• Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life

    By Adam Gopnik

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307455307
    • Publisher: VINTAGE
    • Published: February 2010
    In this captivating double life, Adam Gopnik (Paris to the Moon) searches for the men behind the icons of emancipation and evolution. Born by cosmic conincidence on the same day in 1809 and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of history and our understanding of humankind's place in the world. Here, Gopnik reveals these two men as they really were: family men and social climbers, ambitious manipulators and courageous adventurers, grieving parents & brilliant scholars. Above all, we observe and absorb them as thinkers and writers, marking the great changes in thought that characterize truly modern times. With a Biographical Note. 235p.
  • Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life

    By Adam Gopnik

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307270788
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 2009
    The soul of the Western World as we know it today is one which owes a great debt to a single day in 1809 in which two men, divided by an ocean, were brought into the world: Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. While their lasting influences were often considered unpopular in their day the legendary concepts of evolution and personal freedom have forever altered our lives. In 'Angels and Ages' award-winning author Adam Gopnik provides readers with an illuminating portrait of these two men and the spirits of endurance, and willful curiosity, which pushed them forward as family men, public figures, and as the intrepid and influential innovators who spoke for us all.
  • De Paris a la lune (French Edition)

    By Adam Gopnik

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9782871112600
    • Publisher: Nil
    • Published: January 2003
  • Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Keep Them Still

    By Isca Greenfield-Sanders

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780997945461
    • Publisher: Ameringer Mcenery Yohe
    • Published: 2017
  • Mapping Manhattan: A Love (And Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers

    By Becky Cooper

    Our Price: $10.00 - $17.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781419706721
    • Publisher: Abrams Image
    • Published: April 2013
    Collects maps of Manhattan that the author handed out to New Yorkers inviting them to describe how they feel about the most famous section of New York City.
  • Modern Art and Popular Culture: Readings in High & Low

    By Kirk Varnodoe

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810924666
    • Publisher: Harry N Abrams, Inc.
    • Published: November 1990
  • Mordecai Richler Was Here: Selected Writings

    By Mordecai Richler

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781897330333
    • Publisher: Black Walnut/Madison Press
    • Published: 2008
    Part memoir, part city guide, this gossipy history follows a well known food critic through restaurants’ births, growths, and occasional failures. Updated to include today’s rising culinary stars, the narrative traces how the restaurant business became show business and how the tycoons, artists, dilettantes, journeymen cooks, gastronomical junkies, and ambitious entrepreneurs transformed Toronto into a food-lovers haven. Fortunes are made and lost, reputations built and squandered—and this story tells it all from the head table’s perspective.
  • Paris to the Moon

    By Adam Gopnik

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789112111002
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 2001
  • Penn Station, New York

    By Louis Stettner

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500544501
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: October 2015
  • The Annotated Hunting of the Snark

    By Lewis Carroll

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393062427
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: October 2006
    Originally published on April Fools' Day in 1876. Carroll, who completed this classic poem eleven years after the publication of Alice in Wonderland, invites readers along on a fictitious hunt to determine who - or what - the Snark actually is. More than 130 years later, Martin Gardner return to the Snark with a trove of new annotations and illustrations, uncovering some of the most confounding literary, linguistic, and mathematical references embedded in any of Carroll's many works. With a host of other Snark resources. Illus., 56 two-color. 192p.
  • The Necklace and Other Tales

    By Guy de Maupassant

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375757174
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: November 2003
    (Modern Library Paperback Classics). Poignant scrutinies of social pretension, wicked tales of lust and love, and harrowing examinations of terror and madness from the great French short story writer. 195p. Pap.
  • The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

    By Adam Gopnik

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307593450
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: October 2011
    The author of Paris to the Moon and Through the Children’s Gate, among others, takes readers on a beguiling journey in search of the true meaning of food in our lives as he charts America’s recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes. It is a journey that begins in eighteenth-century France – the birthplace of our modern tastes (and, by no coincidence, of the restaurant) – and carries readers to the kitchens of the White House, the molecular meccas of Barcelona, and beyond. To understand why so many of us apparently live to eat, Gopnik delves into the most burning questions of our time, including: Should a Manhattanite bother to find chicken killed in the Bronx? Is a great vintage really any better than a good bottle of wine? And: Why does dessert matter so much? Throughout, Gopnik reminds us of a time-honored truth often lost amid our newfound gastronomic pieties and certitudes: What goes on the table has never mattered as much to our lives as what goes on around the table – the scene of families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart; conversation across the simplest or grandest board. This, ultimately, is whom Gopnick discovers, and affirms, we are. 293p.
  • Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York

    By Adam Gopnik

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400075751
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: November 2007
    Returning to New York at the end of 2000, the Gopniks were here, like so many of us, to witness, the singular, most tragic event in the city's history: 9/11. Here, Adam Gopnik builds a portrait of the altered New York: the changes in manners, the way children are raised, our plans for and accounts of ourselves, and how life moves forward after catastrophe. Gopnik elicits the essence of the most under-examined corner of the romance of New York: our struggleto turn the glamorous metropolis that seduces us into the home we cannot imagine leaving. 336p.
  • Walking the High Line

    By Joel Sternfeld

    Our Price: $18.00 - $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783865219824
    • Publisher: STEIDL
    • Published: August 2012
  • Wayne Thiebaud: A Paintings Retrospective

    By Wayne Thiebaud

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500092927
    • Publisher: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
    • Published: June 2000
    In fact, Thiebaud is part of the grand tradition of representational art from Chardin and Manet to the American Realist masters such as Eakins and Hopper. Best-known for his deadpan still-life paintings of cakes, pies, delicatessen counters, and other consumer goods, Thiebaud has also explored such themes as figure studies, the topography of Northern California, and cityscapes exaggerating the vertiginous roadways and geometric high-rises of San Francisco. Continuous throughout his career is his combination of the perceptual and the conceptual, of sensuous color, light, and painterly texture with rigorously formal composition, resulting in a highly personalized Americana. Wayne Thiebaud: A Paintings Retrospective is published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same title, the first major survey in fifteen years of work by this famous American figurative artist. Steven A. Nash, Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, has organized the exhibition and provides a biographical essay on Thiebaud. An extended essay by Adam Gopnik, the Paris Journal writer for The New Yorker, links Thiebaud to American writing as a painter in the tradition of Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and John Updike.