April 27th, 2012 / 8:55 pm

For you: a copy of ARK CODEX ±0. Comment to win, and I’ll respond to the winner in a day or so. I have this book at home and it is beautiful.


  1. Anonymous

      For, when Stubb dressed, instead of first putting his legs into his trowsers, he put his pipe into his mouth.

      I say this continual smoking must have been one cause, at least, of his peculiar disposition; for every one knows that this early air, whether ashore or afloat, is terribly infected with the nameless miseries of the numberless mortals who have died exhaling it; and as in time of the cholera, some people go about with a camphorated handkerchief to their mouths; so, likewise, against all mortal tribulations, Stubb’s tobacco smoke might have operated as a sort of disinfecting agent. – Melville

  2. Anonymous

      I i want it

  3. Tyler Crumrine

      This looks absolutely fascinating. The pdf alone is beautiful. I can hardly imagine what it must be like bound.

  4. Bobby Dixon

      I am staying in on a Friday night just so I have an opportunity to hug this book  

  5. Shannon

      I am at work on a Friday night. I want this book.

  6. OG

      Love the cover art work. Beautiful. 

  7. Scott Riley Irvine

      Yes, please. 

  8. Luke Weldon

      cccccccomment. me love book.

  9. Bobby Dixon

      Got off work two hours ago. You beat me. 

  10. Anonymous

      visiting the parents is a seemingly good deed–though the seams seem to be slipping. I’m in my highschool bedroom–bedded, bound–I need that book!–I need not I, but heads whose names are always and never known all the time so we can sleep and breathe and then make omelets for everyone in the morning.

  11. Drew Kunz


  12. Anonymous

      ah ken, you are the Ark Codex! you silly goose

  13. Anonymous

      [wish I was clever enough to earn this book with dumb words]

  14. Michael Filippone

      I would love to win and read this book.

  15. William VanDenBerg

      Oh! Calamari!

  16. Chadwick Redden


  17. Christopher Lirette

      I got some magic to work on it.

  18. Anonymous

      I need a mystery.

  19. Anonymous

      I need a mystery.

  20. Anonymous

      I need a mystery.

  21. Jiggy Athilingam

      alone in the mud yes the dark yes sure yes panting yes someone hears me no no one hears me no murmuring sometimes yes when the panting stops yes not at other times no in the mud yes to the mud yes my voice yes mine yes not another’s no mine alone yes sure yes when the panting stops yes on and off yes a few words yes a few scraps yes that no one hears no but less and less no answer LESS AND LESS yes

  22. MLillie


  23. MLillie


  24. Jackson Nieuwland

      lol if some variation of “i want this book” wins. i’m all for honesty but where is the honesty in that simplicity? offer more of yourself and you might receive something in return

  25. Mark Thomas Stevenson

      This’d be really nice to have.

  26. Jeremy Bauer

      thanks for putting up these contests all the time. it’s a lottery i can get behind.

  27. Jeremy Bauer

      i <3 witchcraft 

  28. Sugar Bear

      To make French Macaroones.

      Wash a pound of the newest and the best Iordane Almonds in
      three or foure waters, to take away the rednesse from their out-side, lay
      them in a Bason of warme water all night, the next day blanch them, and
      dry them with a faire cloath, beat them in a stone morter, vntill they
      be reasonably fine, put to them halfe a pound of fine beaten Sugar, and
      so beat it to a perfect Paste, then put in halfe a dozen spoonefuls of
      good Damaske Rose-water, three graines of Amber-greece, when you haue beaten
      all this together, dry it on a chafingdish of coales vntill it grow white
      and stiffe, then take it off the fire, and put the whites of two new laid
      Egs first beaten into froath, and so stirre it well together, then lay
      them on wafers in fashion of little long rowles, and so bake them in an
      Ouen as hot as for Manchet, but you must first let the heat of the Ouen
      passe ouer before you put them in, when they rise white and light, take
      them out of the Ouen, and put them in a warme platter, and set them againe
      into the warme Ouen, & so let them remain foure or fiue houres, and
      then they wil be throughly dry, but if you like them better being moist,
      then dry them not after the first baking.

  29. Anonymous

      Ooh, ooh, pick me!

  30. Anonymous

      I could use a tasty beverage…

  31. Richard Grayson

      “The old folk from Indiana and Iowa and Illinois, from Boston and Kansas
      City and Des Moines, they sold their homes and their stores, and they
      came here by train and by automobile to the land of sunshine, to die in
      the sun, with just enough money to live until the sun killed them, tore
      themselves out by the roots in their last days, deserted the smug
      prosperity of Kansas City and Chicago and Peoria to find a place in the
      sun. And when they got here they found that other and greater thieves
      had already taken possession, that even the sun belonged to the others;
      Smith and Jones and Parker, druggist, banker, baker, dust of Chicago and
      Cincinnati and Cleveland on their shoes, doomed to die in the sun, a
      few dollars in the bank, enough to subscribe to the Los Angeles Times,
      enough to keep alive the illusion that this was paradise, that their
      little papier-mâché homes were castles.”

      John Fante,

      Ask the Dust 

  32. Anonymous

  33. Buck Wilkins

       Thank you for reminding me to read Ask the Dust again. Maybe I’ll have to go an adventure to hunt down a copy in the libraries of Northern Virginia. Bonus points awarded based on distance between where the book was found and the National Mall.

  34. Michael Jacobson

      It’s probably the greatest book published this year. I want to win one!

  35. j orloski

      i’d love this shit for free

  36. Anonymous


  37. Jeff Jackson

      This looks great & mysterious 
      a textual 

  38. Ben Roylance


  39. Barrett White


  40. Anonymous

      I agree with Michael. A truly beautiful and historically significant contribution to the post-literate movement.

      Also, PICK ME, PICK ME!

  41. Anonymous

      but you are cleverer

  42. Molly Tolsky

      Hey, um, I would like this!

  43. Daniel Long

      I would like that book, please. Thank you! 

  44. Anonymous

      This book looks brilliant. Absolutely gorgeous art and design. I am glad these things are being preserved.

  45. Nathan Curtis Warner

      Off on a tangent, my professor sings,
      in a wailing sort of way, the makings
      of Amy Hempel’s “Tumble Home”
      and his drooling aspirations have now
      become apparent for the first time
      Beyond anything, even writing well, 
      he wants us to learn how to make love 
      with literature each and every day.LET ME HAVE IT AND IT WILL AGE WITH THE GRACE

  46. Samuel Sargent

      I like turtles.

  47. Henry Fry

      Sick. Gimme them sweet leaves, bra. 

  48. Ashley Ford

      I’d like that book.

  49. Anonymous

      I really like how beautiful it looks. It’s a beautiful book. Now if I could see it in person I’d be one happy sloth. 

  50. Jamie Felton

      Me, please.

  51. Jonathan King

      Yes, please.

  52. Ken Baumann

      You won! Email your address to satorpress at gmail dot com.

  53. Merzmensch

      I know, I am too late, but I want this MERZ-Book. I think, Schwitters would became insane seeing it. lanke trr gll.