The Second Ring of Power, Carlos CastañedaBack from the abyss, Castaneda encounter his greatest test on the journey towards impeccability and freedom: to outwit and overpower the sorcery of Doña Soledad, herself transformed from a defeated and meaningless life to a warrior, a hunter and a "stalker of power." Now the combat will begin. Now the journey will continue. Till the last danger is faced...the final paradox embraced. Simon & Schuster, 1977. CHF 5.–
Memphis: La Collection Karl Lagerfeld, Sotheby'sSotheby's hard cover post auction catalogue of Karl Largerfeld's Memphis design collection. 50 pages with 133 lots, all illustrated in colour and all described in detail. Sotheby's, 1991. CHF 250.–
In Part, Writings by Julie AultIn Part brings together over three decades of artist, writer and activist Julie Ault’s published texts. Beginning in the 1980s with texts written with her collaborators in Group Material, In Part highlights Ault’s shift from exhibition making in the mid-1990s to include publishing and writing. Dancing Foxes Press 2017. CHF 35.–
Volume, International Discography of the New Wave, Vol. 1, 1980A complete guide to new wave/punk records, small labels, distributors, record stores, fanzines, radio stations, clubs and obscure bands. "Martha DeFoe and B. George tried to cover the whole world... and did quite a good job". One Ten Records, 1980. CHF 80.–
Psycho Nymph Exile, Porpentine Charity HeartscapeA terrible disease afflicts a disgraced biomech pilot and an ex-magical girl.
Pycho Nymph Exile is a post-anime sapphic gurowave trauma-romance conceived as a multimedia survival kit for another dimension that plays out across multiple platforms including this novella, two interactive poems, a sticker set, a website of photography, and an online portal to hidden stories that visitors can unlock by entering keywords from the book.
Unsere Lokomotive, SBBWith 39 images and a scintillating commentary by Markus Hauri (dipl. engineering), this is essential reading for anyone interested in Swiss public transport. Orell Füssli Verlag, 1946. CHF 6.–
A Sand Book, Ariana ReinesA Sand Book is a poetry collection in twelve parts, a travel guide that migrates from wildfires to hurricanes, tweety bird to the president, lust to aridity, desertification to prophecy, and mother to daughter. It explores the negative space of what is happening to language and to consciousness in our strange and desperate times. In her long-awaited follow-up to 'Mercury' Reines has written her most ambitious and visceral work to date. Tin House Books 2019. CHF 25.–
In the Still of the Night, Dara Weir“That’s how one human leaves us” ends the first poem of Dara Wier’s startling new collection, a surprisingly raw and fluid exploration of grief. Wier records her thoughts with clarity and immediacy, showing us the unraveling and reconstruction of her world and consciousness after a significant loss. Wave Books, 2017. CHF 5.– (second)
Night Philosophy, Fanny HoweFanny Howe chronicles the weak and persistent, those who never assimilate at the cost of having another group to dominate. Night Philosophy proposes a minor politics collected around the figure of the child – not just as a little person under the tutelage of adults, but also the submerged one, who knows, who is without power, who doesn't. Divided Press, 2019. CHF 14.–