Thursday, April 02, 2009

Third time's the harm

Another week, another missive from the home of the quality second-hand book. What level of quality (or possessing what qualities), we're not prepared to say. It's all in the eye of the beholder. So get on in and behold, already!

Some people enjoyed the Walker Percy quote last week, some thought the whole thing was a little too downbeat. Too damn bad! Time we all did a little growing up. One day, we may actually be able to fit into our daddies' shirts! Or, as it says on the Spine and Crown gift certificate (and somewhere in the Good Book):
Inquire, I beg of you, of a former generation and ponder what their fathers have searched out. We are but of yesterday and do not know; Our days are a shadow on the earth.

That is to say, inquire at Spine and Crown! We'll help you ponder. If we'd all pondered on what our fathers had searched out, would we really have repealed the Glass-Steagall act? I think not!

And since I know we're all putting aside childish things, I'd like to dedicate this newsletter to the Emerald City Comicon, happening this weekend under our very noses! (Please note this week's use of exclamation points! Hey kids, comics!) They've got some pretty big names this year, among them Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Tim Sale (Batman, the tv show Heroes), and Seattle's very own Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Captain America, etc.)

I know you've always dreamed of giving Wil Wheaton a sloppy kiss in the Convention Center (no pun intended), so head on down (no pun intended!)


New this week

All items mentioned below are first come, first serve. If you want something, let me know post-haste! All new items sell for cover price, used items as marked. Sadly, trade credit cannot be used for new items.

Our books are always searchable via ABEbooks.


The Book of Shrigley, David Shrigley. Fat art book replete with the scratchings of the British art world's enfant terrible. Actually, I'm sure they've got a new enfant terrible by now- and another one just now- oops, and another new one now. When will it all end?!?!?!? ($12.50) [Sold]


, Brian Froud and Alan Lee. First edition (1979) of this classic of fantasy art. And let's face it, some of these naked pixies are, for lack of a better word, hawt! Those little elf ears really do it for some people, not naming names! ($20) [Sold]


Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl?
, Brian Bendis and Michael Oeming. In honor of Bendis (Portlander that he is), and the fact that he's going to be at the comicon, we offer the Graphitti Designs limited edition of the first Powers story arc. Only 750 were made of this lovely slipcased treasure. You could get it signed at the con, but, damn- it's signed by author and artist already! ($70)


DC: The New Frontier, Absolute Edition
, Darwin Cooke. Speaking of slipcased editions, the now out-of-print Absolute Edition of Darwin Cooke's masterwork takes the cake. It's heavy enough to be used as a murder weapon and so full of early 60s design-y goodness, it hurts! ($125)


Jonny Double, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso. Pure noir in this first collaboration by the team that's brought you 100 Bullets. Takes the down-on-his-luck-PI-gets-in-over-his-head thing and turns it on its head. Out-of-print. ($20) [Sold]


Semmelweis, Louis-Ferdinand Celine (New) - The only edition in print in English of Celine's first work; a glorious object brought to you by London boutique publisher Atlas Press. We are the only shop in town with this book! ($20) [Sold]


The Devil Wears Dada:

A big stack of Dada landed on us, including:

Women in Dada, The Dada Painters and Poets [Sold], Dada and Surrealism No. 16, The Dada Reader [Sold], The Dada Seminars, and Flight Out of Time: A Dada Diary by Hugo Ball [Sold].


Anything that is too big to fail is too big to exist.

By the same author: The Baseline Scenario


Everything's turning into a pile of shit.

Except this.


Check out the gams on that dame!
The skin tickler slipped me a Lincoln, but it was sourdough.


# of weeks since Spine and Crown inception: 178

# of weeks since inception that no mention of Spine and Crown has appeared in the print edition of The Stranger: 178


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