November 27, 2012

T2 Thermal underwear from MEC



Can't survive the winter without these.

City Secrets - Manhattan



We're off to New York on December 21st and this book will come in handy. The revised and updated edition please.

New York Drawings by Adrian Tomine


The Emperor of Paris By CS Richardson


I really enjoyed CS Richardson's first book, "The End of the Alphabet" and am looking forward to his second, "The Emperor Of Paris".

Building Stories - Chris Ware



To prove we still need books printed on paper.

 A great review at The Guardian: Chris Ware's new graphic novel comes in a cardboard box, like BS Johnson's The Unfortunates, or an old-fashioned board game. Inside, are 14 "distinctively discrete" books and pamphlets of varying sizes. Each one of these stands alone, and since – in theory – they may be read in any order, several members of a comic-loving family could happily read Building Stories over the course of the same afternoon. But they work together, too, combining to depict, in rich and multifaceted fashion, the mostly unhappy lives of the inhabitants of a single Chicago apartment block. Ware's box, then, isn't a gimmick, but a sort of proxy. Like the crumbling building at his story's heart, it's a repository of misery, loneliness and misunderstandings. As Philip Larkin had it: "Home is so sad."

At Amazon.ca. (Unfortunately cheaper at Amazon.com). Also at Indigo.

December 10, 2011

Ralph's - Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York


An amazing book about New York store fronts. The larger-sized version is amazing.

December 07, 2011

Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh