Think of an online bookstore as your regular place…

RobertoBolano

I want to bring you customers more into a store browsing atmosphere, with greater continuity of shelf awareness. I of course encourage shopping local first, always, but if you are having trouble locating certain items, think to establish a regular relationship with your online book dealer. In that spirit, there will be more posts of groupings and author highlights, such as recent posts. Black Forest Bookshop wants to be a first consideration when you decide to order a used book online, and if your interests are with foreign literature, we hope you’ll consider our shop first. We pay attention to paperback originals, which many foreign authors have, printings, condition, and strive to curate an excellent selection.

Have in stock a sharp group of books by the great Chilean author Roberto Bolano (1953-2003). The slick group by New Directions has always caught my attention! All sharp first American printings.

 

Engage With Literature From Around the World

I am very excited to announce that we have recently acquired a wonderful collection of literature in translation and from around the world. Japan, Germany, France, Argentina, Italy, Chile, South Africa, Russia, Bosnia, and Poland are all represented. This is an excellent group of books, in near fine to fine condition, prominently first American editions. The publishers vary from Knopf to New Directions to Dalkey Archive Press, with lovely books from Archipelago Press. Here is an opportunity to encounter major influential texts from all over the world, to become acquainted with writers you’ve perhaps not heard of: Cesar Aira, Nina Berberova, Julio Cortazar for example. Read the prison and political works of Breyten Breytenbach, or the interesting historical perspectives of Shusaku Endo. Here is a sample from this first group, with many more to come, so be sure to check back!

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