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. 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy

    29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy

    $14.95

    We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. Learn More
  2. 826 Quarterly Vol. 20

    826 Quarterly Volume 20

    $18.00

    This edition of the 826 Quarterly contains fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by authors ages 6-18. Learn More
  3. 826 Quarterly Vol. 22

    826 Quarterly Volume 22

    $18.00

    This edition of the 826 Quarterly contains fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by authors ages 6-18. Learn More
  4. A Hologram for the King

    A Hologram for the King (tpb)

    $15.95

    In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. Learn More
  5. A Million Heavens (paperback)

    A Million Heavens

    $15.00

    On the top floor of a small hospital, an unlikely piano prodigy lies in a coma, attended to by his gruff, helpless father. Outside the clinic, a motley vigil assembles beneath a reluctant New Mexico winter—strangers in search of answers, a brush with the mystical, or just an escape. To some the boy is a novelty, to others a religion. Learn More
  6. A Moment in the Sun (trade paperback)

    A Moment in the Sun

    $18.00

    It’s 1897, and the world seems on the verge of offering its outcasts a new kind of opportunity. Learn More
  7. All My Puny Sorrows (softcover)

    All My Puny Sorrows

    $16.00

    Elf and Yoli are sisters. Learn More
  8. All Our Happy Days Are Stupid

    All Our Happy Days Are Stupid

    $12.00

    Two couples, each with a twelve-year-old child, travel to Paris; within a few moments of discovering each other in a crowd, one of their children disappears. A day later, one of the mothers disappears, too. The story that follows is a wonderfully strange, beautifully composed examination of happiness and desperation, complete with a man in a bear suit, a teen pop star, and eight really excellent songs. Learn More
  9. Always Apprentices

    Always Apprentices: The Believer magazine Presents Twenty-Two Conversations Between Writers

    $16.00

    Always Apprentices collects five years of intimate, wide-ranging conversations with many of today’s most prominent writers, taken from the pages of the Believer. Learn More
  10. Arkansas

    Arkansas

    $14.00

    There are the days: the dappled grounds, the aimless yardwork, the hours in the booth giving directions to families in SUVs. Learn More
  11. At Home on the Range

    At Home on the Range (tpb)

    $15.00

    Recently, while moving into a new house, Elizabeth Gilbert unpacked some boxes of family books that had been sitting in her mother's attic for decades. Among the old, dusty hardcovers was a book called At Home on the Range (or, How To Make Friends with Your Stove) by Gilbert's great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter. Learn More
  12. Benny's Brigade

    Benny's Brigade

    $19.95

    At recess one day, sisters Elsie and Theo spy a nut wiggling on the ground. Learn More
  13. Between Heaven And Here

    Between Heaven And Here

    $15.00

    In August in Rio Seco, California, the ground is too hard to bury a body. But Glorette Picard is dead, and across the canal, out in the orange groves, they’ll gather shovels and pickaxes and soak the dirt until they can lay her coffin down. Learn More
  14. Bowl Of Cherries

    Bowl Of Cherries

    $14.00

    Kicked out of Yale at age fourteen, Judd Breslau falls in with Phillips Chatterton, a bathrobe-wearing Egyptologist working out of a dilapidated home laboratory. Learn More
  15. Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars?: A Believer Book of Advice

    Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars?: A Believer Book of Advice

    $14.95

    The Believer magazine presents a compendium of advice from producers, writers, and actors of The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Late Show with David Letterman, The Hangover, and The Colbert Report, along with other musicians, cartoonists, New Yorker writers, and those similarly unqualified to offer guidance. Learn More
  16. The Circle (paperback)

    Circle: A Novel

    $15.95

    The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. Learn More
  17. Citrus County (trade paperback)

    Citrus County

    $14.00

    There shouldn’t be a Citrus County. Teenage romance should be difficult, but not this difficult. Boys like Toby should cause trouble but not this much. Learn More
  18. Clock Without a Face

    Clock Without a Face

    $19.95

    This is true: 12 emerald-studded numbers, each handmade and one-of-a-kind, have been buried in 12 holes across this fine land. These treasures will belong to whoever digs them up first. The question: Where to dig? The only path to the answer: Solve the riddle of The Clock Without a Face. Learn More
  19. Cold Fusion

    Cold Fusion (HOW Vol. 4)

    $18.00

    For many years the scientific and educational community has wondered and worried about the possibility that semi-sane scholar-pretenders would find the means to put out a series of reference books aimed at children but filled with ludicrous misinformation. Learn More
  20. Comedy By The Numbers

    Comedy By The Numbers

    $14.00

    This book is perfect for people who are funny and for those who aren't funny ó thus it is marketable to 100% of the population. Learn More
  21. Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence

    Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence: The Best of the Believer Music Interviews

    $15.00

    Believer Books collects 35 interviews with some of today's most influential musicians and includes such conversational treasures as Björk on e.e. cummings, Lucinda Williams on writing about sex, Trey Anastasio on improvisation games, M.I.A. on the power of the internet, and Jack White on upholstering a couch. Learn More
  22. Created In Darkness By Troubled Americans

    Created In Darkness By Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category

    $14.00

    Now more than ever, Americans are troubled by questions. Learn More
  23. The Defiant

    Defiant

    $18.00

    On a field trip to see famed privateer Francisco Ventana’s once-sunken ship, the Defiant, six kids from San Francisco’s Greenly School—a last-chance refuge for orphans, troublemakers, and misfits—find themselves stranded at the center of a storm unlike any other. Learn More
  24. Donald: A Novel

    Donald: A Novel

    $12.00

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    As America’s most infamous former Secretary of Defense lies poised to unleash his wistful recollections and rewriting of the war on terror, authors Eric Martin and Stephen Elliott humbly submit their take to the historical record: Donald. Learn More
  25. Emmaus

    Emmaus

    $13.00

    The secular and the pious. The rich and the poor. Those with "a capacity for destiny" and those who "cannot afford it." Learn More

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