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Old 04-15-2006, 01:09 AM
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recent book purchases/ books read in2006

went to moe's in berkeley, serendipity in berkeley, black oak - north beach, city lights - north beach, cod's - berkeley, friends of the berkeley public library bookstore - berkeley, green apple - san francisco..i think that is it...

the haul:

Saroyan, William - Obituaries - hc, 2nd, creative arts book company, berkeley - 1979 - $3.00! - used

Saroyan, William - The William Saroyan Collection at Stanford - wrappers, 1st (1,000 copies printed)- stanford university press - 1997 - $8.00 - copies of personal letters to other writers (hemingway, tennessee williams, mencken, etc...) from saroyan - on the anniversary of the gift of the william saroyan papers to stanford. - used

Gifford, Barry and Lee, Lawrence - saroyan - a biography - $15.95 - new

Lasswell, Mary - tio pepe - 1st ed. riverside press - 1963 hc, dj torn - $2.00! - used

Fante, John - dreams from bunker hill - ecco press - 1st ecco ed. 2002 - $15.00 - new

Fante, John - the road to los angeles - ecco press - 1st ecco ed. 2002 - $14.00 - new

Fante, John - wait until spring, bandini - black sparrow press - 1983 - $15.00 - used

Fante, John - wait until spring, bandini (2nd copy)- black sparrow press - 1989 - $9.60 - used

Prince-Hughes, Dawn (editor) - aquamarine blue - personal stories of college students with autism - $9.00 - new

Sylvester, David - interviews with american artists - hc, $9.98 - new

Houellebecq, Michel - the possibility of an island - hc, 1st british ed. $15.00 - new

Houellebecq, Michel - atomised - british ed. - $7.50 - used

O'Brian, John (editor) - clement greenberg - the collected essays and criticism - modernism with a vengeance, 1957-1969, vol. 4 - $21.00 - new

Rothenberg, David - why do birds sing - a journey into the mystery of bird song - with cd - $19.95 - new

Small, Kate - the gap in the letter c - eleven stories by kate small - $4.00 used - got this because she went to school with me and i really liked/like her writing...

Farber, Adelke and Mazlish, Elaine - how to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk - $.50 - used

Eggers, Dave - you shall know our velocity - hc - mcsweeny's press 2002 - signed - $12.00 - used

Mathews, Harry - singular pleasures - hc, illustrations by francesco clemente - 1st trade ed. 1993 dalkey archive press - $12.00 - used

Mathews, Harry - immeasurable distances - hc, lapis press 1991 - $12.00 - used

Mathews, Harry - my life in c.i.a. - dalkey archive 1st ed. 2005 - $2.00 - used

Greenaway, Peter - the falls - $7.50 - used

Haskell, John - i am not jackson pollock - hc - $3.49 - used

Milne, H.H. - pooh and christopher - oversized children's book - $3.98 - new

Pollack, Neal - the neal pollack anthology of american literature - $1.49 - used

Laz, Eric - woody allen - a biography - hc, 1st ed. 1991 - $.50! - used

Allen, Woody - hannah and her sisters - screenplay - $2.00 - used

ZYZZYVA - vol. 1 no. 3 - $.50

ZYZZYVA - Vol. 2 No. 2 - $.50

Bettelheim, Bruno - recollections and reflections - hc, 1990 - $2.00 - used

Messerli, Douglas - first words - green integer # 147 - $10.95 - new

Bellevue Literary Review - Vol6. No. 1 $7.00 - new

Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei and Kim, Myung-Mi - Beauty / Cosmography - minnesota center for book arts - letterpress edition - 1996 with inlaid handmade paper - # 78 out of 100 - signed by both authors - $20.00!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-15-2006, 06:44 PM
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randy grannies vol. 5 - pepperoni nipples and the men who love them
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Old 04-15-2006, 06:53 PM
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Got Jason Shiga's new 500 page comic at APE last weekend. Might have been the only comic I actually bought all weekend.

Got a page from Be A Man from Jeffrey Brown, but that shit's going on the wall. It's going to make me smile everyday.
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Old 04-15-2006, 06:55 PM
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very impressive haul babe. i books too.

i dont get the chance to go to those kinds of 2nd hand/rare books hideyways so much tho. but when i do i love it. i always come home with great finds too. a couple years ago at some university charity thing i bought about 3 or 4 Harpers Bazaars from the early 90s for like 50c each - all with classic Peter Lindbergh editorials in them. which previously i'd only seen on the internet u know. then i finally got to see them in the actual publication. they were all in pretty good condition too.

oh and one time at my local library years ago, at their annual throwout sale, i got this book called Surviving to 3000, An introduction to the study of lethal conflict. hardcover and all. its a really amazing book.
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Old 04-16-2006, 04:08 AM
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A few titles I scored from Penguin Books: Great Ideas Series

Seneca - On the Shortness of Life
Michel de Montaigne - On Friendship
Arthur Schopenhauer - On the Suffering of the World
Sigmund Freud - Civilization and It's Discontents
Cicero - An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom
Thorstein Veblen - Conspicuous Consumption
Voltaire - Miracles and Idolatry

Lovely little pocketbooks.
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:50 PM
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Art books:
Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint 9
Published in Japan

Christopher Doyle: Not Such a Bad Thing

Used fiction (nothing valuable):
Samuel Delaney: The Fall of The Towers; Dhalgren

Andre Gide: Strait is the Gate

John Barth's Lost in the Funhouse; The End of the Road

Patrick McGrath: Port Mungo

David Foster Wallace: The Broom of the System

Donald Barthelme: 60 Stories
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Got Jason Shiga's new 500 page comic at APE last weekend. Might have been the only comic I actually bought all weekend.


Yeah I spent $47 in Shiga comics at APE. All of them were the classic Shiga Choose Your Own Adventure/comic book style. How does he write that stuff? It's gotta take alot of time to plan them out.
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:29 AM
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recent aquisitions:

Book One - Chip Kidd

How to be a graphic designer, without losing your soul - Adrian Shaughnessy

1000 bags, tags & labels

Marks of Excellence - Per Mollerup

Type & typography - Phil Baines & Andrew Haslam

The golden age of DC comics, 365 days - Les Daniels

Lunchbox - Jack Mingo
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secondhand: children of dune_frank herbert
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I just picked up a used copy of dune messiah for .50
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dune is teh best
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:16 PM
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On Stone: The Art and Use of Typography on the Personal Computer. Sumner Stone

David Kindersley: His Works and Workshop. Montague Shaw

A History of Graphic Design. Signed Philip B. Meggs

On Language. George Bernard Shaw

Alphabets and Reading: The Initial Teaching Alphabet. Signed Sir James Pitman
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not really purchases per se, though they were....i guess....bought *for* me.
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i think the doyle book's staying sealed. i don't want to rip open the pages
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Picked up this gem over the weekend for a buck!



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