Tag: New Books

New Titles Posted, July 2008 (1st week)

Hi all,

Titles posted for July:

Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
Ignorance by Milan Kundera (Hardbound)
Peeling the Onion: A Memoir by Gunter Grass (HB)
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
A Virgin’s Guide to Everything: From Sushi to Sample Sales…
Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago (Nobel Prize 1998)
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (HB)
Encore Provence by Peter Mayle
Everything You Pretend to Know About Food
Playback: From Victrola to MP3… by Mark Coleman (HB)
The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time (HB)
The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian by Phil Doran (HB)
The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank
The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics (HB)
Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments
French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano (HB)
The Hungry Years: Confessions of a Food Addict by William Leith (HB)
Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart (Daily Show)
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist (HB)
Jeanette Winterson: The Essential Guide -Vintage Living Text
The Other Wind (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6)
The Best American Erotica 1994 (Edited by Susie Bright)
From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology
Labyrinths: Stories & Other Writings of Jorge Luis Borges
Winter of Artifice: Three Novelettes by Anais Nin
Aldous Huxley: Brave New World & Brave New World Revisited
Thereby Hangs A Tale (Stories of Curious Word Origins)
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Chris Moore
The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke (& other stories)
The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie


New Titles Posted, June 2008

Hi all,

Titles posted June 2008.  Happy shopping!

Anagrams by Lorrie Moore
Paradigms Regained: Mysteries of Modern Science by John Casti (HB)
The Birthday of the World Stories by Ursula Le Guin
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer (HB)
The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Ancient Egypt
The Many Faces of Van Helsing
The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
The World’s Most Famous Math Problem (Fermat) by Marilyn vos Savant
Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl (Hardbound)
Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees (Anthropology Parody Funny!)
Three Gothic Novels (Otranto, Vathek, Vampyre)
Dirty Little Secrets of the Twentieth Century
100 Malicious Little Mysteries (Hardbound)
Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Good Parts: Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction
The Secret History by Donna Tartt (Hardbound)
A Handbook of American Prayer by Lucius Shepard
Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980
Fresh Men 2: New Voices in Gay Fiction
Larklight by Philip Reeve (Hardbound, Victorian YA Sci-Fi)
Monsters in Our Midst (Edited by Robert Bloch)
Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Little Book of Bad Taste by Karl Shaw (Hardbound)
The Mammoth Book of Private Lives (Edited by Jon Lewis)
You Say Tomato: An Amusing Guide to Mispronounced Words…
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (Eudora Welty Foreword)
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Popular Sci-Fi)
Neal Stephenson: In the Beginning… Was the Command Line
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Collected Stories
Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut (Short Fiction)
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Herotica 4: Erotic Writing by Women
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Translations from the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
Firebird: A Memoir by Mark Doty
Aspects of the Feminine by C.G. Jung
The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media (Decoding Spin & Lies)
Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart (Daily Show)
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant (HB)
Jack of Fables Vol. 2: Jack of Hearts


New Titles Posted, May 2008

Hi all,

New titles posted for auction, including a hard-to-find hardbound graphic novel of Dave McKean- Cages. This book now out-of-print and very hard-to-find (and expensive).

Cages by Dave McKean

By mid-June typing www.avalon.ph on your browser will direct you to the shopping site.  For now here’s the list of auction items posted, ending Friday, 30 May 2008:

RARE! Cages by Dave McKean (Hardbound Complete!)
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (Borders Classics)
The Mammoth Book of Sex Diaries: Sex Blogs
Fantastic Tales by I.U. Tarchetti (Hardbound)
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy (HUGE!! Hardbound)
The Best American Poetry 1994 (A.R. Ammons)
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual
Omni: Best Science Fiction Two (Edited by Ellen Datlow)
Conspiracy Files: Paranoia Secrecy Intrigue (HB)
Wanderlust by Troy M. Litten (Photography)
The Illustrated Guide to Witchcraft (HB)
Voodoo: Secret Power in Africa (Hardbound, Taschen)
i  six nonlectures by E.E. Cummings
Amulets: Sacred Charms of Power & Protection by Sheila Paine
Postcards from the Basque Country (HB)
The Dictionary of Uncomfortable Words (HB)
The Harper Hall Trilogy by Anne McCaffrey (Pocketbook 1-3)
Iron Chef: The Official Book (2004)
Lot of 4 The X-Files book
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection
Buried Fire by Jonathan Stroud
Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand
The Best of the Best American Poetry 1988-1997
Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide (HB/ Gordon, Bantock)
The Saint of Dragons by Jason Hightman (Pocketbook)
The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Original Audio CD, Sealed)
100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics
Book Finds: How to Find, Buy & Sell Used & Rare Books
The Boss’s Survival Guide
The Book of Answers (New York Public Library)
All About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks
Junk English 2 by Ken Smith
How to Think Like Einstein by Scott Thorpe (Hardbound)
DNA For Beginners (Comic Book Form)
The Story of Rock: Smash Hits and Superstars
Sea Room: An Island Life in the Hebrides by Adam Nicolson
The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux
Down Under by Bill Bryson
A Traveller’s History of Oxford by Richard Tames
Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Fresh & Marine Aquarium Fishes
The Incredible Potato Cookbook (150 recipes…)
Sweet and Savory Sauces (Hardbound)

Shopping Site Updates:

Still doing some minor configuration settings but orders are already being processed without any issues.  More announcements will be made on features such as the Tell-A-Friend Reward Points and Gift Registry.  Check out the Avalon.ph blog for the freshest updates (https://blog.avalon.ph).

The direct link to the shopping site is:


Discount Coupons!  Enter the codes upon checkout.  Valid until 01 June 2008.  Payment must be made within a reasonable timeline or discounts will be voided.

Enter ’10off’ – Get a 10% discount on purchases above P1,000.00. This applies on Fiction and Non-Fiction books.
Enter ‘RRLARGE’ – Get a 15% discount on Moleskine Large Ruled Reporter Notebooks!

Here are new titles posted on the shopping site:

I Shudder At Your Touch: 22 Tales of Sex & Horror (HB)
How to Cook by Raymond Sokolov (Revised Edition)
The Hedonism Handbook: Mastering the Lost Arts of Leisure & Pleasure
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (HB 1st/1st)
Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing.. (HB)
Legends: New Short Novels (King, Pratchett, Martin/ HB)
Assassin!: The Deadly Art of the Cult of Assassins
Do Elephants Jump? Imponderables by David Feldman (HB)
When Do Fish Sleep? by David Feldman (Imponderables Book)
Blink: Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Gladwell (HB)
Innocent Erendira and other stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Encyclopedia of Hell by Miriam Van Scott
The Rincewind Trilogy by Terry Pratchett (Omnibus HB 5 9 18)
The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett (HB, Discworld 24)
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett (HB, Discworld 26)
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett (HB, Discworld 27)
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (HB, Discworld 28)
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (Hardbound)
The Amazing Maurice & his Educated Rodents by Pratchett (HB)
The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett (Hardbound, UK)
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body
You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers
Endless Feasts: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet
Brilliant Food Tips and Cooking Tricks

Happy shopping!