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New Books Posted, October 2013




Literary Las Vegas: The Best Writing About America’s Most Fabulous City
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn (Third Edition)
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost
Lovecraft Unbound: Tales inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft (Edited by Ellen Datlow)
The Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka (hardbound)
The Unvanquished by William Faulkner
Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Lost Continents: The Atlantis Theme in History, Science, and Literature by L. Sprague de Camp
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Trotsky for Beginners: A Graphical Guide by Tariq Ali
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn (Third Edition)
Lord Byron’s Novel: The Evening Land by John Crowley
The Age of Revolution and Reaction, 1789-1850 by Charles Breunig (2nd edition)




The Penguin Dictionary of Third World Terms by Kofi Buenor Hadjor
Order and Chaos: 50th Anniversary Series (The Great Books Foundation)
Giorgio Vasari: Lives of the Artists Volume II (Penguin Classics)
Why Fish Fart & Other Useless or Gross Information About the World by Francesca Gould
The Comic Stories by Anton Chekhov
The Giant, O’Brien by Hilary Mantel
The Essential Plato
100 Great Operas and Their Stories by Henry W. Simon
Book of Urban Legend by Rodney Dale (Wordsworth Reference Series)
How to Repair Food by Marina and John Bear
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
Scientific Blunders by Robert Youngson
The Best American Poetry 2009 (David Wagoner)
An Opened Grave: Sherlock Holmes Investigates His Ultimate Case by L. Frank James
A Dictionary of Literary Terms (1960, 10th Printing)
The Metaphysics by Aristotle




Critical Thinking (University of Phoenix, 1999)
The Culture of the Meiji Period by Irokawa Daikichi
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
The Doors of Perception / Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley
Still Life with Oysters and Lemon by Mark Doty
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (Movie Cover)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Elves and Ellefolk: Tales of the Little People by Natalia M. Belting (Hardbound)
Basic Writings of Kant (The Modern Library Classics)
The World’s Greatest Crooks & Conmen by Nigel Blundell
The World’s Greatest Mistakes by Nigel Blundell
The World’s Most Infamous Murders by Roger Boar & Nigel Blundell

Thanks for looking!


Images from the Hong Kong Book Fair 2013

Late post but here are images from the Hong Kong Book Fair, 17-23 July 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

The annual exhibition at the City Hall organised by the Hong Kong Publishing Federation could be regarded as the predecessor of the Hong Kong Book Fair. The First Hong Kong Book Fair was held in 1990 and this year it is its 25th year. The Fair has become an annual major event in Hong Kong with the number of visitors reaching new high every year. The organiser, the HKTDC, has always been striving to promote local reading culture. Apart form extensively inviting the public to the Fair to visit and buy books, it also spares no effort in organising diversified cultural activities during the Book Fair period with a view to enhance the contents and quality of the Fair.

During the past 24 years the number of exhibitors has grown from 149 to 504 in 2009, with corresponding growth of attendance from 200,000 to 900,000 in 2009. The Fair has developed from a mere promotion platform for the industry to an annual territory-wide major reading and cultural event for the public of Hong Kong.

Major Exhibit Categories:

  • Books and Publications
  • Children’s and Teen’s Books
  • Religious Books
  • e-Books & e-Learning Resources: e-Book Readers, Audio Visual Learning Aids, Educational Software
  • Multimedia Products
  • Stationery and Printed Products

Hong Kong Book Fair 2014 will happen on  16-22 July 2014 (Wednesday – Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

Bonus image, The Monocle Shop in Hong Kong.

Raw Images (Books – 01/20/13)

For inquiries please use this link, it is the most efficient way for us to read and reply to your message. Please be considerate when you inquire and settle the transaction as early as possible if you reserve/order any.

Most books in this batch are in very good-good condition, some slightly used. Some may have price stickers/used book tags, we might not remove them when you order from this post. There are no junks, you will be notified if condition deserves some clarification before purchase.

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Thank you for looking!



Raw Images Books, Journals & Paper

Raw images of some books out of the box. Notable titles: A Clash of Kings (small wet spot on side of pages), Anagrams by Lorrie Moore and Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural.

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Lyricist 01

Lyricist 02

The Lyricist’s Notepad Book

Here’s a great new journal designed for the introspective poet or the accomplished singer-songwriter. This handsome parchment lyricist’s diary promises to inspire. There’s plenty of space for penning soulful lyrics, with inspiration and commiseration in the form of quotes from artists, writers, and musicians, such as Leonard Bernstein, Gilda Radner, and Ernest Hemingway.

Condition: hard-to-find. Size: 6.5″x10.0″, Pages: 96. Condition: very good to good+. Technically brand new, some minor bumps due to transit.

Code & Price: LYRICS / PhP300.00


Woman Note

Woman Note02

A Women’s Notebook

A classic gift for all ages since its original publication in 1980, A Woman’s Notebook is a beautiful place to express the spirit of womanhood. Features all new provocative, insightful, and inspiring quotations and illustrations on the interior.

Condition: Size: 6.5″x10.0″, Pages: 96. Condition: very good to good+. Technically brand new, some minor bumps due to transit.

Code & Price: WOM / PhP250.00


Abroad Organizer

Abroad: A Travel Organizer + Journal

Going somewhere? Wish you were?

There’s no time like the present for planning that dream trip. Both travel guide and travel journal, this is the place to plan, dream, document experiences, and keep track of important details. Abroad is packed with inspiring tips and travel information, and features two pockets for storing tickets and maps, an elastic band, and enough amusing asides from fellow travelers to keep you smiling through most train and bus rides. With Abroad in hand, the trip never has to end.

Condition: Brand New. Sealed. Manufactured in Hong Kong. Chronicle Books.

Code & Price: ABR001 / PhP400.00


Stationery Box (Art Street Trading Company)

– 12 greeting cards with envelopes (4.0″x5.0″)
– 12 stationery sheet with envelopes (6.0″x8.0″)

Note: the cards and sheet are sealed so 12 is just my very careful estimate. I only tried counting the sheet from its sides (sealed).

Condition: Box is 7.5″x10.5″. Some hurt on box (visible on image above). Box might be slightly pressed during shipping/transit. Made in China.

Code & Price: SBOX / PhP250.00


Wanderlust Front

Wanderlust Back

Wanderlust: Mix and Match Stationery

16 Stationery Sheets & Envelopes Plus Stickers

Design/Photos by Troy H. Litten. Published by Chronicle Books.

Personalize your correspondence by mixing and matching this collection of images and icons of world travel- perfect to send to friends around the block or around the globe.

Condition: in original wrapping but not sealed. Sheets & other items complete.

Code & Price: WANST / PhP300.00 (book not included)

Book companion is Wanderlust by Troy M. Litten (Photography & Travel)


Frank Lloyd Wright

(Left: Box, Right: Actual Journal)

Frank Lloyd Wright Pocket Journal (Squared/Grid).

Featuring Frank Lloyd WRight’s March Balloons embossed on the black leather cover. Includes a coordinating ribbon marker and gift box.

Condition: Hardbound. Size: 3.75″x5.75″. Pages: 144 grid-lined pages.

Code & Price: FLW / PhP300.00


Fairies Red 001


Fairies Red 002


Flower Fairies Gift Wrap Pack  (Red)

2 Gift Bags (small and medium), 2 sheet of Gift Wrap (700mm x 500mm), 2 Gift Tags and a gel pen. Note: gel pen missing.

Code & Price: FFRED / PhP180.00


Fairies White 001

Fairies White 002

Flower Fairies Gift Wrap Pack  (Cream)

2 Gift Bags (small and medium), 2 sheet of Gift Wrap (700mm x 500mm), 2 Gift Tags and a gel penNote: gel pen missing.

Code & Price: FFCRE / PhP180.00


Some journals from our past sales that are still available.

King Kong Journal

Description: Ruled notebook type,  hardcover, 5.75?x8.5?, 96pp. This is now a sort of collectible and values over USD20.00. Turner Classic Movies, 2003.

Condition: overstock, except for around 3 minor scratches on cover.

Code & Price: KK100 / PhP400.00


Penman Paper Fashion Journal

Description: Ruled notebook type (wide vertical spaces), elastic closure, storage pocket, 192pp, fashion colors, 4.25?x6.0?.

Condition: overstock, very good condition. Handcrafted in China. USD9.99

Code & Price: PPFJ100 / PhP220.00


Magnetic Flap Journal (Gold)

Description: Large 7.0?x9.0?, gold emboss detailing. Magnetic Closure. Ribbon Marker. 192 Lined Journaling Pages.

Condition: overstock, very good condition.

Code & Price: MAGGOLD100 / PhP280.00


Magnetic Flap Journal (Silver)

Description: Large 7.0?x9.0?, silver emboss detailing. Magnetic Closure. Ribbon Marker. 192 Lined Journaling Pages.

Condition: overstock, very good condition.

Code & Price: MAGSILV100 / PhP280.00


Quilt Address Book

Description: Soft padding cover address book, 5.75?x9.75?, 2005 from MQ Publications, around 100 pages.

Condition: overstock, good condition, some light browning due to storage.

Code & Price: QADD100 / PhP150.00.


Don’t forget to check other paper products such as imported gift wraps and gift cards on our website. You can access them by following this link – Novelty and Gift Items.

Thank you very much and happy shopping!


Lonely Planet “fake” books

Mr Kohnstamm, whose book is titled Do Travel Writers Go To Hell?, said yesterday that he had worked on more than a dozen books for Lonely Planet, including its titles on Brazil, Colombia, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Chile and South America.

In one case, he said he had not even visited the country he wrote about.

“They didn’t pay me enough to go Colombia,” he said.

“I wrote the book in San Francisco. I got the information from a chick I was dating – an intern in the Colombian Consulate.

More details here.