Friday, December 31, 2010

My odds and ends for 2010

The last few weeks have been very busy and that's been fun and fulfilling and a little helter-skelter. So something had to fall of my to-do list and it was finishing these lists. I will end the year with one and finish with a history list from Tom and some kids lists from Dara--our kids buyer extraordinaire.

The quirks and oddballs list

"The Native Trees of Canada" by Leanne Shapton(Drawn and Quarterly)
"Infinite City" by Rebecca Solnit(University of California Press)
"Aaaaw to Zzzzzd: The Words of Birds" by John Bevis(MIT Press)
"One Hundred Portraits" by Barry Moser(David R. Godine Publisher)
"The Man Who Loved Books Too Much" by Allison Hoover Bartlett(Riverhead Books)
"FreeDarko Presents the Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History"(Bloomsbury)
"X'ed Out" by Charles Burns(Pantheon)
"The Atlas of Remote Islands" by Judith Schalansky(Penguin)
"The Book of 'Unnecessary' Quotation Marks" by Bethany Keeley(Chronicle Books)
"Moby Dick" by Jens Hoffmann(Cca Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts)

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of this kind of stuff. Visually attractive, smart and outside the main scope of what sells.

As I get set to close the store in about half an hour and close the books on another year of adventure in books for us, it's only fair to say thank you. Thank you to those of you who are customers and help support us. Thanks to the publishing folk who sell us and educate us about books. There are no finer people to fight the good fight with. And to those of you who are friends of the store or who check out the blog we appreciate that interest as well.

See you in 2011.


  1. i loved that allison hoover book, too.

  2. love the lists.

    check out the moby dick marathon:

    happy new year!