Ever since we got home from our whirlwind East Coast Tour, David and I have been revisiting our favorite local bookstore haunts trying to see if there's anything amazing that we missed while we were gone. Last night at Skylight Books, I picked up "Darling: The Art of Being a Woman" and Anders Nilsen's "Don't Go Where I Can't Follow."
Darling was more than I usually pay for a magazine but I kept flipping through it and couldn't put it down. It's more like a gorgeous, over-sized book than a magazine.
I have been looking for Don't Go Where I Can't Follow since I first saw it a few years ago. At the time, I didn't have the funds so I didn't buy it figuring that I could pick it up later on. It quickly disappeared and went out of print. I've been stalking all of my local bookstores ever since Drawn and Quarterly announced that it was reprinting it, . Passing it by last night was not an option.
At Alias Books East the other night, I walked in to find David holding up a copy of Andre Breton's Manifestoes of Surrealism and smiling at me. I had just mentioned it earlier in the day to him. The clerk smiled big when I handed it to him. He told me that it had just arrived the other day and that he had carefully cleaned and covered it. While he wanted the book for himself, he said that he was happy that it was going to a good home.
What new books are on your shelf (or in my case, the ever growing pile next to the bed) these days?