brian cassidy bookseller: holiday gift list 2018
It's the holidays. Again. Which means that as self-respecting capitalists we are compelled both by custom and commerce to offer you this, the Obligatory Brian Cassidy Bookseller Holiday Gift Guide 2018. Something for the reader, art lover, musician, businessperson, fashionista, collector, binge-watcher, beatnik, nerd, and others on your list. If anything strikes your fancy, either for yourself or that special someone, please click any of the images below for more information or to order.  And in the meantime, let the airing of grievances begin.
Postcard from actress Karen Allen to long-time friend Terence Winch, written from London while in the midst of filming RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. In part: "I'm working on S. Spielberg's film 'The Raiders of the Lost Arc' [sic]. It's a 1936 cross between 'The African Queen' & "The Thief of Bagdad' - a wonderful, fun story...I play a real tough dame who gets caught up in a search for the greatest religious relic of all time. I've been in a pit with 5000 real snakes for the past two weeks..." With program and ticket from Washington, DC premiere.

One of the greatest film books of all time. Truffaut's interviews remain Hitchcock's fullest elucidation of his work and technique. An uncommon review copy.


SIGNED survey of Smith's creative work, including selected drawings, photographs, poetry, and prose.

In Byrne's words, "neither an autobiography nor a series of think pieces--but a little bit of both." SIGNED by Byrne.
First US edition / printing of the Beat masterpiece. Certainly Burroughs' best-known work, it is also arguably his best and most enduring as well.
Kerouac's seminal Beat novel. Written over ten marathon sessions in 1957 (in scroll format, like ON THE ROAD), it follows Kerouac's and Gary Snyder's literary stand-ins as they sample the Beat scene and ponder Buddhism.
SIGNED first edition of Morrison's Pulitzer-winning novel, a moving and haunting portrait of slavery and its aftermath.
"Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, 'So what.' That's one of my favorite things to say. 'So what.'"  SIGNED.
A later printing of the scarce, original edition of this classic book on value investing. Warren Buffett has called it "by far the best book on investing ever written.
Handsome SIGNED copy of this indispensable standard.

Van Allsburg's Caldecott-winning picture book, adapted into the movie of the same name starring Robin Williams. Review copy with slip laid in.

Sedaris' best Xmas stories, including "Santaland Diaries."   Uncommon in its true first edition, as the original cover was found offensive by some and changed in later issues. SIGNED.

A fine first printing of the 2015 National Book Award winner. A surprise bestseller, the first edition is now uncommon.
First UK edition of Cohen's seventh published collection of poetry.
The book that concludes THE DREAM SONGS and won Berryman both the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize. An uncommon signed edition from the Pulitzer-winner.
Second novel in Asimov's FOUNDATION trilogy in original color dust jacket by Edd Cartier: resolute men gaze out from silver cityscapes against a red-orange sky.
Brooks' second book, and second in his Sword of Shannara trilogy. 1982 was a good year for Elves. SIGNED.

First edition of Feist's first novel, SIGNED by the fantasy writer; also the first piece of the Riftwar Saga and thence the eventual Riftwar Cycle. 


Scarce ARC of this Locus-winning first title in Martin's Song of Fire and Ice series, perhaps the world's most beloved multi-volume novelization of a Robert Frost poem.

Massive anthology spanning the comic's 40-year history. SIGNED by Trudeau.

SIGNED copy of this memoir by the long-time and beloved late editor of fashion's Harper's Bazaar.


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