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


An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England - Brock Clarke


101 Reykjavik - Hallgrímur Helgason (Iceland, trans.)


Checkpoint - Nicholson Baker


The Ninja Handbook: This Book Looks Forward to Killing You Soon


A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis - David Friedman


Talking About Detective Fiction - P.D. James


A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America - Lizabeth Cohen


Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture - Michael Bellesiles


The End of Everything: Postmodernism and the Vanishing of the Human


Superbikes - Alan Dowds


Choppers: Heavy Metal Art - Mike Seate


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles

Also new this week



Still Life in Mitford: Poems, Thomas Lynch
After Nature, W.G. Sebald (poetry)
Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996, Seamus Heaney
The Weight of Oranges: Poems, Anne Michaels
The Winter Vault, Anne Michaels
Garbo Laughs, Elizabeth Hay
By Grand Central Station, I Sat Down and Wept, Elizabeth Smart
The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Margaret George
The Cement Garden, Ian McEwan
Cheap Ticket to Heaven, Charlie Smith
Lullaby, Chuck Palahniuk
Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk
Marabou Stork Nightmares, Irvine Welsh
Finnegans Wake, James Joyce
Ulysses, James Joyce
Time's Arrow, Martin Amis
Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman
Shalimar the Clown, Salman Rushdie
The Crystal Shard, R.A. Salvatore (graphic novel)
The Halfling's Gem, R.A. Salvatore (graphic novel)
JTHM: Director's Cut, Jhonen Vasquez (graphic novel)



The Rule of Saint Benedict
Early Christian Reader, ed. Mason/Robinson (out of print)
A Secular Age, Charles Taylor
The Taoist Classics: Volume 2, the Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
The Three Pillars of Zen, Philip Kapleau
Zen in Plain English: Experience the Essence of Zen, Stephan Schuhmacher
At Home in the Muddy Water: A Guide to Finding Peace within Everyday Chaos, Ezra Bayda
Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be, Lama Surya Das
Buddha Is as Buddha Does, Lama Surya Das
Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, Brad Warner
The Beginner's Guide to Walking the Buddha's Eightfold Path, Jean Smith
How to See Yourself as You Really Are, the Dalai Lama
What I Believe, Tariq Ramadan
The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, David Whyte
Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution, David Loy
Globalization: A Very Short Introduction, Manfred Steger
The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement, Jean Twenge
Wittgenstein's Poker, David Edmonds/John Eidinow
Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche
Twilight of the Idols/The Anti-Christ, Nietzsche
Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography, Rudiger Safranski
Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology, Edmund Husserl ($50 at Chapters, $20 at Aqua)
Complete Works, Plato
Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature, Iris Murdoch
A Magpie Life: Growing a Writer, George Bowering
My Autobiography, Charles Chaplin
Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story, Paul Monette
Mother Ireland: A Memoir, Edna O'Brien
Napoleon, Paul Johnson
Shakespeare is Hard, but so is Life: A Radical Guide to Shakespearian Tragedy, Fintan O'Toole
Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love, Howard Bloch (out of print)
The Crusades: 1095-1197, Jonathan Phillips
A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock 1295-1344, Judith Bennett (out of print)
The Making of Middlebrow Culture, Joan Shelley Rubin
No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture 1880-1920, Jackson Lears
The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn, Diane Ravitch
The Military Leadership Handbook, ed. Colonel Bernd Horn (Canadian Forces)
River Run Red: The Fort Pillow Massacre in the American Civil War, Andrew Ward
The Origins of the First World War, Joll/Martel
The Origins of the Second World War in Europe, P.M.H. Bell
The Origins of the Arab Israeli Wars, Ritchie Ovendale
The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, Robin Wright
The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity, Tariq Ali
Victors and Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico, ed. Stuart Schwartz ($108 at Chapters)
Time Lord: The Remarkable Canadian Who Missed His Train and Changed the World, Clark Blaise
Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Theory of Networks, Mark Buchanan
The Jesuit and the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man, Amir Aczel
King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery, Wayne Miller
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, David Grann
Deadliest Sea: The Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History, Kalee Thompson
The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship: A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido, Nicklaus Suino
On the Warrior's Path: Philosophy, Fighting, and Martial Arts Mythology, Daniele Bolelli
The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan, Eiko Ikegami
Asian Cult Cinema, Thomas Weisser
The Anime Companion, Gilles Poitras (out of print)
The Anime Companion 2, Gilles Poitras (out of print)
Trigger Happy: The Inner Life of Videogames, Steven Poole
Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, and Turn-of-the-Century Visual Culture, Alison Griffiths
Time Out Film Guide
Videohound's Vampires on Video, Gordon Melton
The A-Z of Horror Films, Howard Maxford
Goldmine Record Album Price Guide, Tim Neely
How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio, Alton Everest/Mike Shea
The Indie Band Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Breaking a Band, Mark Makoway
Mouthing Off: A Book of Rock and Roll Quotes, John Luerssen
Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live!, Doug Hill/Jeff Weingrad (out of print)
The Basic Book of Photography, Tom/Michele Grimm
30,000 Years of Art (Phaidon)
Mollusks: A Field Guide, Paul Bartsch
Start with the Soil: Organic Gardener's Guide, Grace Gershuny
Sugar: A Bittersweet History, Elizabeth Abbott
Sticky Fingers and Tenderloins: Grilling Ribs, Steaks and Other Tasty Treats, Ted Reader

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

My favourite part is where Habakkuk tries to destroy Godzilla with the rocket-launcher. Classic. Bible. Action.

From Fear to Faith: Studies in the Book of Habakkuk, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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