Thursday, May 19, 2016

June Events

Thursday, June 2,  at 7 pm 

OXFORD COMA: Poetry Is Dead {Nihilism}

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Oxford Coma is a new reading series based in Philadelphia. This inaugural installation's theme is NIHILISM... The bleak, the black, the melancholy and misanthropic, and other splendors of emptiness. All are welcome...or whatever.

Poetry is dead. And we have killed it. There is no value to what has come before us but what value we've assigned to it for ourselves, and for the world. For our world was born out of judgement and cynicism. For our universe is a vast and vacuous void. And poetry is just as empty as that void, and just as beautiful, and just as dark. Our words mean nothing. Let's make it count.

Featuring readings by:

$Ø...or donation

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Friday, June 3 at 6 pm

Meghan Turbitt and Beth Heinly comic book signing

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Philadelphia Sketchbook, by Meghan Turbitt
meghanturbitt.tumblr.com

Camp, a horor comic by Beth Heinly
the30clockbook.tumblr.com


 

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Friday, June 10 at 7 pm

Shawn Kilroy: in-store performance

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Brickbat is hosting Philly's own streetwise art-pop troubadour, Shawn Kilroy, who has a great new solo project, All Pinocchio's Men. Join us for this excellent performance!



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Thursday, June 16 at 8 pm

Ian Svenonius presents "Censorship Now!!!"

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Indie rock legend, author and raconteur Ian F Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, Make-Up, Chain and the Gang) will be holding forth at Brickbat Books.

Copies of his third and latest book, "Censorship Now!!!" will be available for sale. Stop by and say "yeh"




 
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Event: Tompkin's Squares's Josh Rosenthal & Chris Forsyth






Thursday, April 7th , 6:30PM
at
Brickbat Books:
Tompkin's Square's Josh Rosenthal 
Reads from his book
A Record Store Of The Mind
with special guest
Chris Forsyth 

"One of the most thoroughly enjoyable, informative, wise and good-hearted books ever written about music and the industry"
-- MOJO * * * * 4 STARS 
"What pulls its disparate elements together is the accommodating warmth and wit of his writing and the wealth of great stories he has to tell"
-- UNCUT 8/10
"Josh Rosenthal is a record man's record man. He is also a musician's record man. He is in the line of Samuel Charters and Harry Smith. In this age where we have access to everything and know the value of nothing, musicians need people like Josh to hear them when no one else can."   
- T Bone Burnett
Grammy-nominated producer and Tompkins Square label founder Josh Rosenthal presents his first book, The Record Store of the Mind. Part memoir, part "music criticism," the author ruminates over unsung musical heroes, reflects on thirty years of toil and fandom in the music business, and shamelessly lists some of the LPs in his record collection. Crackling with insightful untold stories, The Record Store of the Mind will surely delight and inspire passionate music lovers ... especially those who have spent way too many hours in record stores.
Celebrating ten years in 2015, Rosenthal's San Francisco-based independent record label Tompkins Square has received seven Grammy nominations and wide acclaim for its diverse catalog of new and archival recordings.


Chris Forsyth

Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences.  Long active in underground circles, he’s recently released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock, and in 2013, he assembled The Solar Motel Band, who have quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking ecstatic comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, The Grateful Dead, Popul Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson. 



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Arrivals: Photography




Taishi Hirokawa, Sonomama, Sonomama
Softcover
(out of print)



Paolo Pellegrin, Kosovo 1999-2000: Flight Of Reason
Hardcover
(out of print)




Nadar
Softcover
(out of print)





Malick Sidibe, Photographs
Hardcover
(out of print)



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Closed for Easter!




Brickbat will be closed Sunday, March 27th. We will re-open Tuesday, March 29th at 11am.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Art!




Yoshie  Watanabe & Yayako Uchida
Brooch
Hardcover





Mori Art Museum,
Medicine And Art
Softcover with dustjacket





Yoshitoma Nara
Nobody Knows
Softcover





Kandinsky
Guggenheim
Softcover



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Featured: New From C.F.!



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C.F., Cygnus & Vega
Published by Le Dernier Cri, Marseille France
16 pages, silkscreened
Edition of 200






This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:
Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday



Sunday, March 13, 2016

New Arrivals: Photography

A heap of photo books just arrived. Here are a few of the highlights...



Naoki Ishikawa, Archipelago
Hardcover
(out of print)




Annie Leibovitz, At Work
Hardcover
(Signed by Leibovitz!)





Irving Penn, Small Trades
Hardcover Accordion Book in Slipcase
(out of print)


 


Greg Girard, City Of Darkness: Life In Kowloon Walled City
Paperback
(out of print)




This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday

Saturday, March 12, 2016

New Arrival: Walton Ford




Walton Ford, Pancha Tantra
Hardcover Folio
(this edition is out of print)



This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday



Thursday, March 10, 2016

Event: Max Ochs Live at Brickbat!




This Friday,
March 11th at 8PM
at
Brickbat Books:
Max Ochs

Intimate show with the legendary fingerstyle guitarist Max Ochs

Entry with donation.

Max Ochs is a fingerstyle acoustic guitarist and folklorist who recorded for Takoma Records among other labels. His family moved to Annapolis, Maryland in 1945, where Ochs spent his adolescence. His friendship and association with guitarist John Fahey led to many music collaborations, including that of Mississippi John Hurt, who spent weeks teaching Ochs older picking styles.

After attending high school in Annapolis, Ochs studied at the University of Maryland, College Park where he became friends with Ed Denson in a creative writing class. Denson, along with John Fahey, went on to form Takoma Records in Berkeley, California in 1963. Without a degree Ochs left University of Maryland and moved to New York City where he lived from 1961 to 1965. During his time in New York, he collaborated with Buzzy Linhart and was a founding member of the folk-raga group the Seventh Sons. After leaving New York and heading west in 1965, Ochs was invited to appear with fellow University of Maryland student and fingerstyle guitarist Robbie Basho, as well as John Fahey and Harry Taussig on a Takoma Records release titled Contemporary Guitar. The LP presents a collection of fingerstyle guitar songs often performed in a subtle and sometimes improvised manner. His later CD, Letter to the Editor was received with critical acclaim.

Now based in Severna Park, Maryland, Ochs continues to perform, write, and record songs in an early folk and blues tradition.

Max Ochs: Video

Max Ochs' label: Tompkins Square