Welcome If you're looking for a lot of books and a pleasant place to peruse them, seek no further. Since 1992, Dog Eared Books has been supplying a book-hungry Mission District with new, used, and remaindered books as well as magazines, calendars, and notebooks. We're a general interest store, so we have a little of everything, but we do specialize in Beat, off-beat, small press, and local literature. Our staff of is happy to help you locate specific titles or you can roam around discovering wondrous obscurities you never knew you couldn't live without.
Newsflash: Starting 4/10, Dog Eared will stay open an extra hour on Sundays. Thus we'll be open 10am to 10pm EVERY DAY of the WEEK!!!!
Randomly Selected & Irregularly Updated Small Press Bestsellers
1. My Documents by Alejandro Zambra 2. Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles 3. Stoner by John Williams 4. The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli. 5. When the Sick Rule the World by Dodie Bellamy 6. Eve's Hollywood by Eve Babitz 7. The Wall Creeper by Nell Zink 8. Tender Points by Amy Berkowitz 9. Citizen by Claudia Rankine 10. Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector 11. Walking Through A Clear Water in A Pool Painted Black by Cookie Mueller 12. Limber by Angela Pelser 13. Johnny Would You Love Me If... by Brontez Purnell 14. Iphigenia in Forest Hills by Janet Malcolm 15. Argonauts by Maggie Nelson 16. Black Hole by Bucky Sinister 17. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay 18. Bowie by Simon Critchley 19. Yokohama Threeway and Other Small Shames by Beth Liscik 20. The Woman Who Borrowed Memories by Tove Jansson
Dog Eared is thrilled to announce a new satellite store at 489 Castro Street opening this spring!!! Details to follow, but our Gala Opening Celebration will be June 20!
8:00pm Sunday May 1st Dog Eared's NYRB SALON a monthly book club for New York Review of Books Classics will discuss: Conundrum
by Jan Morris
The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he was not only a man, but a man’s man. Except that appearances, as James Morris had known from early childhood, can be deeply misleading. James Morris had known all his conscious life that at heart he was a woman. Conundrum, one of the earliest books to discuss transsexuality with honesty and without prurience, tells the story of James Morris’s hidden life and how he decided to bring it into the open, as he resolved first on a hormone treatment and, second, on risky experimental surgery that would turn him into the woman that he truly was.
A very good writer telling a profoundly poetic story...In fact, it is the author’s extreme subjectivity that makes the book as good as it is...After reading this most charming of all Cinderella stories, one feels that sex is just as much a conundrum as ever, which is to say, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, “a riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun,” or “a problem admitting of no satisfactory solution.” — The New York Times Certainly the best first-hand account ever written by a traveler across the boundaries of sex. That journey is perhaps the ultimate adventure for a human being, but although it has been the subject of myth and speculation since ancient times, it is an authentically modern experience...What Jan Morris does offer, through her life and her work, is a window on the wondrous possibilities of humankind. — Newsweek This book is a very well-written account of some of the emotional factors which eventually led the author, by then in his forties, to submit to expensive surgery in Casablanca. — The Washington Post Book World This is a beautiful book. I found it to be melancholic, courageous, and wise. That it’s subject matter is Jan Morris’s transsexual journey almost seems secondary to her incredible prose and the clarity of her honesty and introspection. Beyond the issue of gender, she searches for an answer to that most elusive of questions: who am I? — Jonathan Ames If there is anything typical about Miss Morris’s experience, however, she has successfully disguised it. — The Times Literary Supplement