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(To hold or order any of these books [or to check on current availability], please email

Chuck Stewart's Jazz Files (out of print)

Hotel Honolulu - Paul Theroux

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Art School: A Complete Painters Course

Inuit Art: An Anthology ($15, signed by two of the artists)

Portraits of Nature - Robert Bateman

An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art

Floods of the Centuries - J.M. Bumsted (out of print)

Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites

The Stephen Cartwright ABC

The Everything Hypnosis Book - Michael Hathaway

The T. Eaton Co. 1901 Catalogue (1970 repro)

Also new this week



Junky, William S. Burroughs
The Summer of My Amazing Luck, Miriam Toews
A Way in the World, V.S. Naipaul (out of print)
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway (hardcover)
A Multitude of Sins, Richard Ford
A Short History of a Small Place, T.R.Pearson
This Blinding Absence of Light, Tahar Ben Jelloun
Dance Me Outside, W.P. Kinsella
Scars, W.P. Kinsella
Three Songs by Hank Williams, Calvin Wharton (novel, signed)
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
The Hunt Club, Bret Lott
The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper (illus. N.C.Wyeth)
Red River Story, Alfred Silver ($10, out of print)
Lord of the Plains, Alfred Silver ($10, out of print)
Where the Ghost Horse Runs, Alfred Silver ($10, out of print)
The Mike Hammer Collection: Vols. 1 and 2, Mickey Spillane
The Last Temptation 0f Christ, Nikos Kazantzakis
Palace of Desire, Naguib Mahfouz
Sugar Street, Naguib Mahfouz
Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Portable Dorothy Parker
The Signal Anthology
The Love-Girl and the Innocent, Alexander Solzhenitsyn (play)
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
All in the Timing: Fourteen Plays, David Ives
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
In the Skin of a Lion, Michael Ondaatje
The Hours, Michael Cunningham
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, A.N.Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
National Velvet, Enid Bagnold (hardcover)
Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
The Enchanted Castle, E. Nesbit
Wonder Wart-Hog and the Nurds of November (rare), Gilbert Shelton (creator of Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers)



Thoughts and Minor Works, Pascal
Thomas Merton on St. Bernard (out of print)
The Wisdom of the Desert, Thomas Merton
Can We be Good without God?: Behaviour, Belonging and the Need to Believe, Robert Buckman
Everyman's Talmud, A. Cohen
Exploring Christian Holiness, Purkiser/Bassett/Greathouse/Taylor (3 vol.set, $20)
The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis
Lament for a Son, Nicholas Wolterstorff
Signs and Symbols in Christian Art, George Ferguson
Catholicism, Liberalism, and Communitarianism, Grasso/Bradley/Hunt
The Alternative Future: A Vision of Christian Marxism, Roger Garaudy
The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism, Karen Armstrong
Manufacturing Consent, Chomsky/Herman
Live from Death Row, Mumia Abu-Jamal
The Death Game: Capital Punishment and the Luck of the Draw, Mike Gray
The Revolt of the Masses, Josť Ortega y Gasset
The Meaning of Meaning, C.K.Ogden/I.A.Richards (out of print)
The World Economy Since the Wars, John Kenneth Galbraith
Certainty, Antonio Rosmini
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown (hardcover)
Mothers and Daughters, Elena Bonner (signed)
Salt: A World History, Mark Kurlansky
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, collected by Anne Savage (out of print)
The Klondike Gold Rush: Photographs from 1896-1899
Texas: The Dark Corner of the Confederacy, ed. B.P.Gallaway
Darling Judi: A Celebration of Judi Dench, John Miller
Winning, Jack Welch
Complete Fish and Game Cookery of North America, Frances MacIlquham
What to Listen for in Music, Aaron Copland
The Music of Man, Yehudi Menuhin and Curtis Davis (out of print, hardcover)
Seeing with the Mind's Eye: The History, Techniques and Uses of Visualization, Samuels/Samuels
Cabinetmakers of the Eastern Seaboard: A Study of Early Canadian Furniture, Foss/Vroom
From the Bosporus to Samarkand Flat-Woven Rugs, Landreau/Pickering
Furniture: A Concise History, Edward Lucie-Smith
The Manitoba Landscape: A Visual Symphony, photography by Robert Taylor ($13, signed, $40 at Burton Lysecki)
A Cree Life: The Art of Allen Sapp
The Art of Andrew Wyeth
The Tree Where Man was Born, Peter Matthiessen and The African Experience, Eliot Porter ($10, hardcover, $40 at Burton Lysecki)
The Vanishing Country: Is it Too Late to Save Canada?, Mel Hurtig
The Silent Enemy: Canada and the Deadly Flu of 1918, Eileen Pettigrew
The Sodbusters, Grant MacEwan
The Ojibwa of Berens River, Manitoba, Irving Hallowell
The Best of Vince Leah (signed)
The Story of the Mennonites, C. Henry Smith
The Worst of Times, the Best of Times: Growing up in Winnipeg's North End, Harry Gutkin
Wilderness Rivers of Manitoba, Hap Wilson/Stephanie Aykroyd
Tao of Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee
Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema, John Pierson (out of print)
Jazz for Beginners, Ron David
Doctor Dealer: The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire, Mark Bowden
Waiting for the Man: The Story of Drugs and Popular Music, Harry Shapiro
The Vibe History of Hip Hop, ed. Alan Light

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