• & Yet... Essays
    & Yet... Essays
    ISBN: 9781760294953
    Title: & Yet... Essays
    Author: HITCHENS CHRISTOPHER

    The seminal, uncollected essays--lauded as "dazzling" (The New York Times Book Review)--by the late Christopher Hitchens, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great, showcase the notorious contrarian's genius for rhetoric and his sharp rebukes to tyrants and the ill-informed everywhere.
    For more than forty years, Christopher Hitchens delivered essays to numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic that were astonishingly wide-ranging and provocative. His death in December 2011 from esophageal cancer prematurely silenced a voice that was among the most admired of contemporary voices--writers, readers, pundits and critics the world over mourned his loss.
    At the time of his death, Hitchens left nearly 250,000 words of essays not yet published in book form. "Another great book of essays from a writer who we wish were still alive to produce more copy" (National Review), And Yet... ranges from the literary to the political and is a banquet of entertaining and instructive delights, including essays on Orwell, Lermontov, Chesterton, Fleming, Naipaul, Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk, and Dickens, among others, as well as his laugh-out-loud self-mocking "makeover." The range and quality of Hitchens's essays transcend the particular occasions for which they were originally written, yielding "a bounty of famous scalps, thunder-blasted targets, and a few love letters from the notorious provocateur-in-chief's erudite and scathing assessments of American culture" (Vanity Fair). Often prescient, always pugnacious, formidably learned, Hitchens was a polemicist for the ages. With this posthumous volume, he remains, "America's foremost rhetorical pugilist" (The Village Voice).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • & Yet...: Essays
    & Yet...: Essays
    ISBN: 9781760110079
    Title: & Yet...: Essays
    Author: HITCHENS CHRISTOPHER

    These seminal, uncollected essays by the late Christopher Hitchens showcase the notorious contrarian's genius for rhetoric, and offer sharp rebukes to tyrants and the ill-informed everywhere.
    Christopher Hitchens was an unparalleled, prolific writer, who raised the polemical essay to a new art form, over a lifetime of thinking and debating the defining issues of our times. As an essayist he contributed to the New Statesman, Atlantic Monthly, London Review of Books, TLS and Vanity Fair. Any publication of a volume of Hitchens' essays was a major event on both sides of the Atlantic. Now comes the last of the last; a volume of Hitchens' previously unpublished essays, covering the themes that define Hitchens the thinker: literature, religion and politics. These essays remind us, once more, of the fierce, brilliant and trenchant voice of Christopher Hitchens.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 97,196 Words: Essays
    97,196 Words: Essays
    ISBN: 9781911214465
    Title: 97,196 Words: Essays
    Author: CARRERE EMMANUEL

    From the bestselling author of The Adversary and 'France's greatest writer of nonfiction' (New York Times), the first collection of Carr re's essays in English.

    Over the course of his career, Emmanuel Carr re has reinvented non-fiction writing. In a search for truth in all its guises, he dispenses with the rules of genre. For him, no form is out of reach- theology, historiography, reportage and memoir - among many others - are fused under the pressure of an inimitable combination of passion, curiosity and intellect that has made Carr re one of our most distinctive and important literary voices today.

    97,196 Wordsintroduces Carr re's shorter work to an English-language audience. Featuring more than thirty extraordinary texts written over an illustrious twenty-five-year period of Carr re's creative life, the book shows a remarkable mind at work. Spanning continents, histories, and personal relationships, 97,196 Wordsconsiders the divides between truth, reality and our shared humanity, exploring remarkable events and eccentric lives, including Carr re's own.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • After the Tall Timber
    After the Tall Timber
    ISBN: 9781590178799
    Title: After the Tall Timber
    Author: ADLER RENATA

    What is really going on here? For decades Renata Adler has been asking and answering this question with unmatched urgency. In her essays and long-form journalism, she has captured the cultural zeitgeist, distrusted the accepted wisdom, and written stories that would otherwise go untold. As a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1963 to 2001, Adler reported on civil rights from Selma, Alabama; on the war in Biafra, the Six-Day War, and the Vietnam War; on the Nixon impeachment inquiry and Congress; on cultural life in Cuba. She has also written about cultural matters in the United States, films (as chief film critic forThe New York Times), books, politics, television, and pop music. Like many journalists, she has put herself in harm’s way in order to give us the news, not the “news” we have become accustomed to—celebrity journalism, conventional wisdom, received ideas—but the actual story, an account unfettered by ideology or consensus. She has been unafraid to speak up when too many other writers have joined the pack. In this sense, Adler is one of the few independent journalists writing in America today.

    This collection of Adler’s nonfiction draws on Toward a Radical Middle (a selection of her earliest New Yorker pieces),A Year in the Dark (her film reviews), and Canaries in the Mineshaft (a selection of essays on politics and media), and also includes uncollected work from the past two decades. The more recent pieces are concerned with, in her words, “misrepresentation, coercion, and abuse of public process, and, to a degree, the journalist’s role in it.” With a brilliant literary and legal mind, Adler parses power by analyzing language: the language of courts, of journalists, of political figures, of the man on the street. In doing so, she unravels the tangled narratives that pass for the resolution of scandal and finds the threads that others miss, the ones that explain what really is going on here—from the Watergate scandal, to the “preposterous” Kenneth Starr report submitted to the House during the Clinton impeachment inquiry, to the plagiarism and fabrication scandal of the formerNew York Times reporter Jayson Blair. And she writes extensively about the Supreme Court and the power of its rulings, including its fateful decision in Bush v. Gore.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Against Everything: On Dishonest Times
    Against Everything: On Dishonest Times
    ISBN: 9781784785932
    Title: Against Everything: On Dishonest Times
    Author: GREIF MARK

    Against Everything is a thought-provoking study and essential guide to the vicissitudes of everyday life under twenty-first-century capitalism.

    Mark Greif is one of the most exciting writers of his generation. In this invigorating collection, he challenges us to rethink the ordinary world and take life seriously – in short, to stay honest in dishonest times. In a series of coruscating set pieces he asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what our concerns about diet or sex does for our fundamental worth, what political identity the hipster might possess, and what happens to us when we listen to Radiohead or hip-hop.

    Counter-intuitive and revelatory in his insights, Greif revels in the contradictions arising between our desires and the excuses we make to console ourselves. His work demands we have the courage to be 'against everything', to change our vantage on everyday life, find it wanting and demand something better.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere
    Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere
    ISBN: 9781250013989
    Title: Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere
    Author: ACIMAN ANDRE


    A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011


    Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, Andr#65533; Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on cities like Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and New York; to his sheer ability to unearth life secrets from an ordinary street corner, Alibis reminds the reader that Aciman is a master of the personal essay.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Arguably: Love & War God & Mammon
    Arguably: Love & War God & Mammon
    ISBN: 9781742377391
    Title: Arguably: Love & War God & Mammon
    Author: HITCHENS CHRISTOPHER

    A collection of the most important and controversial writings from the unapologetically provocative yet universally admired Christopher Hitchens. He raises hackles or receives resounding cheers, he's loved or hated but never ignored. Christopher Hitchens is possibly the most provocative writer of our time, fearless and forthright with no subject off limits. This volume of essays spans a remarkable four decades of writing. From early articles in the New Statesman where he worked alongside writers such as Ian McEwan and Martin Amis, through to his pieces for Salon, The Atlantic and Vanity Fair, these articles display his rare genius, indomitable wit and singular command of language. World figures from Clinton to Mother Teresa, Kissinger to Benazir Bhutto go under his unforgiving microscope. Issues from Vietnam to Iraq, Afghanistan to Iran and literary musings on the leading writers of the last fifty years form the richest tapestry a reader could ask. 'Don't mince words' is the title of one of these pieces. Nor does he, nor has he over the course of a dozen books of which the most recent are the best selling GOD IS NOT GREAT and HITCH-22, and hundreds of articles of which the cream of the crop is here.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art Matters
    Art Matters
    ISBN: 9781472260086
    Title: Art Matters
    Author: GAIMAN NEIL & RIDDELL CHRIS (ILLUSTRATOR)


    A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art.


    Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters.


    Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4 , African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd
    Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4 , African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd
    ISBN: 9781101985885
    Title: Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4 , African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd
    Author: BELL W KAMAU

    A memoir and manifesto from the comedian, hit podcast host, and star of United Shades of America

    You may know W. Kamau Bell from his critically acclaimed hit show on CNN United Shades of America. Or maybe you've read about him in the New York Times, which called him "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years." Or maybe in the New Yorker, fawning over his brand of humor, writing, "Bell's gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women's issues as inseparable."

    The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell is a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of current and evergreen issues such as the 2016 election, race relations, fatherhood, the state of law enforcement today, comedians and superheroes, right-wing politics, failure, his interracial marriage, his upbringing by divorced and very strong-willed, race-conscious parents, his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, why he never felt at home in Black comedy circles, what it means to be a Black nerd, the balance between racism and feminism, and much, much more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00

    $34.00
  • Bad Boy of Athens: Musings on Culture from the Greeks to Game of Thrones
    Bad Boy of Athens: Musings on Culture from the Greeks to Game of Thrones
    ISBN: 9780007545155
    Title: Bad Boy of Athens: Musings on Culture from the Greeks to Game of Thrones
    Author: MENDELSOHN DANIEL

    Over the past three decades, Daniel Mendelsohn's essays and reviews have earned him a reputation as 'our most irresistible literary critic' (The New York Times). This striking new collection exemplifies the way in which Mendelsohn - a classicist by training who writes extensively for popular publications - uses the classics as a lens to think about urgent contemporary debates. There is much to surprise here. Mendelsohn invokes the automatons featured in Homer's epics to help explain the AI films Ex Machina and Her, and perceives how Ted Hughes sought redemption by translating a play of Euripides (the 'bad boy of Athens') about a wayward husband whose wife returns from the dead. There are essays on Sappho's sexuality and the feminism of Game of Thrones; on how Virgil's Aeneid prefigures post-World War II history and why we are still obsessed by the Titanic; on Patrick Leigh Fermor's final journey, Karl Ove Knausgaard's autofiction, and the plays of Tom Stoppard, Tennessee Williams, and Noël Coward. The collection ends with a poignant account of the author's boyhood correspondence with the historical novelist Mary Renault, which inspired his ambition to become a writer. In The Bad Boy of Athens, Mendelsohn provokes and dazzles with erudition, emotion, and tart wit while his essays dance across eras, cultures, and genres. This is a provocative collection which sees today's master of popular criticism using the ancient past to reach into the very heart of modern culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Becoming George Orwell: Life & Letters, Legend & Legacy
    Becoming George Orwell: Life & Letters, Legend & Legacy
    ISBN: 9780691182742
    Title: Becoming George Orwell: Life & Letters, Legend & Legacy
    Author: RODDEN JOHN

    Is George Orwell the most influential writer who ever lived? Yes, according to Rodden's provocative book about the transformation of a man into a myth. He charts the astonishing passage of a litterateur into a legend.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Best American Essays 2018
    Best American Essays 2018
    ISBN: 9780544817340
    Title: Best American Essays 2018
    Author: ALS HILTON & ATWAN ROBERT (EDS)

    The Pulitzer-Prize winning and Guggenheim-honored Hilton Als curates the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites, bringing "the fierce style of street reading and the formal tradition of critical inquiry, reads culture, race, and gender" (New York Times) to the task.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Best American Essays 2019
    Best American Essays 2019
    ISBN: 9781328465801
    Title: Best American Essays 2019
    Author: SOLNIT REBECCA & ATWAN ROBERT (EDS)

    A collection of the year's best essays selected by Robert Atwan and guest editor Rebecca Solnit.

    Award-winning writer, cultural critic, and activist, Rebecca Solnit, an "unparalleled high priestess of nuance and intelligent contemplation" (Maria Popova), selects the best essays of the year from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Best American Magazine Writing 2018
    Best American Magazine Writing 2018
    ISBN: 9780231189996
    Title: Best American Magazine Writing 2018
    Author: HOLT SID

    In a time of reckoning with wrongdoing in high places, this year's National Magazine Awards finalists and winners focus on abuse of power in all its forms. Ronan Farrow's Pulitzer Prize-winning revelation of Harvey Weinstein's depredations (New Yorker), along with Rebecca Traister's charged commentary for New York and Laurie Penny's incisive Longreads columns, speak to the urgency of the #MeToo moment. Ginger Thompson's reporting on the botched operation that triggered a cartel massacre in Mexico (National Geographic/ProPublica) and Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal's New York Times Magazine investigation of civilian casualties of drone strikes in Iraq amplify the voices of those harmed by U.S. actions abroad. Alex Tizon's "My Family's Slave" (Atlantic) is a powerful attempt to come to terms with the destruction in plain sight in his own upbringing.

    Responding to the overt racism of the Trump era, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah analyzes Dylann Roof, the South Carolina shooter, and white supremacist terrorism in a Pulitzer-winning profile (GQ), and Ta-Nehisi Coates's "My President Was Black" (Atlantic) looks back at the meaning of Obama. Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham's ESPN reporting exposes the seamy sides of the NFL. In addition, David Wallace-Wells offers a portrait of our climate change-ravaged future (New York); Nina Martin investigates America's shameful record on maternal mortality (NPR/ProPublica); Ian Frazier asks "What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution?" (Smithsonian); and Alex Mar considers "Love in the Time of Robots" (Wired with Epic Magazine). The collection concludes with Kristen Roupenian's viral short story "Cat Person" (New Yorker).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00

    $41.00
  • Best American Magazine Writing 2019
    Best American Magazine Writing 2019
    ISBN: 9780231190015
    Title: Best American Magazine Writing 2019
    Author: HOLT SID (EDITOR)

    The Best American Magazine Writing 2019 presents articles honored by this year's National Magazine Awards, showcasing outstanding writing that addresses urgent topics such as justice, gender, power, and violence, both at home and abroad. The anthology features remarkable reporting, including the story of a teenager who tried to get out of MS-13, only to face deportation (ProPublica); an account of the genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar (Politico); and a sweeping California Sunday Magazine profile of an agribusiness empire. Other journalists explore the indications of environmental catastrophe, from invasive lionfish (Smithsonian) to the omnipresence of plastic (National Geographic).

    Personal pieces consider the toll of mass incarceration, including Reginald Dwayne Betts's "Getting Out" (New York Times Magazine); "This Place Is Crazy," by John J. Lennon (Esquire); and Robert Wright's "Getting Out of Prison Meant Leaving Dear Friends Behind" (Marshall Project with Vice). From the pages of the Atlantic and the New Yorker, writers and critics discuss prominent political figures: Franklin Foer's "American Hustler" explores Paul Manafort's career of corruption; Jill Lepore recounts the emergence of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and Caitlin Flanagan and Doreen St. Félix reflect on the Kavanaugh hearings and #MeToo. Leslie Jamison crafts a portrait of the Museum of Broken Relationships (Virginia Quarterly Review), and Kasey Cordell and Lindsey B. Koehler ponder "The Art of Dying Well" (5280). A pair of never-before-published conversations illuminates the state of the American magazine: New Yorker writer Ben Taub speaks to Eric Sullivan of Esquire about pursuing a career as a reporter, alongside Taub's piece investigating how the Iraqi state is fueling a resurgence of ISIS. And Karolina Waclawiak of BuzzFeed News interviews McSweeney's editor Claire Boyle about challenges and opportunities for fiction at small magazines. That conversation is inspired by McSweeney's winning the ASME Award for Fiction, which is celebrated here with a story by Lesley Nneka Arimah, a magical-realist tale charged with feminist allegory.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019
    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019
    ISBN: 9780358093169
    Title: Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019
    Author: LEPUCKI EDAN & 826 NATIONAL (EDS)

    An eclectic collection of fiction, essays, poetry, and graphic work selected by high school students with the help of New York Times best-selling author Edan Lepucki.

    Over the past year, fifteen Bay Area high school students have gathered each week in the basement of an independent publishing house to pore over online and print literary journals, magazines, books, plays, and graphic novels. They read things they couldn't shake and engaged in deep conversations about how good writing brings people together, no matter what else is happening around the world. With the help of New York Times best-selling author Edan Lepucki they have compiled The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Best of A. A. Gill
    Best of A. A. Gill
    ISBN: 9781474607759
    Title: Best of A. A. Gill
    Author: GILL A A

    For over twenty years, people turned to A. A. Gill's columns every Sunday - for his fearlessness, his perception, and the laughter-and-tear-provoking one-liners - but mostly because he was the best. 'By miles the most brilliant journalist of our age', as Lynn Barber put it. This is the definitive collection of a voice that was silenced too early but that can still make us look at the world in new and surprising ways.


    In the words of Andrew Marr, A.. A. Gill was 'a golden writer'. There was nothing that he couldn't illuminate with his dazzling prose. Wherever he was - at home or abroad - he found the human story, brought it to vivid life, and rendered it with fierce honesty and bracing compassion. And he was just as truthful about himself. There have been various collections of A. A. Gill's journalism - individual compilations of his restaurant and TV criticism, of his travel writing and his extraordinary feature articles. This book showcasesthe very best of his work: the peerlessly funny criticism, the extraordinarily knowledgeable food writing, assignments throughout the world, and reflections on life, love, and death. Drawn from a range of publications, including the Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, Tatler and Australian Gourmet Traveller, The Ivy Cookbook and his books on England and America, it is by turns hilarious, uplifting, controversial, unflinching, sad, funny and furious.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Between the World & Me
    Between the World & Me
    ISBN: 9781925240702
    Title: Between the World & Me
    Author: COATES TA-NEHISI

    A bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States ("The New York Observer") "This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it". In the one hundred fifty years since the end of the Civil War and the ratificiation of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: It is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country s foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up, and killed in our streets. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all regardless of race honestly reckon with our country's fraught racial history and free ourselves from its burden? "Between the World and Me" is Ta-Nehisi Coates s attempt to answer those questions, presented in the form of a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son and readers the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and race through a series of revelatory experiences: immersion in nationalist mythology as a child; engagement with history, poetry, and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the world; and pilgrimages to the homes of mothers whose children's lives have been taken as American plunder. Taken together, these stories map a winding path toward a kind of liberation a journey from fear and confusion to a full and honest understanding of the world as it is. Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, "Between the World and Me" offers a powerful new framework for understanding America s history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Black Moleskine 2014 Hard Cover Large Daily Diary
    Black Moleskine 2014 Hard Cover Large Daily Diary
    ISBN: 9788866135654
    Title: Black Moleskine 2014 Hard Cover Large Daily Diary
    Author: MOLESKINE


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Black Moleskine 2014 Hard Cover Large Weekly Diary Horizontal
    Black Moleskine 2014 Hard Cover Large Weekly Diary Horizontal
    ISBN: 9788866135678
    Title: Black Moleskine 2014 Hard Cover Large Weekly Diary Horizontal
    Author: MOLESKINE


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Black Moleskine 2014 Hard Cover Pocket Weekly Diary Vertical
    Black Moleskine 2014 Hard Cover Pocket Weekly Diary Vertical
    ISBN: 9788866135791
    Title: Black Moleskine 2014 Hard Cover Pocket Weekly Diary Vertical
    Author: MOLESKINE


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Black Moleskine 2014 Soft Cover Extra Large Weekly & Notebook
    Black Moleskine 2014 Soft Cover Extra Large Weekly & Notebook
    ISBN: 9788866135722
    Title: Black Moleskine 2014 Soft Cover Extra Large Weekly & Notebook
    Author: MOLESKINE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Blakwork
    Blakwork
    ISBN: 9781925360851
    Title: Blakwork
    Author: WHITTAKER ALISON


    A stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique composed by a powerful new voice in poetry. Alison Whittaker's BLAKWORK is an original and unapologetic collection from which two things emerge; an incomprehensible loss, and the poet's fearless examination of the present.


    Whittaker is unsparing in the interrogation of familiar ideas - identifying and dissolving them with idiosyncratic imagery, layering them to form new connections, and reinterpreting what we know.


    'Alison Whittaker's second book,& Blakwork& is a bold mix of poetry, micro-fiction, memoir and critique, and a follow-up to her award-wining debut poetry collection,& Lemons in the Chicken Wire...Whittaker has drawn on the strength of past generations to become a strong& blak& woman in contemporary Australia, and readers are gifted her insights into growing up& blak.& With a unique style of writing, she bravely unpacks themes such as colonisation and Aboriginal rights in Australia.'& --& Karen& Wyld, Books+Publishing




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Blue Moleskine 2014 Le Petit Prince Pocket Hard Cover Daily Diary
    Blue Moleskine 2014 Le Petit Prince Pocket Hard Cover Daily Diary
    ISBN: 9788866137498
    Title: Blue Moleskine 2014 Le Petit Prince Pocket Hard Cover Daily Diary
    Author: MOLESKINE


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Bodleian Libraries Diary 2018
    Bodleian Libraries Diary 2018
    ISBN: 9781786644251
    Title: Bodleian Libraries Diary 2018
    Author: FLAME TREE PUBLISHERS


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Books V Cigarettes #57
    Books V Cigarettes #57
    ISBN: 9780141036618
    Title: Books V Cigarettes #57
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE

    Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant: Modern Life As Interpreted by Someone Who Is Reasonably Bad at Living It
    Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant: Modern Life As Interpreted by Someone Who Is Reasonably Bad at Living It
    ISBN: 9780008265427
    Title: Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant: Modern Life As Interpreted by Someone Who Is Reasonably Bad at Living It
    Author: GOLBY JOEL


    'This is a funny and beautiful book. What a little bastard.' RUSSELL BRAND


    'A millennial's answer to David Sedaris. No writer is funnier than Joel Golby.' DOLLY ALDERTON


    A collection of full-throated appreciations, withering assessments, and hard-won lessons by the popular journalist.


    There are a few things you need to know about Joel Golby. Both his parents are dead. His dad was an alcoholic. He himself has a complicated relationship with alcohol. He once went to karaoke three times in five days. He will always beat you at Monopoly, and he will always cheat.


    Joel makes a name for himself as a journalist who brings us distinguished articles such as 'A Man Shits On A Plane So Hard It Has To Turn Around And Come Back Again', but that says more about us than him. In his first book, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant Joel writes about important stuff (death, alcohol, loss, friendship) and unimportant stuff (Saudi Arabian Camel Pageants, a watertight ranking of the Rocky films, Monopoly), always with the soft punch of a lesson tucked within.


    Golby's sharp, evocative prose thrives on reality and honesty that is gut-wrenchingly close to the bone, and laced with a copious dose of dark humour. Who is this book for? It is for everyone, but mainly people who are as lost and confused as Joel and just want to have a good laugh about it.

    stuff (death, alcohol, loss, friendship) and unimportant stuff (Saudi Arabian Camel Pageants, a watertight ranking of the Rocky films, Monopoly), always with the soft punch of a lesson tucked within.
    Golby's sharp, evocative prose thrives on reality and honesty that is gut-wrenchingly close to the bone, and laced with a copious dose of dark humour. Who is this book for? It is for everyone, but mainly people who are as lost and confused as Joel and just want to have a good laugh about it.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • British Library Desk Diary 2019
    British Library Desk Diary 2019
    ISBN: 9780711239548
    Title: British Library Desk Diary 2019
    Author: BRITISH LIBRARY

    The British Library Desk Diary 2019 is fully illustrated, with a week-to-view and ribbon marker. It showcases a wide range of remarkable maps, navigational charts and historic plans from the Library's collection of cartographic materials, including material relating to journeys by Captain Cook.

    Format: Diary
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (& Essays)
    Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (& Essays)
    ISBN: 9781783784974
    Title: Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (& Essays)
    Author: SOLNIT REBECCA

    Beginning with the election of Donald Trump ('The Loneliest Man in the World') and expanding back and forth into American history, surveillance, violence against the individual, the denormalizing of misogyny and the rehumanizing of public space. The ultimate focus of the book is climate and feminist activism, bringing Solnit's trademark deep analysis to bear on a range of contemporary crises. And again, and spectacularly, she shows us how to hope.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Calypso
    Calypso
    ISBN: 9780349141893
    Title: Calypso
    Author: SEDARIS DAVID


    David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.


    If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris' cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.


    When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.


    With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny-it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris' powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.


    This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris' darkest and warmest book yet-and it just might be his very best.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Catch & Kill: Lies, Spies, & a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
    Catch & Kill: Lies, Spies, & a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
    ISBN: 9780708899267
    Title: Catch & Kill: Lies, Spies, & a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
    Author: FARROW RONAN


    In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.


    In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.


    All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.


    This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.


    Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Celestial Planisphere Early Cartography Midi Lined
    Celestial Planisphere Early Cartography Midi Lined
    ISBN: 9781439752968
    Title: Celestial Planisphere Early Cartography Midi Lined
    Author: PAPERBLANKS

    Evocative of an age when the heavens were alive with more than satellites, this cover design is a romantic’s delight. Frederik de Wit’s spectacular map of the heavens was published in the late 17th century and depicts the hemispheres with representations of the constellations and signs of the Zodiac.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
    Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
    ISBN: 9780141019468
    Title: Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
    Author: SMITH ZADIE

    How did George Eliot’s love life affect her prose? Why did Kafka write at three in the morning? In what ways is Barack Obama like Eliza Doolittle? Can you be over-dressed for the Oscars? What is Italian Feminism? If Roland Barthes killed the Author, can Nabokov revive him? What does ‘soulful’ mean? Is Date Movie the worst film ever made?A collection of essays that brims over with personality and warmth, Changing My Mind is journalism at its most expansive, intelligent and funny – a gift to readers and writers both. Within its covers an essay is more than a column of opinions: it’s a space in which to think freely.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • China in Ten Words
    China in Ten Words
    ISBN: 9780715645512
    Title: China in Ten Words
    Author: HUA YU

    From one of China's most acclaimed writers, his first work of non-fiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the past several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country's meteoric economic rise and social transformation. Framed by ten words or phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words reveals as never before the world's most populous yet most often misunderstood nation. With Yu Hua's wit, insight and courage, this is a refreshingly candid vision of the 'Chinese miracle' and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a leading writer living in China today. Two of the author's novels were named in the Top Ten most influential books of the decade by Wen Hui Bao, Shanghai's biggest newspaper.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    ISBN: 9780340733295
    Title: Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    Author: FINLAY VICTORIA

    Part travelogue, part narrative history, 'Colour' unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable and beautifully written book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine of cows force-fed with mangoes. It looks at how green was carried by yaks along the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purple. Exciting, richly informative, and always surprising, 'Colour' lifts the lid on the historical palette and unearths an astonishing wealth of stories about the quest for colours, and our efforts to understand them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Complete Essays
    Complete Essays
    ISBN: 9780140446043
    Title: Complete Essays
    Author: MONTAIGNE MICHEL DE

    Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. This Penguin Classics edition of The Complete Essaysis translated from the French and edited with an introduction and notes by M.A. Screech.In 1572 Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'assays', inspired by the ideas he found in books contained in his library and from his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. But, above all, Montaigne studied himself as a way of drawing out his own inner nature and that of men and women in general. The Essaysare among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature and provide an engaging insight into a wise Renaissance mind, continuing to give pleasure and enlightenment to modern readers.With its extensive introduction and notes, M.A. Screech's edition of Montaigne is widely regarded as the most distinguished of recent times.Michel de Montaigne (1533-1586) studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. If you enjoyed The Complete Essays, you might like Francois Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel, also available in Penguin Classics.'Screech's fine version ... must surely serve as the definitive English Montaigne'A.C. Grayling, Financial Times'A superb edition'Nicholas Wollaston, Observer

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures & Innovations
    Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures & Innovations
    ISBN: 9781781250495
    Title: Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures & Innovations
    Author: BEARD MARY

    Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books.In a series of sparkling essays, she explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca. She invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves. She takes a fresh look at both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world, from The Golden Bough to Asterix. The fruit of over thirty years in the world of classical scholarship, Confronting the Classics captures the world of antiquity and its modern significance with wit, verve and scholarly expertise.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Consider the Lobster & Other Essays
    Consider the Lobster & Other Essays
    ISBN: 9780349119526
    Title: Consider the Lobster & Other Essays
    Author: WALLACE DAVID FOSTER

    Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult-video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Counterfutures #6: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa
    Counterfutures #6: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9781811261400
    Title: Counterfutures #6: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa
    Author: TAYLOR DYLAN ED


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Counterfutures #6: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa
    Counterfutures #6: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9781811261408
    Title: Counterfutures #6: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa
    Author: TAYLOR DYLAN ED


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
1 2 3 4 5 .. 6