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Be sure to check out CODEX Bookstore! 1 Bleecker St. (at Bowery), New York City 10012

A good new shop "specializing in art and literary fiction, both classic and contemporary." PAPERBACK ISLAND available here. Ditto Aaron Cometbus's BESTIARY OF BOOKSELLERS, plus rescued back issues of THE SMITH and more.

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New in 2018 . . . WITHDRAWN & QUARTERED, 15 LIBRARY DISCARDS . . .

Imagine the Ayler brothers as bibliographers and — voila! — you've got it.

Published in a Limited Edition of 53 copies (26 in hard covers).

Stay tuned for periodic book updates and annotations here.

New . . . ONETIME MEETINGS . . .

Non-fiction / Memoir. Six life-changing onetime meetings.
74 pages, illus. with full-color photos. Pb and hardcover ed., $15 / $25, postpaid.
Printed in a numbered, Limited Edition of 125 copies, 26 of which are in hard covers.
NEW in 2016!

PAPERBACK ISLAND

"Lovely and vibrant . . ."
— BIBLIOKLEPT April 2013

"An eccentric and one-of-a-kind volume . . . "
—NOTRE DAME REVIEW

"...one-of-a-kind endeavor, the ultimate labor of bibliomaniacal affection, the quintessential offbeat book about offbeat books . . ."
—Bill Ruehlmann, NORFOLK VIRGINIAN-PILOT

"This book is a classic!!!!! Necessary for students as well as those interested in book history fast going into a tunnel of neglect."
—Herschel Silverman

Table of Contents, Selected Chapter Beginnings . . .

Preface (45.5 KB)

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PAPERBACK ISLAND

Ltd. First Edition Pressing of 150 copies.
—192 pp., copiously illustrated with b&w and color photos
—8 x 5.5"
—$20, paper ISBN-13 978-0-933292-31-4
—$35, hard ISBN-13 978-0-933292-32-1
—book design by the author

PAPERBACK ISLAND available post-paid, the old-fashioned, non-monopolistic way (checks, m.o's., pieces of eight, et alia) from :

ARTS END BOOKS
POB 441
W. Dover VT 05356 USA


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Paperback Island
Sid
This Way to the Apocalypse
Tuli
Susanna
James T. Farrell Paperback Library
Bill Free Library
Mom, Dad, Me & Alfred Kinsey
Indexes
Publishers
Physical Allure of the Book
The Hotels of James T. Farrell*
Bookstores
Fred
Bookstores—II
Thomas Bewick, Greedy for Eels

APPENDIX

Some Reading That Liam O'Dell & I Did
Additional Notes on Sid Bernard
James T. Farrell Paperback Library Catalog
James T. Farrell Underground

*Contains the incomparable James T. Farrell Suite
of Photographs by Gert Berliner