November 28, 2016
One more time — with feeling
by Melville House
Listen, life’s hard. Don’t you think we know how hard it is?
That’s why we’ve decided to extend the soft-in-the-head discount frenzy of our (increasingly inaptly-named) Black Friday Sale one more day, to include today, Monday, November 28. For the rest of the day, everything we sell—every book, every series, every tote, shirt, and mug—all of it will be marked down an additional twenty percent below our already-discounted prices, for a total savings of forty percent.
This is, as you suspect, madness. Let’s get real about what this means.
It means that a copy of Christopher Boucher’s How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive—the novel that dares to ask, “How would child-rearing change if, in addition to generational differences, and the generally frantic energy and periodic fluid-expulsiveness of childhood, one’s child happened literally to be a Volkswagen Beetle?”—is a mere $9 in paperback, through tomorrow.
It means that the six books of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s Detective Carvalho series, which follow the hardboiled exploits of “the most metaphysical gumshoe on the streets,” can be had for a mere $47.
That Sinéad Murphy’s classic guide to modern love, The Jane Austin Rules, is available—in all its Lizzy-Bennet-recalling, flirtation-teaching, discussions-with-the-real-life-Messrs.-Darcy-of-this-world-enabling splendor—for just $9.50.
It also means the our entire Last Interview Series—as in, every single Last Interview we publish, including David Bowie, Oliver Sacks, Nora Ephron, Jorge Luis Borges, Hannah Arendt, and James Baldwin—can be bagged for just $153.
It means the entire Neversink Library—the whole damn series in which we champion books from around the world that have been overlooked, underappreciated, or foolishly ignored, by the likes of Walt Whitman, Harry Houdini, Mary MacLane, Mina Loy, James Agee, Henry James, and Mary McCarthy—is available for $288.
That all forty-two titles in our Art of the Novella series—among them classics both beloved and too easily missed, by the likes of Leo Tolstoy, George Elliot, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Anton Chekhov, F Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, Sholem Aleichem, Mary Shelley, and the man himself Herman Melville—are yours for an unbeatable $240.
And on, and on. Everything, through the end of today, is discounted like we’re trying to be funny.
Except we’re not trying to be funny. We just think life is pretty tough, and everyone could use some cheap books this week.
Go ahead: make yourself right at home.