Friday, July 11, 2014

New Arrivals! Featuring Art Spiegelman, Hunter S. Thompson, and more!

Hey everyone! We have a few new quality books out on the shelves this weekend. Come check them out! As always, everything is far below half retail price.

Be a Nose! Sketchbooks by Art Spiegelman

We're very excited to offer this package of 3 sketchbooks by Art Spiegelman, a personal friend of the store. In fact, Jim himself even cameos in one of the sketchbooks!

OUR PRICE: $10.75
Retail Price: $29

Description:
Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus, creator of Wacky Packs and the Garbage Pail Kids, and father of the modern graphic novel (though he’s still demanding a blood test), presents this warts-and-all reproduction of his private sketchbooks — and the results are as candid, sharp, and funny as the relentlessly innovative man behind them. Be a Nose! is a rare glimpse into the secret scribblings of an American original.

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson


OUR PRICE: $6.50
Hardcover Retail Price: $32.50

Description:
From the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist’s finest work from Rolling Stone. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home.

“Buy the ticket, take the ride,” was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist’s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles—and a wealth of never- before-seen correspondence and internal memos from Hunter’s storied tenure at Rolling Stone—that begin with Thompson’s infamous run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Party ticket in 1970 and end with his final piece on the Bush-Kerry showdown of 2004. In between is Thompson’s remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The definitive volume of Hunter S. Thompson’s work published in the magazine, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, presenting Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.

Haunted Greenwich Village: Bohemian Banshees, Spooky Sites, and Gonzo Ghost Walks by Tom Ogden

OUR PRICE: $5.50
Retail Price: $14.95

Description:
Tales of ghostly goings-on and otherworldly encounters in Greenwich Village

Among New York City’s many treasures is Greenwich Village, a bohemian area filled with creativity and rebellion. Haunted Greenwich Village—a collection of stories of ghosts, mysteries, and paranormal happenings in Greenwich Village—will leave readers delightfully frightened. Meet a colorful cast of spirits and spectres, visit haunted hotels and houses, and experience the eerie and supernatural. Many of the locations are accessible to the public—and some are even open for overnight stays for the truly daring—including:

Washington Square: This upper-class neighborhood is haunted bycelebrity apparitions, the spirits of those buried there, the ghosts of those executed at Hangman’s Elm—and even a phantom dog.

Third Street: The spirit that haunts a block here sometimes parks his horse and carriage directly in front of NYU’s D’Agostino Residence Hall. This famous early American politician and his daughter, who disappeared at sea, have even disrupted a restaurant about four blocks away in the West Village.

Voices of Time: A Life in Stories by Eduardo Galeano


OUR PRICE: $4.50
Retail Price: $25

Description:
In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his bestselling Memory of Fire trilogy—brief fragments that build steadily into an organic whole—Galeano offers a rich, wry history that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely political.

That's all for now! Come visit us, and check back for more in the future!

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