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Catches of The Month!


Normals is primarily a brick & mortar book & record store kept orderly for leisurely browsing, so this section is primarily to sh...
 
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The Rainbow Stories by William Vollmann, hardback 1st edition.

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A very good 1989 Atheneum hardback 1st edition of William Vollmann’s second book, “instructive tales of skinheads, Faith, mechanical engineering, love & other pathologies…” With slightly faded light green cloth bound spine with gilt & pink lettering on spine. Orange boards. In near fine Mylar protected, unclipped jacket. $40.

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Signed 1st edition of The Ice-Shirt by William Vollmann.

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Very good + 1st edition with full numberline, flatsigned by Vollmann on half-title page. Black remainder line at bottom textblock. One faint pea-sized smudge at top textblock. Bright, square copy in near fine Mylar protected unclipped jacket. $70.

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Skies by Eileen Myles, signed.

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Just in - signed limited edition of Skies by Eileen Myles. Hand numbered 23 of only 200. Very good tight copy that has foxing along edge of front & back board edges. $75. Includes the trademark Black Sparrow acetate jacket.

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Every Month Is Black History Month At Normals!

Just published & just in - You Don’t Know Us Negroes and other Essays by Zora Neale Hurston. Edited with an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New hardback from Amistad Press, $28.

Black history in the US & the ongoing struggle for equal rights & battles against entrenched forces of White Supremacy in the country’s institutions remain as important as ever. Especially with right wing banning of black literature & trying to silence the history of slavery & oppression.     We try to maintain a substantial Black History used book section & mix in some essential new copies of the works of Angela Davis, James Baldwin, Bell Hooks & Fred Hampton.

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The Works of Bell Hooks


People tend to not let go of their Bell Hooks books, so we are trying to keep them present by ordering new copies.

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The Complete Poetry of Cesar Vallejo, a bilingual edition published by The University of California Press. 


Out of print fine 2007 hardback in near fine dustjacket. Edited & with an introduction by Clayton Eshleman. $50.

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Making It Up: Poetry Composed at St. Mark’s Church on May 9, 1979. By Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Koch & Ron Padgett.


Very good clean, bright 1994 Catchword Papers paperback first. 1 half inch diagonal indentation/scratch on lower portion of back cover.

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Some of today’s fresh catch! Raymond Chandler, Milestones, Nerval, Raymond Roussel, Lovecraft, Lydia Davis.

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Group Doueh - Guitar Music from the Western Sahara

New Addition

Near mint ripping LP from Sublime Frequencies! In thick near mint gatefold. Not available on vinyl for years. $40.

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1977 “Lust For Life” by Iggy


Keep swinging with Iggy! Very good 1977 RCA pressing of “Lust For Life”. Side 2 is vg+. Jacket is solid, good +. $60.

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Near mint triple 12” “The Fifth Mission” by Two Lone Swordsmen


In vg+ jacket. On Emissions Audio Output. $60.

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My Year Abroad & The Souvenir Museum, signed by authors.

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Two recent hardback literature publications, fine in fine dustjackets, flatsigned by each author on title page. My Year Abroad by Pulitzer Prize finalist Chang-Rae Lee & The Souvenir Museum by bestselling author Elizabeth McCracken.