Vintage Paperback: Junkie

In stock now is a vintage 1953 paperback of Junkie by William Burroughs.

From the back of the book:

First and foremost among the “Beat Generation” writers is the name of William Burroughs, mentor and friend of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Holmes. Now catching the attention of the literary world with his novel NAKED LUNCH, Burroughs’ most significant work is his unforgettable autobiographical book JUNKIE.

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Scientist, Atheist, Genius


An Appetite For Wonder is the 2013 memoir of Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion.   An Appetite For Wonder is an intimate personal view of Dawkins’ life from a childhood in Africa through his intellectual development at Oxford to the publication of his first book. Included are stories of his parents, grandparents, and other family members (no less interesting than his own) and a plethora of nostalgic photographs. A fascinating new arrival at The Book Shop.