Lonely Hearts, Lonely Pages

Here's a list of books we've had on our shelves for 7 or more years without selling. We do, in fact, keep some books around simply because we cannot bring ourselves to return them. There are some gems on this list - you should give them a home! 

Miss Lonelyhearts Cover Image
By Nathanael West, Harold Bloom (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780811220934
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - July 17th, 2013

A writer’s nightmare: his degrading day job as a lonely hearts advice columnist is only the beginning

The Path to the Spiders' Nests: Revised Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060956585
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - May 30th, 2000

Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons.

Pierre: or, The Ambiguities Cover Image
By Herman Melville, William Spengemann (Introduction by), William Spengemann (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780140434842
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - January 1st, 1996

'Ambiguities indeed! One long brain-muddling, soul-bewildering ambiguity (to borrow Mr.

Terms of Endearment: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684853901
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 4th, 1999

In this acclaimed novel that inspired the Academy Award–winning motion picture, Larry McMurtry created two unforgettable characters who won the hearts of readers and moviegoers everywhere: Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma.

Aurora is the kind of woman who makes the whole world orbit around her, including a string of devoted suitors.

Tom Jones (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Henry Fielding, Fredson Bowers (Editor), Martin C. Battestin (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780812966077
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - September 10th, 2002

Tom, a foundling, is discovered one evening by the benevolent Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget and brought up as a son in their household; when his sexual escapades and general misbehavior lead them to banish him, he sets out in search of both his fortune and his true identity.

Mr. Sammler's Planet Cover Image
By Saul Bellow, Stanley Crouch (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780142437834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - January 6th, 2004

“An enduring testament and prophecy.” –Chicago Sun-Times

A Penguin Classic

October Light: Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811216371
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - October 17th, 2005

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. New Directions is excited to reissue the Gardner classics, beginning with October Light, a complex relationship rendered in a down-to-earth narrative.

Everyman (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307277718
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - April 10th, 2007

Philip Roth's new novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism.

Women in Love: Cambridge Lawrence Edition Cover Image
By D. H. Lawrence, Amit Chaudhuri (Introduction by), David Farmer (Editor), Lindeth Vasey (Editor)
ISBN: 9780141441542
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - September 25th, 2007

Two of D. H. Lawrence's most renowned novels - now with new packages and new introductions

A Hunger Artist and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780199600922
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 1st, 2012

Kafka published two collections of short stories in his lifetime, A Country Doctor: Little Tales (1919) and A Hunger Artist: Four Stories (1924). Both collections are included in their entirety in this edition, which also contains other uncollected stories and a selection of posthumously published works that have become part of the Kafka canon.

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories Cover Image
By Delmore Schwartz, James Atlas (Editor), Irving Howe (Afterword by), Lou Reed (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780811220033
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - June 14th, 2012

A new edition of the definitive book on the depression-era immigrant experience in New York City.

Dream of Fair to Middling Women: A Novel (Arcade Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611457582
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arcade - September 1st, 2012

Samuel Beckett’s first novel and “literary landmark” (St. Petersburg Times), Dream of Fair to Middling Women is a wonderfully savory introduction to the Nobel Prize–winning author.

Nothing Like the Sun Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393346404
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 5th, 2013

"Wildly inventive" —Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve

A magnificent, bawdy telling of Shakespeare’s love life, following young Will’s maturation into sex and writing. A playful romp, it is at the same time a serious look at the forces that midwife art, the effects of time and place, and the ordinariness that is found side by side with the extraordinariness of genius.

The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802130129
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - January 10th, 1994

The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as the freest spirit tht has yet existed, wrote The 120 Days of Sodom while imprisoned in the Bastille.