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.
Dog Eared News
A Random & Regularly Updated List of Dog Eared Small Press Bestsellers:
1. Octavia's Brood - Various Authors 2. Bowie by Simon Critchley 3. The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink 4. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (temporarily sold out.) 5. Citizen by Claudia Rankine 6. Inferno by Eileen Myles 7. Limber by Angela Pelster 8. The Woman Who Borrowed Memories by Tove Jansson 9. After the Tall Timber by Renata Adler 10. Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli
In other happy news, our summer remainders are arriving, including:
1. 10th of December by George Saunders 2. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel 3. Season of the Witch by David Talbot 4. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts 5. Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon 6. Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart 7. Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis 8. Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra 9. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 10. Carsick by John Waters 11. NW by Zadie Smith 12. Fledgling by Octavia Butler AND Kindred by Octavia Butler
Please note that we are not meeting in July, the next meeting is:
Sunday, August 2nd - 7:30pm
when we will be discussing:
The Little Town Where Time Stood Still by Bohumil Hrabal
The Little Town Where Time Stood Still contains two linked narratives by the incomparable Bohumil Hrabal, whom Milan Kundera has described as “Czechoslovakia’s greatest writer.” “Cutting It Short” is set before World War II in a small country town, and it relates the scandalizing escapades of Maryška, the flamboyant wife of Francin, who manages the local brewery. Maryška drinks. She rides a bicycle, letting her long hair fly. She butchers pigs, frolics in blood, and leads on the local butcher. She’s a Madame Bovary without apologies driven to keep up with the new fast-paced mechanized modern world that is obliterating whatever sleepy pieties are left over from the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. “The Little Town Where Time Stood Still” is told by Maryška and Francin’s son and concerns the exploits of his Uncle Pepin, who holds his own against the occupying Nazis but succumbs to silence as the new post–World War II Communist order cements its colorless control over daily life. Together, Hrabal’s rousing and outrageous yarns stand as a hilarious and heartbreaking tribute to the always imperiled sweetness of lust, love, and life.
Hrabal is a most sophisticated novelist, with a gusting humour and a hushed tenderness of detail. —Julian Barnes
Hrabal’s comedy is completely paradoxical. Holding in balance limitless desire and limited satisfaction, it is both rebellious and fatalistic, restless and wise. —James Wood
Czechoslovakia’s greatest living writer. —Milan Kundera
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Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415-282-1901 Mon-Sat 10am-10pm Sun 10am-9pm