Two week’s worth of book haul. Lots of great stuff came into the store, including some kids’ art books (at the bottom of the third picture). I am very intrigued by the book on African-American freemasons and the right-wing French anarchist.

Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries

sputnikblueprint:

Second hand book shop in Eastbourne #books #secondhand #eastbourne #bookshop #bookstore

My bookstore is a LITTLE neater than this, but I admire the atmosphere this creates!

sputnikblueprint:

Second hand book shop in Eastbourne #books #secondhand #eastbourne #bookshop #bookstore

My bookstore is a LITTLE neater than this, but I admire the atmosphere this creates!

(via project-read)

medievalpoc:

Ancient Art Week!
Egyptian Scarab Amulets with Faces of Black Men
Egypt (c. 6th Century B.C.E.)
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum.

Far from mere curiosities, the black-head scarabs in fact form an important link in the transmission of the image of black people between Egypt and the nascent world of classical Greece. In the late archaic period of Greek history, when the Naukratis heads were made, fuller historical and artistic evidence offers useful insight into the process of transmission of the image of black people to other lands and cultures.

Read the Full Article at TheRoot

medievalpoc:

Ancient Art Week!

Egyptian Scarab Amulets with Faces of Black Men

Egypt (c. 6th Century B.C.E.)

Oxford, Ashmolean Museum.

Far from mere curiosities, the black-head scarabs in fact form an important link in the transmission of the image of black people between Egypt and the nascent world of classical Greece. In the late archaic period of Greek history, when the Naukratis heads were made, fuller historical and artistic evidence offers useful insight into the process of transmission of the image of black people to other lands and cultures.

Read the Full Article at TheRoot

Buried Badasses: The Forgotten Heroines of pre-Code Comics

saladinahmed:

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One could spend the rest of one’s life digging through the astonishing archive that is www.digitalcomicmuseum.org. This remarkable resource — free full-issue scans of hundreds of public domain comic books from the 1930s-1950s — gives comics fans a raw glimpse of the ‘Golden Age,’ an age…

I don’t know what to make of this book. It appears to be playing it straight, with discussions of research and governmental propaganda. It also seems to equate Qi Gong with Bigfoot. And the cover… oy.

I don’t know what to make of this book. It appears to be playing it straight, with discussions of research and governmental propaganda. It also seems to equate Qi Gong with Bigfoot. And the cover… oy.

"After the third [beer], I am likely to announce that all writing is fantasy anyway: that to set any event down in print is immediately to begin to lie about it, thank goodness; and that it’s no less absurd and presumptuous to try on the skin of a bank teller than that of a bigfoot or a dragon."

Peter S. Beagle, in the introduction to The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle (via greenseer)

(via ysabeauwilce)

This Week’s Book Haul… and movies. The hardcover Dune (1st BCE) has a good jacket which made it worth getting. The Moore & Kuttner title is Earth’s Last Citadel. The Henry XIII is the British Museum catalog which I may not keep. The two Priest books are for review; I just started The Adjacent and so far it is intriguing.

My latest haul of books, including some for the kidlet. The Shea is a copy of Nifft the Lean that is supposed to be in “very good” condition but whose spine is really messed up. I might send it back although I really want to re-read it. The Nostradamus books were free because we eliminated the Nostradamus section from my bookstore’s Esoterica section and I can’t resist analyses of apocalyptic prophecy.

My latest haul of books, including some for the kidlet. The Shea is a copy of Nifft the Lean that is supposed to be in “very good” condition but whose spine is really messed up. I might send it back although I really want to re-read it. The Nostradamus books were free because we eliminated the Nostradamus section from my bookstore’s Esoterica section and I can’t resist analyses of apocalyptic prophecy.