Thursday, November 26, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS: Art, etc.



Louise Bourgeois, La Sage Femme (Paperback) $29.95








Martin Ramirez: The Last Works (Hardcover) $39.95







Posada: Mexican Engraver (Paperback) $19.95





Posada: Illustrator Of Chapbooks (Hardcover) $19.95






Artwork Caught By The Tail: Francis Picabia and Dada $39.95





The Knave Of Hearts, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish (Hardcover) $30.00






Bohumil Hrabal, Pirouettes On A Postage Stamp (Hardcover) $20.00





Eye Mind: The Saga Of Roky Erickson (Paperback) $22.95





The Source: The Untold Story Of Father Yod, YaHoWa 13 and the Source Family

(Paperback w/CD) $24.95





Serge Gainsbourg, Evguenie Sokolov (Paperback) $17.00





Nouveau Realisme (Paperback) $35.00





Lisa Yuskavage: Small Paintings (Hardcover) $50.00






Little Nemo In The Palace Of Ice (Paperback) $14.95




These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Arrival: Philip K. Dick Pulp!



Philip K. Dick's "We Can Build You" is among his best. A depressed sadsack and his floundering electronics company construct a self-aware robotic Abraham Lincoln that can think, feel, and act independently: they basically invent the actual Lincoln. This issue of Amazing Stories (they claim to be the "World's Leading Science-Fiction Magazine" and there seems to be no reason to dispute it) contains the first of two parts of a story called "A. Lincoln, Simulacrum" that was apparently the early title of "We Can Build You." Also contains tales by Alexei Panshin, Raymond Gallun, and more. $9.95

Monday, November 23, 2009

FEATURED: Four by Peter Sis

The Three Golden Keys (Hardcover) $14.95



The Book Of Imaginary Beings (Paperback) 16.00




That Little Something, Charles Simic (Paperback) $13.95



The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Caldecott Honor Book) (Hardcover) $18.00



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

EVENTS: Friday.Dec. 4th: Daniel Nester Reading









Daniel Nester
reads from his new book
How To Be Inappropriate
at 7PM
at
Brickbat Books



In How to Be Inappropriate, Daniel Nester determines the boundary of acceptable behavior—mostly by disregarding it. As a here-to-cut-a-hipster-swathe-through-the-city man, he looks for love with a Williamsburg abstract painter who has had her feet licked for money. As a teacher, he tries out curse words with Chinese students in ESL classes. Along the way, Nester provides a short cultural history of mooning and attempts to cast a spell on a neighbor who fails to curb his dog. He befriends exiled video-game king Todd Rogers, and reimagines Terry Gross’s Fresh Air conversation with—and invents a robot version of—Kiss bassist Gene Simmons.


"Daniel Nester is a stone-cold genius.Clever, lyrical, inappropriate in all the right ways—I'd rather read him than just about anyone right now."—Darin Strauss, author of More Than It Hurts You



NEW ARRIVAL: Artist Music Journal, Vol 1, Edition 04: Hisham Akira Bharoocha



Artist Music Journal Volume 1
Edition 04
Artist: Hisham Bharoocha
$18.95








From Hisham: “This AMJ is a compilation made up of mostly collage work I have done over the years, as well as some of my installation drawings. This if the first book of my own so I am excited about it and hope you are as well. It was a simple process to create this book but I am glad to have it out in the world. It describes an era of development for me in my work. I hope to surpass this work by keeping on the creative path but it’s nice to have something to look back on. Art is for sharing not keeping to yourself. The more people your work can speak to the more powerful it becomes. Let it fall out of your hands and into the minds of others. You can’t own it, you can only create it.”

Hisham Akira Bharoocha is an artist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He concentrates on creating music, visual art, and photography.








This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

FEATURED:Visionary Super 8


Quite possibly the least visionary book ever written on Super 8 filmmaking, Jon R Hand's book might have the coolest book title ever, along with that post-postwar institutional design I can't get enough of: minimal font, stark black and white, and a plastic ring binder that manages to echo the film sprockets of the the strip of film running along the opposite side of the cover.
But my brain begins to sweat every time I contemplate Visionary Super 8. Is it just another outdated technical manual or is it truly visionary in some sort of double-negative kind of way?...heck if I know.

Visionary Super 8 by John Hand
Softbound, out of print
$45.00

Friday, November 13, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS: Children's Books

The Willoughbys, Lois Lowry


Cautionary Verses, Hilaire Belloc





Whereyouwantogoto, E. Nesbit


The Juniper Tree, and Other Tales From Grimm, Maurice Sendak



The Brownies Merry Adventures, Palmer Cox




Struwwelpeter, Heinrich Hoffmann


The Remembered Visit, Edward Gorey





The Red Balloon, A Lamorisse



Well Done Noddy! Enid Blyton



The Little Flower King, Kveta Pacovska


Little Blue and Little Yellow, Leo Lionni




A Hole Is To Dig, Ruth Krauss & Maurice Sendak





Bed Bed Bed, Marcel Dzama & They Might Be Giants




These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS: Classic Grove Press Editions


Ashes And Diamonds, George Andrzeyevski

Stand Up, Friend, With Me, Edward Field

The Voyeur, Alain Robbe-Grillet

The Softness on the Other Side of the Hole, Kenneth Davids

The Ticket That Exploded, William Burroughs

Tropic of Cancer (illustrated edition), Henry Miller


A Walker In The City, Alfred Kazin

Look Out Whitey!, Julius Lester

Sexus, Henry Miller

The Heart Of A Dog, Mikhail Bulgakov

Andorra, Max Frisch

Encyclopedia, Richard Horn

Evergreen Review No. 18

Evergreen Review

The Dead Lecturer, LeRoi Jones


The Adventures Of Jodelle, Bartier & Peelaert

The Motorcycle, Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues

Black Spring (1st PB edition), Henry Miller

Last Year At Marienbad, Alain Robbe-Grillet

La Maison de Rendez-vous, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Lily, Sandrine Forge

Three Plays, Eugene Ionesco

The Voyeur, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Tattoo the Wicked Cross, Floyd Salas

Numbers, John Rechy

The Pearl

The Nightclerk, Stephen Schneck

A Life In The Theater (1st Edition), David Mamet

Anthology of Japanese Literature


The Balcony, Jean Genet

The Golden City, Enver Carim

4x4

The Fatal Eggs, Mikhael Bulgakov

Evergreen Review No. 95

Events, Fred Baker

Memoir of an Erotic Bookseller, Armand Coppens

100 Selected Poems, e.e. cummings

City Of The Night, John Rechy

My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola

Call Me Brick, Munroe Howard

Watt, Samuel Beckett

Murphy, Samuel Beckett

Aubrey Beardsley, Under The Hill

Return To The Chateau, Pauline Reage

Stories And Texts For Nothing, Samuel Beckett





One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding, Robert Gover



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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215 592 1207

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