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Antal Szerb was an absolute gem
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Sunday, 2 August 2020 06:19 (five months ago) link
Maria Gabriel Llansol - The Geography of Rebels TrilogyPontoppidan - Lucky Per (this is an incredible find for 3 quid lol)Robert Musil - Posthumous Papers of a Living AuthorCiaran Carson - The Star FactoryJuan Jose Saer - La Grande (great to finally have my own copy of this masterpiece!)
― xyzzzz__, Sunday, 30 August 2020 13:29 (four months ago) link
In a fit of despair-induced shopping the other night, I utilized a tip from a friend an went on the very clunky Powell's Books website and found some gems for next to nothing, including:
Norma Cole- Do the Monkey <--- Cole has become one of my favorite poets and translators over the past year, she's incredible Bruce Andrews- Corona <--- signed copy, from an edition of 300, goes for 10-15 times what I paid for it elsewhereCarla Harryman & Lyn Hejinian- Wide Road <--- an experimental novella that I've never even *seen* a copy of, which goes for 10 times what I paid.
Basically, if you can deal with the clunkiness of it, it's worth checking out the Powell's site, as you can get some real deals. Why? Well, they stopped selling through both Abe and Amazon, so one of the only ways to get at their huge warehoused catalog of used books is by ordering through their website. Since the workers there don't give a shit about some of these names and don't know what they're shelving, there's a lot of great stuff that's extraordinarily cheap.
Those three books I mentioned? I could have easily paid $100-$150 bucks for them elsewhere....but I paid $21 including shipping.
― healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Sunday, 30 August 2020 17:42 (four months ago) link
from the last two months
ebooks, mostly kindle daily dealsTim Weiner - Legacy of AshesRick Perlstein - Before the StormSjowall & Wahloo - The Abominable ManVonnegut - Player PianoMark Dunn - Ella Minnow PeaEmma Viskic - Resurrection BayBetty Edwards - Drawing on the Right Side of the BrainGotham Writers' Workshop: Writing FictionLoren Eiseley - The Unexpected UniverseEl Sandifer - Tardis Eruditorum Volume 8 kickstarter/preorder
physical, from bookoutlet.comAngie Thomas - The Hate U GiveMargot Lee Shetterly - Hidden FiguresSjowall & Wahloo - The Locked RoomMasako Togawa - The Lady KillerHesse - SteppenwolfChia-Chia Lin - The Unpassing
local libraryJason Lutes - Berlin
― wasdnous (abanana), Friday, 18 September 2020 01:39 (three months ago) link
Hey book buyers, a few of us including JM and me have been doing this: can you fill in any of our Harvill Leopard gaps? https://300oddleopards.wordpress.comCurrent gaps / queries: 33, 76, 176, 196, 249, 284, 288, 289, 294, 298.
― Tim, Friday, 18 September 2020 06:53 (three months ago) link
1491 Charles C MannI think I bought the UK version from 2006 cos it was cheaper. Hope I'm not going to find out that the more recent US 2nd edition is heavily updated or anything.Couldn't see anything said anywhere.Anyway attempt to revise supposed understanding of the Americas before Columbus as not having civilisations across it. Showing instead that people were thriving and 1492 was a point of disruption not discovery.so 1491 or whatever it would be in the native calendar was just another year or at least one without a European influence. Book hasn't arrived yet so looking forward to reading it. Bought partially because I was looking for equivalents to the below for the Americas and Africa.
Dark Emu by Bruce PascoeIs a book that was recommended to me on a few webinars when I had mentioned native land stewardship after hearing presentations on Native American influence on their environment.Interesting overview of what a settled population of aborigines had cultivated in terms of agriculture and aquaculture . & what early European explorers actually saw in the 19th century before European influence erased large parts of it.Also what effect a mislabeling of aborigine culture has meant in terms of rights. A nomadic hunter gatherer society is still seen to have less right to traditional lands than a settled people so that is useful in a racist establishment's treatment of a displaced population.
― Stevolende, Friday, 18 September 2020 07:28 (three months ago) link
Who is JM?
― the pinefox, Sunday, 20 September 2020 11:11 (three months ago) link
I have bought, very cheap:
Diarmid Ferriter: A NATION NOT A RABBLEIan McEwan: ON CHESIL BEACHGail Honeyman: ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE
― the pinefox, Sunday, 20 September 2020 11:12 (three months ago) link
jM is me
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Sunday, 20 September 2020 11:45 (three months ago) link
So you and Tim H. have made that website that he linked to?
― the pinefox, Sunday, 20 September 2020 14:07 (three months ago) link
Tim did all the work, I just contributed some data.
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Monday, 21 September 2020 03:18 (three months ago) link
I am Damo Suzuki which was 1/2 price on Book Depository yesterday.I've been meaning to buy it since it came out.
― Stevolende, Friday, 9 October 2020 19:45 (three months ago) link
I did a curbside pickup of three used books from my local Friends of Library bookstore and I ordered a used book from a Goodwill in Colorado, via Amazon. All are paperbacks, hopefully in readable condition.
The Fish Can Sing, Halldor Laxness, $6.30.Living, Loving, Party Going, Henry Green, $3.Crampton Hodnet: A Novel, Barbara Pym, $2.Civil to Strangers, Barbara Pym (stories), $2.
― the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 16 October 2020 01:46 (three months ago) link
I heartily recommend bookfinder for all used book purchases.
Also, I might have mentioned it above, but there are loads of rare and inaccurately priced books in the Powell's warehouses, searching their site is clunky but one can find some deals.
― healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 16 October 2020 02:41 (three months ago) link
just for informational purposes, bookfinder.com is owned by Amazon.
― the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 16 October 2020 17:13 (three months ago) link
As is every single worthwhile used book emporium online.
― healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 16 October 2020 17:35 (three months ago) link
It's also one of the best ways to get money into the hands of small booksellers. If people don't want to use it because the site infrastructure is owned by Amazon, that's fine, but pretty shitty praxis
― healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 16 October 2020 17:36 (three months ago) link
when I can deal directly with a local used bookstore, that seems far preferable to using a service where Amazon gets a cut. when I can't deal direct, I am content to buy used from small bookshops nationwide through Amazon's online services.
― the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 16 October 2020 18:02 (three months ago) link
Oh, it's just that all the stores in Philly are shit, and so to get decent used books I need to go to a different state or order online. If you live in a place with a good used bookstore that's still open, more power to you.
If I lived in Northampton or New Haven, I'd be at Grey Matter every goddamn day.
― healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 16 October 2020 20:09 (three months ago) link
Just as a side note, are other country's Amazons, the US aside, as shitty as the Australian one? I rarely buy from them unless there's no other choice but they are also routinely more expensive than other online shops and books even from major publishers (Penguin Random House etc) are frequently "available in 1-2 months", which seems fairly much bullshit. Plus they had Prime Day and the "amazing deals" were things like infinitesimally cheaper Wordsworth Classics and $5 remaindered sticker books.
Bookfinder is also not great here, as it'll tell you a book will cost you, say $15 Australian and when you actually click through it's routinely several dollars more.
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 17 October 2020 06:13 (two months ago) link
Basically, how did this empire of crap deals and non-availability conquer the world.
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 17 October 2020 06:14 (two months ago) link
Acquisitions! Amazon purchased Abe in 2008, and the latter had purchased bookfinder a few years prior to that. Bookfinder does work well here in the states, not sure why it wouldn't work well elsewhere.
― healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Saturday, 17 October 2020 12:01 (two months ago) link
around a third of the internet runs on amazon web services. no ethical consumption under capitalism.
― wasdnous (abanana), Saturday, 17 October 2020 13:40 (two months ago) link
Do wish Book Depositary wasn't them.Cos it does seem to get most things reasonably cheaply and free p+p .So then could escape guilt of buying from Amazon, like.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 17 October 2020 13:44 (two months ago) link
But the point is that a lot of times on Bookfinder you're not actually buying from Amazon! You're buying from small booksellers and shops who lost through Abe, and who rely on that income to keep their businesses afloat. Of course it sucks, but if Abe and Bookfinder didn't exist, half the booksellers in the US would go out of business tomorrow.
― healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Saturday, 17 October 2020 16:33 (two months ago) link
G.K. Chesterton - The Best of Father BrownAdelbert Von Chamisso - Peter SchlemihlWilliam Shakespeare - HamletAnn Quin - The Unmapped CountryG.K. Chesterton - Robert BrowningJunichiro Tanizaki - The Makioka SistersThe Metaphysical Poems (selected and ed. Helen Gardner)
― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 17 October 2020 21:40 (two months ago) link
another bookoutlet haul. I'm on a 20th century history kick.
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War IIThe Enemy Within: The Secret War Against the MinersMidnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear DisasterHow Democracies Die
― wasdnous (abanana), Sunday, 18 October 2020 13:19 (two months ago) link
I dipped into my local Friends of Library charity used bookshop once again, mostly looking for innocuous, but acceptable, non-fiction distractions. I never have a sufficient supply of moderately interesting non-fic on hand. I came up with:
The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life, Alan de Queiroz, hardcover, $3.
Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics, George Johnson, harcover, ex-libris, $2.
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America, Michael Ruhlman, hardcover, $3.
The Doctor is Sick, Anthony Burgess, trade paperback, $2.
The Stories of Muriel Spark, hardcover, $2.
I also ordered through Amazon: Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Three Complete Novels of the Hainish Series in One Volume--Rocannon's World; Planet of Exile; City of Illusions, Ursula K. LeGuin, new trade paperback, $12.50.
― the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Monday, 26 October 2020 03:12 (two months ago) link
The World's War by David Olusoga turned up reduced in the main Easons in town a couple of days after I sawa webinar on colonial troops in the first world war . Assume it must just be coincidence cos webinar can't have been known about and book was 2014. Poppy day is November init.NOt got very far into it so far but looks like it should be interesting and have enjoyed other things by Olusoga.
Bop Apocalypse Martin TrogoffSeen this around for a while, wanted to grab something from the local 2nd hand/remainder bookshop before it closed down for lockdown.It's about drugs, beats and bebop so should be good.Read the introduction and possibly first chapter seems to start good anyway.
JOhn Keegan The American Civil Warwas 1Eur in a charity shop and I want to read a book on th ewar. This is by a military historian who is respected for other books he's written. haven't read it yet. hope its ok, may need to look at Shelby Foote or soemthing.
Gideon Rachman Zero Sum World.Overview of the last few years might be interesting another 1Euro book fro charity shop.
The Penguin Guide to 20th Century protestanthology of entries fro across the 20th century on the subject of protest
― Stevolende, Monday, 26 October 2020 13:15 (two months ago) link
don't look at Shelby Foote
― all cats are beautiful (silby), Friday, 6 November 2020 16:17 (two months ago) link
Foote's massive history is very good and comprehensive in terms of the factual narrative and it covers even the more obscure and remote battles in the west, but he very definitely was captured by the romantic mirage of 'the gallant South's glory and heroism in the face of long odds'. If you read him, you'll have to constantly filter out the rosy glow of admiration he casts over such reprobates as Nathan Bedford Forrest and Stonewall Jackson.
― the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 6 November 2020 16:52 (two months ago) link
right, probably not going to be looking at that in a while. Who's good then?I just remember him as being the guy behind the tv thing I watched a couple of decades ago.
Not sure how much detail I really want to know anyway. Would just like to know a bit more about it since its a war I've semi known about for years and i like the clothing from the time.
― Stevolende, Friday, 6 November 2020 17:02 (two months ago) link
Art the Ultimate Visual Guidecoffee table overview of Art over about a millenium. NOt sure how good it is as a canonical work but I think I might learn a thing or 2 fro it. I missed the same book in the same charity shop a couple of years ago cos I thought it would probably still be there if I went off to get cash to pay for it so had been hoping to get a copy ever since.NOw got it so I can like totallyu neglect it
Grim Humour HIghlights and Lowlights 1983-87anthology of a Herne Bay based fanzine fro the mid 80s that I knew some of the people involved in. I thought i was given a dedication to in the edition i had a copy of from the time, now not so sure.Anyway quite nice to have the collected editions
― Stevolende, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 12:59 (one month ago) link
who's good then? I've heard good things about James M. McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom, which is in the Oxford History of the United States series and won the Pulitzer--skimmed it at library and saw lots and lots of footnotes, so whatever he says, whatever his take or attitude, he's got plenty of back-up at least.From publisher's description:Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.
James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory.
The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict.
This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty. First published in '03, so affordable second-hand copies should be around.
― dow, Thursday, 3 December 2020 00:21 (one month ago) link
Glen Sweeneys AlchemiesBook on the Third Ear Band taht I grabbed from Reccommended.Having troble connecting with an account i had there f0or years.,But this looks good.
Meet Me in the BathroomBook on New York based music in the early 21st century. THought I'd grab it when I saw it.Think people were saying it was good when it came out.
― Stevolende, Friday, 11 December 2020 11:44 (one month ago) link
wow, gonna have to get a copy of the 3eb book if only for the accompanying cd of pre-macbeth tracks!
recently picked up 4 of the sjöwall/wahlöö martin beck novels + 9 x simenon green penguins
― no lime tangier, Friday, 11 December 2020 12:06 (one month ago) link
Hadn't heard of the Simenon (or any other) Green Penguins, what'd you get?
― dow, Saturday, 12 December 2020 02:01 (one month ago) link
all maigret's excepting the last:
m mystifiedmy friend mm meets a milordm at the cross roadsm in courtm's memoirsm & the burglar's wifeto any lengthsthe hatter's ghosts
a couple are the old school horizontal banded ones, the rest from the slighty more exciting early to mid sixties period, for example... i notice one even uses a chris marker photographic collage.
― no lime tangier, Saturday, 12 December 2020 04:46 (one month ago) link
Wowwww---did you make that image of so many covers? Amazing to magnify of course, but even not (would make a great book/album cover in itself). Being near-sided as hell, haven't quite made out all the author names yet; who else is here besides Simenon? And which one uses the Marker collage? Thanks!
― dow, Saturday, 12 December 2020 17:22 (one month ago) link
Or are they all Simenons? Can't quite see about ones w Death and etc. in titles.
― dow, Saturday, 12 December 2020 17:24 (one month ago) link
second imgage stolen from here & the marker cover
― no lime tangier, Saturday, 12 December 2020 22:52 (one month ago) link
image^ that is. also a little maigret/penguin history available here: https://www.trussel.com/maig/mackay.htm
― no lime tangier, Saturday, 12 December 2020 22:54 (one month ago) link
Thanks so much for all of that! Especially glad to see this from trussel:Penguin embarked in 2013 on 75 new translations. It is issuing all the Maigrets, after an opening flurry, at about one a month, in as good a match as can be made to the order in which they were first published. By late 2018, either in paperback B format or as e-books, Simenon’s sometimes obsessional English readers will at last be able to run through the whole of Maigret in one edition.
Meanwhile, we hope that this brief guide to the more complicated past of one of Penguin’s best bestsellers will help readers as well as collectors and conservators to find that elusive missing Maigret.
― dow, Sunday, 13 December 2020 00:38 (one month ago) link
There was a 'flash sale' at NYRB Publishing not long after Thanksgiving and I ordered four titles (getting 40% off, too). They arrived today:
Chess Story, Stefan Zweig, paperback, $8.97A Journey Round My Skull, Frigyes Karinthy, paperback, $10.77Hindoo Holiday, J.R. Ackerley paperback, $11.37The True Deceiver, Tove Jansson, paperback, $9.57
― Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:11 (one week ago) link
Everything I bought in 2020. Mostly ebooks and audiobooks on sale, but also a lot of remaindered books. Audiobooks labeled with (a). ! = I read it in 2020.
math/scienceNassim Nicholas Taleb - Fooled by RandomnessN*** S***** - The signal and the noiseLoren Eiseley - The Unexpected UniverseLE Fisher - The Night Country
politics/historyRandy Shilts - And the band played onJane Mayer - Dark MoneyKurt Andersen - Fantasyland: How America Went HaywireLeonard Zeskind - Blood and PoliticsSteven Levitsky - How Democracies DieDouglas A. Blackmon - Slavery by Another NameNancy MacLean - Democracy in ChainsAdam Higginbotham - Midnight in ChernobylSeumas Milne - The Enemy WithinGeorge Packer - The UnwindingJill Lepore - These Truths (a)!Hongoltz-Hetling - A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear (a)Richard J. Evans - Lying about HitlerRichard J. Evans - The Pursuit of PowerRick Perlstein - Before the StormTim Weiner - Legacy of Ashes
writing/author bioCaroline Fraser - Prairie FiresGotham Writers' Workshop - Writing FictionRobert Mckee - DialogueTerry Eagleton - Literary Theory: An IntroductionFrank Conroy - Stop-TimeWilliam Goldman - Adventures in the Screen Trade
other mediaTat Wood - About Time 8Nicholas Pegg - The Complete David Bowie!Richard Ayoade - Ayoade on Top (a)Joe Hagan - Sticky Fingers (a)Betty Edwards - Drawing on the Right side of the brain
miscJon Ronson - So you've been publicly shamed (a)John Rawles - A Theory of JusticeErrol Morris - The AshtrayMaria Tumarkin - Axiomatic
mystery and crimeMasako Togawa - The Master KeyBoileau - She who was no moreMartin Holmen - ClinchEmma Viskic - Resurrection BayMasako Togawa - The Lady KillerSjowall & Wahloo - The Abominable ManSjowall & Wahloo - The Locked RoomTana French - In the Woods!Helen Eustis - The Horizontal Man (a)Antal Szerb - The Pendragon Legend
sfVonnegut - Mother NightVonnegut - Player PianoYoko Ogawa - Memory PoliceJD Vinge - The Snow QueenMelissa Scott - 5/12ths of HeavenNina Allan - The RiftJoe Haldeman - Collected StoriesCharlie Jane Anders - The city in the middle of the nightCharles Stross - AccelerandoVarious - Big Book of Classic FantasyVarious - Big Book of Modern Fantasy
Martin Amis - MoneyScott Hawkins - The Library at Mount CharMiriam Toewes - Women TalkingJohn Updike - The Early StoriesAndrew Sean Greer - Less!Raphael Bob-Waksberg - Someone who will love you in all your damaged glory (a)Olga Tokarczuk - Drive your plow etc.Ishmael Reed - Mumbo JumboAndrei Bely - PetersburgMoshfegh - My year of rest and relaxationPatrick Suskind - PerfumeMalinda Lo - AdaptationMalinda Lo - Inheritance Mark Dunn - Ella Minnow PeaRebecca Makkai - The Great BelieversRaymond Carver - What we talk about when we talk about loveKatherine Anne Porter - Collected Stories and other writingsCormac Mccarthy - Blood MeridianHerbert Zbigniew - Collected Poems 1956-1998WG Sebald - Austerlitz!Saunders - The brief and frightening reign of philAngie Thomas - The hate u giveHesse - SteppenwolfChia-Chia Lin - The UnpassingRoddy Doyle - Paddy Clarke Ha Ha HaKim Thuy - Vi
comicsGG - I'm Not Here!Junji Ito - UzumakiSatoshi Kon - Opusvarious - Choke Gasp! Best of EC ComicsGuy Delisle - Hostage!Gene Luen Yang - American Born ChineseClowes - David Boringvarious - Graphic WitnessRichard McGuire - Here
― wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:46 (one week ago) link
Aimless, those four are all brilliant books
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Sunday, 3 January 2021 01:25 (one week ago) link
Chess Story would a good candidate for “best thing I’ve ever read” if saying such a thing were meaningful or true in any way
― is right unfortunately (silby), Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:06 (one week ago) link
i have the true deceiver and intend to read it again because i know i read it and liked it but as usual forgot everything about it. i will put the chess story on my list.
― superdeep borehole (harbl), Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:18 (one week ago) link
Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend by Scott Reynolds Nelson
not started it yet but looked like something I needed to grab.
wish I'd realised the same thing with a book on Tommy Johnson I saw. Not sure why I didn't get it anyway.If it's still around it may be quite a while before the shop reopens
Not sure what else I have grabbed recent;y a[art from a new edition of Ugly THings which will hopefully appear tomorrow. May have some more book stuff coming in the mail but delivery seemed to be a bit delayed over week after xmas.
― Stevolende, Sunday, 3 January 2021 10:21 (one week ago) link
if Xmas gifts count, which would be more acquired than purchased.I finally got a copy of Italianprog the encyclopaedia of Italian prog bands of the early 70s etc by Augusto Croce.Have wanted a copy for a while.So just came through the mail as a Xmas or birthday present yesterday.Looks interesting, haven't had a chance to give it a thorough look.One thing that I would think was an improvement would be a translation of the bandnames, don't think everybody interested in the music is going to be fluent in Italian. I know I'm not. did a year of it at University but that wasa while back.
Did just get a new Ugly Things too which seems to be as good as ever.
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 10:43 (one week ago) link