 

Censorship Now!! Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617754098
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Published: Akashic Books - November 3rd, 2015

"While putting a copy of this book on your nightstand would be a sign of good taste, who cares about good taste? Are you willing to be seen reading a book titled Censorship Now in public? If so, your skin might burn with funny glances from squares, scolds and looky-loos.


The Psychic Soviet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780965618397
Availability: Out of Print. Not available to order.
Published: Drag City - July 24th, 2006

An anthology of both new and previously published essays and articles from one of the mainstays of the Washington, DC underground rock-and-roll scene, The Psychic Soviet is the most complete collection of writings by Ian Svenonius.


Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781617751301
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Published: Akashic Books - January 1st, 2013

"Proscriptive how-to advice ranges over a wide number of subjects (e.g., sex, band photos, etc.) and can be seen both as skewering the cultural idolatry associated with rock and as genuine counsel.


9th Ave: Litquake presents Fiston Mwanza Mujila

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

 

 

Litquake presents Fiston Mwanza Mujila and translator Roland Glasser, who will discuss Tram 83.

 

Praise for Tram 83:

Tram 83 Cover Image
By Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Roland Glasser (Translator), Alain Mabanckou (Foreword by)
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781941920046
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - September 8th, 2015

"An exuberantly dark first novel." -- NPR's Fresh Air w/ Terry Gross

**Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize 2016**

**Winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Debut African Fiction**


9th Ave: Jason De Leon

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

 

 

Jason de Leon will discuss his new book, The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail.

 

The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (California Series in Public Anthropology #36) Cover Image
By Jason De Leon, Michael Wells (By (photographer))
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520282759
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Published: University of California Press - October 23rd, 2015

In this gripping and provocative “ethnography of death,” anthropologist and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time—the human consequences of US immigration and border policy. 
 
The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in


9th Ave: Mary Gaitskill

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

 

 

In her only California appearance, Mary Gaitskill will read from her new novel, The Mare.

 

 

The Mare Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307379740
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Published: Pantheon Books - November 3rd, 2015

Following her National Book Award-nominated Veronica, here is Mary Gaitskill's most poignant and powerful work yet--the story of a Dominican girl, the Anglo woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her.


Bad Behavior: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439148877
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 21st, 2009

A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill’s debut collection, Bad Behavior—powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation that is searching for human connection.


Veronica (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375727856
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Published: Vintage - July 18th, 2006

A finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, here is an evocative novel about female friendship in the glittering 1980s.


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