Staff Picks


A Fresh Batch of Used Books

We’ve still got a few more boxes of used titles to paw through and price, but we’re making progress, and finding some nice surprises along the way. We hope you’ll agree. The Selected Poems 1951–1977 by A.R. Ammons ($6.50 paperback, 1st printing, with several titles highlighted, but clean text) An Origin Like Water: Collected Poems… Read more »

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Titles from a Recent Haul of Used Books

Spring cleaning seems to be all the rage, even in summer. Here are some from our recent purchases. The Baptism and The Toilet by LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka ($3.50 paperback) Smoke’s Way: Poems from Limited Editions 1968–1981 by William Stafford (2 pb copies: $5.50 & $7.50) Someday, Maybe by William Stafford ($9.50 hardcover) Pick Up the… Read more »

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Newly Received Books:
Rick Barot and Priscilla Long

Crossing Over by Priscilla Long ($17.95 U. New Mexico) Crossing Over is a collection of intelligent and deeply felt poems, often featuring the bridge as metaphor and as fact. Ms. Long, a Seattle-ite, has a background in natural science and Northwest history, both of which ground her poetry. The book has at its core Ms…. Read More

A Sweet Bargain

We’ve plumped up the sale section with a number of books, including this delicious item — the boxed hardcover set of Elizabeth Bishop’s Poems and Prose for a mere $26.50. That’s a savings of nearly $50 off the original price, which you can spend on ice cream. Or more books (they last a lot longer).

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Another Couple Handfuls of Used Books

Here’s a half-peck (or so) we’ve got available as of today! Come and take a peek. The Game of Boxes by Catherine Barnett ($4.50 paperback) The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach edited by Robin Behn & Chase Twichell ($5.50 pb) Eyes, Stones by Elana Bell ($3.50 pb) Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry… Read more »

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Interesting Finds, Some Rare

Thee by Conrad Aiken with drawings by Leonard Baskin. A limited edition hardcover in slipcase, signed by Aiken and Baskin. This is copy number 53 of 100, published 1967 by George Braziller. Book and slipcase are in excellent condition. $75 14 By Emily Dickinson: With Selected Criticism edited by Thomas M. Davis. A variety of… Read more »

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Recent Signed Books: Claudia Rankine

After Ms. Rankine’s powerful and generous reading and talk closed out the Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series she greeted and signed copies of her books for many of the hundreds of people in attendance. We very much appreciate her willingness to sign copies of Citizen: An American Lyric ($20), Don’t Let Me Be Lonely ($18), Plot ($16), and The… Read more »

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Further Adventures in Book Buying

We have acquired still more used books, submitted now for your perusal! And a much shorter post regarding scarcer or pricier beasts will soon follow. When the Squirrels Came for Her, She Was Already Dressed and Waiting by Karen Finneyfrock ($18.50 paperback) Selected Poems by Bertolt Brecht ($5.50 pb) When the Only Light Is Fire… Read more »

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Used Titles, Part III

Yet another helping of used books we’ve welcomed into our midst… Men in the Off Hours by Anne Carson ($16.50 hard cover, 1st) The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton ($7.50 paperback) Blues and Greens: A Produce Worker’s Journal by Alan Lau ($6.50 pb) Plainwater: Essays and Poetry by Anne Carson ($7.50 pb) Poems Seven: New… Read more »

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More Used (New) Arrivals

Howdy! Below you will encounter a hefty batch of used titles just added to our shelves, recorded in much the same manner as the list that preceded it. If you’d like to inquire about the specific condition/printing/publisher of any book herein, or of all heretofore, prior to swinging by the store, we’d gladly oblige with… Read more »

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