Posts tagged: books

27-Jul-2014
audio: Reading from Henry Miller’s “Stand Still Like the Hummingbird”

From: Miller, Henry. “The Hour of Man.” Stand Still Like the Hummingbird.


14-Jun-2014
“Imperfection is the language of art” (and what lays behind all good writing)

– Paul Theroux, ‘Hotel Honolulu’
In my own experience, some of the best storytellers have not been people who call themselves writers or artists — and all the snooty connotations that goes along with those labels — no, the best storytellers I have known were normal, everyday people telling interesting stories from normal, everyday events.


05-Jan-2014
John Steinbeck on the sudden irrelevance of day-to-day concerns when traveling

John Steinbeck on the sudden irrelevance of day-to-day concerns when traveling


08-May-2013
Half Price Books employee tossing books and other items into a dumpster

Half Price Books employee tossing books and other items into a dumpster

[UPDATE 7/22/2014: Youtube commenters have pointed out that most bookstores do this in order to prevent people from dumpster-diving books and trying to resell the same stuff that was just thrown out. Makes sense. Also, I later learned that Half Price Books donates thousands of books each year to schools and libraries.]

I happened upon the [...]


13-Apr-2013
thrift score of the day

thrift score of the day


08-Apr-2013
Harlan Hubbard on gardening by hand and the best use of one’s time

Harlan Hubbard on gardening by hand and the best use of one's time

From “Payne Hollow: Life on the Fringe of Society”:


09-Feb-2013
books and magazines for sale

Visit Koogmo Thrift & Junk to purchase any of the items listed below. You’ll find us located in the Vikon Village Flea Market (Booth #3016).


25-Jan-2013
3 for $2!!! Everything on the Crappy Bookshelf on sale now! Pick any THREE and pay only $2!

3 for $2!!! Everything on the Crappy Bookshelf on sale now! Pick any THREE and pay only $2!

Bibliophiles and bookhounds know that there can be no such thing as a “crappy” book, right? Every book has a purpose, even if it’s just learning how to read, propping a door open, or using as kindling to start a fire.
The Mexican woman who manages the place saw that I was selling books at [...]


25-Jan-2013
A word of caution on visiting the desert lands of the American West

A word of caution on visiting the desert lands of the American West

– Edward Abbey, “Desert Solitaire”


18-Jan-2013
Children’s books, one ghetto-ass AT&T GO phone (for drug mules and day laborers), and a LEATHER WHIP. Now available at Koogmo Thrift & Junk!

Children's books, one ghetto-ass AT&T GO phone (for drug mules and day laborers), and a LEATHER WHIP. Now available at Koogmo Thrift & Junk!


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