Literary

Blurb Your Enthusiasm: An A-Z of Literary Persuasion By Louise Willder Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780861542178
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Published: Oneworld Publications - October 11th, 2022

At last--a book for people who love not only reading books, but reading books about books! Louise Wilder has been a copywriter for 25 years and she knows book blurbs. This tome is a love letter to words and books and the art of playing with them. A delight!

- Amy


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Joan Didion: What She Means By Joan Didion, Hilton Als (Editor), Connie Butler (Editor) Cover Image
By Joan Didion, Hilton Als (Editor), Connie Butler (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781636810577
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Published: Delmonico Books - November 8th, 2022

Hilton Als curates a collection that explores Didion’s work and life in a chronological arrangement. This collection includes more than 50 artists whose works vary in different mediums. Also featured are three previously uncollected texts by Didion. A wonderful gift for Joan Didon fans.

- Ülrika


Metamorphoses (A Penguin Classics Hardcover) By Ovid, Stephanie McCarter (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ovid, Stephanie McCarter (Translated by)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780525505990
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 8th, 2022

A brand new, glorious translation of this classic of Roman mythology and poetry. These tales of transformations in the chaotic lives of humans and gods is an essential work of Western literature, just as important as anything by Homer or Hesiod (and also a lot more fun!).

- Keaton


Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years By Joy Harjo, Sandra Cisneros (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Joy Harjo, Sandra Cisneros (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781324036487
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2022

In her latest collection, Harjo takes the reader on a journey through ancestral and indigenous histories, launching us downriver into a world of rich myths, anecdotes, and vividly descriptive language. This book is perfect for a seasoned reader of poetry, or someone looking to launch their poetry-reading career.

- Sara


Novelist as a Vocation By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780451494641
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Published: Knopf - November 8th, 2022

The one and only Haruki Murakami shares his insights on what it means to be a novelist. He goes over his own process as well as giving inspiring anecdotes for up and coming writers. If you are a Murakami fan, this is a must-have!

- Patrick


A Book of Days By Patti Smith Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593448540
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Published: Random House - November 15th, 2022

A lovely, quirky, idiosyncratic collection of 365 photographs, Patti Smith’s daily Instagram posts--seemingly random, yet building to the story of a year. A cup of coffee. A book she’s reading. Pictures of family, of graves, of possessions, and much more. The collection is augmented by new, original photos. A great little gift, fascinating and intimate.

- Joy


Musical Tables: Poems By Billy Collins Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399589782
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Published: Random House - November 15th, 2022

Containing over 100 poems by New York Times author of Aimless Love, this is an adorable little book with even littler poems filled with soul and emotion. Small but impactful, this book calls to all lovers of poetry. Plus--the cover has an adorable sheep on it!

- Laila


Portable Magic: A History of Books and Their Readers By Emma Smith Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524749095
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Published: Knopf - November 15th, 2022

This is much more than a simple history of books, it is an exploration on the unique power that books have. Emma Smith, a professor of Shakespeare Studies at Oxford, shows how books have united us and how they have been used for various purposes throughout history.

- Patrick


Great Short Books: A Year of Reading—Briefly By Kenneth C. Davis Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982180034
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Published: Scribner - November 22nd, 2022

If you’re buying books, then you love books or at least you love someone else who loves books. But what if you love books but aren’t in the mood or space to read the latest 900 page tome? Then grab a copy of Kenneth C. Davis’ Great Short Books, and find yourself an excellent shorter read. From murder mysteries to classics, to historical to contemporary fiction and everything in between, you’ll find excellent recommendations here--something for everyone. A bibliophile's perfect gift.

- Joy