New Used Bookstore on Smith Street
I walked into this new used bookstore on Smith Street in Brooklyn after carbo-loading last night for a 10k race I was supposed to run right now in Central Park that I am skipping- last minute skipping- because it’s raining and freezing out and getting pneumonia is not worth it! As you can imagine, I am a bit disappointed and thinking things like, what if it stops raining??!! Anyway, I spent 25 dollars last night and bought a bunch of books. Here are the titles:
Great Expectations by Kathy Acker
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Girls at War and Other Stories by Chinua Achebe
Happy Days by Samuel Beckett
Mano Majra by Khushwant Singh
Cataract by Mykhaylo Osadchy
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
Three Hainish Novels by Ursula K. Le Guin
Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien (I have two sons, this book is for them, as well as the Le Guin, but I may read hers, too).
And lastly! For 25 cents! A book called Call Him Rod by Munroe Howard. Here’s the back copy:
Douglas Kirk seemed just a typical American boy–but he had certain hidden attributes that made him very special.
The first to discover his extraordinary abilities was a luscious high school teacher named Mary. She did her ever loving best to bring out his full potential.
By the time Doug entered Pacific Union Sociological Society Institute (PUSSI for short) his talents were well developed indeed. And the word went out to every hungry female–