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Spotted: Neil Gaiman with Field Notes! Plus Warren Ellis!

On Neil Gaiman’s Tumblr:

Image Credit: Neil Gaiman's Tumblr

http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/18831584457/hi-neil-i-was-wondering-if-you-ever-still-use

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Field Notes is also used by Warren Ellis as stated in this blog post:

 

Field Notes was first made available in the Philippines on Avalon.ph.

What are you waiting for? Be one step ahead of your Moleskine/Notebook loving friends! Pocket a Field Notes now!

Customer Ayn’s Library, Fairy Tales Collection!

Featuring the library of customer Ayn! Notable books in this collection:

Snow Glass Apples (Signed by Neil Gaiman)
Lost Girls by Alan Moore
Ellen Datlow / Terri Windling Dark Adult Fairy Tales 6-Book Set
Adventures in the Dream Trade (Signed by Neil Gaiman)
Truffaut Books
Angela Carter, Jack Zipes and Andrew Lang (Color series) Fairy Tales
Commentary & social studies about Fairy Tales

Happy Browsing! Note: Books posted here NOT FOR SALE.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, limited edition signed

 

A painstakingly produced limited edition of a beloved classic by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. Limited to a single edition of just 1,000 copies, the limited edition of Neverwhere is an example of bookmaking at its finest.

– Each volume is hand-numbered–limited to 1,000 copies

– Each volume is signed by the author

– Each volume and its accompanying slipcase is hand-bound in rich midnight blue cloth

– Volume front case and spine are gold-stamped

– Slipcase features a die-cut aperture through which is seen the gold-stamped door illustration on volume front case

– Elegant two-color interior design

– Printed endpapers feature map of the London Underground, faithfully reproduced from the book’s original trade edition

– Large 7″x10″ format

– Text is the “Author’s Preferred Text”; this volume includes a special introduction to the book by the author

– Special addendum to this limited edition: “The Neverwhere Files”–material from the author’s files that give a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the evolution of Neverwhere

– Each volume comes in its own protective cardboard case–labeled with title, author, price, publisher information, and barcode.

Price: Php12,000.00

Thank you very much for viewing. If interested, contact us.

COMPLETE 6-Book Set! Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling Dark/Adult Fairy Tales Books

All hardbound. Probably the only complete set available for sale on Earth (/Internet).

Snow White, Blood Red (1993)
Black Thorn, White Rose (1994)
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995)
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999)
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)

Contributing authors: Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Tanith Lee, Jane Yolen, Nancy Kress, Gene Wolfe, Kathe Koja, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Roger Zelazny, and many more…

A jealous prince plots the destruction of his hated broter’s wedding by inventing a “magic” suit of clothing visible only to the pure at heart…

A marvelous frog holds an astonishing secret, until a maiden’s kiss reveals a terrible truth…

A troll-killing, princess-rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries’ point of view…

A young girl’s strange fairy tale obsession results in a brutal murder…

An embittered mother cares for her slowly dying son who is trapped in a thicket that guards a sleeping beauty…

A take on Rapunzel, which takes place in modern times, in the beauty-pageant circuit, yet follows the old story almost exactly.

A Sleeping Beauty retelling set in an alternate, magic-rich nineteenth-century England, and full of insight about the nature of “true love”. Ends not happily, but perfectly.

“Snow in Summer” turns the tables on Snow White’s evil stepmother with a deep-dish apple pie and a fry pan.

“Goldilocks Tells All” is especially memorable for its Jerry Springer-like portrayal of the ultimate dysfunctional family.

A seduced prince willingly and knowingly fell prey to a sensuous usurper’s treachery…

A flesh-eating ogre gamboled in the footlights…

… and many more…. 

 

 

Erotic, compelling, witty, and altogether extraordinary, these stories lay bare our innermost demons and desires- imaginatively transforming our youthful fantasies into things darker, slyer and more delightfully subversive.

All hardbound, posted on our website here.

Customer Spotlight, Anina

Ms. Anina Rubio is our Featured Customer for the month of May. She is incidentally the winner of our Share Moleskine Love Moleskine giveaway held last year, June 2010. It is not just books and Moleskines for Ms. Rubio, she’s also into lomography, the Sandman and… just continue reading and enjoy the photos! Our comments section is very much open so feel free to name the books, graphic novels and spot the miscellanies!

– Let’s start with your love for Moleskine. How did it all began? What is your favorite type?

I’ve always had notebooks/journals since I was in high school. It was just 2 years ago when I decided I needed a sleek, elegant, and vintage looking journal which I can bring with me anywhere and everywhere. That’s when I got myself a Moleskine. Luckily I also won in Avalon.ph‘s Moleskine giveaway so I have about 7 Moleskine notebooks now 😀

My favorite would be the Pocket sketchbook! I like posting things from places Ive been to (tickets, mini photos, baggage tags, etc) and I draw most of the time when Im too lazy to write so I need that blank page to cover up an entire day’s worth of thoughts.

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– What are the silliest things you write/keep in your Moleskine notebooks?

Im not sure if it counts as silly, but I whenever I leave a notebook, I write something on any form of paper – in most cases Starbucks tissue (of course, clean ones!) does the trick. Then, I stick the tissue with writings on the blank pages of my Moleskine.

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– Being both a Moleskine and a book lover, are you worried that eventually you will outgrow them and go solely digital?

Oh no, no, no. I don’t think Ill ever outgrow anything analog (I shoot in film as well)! When it comes to journals, I like writing/drawing a lot so I make sure I bring a pen and a notebook anywhere. When I have time, I use the typewriter (that my bestfriend gave me) to just make a single journal entry! In terms of books, for me, Books are best read when you can feel the pages and turn them one leaf at a time. There’s a sense of fulfillment whenever I see how much I’ve read or how many books I added to my library 🙂

 

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– On books, who do you collect? Give us 3 books that you want other people to read and why?

Palahniuk, Gaiman, Kerouac, Camus, Vonnegut – they are my favorite authors.

These are my top 3 picks, not necessarily from the authors i love:

1. Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk

The book in itself is thought-provoking and brilliant! The author wrote it in an unconventional manner but the story dealt with conventional issues of every person – work issues, mindless consumerism, violence, etc.

2. Griffin and Sabine trilogy – Nick Bantock


The story is not directly transcribed like how normal books are written. The reader is the one who creates the story by reading letters and postcards sent. It gives a sense of feeling that the reader is part of the story. The artworks are also magnificent 🙂

3. Tree of Codes – Jonathan Safran Foer

With it’s cut out pages, it literally looks like a tree of codes! The lines from the book are mostly from Schulz’s Street of Crocodile, but because of the die cut pages, it came out as if the combination of words from different pages made an entirely different story in itself! It’s visually captivating and poetic.

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– Blind buys. Sometimes people buy a book from an author they never heard before not having an idea what to expect. What is your best blind buy?

Anne Carson’s Nox.

I stumbled upon this book via google. I was searching for unique books with visuals and I came across Nox. After google-ing it further, I just felt I had to buy it. I had it shipped from UK and when the package finally arrived on my doorstep, I knew that the 1 month I waited was worth it.

The book is more like a box of memories intertwined with its accordion-like pages. It’s deeply moving, yes, in a way that it illuminates absence, loss, and a brother-sister relationship.

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– What are the writing and reading tools you can’t live without?

Pencil/Pens, Coffee/Milk tea, GOOD MUSIC!

When Im reading, though, I just keep a pencil with me. I put small check marks on lines that are worth remembering. My attention span is kind of short and Im easily distracted so I dont really listen to music if im reading. :))

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– Your taste in music, film, and books. Any connections?

 

Well I like music which aren’t overplayed on the radio or on MTV. I prefer rock, alternative, Indie music. Most books I read have have a dark theme.. books which make you think a lot (think: Palahniuk, Gaiman). Oh I don’t read chick lits nor do I watch chick flicks that often. In terms of films, I do enjoy watching those gangster slash mob, and artistic films (think Godfather, A Clockwork Orange, Donnie Darko). So yeah perhaps there’s a dark, twisted, and macabre-like feel to my music, books, and film collection 🙂

 

 

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– Share with us some pictures of your books and Moleskines


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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– Lastly, share with us your favorite last line from a book.

“Until someone came  and rested a hand lightly on my shoulder, my thoughts were of the sea.” South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami

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About Anina Rubio.

Anina Rubio is an engineer, artist, and coffee-holic who is currently building her library of books. She shoots in film most of the time especially during her travels and explorations.  She is a graduate of engineering and is now pursuing motion picture and tv production.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/aninarubio
Tumblr:
http://aninarubio.tumblr.com
Lomography:
http://lomography.com/homes/aninarubio

– all photos and images posted in this entry are the property of Ms. Anina Rubio.

Raw Images (Books – 09/02/10)

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Farewell Melinda, Farewell The Last Unicorn… Rare Books Sold

Books depart from me all the time, sometimes they make it somewhat depressing. Last week, two of my personal favorites left my bookshelves.

Melinda by Neil Gaiman (Signed and Limited to 1,000 copies)

Melinda Cover

and

The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version by Peter Beagle (Signed and Limited to 1,000 copies)

Last Unicorn cover

I did get a significant monetary rate in return, but these are titles I do not expect to have again in my lifetime. Both are currently out-of-print, and very expensive in the collectible books market. Both titles appreciated in value immediately as they were released, and they were probably the only copies actually available for sale in the Philippines.

At the same time, buyer also bought these titles:

Coraline by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean (Signed & Limited 1/1000)

Coraline Limited

and

Interworld by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves (Signed & Limited 1/500)

Interworld Limited

To the person who bought them (you will remain anonymous from others), love them, boldly display them, treasure them and most of all amidst the price, make sure your kids will read them. It is sad I never even read them, because of my intent of putting them up for sale I like to think even the first pass of actually reading the books should belong to you.

Below are additional images of Melinda and The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version. So if I have to reminisce, I just have to take a look here. Read more

We have a winner!

Winner of the Gaiman Signed Book Randomizer

* For privacy of entries real names of entries via website purchase were cut using first 2 letters of first name, and 3-6 letters of last (as you can see some weird names listed above). No real names were submitted in the list randomizer unless you used your real name displayed on the website to submit your entry.

Congratulations to Ka(ren) Punza(lan) [name disclosed w/ permission]! She purchased 4 Moleskine Notebooks last September 10, received 4 entries and was picked by random.org‘s list randomizer as the winner of the Neil Gaiman SIGNED book giveaway!

Thank you everyone for participating! Watch out for our next giveaway so keep checking our website, this blog or better yet, add us to your RSS feed.