Archive for May 30, 2012

New Books Posted, May 2012 (2)

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones)
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
1984 by George Orwell
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories
VALIS by Philip K. Dick
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Hardbound)
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (Omnibus 3in1)
1984 by George Orwell
Identity by Milan Kundera
Farewell Waltz by Milan Kundera
Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
The Raven and the Monkey’s Paw: Classics of Horror and Suspense
Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales (Gaiman, Maguire, Kiernan)


The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk
Peasants and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov (Number 1)
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr
Crash by J.G. Ballard
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks
A Graveyard for Lunatics by Ray Bradbury
Vampire Blood Trilogy: The Saga of Darren Shan
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories
Jorge Luis Borges: Collected Fictions
Jack of Kinrowan by Charles de Lint
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (Edited by J.D. McClatchy)
The Captain’s Verses: The Love Poems by Pablo Neruda

 

 

On Writing Horror (Revised Edition, Edited by Mort Castle)
Madness and Modernism by Louis A. Sass
The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
Best Food Writing 2009 (Edited by Holly Hughes)
The Anne Rice Reader (Edited by Katherine Ramsland)
The Masks of God: Oriental Mythology by Joseph Campbell
Fates Worse Than Death by Kurt Vonnegut (Hardbound)
The Thin Red Line by James Jones
The Art of the Steal by Frank W. Abagnale (Signed)

 


Happy Book Shopping!

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Comics + Novelties Quick Sale, Part 2

For inquiries please use this link, it is the most efficient way for us to read and reply to your message. Please be considerate and immediately settle the transaction if you reserve/order any. Some items might cost extra if shipped, pick-up can be arranged for these.

 

Watchmen
By Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Price: PhP450.00

Condition: Comics trade paperback, very good condition, minor shelf wear.

This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.

One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series.


 

Avengers – X-Men: Utopia (Hardbound)
By Matt Fraction, Silvestri. Deodato

Price: PhP600.00

Condition: Hardbound, originally unread overstock copy, minor shelf wear.

WHO ARE THE DARK X-MEN? He has his own Avengers team and now Norman Osborn has his own X-Men team. The other shoe has finally dropped and Emma Frost has betrayed Cyclops and the rest of the X-Men. And that’s just one of the huge surprises in “UTOPIA”. Is that Namor? Cloak and Dagger? Professor X?! The thing that you aren’t ready for is that Osborn is right. Collects Uncanny X-Men #513-514, Dark Avengers #7-8, Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia, and Utopia Finale.


X-Men: Nation X
By Fraction, Land, Dodson.

Price: PhP400.00

Condition: Comics trade paperback, originally unread overstock copy, minor shelf wear.

Collecting Uncanny X-Men #515-522, Dark Reign: The List – X-Men, Nation X #1-4.

A mutant nation has been created on UTOPIA, off the coast of California. But what does that mean to the X-Men? Magneto’s return has stunned the X-Men, but that’s not the only surprise they’re in for as a herd of Predator X’s come hungry for mutant tartar. The hits just keep on coming, but can the X-Men, still nursing their wounds from UTOPIA, deal with all this? What about when the island they call home begins to sink and Namor is the only one who can save the day? Plus: Jubilee returns to the X-Men, Gambit has trouble adjusting to life on Utopia, Northstar deals with the distance that island living necessitates and No-Girl has to save all the X-Men from a foe living right under their noses, Magik has banished Anole to Limbo, but why?

 


New X-Men: New Worlds
By Grant Morrison, Kordey, Van Sciver, Leon, Jimenez

Price: PhP400.00

Condition: Comics trade paperback, very good condition, minor shelf wear.

Collects New X-Men #127-133.

His name is Charles Xavier… and he is a mutant.

For years, Professor X was widely regarded as an authority on genetic mutation, and an advocate of peaceful relations between man and mutant. The general public was unaware he possessed superhuman powers until the psionically empowered psychopath Cassandra Nova – his twin sister – addressed the global media while in possession of her brother’s body and broke his decades-long silence. But in attempting to expose Xavier to his enemies, she unwittingly freed him from his self-imposed exile.

 


Kurt Busiek’s Astro City Vol. 4: The Tarnished Angel
By Busiek, Anderson, Ross, Comicraft, introduction by Frank Miller

Price: PhP350.00

Condition: Very good condition, minor shelf wear

“A very good gangster story. And a very, very good superhero story.”- Frank Miller

It’s only Kiefer Square.. a run-down eyesore of tenements and lost hopes, the home of petty criminals, down-and-outers, hired muscle and worse. And nobody cares- not the cops, not the city, and certainly not the super-heroes that soar above Astro City, making the world safe for everyone else.

So when someone starts killing the small-time super-villains of Kiefer square, it falls to one man to do something about it. Steeljack, a.k.a. the Steel-Jacketed Man. Just out of prison, he wants nothing more than a straight job, a place to sleep and three square meals a day.

He’s not smart. He’s not brave. And he doesn’t want the job. But he has something the people of Kiefer Square desperately need.

He’s hard to kill. He’ll have to be.


Ender’s Shadow: Command School (Hardbound)
Actual Ender’s Game, from the New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card. By Mike Carey, Fiumara, Brusco.

Price: PhP380.00

Condition: Comics hardcover, originally unread overstock copy, minor shelf wear.

The companion series to New York Times bestseller Orson Scott Card’s award-winning novel Ender’s Game! With time running out for the human race, Bean is assigned to Dragon army under the command of the legendary Ender Wiggin. But their relationship is a bruising clash of egos and agendas from the start – and it only gets worse when Dragon face their first battle. Collects Ender’s Shadow: Command School #1-5


Powers: The Definitive Hardcover Collection – Volume Three (Hardbound)
By Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming

Price: PhP650.00

Condition: Comics hardcover, originally unread overstock copy, very minor shelf wear.

This deluxe hardcover collects Powers Volume 6: The Sellouts and Powers Volume 7: Forever, plus extras!

In The Sellouts, a member of one of the classic supergroups falls victim to a seedy sex scandal, and the murder investigation takes Walker and Pilgrim on a journey that will forever change the way the world looks at superheroes. And in Forever, experience the origin of Powers! It’s a story that literally spans the history of man as all the mysteries of Powers and the Powers universe unfold, following a lone warrior’s trek through the greatest stories ever told. Collects Powers, Volume 1 #25-37.


Mouse Guard: Fall 1152
By David Petersen, Eisner Award Winner

Price: PhP400.00

Condition: Comics trade paperback, very good condition, unread overstock copy, remainder marked.

In the world of Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions and a host of predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed: more than just soldiers that fight off intruders, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one hidden village to another. The Guard patrol borders, find safeways and paths through dangerous territories and treacherous terrain, watch weather patterns, and keep the mouse territories free of predatory infestation. They do so with fearless dedication so that they might not just exist, but truly live. Saxon, Kenzie and Lieam, three such Guardsmice, are dispatched to find a missing merchant mouse that never arrived at his destination. Their search for the missing mouse reveals much more than they expect, as they stumble across a traitor in the Guard’s own ranks.


Hey, Mister: The Fall Collection
By Pete Sickman-Garner.

Price: PhP250.00

Condition: Comics Trade Paperback, very good condition, minor shelf wear.

Collects four issues of the four-time Eisner and Ignatz award-nominated series, plus various outtakes and additional narration by the author- just for this volume! Join Mister, Young Tim, Aunt Mary and the beloved Hideous Mutants as they hurtle headlong out of Eden and try to find redemption in a world where love is a four-letter word and even God gets lonely sometimes. The first bite’s free!

Originally published in comic form as Behind the Green Door, The Trouble with Jesus, Eyes On The Prize, and Dial ‘M’ for Mister.


Image Credit: The Alchemical Egg

The Vampire Tarot by Robert M. Place

Price: PhP800.00, must settle as soon as possible.

For individual card images please visit The Alchemical Egg: The Vampire Tarot.

Condition: Unread/unopened overstock copy, still sealed in original plastic wrapping except a small portion used for remainder mark.

The Vampire Tarot ties the tales and mythic figures associated with the vampire legend to the equally iconographic figures and forms of the tarot. This deck is a beautifully rendered, fully realized tarot, capable of providing a clear reading to those that use it. But beyond that, it explores the history of the vampire starting with Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel, Dracula, as well as those writings that inspired Stoker and the vampire lore that derived from it. Stoker and his most famous work were both closely tied to the classic Rider-Waite-Coleman tarot.

Image Credit: The Alchemical Egg, Robert M. Place

Now, author-illustrator Robert M. Place brings these two mythic traditions together in this soon-to-be classic tarot. Included is a four-color, fully illustrated seventy-eight card deck, and a extensively researched book that guides the reader through the subtleties and parallels withinThe Vampire Tarot, providing a guide for getting the most out of reading.

Sure to delight not only tarot devotees but the general fan of the vampire mythos as well.


The Secret World of Fairies
Venture Through the Magical World of Fairies with 4 Collectible Fairy Figurines!

Price: PhP700.00

Condition: Overstock copy, box still in very good condition, remainder marked, very minor shelf wear (may have light edge bumps).

Figurines around 3.0″ tall. Box size: 10.0″x12.0″.

Fairies fascinate — always. This beautifully illustrated tribute lets young fans discover their mysteries and learn how to spot signs of their presence. The Secret World of Fairies is a scrapbook of thoughts, writings, and fairy artifacts collected by Grandma Rose and her friends. The four collectible figurines included represent the four types of fairies likely to be found. Also included are strategies for how to contact fairies and to speak their language.


Gnome & Garden: A Gnovelty Kit

Price: PhP350.00

Condition: Overstock, sealed in original wrapping.

Within this whimsical kit lives your very own gnome. Treat him well and he will bring you countless hours of joy and good luck. But beware his mischief, and never let him out of your sight!

Included is a miniature coldcast garden gnome, a faux lawn encased in a handsome wood-grain frame, decorative flowers, exotic backdrops, and a full-color, illustrated book on the history and lore of these delightful mystical creatures.


The Marvel Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the World of Marvel
By Roy Thomas and Peter Sanderson

Price: PhP600.00 (original local price, PhP2,xxx)

Shipping: might pay extra due to size and weight.

Condition: See image above, that’s the only obvious flaw. There is a tear on the binding, book still very solid. This can be restored but we disclose everything first. All contents complete. Originally unread overstock copy.

The Marvel Vault brings the Universe to you, sharing the insider’s story of Marvel Comics from 1939 to the present. Chock-full of historic and never-before-seen memorabilia (think: early sketches of Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch, Bullpen birthday cards, and a membership certificate for the Merry Marvel Marching Society), this vibrant chronicle contains over 30 plastic-encased archival gems that you can hold in your hand while reading about the artists, writers, and heroes who make up the Marvel Universe.

Image Credit: Lynchburg Coupon Mama

Organized by decade, The Marvel Vault leads readers through every era by letting them hold such rare items as holiday cards, the welcome kit from the original Merry Marvel Marching Society, the program for the first comics convention, and even the first sketches for characters who went on to become beloved Marvel icons.Whether you’ve been collecting Sub-Mariner dime-books since the 1940s, or have just started to crack the pages of current Spidey sagas, you’ll want to gear up for Marvel-ous adventures with this dynamic collection!


 

Charlie Brown Dominoes Set

Price: PhP500.00

Condition: Sealed, overstock/technically brand new.

– Collectible Dominoes Set. Celebrating one of the most popular holiday television specials.
– It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
– Peanuts Gang
– Peanuts favorites includes Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally and Snoopy.


Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels

Price: PhP3,000 (originally USD150.00), shipping might cost extra.

Box size: 10.5″x14.5″x1.5″

Condition: Originally unread overstock, however there are flaws on this copy. Slip-case have a minor tear on the bottom (actual image shown below). This can be restored but we disclose everything first to potential buyer before selling. Slip-case also shows some very minor bumps. Book itself is in unread condition, except for 1-2 minor bumps due to transit/storage.

For a more extensive review/view of contents please check out Parka blogs. Link here.

For the true Star Wars fan, it doesn’t get much better than this mammoth compendium in its evocative die-cut slipcase: a companion to the volume that covered the original trilogy and a visual tour through the final three Star Wars films. Photographs, behind-the-scenes production stills, early sketches, computer renderings, outtakes, and more from Lucasfilm’s archives deconstruct Episodes I, II, and III every vehicle, character, planet, and plot line is examined. Featuring more than 3,000 out-of-this-world color images, an insider’s-perspective text, and production specifications, this is a gorgeous tribute to the most successful movie saga of all time.


Wide Open: Inspiration and Techniques for Art Journaling on the Edge (Book & Card Kit)

Price: PhP500.00

Condition: Sealed in original wrapping. Unread/unopened overstock copy.

Take your art journaling to the next level.

Each card in this inspiring deck offers an idea to stretch your approach to observing and chronicling the daily events around you. You’ll learn to harness the power of words (what to write about, and what to use to write it), explore extreme photography techniques, focus on the little things in life and discover unusual ways to create a self-portrait.

Includes 50 cards and a creativity notebook to record your own art-journal explorations.

 


Don’t forget to check out our old comic books listings. We lowered prices on most titles, here are the ones still available:

The Ultimates 3: Who Killed the Scarlet Witch? – PhP300.00
Wolverine: Origin – PhP400.00
X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain – PhP220.00
Marvel Zombies Return (Hardbound) – PhP400.00
The Tomb of Dracula, Vol. 3 – PhP350.00
John Constantine, Hellblazer (Set of 4) – PhP650.00
Stephen King’s The Stand Vol. 3: Soul Survivors (Hardbound) – PhP280.00
Marvel Essential: Captain America Vol. 5 – PhP330.00
Jeff Smith’s Bone Vol. 3: Eyes of the Storm – PhP250.00
Superman: The Death of Superman – PhP180.00
Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison – PhP250.00
The Mask Returns (Dark Horse Comics Collection) – PhP180.00
MTV’s Beavis and Butt-head: Huh Huh for Hollywood – PhP150.00
MTV’S Beavis and Butt-head: Ensucklopedia – PhP150.00

and a lot more! Check out the original link.

Thank you for looking!

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New Books Posted and Re-Stocks, May 2012

Anthem by Ayn Rand (Centennial Edition)
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison: Wilderness Volume 1 (HB)
The Indiana Jones Handbook: The Complete Adventurer’s Guide (HB)
The Spider-Man Handbook: The Ultimate Training Manual
Spook Country by William Gibson
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
The Belgariad: Volume One by David Eddings
McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (Edited by Michael Chabon)
The Elephant Vanishes: Stories by Haruki Murakami
Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore (HB SIGNED)
Summerland by Michael Chabon
Great Mambo Chicken & The Transhuman Condition by Ed Regis
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler (The V-Day Edition)

Dungeons & Dragons Eberron: Dragonmarked (Hardbound)
Dungeons & Dragons: An Adventurer’s Guide to Eberron (HB)
Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Survival Guide (HB)
A Practical Guide to Wizardry by Susan J. Morris (HB)

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Re-stock / Re-lists:

Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment & Reason
The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis
The Professor and the Madman (Dictionary Origin)
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
Lost by Gregory Maguire (Author of Wicked)
The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins
Vox by Nicholson Baker
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
The Science of Cold Case Files (Forensic Science)
The Theory of Almost Everything by Robert Oerter (HB)
Baudolino by Umberto Eco (Hardbound)
Written On The Body by Jeanette Winterson
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women by Harriet Rubin (Hardbound)
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Love Invents Us by Amy Bloom
Queer by William Burroughs
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Who Killed Palomino Molero? By Mario Vargas Llosa
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (used)
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block (Weetzie Bat)
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard Feynman

Thanks for viewing!
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Field Notes Spring 2012 National Crop Edition Now Available!

ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES via www.avalon.ph!

For Spring 2012, our fourteenth FIELD NOTES COLORS release sends us right back to our roots. “The National Crop Edition” is something new, and at the same time, something old. The FIELD NOTES BRAND is based on a long tradition of promotional memo books that, for more than a century, were widely distributed to American farmers by seed, tractor, fence, and other agricultural companies.

We’re revisiting that heritage with a special box set of six memo books celebrating American farmers and the six leading crops they grow.Using seven different paper stocks from the French Paper Company of Niles, Michigan (one color for each crop and another for the included souvenir reference map and custom “clamshell” box), the memo books are chock full of information about American corn, soybeans, hay, wheat, cotton and sorghum.

The text on the covers is in a rich brown and the insides feature light-tan lined graph paper. The six memo books are packed in a custom box manufactured in Brookston, Indiana by Jessup Paper Box, along with the map and a lovely embroidered logo patch for your denim jacket, bike bag, or overalls.

You can order now via this link. Remember, once they are gone most likely they are gone FOREVER!

Avalon.ph at Bloggers United 3!

 

FASHIONARY via Avalon.ph will be at the Bloggers United 3 event! See you there!

Bloggers United Strikes Three!

Third time’s the charm for the most anticipated fashion bloggers event in the country!

Bloggers United is staging their third bloggers bazaar this June 2 at the Grandview Events Place to once again gather Manila’s top fashion bloggers in one single venue outside of the World Wide Web. After holding two successful events last year, Bloggers United has easily become one of the most anticipated affairs for both fashion bloggers and readers in the metro.  More than just a bazaar, Bloggers United also partners with charitable groups to use and channel their influence in a positive manner.

Through the overwhelming power of social media and blogs in today’s generation, the previous Bloggers United events have successfully joined forces with top fashion bloggers like Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Kryz Uy and many more to inspire their followers and to raise funds for various beneficiaries,  namely KIDS Foundation and GMA Kapuso Foundation. This time around, the event will benefit Operation Smile Philippines.

The event gets better and better every time! To make Bloggers United 3 even more momentous, top Indonesian fashion blogger Anastasia Siantar of The Brown Platform will also be selling alongside Cebu fashion bloggers and our very own top celebrities Divine Lee & Sarah Meier.

So, if you love blog-reading and blog-hopping, Bloggers United is sure to be the perfect end-of-summer bazaar for you. Not only will you be able to bump elbows with your favorite bloggers at the event, but you will also be able to snag some of their own stylish statement pieces as they open their closets to sell to the public. Stay-up-to-date with the biggest gathering of bloggers by following us on Twitter (twitter.com/bloggers_united) and Facebook (facebook.com/bloggersunitedph), and bookmarking our official webpage (bloggersunited.org).

Bloggers United is in partnership with: 
Operation Smile
Globe Tattoo 

Event is co-presented by:
Colgate
Hedgren
Jansport
Canon
Zalora
Raffles
Clear
Pond’s
Hotel Celeste

Official Media Partners:
ETC
Meg
Status Magazine
When in Manila
Gadgets Magazine

In cooperation with:
Kotex
Payless
Nail It
Fashionary
Pinkbox
Coca Cola
Lorys 

Special thanks:
The Closet Goddess
Le Plume
Asian Vogue
Bubbles

Field Notes Spring 2012 Edition.. coming soon!

Taking pre-orders now at PhP1,080.00 only! Should be available early next week. Realistic ETA though May 9-11, 2012. Box already on it’s way to PH!

Coming to the Philippines only on Avalon.ph!

Field Notes: The National Crop Edition

The National Crop Edition goes back to FIELD NOTES’ agricultural roots with six notebooks in a custom-made box with a big poster and a embroidered patch for your overalls.

The text on the covers is in a rich brown and the insides feature light-tan lined graph paper. The six memo books are packed in a custom box manufactured in Brookston, Indiana by Jessup Paper Box, along with the map and a lovely embroidered logo patch for your denim jacket, bike bag, or overalls.

Check out our other Field Notes products!