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Mystery Bundle of Books

Mystery Bundle of Books
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$18.00 - $60.00

Looking for something to read during this stressful time?  Our Mystery Bundle consists of six books that were assigned for recent BMC courses, a random collection of used and new books from overstock and buyback.  Original bookshop retail value of at least $40, so you'll save at least 55% -- and usually much more.

You won't know what you'll get, but each title was vetted by BMC faculty so you know that every book has merit.  We are offering serveral versions of this bundle for $18.00 each:

  • Nonfiction only
  • All categories, nonfiction/fiction mix (books in English only)
  • Fiction in French
  • Fiction in Spanish
*NEW* Share the joy of a mystery bundle with friends!  At the suggestion of an alum, we are now offering Mystery Bundles for 2 and Mystery Bundles for 3!  You and a friend or two will get the same set of six books from recent BMC classes.  We'll ship a bundle to you and a bundle to far-flung friends whose names and addresses you include in the comment box on the checkout form. You'll be able to read and discuss books together, just as you did during your days on campus.  Bundles for 2 and Bundles for 3 will include a mix of fiction and nonfiction (English only), and are available for a limited time in limited quantities.

  • Mystery Bundles for 2 ($40.00)
  • Mystery Bundles for 3 ($60.00)
(Addresses must be in the US.  Extra ship charges for individually shipping second and third bundles to different addresses are bulit in to the item prices.)  

No returns! Please donate unwanted books to worthy readers and causes in your neighborhood.

 

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100 Year Starship, The

100 Year Starship, The
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What would we find if we made it all the way to another star's solar system?

So far, our travels into outer space have been limited to the planets and moons surrounding the sun in our own solar system. Today's astronomers are planning a mission to explore further reaches of space than humans have ever reached. Readers (Grades 3-5) will discover how these bold scientists are working to build faster spaceships and overcome the obstacles that make it difficult for humans to survive in outer space.
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9780531240601
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March 1, 2013
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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants - Signed with Patch

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants - Signed with Patch
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A special Independent Bookstore Day exclusive autographed copy of ADA TWIST AND THE PERILOUS PANTS signed by bestselling author Andrea Beaty and a collectible embroidered iron-on patch of stellar scientist Ada Twist are the perfect gifts for curious readers everywhere and fans of The Questioneers!

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9781419739972
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April 27, 2019

Aesop's Fables - Novel Journal (CLEARANCE)

Aesop's Fables - Novel Journal (CLEARANCE)
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Pen words as insightful and timeless as Aesop's in a journal lined with his fables.

Aesop was a slave and fantastic storyteller who lived in ancient Greece around 620-564 BC. No writings by him exist (if they ever existed at all), yet his tales have survived and been shared through oral tradition around the world. In many stories, he uses animals as the main characters to convey deeper meanings and morals that still ring true today.

A Novel Journal: Aesop's Fables infuses new life into these classic tales by inviting writers to pen their own stories and ideas between the lines of the fables. In a type so tiny as to nearly disappear, the entire text of Aesop's Fables forms the lines of this journal. Perfect for daily journaling or drafting the next classic, this homage to Aesop's work adds an element of excitement to any writing project.

Packaged with a Svepa cover, brilliant endpapers, colored edges, and matching elastic band to close pages tight, this book is a great gift or collectible for anyone who loves fables. And the compact size makes this journal easy to slip into a purse, briefcase, or backpack so you can record and revisit your thoughts on the go.

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9781626865976
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March 1, 2016
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Afropessimism

Afropessimism
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Why does race seem to color almost every feature of our moral and political universe? Why does a perpetual cycle of slavery--in all its political, intellectual, and cultural forms--continue to define the Black experience? And why is anti-Black violence such a predominant feature not only in the United States but around the world? These are just some of the compelling questions that animate Afropessimism, Frank B. Wilderson III's seminal work on the philosophy of Blackness.

Combining precise philosophy with a torrent of memories, Wilderson presents the tenets of an increasingly prominent intellectual movement that sees Blackness through the lens of perpetual slavery. Drawing on works of philosophy, literature, film, and critical theory, he shows that the social construct of slavery, as seen through pervasive anti-Black subjugation and violence, is hardly a relic of the past but the very engine that powers our civilization, and that without this master-slave dynamic, the calculus bolstering world civilization would collapse. Unlike any other disenfranchised group, Wilderson argues, Blacks alone will remain essentially slaves in the larger Human world, where they can never be truly regarded as Human beings, where, "at every scale of abstraction, violence saturates Black life."

And while Afropessimism delivers a formidable philosophical account of being Black, it is also interwoven with dramatic set pieces, autobiographical stories that juxtapose Wilderson's seemingly idyllic upbringing in mid-century Minneapolis with the abject racism he later encounters--whether in late 1960s Berkeley or in apartheid South Africa, where he joins forces with the African National Congress. Afropessimism provides no restorative solution to the hatred that abounds; rather, Wilderson believes that acknowledging these historical and social conditions will result in personal enlightenment about the reality of our inherently racialized existence.

Radical in conception, remarkably poignant, and with soaring flights of lyrical prose, Afropessimism reverberates with wisdom and painful clarity in the fractured world we inhabit. It positions Wilderson as a paradigmatic thinker and as a twenty-first-century inheritor of many of the African American literary traditions established in centuries past.

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9781631496141
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April 7, 2020

Andy Warhol Journal & Postcards - CLEARANCE

Andy Warhol Journal & Postcards - CLEARANCE
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The Andy Warhol Banana Journal with Postcard Set from Galison has 132 gridded and lined pages and includes 3 postcards featuring the works of Andy Warhol. The journal cover is the iconic Banana on black background and the 3 postcards include famous works paired with Warhol's entertaining and enlightening quotes.
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9780735359765
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June 11, 2019
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Are Women Human?

Are Women Human?
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Introduction by Mary McDermott Shideler

One of the first women to graduate from Oxford University, Dorothy Sayers pursued her goals whether or not what she wanted to do was ordinarily understood to be feminine. Sayers did not devote a great deal of time to talking or writing about feminism, but she did explicitly address the issue of women's role in society in the two classic essays collected here.

Central to Sayers's reflections is the conviction that both men and women are first of all human beings and must be regarded as essentially much more alike than different. We are to be true not so much to our sex as to our humanity. The proper role of both men and women, in her view, is to find the work for which they are suited and to do it.

Though written several decades ago, these essays still offer in Sayers's piquant style a sensible and conciliatory approach to ongoing gender issues.

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9780802829962
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November 1, 2005

Bastards of the Reagan Era

Bastards of the Reagan Era
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Bastards of the Reagan Era is a challenge, confronting realities that frame an America often made invisible. Within these poems, we see the city as distant lover, we hear "the sound that comes from all / the hurt & want that leads a man to turn his back to the world." We see that and we see each reason why we return to what pains us.
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9781935536659
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September 29, 2015
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Becoming Transgerman: Cultural Identity Beyond Geography

Becoming Transgerman: Cultural Identity Beyond Geography
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This book is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary collection of essays by some of today's most forward-thinking scholars. The contributors explore the ways in which the prefix «trans» erupts German identity and the identity of Germany itself. The volume calls German identity into question and examines the ways in which the prefix «trans» is deployed to these ends in relation to national borders, historical limits, political institutions, social practices, and forms of cultural and aesthetic expression. The collection reveals the ways in which the transcendence of national, corporeal, disciplinary, and institutional limits is embodied by the use of the prefix «trans»- and has the potential to do so much more.

The volume engages the multifaceted nature of «trans»- and a Germanness that defies geography - to explore how Germans and Germany are increasingly situated «beyond» limits. Collectively, these investigations reveal a radical discourse of Germanness, a discourse with significant implications for historical and contemporary German self-understanding.The book asks the following: What is German identity beyond geography? And what are the promises and perils for Germany, and German identity, in becoming transGerman?

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9781788744263
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February 22, 2019

Bibliomysteries

Bibliomysteries
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Specially commissioned by the Mysterious Bookshop, the "bibliomysteries" in this unique collection feature original stories by the genre's most distinguished authors: Ian Rankin, Thomas Perry, Joyce Carol Oates, Megan Abbott, and Elizabeth George.

This collection of crime for bibliophiles includes stories about rare books, bookshops, libraries, manuscripts, magical books, and collectors. Ian Rankin sets his tale of the lost original manuscript of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the legendary Shakespeare & Co., while F. Paul Wilson offers a book with remarkable powers. Joyce Carol Oates portrays an overly ambitious dealer in mystery fiction, while James Grady has the "Condor" working in the Library of Congress. Stephen Hunter tells a previously unknown story of Alan Turing set during World War I--involving a book that could change the history of the world--and Peter Lovesey writes about a box full of Agatha Christie titles that just may be priceless. Carolyn Hart's story is about an astonishing inscription in a book, while Megan Abbott and Denise Mina add their Edgar-nominated stories to this stellar collection.

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9781643132655
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December 10, 2019
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