Here is a complete list of the texts that will be a part of our Edward Said Silent Auction, beginning this Friday, April 3rd, at 6pm and continuing through Sunday, April 5th at 7pm. If you would like to bid on a book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the book your are interested in, your bid, and "Silent Auction" in the subject line. And be sure to come by the store to check out many more titles from Said's personal library for the weekend long sale, beginning with an opening reception on April 3rd at 6pm.
Did you know that we have an entire table showcasing the recent publications of Cornell University Press at our 112th store? We have their latest titles, including Voices in the Band by Susan Ball (read our interview with the author on the blog), Kimberly Marten's Warlords, Robert W. Snyder's Crossing Broadway, and many more!
This is the first of many blog posts will feature books for sale in our upcoming (and very exciting) Edward Said Library showcase, beginning with an opening reception on Friday, April 3rd, at 6pm and running through Sunday, April 5th.
How did we acquire sixty boxes of Said's personal library? After the family of Edward Said donated a large portion of his library to Columbia's Butler Library, we were given many remaining texts inscribed by and to Said, as well as titles influential in the development of cultural studies, literary criticism, middle eastern politics, among others.
Polity is a leading international publisher in the social sciences and humanities and publishes some of the world’s best authors in these fields. Their aim is to combine the publication of original, cutting-edge work of the highest quality with a systematic programme of textbooks and coursebooks for students and scholars in further and higher education.
The Polity list is particularly strong in the areas of sociology, politics and social and political theory. They also have strong lists in a range of other subjects including philosophy, history,literary studies, media and cultural studies, gender studies, and anthropology.
Be sure to check out a recently released podcast interview with Book Culture's owner, Chris Doeblin, in which he speaks about the opening of the new Columbus Store, the historic struggle of independent bookstores in NYC, his' favorite books, and other insights into life as a bookstore owner and bookseller.
On Monday, June 22nd, at 7pm Susan C. Ball will be discussing her book Voices in the Band: A Doctor, Her Patients, and How the Outlook on AIDS Care Changed from Doomed to Hopeful at Book Culture on Columbus.
In this Q&A you can read about her upcoming projects, her favorite book and what she's reading now!
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