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  • Ms. Magazine Rare First Issue - Spring 1972 Preview Issue

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:57:00 Permalink
    Front Cover of the Preview IssueMs. Magazine The magazine commenced publication in 1972.   It started as a monthly in July 1972.   The preview issue (as shown) came out in Spring of 1972, cosequently it is often overlooked as it did not have a volume or issue number.Publisher:  Majority EnterprisesElizabether Forsling HarrisPresident:  Gloria SteinemCOVER STORIES   Gloria Steinem on SisterhoodLetty Pogrebin:  On Raising Kids without Sex RolesSylvia Plath's Last Major WorkWomen Tell the Truth aboutTheir AbortionsJane O'Reilly on the Housewife's Moment of TruthTable of contentsFeatured in the magazine was a section entitled:  Marcia and MarviBoys and Girls, Girls and Boys, by Eve Read More
  • Mon, 10 Jul 2017 02:55:00 Permalink
    The Blackwing 530Sometimes it's not just books that go out of print!Our friends at the Califronia Pencil company build a great pencil - the Blackwing.  It has a legnedary history as it was always a low production, top quality, wood cased pencil.  Steinbeck, Frank Lloyd Wright, Stephen Sondheim, and Chuck Jones were among the adherents.  The pencil has developed a loyal following and fan base, it's present incarnation has kept the excitement going.As part of building a unique pencil the company has started issueing certain pencils in a limited edition.   The Volume Series.We're glad to the only retailer around Read More
  • The Lengendary Blackwing - Limited Edition Only Available From Us!!!

    Mon, 10 Jul 2017 02:55:00 Permalink
    The Blackwing 530Sometimes it's not just books that go out of print!Our friends at the Califronia Pencil company build a great pencil - the Blackwing.  It has a legnedary history as it was always a low production, top quality, wood cased pencil.  Steinbeck, Frank Lloyd Wright, Stephen Sondheim, and Chuck Jones were among the adherents.  The pencil has developed a loyal following and fan base, it's present incarnation has kept the excitement going.As part of building a unique pencil the company has started issueing certain pencils in a limited edition.   The Volume Series.We're glad to the only retailer around Read More
  • Bookstore Magic - a call for experiences

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:47:00 Permalink
    Magic In the Bookshop - and ongoing seriesThose of us who work the shelves in used bookstores are often in a place where we experience magic.  The most typical of this occurs when a customer comes in looking for a specific title,  and sadly we don't have it.   But alas, following on said customer's heels is a person selling us that self same title.   It happens enough to be more than random, albeit unpredicatable.It occurs to me that documenting some of these bookstore enchantments might be both entertaining as well as keeping the potential for magic in the Read More
  • Woodstock '69 Original Arts Festival Program

    Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:14:00 Permalink
    Woodstock Music & Art Fair (1969)Front Cover of ProgramOriginal Festival Program Published to be given away to Festival Participants.  Very few of them made it into the hands of participants.Publisher:  Concert Hall Publications, IncorporatedPages;  58 PagesMichael Lang:  Executive Producer of the FestivalPhotography Credits:  Elliot LandyMike Somerson - Cover & Joan Baez PhotosFestival Title PagePages devoted to the groups performing at the event, as well as some poems and philosophical remarks.   Advertising inside was primarilly for records, although there was an interesting RCA ad about the "Jefferson Airplane"Aquarian Exposition - translucent page-Title RCA Statement on Jefferson AirplaneCONTENTS: Cover Photo - 3 Days of Read More
  • Artist Homage to A Landlady - Dubzinski

    Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:46:00 Permalink
    ANDRZEJ DUBZINSKIISBN:  8322106726Published by:  Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filowe Ltd., Warsaw, 1996/ M.M. Art Books in New York, 1996An Autobiographical work by the Artist featuring his thoughts and art.Dated (Dec 1st, 1997) and signed by the artist.UNIQUELY, this specific book features the artists homage and thanks to one Mrs. Milton.He writes. . . 10th Anniversary of Our Move next door.Dear Mrs. Milton:  The was the best move we ever made!  To the best Landlady in NYC.A rather unique sketch depicting the move.  It is a rarity to find someone reaching out and thanking a landlord - particularly in New York where landlord Read More
  • Artist Homage to A Landlady - Dudzinski

    Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:46:00 Permalink
    Andrzej DudzińskiISBN:  8322106726Published by:  Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filowe Ltd., Warsaw, 1996/ M.M. Art Books in New York, 1996An Autobiographical work by the Artist featuring his thoughts and art.Dated (Dec 1st, 1997) and signed by the artist.UNIQUELY, this specific book features the artists homage and thanks to one Mrs. Milton.He writes. . . 10th Anniversary of Our Move next door.Dear Mrs. Milton:  The was the best move we ever made!  To the best Landlady in NYC.A rather unique sketch depicting the move.  It is a rarity to find someone reaching out and thanking a landlord - particularly in New York where landlord Read More
  • Little Donny Trump - Political Parody for Kids

    Mon, 04 Jul 2016 01:15:00 Permalink
    Little Donny Trump Needs a NapWritten & Illustrated By:  Matt MaleyWith Quotes and References:  Donald J. TrumpISBN  97806927412072016A "Children's" book that is a political parody of the Presumptive Republican Nominee and his bombastic manner.Maley, a New Paltz artist, illustrates and writes this short book using topics that Trump has brought into the election.   In the rear of the book Maley provides a section of direct quotes from Trump.Win or loose, Mr. Trump's campaign for the highest office in the land (and world) will be studied for decades.  It is unlike anything that has occurred in this country before - Read More
  • It's Cool Inside - Yes Indeed

    Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:38:00 Permalink
    Sure, the summer is upon us and we've got our air-conditioning on!   It's wind and solar powered, and so we can say it's cool inside.  The Carousel horse is handcarved  and in our gift department.   It used to be something special that a place would be air-conditioned.   In fact, one of our most famous area residents, the Late President Roosevelt, had a distrust of air-conditioning.  But he probably would have been a fan of the shop.Beautiful leather bound books (from Franklin Library and Easton Press) along with decorative bindings are set off by our Cavallini Posters - which Read More
  • Tiny Books - When America Was Great!

    Fri, 03 Jun 2016 10:56:00 Permalink
    Little Tiny Books - Tell a BIG StoryBooks take on many forms and sizes.   They even take on multiple purposes.Today it's a miniature - but one with few words, and a HUGE story of the past, and even today.   The simple Matchbook.Here's one from the 50's - THE WOODSTOCK GARAGE.  Famous named town in Upstate New York -- our Ulster County neighbor.This book features a Ford EmblemFORD Wasn't America Great Then - and does this symbolize "Making America Great Again" which is a popular political slogan that  people find quite appealing.So What's the Story with this sweet matchbook?The Ford Read More
  • Sun, 29 May 2016 03:58:00 Permalink
    Oh for the life of the BooksellerA much storied and idealized life - the Bookshop owner.Here is a job that puts you in contact with great ideas and the finest writing and deepest thoughts and emotions imaginable.   The work that the shop owner handles represents the life work of so many individuals encapsulated into a few pages of paper.   Walking down the aisles of the shop one is surrounded by a literal who is who list.And that's not all.In though the doors walk the customers who live lives that one can only imagine that the great story tellers Read More
  • Oh for the life of the Bookseller

    Sun, 29 May 2016 03:58:00 Permalink
    Oh for the life of the BooksellerA much storied and idealized life - the Bookshop owner.Here is a job that puts you in contact with great ideas and the finest writing and deepest thoughts and emotions imaginable.   The work that the shop owner handles represents the life work of so many individuals encapsulated into a few pages of paper.   Walking down the aisles of the shop one is surrounded by a literal who is who list.And that's not all.In though the doors walk the customers who live lives that one can only imagine that the great story tellers Read More
  • Jules Breton - Artist and Author Connects to New York

    Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:31:00 Permalink
    Jules Breton was a well regarded French painter working primarilly from the mid-1800's.Breton also wrote several books. His work is on display in museums around the world.  But our Breton experience relates to one of the books that he wrote: " Les Champs et la Mer (1875)" made its way into our shop.Breton had inscribed this copy to a Frederick Keppel.   Keppel, the inscribee, was the First President of the Carneige Corporation in New York City which ultimately helped finance many public libaries around the country.  Keppel also served as a dean of Columbia University.The reach of an artist/writer can go Read More
  • Wed, 21 Oct 2015 05:59:00 Permalink
    Gold: A Forest PlayAuthor:  Frederick S. Myrtle Music By:  H. J. StewartPublished by:  Bohemian Club-San Francisco; First Edition/PrintingDate:  1916Performance:  August 1916Play written and performed for the San Fancisco based Bohemian Club - this being the fourteenth.Book includes color plate illustrations of the costumes, and this copy is signed by: Frederick S. MyrtleH. J. StewartJ. R. CongellC. L. DamIllustrations are on pasted in plates.Costume Deisns by:  L. Maynard DixonSoldier; The Sergeant; MutineerThe Spirit;  Woodland King; Satyr  Brook-Spirit; Cave-SpiritEvil Impulse; Destiny;  Good ImpulseThe Friar Superior; The Comandante; Jovial FriarCamp-Tender; Indian; MuleteerMusic; Vision; LiteratureColored Cover by Frank Van SlounAvailable for purchase from our website (CLICK HERE) Read More
  • Wed, 24 Dec 2014 04:25:00 Permalink
    THE TRUDEAU SANATORIUMTrudeau, Essex County, N.Y.The Trudeau Sanatorium was established for the treatment of Tuberculosis.The following images and information about the Sanatorium was pulled from a "promotional" brochure printed in 1943.The Sanatorium Opened in 1884 - initially one cottage for 2 patients.Front CoverAt the time of the publication of this brochure the population was about 200.Typical stay in the Sanatorium was 6 months.The Sanatorium was closed in 1954 when antibiotics were found that effectively ended Tuberculosis.   The property was sold in about 1957.   In 1995 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Administration Building Lobby-Dinning Room In Read More
  • Conan Set in Deluxe Editions by Donald M. Grant Illustrated

    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:26:00 Permalink
    The Conan Series by Robert E. HowardSet published by Donald M. Grant (various dates)Donald Grant was a well known publisher of Science Fiction/Fantasy.   He published a range of work by Robert E. Howard, and among the titles published were 11 books from the Conan series.  The Deluxe Series was done in a limited edition, quality paper, and with high quality color illustrations (old style pasted onto paper images).There is also unique art on the page facing the title page for some of the books.Books/Publication Date/Illustrator IncludeThe People of the Black Circle; 1974; Illustrated by David IrelandRed Nails; 1975; Illustrated by Read More
  • SCI-FI ROYALTY Signed Program Book

    Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:23:00 Permalink
    The Fifth World Fantasy Convention Sci-Fi and Fantasy Royalty meet in 1979 in Providence RIConvention program SIGNED by many of the participantsVery rare and collectible piece.   Unique.Includes Hand Signed Signatures by the following (there are others as well, but some are hard to decipher)Shirley A. GrantDick RyanH. Warmer MunnRoy G. KrembalDennis EtchinsonFritz LeiberAndrew J. OffuttChales l. GrantCharles M. CollinsStephen KingStephen DonaldsonRandy BroekerGahan WilsonChriss SteinbrunnerAndrew J. OffuttRoy A. SquiresJoseph Payne BrennanRamsey CampbellWilliam F. NolanBob RandinRobert WatsonDirk MosigFrank Belknap LongRobin StoresundJodie OffuttDean MorrisseyDon Maitz Galad Elflandsson collected the signatures and the program includes a certificate of Authenticity of all signatures included.  Galad introduced Read More
  • Poster Hanging Season has begun!

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:34:00 Permalink
    Back to School means:Time to put posters up on the wallOne of the rituals that students go through every year is deciding on what to do to make a sterile space their own.I just dropped one of my kids off at college.   Walking in his dorm room on the 9th floor of FIT in New York City  takes me back to the day I walked into my dorm room on the 10th floor at at the University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire) -- back 44 years ago.Strikingly, the rooms look pretty much the same.   Gone is the phone on the Read More
  • The PicoPen - Our Top Rated Keychain Pen

    Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:27:00 Permalink
    Our FAVORITE Keychain PenThe TecAccessories PICOPEN!The PicoPen is a small attatchable keychain pen.   It features and ingenious system of a magnetized holder so the attached keychain and pen are together and available when you want them to be.   It's a sweek pen system.Looking for a functional and stylish pen that is actually small enough to fit on your keychain? With the PicoPen, you can have a fine writing instrument with you whenever you need one. At less than 3 inches long and weighing under 1/4 ounce, you'll never know it's there until you reach for it. Tough yet Read More
  • Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:06:00 Permalink
    THE BLACKWING PENCILLong storied with a huge cult following, the Blackwing was developed by Eberhrard Faber Pencils.The company discontinued production of the Blackwing in 1998.   Several of the people who were adherents of the brand attempted to have Ebrerhard Faber reintroduce the brand however the company decided not to do so.The pencil had attracted a wide following and well know artists and authors were among the people who ultimately drove the pencil into stardom.Frank Lloyd WrightStephen SondheimChuck JonesJohn SteinbeckQuincy JonesThe 602 developed the reputation of being the finest pencil ever made.   It's graphite core combined with a mixture Read More
  • Dance Ink Magazine - Short Lived Contemporary Dance Quarterly 1990-1995

    Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:16:00 Permalink
    DANCE INKQuarterly Publication from 1990 - 1995Short lived publication dedicated to conemporary dance.   Won various awards. Each issue included photography and reviews of dance and dance related topics.We're pleased to list here a collection of the magazines (nearly complete) with contents.   The Journal/Quarterly was edited by Lise FriedmanPublished by:  Dance Ink, Inc.This set is available for purchase on our ebay site:  Click here to see the listing - if activeVolume One, Number One:  May/June 1990The Wrong Side of the Bed:  Confessions of a Crabby Critic; by Burt SupreeA Conversation with Merce Cunningham; By Marcia B. SiegelA Duet is More Read More
  • Banned Books Week

    Thu, 27 Sep 2012 02:05:00 Permalink
    Banned Books Week Celebrating the Freedom to Read September 30 - October 6, 2012 Check out the the Banned Books Website for information We at Barner celebrate books every day - and banned books weeks gives us a chance to reflect on society's need to control and limit rather than expand knowledge. Stop on by the store and check out some great reads--including many books that have historically been banned. We are also pleased to offer bracelets and pins celebrating the right to read The bracelets and pins are available in the shop or you can order right here and Read More
  • AVANT GARDE - Magazine A complete Run of 14 Issues

    Mon, 23 Jul 2012 02:44:00 Permalink
    Avant Garde Magazine was published between January 1968 and July 1971.   During it's short run it had featured literary articles, commentary,  art and photography by influential writers and artists of the era.    The magazine was edited by Ralph Ginzburg Format:  Paperback.  About 11" x 11" The "Avant Garde" type style was developed for the magazine and continues to be in popular usage. The Magazines are becoming more difficult to find.   The following shows the cover art for each of the 14 volumes along with the the content of each. A Complete set of Avant Garde is currently Available from Read More
  • Hunter S. Thompson Headquarters

    Wed, 26 Oct 2011 01:19:00 Permalink
    American journalist and author, Hunter S. Thompson is infamous for his writing style and the creation of Gonzo Journalism. Thompson is also well known for his books including the Rum Diary(1998), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971) and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (1973). Aside from his work, however, Thompson's risky lifestyle of heavy drug and alcohol use also brought about much attention.  Here at Barner Books we honor the late Hunter Thompson by carrying his best works, and one of his most recent favorites. We are stocked with copies of The Rum Diary, which is soon coming to theaters October Read More
  • 2011 Rife Frequency Handbook Now Available

    Thu, 13 Oct 2011 08:43:00 Permalink
    The Rife Handbook of Frequency Therapy and Holistic Health 768 pages, five appendices, over 60 photos and tables, index CLICK HERE TO ORDER                                  20011 by Nenah Sylver, PhD            ISBN# 9780981807515 The best written and most informative book Ive ever seen on resonant frequency therapy. Jimmie Holman, Pulsed Technologies Comprehensive, thoroughly researched guide to holistic health as well as the science and application of the work of Royal Rife. I highly recommend it for any clinical practice utilizing complementary and energy medicine therapies. Robert S. Ivker, DO, American Board of integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and author, Sinus Survival Read More
  • Banned Books Week - Show You're an Independent Reader and Thinker

    Tue, 27 Sep 2011 02:20:00 Permalink
    Banned books week started on September 24 and goes until October 1. Order a bracelet - show you're an independent reader and thinker!  So many great books have been seen as wrong, negative, or not having the "right" stuff for a specific community that it got banned.   While it almost always helps the author to have a banned book, it doesn't really help our sense of freedom and having a society of free interchange of ideas. We are pleased to offer a wide selection of books that have been banned.   They are some of our best sellers. We also are Read More
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