Monday, October 28, 2013

Featured: Two by Milton Glaser




The Smallest Elephant In The World
Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Milton Glaser
Hardcover (out of print)






Gian Carlo Menotti's Help, Help, The Globolinks!

Adapted by Leigh Dean, illustrated by Milton Glaser
Hardcover with dustjacket (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, October 27, 2013

Featured: Mount Analogue




Rene Daumal, Mount Analogue
City Lights, Paperback

Classic City Lights edition! Gets scarcer each year. Can't imagine it'll be in the shop long...





 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, October 26, 2013

Featured: Youth In Decline




Uno Moralez, Frontier #1

The debut issue of Frontier, a new monograph art and comics series from Youth in Decline.
Frontier #1: Uno Moralez is the first print collection of the mysterious and tantalizing work of talented Russian illustrator, Uno Moralez. Includes a number of full page spreads, narrative comics, and GIF art in printed form.

32 pages, Risograph-printed in black, fluorescent pink, burgundy, and teal ink.

"Uno Moralez may be one of the most important, mysterious digital artists out there." -Newsarama




Hellen Joe, Frontier #2

Badass teenage girls up to no good and scaring the crap out of a more sensible populace.

32 full-color pages of paintings, pencils, and notebook scribbling by Hellen Jo.





Electric Ant #2: Exquisite Corpses

The "new" issue, a 136 pg collection of COMICS, ESSAYS, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHY, INTERVIEWS, & AWESOMENESS.
Contributions by RYAN SANDS, EVAN HAYDEN, ALICE SOLA KIM, ANGIE WANG, CALVIN WONG, CHRIS KUZMA, DASH SHAW, DEREK BALLARD, DEREK YU, HELLEN JO, JON VERMILYEA, KAZIMIR STRZEPEK, LISA HANAWALT, MICHAEL DEFORGE, MICKEY ZACCHILLI, SOPHIA FOSTER-DIMINO, TED MAY, and many more!




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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Event: General Idea #13: Spahr, Buuck, Bohinc, Johnson


Friday October 18 at 7PM 
at 
Brickbat Books

General Idea #13:

David Buuck
Juliana Spahr
Katy Bohinc
Mark Johnson



 
Juliana Spahr edits with Jena Osman the book series Chain Links, with nineteen other poets she edits of the collectively funded Subpress, and with Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes she will begin editing Commune Editions. With David Buuck she wrote Army of Lovers, a book about two friends who are writers in a time of war and ecological collapse (forthcoming from City Lights). She has edited with Stephanie Young A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (Chain Links, 2011), with Joan Retallack Poetry & Pedagogy: the Challenge of the Contemporary (Palgrave, 2006), and with Claudia Rankine American Women Poets in the 21st Century (Wesleyan U P, 2002). And several times she has organized free schools with Joshua Clover: the 95 cent Skool (summer of 2010) and the Durruti Free Skool (summer of 2011).

David Buuck is a writer who lives in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics, and co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics. An Army of Lovers, co-written with Juliana Spahr, is just out from City Lights, and SITE CITE CITY will be published by Futurepoem in 2014.


Katy Bohinc is a poet and digital media strategist for the Democractic Party of China.  She co-edits COYDUP a poetry pamphlet decidated to hand-to-hand distribution at and around Occupy events with Meg Ronan.  Work has recently appeared in Armed Cell, and is forthcoming in Poor Claudia, Apartment, & Open Letters Monthly.  She has a background in math, comp litt, China, France & Buenos Aires.  She lives in Manhattan. 


Mark Johnson lives in Philadelphia, where he runs Hiding Place, a record / book shop / reading space. His latest book is DREAM OF A LIKE PLACE, a chap published by SUS, the new press operated by Eddie Hopely and Astrid Lorange.




Sunday, October 6, 2013

Featured: Pippi




Pippi Fixes Everything

Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman
Hardcover 

Pippi Longstocking returns to fix everything in the second volume of comics written by series creator Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by original Pippi artist Ingrid Vang Nyman. It’s Pippi’s birthday, which means there is a lot of fun to be had! Join Pippi, Annika, and Tommy in their adventures on board a ship, hosting farewell parties, and visiting with Pippi’s father, the island king.

Bright colors and zany illustrations, and of course, an irrepressibly joyful, strong-willed heroine: Lindgren and Vang Nyman’s brilliant work guarantees Pippi Fixes Everything will become an instant classic for young and old.




Also Available:




Do You Know Pippi Longstocking? 

Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman
Hardcover 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pippi Longstocking In The Park
 
Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman
Hardcover
 
 
 
 
 
Pippi Longstocking
 
   Astrid Lindgren & Louis S Glanzman
Hardcover (1950 edition)





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

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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Featured: Two Books




Victor G Ambrus, The Seven Skinny Goats
Hardcover (out of print)




Antonio Frasconi, 12 Fables Of Aesop
Paper wrappers (out of print)




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

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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Sunday: 11am to 6pm
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Friday, October 4, 2013

Two by Tom Gauld






You're All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack

Tom Gauld


New York Times Magazine cartoonist Tom Gauld follows up his widely praised graphic novel Goliath with You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, a collection of cartoons made for The Guardian. Over the past eight years, Gauld has produced a weekly cartoon for the Saturday Review section of Britain’s most well regarded newspaper. Only a handful of comics from this huge and hilarious body of work have ever been printed in North America – exclusively within the pages of the prestigious Believer magazine. You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack distils perfectly Gauld’s dark humor, impeccable timing, and distinctive style. Arrests by the fiction police and fictional towns designed by Tom Waits intermingle hilariously with piercing observations about human behavior and whimsical imaginings of the future. Again and again, Tom Gauld reaffirms his position as a first rank cartoonist, creating work infused with a deep understanding of both literary and cartoon history.

Hardcover, 8" x 5.9", Full-Color





Goliath
Tom Gauld

"Gauld's Goliath is a master class in reduction...a celebration of the Christian underdog becomes a subtle meditation on the power of spin and the absurdity of war."–The Times of London

Goliath of Gath isn’t much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he’d pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: "Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me, then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants."

From one of Britain’s most popular cartoonists, Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized.

Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.75, two-colour, 96 pages



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

Brickbat Books
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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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