some books we like


as you know, heavenly metal is an all-purpose kind of gift shop . . . or mercantile! jam-packed full of a wide variety of items that are cross-merchandised throughout our little two-room shop. books displayed with shoes, socks displayed with jewelry, postcards displayed with artwork . . . you get the idea.

I just uploaded some of our new book titles to the online store and realized they deserve a blog post! here’s a liitle walk-through of the heavenly metal book offerings:

maddie on things by theron humphrey is a delightful photo book in which the author captured his dog doing what she likes to: stand on things!

Maddie on Things

the magnificent chicken: portraits of the fairest fowl by tamara staples showcases more than 40 chicken breeds in glamorous photos and informative text, with an introduction by ira glass.

The Magnificent Chicken

gertrude stein’stender buttonsillustrated by lisa congdon pairs stein’s avant-garde verse with colorful contemporary illustrations that illuminate and interrogate the classic cubist text with visuals as capricious as stein’s own prose.

Tender Buttons

the carter family: don’t forget this song “by frank m. young and david laskey, a graphic novel about the carter family is illustrated with exacting detail and written in the southern dialect of the time. it includes a music CD of 11 rare carter ramily radio recordings.

Carter Family

“the mincing mockingbird’s guide to troubled birds” by matt adrian and kim bagwill is an irreverent illustrated pocket field guide to identify psychotic, violent or mentally unstable bird species, complete with little humorous vignettes associated written and drawn by the artists.

MM Troubled Birds

fifty shoes that changed the world created by london’s design museum reveals the history of our love for shoes and explores the most influential designs in fashion history and their impact in the world of fashion.

Fifty Shoes

plus the spring 2013 issue of “flea market style” magazine is in, featuring new ideas for decorating with vintage finds, DIY makeovers, and gardening . . . and plenty of pretty pictures that will make you want want want!

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oh, and all are available on the heavenly metal online store. go figure.

more excitement on the heavenly metal blog later this week . . . I’ll be attending chicago stylemax this weekend where I’ll be ordering apparel, footwear, and accessories for fall winter 2013. crazy man!