These just in. . .
June tends to be a good month for new books and this year is no exception. Today alone we received new books from favorite authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (author of Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus) and Carlos Ruiz Zafon (author of The Shadow of the Wind). Nigerian born Adichie gives us a new collection of stories called This Thing Around Your Neck, which is already garnering positive reviews. Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s new novel, Angel’s Game, is another literate mystery about the book world. We are offering both books at 20% off for a limited time. For more discounted new releases, see our list of Spotlight Titles.
On the scholarly front, just in is an irresistible little book by the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy called On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books & Bookstores.
“More than an éloge to books and bookstores or to the book or the bookstore, . . . Nancy touches suggestively on the book as what Stéphane Mallarmé called ‘a spiritual instrument,’ illuminating the epochal philosophical and religious developments for which books have been the indispensable material support. Nancy’s book contains the philosophical weight and literary flair that have made him one of the most important thinkers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.” —Kevin McLaughlin, Brown University
More New Scholarly Books of Note:
Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom, by David Harvey
Cotton Climate and Camels in Early Islamic Iran, by Richard Bulliet
Gerhard Richter Writings, edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist (20% off at Book Culture)
Nietzsche: Writings from the Early Notebooks, edited by Raymond Geuss
The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online, by Guobin Yang
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