Lara

Lara is an illustrator and comic artist who slings books, flings paint, and shuffles soles. Find her at Elliott Bay or anywhere rugs are cut.


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The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060505912
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - January 19th, 2010

Hoffer dissects the socioeconomic and emotional conditions that spawn mass movements and forge fanatics. Focused, forceful, and free of judgement, this brilliant little book was written in the '50s but is essential reading for every era.


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Tales from Moominvalley (Moomins #7) Cover Image
By Tove Jansson, Tove Jansson (Illustrator), Thomas Warburton (Translated by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312625429
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Published: Square Fish - August 31st, 2010

Thoughtful and tender without going sticky sweet, these tales console and delight at any age. I return to Jansson's tales time and again as reminders to treasure solitude, indulge curiosity, and accept the love that people are able to give. Let's be little creatures together!


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The Essential Rilke Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780060956547
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Published: Ecco - September 5th, 2000

Almost unbearably beautiful. The temptation is to tumble headlong into the ever lovely, ever necessary "Duino Elegies" but consider stopping for the subtle grandeur of "Autumn Day" or passing a little while in the Jardin des Plantes with the muscular fury of "The Panther". Galway Kinnell's poetic voice with Hannah Liebmann's native ear combine to conjure my very favorite translation of this truly essential poet.


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All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780898153880
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 1st, 1991

Just look at that cover—delightful! Detailed descriptions and lush photographs are excellent identification aids for new explorers in the mushroom kingdom, while interspersed vignettes, harangues, recipes, and quotes from a mix of mycophiles livens up the read. Inspores! Inspires!


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Asterios Polyp (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307377326
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Published: Pantheon - July 7th, 2009

Witness two (three?) small beings caught in a vast cosmic mechanism. Fate! Longing! What does it mean to be whole? Who can complete us? Mazzuchelli's words and pictures are precise, sophisticated, and intentional in every detail. A masterpiece. 


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Sabrina Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781770463165
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 22nd, 2018

Set aside a full afternoon to read this book because it will mess you up. The deliberately dingy color schemes and missing pieces put me in a state of frustration and paranoia. Drnaso's book begins in the aftermath of a murder and spins out into the questions of our time: Is our media just a vehicle for hysteria? What is truth? Is personal tragedy doomed to drown in a sea of sociopolitical agendas? Brace yourself for Sabrina