Monday, November 29, 2010

Out Of Print Tees

"Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Our shirts feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.

We work closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in our collections. Each shirt is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book.

In addition to spreading the joy of reading through our tees, we acknowledge that many parts of the world don't have access to books at all. We are working to change that. For each shirt we sell, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa."

(via Mr. Kurtis Kolt)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snowbound? Not Us!

Last night's big storm dumped a few inches here at Main Street and along West Broadway, but this morning the roads are plowed, the sidewalks are cleared, and we're here with the lights on, just waiting for you.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Davis' Flaubert

Is it too soon to start nominating best-of-the-year titles?  Lydia Davis' long awaited translation of Flaubert is out and it's a doozy.  I read it once on a recent flight to Los Angeles and once on the way back, undistracted by the snowcapped volcanoes and flake-blue lakes passing by below.  Davis' English sentences are flinty and precise.  Coupled with Flaubert's exemplary psychological realism -- every character in the book is broken differently, and every word they speak affirms it -- it's an unbeatable combination.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New @ PFB: Rushdie's Luka, NOMA, Jay-Z

Windy bright Tuesday morning new arrivals: Luka and the Fire of Life, Salman Rushdie's pseudo-sequel to Haroun and the Sea of Stories; Phaidon's humongous NOMA Cookbook (hyper-local Icelandic cuisine; hyper-abstract presentation); Jay-Z's oddball biography/lyrics collection, & etc.  Plus a great whack of long out-of-print H.R. Giger art books and catalogs.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

At Par

Lots of hue and cry in the media today re: Canadian-US$ exchange rates, big trouble ahead for Canadian retailers, "Black Christmas," lookout below, yadda yadda yadda.

99% of our new books and special orders are already cheaper than US cover price.  And will continue to be.

And when publishers extend extra discounts to us, or print one price on a book, and charge us a lower one, we'll pass our savings on to you.

Lots of new stuff in house over the last few days, too, including Stephen King's new collection of nasty, gloomy novellas (above), Paul Auster's latest novel, a new Thomas Bernhard collection, Lydia Davis' superb translation of Madame Bovary, & etc.  Plus about 500 new science fiction and fantasy paperbacks.