Saturday, January 13, 2007
Michael Parker's Books in the West Edge Gallery: new store, old books in a downtown art co-op, 725 Milam St
His offerings include "Literature/Fiction, Poetry, Louisiana History/Politics, Science Fiction (with an emphasis of quality over quantity), Fine and Performing Arts, Philosophy, Sports (particularly baseball),
Politics (divided into the following subsections: Anarchism, Leftist Studies, Labor and a catch-all Political Economy/Law/Activism), Erotica and Out-of-print and collectible mass market paperbacks."
"Some of the more unique items include," says Parker,
"Signed and numbered copies of Gore Vidal's Empire and Hollywood, in nice slipcases; Signed copy of T. Harry Williams' definitive bio of Huey Long, Signed memoir by former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, Paperback of Spit in the Ocean #7, devoted to the work and memory of Ken Kesey and signed by several contributors, including filmmaker Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting), Rare mass market edition of The Earl of Louisiana by A.J. Liebling, Mass market copy of Vote!, book-length endorsement of George McGovern in the 1972 presidential election, written by Yippie co-founders Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Ed Sanders."
725 Milam St.