Leila dV.

Leila dV.

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"Leila resides with the rest of the mermaids and tattooed freaks out in Coney Island. When she's not submerged in used book heaven, she's hunting for cheap theatre tickets, getting lost in the Arms and Armor wing of the Met, concocting new cocktail recipes, and putting her 5+ years of fragrance and skincare expertise to use at her online shop: Grey Moon Botanica (greymoonbotanica.bigcartel.com). Leila can also be found volunteering as a docent at the Morbid Anatomy Museum."

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Latest Review

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by By Patrick Suskind, John E. Woods

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

by Patrick Suskind

This book is definitely not for the faint of heart! Set in Paris in the 1700s, Suskind drags us into a depraved world where the quest for the “perfect scent” is something you’d literally kill for. It’s dark, visceral, sensual- a truly addictive read!


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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156029049
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: February 2004
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    By Richard Brautigan

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780395706749
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    • Published: February 1995
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374515362
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    • Published: January 1971
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    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780822220824
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