Realized I never shared my spoils from my trip last month to the Hobart Book Village. Also…thinking it would make for a fun ongoing topic here to share your latest batch of bookstore acquisitions!
Similar to Share a cover — books you're reading, but rather than current / on-deck reads, show us your latest finds…which almost by definition will be books in your antilibrary, so no need to share more than title + anything about the book that caught your eye.
Here are the ones I picked up from Hobart last month (I bought books from 3 of the 5 stores in the book village — Adams, Liberty Rock, and Blenheim Hill!)
Please share any of your own recent book finds below
- Radical Artifice by Marjorie Perloff
- Vision and Resonance by John Hollander
- Explorations in the Field of Nonsense ed. by Wim Tigges
- The Lifetime Reading Plan by Clifton Fadiman
- Simulation Games in Learning by Sarane S. Boocock & E. O. Schild
- Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks
- Signifying Rappers by Mark Costello & David Foster Wallace
- African Rhythm and African Sensibility by John Miller Chernoff
- Teaching Oral Traditions ed. by John Miles Foley
- The Single Best Idea, Ever ed. by Amanda Chesworth et al
- Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares by Nancy Langston
I’m excited to have picked up a couple cool ones on poetics / experimental writing, and some that explore the musicality of language and oral tradition. “The Single Vest Idea Ever” looks like a very fun anthology about Darwin’s theory of evolution. And “The Lifetime Reading Plan” reminded me a lot of curating my own reading lists and antilibrary. Lots of fun finds; definitely suggest checking out the Hobart Book Village if you’re ever in the area or looking for a fun weekend trip!