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From time to time we acquire signed editions of books, prints, and other artifacts by Threepenny writers, artists, and editors, and when we have extra copies we make them available for sale to our readers. Below is a partial list, with cover illustrations, of some of our available titles; for a full list and ordering instructions, please click here.


Hiding in Plain Sight
Essays in Criticism and Autobiography
edited by Wendy Lesser

"For anyone who doesn't see The Threepenny Review regularly, this anthology demonstrates
what you're missing."

          — Washington Post Book World

"A fresh anthology, compiled from contributions to The Threepenny Review by the magazine's editor... What is patent is that very many of the
pieces are first-rate."

          — The New Yorker

An anthology of thirty essays from the first fifty issues, published by Mercury House in 1993. Contents include John Berger’s "Her Secrets," Lars Eighner’s "Dumpster Diving," Thom Gunn’s "Christopher Isherwood," Elizabeth Hardwick’s "Gertrude Stein," Robert Pinsky’s "Poetry and Pleasure," Christopher Ricks’s "Bob Dylan," Amy Tan’s "Mother Tongue," and other classic essays.

Signed first edition for $35 plus shipping.

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Musicophilia
by Oliver Sacks

Widely known for his fascinating clinical tales, Dr. Oliver Sacks has now taken on the subject of music and its relationship to the human mind.

Published by Knopf in 2007, Musicophilia is unlike any other book by Dr. Sacks—or indeed by anyone else. This is the original first-edition hardcover, with dust jacket, in excellent, as-new condition; signed by the author.


Signed first edition for $45 plus shipping.

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Fine press broadside
for Hiding in Plain Sight
signed by Louise Glück, Thom Gunn, and Robert Hass

An elegantly printed broadside commissioned by Black Oak Books on the occasion of the first public reading from Hiding in Plain Sight. Suitable for framing. Designed and printed at Okeanos Press in Berkeley, the sheet measures approximately 8.5 x 14 inches, with brown-ink graphics and violet-ink type on off-white textured paper. The three quotations are taken from Louise Glück’s "The Idea of Courage," Thom Gunn's "Christopher Isherwood," and Robert Hass's "Wallace Stevens," and all three poets have signed the broadside. Available for $75 plus shipping.

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Fine press broadside with work by Anne Carson and Adam Phillips, signed by both authors


A charming letterpress broadside designed by Noreen Fukumori and printed in a limited edition by Julie Holcomb Printers in September of 2001. It includes a complete poem by Anne Carson ("Strange Hour, Outcast Hour") and an excerpt from an essay by Adam Phillips ("On the Strange, the Weird, and the Uncanny") and is signed by both writers. Two colors, 8.5 x 14 inches, suitable for framing. Available for $35 plus shipping.

Fine press broadside of a poem by Kay Ryan, signed by the poet


A beautiful letterpress broadside printed in an extremely limited edition by Julie Holcomb Printers in honor of The Threepenny Review's thirtieth anniversary. It includes a complete poem by Kay Ryan—"Still Life with Lemons, Oranges, and a Rose (1633)"—and is signed by the author. Three colors, 7 x 10.5 inches, suitable for framing. Available for $50 plus shipping.

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Old School
by Tobias Wolff

A Bay Area resident and consulting editor to The Threepenny Review, Tobias Wolff is one of the major fiction writers of our time. This is his first novel.

Published by Knopf in 2003, Old School combines the literary virtues of Wolff’s short stories (Back in the World, The Barracks Thief) with the fierce, engaging honesty of his memoirs (This Boy’s Life, In Pharaoh’s Army). This novel was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Hardcover with dust jacket; excellent, as-new condition; signed by the author specifically for readers of The Threepenny Review.


Signed first edition (seventh printing) for $15 plus shipping.

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Unattainable Earth
by Czeslaw Milosz

"The core of the major themes of Milosz's poetry is the unbearable realization that a human being is unable to grasp his experience."

          — Joseph Brodsky

Czeslaw Milosz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980. This wonderful book of his poems, pensées, and prose pieces, translated from the Polish by the author and Robert Hass, was published by Ecco Press in 1986. Hardcover with dust jacket, excellent condition. Signed first edition for $300 plus shipping.

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Czeslaw Milosz's Provinces: Poems 1987-1991, published by Ecco Press in 1991. Hardcover with dustjacket, excellent condition. Signed first edition for $250 plus shipping.

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