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Avalon.ph Featured Customer, Louella

In what we hope will be a regular feature on the Avalon.ph blog, we are doing a series of blog post profiling some of our customers. Our very first Featured Customer is Louella Suque. She’s an Avalon.ph customer for more than a year now and is happy to share with us her thoughts about her book collection.

– What is your most memorable purchase/s on the website and why?

My most memorable purchases would have to be my acquisition of hard-to-find books such as TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Sylvia Plath’s Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams and Anne Sexton’s poetry paperback. Avalon.ph has all these great, hard-to-find titles and I’ll admit to going insane each time I browse through the books up for sale. As a matter of fact, at one point, I ended up buying 12 books in one go.

– Share with us your adventures in reading, discovery of new authors and the evolution of your interests:

My mom, from the time I could properly read, made sure that I read classics. The first novel I read from cover to cover was Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist, at age 8. My interest evolved from adventure classics such as Tom Sawyer and Dr Doolittle to Sylvia Plath’s poetry and then a bit of Irvine Welsh by the time I reached high school. It is an endless desire to learn and discover. I read not just for the sake of education but more for leisure.

– What is in your collection?

Of course, being the Sylvia Plath enthusiast that I am, I have every single Plath book in my collection. I also love JD Salinger and I have all of his books including not just one but three copies of The Catcher in the Rye, counting a vintage copy from 1951, a gift from a friend who found it in an antic shop.

I also love Jack Kerouac and am looking forward to exploring the works of other Beat Generation writers such as Allen Ginsberg and William S Burroughs.

– Which books currently in stock on the website do you highly recommend?

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein. I always believe that picture books are also written to be enjoyed even by those pass the age of twelve. Shel Silverstein’s poetry is humorous, clever and witty. His books are a great escape from the ho-hums of a dull weekend afternoon or a pleasing way to conclude a chaotic work day.

– Name one author that people should start reading. Why?

Reading Vladimir Nabokov means intellectual orgasm. If all the other writers have only one selected word, adjective or a single cliché metaphor to describe, for instance, the experience of eating an apple or kissing a girl, Nabokov has multitudes. Reading him is not just an intellectual exercise but a pleasurable awakening of one’s mind’s eye.

– Your taste in music and books. Any connections?

I have always loved the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple. Radiohead and Pearl Jam, I seem to personally associate with a JD Salinger piece or even a Hemingway or a Palahniuk: the bites of realism and sting of sarcasm is there. I always imagine Sylvia Plath listening to Tori Amos the whole day. Plath and Amos, female artists, tackle feministic issues in their own chosen art forms: music and poetry.

– Lastly, share with us a favorite quote from any of your favorite books.

“He is ugly and sad… but he is all love.” — Gabriel García Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera)

– Thank you very much Louella!

Louella, a Multimedia Arts major, is a creative writer, one time independent filmmaker and an active cultural worker for cinema. She also collect coffee cups since she was in high school.

Skype: evilloulou
Twitter: evilloulou
Blog: http://evilloulou.tumblr.com

Note: If you are interested to be an Avalon.ph featured customer, just send us an e-mail through this link. Thank you very much.

Sacchi & Assorted Bookmarks

Here are high quality bookmarks for quick sale including ones from Sacchi (retails for over Php370.00 each). Limited stocks so hurry!

Sorry for the blurry images, I don’t want to remove the bookmarks from their original packaging. I’ll try to improve on the images below, but what’s important is you know what you are getting (especially those familiar with the brand).

These are unused. We do not sell nor will attempt to misrepresent actual condition. Most items in multiple, but small quantity. For shipping only! Once you order you must settle payment asap.

To order: Send e-mail to support(at)avalon.ph indicating the CODE provided after each item description or just click Contact Us.

On how to order (payment, etc), please check out the Avalon.ph Ordering FAQ.

Enjoy browsing!


From top to bottom:

Sacchi Zen Medallion Green Wisdom.
Code & Price: Sacchiwisdom / P220.00

Sacchi Youthful Heart Pink: True love is the joy of life. John Clarke.
Code & Price: Sacchiheart / P220.00


From top to bottom:

Sacchi Virtue Gold: LEARN. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Anonymous (Qty: 1 only)
Code & Price: Sacchilearn / P220.00

Sacchi Classic Oval: Go Confidently into the direction of your dreams. – Henry David Thoreau
Code & Price: Sacchihenry / P220.00

Sacchi Quote Heart: “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
Code & Price: Sacchilgeorge / P190.00

Sacchi Gesture Dream
Code & Price: Sacchidream / P200.00


From L-R:

Sacchi Gesture Faith
Code & Price: Sacchifaith / P200.00

Sacchi Gesture Love
Code & Price: Sacchilove / P200.00


The Simpsons….. (music fade in)

Code & Price: Bart / P150.00

Code & Price: Homer / P150.00

(music fade out)


Harry Potter: “Expecto Patronum!”
Code & Price
: HarryPrisoner / P150.00

Harry Potter: “He’s the dog… he’s an Animagus…”
Code & Price:
Harrydog / P150.00


Harry Potter: “…nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.”
Code & Price: Harrymirror / P150.00

Harry Potter: “Priori Incantatem”
Code & Price: Harrybattle / P150.00


Magnetic Page Clips Penguin (1 left)
Code & Price: Penguin / P150.00


Magnetic Page Clips Cat (Qty: 1 only)
Code & Price: Meow / P180.00

Magnetic Page Clips Dog
Code & Price: Woof / P150.00


The Smart Bookmark: LastLine (Qty: 1 only)
Code & Price: Lastline / P180.00

For inquiries: Send e-mail to support(at)avalon.ph or just click Contact Us.

Thank you very much!

Featured Item: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive

By demand, additional images.

Hardbound, 9.0?x12.0?, 208 pages. Chronicle Book (January 2008).

Condition: varies, please e-mail. Most have light transit wear to dustjacket 1?-2? closed tears. Originally unread overstock copy, remainder marked. Overall vg- condition. Most flaws on dustjacket.

USD40.00, local price: estimated Php2,000.00 – Php2,400.00.

For a limited period– Avalon.ph price: Php800.00

Amazon.com Best of the Month, January 2008. For the legions that collect the immensely popular DC Comics action figures, we have good news: the official visual compendium of more than 1,400 characters has finally arrived. The DC Comics Action Figure Archive is the definitive reference for the serious enthusiast. Assembled by lead collector Scott Beatty and the experts at DC Comics, this sturdy hardcover features more than 600 full-color photographs and an easily navigable A-to-Z structure. Here, too, are previously impossible-to-find release dates, variants and “redecoes,??? as well as detailed information on action figure scales and articulation points. From Ace the Bat-Hound to Zauriel, with lots of Batman and Superman in-between, this collector’s must-have guide doesn’t miss a beat.

Order/inquiries, please use this link.