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David Coupaud. Store Manager\Keeper of the comics. 

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Invitation to Meditation: How to Find Peace Wherever You Are Cover Image
By Howard Cohn, Jack Kornfield (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781452144344
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 15th, 2016

Many people find themselves needing peace of mind, but not knowing how to achieve it. This book can help, it gives instructions for meditation stripped from the esoteric baggage that turns a lot of people away. Written plainly it will make meditation achievable for anyone who follows the instructions. 

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Beast Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607061472
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Published: Image Comics - November 24th, 2009

A beautifully rendered re-imaginatinon of Beauty and the Beast. This is a dark and thoughtful look at love, and a tale as old as time. Marianne Churchland's art and writing are incredible. 

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Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400079278
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Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 2006

Intertwining threads take the reader through a magnificent journey filled with rich characters such as Nakata, a feeble minded elderly man who can talk to cats. Haruki Murakami is an incredibly gifted world builder, and this book is no exception; his deftly created characters have stayed with me like good friends on a bizarre journey. —David

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Fragnemt Cover Image
ISBN: 9781795354431
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Independently Published - February 14th, 2019

Weird little vignettes ranging in length from 1 sentence to a paragraph. Highly digestible, think of it as doorways to un-imagined worlds. 

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The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack (10th Anniversary Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781506715889
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 11th, 2020

If you feel like th eFar Side just isn't strange enought, this book is for you. These eccentric web comics compiled in book form will leave you clutching your sides with laughter. 


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Labyrinths Cover Image
By Jorge Luis Borges, Donald A. Yates (Editor), James E. Irby (Editor), William Gibson (Introduction by), André Maurois
ISBN: 9780811216999
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Published: New Directions - May 17th, 2007

Labyrinths was my introduction to the poetically masterful author Jorge Luis Borges. I feel like he packed more imaginatino per page into his stories than about any author. 

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The Sirens of Titan: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385333498
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 8th, 1998

This is my favorite Kurt Vonnegut book It's a combination of witty sci-fi and heartfelt insight to the human condition and even the meaning of love. 

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By Farel Dalrymple, Farel Dalrymple (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596434219
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Published: First Second - July 15th, 2014

Mr. Dalrymple does it all. Penciled, inked, watercolored, written, and lettered by the man himself. It is truly awesome. —David

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Everything Under: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978266
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 23rd, 2018

Daisy Johnson is the youngest nominee to make the Man-Booker shortlist. Everything Under is her retelling of the Oedipus Myth. It is written with deep imagination, sit at the banks of her mind and read this magnificent book.

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Coming Through Slaughter (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679767855
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Published: Vintage - March 19th, 1996

This book blew my mind, Michale Ondaatje tells the story of Buddy Bolden one of the progenitors of jazz music, mesmerizing and disturbing it is as much a look at mental illness as the rich culture that jazz came from. 

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Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300231076
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Published: Yale University Press - June 18th, 2019