Why working at a bookstore rocks

May 12, 2007

Aristotle, Poetics
+ Saint Augustine, City of God
+ Zygmunt Bauman, Liquid Love
+ Zygmunt Bauman, Society Under Siege
+ Henri Bergson, Matter and Memory
+ Maurice Blanchot, The Station Hill Blanchot Reader
+ Erving Goffman, Interaction Ritual
+ Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
+ Henry James, Penguin edition of Selected Tales
+ Franz Kafka, The Trial
+ Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
+ Herman Melville, Norton Critical Edition of Melville’s short novels
+ Plato, Republic
+ Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
+ Robbins and Palmer, eds., Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements
+ Oliver Sacks, An Anthropologist on Mars
+ Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

A good mix of opportunistic interest expansion, classics, and before-bed reading that’s not too laborious but still interesting.


One Response to “Why working at a bookstore rocks”

  1. ortho Says:

    Good buys. You have to tell me where this store is. I love reading Goffman. I think his texts are pure genuis. Out of the four Goffman texts I’ve read–Interaction Ritual, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Stigma, and Asylums–my favorite is The Presentation of Self….

    Goffman is an underappreciated genius. I can say this because I have only spoken with one graduate student at our university who has heard of him.

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