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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Objects Persist


Lodged into the west wall of St. Carthage’s Cathedral in Linsmore are carved stone fragments, relics of the original monastery and school built on the site in the 9th century. The carvings were unearthed at a much later date….


Inspired in part by these fragments, and essentially concerned with objects, this exhibition nonetheless has its origins in images – specifically two photographic projects, one by Gerard Byrne and the other by Wolfgang Tillmans. …Byrne’s photographs are documents of the traces of the past in the present and evidence of just how much the present (and the future) will look much like the past due to the persistence of the objects within it.


-      Katrina Brown and Kitty Anderson


The Persistence of Objects was published by Lismore Castle Arts on the occasion of the exhibition ‘The Persistence of Objects,’ 20 June – 31 August 2015. My copy is #349 of a limited edition of 500, clothbound, tight and bright, with minor cover soil on rear board (see below).

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Among the New Books


Little Bird is a small crow with a big heart. This timeless story of friendship and belonging is by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt, with illustrations by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins. Hardcover, $16.99

For somewhat younger readers (and, as always, the perennially young at heart), we have Imogene Comes Back! (hardcover, $17.99), by Caldecott Medal winner David Small of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The graphic novel version of George Orwell's Animal Farm (softcover, $14.99) should also suit audiences of many ages.

We were remiss in not restocking Trails of M-22 (softcover, $19.95) earlier in the season but are making up for lost time now, as are many hikers as the fall season comes on. 

And the final two new titles in stock come from the land of the Anishnabe. On the left below is  Contemporary Great Lakes Pow Wow Regalia, photographs (softcover in overwrapper, signed, $35), by Minnie Wabanimke, and to the right is The Crooked Tree Prints: Etchings of Native American Marker Trees (softcover, signed, $25) by Ladislav R. Hanka. 

These titles are but a tiny sampling of new treasures that await you at Dog Ears Books, our Northport, Michigan, shop open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. And don't forget, we have an ever-changing selection of used books of all kinds, also.