Just getting started on your holiday shopping? Got one or two gifts left to get? Today is the final day of our special Cyber Monday sale, so get those gifts now at 40% off. We’ve got lots of general interest titles for all your friends and family.
For poetry lovers on your list, we suggest several recent titles. Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity by Alexis Pauline Gumbs is an urgent but lyrical collection of poems depicting scenes of fugitive Black women and girls seeking freedom from gendered violence and racism. Following the death of Fidel Castro, Cuba is in the news, and poet Margaret Randall says, “Anyone who wants to know what Cubans are thinking and doing should read Cuban poetry.” Sample a wide variety of Cuban poems in her new bilingual collection Only the Road/Solo el camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry. For readers who want to know about the lives behind the poetry, Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones offers an intimate look at the lifelong friendship between two artists.
Shopping for music lovers? We suggest two essay collections: Chuck Eddy’s Terminated for Reasons of Taste: Other Ways to Hear Essential and Inessential Music will appeal to your contrarian friend who champions the music everyone else hates. Greg Tate’s Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader collects the work of the premier hip-hop writer of his generation and features essays about everything from Miles Davis to Ice Cube. Got someone in your life who loves to share stories about dancing at Studio 54 or The Saint back in the day? Get them Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983 by Tim Lawrence.
For the foodies in your life, get a copy of Real Pigs: Shifting Values in the Field of Local Pork. Anthropologist Brad Weiss traces the desire for “authentic” local foods in our own Piedmont region of North Carolina. He interviews chefs, farmers, and butchers and explores the history and culture of local pork. Prefer fish to bacon? Elspeth Probyn’s Eating the Ocean takes an ethnographic journey around the world’s oceans and fisheries and forces us to consider the ocean as much as the land in our food politics.
Finally, if you want to give beautiful coffee table books this year, we’ve got some of those, too. Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, a catalog from the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, features the work of sixty artists including Romare Beardon, Theaster Gates, Kara Walker, Barkley L. Hendricks, and Ebony G. Patterson. Photography lovers will enjoy any of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winners. The most recent are Aunties by Nadia Sablin, featuring pictures of her Russian aunts’ surprisingly colorful and dreamlike days, and Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene by Gerard H. Gaskin, a fabulous peek into the world of house balls. Another gorgeous photography book perfect for giving is Bill Brumfield’s Architecture at the End of the Earth: Photographing the Russian North, at once an art book, a travel guide, and a personal document about the discovery of a bleak but beautiful region of Russia that most readers will see here for the first time.
We hope you’ll find something for everyone on your list at our sale, but shop fast! The 40% off sale ends at 11:59 pm on November 29. Use coupon CYBER40 at checkout to save.