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La caverne aux livres.

La caverne aux livres is a secondhand bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise (30km to the North of Paris). The entrance of the bookshop is an ancient railway hangar, but from there you’ll quickly find yourself in an old postal train whose cars have been reconverted into giant bookshelves.

Text and photographs by Alexandre Duret-Lutz

Sections in the bookstore

- Books You Haven’t Read
- Books You Needn’t Read
- Books Made for Purposes Other Than Reading
- Books Read Even Before You Open Them Since They Belong to the Category of Books Read Before Being Written
- Books That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered
- Books You Mean to Read But There Are Others You Must Read First
- Books Too Expensive Now and You’ll Wait ‘Til They’re Remaindered
- Books ditto When They Come Out in Paperback
- Books You Can Borrow from Somebody
- Books That Everybody’s Read So It’s As If You Had Read Them, Too
- Books You’ve Been Planning to Read for Ages
- Books You’ve Been Hunting for Years Without Success
- Books Dealing with Something You’re Working on at the Moment
- Books You Want to Own So They’ll Be Handy Just in Case
- Books You Could Put Aside Maybe to Read This Summer
- Books You Need to Go with Other Books on Your Shelves
- Books That Fill You with Sudden, Inexplicable Curiosity, Not Easily Justified
- Books Read Long Ago Which It’s Now Time to Re-read
- Books You’ve Always Pretended to Have Read and Now It’s Time to Sit Down and Really Read Them

-Italo Calvino, If On A Winter’s Night a Traveler

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"Hang on one sec. I’m in the middle of a sentence."

"Can I help you?"

The new Murakami book arrived!

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Anchor Books Covers by Edward Gorey

Between 1953 and 1960, Edward Gorey was art director for the collection of paperbacks in Anchor Books. Gorey was in charge of design, typography and, in many cases, the illustration of the cover. These covers show his gaze on a lot of classic literature, and reconnect with a collection that many would like in our libraries…

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The last in our series of four installments from the Feminist Press, here are queer theory essentials, because you cannot understand the intersections of gender and sexuality, without sexuality. All books are linked to their publisher’s purchase page, not Amazon. Most are published by independent presses.

  • Epistemology of the Closet- Eve Sedgwick innovates what we now call a “queer reading.” Look specifically for her introduction, Axiomatic, where she argues against any kind of absolution or binary when it comes to gender and sexuality.
  • Spit and Passion- Christy C. Road’s graphic novel about her experience as a closeted twelve-year-old in a Cuban Catholic family obsessed with Green Day, a story about how music can save a soul.
  • A History of Sexuality- Michel Foucault’s three-volume pioneer for sexuality studies that studies how sex has always existed in public discourse (even when we don’t see it!), a fascinating and essential read.
  • Testo Junkie- Beatriz Preciado continues where Foucault’s History of Sexuality left off, highlighting how hormones modify how we concieve of our bodies, and how pharmaceutical and pornographic industries produce desire.
  • Tango- by Justin Vivian Bond, a memoir of “difference” and an utterly relatable tale of adolescence, told from the trans/queer kid who joined the cub scouts and had secret trysts with the bully next door.
  • My New Gender Workbook- Kate Bornstein writes an accessible guide and fun framework to living with, without, and in between genders.
  • We Walk Alone- When Ann Aldrich’s book came out in 1955, it was the first in its field. In this memoir and investigative work of journalism, she writes about the underground urban lesbian culture of New York City.
  • Fun Home- Alison Bechdel writes a startling personal narrative and comic history, a countercultural icon for lesbian and lgbtq narratives.
  • New Lesbian Studies- this collection, edited by Bonnie Zimmerman and Toni McNaron, reveals the differences between lesbian perspectives and activisms. Writings about theory, practice, and lived experience.
  • Stranger on Lesbos- Valerie Taylor wrote three explosive and utterly entertaining lesbian pulp fictions. When a bored housewife meets Blake, a butch lesbian, at a community college course, her world opens.
  • Black Queer Studies- E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson, a groundbreaking volume to increase visibility of queer, black communities, and the erasure of black communities and perspectives within the LGBTQ movement.
  • Pissing in a River- A lesbian punk-soundrack by Lorrie Sprecher, this intoxicating and hilarious novel depicts young Amanda who moves to London to get immersed in its punk and queer activist scene.
  • Gender Trouble- Judith Butler writes against feminism’s tendency to essentialize sex and gender, rewriting how we think of gender as learned and performative rather than a priori reality.
  • Queer Ideas- An essential and interdisciplinary introduction to queer ideas, a collection of the key thinkers of today and yesterday reflecting on their experiences and theorizing into new fields.

Happy Birthday, Julio Cortázar!