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back in stock at BooksActually !
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THE CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER
BOOK OF UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEYS : GREAT WRITERS ON GREAT PLACES (Volume II)
History, nature, art, adventure, or just pure relaxation—whatever your passion, this second volume of The Condé Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys puts it all at your fingertips. Here, the world’s premiere travel magazine brings together thirty compelling travel tales by preeminent writers, including :
Robert Hughes on Australia in “The Liberation of Sydney”
Calvin Trillin on Ecuador in “Some Like It Not Hot”
Amy Wilentz on Haiti in “Love and Haiti and the Whole Damned Thing”
E L Doctorow on India in “The Taj, The Tiger, and the Treepie”
Pico Iyer on Israel in “City of God, City of Men”
Jonathan Raban on the Florida Keys in “Corroding the Keys”
…and many others.
Whether you’re preparing for your own adventure or indulging in an armchair reverie, you will find in The Condé Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys a knowledgeable and impassioned guide.
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“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”
— from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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I ATE TIONG BAHRU
by Stephen Black
Unlike most of the island country of Singapore, the Tiong Bahru estate looks like it did when it was built over seventy-five years ago. Its distinctive Art Deco architecture and famous food have delighted Singaporeans for generations.
From swamps and kampungs to colonial public housing experiment to wi-fi’d cosmopolitan community, Tiong Bahru represents many of the changes which have occurred in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia.
Stephen Black lived in Tiong Bahru for three of his eleven years in Singapore.
I Ate Tiong Bahru is a fact-based, lyrical documentary.
(This title is available for sale on our online store !)
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SLEEPWALK AND OTHER STORIES
by Adrian Tomine
Collecting the first four issues of Adrian Tomine’s acclaimed comic series optic nerve, this book offers sixteen concise, haunting tales of modern life. The characters here appear to be well-adjusted on the surface, but Tomine takes us deeper into their lives, subtly examining their struggle to connect with friends and lovers.
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NEW YORK DRAWINGS
by Adrian Tomine
Two strangers, both reading the same novel, share a fleeting glance between passing subway cars. A bookstore owner locks eyes with a neighbor as she receives an Amazon package. Strangers are united by circumstance as they wait on the subway stairs for a summer storm to pass.
Adrian Tomine’s illustrations and comics have been appearing for more than a decade in the pages (and on the cover) of The New Yorker. Instantly recognizable for their deceptively simple and evocative style, these images have garnered the attention of The New Yorker’s readership and the approbation of such venerable institutions as the Art Directors Club and American Illustration.
New York Drawings is a loving homage to the city that Tomine, a West Coast transplant, has called home for the past seven years. This lavish, beautifully designed volume collects every cover, comic, and illustration that he has produced for The New Yorker to date, along with an assortment of other rare and uncollected illustrations and sketches inspired by the city. Complete with notes and annotations by the author, New York Drawings will also feature a new introductory comic focusing on Tomine’s experiences as a New York illustrator.
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ANOTHER ESCAPE MAGAZINE
We all get those moments in life when we experience, if only for a second, something that utterly inspires us; we want to be a musician, a dancer, a bee keeper, a circus performer. It may be the overwhelming desire to collect new experiences, travel, or learn a new skill or language. But what if we actually played on these inspirations-turned-aspirations?
It is exhilarating to find individuals enthralled by their own lifestyle, people who inquisitively investigate their confines and comfortability and that feel creatively ambitious, whether it be in the most minute way or by a colossal change. We can take away from these energetic individuals fuel for our own motivation, and Another Escape looks to tap and bottle this invigorating subject matter, and subsequently encourage others to actively explore their own aspirations.
We are big fans of the printed word (and image), and wanted to create a well designed tactile object, that would slot onto your bookcase, sit on the coffee table or be slung into a rucksack. We believe that the interaction and experience that printed material allows is invaluable, and we look to be a permanent fixture on your shelf.
Through our ethos we have created a magazine that looks to inspire and explore. In the future we look to expand our brand, but for now we are happy telling stories.
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“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.”
— from The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
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“There’s nothing as significant as a human face. Nor as eloquent. We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him. Because, in that glance, we know everything. Even though we’re not always wise enough to unravel the knowledge.”
— from The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. It is real.. It is possible.. It’s yours.”
— from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand