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  • The Whale

    In Search of the Giants of the Sea

    by Philip Hoare ...
    A travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the remarkable mammals that we long have been fascinated with, from Moby-Dick to Free Willy.From his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale, to his abiding love of Moby-Dick, to his adult encounters with the living animals in the Atlantic Ocean, the acclaimed writer Philip Hoare has been ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Lost Bookshop

    by Evie Woods ...
    The Echo of Old Books meets The Lost Apothecary in this evocative and charming novel full of mystery and secrets.‘The thing about books,’ she said ‘is that they help you to imagine a life bigger and better than you could ever dream of.’On a quiet street in Dublin, a lost bookshop is waiting to be found…For too long, Opaline, Martha and Henry have been the side characters in their own lives.But ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Labyrinths

    The classic by Latin America's finest writer of the twentieth century—a true literary sensation—with an introduction by cyber-author William Gibson.The groundbreaking trans-genre work of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) has been insinuating itself into the structure, stance, and very breath of world literature for well over half a century. Multi-layered, self-referential, elusive, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Beren And Lúthien

    Painstakingly restored from J.R.R. Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.The tale of Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Mythology

    Strange and Exciting Legends from around the World

    by Coby Evans ...
    A better deal could not be out there. This valuable box or combo contains six titles that are each targeted towards a different area of the world. Most are in Europe, and a couple of them beyond that continent.You will read about myths, deities, people being killed, people betraying each other, animals that can talk, supernatural powers that are exerted, and much, much more.Each of these books is ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Time, Unincorporated 1: The Doctor Who Fanzine Archives: (Vol. 1: Lance Parkin)

    by Lance Parkin ...
    In Time, Unincorporated, the best essays and commentary from a range of Doctor Who fanzines are collected and here made available to a wider audience. In spirit, this series picks up the torch from Virgin's Licence Denied collection (1997), concentrating some of the most delightful, insightful and strange writings on Doctor Who into a single source. Volume 1 of this series collects 15 years of ... Read more

    $4.95 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Traveller in Time

    The Critical Practice of Maureen Kincaid Speller

    MAUREEN KINCAID SPELLER [1959-1922] was a reviewer, critic and lifelong science fiction fan. Active in SF fandom from the early 1980s, Maureen started reviewing for the BSFA magazine Vector in 1986. She served on the jury of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, chaired the Tiptree Award and taught the SF Foundation Critical Masterclass in 2016. Her criticism has appeared in a wide variety of venues, and ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Creators of Batman

    Bob, Bill & The Dark Knight

    by Rik Worth ...
    In the early days 20th century the emerging medium of comics was beginning to grab the attention of children and adults alike. Then, in the 1930s, superheroes revolutionised the entire industry and culture as we know it. Gotham’s caped crusader, The Batman, swung into this pantheon of demi-gods in 1939 and secured his place as one of the world’s most beloved characters. But do know who created The ... Read more

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  • The Road Not Taken and other Selected Poems

    by Robert Frost ...
    Robert Frost is one of America's most beloved poets. He won four Pulitzer prizes for his poetry and was invited to read his poetry at John F. Kennedy's inauguration. His life was filled with personal tragedy which his poetry often reflected. Collected here are The Road Not Taken, The Death Of The Hired Man, The Mountain, Fire and Ice, The Generations Of Men, The Grindstone, The Witch of Coös, A ... Read more

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  • All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel​​​​​​​ by Anthony Doerr | Conversation Starters

    by dailyBooks ...
    All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr | Conversation StartersA Brief Look Inside:EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,and the characters and its world still live on.Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into the world that lives ... Read more

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  • The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

    From the award-winning author of A Raisin in the Sun, comes one of the most electrifying classic masterpieces of the American theater: an unforgettable portrait of a man struggling with his individual fate in an age of racial and social injustice."Rich and warm and funny... beautifully written.” —Los Angeles TimesThe Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, along with A Raisin in the Sun, are milestones. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Trouble with Being Born

    by E. M. Cioran ...
    Translated by Richard Howard ...
    In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth, "that laughable accident." In the lucid, aphoristic style that characterizes his work, Cioran writes of time and death, God and religion, suicide and ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die [volume 2]

    This 2nd volume of contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors' last names:Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a BoatJoyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManJoyce, James: UlyssesKingsley, Charles: The Water-BabiesKipling, Rudyard: KimLa Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of ClèvesLaclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous LiaisonsLawrence, D. H.: Sons and LoversLawrence, ... Read more

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  • The War Against Cliche

    Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

    by Martin Amis ...
    Series series Vintage International
    **NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection, Martin Amis, "one of the most gifted novelists of his generation” (TIME), takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and Penthouse Forum, William Burroughs and Hillary Clinton, and more."[Written] with intelligence and ardor and panache.... Speaks not just to a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Bookshop at 10 Curzon Street

    Letters Between Nancy Mitford and Heywood Hill 1952–73

    Edited by John Saumarez Smith ...
    Collected mid-twentieth–century correspondence between the author of The Pursuit of Love and her former employer, the celebrated London bookseller.Nancy Mitford was a brilliant personality, a remarkable novelist and a legendary letter writer. It is not widely known that she was also a bookseller. From 1942 to 1946 she worked in Heywood Hill’s famous shop in Curzon Street, and effectively ran it ... Read more

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  • Latin American Technopoetics

    Scientific Explorations in New Media

    Series series New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies
    Latin American Technopoetics: Scientific Explorations in New Media analyzes the ways in which poetry and multimedia installations by six prominent poets and artists engage, and in turn are engaged by, scientific discourses. In its innovative readings of contemporary digital media works, Latin American Technopoetics is the first book to investigate the powerful dialogue between recent techno ... Read more

    $54.99 USD

  • The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953, and the year after, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Ernest Hemingway in 1954. It was the last major work of fiction written by Hemingway that was published during his lifetime. One of his most famous works, this short novel is already a modern classic. It is the superbly told, tragic story of Santiago, an ... Read more

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  • Snape

    A Definitive Reading

    by Lorrie Kim ...
    "The Harry Potter series may be named after the Boy Who Lived, but if you want to know the story, keep your eyes fixed on Severus Snape. This hook-nosed, greasy-haired, grumpy character is one of J.K. Rowling’s enduring gifts to English literature. He’s the archetypal ill-tempered teacher: acerbic, yet horribly, deliciously funny. When he’s in a scene, you can’t take your eyes off him. Snape is ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida | Conversation Starters

    by dailyBooks ...
    The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida | Conversation Starters“To make myself understood, it’s like I have to speak in an unknown foreign language, every minute, every day,” Naoki Higashida explains. He honestly answers questions like: “Why do you repeat what others tell you? Why don’t you look at people’s eyes when you talk to them? Why are ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rhyme's Rooms

    The Architecture of Poetry

    **From the widely acclaimed poet, novelist, critic, and scholar, a lucid and edifying exploration of the building blocks of poetry and how they've been used over the centuries to assemble the most imperishable poems.“Anyone wanting to learn how to remodel, restore, or build a poem from the foundation up, will find this room-by-room guide on the architecture of poetry a warm companion.” —Tomás Q. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Poetry of Jack Kerouac

    Scattered Poems, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity, and Old Angel Midnight

    by Jack Kerouac ...
    From the iconic New York Times–bestselling author of On the Road: Three revolutionary collections of poetry in one volume.Rebelling against the dry rules and literary pretentiousness he perceived in early twentieth-century poetry, Jack Kerouac pioneered a poetic style informed by oral tradition and driven by concrete language with neither embellishment nor abstraction. In these three ... Read more

    $38.99 USD $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Charlotte Mew: and Her Friends

    Penelope Fitzgerald’s fascinating portrait of the tragic poet and her life at the heart of the Bloomsbury set.Thomas Hardy hailed her as ‘far and away the best living woman poet’; the formidable Charlotte Mew (1869–1928) was the writer of some of the best English poems of the twentieth century.In her private life, to all appearances, Mew was a dutiful daughter living at home with her elderly ... Read more

    $5.49 USD $3.49 USD

  • We Slaves of Suriname

    by Anton de Kom ...
    Translated by David McKay ...
    Anton de Kom’s We Slaves of Suriname is a literary masterpiece as well as a fierce indictment of racism and colonialism. In this classic book, published here in English for the first time, the Surinamese writer and resistance leader recounts the history of his homeland, from the first settlements by Europeans in search of gold through the era of the slave trade and the period of Dutch colonial ... Read more

    $18.00 USD

  • Salvage Work

    U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

    by Angela Naimou ...
    Salvage Work examines contemporary literary responses to the law’s construction of personhood in the Americas. Tracking the extraordinary afterlives of the legal slave personality from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first, Angela Naimou shows the legal slave to be a fractured but generative figure for contemporary legal personhood across categories of race, citizenship, gender, and labor. ... Read more

    $26.99 USD