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Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide Cover Image
By Paul Stamets, Andrew Weil, M.D. (Foreword by)
$32.50
ISBN: 9780898158397
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 1st, 1996

Patent-laden mycologist Paul Stamets has written an authoratative intro to the psilocybin genera (white pages), and a technical field guide (yellow pages). In full color, Stamets details key principles of identification, including look-alikes. We all harbor opinions on magic mushrooms; form yours based on facts! 


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Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385333849
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 12th, 1999

No one does black comedy like Vonnegut. If you're sympathetic to absurdity but have strong ethical convictions, this one's for you! It's a punch in the gut.


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Feel Free: Essays Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594206252
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Published: Penguin Press - February 6th, 2018

Zadie Smith is a wonderful writer! I love her style, and the content here is engaging and eclectic. Topics here range from jazz to bookstores, Justin Bieber to Martin Buber, and J.G. Ballard to Brexit. Creative and slick, Smith has won this reader's heart.


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Blood and Guts in High School Cover Image
By Kathy Acker, Chris Kraus (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127624
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Published: Grove Press - November 21st, 2017

One of my all-time faves. Chaotic, surreal... This book has been called everything from post-modern to pornographic and there are excellent arguments for both. A disturbing, inspired collage of confessional poetry, gender theory, and dirty pictures. 


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The Mirror Thief Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612195599
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Published: Melville House - April 11th, 2017

A New York Times NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
An NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A Publishers Weekly BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
 
A globetrotting, time-bending, wildly entertaining masterpiece hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "Audaciously well written … the book I was raving about to my friends before I'd even finished it."


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The God of Small Things: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812979657
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 16th, 2008

Set in India and jumping forward and back through time, the narrative explores the beautiful, terrible, pivotal moments in the lives of tiwns Esther and Rachel and their mother Ammu. Dealing with issues of class and patriarchal oppression, love, and society, this book is unique and brilliant.


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Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration Cover Image
By Bryan Caplan, Zach Weinersmith (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250316967
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Published: First Second - October 29th, 2019

An Economist “Our Books of the Year” Selection

Economist Bryan Caplan makes a bold case for unrestricted immigration in this fact-filled graphic nonfiction.


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The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802136633
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Published: Grove Press - January 6th, 2000

Set at the tip of the 20th Century where a well-kept whorehouse meets the Idaho landscape of Spanbauer's upbringing. Vsceral, magical, deeply personal in its confrontation of inner and outer demons. Spanbauer wrote this in an addled and fragile trance over the span of 4.5 years and 7 revisions. Dangerous, dirty and transcendent.