Ralph Abraham gave a GREAT talk Thursday night at Logos. Speaking on a wide range of related topics—Santa Cruz in the 60’s, psychedelic use among computer programmers, a basic definition of chaos theory, his own travels from tenured Princeton professor to just-beginning UCSC—he entertained the audience for a good hour.
And if you can just kick yourself for not being there, you can now watch it here.
And, if after watching it you want to pick up your own personal copy of the Hip Santa Cruz book, the catalyst for the talk and book-signing, use paypal button below to purchase.
While it is most likely true that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” it may also be true that those who do not even know the past may be condemned to a dimmer appreciation of their present lives.
Ralph Abraham has chronicled the early 60’s in Santa Cruz in his new book, Hip Santa Cruz and, while the characters, places and events might not all be familiar to us, their presence is still rich in our daily life here. Continue Reading
California Bookstore Day is nearly upon us! Join us tomorrow and pick up some of the great books available exclusively for this bookstore celebration! Below is a list of some of the items we’ll have on-hand.
“Bookstories” – Nine Writers, Nine Bookstore-ish Places, One Tall Book
“Sleeper & The Spindle” by Neil Gaiman – Short story gift edition from the collection Rags & Bones
“5 California Authors Box Set: Hollywood” – Charles Bukowski, John Fante, Elmore Leonard, Amistead Maupin
“Congratulations By The Way” by George Saunders – Signed and numbered, limited to 1,200 copies
“Depressed. Repressed. Obsessed.” – 3-Panel Book Reviews by Lisa Brown Forward by Moe Willems, Limited Edition of 650, Signed and Numbered by Lisa Brown
“Do You Smell Carrots Joke Book”
“Recipes From Michael Pollan’s Kitchen” – super cool Bamboo box with a package of recipes inside
*customers are limited to 2 of each item, per person, for the first day, to make sure as many people get a chance to participate as possible. All items go on sale in-store starting tomorrow, and items can be purchased over the phone or off our website beginning on June 3rd.
We always eagerly anticipate new releases from Mississippi Records, and this box set of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music is amazing. Here's a word on this set, which comes housed
Jamaican ska/reggae collectors act quick, we've got a rare pressing of the In Memory of Don Drummond LP from Jamaica's Studio One records. A super rare pressing, it's in good minus/good condition and
Peter Gabriel is known for working slowly and methodically, taking his time to ensure that his projects reach maximum potential and quality…not just in terms of songwriting, but for their audio and
When life gets you down, sometimes you just gotta listen to “Rich Kids on LSD” (or, RKL, rather) to pep you back up. You should try this Greatest Hits 2-LP vinyl set. It rocks and it has great
Jazz-heads should jump at the opportunity to own this rare Norman Records release from pianist Kenny Drew. The Modernity of Kenny Drew is presented in good ole mono. It has some wear & tear,
A Japanese import 2-CD set with an extensive ‘family tree’ foldout mapping all members of King Crimson and KC-related bands. It’s a perfect storm of cool! It’s also in excellent condition.
A fantastically demented box set: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time. This is a limited edition, numbered #3611, featuring six LPs of glorious novelty and signed by Dr. Demento himself! Take
This 2-disc FACTORY SEALED documentary on the old-school Brooklyn Dodgers is perfect for the New Yorker on your holiday list. It’s a complete history of “the original America’s team.” Take
You need this Japanese-import Wham! picture disc. It’s perfect for the holidays. It could be a regular gift or a white elephant gift, but ultimately, it is a gift to humanity. Check it out.
Back in September, Logos hosted an overfill crowd to listen to Danny Sheehan read from and talk about his new autobiography, "The People's Advocate." Sheehan is, of course, best known as a principal
This is an Original Master Recording edition CD of Ryan Adams' Heartbreaker. It's in excellent condition and show hardly any signs of use. Listen to the album's song "Pick Me Up" below, and see our
Emmett Miller is one of the most influential artists in American music. A complicated talent, but a talent nonetheless. This CD is new and FACTORY SEALED and is filled with early American popular
Logos Books & Records is excited to host Danny Sheehan, "America's Most Fearless Public Interest Lawyer," who will give a talk before signing his newest book, "The People’s Advocate." Sheehan,
Dame Edna. Who can resist? Not you, methinks. We’ve got the Australian comedian/enne’s Dame Edna’s Neighborhood Watch on DVD, and it’s in great condition!
Sure he’s a little scary and has crazy eyes, but Marilyn Manson is a literate and thoughtful artist whose music rocks, plain and simple. We’re lucky to have a copy of his seminal album, Anti-Christ
Two of music’s raddest talents, Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, teamed up in 1996 on a tune called ”Henry Lee,” of which we have an British import, 45rpm vinyl copy. The vinyl is in great shape and
It’s payday! Celebrate by picking up this excellent copy of Death Cab For Cutie’s We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes. This black vinyl LP from Barsuk Records is in very good plus condition.