Anti-Beach Reads


  • Disparities

    By Slavoj Žižek

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781350066564
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
    • Published: May 2019
  • Grant

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $19.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143110637
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2018
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393354324
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: March 2017
  • House of Leaves

    By Mark Z. Danielewski

    Our Price: $11.00 - $19.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375703768
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: March 2000
    This tour de force debut novel examines the horrific absence at the heart of life - in the form of 'a story about a story about a story about a film about a house with a black hole in it.' But it's a lot more ambitious than the story it tells, and for that matter, deconstructs. It is the love of the difficult that brings such a work to light, making the easy seem finally possible. 709p.
  • Infinite Jest (20th Anniversary Edition)

    By David Foster Wallace

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316306058
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: February 2016
    A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction,Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
  • The Fountainhead (Centennial Edition)

    By Ayn Rand

    Our Price: $12.50 - $22.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452286375
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: December 2004
    Ayn Rand's highly controversial novel tells the story of the desperate battle waged by architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately but married his worst enemy...of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. Its theme is one of the most challenging ideas ever presented in a work of fiction - that a person's ego is the fountainhead of human progress. 736p.
  • Ulysses (Unabridged, Original Shakespeare and Company Edition)

    By James Joyce

    Our Price: $11.65
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486474700
    • Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
    • Published: November 2009
    Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners through an entire day in 1904. Captivating experimental techniques range from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay and earthy humor.