Archive for June 27, 2011

Hard-to-find Norwegian Wood edition (Kondasha)

Hard-to-find copy of Haruku Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, translated by Alfred Birnbaum instead of Jay Rubin. Comes in 2 books. Kondasha International, softcover.

Price is Php2,400.00 for both.Update: sold after 30 minutes of post.

If interested, contact us.

Norwegian Wood


New Titles Posted, Jun 2011 (2)

Book of Dreams by Jack Kerouac
Introducing Postmodernism (Comic Book Form)
Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (Hardbound, Ralph Steadman)
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (HB)
Up In The Air by Walter Kirn (Movie Cover)
Light in August by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Why We Suck by Denis Leary
Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare
The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury
Emily L. by Marguerite Duras
The Lady and the Monk by Pico Iyer
Forbidden Colors by Yukio Mishima
The Guy Not Taken: Stories by Jennifer Weiner
Strange Pilgrims: Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Hardbound)
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
Believing is Seeing: Creating the Culture of Art
Artists on Art: from the XIV to the XX Century
Frances Mayes: The Discovery of Poetry
Dragonology: Tracking & Taming Dragons (Includes Ready-to-Assemble Dragon)
Source Book of Medical History by Logan Clendening
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Personae by Ezra Pound
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
The Gastronomical Me by MFK Fisher
The Twilight Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois H. Gresh
Different Dances by Shel Silverstein (25th Anniversary, Hardbound)
The Wolverine Files by Mike Barr (Hardbound in slipcase)
Writing for Comics & Graphic Novels with Peter David
The Tenth Garfield Treasury by Jim Davis (Comics TPB)
Will and Abe’s Guide to the Universe by Matt Groening
Simpsons Comics Madness (Comics TPB)
Simpsons Bartman: The Best of the Best! (Comics TPB)
Family Guy: Brian Griffin’s Guide To Booze… (Comics TPB)
Family Guy: It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One (Comics TPB)
Sleeping Beauty by K.Y. Craft (Hardbound)
Puss in Boots: A Tale by Charles Perrault (Hardbound)
Musical Notes: 18 assorted greeting cards & envelopes

Happy Shopping!

#MoleskineLove2011 week three winner & this week’s giveaway!

Before we proceed with our Week 3 winner we would like to promote a local Twitter hashtag: #RP612fic.

What is #RP612fic?

From @anitero: “#RP612fic is simply a way for Philippine writers to celebrate Independence Day through micro-stories sent out over Twitter all throughout June 12. Once the 12th has come and gone, I collate the stories in a post on Rocket Kapre. We do it to remind people it’s Independence Day, because we love any excuse to write, and because it’s fun!”

Some micro-stories are being posted already, you can view them here.

More explanation of this movement is linked here (via

Check it out! Enjoy the micro-stories or better yet, participate! – #RP612fic via Twitter


Now, our Week 3 winner is @phoebecasin! She won a Moleskine Large Ruled Reporter Notebook!

For Week 4 it’s back-to-school month and this week’s giveaway we will talk about the teachers who inspired you the most!

We are giving away one (1) Moleskine Large Cahier Ruled Kraft Set of 3.

All you have to do is tweet an answer to this question:

Who was the teacher who inspired you the most?

Tweet format is:


#MoleskineLove2011 -your answer- @avalonph


Feel free to share some details with your tweet but the first tweet must include #MoleskineLove2011, @avalonph and the link. We expect some tweet variations but they will count as long as they comply with our ‘common sense’ rule.

– Contest starts June 8 and ends June 15 (Wednesday), 9:00pm 2011. Philippine residents only.

– One entry per validated tweet. Winner through a List Randomizer or something similar.

– Some might be inclined to write a blog (or Tumblr, etc) post. You are free to “drop” the link in exchange for your link but you must mention this giveaway and use the “giveaway” link back within that post. You must keep the #MoleskineLove2011 hashtag and @avalonph in your tweet though as it is our way of tracking your tweets.

If you are new to this giveaway series we suggest you skim through our previous mechanics. Most of them still applies.

So good luck everyone! We are excited to read your tweets about the educator who inspired you the most!

Three years later, SANDMAN AND DEATH 20TH ANNIVERSARY Bookends

Back in March 2008 we posted a blog entry regarding the release of the limited edition Sandman & Death’s 20th Anniversary Bookends.

Value upon release: USD295.00

Almost 3 years later, estimated value now: USD800-1,000

Stop and remember that moment when you didn’t buy it then…

– image from DC Direct

New Titles Posted, Jun 2011


Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake (Book One, Gormenghast)
Best Gay Asian Erotica edited by Joel B. Tan
A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America
Satori in Paris and Pic: Two Novels by Jack Kerouac
The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (Hardbound)
The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of
The Icewind Dale Trilogy: Collector’s Edition by R.A. Salvatore
Legacy of the Drow: Collector’s Edition by R.A. Salvatore


The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
The Arabian Nights (Translated by Husain Haddawy)
Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski
Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by A.S. Byatt
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block (Weetzie Bat)
East of Eden by John Steinbeck -Centennial Edition
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Saturday by Ian McEwan
Eragon by Christopher Paolini



A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran
How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch
The Best of the Best American Poetry 1988-1997 (Harold Bloom)
Rimbaud: Arthur Rimbaud Complete Works
A Book of Women Poets: From Antiquity to Now
Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 by T.S. Eliot
Dear, Dear Brenda – The Love Letters of Henry Miller to Brenda Venus
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
The Masks of God: Creative Mythology (IV) by Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell (2nd edition)
Aristotle: Poetics
The Will to Power by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms by Chris Baldick
Companion to Narnia by Paul F. Ford (The Chronicles of Narnia)
The Face of Battle by John Keegan
The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare by John Keegan
The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morison (Jerry Hopkins)
Heavens to Betsy! & Other Curious Sayings
Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angie
Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano
Sex in History by Reay Tannahill
New Ideas From Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought
Reefer Madness by Eric Schlosser
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks
Why Darwin Matters by Michael Shermer
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (HB)
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity by David Lynch (HB)
Wonder Woman – The Golden Age by Les Daniels (HB)
Disco Duck and Other Adventures in Novelty Music by Ace Collins
Our Dumb World: The Onion’s Atlas of The Planet Earth (Hardbound)
Napalm & Silly Putty by George Carlin
Getting Lost: J.J. Abrams TV Series (Edited by Orson Scott Card)

Happy Shopping!