New books, Dec 2011- Mar 2012

Well, that didn't work.

I thought that rather than note each purchase separately, I'd be organized enough that I'd post something monthly identifying what I'd picked up since the last time -- and here it is, nearly four months since the last one. On the positive side, there's not all that much to catch up with. Relatively speaking.

Albion Books, Vancouver
  • Mike Davis, Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster ($10.50)
  • "Grant Madison" (Gilean Douglas), River for my Sidewalk ($17.50: the hardcover first edition, published pseudonymously because in 1953 nobody wanted to publish some woman's book about living alone in the wilderness. Jerks)
  • Kim Stafford, Having Everything Right: Essays of Place ($10)
Bolen Books, Victoria
  • Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending ($25: reviewed here)
  • Charlotte Gill, Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe ($29.95: reviewed here)
  • Cherie Priest, Boneshaker ($18.50: reviewed here)
  • Robert J. Wiersema, Bedtime Story ($21.00: reviewed here)
Camas Books, Victoria (February)
  • CrimethInc., The Secret World of Terijian ($8: anarchist children's lit about ELF!)
  • Gordon Hak, Capital and Labour in the British Columbia Lumber Industry, 1934-1974 ($6)
Experience Music Project, Seattle
  • Reinhard Kleist, I See a Darkness: Johnny Cash ($23.50: graphic novel biography, reviewed here)
Left Bank Books, Seattle
  • CrimethInc., Work: Capitalism, Economics, Resistance ($8: reviewed here)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places ($5)
  • McBay, Keith, & Jensen, Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet ($22.95)
  • David H. Price, Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State ($15.95)
  • Chet Raymo, The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe ($9: probably from here, a bit mysterious...)
MacLeod Books, Vancouver
  • Lawrence Buell, Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance ($7)
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs, Back to the Stone Age: A Castaway in Pellucidar ($7: formerly available for 25 cents, according to the inside cover)
  • ed. Lewis Lapham, Lapham's Quarterly 1.3, The Book of Nature ($8)
  • William Morris, The Wood Beyond the World ($9: "the first great fantasy novel ever written"-blurb)
Munro's Books, Victoria
  • David Mas Masumoto, Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land ($7.99: wow, did I ever fall in love with his Epitaph for a Peach, back in the mid-90s)
  • Paul Torday, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen ($6.99: reviewed here)
Russell Books, Victoria
  • Dave Eggers, The Wild Things ($9: hardcover, reviewed here)
  • Dave Eggers, The Wild Things ($29.95: fur-covered hardcover first edition)
subTEXT, Victoria
  • Taiaiake Alfred, Wasase: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom ($22)
UVic Bookstore, Victoria
  • David Harvey, Spaces of Hope ($35: cultural geography)
  • Rebecca Kraatz, Snaps ($15: graphic historical novel set in Victoria BC)
  • ed. Lynch, Glotfelty, & Armbruster, The Bioregional Imagination: Literature, Ecology and Place ($24.95)
Word on the Strait, Tsawwassen ferry terminal
  • Glynnis Hood, The Beaver Manifesto ($16.95)
New rule: mandatory monthly cataloguing. Ridiculous: and I probably missed a few things from Russell Books, too.


theresa said…
I'll be curious to know what you think about the Stafford essays. I'm going to look for that book myself.

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