Saturday, September 28, 2013

Featured: Two Books




 G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday
Paperback
Cover by Milton Glaser




The Stuffed Owl (An Anthology Of Bad Verse)
Wyndham Lewis & Charles Lee, editors
Paperback
Cover by Lathey




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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday
 
 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Featured: Momo




Michael Ende, Momo
Illustrated by Marcel Dzama
Hardcover

The Neverending Story is Michael Ende’s best-known book, but Momo, published six years earlier, is the all-ages fantasy novel that first won him wide acclaim.
After the sweet-talking gray men come to town, life becomes terminally efficient. Can Momo, a young orphan girl blessed with the gift of listening, vanquish the ashen-faced time thieves before joy vanishes forever?
With gorgeous new drawings by Marcel Dzama and a new translation from the German by Lucas Zwirner, this all-new 40th anniversary edition celebrates the book’s first U.S. publication in over 25 years.




Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Featured: Book of the Week




Francis Carco, Frenzy
Paperback (out of print)

French Surrealist Carco wrote a handful of noir novels back in the twenties. They were all blacker than black, full of pimps, incest, and characters trapped in horribly appalling death dances. Imagine Boris Vian without the satirical element. Or a kinky David Goodis. 
Perversity is the only one still in print (barely) in the the U.S. Berkley published an English language translation of Frenzy back in 1960, but it's been out of print for over fifty years.




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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Event: Closed For the Day!




Brickbat will be closed, Wednesday, September 18th. We will reopen Thursday at 11am.
See you then!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Event: General Idea #12: Joe Hall, Stephanie Barber & Scott Garson




Saturday, September 28 at 7PM 
at 
Brickbat Books:

General Idea #12:

Joe Hall
Stephanie Barber
Scott Garson

Come to hear Joe Hall, Stephanie Barber and Scott Garson read from their new books!

Stephanie Barber is a writer and artist living in Baltimore, MD. Her chapbook poems was published by Bronze Skull Press in 2006 and her book these here separated… was reprinted in 2010 by Publishing Genius Press who have also just published her recent book Night Moves. Her videos are distributed by Video Data Bank and her films are distributed by Canyon Cinema and Fandor.com. More can be learned at her website http://www.stephaniebarber.com/

Joe Hall is the author of The Devotional Poems (Black Ocean 2013), Pigafetta Is My Wife, and, with Chad Hardy, The Container Store Vols. I &II. His poems, fiction, book reviews, and essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Octopus, Puerto Del Sol, HTMLGiant, The Colorado Review, and elsewhere. He lives with the poet Cheryl Quimba in Buffalo, NY.

Scott Garson
is the author of IS THAT YOU, JOHN WAYNE?--a collection of stories--and AMERICAN GYMNOPEDIES, a book of microfictions. His fiction has won awards from Playboy, The Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation and Dzanc Books, and he has work in or coming from Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, Hobart, Conjunctions, New York Tyrant and others. He edits the Pushcart-Prize-winning journal of very short fiction, Wigleaf.

http://generalideajoint.blogspot.com/
 



 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Event: Doogie Horner's 100 Ghosts





Friday, Sept. 13th, 7PM
at Brickbat:
Doogie Horner's 
100 Ghosts 
Book Signing & Slide Presentation

 Cut two eyeholes into a bedsheet and BOO! You’ve got yourself a classic Halloween icon. But what happens if you tie the bedsheet in knots? What happens when you set it on fire, hang it from a clothesline, or put a llama underneath it? 100 Ghosts is a brilliantly simple artistic exploration of an icon as familiar as a grinning jack-o-lantern or an arched black cat. It’s a delightful gift for adults, kids, and anyone who enjoys spooky design.

Doogie Horner is a writer, designer, and stand-up comedian. He is the author of Everything Explained Through Flowcharts (Harper Collins, 2010). His writings and illustrations have been featured in McSweeney’s, Boing Boing, Wired, Fast Company, and other publications. He lives in Philadelphia. You can visit him online at doogiehorner.com.






Monday, September 2, 2013

New Arrival: Roadside Picnic




Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic
Paperback

"Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products. But when he and his friend Kirill go into the Zone together to pick up a “full empty,” something goes wrong. And the news he gets from his girlfriend upon his return makes it inevitable that he’ll keep going back to the Zone, again and again, until he finds the answer to all his problems.
 
First published in 1972, Roadside Picnic is still widely regarded as one of the greatest science fiction novels, despite the fact that it has been out of print in the United States for almost thirty years. This authoritative new translation corrects many errors and omissions and has been supplemented with a foreword by Ursula K. Le Guin and a new afterword by Boris Strugatsky explaining the strange history of the novel’s publication in Russia."



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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday 


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Featured: Two Classic Covers




Barrows Dunham, The Artist In Society
Paperback
(out of print)





Leo Szilard, The Voice Of The Dolphins
Paperback
(out of print)



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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday