Books on the Park

9th Ave: State Bird Provisions Happy Hour

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

 

 

State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607748441
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 24th, 2017

Finalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards for "Restaurant and Professional" category

The debut cookbook from one of the country's most celebrated and pioneering restaurants, Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions in San Francisco.


9th Ave: Jenny Sampson

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

 

 

Skaters: Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders Cover Image
By Jenny Sampson (Photographer)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781942084419
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Published: Daylight Books - October 17th, 2017

The portraits in Skaters compel the subject, the photographer, and the viewer to slow down. These images, created with wet plate collodion, offer an honest glimpse into the skateboarders' core being: pensive, tough, playful, anxious, distracted, and innocent.


9th Ave: Madame Nielsen and Scott Esposito

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

 

 

Madame Nielsen discusses their new novel, The Endless Summer with Scott Esposito. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation.

The Endless Summer (Danish Women Writers) Cover Image
By Madame Nielsen, Gaye Kynoch (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781940953694
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Open Letter - February 13th, 2018

"The Endless Summer by Madame Nielsen is my literary discovery of the year." --Sjon


9th Ave: Charif Shanahan and Sam Sax

This event wil be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

  

 

Charif Shanahan and Sam Sax read from their latest poetry collections.

Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780809335770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Southern Illinois University Press - January 20th, 2017

Finalist, Lambda Literary Prize in Gay Poetry


Madness (National Poetry) Cover Image
By Sam Sax
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143131700
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Published: Penguin Books - September 12th, 2017

An "astounding" (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems - Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition


9th Ave: Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown

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Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown discuss their latest collaboration, The Goldfish Ghost.

 

Goldfish Ghost Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725072
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 2nd, 2017

Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy's room. The boy's room was pleasant and familiar, but Goldfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find a friend.

He floats over the neighborhood, past the pier, and let the breeze carry him into town where he discovers that not many people pay attention to goldfish ghosts.


A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780064407663
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Published: HarperCollins - August 25th, 1999

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.


The Dark Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316187480
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

Laszlo is afraid of the dark.

The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.

This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.

With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.



By Lemony Snicket, Seth (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316335478
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 17th, 2014

Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.


29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781938073786
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.
Published: McSweeney's - February 11th, 2014

We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. We stay up late every night wondering what sort of eerie secrets it contains. Why are there three Styrofoam heads in the windows? Who is the owner? Is it really closed on weekends?


The Airport Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720916
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 10th, 2016

Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.


9th Ave: Dominique Fabre

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The Waitress Was New Cover Image
By Dominique Fabre, Jordan Stump (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780977857692
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Archipelago Books - January 21st, 2008

Pierre is a veteran bartender in a caf in the outskirts of Paris. He observes his customers as they come and go - the young man who drinks beer as he reads Primo Levi, the fellow who from time to time strips down and plunges into the nearby Seine, the few regulars who eat and drink there on credit - sizing them up with great accuracy and empathy.


Guys Like Me Cover Image
By Dominique Fabre, Howard Curtis (Translator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781939931153
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Published: New Vessel Press - February 24th, 2015

"Fabre's unexpectedly touching novel has a laugh of its own behind its low-key, smoothly translated narrative voice ... The city it evokes isn't the Paris of tourists but of local people."--The New York Times


9th Ave: Yasha Levine

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

 

 

Yasha Levine discusses his new book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.

 

Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610398022
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: PublicAffairs - February 6th, 2018

The internet is the most effective weapon the government has ever built.
In this fascinating book, investigative reporter Yasha Levine uncovers the secret origins of the internet, tracing it back to a Pentagon counterinsurgency surveillance project.


9th Ave: Sloane Crosley and Daniel Mallory Ortberg

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

 

 

Sloane Crosley discusses her new book, Look Alive Out There with Daniel Mallory Ortberg.

 

Praise for Sloane Crosley

Look Alive Out There: Essays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374279844
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Published: MCD/Farrar Straus and Giroux - April 3rd, 2018

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Buzzfeed, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Millions, InStyle, Bustle, BookRiot, and Southern Living

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays


The Clasp Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250097217
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Published: Picador USA - June 7th, 2016

National Bestseller

"Endlessly entertaining." --Time

Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited at the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive absorbed in their own lives, but soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel.


How Did You Get This Number Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594485190
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2011

The hilarious New York Times bestselling literary essay collection from Sloane Crosley, the author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake and The Clasp.


I Was Told There'd Be Cake Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483066
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 1st, 2008

Hailed by David Sedaris as "perfectly, relentlessly funny" and by Colson Whitehead as "sardonic without being cruel, tender without being sentimental," from the author of the new collection Look Alive Out There.

Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory.


The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250113429
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Published: Holt Paperbacks/Henry Holt and Company - March 13th, 2018

From Mallory Ortberg comes a collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Adapted from the beloved "Children's Stories Made Horrific" series, "The Merry Spinster" takes up the trademark wit that endeared Ortberg to readers of both The Toast and the best-selling debut Texts From Jane Eyre.


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Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781627791830
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - November 4th, 2014


Hilariously imagined text conversations--the passive aggressive, the clever, and the strange--from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O'Hara to Jessica Wakefield


9th Ave: Anne Raeff Book Launch

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

 

Anne Raeff in conversation with Lori Ostlund about the release of her new novel, Winter Kept Us Warm.

 

About Winter Kept Us Warm

Winter Kept Us Warm Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619028173
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 13th, 2018

"Richly depicting emotional interiority of its characters, Raeff's novel reveals how the devastating effects of war and hidden secrets can impact lives across decades." --Publishers Weekly


The Jungle Around Us: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction #17) Cover Image
By Anne Raeff, Nancy Zafris (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820349893
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Published: University of Georgia Press - October 1st, 2016

"You'll see how beautiful it is in the morning--jungle all around us," says one of the characters in Anne Raeff's story collection, referring to the way that the jungle that threatens can also provide solace. The jungle in these stories is both metaphorical and real, taking the reader from war-torn Europe to Bolivia and from suburban New Jersey to Vietnam.


9th Ave: Happy Hour with Chris Cosentino

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

 

 

Offal Good: Cooking from the Heart, with Guts Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780770435127
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - August 29th, 2017

The off cuts, the odd bits, the variety meats, the fifth quarter--it seems that offal is always hidden, given a soft-pedaled name, and left for someone else to eat. But it wasn't always this way, and it certainly shouldn't be.


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