Yesterday I made a trip to Dove & Hudson Old Books in Albany, one of my favorite bookstores and the best I’ve found in the state of New York other than the Strand. I only bought four books because I’ve been spending a lot on books lately, but there were a number of others that I also considered.
Espada, Martín. Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002. 2003. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004.
I love Espada’s work and was happy to find this copy of his selected poems for only $5.00.
Hall, Donald. Seasons at Eagle Pond. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987.
I enjoy Hall’s poetry and the bits of his prose that I have read. I’ve been thinking a lot about memoir lately and am usually thinking about place, so this book about his family farm jumped out at me.
Lethem, Jonathan. You Don’t Love Me Yet. 2007. New York: Vintage, 2008.
I enjoy Lethem’s fiction, but haven’t read any of it for a while, and haven’t read any of his shorter books. The blurb on this one caught my attention.
Sackville-West, Vita. Family History. 1932. London: Virago Press, 1986.
I was looking for another book when I came across this one for only $3.50, and decided to buy it because I am a sucker for old paperbacks.