04.11.10 by Jeff

The Exquisite Book Giveaway!

The good folks at Chronicle Books sent over a copy of The Exquisite Book by Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe and I get to give one away to you too!

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

the exquisite book giveaway julia rothman jenny volvovski matt lamothe

The book features 100 artists, designers, and illustrators, and the images are connected in an accordion style format.

If you’d like to purchase the book head over here. If you use the Promo code “EXQ” you get 25% off and free shipping.

If you’d like to win the book, leave a comment below with the title of the last good book you read! I’ll pick a winner on Monday.

Uncheck the “notify me” button!

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Bolla

    Tuesdays With Morrie

    • Constance

      Letters from an Age of Reason by Nora Hague

    • phillip jones

      the wind up bird chronicle- haruki murakami

  • Empire of the Sun – J G Ballard

  • Max

    “gravity’s rainbow”

    by thomas pynchon

  • Iquitos

    Les Détectives Sauvages – R. Bolano

  • Keira

    Trouble in paradise

  • Max

    “This is not a book” by Keri Smith

    Freakin’ awesome. You don’t read it, you DO it.

  • Lisa

    “The Yet Unknown Hundertwasser”

  • Valerie

    My So-called Freelance Life

  • My Booky Wook – by Russell Brand.

    This book is absolute comic genius. You MUST read it.

  • i might not have read it, but i just got my copy of marian bantjes “i remember” book, and i highly recommend it – it is the most beautiful book ever!

  • Vérénice

    Neil Gaiman-Neverwhere

  • Illustration Now! 3 (Taschen) Editor: Julius Wiedemann

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky! (:

  • The Visit Of The Royal Physician by Per Olov Enquist

  • Shonelle Swarens

    Passing Strange by Daniel Waters.
    It is part of a zombie series called Generation Dead.

  • Stephanie Dooley

    The Gruffalo… seriously, great read :)

  • Jacek

    “Extraordinary Records”

  • Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China by Rachel DeWoskin

  • “The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead” by Max Brooks. That book is as epic as its title. My love for zombies inspires me too! XD

  • ben kelly

    this book seems very aptly named!
    the electrical experience by frank moorhouse

  • the last good book i read was george orwells ‘hommage to catalonia’ – sadly i’ve read two really bad books since then…

  • Shonelle Swarens

    Passing Strange by Daniel Waters.
    It is part of a zombie series called Generation Dead.

    **Sorry if this post happens twice…my mouse got stuck before :/

  • “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales”
    by Oliver Sacks

    very sad and very strange!

  • The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky!

    awesome awesome book! :)

  • Gabby

    Rest Area by Clay McLeod Chapman

  • Gabby

    Rest Area by Clay McLeod Chapman

  • Pete

    “The Wrong Place” from Brecht Evens, a Belgian illustrator.
    It’s a graphic novel about parties where you don’t want to be and it’s really funny.

  • Graphical Cookbook 3.0 (grafisk kokbok 3.0). Funny title, but it tells you everything you need to know about graphical design.

    • Robbowich

      The English edition of the Swedish book “Grafisk Kokbok 3.0” is called “A guide to Graphic Print Production”. Also avaliable in german, french, spanish, danish, norwegian and icelandic.

  • Jo

    The Three Musketeers

  • Robert-Jan Ruifrok

    “Als de worstjes maar duimdik zijn” bij Weltevree

  • “South of the Border, West of the Sun” by Haruki Murakami

  • 2666 by Roberto Bolaño

  • “Living With a House Rabbit” by Linda Dykes. ^..^

  • “The art of the band t-shirt” an interesting book about the history of t-shirts! By Amber Easby and Henry Oliver

  • Marc de Kruijf

    Subway Art, 1st print. My all time favourite!

  • parker

    Only Revolutions. Mark Z. Danielewski.

  • steven

    夏宇(author) – 腹語術(book name)

  • Tom Pepper

    Spook Country by William Gibson

  • Kenny

    Kafka in the shore by Murakami

  • la fotografía plástica. Dominique Baqué. GG.

  • Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami.

  • Photography After Frank, essays by Philip Gefter

  • Sasa

    The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman :)

    I just love “reading” books that contain soooo many photos/pictures…

  • SNOR

    ‘A History of Graphic Design’ by ‘Philip B. Meggs’, haha, schoolwork

  • J U L I E A N N

    the brief and wonderous life of oscar wao//junot diaz

  • i re-read “Life of Pi” by “Yann Martel” its my favourite

  • Barracuda

    The Death of Bunny Munroe by Mr. Cave. Scorching read

  • Christoph Hecker

    The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

  • Josephine

    “The ENIGMA of ARRIVAL” V.S. Naipaul

  • Battle Royale – Koushun Takami :)

  • Augustinas

    “Inkilas už miesto” by Algimantas Zurba, Lithuanian author :)

  • Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • Leonardo

    Diary- Chuck palahniuk
    so good about arts and inspiration

  • “El Alquimista” – Paulo Coelho

  • JR

    “How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul”
    By Adrian Shaughnessy

    You guys can get it here if ya want: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Graphic-Designer-Without-Losing-Your/dp/1856694100

  • Leonie-May

    The Yellow Wallpaper.
    It’s haunting and mad, but it’s brilliant. (:

  • Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco. It is absolutely mind blowing!

  • Jordan

    Looking for the Magic – Max G Morton

  • “A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian” by Marina Lewycka

  • Meg

    “The Giving Tree” written and illustrateed by Shel Silverstein. Breaks my heart every time.

  • Amariyo75

    The Disenchanted – Budd Schulberg

  • Sandra

    ‘scar tissue’ anthony kiedis

  • Extremely loud and Incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer

  • Thin Moon Psalm by Sheri Benning. Poems of prairie winter and bird bones.

  • Itsnatts

    ‘Momo’ – Michael Ende

  • claudia

    The Game – all dudes know of it and this chick has read it! Opened my eyes to the lads world of picking up gals!

  • Life on Air – David Attenborough

    – his biography!!! AMAZING! The man is a G!

  • Anaïs

    San Francisco Stories (being French, it was pretty exotic :))

  • Megan

    “The Bohemian Manifesto”

    I want this book soooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. =)

  • Rachael

    Its kind of a funny story….. by Ned Vizzini….. sooooo good… yes they turned it into a movie…. no i haven’t seen it… yes the book is probably better!

  • Mariah

    Catch-22, Joseph Heller. It’s amazing and makes sense to crazy people. but crazy people can’t read it because if they realise theyre crazy then they are probably sane. theres a catch, you see? catch 22.

  • “The Doors of Perception”

    Aldous Huxley

  • Bim

    Everything Is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

  • alex kurunis

    midnight express – billy hayes

  • sue stokes

    brave new world

    aldous huxley

  • Michal Kalinowski

    Warunek by Eustachy Rylski – don’t know if it has been translated to english but if so then it’s a must!

  • Jim

    John Dies at the End – David Wong … The title says it all really :)

  • Maria I

    Whatever you think, Think the opposite by Paul Arden!
    <3'd it ^_^

  • Mazie

    Frankenstien By Mary Shelley

    • TINE

      The Diaries of Anaïs Nin.
      Best books i’ve ever read, really changed my perspective on things.

  • Jan

    Kenya Hara — »White«

  • On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. By Susan Stewart

  • Jan Schuetze

    Kenya Hara »White«

  • Tine

    “The Diaries of Anais Nin” by…Anais Nin! Especially 1931-39, I think.
    Even though they are written before our time, they are just as important now.

  • lucas

    designing design – kenya hara

  • I Remember by Georges Perec

  • Off The Map by Hibikina Chickena and Kika Kat

  • How I Became Stupid by martin page

  • frieke

    The Shock of the New: The Hundred-Year History of Modern Art: Its Rise, Its Dazzling Achievement, It’s Fall

    by Robert Hughes

  • Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck.

    Damn that tortoise.

  • ‘Let the Right One In’ John Ajvide Lindqvist

  • k

    ‘Tragic kingdom: the art of carmilla Rose garcia’ best awsome art in the world

  • Thomas

    Hypnotisören (The Hypnotist) by Lars Kepler, pseudonym for Swedish writer couple Alexander and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril

  • The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen

  • paola

    The Dice Man – Luke Rhinehart…

  • Currently reading The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald. Just finished Choke – Chuck Palahniuk.

  • Eini

    Paul Klee: On Modern Art

  • Patrick

    Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

  • Ames

    Clive Barker: Weaveworld

  • maurice druon – the boy with the green finger.

  • Georgi

    ‘The Woman in the Dunes’, Kobo Abe

  • Caio

    “South of the Border, West of the Sun” by Haruki Murakami

  • Impostor: Or Whatever Happened To Richard Beymer?
    by Richard Beymer

  • Trine Hessellund

    The Geometry of Pasta
    By Jacob Kenedy & Caz Hildebrand

  • Watership Down by Richard Adams

  • Trine Hessellund

    The Geometry of Pasta
    Jacob Kenedy & Caz Hildebrand

  • Matt

    David Wojnarowicz – Close To The Knives

  • “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak

  • “Shop Class as Soulcraft” by Matthew B Crawford.

    a philosophical treatise on the pleasures of working with your hands, and being self sufficient. really changes your perspective.

  • Nicole

    “We Thought You Would Be Prettier,” Laurie Notaro

  • The Fountainhead by Ms Ayn Rand

  • “The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor” by Gabriel García Márquez

  • “Confessions of a conjurer” by Derren Brown

  • ‘the amazing adventures of kavalier & clay’ by michael chabon

  • Torje

    Martin Amis – Money

  • Kerie

    The Passage by Justin Cronin

  • “Shop Class as Soulcraft” by Matthew B Crawford

  • .magpi.

    no words:: .wonder bear : tao nyeu.
    words:: .pierre.a cautionary tale.in five chapters and a prologue : maurice sendak.

  • Tolkien’s Letters.

  • The Art of Seduction

    By: Robert Greene

  • Passenger to Frankfurt = Agatha Christie

  • boooooooooom swooooooooon…i’m all in a flutter of excitement over the supreme loveliness of ‘The Exquisite Book’ it’s oh so delightfully…well…Exquisite. It would definately make friends on my bookshelf with one of my favourite books…’Outsiders: Art by People’ by Steve Lazarides.

  • Kurt Vonnegut – Hocus Pocus

  • Born Standing Up

    By: Steve Martin

  • alex

    “Transcending CSS”, not so fun i guess :P

  • Paige Simpson

    Interpreter of Maladies
    by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • :)
    les paradis artificiels by Charles Baudelaire

  • The Time Travelers Wife.

  • “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” with a strong runner up being “Three Cups of Tea”

  • Zach

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami!

  • Conall

    “Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip”
    Tove Jansson

  • Kevin Donald Lapalme

    The Naked Lunch – William S. Burroughs

    the best book ever!

  • veronica

    Carl Jung on Active Imagination!

  • Tom Eagar

    The Great Gatsby.

    Did exactly what it said on the tin.

  • You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier
    I highly recommend it!

  • Jerry Tea

    ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ by Ken Kesey

    fight the combine !

  • The adventures of Tintin – The Shooting Star

  • Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins

  • claes

    “Take IVY”

    photos by: Teruyoshi Hayashida (tekst by: Shosuke Ishizu, Toshiyuki Kurosu and Hajime Hasegawa)

  • TOM

    The Great Gatsby.

    It was great.

  • “Just Kids” Patti Smith

  • Felix Acuna

    The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • “ECCE COMU” Gianni Vattimo

    Gretting from Buenos aires!

  • “In the Flesh” by Koren Shadmi :)
    Comics, because they’re good reading too!

  • “The Drinker” – Hans Fallada

  • Adam

    I just finished Franz Kafka’s The Trial.

    Let me tell you, The Trial has none of the joy and and life of The Exquisite Book!

  • Liisa

    ART NOW vol 2 – Edited by Uta Grosenick (Taschen), I’m really really glad I bought it! :)

  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

  • Time Out’s “1000 Songs to Change Your Life”

  • michelle

    “Style” by Lauren Conrad

  • Anthem – Ayn Rand

  • Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

  • Teresa

    Captains of the Sand, by Jorge Amado :)

  • “Anthem” – Ayn Rand

  • cicely

    going native by Stephen Wright

  • “Kafka on the Shore” – Haruki Murakami

  • Karen Maitland’s Circle of Liars . Great book!

  • Jos O

    The masque of Africa by V.S. Naipaul

  • Kasia

    “Black Bazaar” by Alain Mabanckou

  • “History of Beauty” edited by Umberto Eco

  • George R Martins saga: “a song of Ice and Fire” : )

  • Minhas Vidas passadas (a limpo), by Mario Prata (Something like “My past lifes (by clean). Amazing amazing book from brazilian favourite chronist ever.

  • Frankie Zek

    “El dia que Nietzsche lloro (When Nietzsche wept)” by Irvin D. Yalom

  • “Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain” – Oliver Sacks.

  • Jessica M

    Musicophilia by Olivier Sacks

  • “Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain” by oliver Sacks

  • “The Saddlebag” by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

  • Aleson H

    “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America” by Erik Larson

  • Dan

    The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

  • Polly L

    Bright Shiny Morning – James Frey

    fingers crossed :)

  • Karen

    “Oh, the places you will go” By Dr. Seuss


  • Gina M

    Born Standing Up by Steve! Martin!

  • NVA

    The Game – Neil Strauss

  • Kim

    Arto Paasilinna – A Charming Mass Suicide

  • The Book of Mormon – Another Testament of Jesus Christ

  • ” A Ship Made Of Paper” by Scott Spencer- great take on the O.J. case and the lives of educated middle-aged passionate people in a small town.

  • The book I’m reading right now is: Joe Speedboot (it’s Dutch sorry) by Tommy Wieringa

  • Teresa

    Captains of the Sand, Jorge Amado :)

  • Zak

    Everyone Poops by Tarō Gomi


    Harry Potter Series- JK Rowling

  • Sara

    Black Hole by Charles Burns

  • Victor

    Big Bad City by Slinkachu

  • Joanna

    A graphic novel by Chris Ware: “Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth”
    Beautifull, awkward and nearly impossible to read. Still, amazing!!

  • Harry

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne.

  • Bald In The USA

    Biocentrism by Robert Lanza

  • “Einstein’s Dreams”

  • Shaheer Tarar

    The Dancing Girls of Lahore

  • Gram

    No.1 First Works by 362 Artists by: Francesca Richer and Matthew Rosenzweig.

  • Salomé Vieira

    The Pearl, John Steinbeck.

  • Liliana

    Grendel by John Gardner

  • Mckelvie

    “The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao” a fantastic read.

  • The Basic Writings of Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche

    Oh yeaah

  • t cooper’s “lipschitz 6 or two angry blondes”

  • “The Life of Pi” by Yann Martel.

  • de

    Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

  • Patrick Ness-The Ask and the Answer

  • ZACH

    Electric Kool-Aid Acid TEst by Tom Wolfe

  • Patrick Ness- The Ask and the Answer

  • Darcy

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

  • No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July

    i know i should have read her book 3 years ago..

  • Adria

    ‘The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle’ by Haruki Murakami

  • Dan Pinto

    The Mezzanine – Nicholson Baker

  • jen

    1984 – by George Orwell

  • ‘The flowers of paradise’ by Kevin Rushby. Its about traveling through dangerous waters, drugs and the socio-cultural implications of its use ala Sir R.F Burton. Damnnnn!

  • Ark

    The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling – Edmund Burke

  • Nick P

    “At Swim-Two-Birds” by Flann O’Brien

  • Haruki Murakami’s “After The Quake.”

  • I was too excited, its titled, ‘eating the flowers of paradise’. booyah.

  • April Joy

    “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov

  • “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be.” by Paul Arden

    By the way, there is a interview with Julia Rothman at Grain Edit

  • “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

  • Sarah

    Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer.

  • shantaram

    gregory david roberts

    whoa momma!

  • Meg

    Born Standing Up, by Steve Martin

  • Ville

    Le Mythe de l´éternel retour – Mircea Eliade

  • Jen

    “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Laz

    The Elegance of the Hedgehog- Muriel Barbery

  • jjjackie

    NADJA – André Breton

  • no one belongs here more than you, stories by miranda july.


  • Anastasia

    William Gerald Golding “Lord of the Flies”

  • kat

    all the sad young literary men

  • “Home Land” by Sam Lipsyte


    ‘A Void’ by Georges Perec

    A novel written entirely without using the letter ‘e’. One of the many bonkers works to come out of the OULIPO.

  • Carlyn

    Last good book I read.. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin. Now I’m going to start my quest for reading all the good books that were made into movies.

  • no one belongs here more than you. stories by miranda july.


  • Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy

  • Claudia

    I am reading the Poems of Robert Burns.

  • Abby F.

    DAvid Choe.

  • Jason E. Stein

    The Department of Mad Scientists, How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs By Michael Belfiore

  • Chronicle City by Jonathan Lethem

  • My Unfair Godmother by Janette Rallison – Fun book!

  • “Just Kids” by Patti Smith

  • jmc

    Je me souviens by Georges Pérec

  • segg

    currently got my head in

    surrealism and the occult – nadia choucha
    prepare for pictopia – pictoplasma
    frank – jim woodring
    monsters and magical sticks – steven heller and terry lee steel

    i tend to take little bites from each :)

  • Cullen

    The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

  • no one belongs here more than you. stories by miranda july.


  • Jeff Hoffman

    Last good thing I’ve read that I basically devoured? Chip Kidd’s “The Learners”. The graphic designer in me couldn’t resist, and yet again the characters did not disappoint.

  • Lauren Rymer

    Naked by David Sedaris

  • lush life

  • Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown

  • Santiago

    Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines (Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines)
    Myst read by everyone in the field

  • Drew

    This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Molly

    “Photography After Frank”

  • the speed of dark by elizabeth moon

  • eran

    The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

  • “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer

  • Timo

    Ordinary People by Judith Guest

  • “The Polaroid Book” <3

  • Ben

    “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole

    … my new favorite

  • Sarah

    No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty. Currently NaNoWriMo-ing. :o

  • prosas apátridas by julio ramón ribeyro

  • Os tiros vêm do paraíso (The shots come from heaven) – Luana Vignon

  • Carly

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

  • Matthew

    Sleepwalk with Me: and Other Painfully True Stories by Mike Birbiglia. Hilarious, awkward and inspiring.

  • britty

    Breaking open the head
    and A year of magical thinking.

    tied in my heart.

  • karen

    Shantaram; ive cried, laughed, loved and cried again. i will read and reread and doubt i will ever get bored.

  • justin

    Geek Love: A Novel by Katherine Dunn

  • The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

  • A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness. by V.S. Ramachandran

  • george locke

    Losing My Religion by William Lobdell

  • “Fungus the Bogeyman”

  • Consuming passions, the dynamics of popular culture, by Judith Williamson

  • Just a beautifully made book! Love the vivid colors and continuous flow from page to page.

  • “The Partly Cloudy Patriot” Sarah Vowell

  • Tim

    Mister Magnolia (has only one boot) by Quentin Blake

  • Kyle

    A Clockwork Orange

  • Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives – By David Eagleman

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Natalie

    The Outsider – Albert Camus

  • Natalie

    The Outside – Albert Camus

  • Brave New World

  • “The Master Key System” by Charles Haanel, 1912

    Nature compels us all to move through life. We could not remain stationary however much we wished. Every right-thinking person wants not merely to move through life like a sound producing, perambulating plant, but to develop – to improve – and to continue the development mentally to the close of physical life.

    This development can occur only through the improvement of the quality of individual thought and the ideals, actions and conditions that arise as a consequence. Hence a study of the creative processes of thought and how to apply them is of supreme importance to each one of us. This knowledge is the means whereby the evolution of human life on earth may be hastened and uplifted in the process.

    Humanity ardently seeks “The Truth” and explores every avenue to it. In this process it has produced a special literature, which ranges the whole gamut of thought from the trivial to the sublime – up from Divination, through all the Philosophies, to the final lofty Truth of “The Master Key”.

  • Jane

    “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon” David Grann

  • Scott Pilgrim Volumes 1-6

  • “Never Sleep”

    by: Andre Andreev and G. Dan Covert

    What can I say, I’m a design student.

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  • jeannette

    “i, myself, exist because i think, but why am I?” ROBOT asked dr. ASIMOV.

  • Marija

    Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino

  • The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart …

  • Josie

    “Hairstyles of the Damned” by Joe Meno

  • Eleanor M

    The Art of War – Sun Tzu

  • dbop

    The Principles of Uncertainty
    by Maira Kalman

  • rob

    wisdom of whores – elisabeth pisani

  • Vanessa

    I havn’t had much time to read… so the last good book I consumed was, “Life of Pi”

  • eric

    the Ruined map by kobo abe

  • Amber

    Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom”. Brutal but brilliant.

  • Melissa Navarro

    Visible Signs: An introduction to semiotics
    David Crow

  • Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry

  • Chuck Klosterman-Downtown Owl

  • Mo

    London Fields by Martin Amis

  • Margaret

    Last good book I read was Devil In The White City about the Chicago World’s Fair. It was excellent!

  • lorplay

    Анна Каренина

  • Ron

    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

  • Kim

    “Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You” by Sam Gosling :)

  • connor mooney

    Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
    Haruki Murakami

  • Doug

    The Stranger – Albert Camus

  • like the flowing river — paulo coelho


    Never Let Me Go…as in, I Never Stop Crying

  • yhchang

    Michel Houellebecq – La Possibilité d’une île

  • kimberly

    miranda july’s “learning to love you more” and maira kalman’s “pursuit of happiness” are tied for me! i love visually arresting books. i’m patiently waiting for jonathan safran foer’s book, “tree of codes” to hit the bookshelves, too.. :-)

    • Lea

      I love Miranda Julys film “Me and you and everyone we know”. Unfortunately I’ve never red one of her books.

  • Jake

    I just read D.H. Lawrence’s St. Mawr. Solid piece of literature right there.

  • Angelique

    the Holy Bible

  • Jess

    The Dead Fish Museum – Charles D’Ambrosio

    I finished it this morning. This book was magical, and dark, and delightfully broody. He’s definitely influenced by Raymond Carver, and his every word makes me want to wear a fedora in the pouring rain while smoking a clove. Ugh. Loved.

  • Lucila M.

    Tokio Blues (Norwegian Wood) by Haruki Murakami. Great imagery, read it till you drop sort of book!! The writing makes it very easy to picture each scene, and makes you want to be in those places which he describes!!

  • christie

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Love the visual writing…

  • randi

    rant by chuck palahniuk

  • skyler

    The Shadow of the Wind
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  • Dud Lawson

    the last great book I read was Ed Emberly’s Big Green Drawing Book. I try to reread it about once a month.

  • Michellejoy Mateo

    House of Leaves

    by Mark Z. Danielewski

  • Art

    Nobody Move: A novel by Denis Johnson

  • A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

  • Tim

    The Rest is up to You.

    Does that count as reading? :)

  • Samir

    Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

  • os tiros vêm do paraíso (the shots come from heaven)
    Luana Vignon

  • erica

    “Sagmeister: Made You Look”
    Written by: Peter Hall
    Designed by: Sagmeister Inc.

  • Trout Fishing In America ⊕ By Richard Brautigan

    random quote: “I’ve been sitting here like a toad on a log dreaming about Leonardo DaVinci. I dreamt he was on the South Bend Tackle company payroll, but of course he was wearing different clothes.”

  • erica

    “Sagmesiter: Made You Look”
    Written by: Peter Hall
    Designed by: Sagmeister Inc.

  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

  • Alex Rouse

    Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov

  • Post Office by Charles Bukowski

  • erica

    “Sagmeister: Made You Look”
    By: Peter Hall

  • The Girl On The Fridge by Etgar Keret

  • Making Things Happen by Scott Belsky

  • Sam Barton

    An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton.


  • Alex

    Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov

  • JC

    “Wolfs of Elkhorn Peak” by Keith Adam Luethke

  • Guada

    Kingdom Come by Mark Waid & Alex Ross :)

  • lizzy

    consider the lobster & other essays by david foster wallace

  • Adam Arce

    Alan Watts “The Wisdom of Insecurity”

  • Jennifer

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  • Caroline


  • Jeff

    Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

  • A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut

  • No One Belongs Here More Than You
    by Miranda July

    check it out

  • Steffanie

    No one belongs here more than you. (By Miranda July)

  • Dana

    Asterios Polyp – David Mazzucchelli

  • Role Models by John Waters

  • The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson (best of the trilogy – read it twice!)

  • Nicole

    Stitches- David Small

  • wee

    The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson

    (the best of the trilogy, I read it twice!)

  • Caroline


  • Homo Faber by Max Frisch

  • Geneva

    “Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World” by Paul Stamets
    (my personal saviour)

  • This book looks wicked!

    Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

  • Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest

  • Mekaela

    Frederica by Georgette Heyer

  • Linda

    Anathem by Neal Stephenson

  • details in typography

  • The last good book I read was Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk.

  • Me likey!!!

  • Regan

    The last good book i read/looked at/played with: Things I have learned in my life so far by Stefan Sagmeister.

  • jamie shelburne

    franny and zooey. an oldie but a goodie.

  • jjdiamo

    name of the wind by patrick rothfuss

  • Jacilyn

    ‘The Bedside Book of Beasts’ by Graeme Gibson

  • Stu Weiner

    I looooooove booooooom.net!

  • Elvia Francis

    “4 Blondes” by Candace Bushnell :)

  • the last good book I read was “Shades of Grey” written by Jasper Fforde.

    • Aaron

      Jonathan Livingston Seagull

  • The play Oleanna was one of the last things I read.

  • arnar

    Dexter by design

  • “I am Number Four” by Pittacus Lore.
    Reading it right now, really good so far.

  • Katrina VC.

    Frannie and Zooey written by J.D. Salinger

  • Mark Drop

    The Hollow Earth – a cheap sci-fi paperback by Rudy Rucker about a young man traveling into our hollow planet with Edgar Allen Poe. Yes, it was strange. And awesome.

  • Mark Drop

    The Hollow Earth – a cheap sci-fi paperback by Rudy Rucker about a young man traveling into our hollow planet with Edgar Allen Poe. Yes, it was strange. And awesome.

  • Alexander

    “cloud atlas” by david mitchell

  • Geneva

    All of My friends are dead
    by Avery monsen and Jory John

  • Mark Drop

    Hollow Earth by Rudy Rucker

  • Bridgitte

    Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch by Henry Miller– awesome quote from the intro: “And ever the sea recedes. Moon drag. To the west, new land, new figures of earth. Dreamers, outlaws, forerunners. Advancing toward the other world of long ago and far away, the world of yesterday and tomorrow. The world within the world… From what realm of light were we shadows who darken the earth spawned?”

  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin

    PS I received an error the first time, and I don’t see that entry posting. Please forgive me if it posts a twice.

  • Chelsea

    “By Any Means” Charley Boorman

  • Chad

    Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
    by Chuck Palahniuk

  • Morgan

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

  • “The Invention of Morel,” by Adolfo Bioy Cesares

  • Ruthie

    Island by Alistair Macleod. It was recommended to me in a letter response I received from Paul Yoon when I wrote to him in high-school.

  • Ruthie

    Island by Alistair Macleod. It was recommended to me in a letter response I received from Paul Yoon when I wrote to him in high-school.

  • Niko

    The Ancient Secret of The Flower of Life.

  • Daimeon Haynes

    A Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
    Beautiful and disturbing.

  • Last good book I read was “The Last Run” by Greg Rucka.

  • Jules

    The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

  • Staying Alive by Matt Beaumont. It’s an awesome tale of this man who thinks he’s terminal ill and does all this crazy stuff with money he loans from the mob. I was unable to put the book down :)

  • Daimeon Haynes

    A Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
    This book is stunningly beautiful and disturbingly haunting. Some of the most twisted characters i have ever come across. A shining classic in a world of vampire teenagers !

  • “La Vie devant soi” by Émile Ajar (A.K.A. Romain Gary)

  • Ron

    Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Patrick

    The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

  • No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

  • Yates

    Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy

  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • The Planiverse by A.K. Dewdney
    The perfect intersection of science and art.

  • Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

  • ‘Her Home’ by Kiki Smith
    she has a lovely outlook on everything

  • Brandon Giddens

    “How to Sell”-Clancy Martin

  • Erik

    Snabba cash (fast cash), I read it because fast cash is cool!

    Peace hombre~

  • Katie DeCantillon

    Moby Dick

  • Vandi

    A photocopied knock-off of Anthony Bourdain’s “A Cooks Tour”. Perfect read while touring Vietnam.

  • NCIK

    i hope comic books count.

    the full run of Neil Gaiman’s ‘the Sandman’ was lent to me and i couldnt stop reading it.

  • Jeffrey Dekker

    Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

  • john v

    the brief wondrous life of oscar wao

    by junot diaz

  • Josh

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X

    It’s a really, really interesting, engaging, and insightful book. I recommend it

  • Jene

    Tomcat in Love by Tim O’Brien

  • La Vie des Abeilles by Maurice Maeterlinck (1901)

  • Simon

    The Ninth Galaxy Reader


    science fiction from the fiftees and the sixtees was very creative.

    on a different note:
    the Exquisite Book looks very nice,
    I’ve been curious about it since I saw it posted on book-by-its-cover.

  • Superfreakonomics!


  • Martin Kirke

    I was recently donated an old copy of The Lord of the Rings trilogy all in one hardback by a friend. She was moving house and as you can imagine it was very big. It has wonderful watercolour paintings of scenes from the books inside, aswell as evidence of a hungry mouse having nibbled a corner of its binding in the past. Definately one of my favourite books and stories.

  • “Good Omens” by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchet

  • Megan

    Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman

  • Bhagavad Gita

  • Rat king! good read!

  • Ashton

    Good-bye to All That, by Robert Graves

  • Nolan

    “Y the Last Man” by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.

    I trade-waited and read the entire series from beginning to end. What a thrilling post-apocalyptic ride! And no vampires, zombies, or wizards – OH MY! Just a monkey with a badass name: AMPERSAND.

  • Ariel

    Mike’s Corner
    By Mike Gordon

    Mike is the bassist for Phish and he wrote short stories for their newsletter The Doniac Schvice. This book is a collection of them.

  • mario

    ‘smile please’ by jean rhys.

  • SEXUS – Henry Miller

  • Henry

    Dune By Frank Herbert

  • Michael

    “Naked Girls Smoking Weed”…. yeah, that’s right.

  • Dylan

    “Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy

  • Sam H

    Droll Stories, by Honore De Balzac
    Eugene Onegin, by Alexander Pushkin
    The Ramayana

    I just finished these in the last two months, and they are all fantastic.

  • Imogen

    The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid- Bill Bryson

  • annika

    “The Bean Trees” by Barbara Kingsolver!

  • Myraha

    The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safran Foer. It is enchanting.

  • Haley Madsen

    Freak the Mighty….. it was deeply simple

  • john

    “dissolution” by c.j.sansom.

  • Travels with Herodotus, by Ryszard Kapuściński. :)

  • cole

    All the Sad Young Literary Men by Keith Gessen

  • Lea

    Bilal by Fabrizio Gatti! And at the moment I’m absorbing Murakamis “Kafka on the shore”.

  • the bible.


    “The Shape of Content”, Ben Shahn

  • leslie castellano

    jonathan lethem: fortress of solitude
    and hooray for murakami!

  • The Road

  • Information is Beautiful – David Mccadnless

  • Rose

    “The Arrival” by Shaun Tan
    A picture is worth a thousand words :)

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

    • Eini

      That’s truly a great one!

  • Taylor Pearson

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein!!!

  • “The Forgotten Garden” – Kate Morton

  • Eini

    Tonight I finished The book of longing by Leonard Cohen. He is deep and humorous. Good stuff!

    I cant find the uncheck button anywhere anymore. It was here earlier :/

  • Liana

    Hand Job: A Catalog of Type.

  • Ruby

    The Go Between by L.P. Hartley

  • Jeff.

    Moab is My Washpot – Stephen Fry.

  • Gareth

    ” The Very Hungry Caterpillar ” Eric Carle

    On account of it’s excellent characterisation… om nom nom.

  • tingzhi

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami!

  • Sam Kinch

    Hocus Pocus – Vonnegut

  • Max

    Arkansas by John Brandon

  • Casey

    The Portrait of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde

  • “Rescued by a Horse: Inspirational True Stories of Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Healing”

  • ElyGunderson

    Night by Elie Wiesel

  • Laura

    The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • kari

    East of Eden, by Steinbeck

  • ryan

    the doors of perception by aldous huxley

  • maddy

    haunted. in love with chuck palahniuk

  • “The Handmaid’s Tale”

    by Margaret Atwood SUPER AWESOME!!

  • Kara

    Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen, ya ya ya!

  • Working on ‘Machine of Death’ right now by Ryan North and David Malki!

  • David

    The Quiet American by Graham Greene

  • Steph

    The Mind Tree by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders – Viteslav Nezval

  • I just finished “The Brief History of the Dead” by Kevin Brockmeier. It was a random find at the thrift store, but I enjoyed it greatly.

  • Eating the Dinosaur – Chuck Klosterman

  • Nikola

    ‘Blood Meridian’ by Cormac McCarthy/

  • ‘Making Ideas Happen ‘ by Scott Belsky

    (‘~’ )

  • “Mindfucking” McGuinn

  • pbo

    Heartbreak Soup by Gilbert Hernandez. Love & Rockets!

  • tigerjoy

    last book i read was, ‘everybody poops’. and i read it to my two year old niece leanna, but i call her leabear.

  • Anne

    Otherland – Tad Williams

  • Napoleon

    Glamorama- Bret easton ellis

  • Emily

    Lord of the Flies
    for my GCSE’s XD

  • Design em Tempos de Crise, Mário Moura
    Design in Crisis Times, by Mário Moura, a portuguese design academic and crytic: http://ressabiator.wordpress.com/
    The book is like a colection of a serious of chronicles Mário has writen to the portuguese Journal “O Público” (The Public). Mário has a lot of interesting reviews. Check the blog! ;)


  • mike

    cold mountain

  • Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk

  • The History of Love.

  • Ben Drake

    fight club

  • Travis

    I really enjoyed the last book I read:

    “Be More Chill”

  • Clara Z.

    the last good book I read was Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë!

  • Civilization and its discontent. Sigmund Freud

  • kuh

    The Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
    By Theron Q. Dumont

  • Julia Wood

    “The Dreaming Life of Leonora de la Cruz” ! By: Agnieszka Taborska, Collages in book by: Selena Kimball.

  • When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris

  • Last book I read was “Keith Haring Journals”
    I really admire his work.

  • Popular Music by Mikael Niemi –
    This book writes you into an alien arctic land of music, moonshine, schnapps, ice, saunas, elk hunting, perculiar characters, weird friends and family values.
    all things strange and beautiful!

  • The Book of Genesis…Illustrated By R. Crumb

  • Austin

    harry potter and the deathly hallows!

  • Amanda Z

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  • Recently finished an oldie

    Walt Whitman’s, Song of myself.

    Pretty damn intense if I do say so myself. It’s like, you could start at any point in the book and just be like fuck, he wrote this how long ago? He gets it.

  • Ryan

    “The Pleasure of My Company” – Steve Martin

  • The Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

  • Erica

    Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

  • Eric

    I hear good things about the Bible.

  • Michael

    Uncommon Sense by Peter Cochrane

  • Eric Chu

    Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman

  • Carolyn

    The Paper Bag Princess


    Where is Ana Mendieta -Jane Blocker / The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay -Michael Chabon

    -the opinions of different brain regions

  • Rendezvous with Rama by A. C. Clarke

  • Brittney Sundquist

    Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities – Jane Jacobs

  • Liam

    The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima

  • “all My Friend Are Dead” by Avery Monsen and Jory John

  • ACB

    Y: The Last Man

  • Elizabeth

    Nick Harkaway’s “The Gone-Away World.”

    What is more awesome than a book that has ninjas, existential freaks of nature, bombs that make things “go away” but leave behind a gene altering goo, towns that have been “eaten” and mimes in a mad max-action hero-end of the world atmosphere written by the son of John Le Carre? Come. On! Nothing, that’s what.

    • Alberto Chapa

      Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace.

  • Krystyna

    The Breakwater House by Pascale Quiviger

  • Colleen

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

  • “The city of Dreaming books” by Walter Moers

  • Tracey Thomas

    The book I cant stop leafing through with great admiration is ‘The Dress Circle’ co-written by my very good friend Lucy Hammond. It is a beautiful, critical look at the last 80 years of NZ fashion, and it is devine and delicious (plus Im super proud of Lucy as this is her first published book)

  • The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips

  • Marina

    A Wrinkle in Time
    By: Madeleine L’Engle

  • Julia Wood

    “The Dreaming Life of Leonora de la Cruz”
    By: Agnieszka Taborska
    Collages by: Selena Kimball (Truly amazing collages)

  • chrissy

    What is the What by Dave Eggers.

  • Stefana

    Wow, what a book!

    Neighbours by Jan Gross. Very dissatisfying but also very interesting!

  • Stuart

    The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett.

  • Shane

    Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


    “Letters to a Young Poet” by Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Amanda Wilson

    You Shall Know Our Velocity

  • The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd. <—amazing.

  • Mark

    Paper Towns by John Green

  • Hunter

    Beatrice and Virgil
    By Yann Martel

  • You Gotta Have Wa by Robert Whiting

  • The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd <—<<< amazing.

  • Nick

    Slaughterhouse 5

  • joanne

    freedom – jonathan franzen

  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo!

  • meaghan


  • Mike Soltis

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer ~

  • Ariana Fay

    “Super Sad True Love Story” by Gary Shteyngart

  • christian

    Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

  • → Jasper Johns ‘GRAY’ ←


  • on a whim, in case you read it

    Dreams of Leaving – Rupert Thompson


  • Anna

    “Leviathan” by Paul Auster

  • Never Sleep

    What can I say, I’m in design school.

  • travis

    Trout Fishing in America – Richard Brautigan

  • Boneman’s Daughters by Ted Dekker

    disturbingly well written

  • Michelle

    The Shining by Stephen King

  • “God Bless You Mr.Rosewater” – Kurt Vonnegut

  • Alex T

    A clockwork orange by Anothony burgess!

  • Kaspar

    The day my bum went psycho.

  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown

  • Johnathon DeSoto

    “love as an orientation”

  • Sara

    things fall apart by chinua achebe

  • Rent spel- Tove Jansson

  • k!m

    Last good book i read:
    white oleander by janet fitch

  • omg how will you read through all of these responses!?
    AND UGH there are SO MANY GREAT BOOKS I can’t remember the LAST that was amazing.
    I guess

    The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa.

  • Parkie

    “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”- Hunter Thompson

  • KayJay

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer

  • No One Belongs Here More Than You – Miranda July

  • Mitch Davis

    The Tao of Pooh – Benjamin Hoff

  • reread Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country for Old Men”! So very good.

  • JuanPedrito


    Yo acabo de leer un libro grandioso, leetelo bato!
    “Galaor” de Hugo Hiriart.

  • I’m a Cheetah!

    Cheetahs don’t read books, thank God I run fast as Hell.

  • rant – chuck palahniuk

  • Lucas

    Lullabies for Little Criminals

  • chris

    Hocus Pocus-Kurt Vonnegut. One of my favorite authors! The very first book I read of his was Slaughterhouse 5 when I was 15 or so, and I’m abt 75% of the way through his works. Love the style, has definitely influenced the way I write.

  • Daniel≈

    the catcher in the rye – J.D. Sallinger

  • Jackson

    ‘High Fidelity’
    Nick Hornby

  • Alyx

    Bad Monkeys – Matt Ruff

  • Saara

    Shroom – a cultural history of the magic mushroom

  • Ross

    The perks of being a wall flower – Stephen Chbosky

  • Hen

    Die Welt ist ein Parplatz und endet vor Disneyland
    by Benjamin Maack

  • AndreW

    China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station

  • “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov

  • A Catalog of Type: HAND JOB by Michael Perry

  • “The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View” by Richard Tarnas


  • William Rutledge

    Face of the Gods – The Artists and Their Altars, by Robert Farris Thompson.

    Exquisite Book – Trippy!

  • hauptbahnhof

    two states by chetan bhagat

  • YSIN

    Ronia the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren

  • Becca

    Curious moments ! Well…. it’s a photography book with a bit of a text but it is amazing !

  • ‘The Tipping Point’ by Malcolm Gladwell

  • peter

    Stanislaw Lem “Megabit Bomb”

  • Keith Davies

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret- Brian Selznick

  • lulu

    white fang – jack london

  • jordan

    Behaviorology – Atelier Bow Wow

  • Nenemie

    Ethel the Aardvark goes Quantity Surveying

  • Camilla Nybo


  • Twilight of the Idols by F. Nietzsche

  • Rebecca

    Franny & Zooey by JD Salinger

  • The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Middle Of The Night – Mark Haddon :) :)

  • Jamie M.

    The last great book I read was Candide (Optimism) by Voltaire!

  • mutant message down under. marlo morgan.

  • Shannon

    Even Cowgirls get the Blues by Tom Robbins

  • The Saunterer

    “Food of the Gods” by Terrance McKenna

  • How to be an explorer of the world – by Keri Smith

  • the good angel of death by andrey kurkov.
    read it!

  • Kristin

    “The Autumn of the Patriarch” by Garcia Marquez

    I illustrate my favorite scenes from books I read- for inspiration, and to keep my skills sharp! You should too!

  • The Age of Reason by Jean Paul Sartre

  • anya

    the plague by camus :)

  • Jennifer

    print Mag. haven’t read a book in awhile…..

  • amarelo.torrado

    “A Caverna” José Saramago

  • dan donnarumma

    Run With the Hunted by Charles Bukowski
    Dracula by Bram Stokers

  • The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander.

  • “Possum living. How to leave well without a job and with almost no money. – Dolly Freed.”

    Help me get out of my days, hahaha…

  • Thomas

    Gulliver’s travels.

  • AVIS F

    by Kurt Vonnegut

  • Ben

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe!

  • The 100 Mile Diet by Alisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon. (Realize this was out a while but only finally read it. Great inspiration to keep gardening!)

  • ‘The Shack’ by WM. Paul Young.

    Maybe I’ll be lucky

  • Picture This by Lynda Barry!!

  • “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”

  • Fanelle

    The last VERY good book i read was the autobiographic book Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs.
    I was torn apart between tears and laughs during all my reading.

  • ‘the middle parts of fortune’ frederic manning

  • Run with the Hunted – Bukowski

  • Heather

    Vanishing Point by Anders Monson!

  • Carol Kim

    Way to Rainy Mountain
    By N. Scott Momaday

  • Christopher

    I Curse the River of Time by Per Patterson. And love The Exquisite Book. I pretty much heart all things Chronicle.

  • aaron

    Not quite a book, but I just got the first issue of Ferocious Quarterly and it’s quite good. As for real books, The Mission Song by John le Carre.

  • Jason

    Day by Day Armageddon – J.L. Bourne

  • lily

    “Giraffes?Giraffes!” by dr. and mr.dorris haggis-on-whey

  • mina

    Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec

  • jibb

    If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things – Jon McGregor

  • Vilma Gregoropoulos

    Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

  • Kriss

    The Eye of the Needle – Ken Follett

  • Choke – Chuck Palahniuk.

  • Richard LaRue

    ‘How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul.’


  • Stranger In A Strange Land.

  • Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity by Marc Augé (translated by John Howe)

  • Jim T.

    This Is Your Brain On Music – by: Daniel J. Levitin

  • Rachell

    by Alan Brennert

  • Jim T.

    This Is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin

  • Matty

    The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
    by Mark Haddon

  • Mike

    The Rape of Nanking-Iris Chang

  • Karl Porter

    On the Road – jack kerouac

  • The Learner’s – Chip Kidd

  • lauren josephine

    the stranger, albert camus

  • Sandra

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

  • Daniel Thiede

    “On Beauty”

    by: Zadie Smith

  • MP

    Lucky Luke contre Pinkerton – Achdé + Pennac + Benacquista


  • Everyone Poops – Tarō Gomi

  • michelle

    HOUSE OF LEAVES by Mark Z. Danielewski

    This isn’t your average book.

  • universal souvenir by natasja kensmil,

  • Emish

    Kemal, Yasar (1997). Look, the Euphrates is Flowing with Blood. Istanbul: Yapikredi.

  • Half way through reading Indie Publishing: How to Design and Publish Your Own Book.

  • fali

    The neon bible – John Kennedy Toole

  • crystal marie

    “Looking For Alaska” By John Green & “The Euphio Question” (short story) by Kurt Vonnegut. I don’t know which was the last one I read, but they’re books I’d recommend to anybody.

  • clownfacee

    “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer

  • cc

    The Phantom Tollbooth, How to Cook a Wolf, & The Poisonwood Bible, simultaneously

  • Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking.
    Actually a terrible read. but i haven’t smoked in three years so…

  • Jeremy Todd

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

  • Jessica

    The Road- Jack Kerouac

  • “rayuela” by julio cortázar

  • Jack Blount

    Ways of Seeing by John Berger

  • Michael Trieu

    Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

  • Mina

    The perks of being a wallflower

  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

  • David Shrigley’s “Red Book”!

  • Anna

    Geek Love by Katherine Dunn,

  • Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife – Mary Roach

  • “Peace on Earth” -Stanislaw Lem

  • Talk Talk by TC Boyle

  • Ken

    “This is New York” by Miroslav Sasek

  • Asser Korhonen: Sydämen asia

  • Louis

    ‘Perfume’ by Patrick Suskind

  • Colorsnotebook Violence

  • Cierra

    The Other Woman, Eric Jerome Dickey.

  • Irasema

    The Scarlet Letter

  • Anna

    “Nevermind Your P’s and Q’s: Here’s the Punk Alphabet”.
    Definitely the best way to learn english!

  • Jill

    The Necessity of Art by Ernst Fischer

  • jiu

    extremely loud and incredibly close

  • Inava

    Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin – Chicago

  • Angela Marie

    All the Names by Jose Saramago

  • Nothing To Envy: Real Lives in North Korea

  • Megan

    ‘the lost art of keeping secrets’ – Eva Rice

  • Patrick

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami!

  • Holly

    Gloria by Keith Maillard

  • Ashlie

    “House of Sleeping Beauties”
    -Yasunari Kawabata

    : )

  • The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow

  • bonfire of the vanities – tom wolfe.

  • Drew

    scott pilgrim

  • World War Z

  • Night – Elie Wiesel

  • Katrina Rickels

    Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

  • pride and prejudice and zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

  • Carter

    The BFG

  • Colin Barrett

    Peace Like A River-Leif Enger

  • Jason

    Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

  • Dixie

    The Dying Animal by Philip Roth

  • The last good book I read was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. yes, that’s right, I’m 19 years old and rereading the entire series. If only Hogwarts was real <3

  • Nicole Rodrigues

    american gods by Neil Gaiman

  • Melody

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.

  • tristan

    monster by sanyika shakur aka monster kody scott

  • Slapstick – Kurt Vonnegut

  • ann

    ada or ardour by nabakov

  • The Nameless Longing, Hubert L. Simpson

  • Gemmalalatete

    Sirens of Titan – Kurt Vonnegut

  • Robert

    Vurt by Jeff Noon. Oh my daze. I want to stick feathers down my throat and dream of snakes and things from out of space. Maybe if I win The Exquisite book, I can just read that instead. I bet it’s just as much fun…

  • Jared

    The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma Lanes

  • ruusa

    The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing

  • Pia

    The last and best book I read was actually about art! Creating our Own Image by Lisa Farrington. It happens to be the most direct exploration into women’s history in art that I have ever, ever read. I love it!

    I also really enjoy your blog.

    Thanks for the chance,

  • gods lunatics-micheal largo
    essentially an encyclopedia of all master minds from all religions through out history. a fine read for the busy person who only reads before bed in short bus rides.

  • Tanya

    How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer

  • mr mo

    philip roth the human stain

  • Alban

    “Number9Dream” by David Mitchell.

  • Diego

    hope im not too late.
    the wind up bird chronicle – haruki murakami

  • The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

  • Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakumi. :)

  • Dan Washko

    The sleep book by dr. seuss.

    moose juice, not goose juice, is juice for a moose
    And goose juice, not moose juice, is juice for a goose.

  • Liz Jackson

    The Selves, by Tonja Ahlers

  • Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Japan – Julia Meech

  • fiorella

    WHEN I WAS OLD – Quand j’etais vieux- by Simenon. best luck to me!

  • This exquisite corpse collection must be perused by my gang of fellow exquisite corpsers because ours have been pro-grade and i’m pretty sure that none of us were selected to be published for this collection. the most recent book i read? “sputnik sweetheart” by haruki murakami (yeah, he’s worth the popularity!)

  • Thank you all for getting in on this contest – I can see that a lot of you are fans of books – I’ll do my best to scrounge up some more!

    The winner is: Gram
    (picked using a random number generated at random.org)

  • MmM

    Charles Bukowski – Post Office

  • Chris

    Building Stories by Chris Ware

  • RyanThomas

    The Sex Lives Of Cannibals – J. Maarten Troost

18.08.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Rachael Jablo

Collages by artist Rachael Jablo, currently living and working in Berlin. Informed by the work of English botanist and photographer Anna Atkins, Jablo tears up photograms of flowers, piecing them back together to create new shapes and patterns. See more images from “Where are you going, where have you been?” below.

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18.08.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Ed Cheverton

A selection of playful work by Bristol-based artist and illustrator Ed Cheverton, including several animations based on some of his 3D toys! See more images below.

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17.08.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Daniel Bilmes

Paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Bilmes. See more images below.

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17.08.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Merve Morkoç

A selection of work by artist Merve Morkoç (aka Lakormis) from Istanbul, Turkey. More images below.

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17.08.17 by Jeff

POW! WOW! Long Beach Recap

Andrew Schoultz


Pow! Wow! Long Beach returned to the city for the third consecutive year and when the dust settled there were 20 new murals. Have a look at more photos shot by Brandon Shigeta below, as well as a recap video shot by Chop ‘Em Down Films.

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