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The Inheritance (Faber Drama) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780571352364
Availability: Backordered
Published: Faber & Faber - March 5th, 2019

Hi: This is my brief review of The Inheritance. Love the Play! - Jeff , Bookseller @ East End Books Ptown

This is a brilliant Play! I saw Part I & II in London at the Noel Coward Theatre in November. Remarkable acting from a cast that moves you to tears, laughter, reflection, and back to tears! Read this Play Script as soon as possible!

Matthew Lopez has written a brilliant play that made me feel recognized & valued as a gay man, and part of not only a great LGBTQ family but also a larger community of straight allies and friends.
It also takes a look at those we’ve lost and the way they remain in our hearts. A brilliant theatrical performance! It was difficult to sleep the night I saw Part I & II - it’s so much to think about.

  

I loved the traces of Howard’s End interspersed throughout the Play and E.M. Forster appearing among the cast of Characters, as they’re trying to “speak their truth.” This is one of those Plays you’ll be re-reading.

The Inheritance has so much to say and I was thrilled by the talk, display and pure love of books and literature that you see throughout this Play! The renewed call to fight for what’s great about our Country as we face some of our darkest times - made me freshly enthused and ready to
Fight to defend to our rights.

 

And what a powerful look at the many people we lost to AIDS and the beautiful remembrance of the people and trails that were blazed, along with the links between generations of gay men from the past to the present - all tied together to the responsibilities we have to one another - as a community at large. There’s so much to think about and reflect on. This is one of those performances that you want to get on a plane and fly “across the pond” to see!


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Leading Men: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525559054
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Published: Viking - February 12th, 2019

Upcoming Book Release Recommendation:Christopher Castellani

This book is a remarkable piece of literature!

Were excited about the upcoming release of "Leading Men" by Chris Castellani. This book is impossible to put down. You're drawn into the magical world of Tennessee Williams & his lover Frank Merlo along with a cast of unforgettable characters.The imagery is so rich in this book. You feel as if you're on the journey with the characters.   Chris is the Artistic Director of Grub Street. Chris divides his time between Boston & Ptown. You can pre-order the book here. www.eastendbooksptown.com


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Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477316481
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Published: University of Texas Press - February 2019

Hanif is a gifted writer. His latest book connects A Tribe Called Quest  & "the music and cultural history to their street- level impact" with a discussion of society and the larger issues we face. Hanif has an original & unique voice!

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released in June 2016 from Button Poetry. It was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. With Big Lucks, he released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in summer 2017 (you cannot get it anymore and he is very sorry.) His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in winter 2017 by Two Dollar Radio and was named a book of the year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine, and a poetry editor at Muzzle  Magazine.  He is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve Ewing. 

His next books are Go Ahead In The Rain, a biography of A Tribe Called Quest due out in 2019 by University of Texas Press, and They Don't Dance No' Mo', due out in 2020 by Random House. Yes, he would like to talk to you about your favorite bands and your favorite sneakers.


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Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538746653
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 14th, 2019

John Glynn has written a beautiful memoir that brings all of us along to Montauk for a Summer of fun, exploration and drama.... You feel as if you're part of this intimate group of friends, as they take part in the ageless Summer ritual. Go along for the ride with John and his friends. You'll be glad you bought this book!


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Honestly, We Meant Well: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250143150
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - June 11th, 2019

We love Grants' new book which will be on sale in June. Grant is a terrific writer of books you just can't put down. The humor, pathos and drama captivates you from the beginning. We can all identify with, or know the people who live within the pages of  his books. This is  book that you'll thoroughly enjoy!


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The Hub of the Gay Universe: An Lgbtq History of Boston, Provincetown, and Beyond Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780578410869
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Shawmut Peninsula Press - April 2019

We're excited about  this important new book from author Russ Lopez. Russ links LGBTQ history in Boston and Provincetown and gives you an insider window into the community. Meet  Russ at East End Books Ptown on June 2nd at 3pm for a special Ptown Pride Event reading and book signing. 

Hub of the Gay Universe: An LGBTQ History of Boston, Provincetown, and Beyond

 

            This LGBTQ history of Boston and Provincetown begins with the coming of Europeans to Massachusetts in 1620 and ends with the victory over the referendum to overturn transgender rights in 2018. It includes the many high points of these four hundred years: the torrid romances of nineteenth century actress Charlotte Cushman, the glamorous nightlife of 1950s Boston, the wild times of 1970s Provincetown, and the great outpouring of happiness that accompanied the country’s first same-sex marriages. And it describes the tragedies: murders of trans women and gay men, the terrible waves of repression of the 1920s, and the devastation of the AIDS years. It documents how LGBTQ people have been present in the region at least since the coming of Europeans and how LGBTQ people had developed a political consciousness and were advocating for their rights well over a century before Stonewall. This is an important book for anyone who has lived in or visited this historic city and fabulous resort or anyone who cares about the history of LGBTQ people.


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Drawing Home Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316476799
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 7th, 2019

Jamie is one of our favorite authors! She has done several book events at East End Books Ptown. Jamie  is the author of a number of  best selling books including  the national bestseller THE FOREVER SUMMER (Little, Brown). The Forever Summer takes place mainly in our lovely little town of Provincetown! "Drawing Home" is out in May and we couldn't put this book down!  An unexpected inheritance, a promise broken, and four lives changed forever: the newest page-turner from USA Today bestselling author Jamie Brenner.


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The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781616207922
Availability: Backordered
Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

Ross Gay has given us a powerful book that will inform you and fill you with Joy. This is a book you'll keep and go back to again and again.


Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525619772
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 30th, 2018

Mykonos Muse Cover Image
By Lizy Manola (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$85.00
ISBN: 9781614286905
Availability: Special Order
Published: Assouline - April 15th, 2018

Calypso Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316392389
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

The Book of the Teatro Real Cover Image
By Mario Vargas Llosa (Introduction by), Gregorio Maranon (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Ignacio Garcia-Belenguer (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$35.00
ISBN: 9788417048563
Availability: Special Order
Published: La Fabrica - June 26th, 2018

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781416590316
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Together: Our Community Cookbook Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984824080
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 25th, 2018

Fifty Years of Great Art Writing: From the Hayward Gallery Cover Image
By Michael Fried (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), David Sylvester (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Anthony Vidler (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$30.00
ISBN: 9781853323522
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Published: Hayward Gallery Publishing - August 28th, 2018

Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419730993
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 8th, 2018

Sketchtasy Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527291
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - Arsenal Pulp Press - October 16th, 2018

Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520275041
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Published: University of California Press - August 17th, 2018

My Brother's Husband, Volume 2 (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
By Gengoroh Tagame, Anne Ishii (Translated by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101871539
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Published: Pantheon - September 18th, 2018

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

Provincetown Through Time III (America Through Time) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781635000689
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Published: America Through Time - July 30th, 2018

Maggie Terry Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932399
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Published: Feminist Press at CUNY - The Feminist Press a - September 11th, 2018

Bookshops: A Reader's History (Biblioasis International Translation #21) Cover Image
By Jorge Carrion, Peter Bush (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781771962650
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Published: Biblioasis - Biblioasis - October 23rd, 2018

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631491641
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 5th, 2018

all of it is you.: poetry Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525576532
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Published: Crown Archetype - April 17th, 2018

Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era (Justice) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781469634371
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - December 18th, 2017

Evolution Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802128508
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Published: Grove Press - September 11th, 2018

You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735218192
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Published: Blue Rider Press - July 24th, 2018

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062851352
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 18th, 2018

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133186
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Published: Penguin Books - June 19th, 2018

My Country: A Syrian Memoir Cover Image
By Kassem Eid, Janine di Giovanni (Introduction by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635572841
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 3rd, 2018

Feminists Don't Wear Pink and Other Lies: Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781984819178
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 2nd, 2018

The Golden State: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374164836
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Published: MCD - September 4th, 2018

East End Books Ptown is happy to welcome Gabriela Herman to Ptown. Her new book "The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in th USA" is a an incredibly beautiful and moving book. 
 
Event date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657


What Is Gilbert & George Cover Image
By Gilbert &. George (Artist), Michael Bracewell (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$15.00
ISBN: 9781912122028
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Published: Heni Publishers - November 21st, 2017

Hippie Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525655619
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Published: Knopf - September 25th, 2018

Orphic Paris Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681372181
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Published: New York Review Books - April 3rd, 2018