Month: April 2010

New Titles Posted, Apr 2010 (1st)

New titles in stock posted. Our top picks:

Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds (HB) – First published in 1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This edition includes Charles Mackay’s account of the three infamous financial manias – John Law’s Mississippi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania. * – I highly recommend this book, while this is free online (try out a few chapters you’ll be hooked), nothing feels better having this on your shelves.
Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel: A Biography (Hardbound) – The definitive biography of the beloved children’s author re-released in celebration of the new musical “Seussical”. Horton, Thidwick, Yertle, the Lorax, the Grinch, Sneetches, and the Cat in the Hat are just a handful of the bizarre and beloved characters Theodor S. Geisel (1904-1991), alias Dr. Seuss, created in his 47 children’s books, from 1937’s And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street to 1990’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Don’t forget we still have a Clearance category, for books and other items (mostly) under Php200.00. You may access it directly here.

Happy Shopping!

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
L4yer Cake by J.J. Connolly
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds (HB)
Art & Lies by Jeanette Winterson
Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice by A.S. Byatt
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (HB)
Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel: A Biography (Hardbound)
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice by A.S. Byatt
Lorca & Jimenez: Selected Poems (Robert Bly)
The World Doesn’t End by Charles Simic
The Art of Chess by James Mason
Naked by David Sedaris

Kafka: The Complete Stories (Franz Kafka)
A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo Folk Tales
The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present
The Hipster Handbook by Robert Lanham
The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History
Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Caleb Carr
The Gardener’s Bed-Book by Richardson Wright (Michael Pollan, editor)
Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney’s Book of Lists
Paradise by Koji Suzuki (Advance Proof)
Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce (Dover, Hard-to-Find)
Holy Blood, Holy Grail: The Secret History of Christ
Labyrinths: Stories & Other Writings of Jorge Luis Borges
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (True Blood)
Immortality by Milan Kundera
Pig Tales: A Novel of Lust and Transformation by Marie Darrieussecq
Elizabethan Prose Fiction (Edited by Merritt Lawlis)
B.F. Skinner: Beyond Freedom & Dignity (Hardbound)
Forbidden Knowledge: 101 Things NOT Everyone Should Know How to Do
More Forbidden Knowledge: 101 New Things NOT Everyone Should Know How to Do
Forbidden Knowledge: Travel – 101 Things NOT Every Traveler Should Know How to Do
Forbidden Knowledge: Sex – 101 Sensual Acts NOT Everyone Should Know How to Do
Chew On This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food (Eric Schlosser)
How Do You Light A Fart? And 150 Other Essential Things Every Guy Should Know about Science
A Bottomless Grave: and Other Victorian Tales of Terror
The Whole Shebang: A State of the Universe Report by Timothy Ferris (HB)
Historical Headlines: Seven Reprinted Newspapers…
Tales from the Crypt Graphic Novel Box Set #1-4

Novelty Items:

A Witch’s Box of Magickal Protection by Gilly Sergiev
Dungeons & Dragons: Three-Dragon Ante (Stand-Alone D&D)
Dungeons & Dragons: Dice (d20 system)
Dungeons & Dragons Fantastic Locations: Fane of the Drow
Dungeons & Dragons Deluxe Eberron Dungeon Master’s Screen (3.5)
Dungeons & Dragons Halls of the Giant Kings Dungeon Tiles
Dungeons & Dragons Deluxe Eberron Player Character Sheets
Dungeons & Dragons Eberron Setting Adventure Set (3.5)
Van Gogh – The Starry Night: Miniature ArtBooks Gallery
Cranium Zigity (Tin)
Wash Away Your Sins: Soul-Saver Pak
Magnetic Love Signs
Mini Bridezilla Voodoo Doll
Bright Sparks: Spider- Glow in the Dark Cards by Sarah Nayler
Bright Sparks: Cat- Glow in the Dark Cards by Sarah Nayler
Happy Birthday! Balloon & Cake Explosion Pop-Up Greeting Card
Happy Birthday! Dog Party Pop-Up Greeting Card
Rose Bouquet Pop-Up Greeting Card
Love Doves Pop-Up Greeting Card
Stolen Heart Pop-Up Greeting Card
Butterflies Pop-Up Greeting Card

Happy shopping!

yet another Moleskine giveaway contest…

UPDATE (04/23 02:30am): No repeat nominations per user, but you can nominate as many friends/followers as you want. Just be conscious of your Twitter timeline, you don’t want to annoy your friends/followers. Practice FAIR PLAY, do not create Twitter accounts w/out followers just to add up your points. We read and inspect all nominations/accounts. Private profiles must (even temporarily) follow @avalonph and give us enough time to inspect and verify your entry. Remember: all disputes, loopholes, oversights – Common Sense rules!

UPDATE (04/21 13:21pm): We decided to have two (2) winners instead of one! First winner will be the one with most ‘nominations/mentions’, for the second winner we will be compiling all nominations and a winner will be selected through randomizer (1st winner no longer included). Now you have more chances to win!

Let’s head straight to the point. We’re giving away a large Moleskine Notebook through Twitter!

What is Twitter?  Twitter is a social networking and instant messaging service that allows its users to send instant updates about their status. It is a great way to keep you updated what’s happening to your friends, favorite celebrities and world news. If you already have a twitter account, follow us: and join our Moleskine Giveaway contest!

There is a unique twist for this contest- you won’t win, but a Twitter friend/follower of yours will have the chance to bring home the Moleskine Notebook!

Just copy and paste and tweet this:

I want @mytwitterfollower to win a Moleskine from @avalonph! Details here –

Obviously, change @mytwitterfollower to any of your friend’s or follower’s twitter account. As long as you enter your tweet in the format provided, will easily track all your entries and ‘nominations’.

What happens next? By the end of the contest period, we will count all ‘@myfollower’ and the one with the most “nominations” will win a large Moleskine Notebook!

There’s more! All nominations/mentions (except the first winner) will be compiled another winner will be drawn through Randomizer! More chances to win!

Contest will run from April 21 to 30, 2010.

Before you start tweeting, here are the mechanics for this contest:

– Winner, or the person you ‘nominate’ should have a Philippine-based address that’s serviceable by major couriers.

– Must be able to verify your entry and should appear in my twitter stream/search (@avalonph). That means private profiles will only qualify if you have @avalonph as your follower.

– Winner/s will be notified through Twitter. Winner must respond within a reasonable period, preferably 3-5 working days.

– In case of a tie, Randomizer will be used to determine the winner.

– Winner will receive a large Moleskine Notebook (either a Classic Ruled, Ruled Reporter, or Plain Reporter- Large)

– COMMON SENSE apply on all disputes, loopholes and oversights. is the SOLE arbiter to decide on issues in this contest.

– reserves the right not to really change, but to fine-tune the mechanics as we see fit during the duration of the contest.

While there’s no limit to the entries/nominations you can make, please be aware that SPAMMING your twitter stream might cause some of your followers to unfollow you. Please use discretion and respect your follower’s annoyance threshold.

Make someone happy! Tweet them to win a Moleskine Notebook! Good luck!

Raw Images (Books & Others – 04/08/10)

Here are raw images of stocks out of the box. Most of them are not yet posted on the website. For inquiries please use this link, that is the most efficient way for us to read and reply to your message asap. Please CLICK on the image you want to view, and click again to zoom them, no need to squint :).

We also have our picks of the pack:

L-R: Magical Diaries of Aleister Crowley: Tunisia 1923, Uncle Silas: A Victorian Gothic Novel of Mystery by J.S. LeFanu

L-R: Audrey Beardsley: Imp of the Pervese, Romance of the Three Kingdoms by San Kuo Chih Yen-I