LITERATURE

"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters

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  1. That Thing You Do With Your Mouth

    That Thing You Do With Your Mouth: The Sexual Autobiography of Samantha Matthews as Told to David Shields

    $15.00

    In That Thing You Do With Your Mouth, actress and voice-over artist Samantha Matthews offers—in the form of an extended monologue, prompted and arranged by New York Times bestselling author (and Matthews’s cousin once removed) David Shields—a vivid investigation of her startling sexual history. Learn More
  2. 826 Quarterly Vol. 11

    The 826 Quarterly Volume 11

    $15.00

    Each volume of The 826 Quarterly features cutting-edge writing by students in the 826 Valencia workshops, as well as budding talents from California and beyond. Learn More
  3. 826 Quarterly Vol. 12

    The 826 Quarterly Volume 12

    $15.00

    Each volume of The 826 Quarterly features cutting-edge writing by students in the 826 Valencia workshops, as well as budding talents from California and beyond. Learn More
  4. 826 Quarterly Vol. 15

    The 826 Quarterly Volume 15

    $15.00

    This edition of the 826 Quarterly contains fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by authors ages 6-18. The pieces are selected from all the 826 programs (drop-in tutoring, workshops, in-schools, projects, field trips) and at-large submissions. Pieces are chosen in a traditional literary journal style by an editorial board comprised of students and volunteer tutors. Learn More
  5. The Believer #103

    The Believer #103

    $10.00

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    McSweeney's Monthly Journal. Learn More
  6. The Believer #106

    The Believer #106

    $12.00

    McSweeney's Monthly Journal. Learn More
  7. The Believer #111

    The Believer #111

    $12.00

    McSweeney's Monthly Journal. Learn More
  8. The Believer #112

    The Believer #112

    $12.00

    McSweeney's Monthly Journal. Learn More
  9. The Believer #113

    The Believer #113

    $12.00

    The Believer, a five-time National Magazine Award finalist, is a bimonthly literature, arts, and culture magazine. In each issue, readers will find journalism and essays that are frequently very long, book reviews that are not necessarily timely, and interviews that are intimate, frank, and also very long. There are intricate illustrations by Tony Millionaire and a rotating cast of guest artists, poems, a comics section, and regular columns by Nick Hornby and Daniel Handler. Learn More
  10. The Better of McSweeney's Volume 2

    The Better of McSweeney's Volume 2

    $18.00

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    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern features every kind of writing you can imagine, plus a few brand new kinds. Learn More
  11. The Convalescent (tpb)

    The Convalescent

    $14.00

    The Convalescent is the story of a small, bearded man selling meat out of a bus parked next to a stream in suburban Virginia ... and also, somehow, the story of 10,000 years of Hungarian history. Learn More
  12. The Emily Dickinson Reader

    The Emily Dickinson Reader: An English-to-English Translation of Emily Dickinson's Complete Poems

    $17.00

    Perfect for the poetry fan who is short on time, The Emily Dickinson Reader offers Paul Legault’s ingenious and madcap one-line renderings of each of Dickinson’s 1,789 poems. Learn More
  13. The Facts of Winter

    The Facts of Winter

    $13.00

    Paul Poissel was not born in 1848. As a young man, he did not set out to become the greatest Turkish architect in Paris. Learn More
  14. The Instructions (softcover)

    The Instructions

    $18.00

    Beginning with a chance encounter with the beautiful Eliza June Watermark and ending, four days and 900 pages later, with the Events of November 17, this is the story of Gurion Maccabee, age ten: a lover, a fighter, a scholar, and a truly spectacular talker. Learn More
  15. The McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals

    The McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals

    $14.95

    Ever since John Hancock broke into song after signing the Declaration of Independence, American politics and musicals have been inextricably linked. From Alexander Hamilton's jazz hands, to Chester A. Arthur's oboe operas, to Newt Gingrich's off-Broadway sexscapade, You, Me, and My Moon Colony Mistress Makes Three, government and musical theater have joined forces to document our nation's long history of freedom, partisanship, and dancers on roller skates pretending to be choo choo trains. Learn More
  16. The McSweeney's Joke Book Of Book Jokes

    The McSweeney's Joke Book Of Book Jokes

    $12.95

    As John Hodgman says in this book's introduction, 'We all know that books are funny. First, they are made of paste and cloth, which is funny, as is the fact that people still buy and read them.' Learn More
  17. The Polysyllabic Spree

    The Polysyllabic Spree

    $14.00

    A hilarious and true account of one man's struggle with the monthly tide of the books he's bought and he's been meaning to read. Learn More
  18. The Rector & The Rogue

    The Rector And The Rogue

    $18.00

    It began quietly enough one morning in February 1880, with a mutton-chopped Acme Safe Company salesman knocking on the door of Reverend Morgan Dix, the starchiest clergyman in Manhattan's most respectable church. Learn More
  19. The Strangest of Theatres

    The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders

    $16.00

    The Strangest of Theatres explores how poets who are willing to venture beyond our borders can serve as envoys to the wider world and revitalize American poetry in the process. What are they looking for when they leave? What do they find? How does their experience shape them, and what is revealed when they sit down at their desks and take up the pen? Learn More
  20. The Wild Things (tpb)

    The Wild Things (tpb edition)

    $14.95

    Max is a rambunctious eight-year-old whose world is changing around him: His father is absent, his mother is increasingly distracted, and his teenage sister has outgrown him. Learn More
  21. There Is a Country

    There Is a Country: New Fiction from the New Nation of South Sudan

    $12.00

    There Is a Country collects eight engrossing pieces by South Sudanese authors—the first collection of its kind, from the youngest country in the world. Learn More
  22. This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

    This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

    $19.95

    The Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world. It is also, not entirely coincidentally, the world’s only bright-orange bridge. But it wasn’t supposed to be that way. Learn More
  23. Throwing Stones at the Moon

    Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives From Colombians Displaced by Violence

    $16.00

    For nearly five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia have to make their lives despite the threat of torture, kidnapping, and large-scale massacres—and more than four million have had to flee their homes. Learn More
  24. To Ruhleben -- And Back

    To Ruhleben -- And Back

    $18.00

    In 1914, Geoffrey Pyke, one of the 20th century's most brilliant eccentrics, was just another Cambridge teenager who was brilliant at everything except his studies. Learn More
  25. Vacation

    Vacation

    $14.00

    Critically acclaimed on its hardcover publication, and praised for its playful inventiveness and delightful prose, Deb Olin Unferth’s debut novel, Vacation, features three characters—a man, his wife, and a stranger with ties to them both. Learn More

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