Second Read Books carries quality used hardcover, trade paperback, and rare/vintage books at fair prices. We have a variety of genres including, thriller fiction, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, religious fiction, history, biography/memoirs, sports, religious, true crime, classics/literature, and a variety of others. Come in, browse and feel at home! We accept books for store credit or cash. We value the trade-ins based on factors such as condition of the book, popularity of the title, author, or topic, current inventory, and market value. We are selective! We will not accept every book that is offered. And you are under no obligation to accept our trade-in/cash offer. This ensures that we maintain a good inventory of quality used books and you feel that you receive good value for your trade-in. If we don't have a book that you want, we can get it quickly.
Delphinium Books fiction, nonfiction
Do Book Co. (UK) nonfiction
In 2018, Driftwood Press began accepting graphic work for their book publishing arm, and as readers wait for their chance to pick up a new graphic novel, they can check out the graphic work in the literary magazine. The current issue published at the start of 2019 features three selections in graphic works: “LaughTrack” by J. Collings, “The Salton Sea” by Cindy House, and “Émigré Animals” by Jason Hart.
In “The Salton Sea,” House writes of her young son who, after refusing to complete a project, is given an alternate assignment at school. House’s eager willingness to patiently teach her poet son how to navigate in a world that doesn’t completely suit him is palpable in her poetic language and minimal illustrations, a touching piece.
Hart uses topiary animals to explore the immigrant experience in “Émigré Animals,” a man showcasing his resiliency as he creates the animals of his home country along the streets of his new home. The images of this comic reminded me of a children’s book, and I could easily see Hart’s topiary artist inhabiting a longer, expanded story.
“LaughTrack” is creative in its wordlessness; the only dialogue in the comic are streams of “hahahaha” laughter written in red. A man, miserable in his day to day life, feeds off the laughter he gleans from others, culminating in one final letdown. Despite the sullen tone hanging over the comic, the bright colors and sketchy lines make for a visually enjoyable read.
None of the three comics in Issue 6.1 of Driftwood Press are alike. Each brings something different to the table—different art styles, writing styles, subject matter—and I look forward to discovering even more comics offered in future issues and novels from Driftwood Press.
Review by Katy Haas
The Rupture fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews
We are a Los Angeles based book company founded in 2012 with the goal of promoting quality children’s literature in Spanish in all its forms. We specialize in helping libraries, schools and school districts around the U.S. to develop or strengthen their book collections to meet the needs of their readers and educational programs. We also sell directly to professionals and the public through our online store and bookstore in Mid City Los Angeles, as well as school book fairs, and cultural, academic, and industry events around California and the country.
W.W. Norton & Co fiction, nonfiction, poetry
University of Toronto Press (Canada) nonfiction
Empty Mirror nonfiction, poetry, art, reviews