Now at The Bindery: Women's Work, Adrienne Eberhardt, & Nikki McClure

Now showing!

 

 

Don't forget: we're more than just events. We've got three galleries up right now: For your reading pleasure, we present Women's Work, a chronological exploration of overlooked fiction by women, hand picked by Booksmith staff. If art is more your thing, we have Nikki McClure's beautiful die-cut illustrations (prints for sale!), and Adrienne Eberhardt's haunting, dreamy photos and self-portraits. 

 

Come by on the weekend, enjoy a premium cocktail, and stroll through our collections. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Women's Work:

 

While men have been taking up all the space and getting all the press over the, oh, last couple dozen centuries or so, women have been busy writing some of the best books of all time. "Women's Work" is the cocktail party you wish you could throw for your favorite raucous broads. From erotica to satire, science to the avant garde, this is a cross section of the wild, brilliant, impolite things ladies have been getting up to on paper over the last few thousand years—in between raising kids and keeping the house nice. Come in and let your hair down. (Titles listed below.)

 

 

 

Nikki McClure:

 

Nikki McClure is a well-known cut-paper artist and the author of several children’s books, including Abrams’s Waiting for High TideInCollect Raindrops, and May the Stars Drip Down. She lives in Olympia, Washington, with her husband and son. We've got archival-quality digital prints of her work, only one of each, on sale now. See some of McClure's beautiful work at this link.

 

 

 

Adrienne Eberhardt:

 

Emotional Science presents experimental and analog work Adrienne made as a teenager in her makeshift darkroom in St. Louis, Missouri. She will also be displaying a more recent series of self portraits entitled "Closer Still." 

 

Adrienne’s technique may be described as a subtle interplay of the intentional and the accidental, which in turn reflects the cycle of disorder and reconstruction that characterize memory and life experience. By playing with light and texture, she allows the medium and method to interpret her subjects, often distorting individual features and rendering spaces ambiguous. The emotions explored have no definable shape and cannot be limited to the experience of one person; rather the purpose and process of her work is to remove forced definitions and expected categories to create an experience that is simultaneously recognizable and universal.

 

Her more recent body of work entitled "Closer Still" is a series of self portraits and represents two important firsts: using herself as a subject, and working in a digital medium. She painted exposed photographic paper and allowed the water and paint to dry in puddles, again letting time and randomness play a role in the formulation of the texture and final image. In "An Unusual Appearance of Light" the figure interacts with her environment by surfacing with clarity, arms raised up in a possible combination of surrender, exhibition, and confrontation. The figure appears to invite the viewer into a direct and mutual transmission of thought and feeling, and the distinct light surrounding the subject in this moment gives clues about what is before her. As with all of Adrienne’s work the exchange between subject and viewer is left ambiguous, inviting the viewer to explore the concept behind the process and his or her own possibilities of seeing. 

 

Artist's Statement: The long, isolating gray winters growing up in Missouri were always a highly creative period for me. I spent so many days inside my darkroom, listening to music, looking at negatives and experimenting with image making. I was intrigued by the concept of photography: that light enabled an image to reflect off a mirror and record time. Many of the images I made represent 1-2 hour exposures of me literately standing in the dark with my enlarger dodging and burning parts of an image in to see what I could pull from it.

 

We are selling high-quality c-prints and giclee prints of Eberhardt's photos while they last. 

 


 

The Bindery is open 2-10PM Monday through Saturday and 2-8PM Sundays. The Bindery bar is open during events, as well as all day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments By Sappho, Aaron Poochigian (Translated by), Carol Ann Duffy (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Sappho, Aaron Poochigian (Translated by), Carol Ann Duffy (Introduction by)
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 27th, 2009

The Pillow Book By Sei Shonagon, Meredith McKinney (Translated by), Meredith McKinney (Introduction by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140448061
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 30th, 2007

The Diary of Lady Murasaki By Murasaki Shikibu, Richard Bowring (Translated by) Cover Image
By Murasaki Shikibu, Richard Bowring (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780140435764
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 1996

The Lais of Marie de France By Marie de France, Glyn S. Burgess (Translated by), Glyn S. Burgess (Introduction by), Keith Busby (Translated by), Keith Busby (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Marie de France, Glyn S. Burgess (Translated by), Glyn S. Burgess (Introduction by), Keith Busby (Translated by), Keith Busby (Introduction by)
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 1st, 1999

The Book of Margery Kempe By Margery Kempe, Barry Windeatt (Translated by), Barry Windeatt (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Margery Kempe, Barry Windeatt (Translated by), Barry Windeatt (Introduction by)
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Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems By Robert Bly (Translated by), Jane Hirshfield (Translated by) Cover Image
By Robert Bly (Translated by), Jane Hirshfield (Translated by)
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The Blazing World and Other Writings By Margaret Cavendish, Kate Lilley (Editor), Kate Lilley (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Margaret Cavendish, Kate Lilley (Editor), Kate Lilley (Introduction by)
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Oroonoko By Aphra Behn, Janet Todd (Editor), Janet Todd (Introduction by), Janet Todd (Notes by) Cover Image
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The Female Quixote By Charlotte Lennox, Amanda Gilroy (Introduction by), Wil Verhoeven (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Charlotte Lennox, Amanda Gilroy (Introduction by), Wil Verhoeven (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780140439878
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 26th, 2007

Complete Writings By Phillis Wheatley, Vincent Carretta (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Phillis Wheatley, Vincent Carretta (Introduction by)
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 1st, 2001

The Mysteries of Udolpho (Oxford World's Classics) By Ann Radcliffe, Bonamy Dobrée (Editor), Terry Castle (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ann Radcliffe, Bonamy Dobrée (Editor), Terry Castle (Introduction by)
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 15th, 2008

Corinne, or Italy (Oxford World's Classics) By Madame de Staël, Sylvia Raphael (Editor), Sylvia Raphael (Translator) Cover Image
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Persuasion By Jane Austen, Gillian Beer (Editor), Gillian Beer (Introduction by), Gillian Beer (Notes by) Cover Image
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The Last Man (Oxford World's Classics) By Mary Shelley, Morton D. Paley (Editor) Cover Image
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Oxford World's Classics) By Anne Brontë, Herbert Rosengarten (Editor), Josephine McDonagh Cover Image
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Emily Dickinson's Poems: As She Preserved Them By Emily Dickinson, Cristanne Miller (Editor) Cover Image
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Published: Belknap Press - April 11th, 2016

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings By Nellie Bly, Jean Marie Lutes (Editor), Jean Marie Lutes (Introduction by), Jean Marie Lutes (Notes by), Maureen Corrigan (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Nellie Bly, Jean Marie Lutes (Editor), Jean Marie Lutes (Introduction by), Jean Marie Lutes (Notes by), Maureen Corrigan (Foreword by)
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2014

Iola Leroy By Frances Ellen Watkin Harper, Hollis Robbins (Introduction by), Henry Louis Gates (Editor) Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 26th, 2010

Tender Buttons By Gertrude Stein, Seth Perlow (Editor), Juliana Spahr (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Gertrude Stein, Seth Perlow (Editor), Juliana Spahr (Afterword by)
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Published: City Lights Books - April 8th, 2014

The Return of the Soldier By Rebecca West, Samuel Hynes (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Rebecca West, Samuel Hynes (Introduction by)
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 1st, 1998

Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (The Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy) By Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by), Tiina Nunnally (Notes by), Brad Leithauser (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by), Tiina Nunnally (Notes by), Brad Leithauser (Introduction by)
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The Garden Party: And Other Stories (Art of the Story) By Katherine Mansfield Cover Image
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Published: Ecco - August 9th, 2016

Women By Gabriela Mistral (Editor), Isabel Allende (Editor), Jacqueline Nanfito (Editor) Cover Image
By Gabriela Mistral (Editor), Isabel Allende (Editor), Jacqueline Nanfito (Editor)
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Published: White Pine Press (NY) - June 1st, 2001

Nightwood By Djuna Barnes, Jeanette Winterson (Preface by), T. S. Eliot (Introduction by) Cover Image
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Zelda: A Biography By Nancy Milford Cover Image
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American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings By Zitkala-Sa, Cathy N. Davidson (Editor), Ada Norris (Editor), Cathy N. Davidson (Introduction by), Ada Norris (Introduction by), Cathy N. Davidson (Notes by), Ada Norris (Notes by) Cover Image
By Zitkala-Sa, Cathy N. Davidson (Editor), Ada Norris (Editor), Cathy N. Davidson (Introduction by), Ada Norris (Introduction by), Cathy N. Davidson (Notes by), Ada Norris (Notes by)
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Good Morning, Midnight By Jean Rhys Cover Image
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Two Serious Ladies: A Novel By Jane Bowles Cover Image
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The Street By Ann Petry, Tayari Jones (Introduction by) Cover Image
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Published: Mariner Books - March 15th, 1998

In a Lonely Place By Dorothy B. Hughes, Megan Abbott (Afterword by) Cover Image
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Bonjour Tristesse: A Novel By Francoise Sagan Cover Image
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The Vet's Daughter By Barbara Comyns, Kathryn Davis (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Barbara Comyns, Kathryn Davis (Introduction by)
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The Face of War By Martha Gellhorn Cover Image
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 12th, 1994

The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments By Ann Quin, Jennifer Hodgson (Editor) Cover Image
By Ann Quin, Jennifer Hodgson (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781911508144
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Published: And Other Stories - January 16th, 2018

The Passion According to G.H. By Clarice Lispector, Caetano Veloso (Introduction by), Idra Novey (Translated by) Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Caetano Veloso (Introduction by), Idra Novey (Translated by)
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Valley of the Dolls By Jacqueline Susann Cover Image
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Published: Grove Press - July 4th, 2016

Ice: 50th Anniversary Edition By Anna Kavan, Jonathan Lethem (Foreword by), Kate Zambreno (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Anna Kavan, Jonathan Lethem (Foreword by), Kate Zambreno (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780143131991
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 14th, 2017

Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad By Forugh Farrokhzad, Sholeh Wolpe (Translated by) Cover Image
By Forugh Farrokhzad, Sholeh Wolpe (Translated by)
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The Quest for Christa T. By Christa Wolf, Christopher Middleton (Translated by) Cover Image
By Christa Wolf, Christopher Middleton (Translated by)
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 1st, 1979

The Trumpets of Jericho By Unica Zürn, Christina Svendsen (Translator) Cover Image
By Unica Zürn, Christina Svendsen (Translator)
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Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories By Kathleen Collins Cover Image
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Published: Ecco - December 6th, 2016

Not to Disturb: A Novel By Muriel Spark Cover Image
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Published: New Directions - June 29th, 2010

The Bridge of Beyond By Simone Schwarz-Bart, Jamaica Kincaid (Introduction by), Barbara Bray (Translated by) Cover Image
By Simone Schwarz-Bart, Jamaica Kincaid (Introduction by), Barbara Bray (Translated by)
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Published: NYRB Classics - August 20th, 2013

Oreo By Fran Ross, Danzy Senna (Introduction by), Harryette Mullen (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Fran Ross, Danzy Senna (Introduction by), Harryette Mullen (Afterword by)
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There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Anna Summers (Translated by), Anna Summers (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Anna Summers (Translated by), Anna Summers (Introduction by)
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Published: Penguin Books - January 29th, 2013

Mrs. Caliban By Rachel Ingalls, Rivka Galchen (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Rachel Ingalls, Rivka Galchen (Introduction by)
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Published: New Directions - November 28th, 2017

Sphinx By Anne Garréta, Emma Ramadan (Translator), Daniel Levin Becker (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Anne Garréta, Emma Ramadan (Translator), Daniel Levin Becker (Introduction by)
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - April 21st, 2015

Dawn (Lilith's Brood #1) By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
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Published: Aspect - April 1st, 1997

Lucy: A Novel By Jamaica Kincaid Cover Image
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Thus Were Their Faces: Selected Stories (NYRB Classics) By Silvina Ocampo, Daniel Balderston (Translated by), Jorge Luis Borges (Preface by), Helen Oyeyemi (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Silvina Ocampo, Daniel Balderston (Translated by), Jorge Luis Borges (Preface by), Helen Oyeyemi (Introduction by)
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The Wedding: A Novel By Dorothy West Cover Image
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Published: Anchor - January 1st, 1996

The Slynx By Tatyana Tolstaya, Jamey Gambrell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tatyana Tolstaya, Jamey Gambrell (Translated by)
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Published: NYRB Classics - April 17th, 2007

The Body Where I Was Born By Guadalupe Nettel, J.T. Lichtenstein (Translated by) Cover Image
By Guadalupe Nettel, J.T. Lichtenstein (Translated by)
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Published: Seven Stories Press - July 25th, 2017

How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life By Sheila Heti Cover Image
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Published: Picador - June 25th, 2013

Seeing Red By Lina Meruane, Megan McDowell (Translator) Cover Image
By Lina Meruane, Megan McDowell (Translator)
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - February 23rd, 2016

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Pond By Claire-Louise Bennett Cover Image
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 11th, 2017

All Grown Up By Jami Attenberg Cover Image
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Published: Ecco - March 13th, 2018