Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nomados Book Launch Tonight @ Main Street

Please join Nomados Literary Publishers as we launch four new books: Sonnets : Louise LabĂ© by Edward Byrne; Lever by Stephen Collis; Twenty Objects for  the New World by Alex Leslie; and that stays news by Nikki Reimer. Readings by the authors and a mystery guest.

Saturday November 19 at Pulpfiction Books 2422 Main, 7-9 pm. Light  refreshments. FREE.

Associated with the Kootenay School of Writing, Edward Byrne is the author  of Aporia and Beautiful Lies. He is also the co-editor of The Recovery of  the Public World: Essays on Poetics in Honour of Robin Blaser.

Stephen Collis' most recent book of poetry, On the Material, won the 2011 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. He is currently writing a book about change.

Alex Leslie's collection of short stories People Who Disappear will be  published by Freehand Books in April. Winner of a CBC Literary Award and a  Gold National Magazine Award, she has published in literary journals throughout Canada.

Nikki Reimer's book [sic] was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert award. Her  chapbooks include haute action material and fist things first, and her work has appeared in The Capilano Review, Dandelion, Poetry is Dead, West Coast Line, Matrix, PRISM, and other magazines. She is currently Managing Editor
of EVENT magazine.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

CJB's Top 10 Ever Fiction List

A client requests, and I warily supply, a list of my all-time top ten favorite novels.  Your mileage may vary.

1.  Paul Bowles, Let It Come Down (1952)

2.  Don Carpenter, Hard Rain Falling (1966)

3.  M. John Harrison, Light (2001)

4.  Russell Hoban, Turtle Diary (1975)

5. Denis Johnson, Fiskadoro (1985)

6. Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, tr. Lydia Davis (1857 / 2011)

7. Cormac McCarthy, Suttree (1979)

8.  Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (1877 / 2000)

9. Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (1962) or A Scanner Darkly (1977)

10. Pete Dexter, God's Pocket (1983)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Breaking News: Free Delivery; Extra Savings

Most paid-in-advance special orders from us are now 30% off Canadian cover price.  Ever feel like you had to buy something on-line, or from a corporate giant, because you suspected that buying local & independent was going to cost you more? That's a choice you no longer have to make.

What's more, if you order $100 or more of books from us at once, we'll deliver your books to your home or office, anywhere in the city of Vancouver, at no additional charge.

Q:  How do you guys make any money at this?

A:  By selling lots and lots of books, and by receiving an extra bit of margin from our favorite suppliers, based on the steadily increasing volume of our orders.

Q:  Phone orders?

A:  You bet.  Visa, MC, AmEx.  Or our wireless debit machine at your door, just like the pizza guy.

Q:  Can my friend in Nigeria order 500 copies of the new Steve Jobs bio?

A:  No.