View your shopping cart.

Banner Message

Please note that online availability does not reflect stock in store!

Please contact us via email or phone for immediate stock information.

Foreign Language

Anchor Anthology Of French Poetry

Anchor Anthology Of French Poetry

$19.00
More Info
First published in 1958, this collection introduced an indispensible corpus of western poetry to countless American college students, francophiles, and would-be poets -- among them Patti Smith, whose vocation was formed she says, by reading this book. The poetic and cultural tradition forged by the Symbolist poets -- Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Appollinaire, and others -- reverberated throughout the avant garde and counter-cultures of the twentieth century. Modernism, surrealism, abstract impressionism, and the Beat movement are unthinkable without the example of these poets and their theories of art, making this reissue possibly the hippest "dead white European male" anthology ever published.

Including translations by Richmond Lattimore, W. S. Merwin, Dudley Fitts, and Richard Wilbur, this anthology has stood the test of time in terms of its selection and scholarly apparatus. Now back in print after twenty years in a fresh new edition, the book features an introduction by Patti Smith that testifies to its epochal impact on her own career, as well as those of other influential latter-day poets, including Lou Reed and Jim Carroll. This rediscovered gem is sure to inspire a new generation.

Animals / Los animales

$6.99
More Info
Antología de Animales Extraordinarios (an Anthology of Intriguing Animals)

Antología de Animales Extraordinarios (an Anthology of Intriguing Animals)

$21.99
More Info
Descubre increíbles y fascinantes historias sobre tus animales favoritos y conoce otros nuevos que pueden sorprenderte. El reino animal cobra vida en esta preciosarecopilación de más de 100 especies: desde orcas a ornitorrincos, leones o lémures. Con los animales ordenados de mayor a menor, la fauna del mundo se revelacon un detalle fabuloso a travésde fotografías espectacularesy magníficas ilustraciones.
Are You My Mother/&191Eres t&250 mi mam&225

Are You My Mother/&191Eres t&250 mi mam&225

$15.00
More Info
This oversized bilingual edition of the classic Are You My Mother? is perfect to share with young readers any day of the year!

Now available in a larger size trim to accommodate the English and Spanish text, this bilingual edition of P. D. Eastman's beloved Beginner Book Are You My Mother? is perfect for Spanish speakers and English speakers to enjoy in two languages! Newly translated by Teresa Mlawer--one of the most respected figures in Hispanic publishing--this classic beginning reader about a baby bird in search of his mother is ideal for baby showers, Mother's Day, and happy occasions of all kinds!

¡Una nueva edición bilingüe, en un formato mayor, de Are You My Mother?!

Ahora disponible en un formato más grande, para poder acomodar el texto en inglés y en español, esta edición bilingüe de la entrañable historia de P.D. Eastman, Are You My Mother?/Eres tú mi mamá?, es perfecta para que los niños que hablan español e inglés la puedan disfrutar en ambos idiomas. Traducido por Teresa Mlawer, una de las figuras más respetadas en el mundo editorial en español, este clásico para primeros lectores, que cuenta las peripecias de un pajarito en busca de su mamá, es el regalo ideal para futuras mamás, el Día de la Madre o cualquier ocasión especial.

Arriere-Pays ( French List )

Arriere-Pays ( French List )

$25.00
More Info
Since the publication of his first book in 1953, Yves Bonnefoy has become one of the most important French poets of the postwar years. At last, we have the long-awaited English translation of Yves Bonnefoy's celebrated work, L'Arrière-pays, which takes us to the heart of his creative process and to the very core of his poetic spirit. In his poem, "The Convex Mirror," Bonnefoy writes: "Look at them down there, at that crossroads, / They seem to hesitate, then go on." The idea of the crossroads haunts Bonnefoy's work, as he is troubled by the idea that the path not taken may lead to the arrière-pays, a place of greater plenitude, and of more authentic being--an "elsewhere in the absolute." Seized by this fear that what he terms "presence" exists always somewhere else, a little further on, Bonnefoy here sets out on a labyrinthine quest to find traces of this "original place," which he locates not only in objects of knowledge and experience as diverse as the deserts of Asia, a hill fort in India, a church in Armenia, the painting of Piero della Francesca but also, crucially, in the undivided intensity of his experiences as a child. Written with a visionary grace, The Arrière-pays is a spiritual testament to art, philosophy, and poetry. Enriched by a new preface by the poet, this volume also includes three recent essays in which he returns to his original account of an ethical and aesthetic haunting, one that recounts the struggle between our instinct to idealize--what he deems our eternal Platonism--and the equally strong need to combat this and to be reconciled with our nature as finite beings, made of flesh and blood, in the world of the here and now.

Art : A Play

$14.00
More Info
Arvida

Arvida

$15.95
More Info

Finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize

Finalist for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award

One of Quill & Quire's Books of the Year, 2015

A twenty-five-thousand-copy bestseller in Quebec, Arvida, with its stories of innocent young girls and wild beasts, attempted murder and ritual mutilation, haunted houses and road trips heading nowhere, is unforgettable. Like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Archibald's portrait of his hometown, a model town design by American industrialist Arthur Vining Davis, does for Quebec's North what William Faulkner did for the South, and heralds an important new voice in world literature.

Samuel Archibald teaches contemporary popular culture at the University of Quebec in Montreal, where he lectures on genre fiction, horror movies, and video games, among other subjects.

Asemic: The Art of Writing

Asemic: The Art of Writing

$25.00
More Info

The first critical study of writing without language


In recent years, asemic writing--writing without language--has exploded in popularity, with anthologies, a large-scale art exhibition, and flourishing interest on sites like tumblr, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. Yet this burgeoning, fascinating field has never received a dedicated critical study. Asemic fills that gap, proposing new ways of rethinking the nature of writing.

Pioneered in the work of creators such as Henri Michaux, Roland Barthes, and Cy Twombly, asemic writing consolidated as a movement in the 1990s. Author Peter Schwenger first covers these "asemic ancestors" before moving to current practitioners such as Michael Jacobson, Rosaire Appel, and Christopher Skinner, exploring how asemic writing has evolved and gained importance in the contemporary era.

Asemic includes intriguing revelations about the relation of asemic writing to Chinese characters, the possibility of asemic writing in nature, and explanations of how we can read without language. Written in a lively style, this book will engage scholars of contemporary art and literary theory, as well as anyone interested in what writing was and what it is now in the process of becoming.

Asi Empieza Lo Malo

Asi Empieza Lo Malo

$14.95
More Info
Una novela sobre el deseo, el rencor y la arbitrariedad del perdón.

Libro del año 2014 según Babelia.

Así empieza lo malo cuenta la historia íntima de un matrimonio de muchos años, narrada por su joven testigo cuando este es ya un hombre plenamente adulto. Juan de Vere encuentra su primer empleo como secretario personal de Eduardo Muriel, un antaño exitoso director de cine, en el Madrid de 1980. Su trabajo le permite entrar en la privacidad de la casa familiar y ser espectador de la misteriosa desdicha conyugal entre Muriel y su esposa Beatriz Noguera.

Muriel le encarga que investigue y sonsaque a un amigo suyo de media vida, el Doctor Jorge Van Vechten, de cuyo indecente comportamiento en el pasado le han llegado rumores. Pero Juan no se limitará a eso y tomará dudosas iniciativas, porque, como él mismo reconoce desde su edad madura, -los jóvenes tienen el alma y la conciencia aplazadas-. Así descubrirá que no hay justicia desinteresada, sino que está siempre contaminada por el rencor personal y por los propios deseos, y que todo perdón o castigo son arbitrarios.

«Es un libro sobre el deseo, como uno de los motores más fuertes en la vida de las personas, que a veces lleva a pasar por encima de cualquier lealtad, consideración e incluso respeto en el trato con los demás. Otro de los temas de la novela es la impunidad y la arbitrariedad del perdón y del no perdón. Cómo la idea de justicia que la gente reclama a veces tiene mucho que ver con que el acto en sí nos afecte o no.»
Javier Marías


ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Award-winning author Javier Marías examines a household living in unhappy the shadow of history, and explores the cruel, tender punishments we exact on those we love

As a young man, Juan de Vere takes a job that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Eduardo Muriel is a famous film director - urbane, discreet, irreproachable - an irresistible idol to a young man. Muriel's wife Beatriz is a soft, ripe woman who slips through her husband's home like an unwanted ghost, finding solace in other beds. And on the periphery of all their lives stands Dr Jorge Van Vechten, a shadowy family friend implicated in unsavoury rumours that Muriel cannot bear to pursue himself - rumours he asks Juan to investigate instead. But as Juan draws closer to the truth, he uncovers more questions, ones his employer has not asked and would rather not answer. Why does Muriel hate Beatriz? How did Beatriz meet Van Vechten? And what happened during the war?

As Juan learns more about his employers, he begins to understand the conflicting pulls of desire, power and guilt that govern their lives - and his own. Marias presents a study of the infinitely permeable boundaries between private and public selves, between observer and participant, between the deceptions we suffer from others and those we enact upon ourselves.

'No one else, anywhere, is writing quite like this' Daily Telegraph on The Infatuations

Asi es como la pierdes

Asi es como la pierdes

$15.00
More Info
Así es como la pierdes es un libro sobre mujeres que quitan el sentido y sobre el amor y el ardor. Y sobre la traición porque a veces traicionamos lo que más queremos, y también es un libro sobre el suplicio que pasamos después -los ruegos, las lágrimas, la sensación de estar atravesado un campo de minas- para intentar recuperar lo que perdimos. Aquello que creíamos que no queríamos, que no nos importaba. Estos cuentos nos enseñan las leyes fijas del amor: que la desesperanza de los padres, la acaban sufriendo los hijos, que lo que les hacemos a nuestros ex amantes nos lo harán inevitablemente a nosotros, y que aquello de "amar al prójimo como a uno mismo" no funciona bajo la influencia de Eros. Pero sobre todo, estos cuentos nos recuerdan que el ardor siempre triunfa sobre la experiencia, y que el amor, cuando llega de verdad, necesita más de una vida para desvanecerse.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award


A Time and People Top 10 Book of 2012Finalist for the 2012 Story PrizeChosen as a notable or best book of the year by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The LA Times, Newsday, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, the iTunes bookstore, and many more...
Electrifying. -The New York Times Book Review
"Exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulitzer Prize... Díaz's prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic." -O Magazine
From the award-winning author, a stunning collection that celebrates the haunting, impossible power of love.
On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In a New Jersey laundry room, a woman does her lover's washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses.
In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that "the half-life of love is forever."

At Home / Las palabras de casa

$6.99
More Info
Atlas de Curiosidades (Where on Earth?): El Planeta Tierra Como Nunca Lo Habías Visto

Atlas de Curiosidades (Where on Earth?): El Planeta Tierra Como Nunca Lo Habías Visto

$21.99
More Info
Todo lo que existe en el mundo, desde barcos hundidos y castillos hasta animales salvajes y huracanes, en fantásticos mapas ilustrados.

Dónde se encuentran los volcanes más activos? Dónde está el lugar más cálido del planeta? Dónde viven los multimillonarios? Un sorprendente atlas con más de 80 mapas del mundo a todo color que muestran interesantes datos curiosos.

Atlas de curiosidades es una excelente guía bellamente ilustrada y con datos asombrosos que nos muestran cómo es el planeta Tierra. Sabes explicar el por qué de las franjas horarios alrededor del mundo? Sabes qué es un bioma? Qué porcentaje de hielo hay sobre la Tierra? Sabes qué tribus existen hoy en día? Este atlas dejará a los niños entusiasmados.

Un libro juvenil rico en cultura general para que las mentes curiosas sacien de una forma educativa su interés por el conocimiento.

Atlas del mundo para niños: un recopilatorio de curiosidades asombrosas

Este atlas de mapas curiosos te llevarán a un viaje por el mundo y conocerás miles de datos demográficos, sociológicos, antropológicos, geográficos, económicos, ecológicos, artísticos y tecnológicos.

Existe vida en cada rincón del planeta; desde la cima de las montañas hasta el fondo de los océanos, y de los ardientes desiertos a las gélidas regiones polares. Cada organismo, ciclo vital y conducta, animal o vegetal, están adaptados a su hábitat, ya que ello maximiza sus posibilidades de supervivencia y sus opciones de prosperar. Descubre cómo las características de los animales están diseñadas para sobrevivir en sus hábitats dentro de la maravillosa biodiversidad. Averigua dónde viven los animales letales, cómo consiguen los pájaros realizar migraciones de miles de kilómetros o cómo aguanta un cocodrilo sin comer durante un año.

Con la ayuda de múltiples mapas del mundo, conoce al detalle cuál ha sido el impacto de los humanos en la Tierra. Desde la aparición de los humanos modernos en África hace unos 200.000 años, hemos colonizado prácticamente todo el mundo, incluso los desiertos ardientes y el gélido Ártico, y al hacerlo, nuestro impacto sobre la biosfera ha sido considerable.

Todas las respuestas están clasificadas en seis capítulos con los que conocerás la Tierra a la perfección con la visualización de múltiples atlas del mundo ilustrados y ordenados por estas temáticas:

  • Tierra, mar y aire
  • Seres vivos
  • Planeta humano
  • Ingeniería y tecnología
  • Historia
  • Cultura

  • Atlas de curiosidades pertenece a la sección infantil de la Editorial DK, una sección donde podrás encontrar libros para niños de todas las edades. Los libros de esta sección cuentan con información clara, sencilla y están acompañados de ilustraciones que facilitan la compresión de cada texto. Además, favorecen el aprendizaje y desarrollo de los lectores más jóvenes.

    Attraction of Things

    Attraction of Things

    $13.95
    More Info

    The Attraction of Things concerns the entirety of beauty and the possibility of grace, relayed via obsessions with rare early gramophone records, the theater, translation, dying parents: all these elements are relayed in a dizzying strange traffic of cultural artifacts, friendships, losses, discoveries, and love. Roger Lewinter believes that in the realm of art, "the distinction between life and death loses its relevance, the one taking place in the other."

    Whereas Story of Love in Solitude is a group of small stories, The Attraction of Things is a continuous narrative (more or less) of a man seeking (or stumbling upon) enlightenment.

    "The Attraction of Things," states Lewinter, "is the story of a being who lets himself go toward what attracts him, toward what he attracts--beings, works, things--and who, through successive encounters, finds the way out of the labyrinth, to the heart, where the bolt of illumination strikes. This is the story of a letting go toward the illumination."

    Au Revoir La-Haut : Roman

    $27.99
    More Info
    Aventuras Fantásticas Para Niñas Soñadoras / Adventure Stories for Daring Girls

    Aventuras Fantásticas Para Niñas Soñadoras / Adventure Stories for Daring Girls

    $12.95
    More Info
    Conoce a las heroínas que no esperan en casa mientras los chicos tienen todas las aventuras...

    Esta hermosamente ilustrada colección reúne una selección de cuentos clásicos para niños, recontados por Samantha Newman. Estas narrativas de todo el mundo presentan a fuertes, carismáticas e independientes protagonistas femeninas que conocen sus propias mentes y toman sus propias decisiones.

    Dentro encontrarás a Dorothy Gale, quien liberó al lejano Oz de un terrible tirano; Hua Mulan, quien se convirtió en una poderosa guerrera, legendaria en toda la antigua China; la inteligente y poderosa diosa Atenea de la mitología griega, que compitió mano a mano con Poseidón; y muchas más. Estas mujeres emprenden su camino con confianza en sí mismas, imaginación, ingenio y valentía. Viven sin restricciones ni roles estrechamente definidos.

    Inspira a las mujeres que cambiarán el mundo en el futuro a soñar en grande, alimentando su imaginación con modelos a seguir comprensibles y aspiracionales. Con magníficas ilustraciones a todo color de Khoa Le, este libro pertenece en la estantería de cada niña; ideal para niños de 8 años en adelante.

    Las historias incluyen:
    - Gerda y la Reina de las Nieves (Dinamarca)
    - Hua Mulan (China)
    - Heidi (Suiza)
    - Alicia en el País de las Maravillas (Reino Unido)
    - Dorothy y el Mago de Oz (EE. UU.)
    - La Competencia de Atenea y Poseidón por Atenas (Grecia)
    - Hinemoa y Tutanekai (Maorí, Nueva Zelanda)

    ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

    Meet the heroines who don't wait at home while boys have all the adventures...

    This beautifully illustrated collection brings together a selection of classic children's stories, retold by Samantha Newman. These narratives from around the world showcase strong, charismatic, independent female protagonists who know their own minds, and make their own decisions.

    Inside you will meet Dorothy Gale, who freed faraway Oz from a terrible tyrant; Hua Mulan, who became a mighty warrior, legendary throughout ancient China; clever and powerful goddess Athena of Greek myth, who went toe-to-toe with Poseidon; and many more. These women strike out on their own with self-confidence, imagination, wit, and courage. They live without restraint or narrowly defined roles.

    Inspire the world-changing women of the future to dream big, by fueling their imaginations with relatable and aspirational role models. Featuring magical full-color illustrations by Khoa Le, this book belongs on every girl's bookshelf; ideal for children aged 8+.

    Stories include:
    - Gerda and the Snow Queen (Denmark)
    - Hua Mulan (China)
    - Heidi (Switzerland)
    - Alice in Wonderland (UK)
    - Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (USA)
    - Athena and Poseidon's Contest for Athens (Greece)
    - Hinemoa and Tutanekai (Maori, NZ)

    ¡El Pez Arco Iris al rescate Spanish edition

    ¡El Pez Arco Iris al rescate Spanish edition

    $19.95
    More Info
    The Spanish edition of Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!, the second book in the New York Times bestselling Rainbow Fish series--now back in print with a brand new translation!

    Vuelve el Pez Arco Iris!

    En esta nueva y emocionante aventura, EL PEZ ARCO IRIS se encuentra en una encrucijada entre sus nuevos amigos y un pez rayado solitario que no puede unirse al grupo porque le falta una escama brillante. Cuando aparece de repente un tiburón hambriento, el pez arco iris tendrá que tomar una decisión: Debería arriesgarse a perder a sus nuevos amigos, y quizás su vida, por este pequeño desconocido?

    In this exciting adventure from the NYT bestselling Rainbow Fish series, Rainbow Fish is torn between his newfound friends and a lonely striped fish who is not allowed to join the group because he lacks a shiny scale. But when a dangerous and hungry shark suddenly appears, Rainbow Fish knows in an instant what he must do. He leads his pack of friends out from their safe shelter to protect their new friend--confusing the shark and enabling everyone to safely escape. And soon everyone, including the little striped fish, are playing happily together in the deep blue sea.

    "This simple book, short and sweet, will be a hit with preschool students."--Kirkus Reviews, on Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!

    ¡Un dia una senora se trago una caracola There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell

    ¡Un dia una senora se trago una caracola There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell

    $6.99
    More Info
    A wacky spin-off on the classic "There Was an Old Lady" song.

    ¡No vas a creer por qué esta señora se tragó una concha, un cangrejo, un pez, una gaviota, un balde, un poco de arena y una ola! Pero ¡ten cuidado cuando eructe con resultados divertidísimos!You won't believe why this old lady swallowed a shell, a crab, a fish, a gull, a pail, some sand, and a wave! But watch out when she burps with hilarious results!
    ¿Estás listo para jugar afuera Spanish Edition

    ¿Estás listo para jugar afuera Spanish Edition

    $9.99
    More Info
    Gearld is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gearld can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.
    Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
    In Are You Ready to Play Outside? Piggie can't wait to go play in the sunshine. But will a rainy day ruin all the fun?