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From evocative Zen line drawings and colorful paintings done with ink washes to daring experimentation executed with industrial materials, UPB has long offered a range of informative collections. Drop by now and gaze into our front window.

Many of these are used books. Now reduced even more while the sale lasts, through March 20th.


Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come Cover Image
Josef Albers: Life and Work Cover Image
Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan Cover Image
Picturing Science and Engineering Cover Image
Love Letters to Trump Cover Image


The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht Cover Image
Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
Bangkok Wakes to Rain: A Novel Cover Image
Insurrecto Cover Image
A Cat Cover Image

Close Reading

The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 2: 1956-1963 Cover Image
Darkness: A Cultural History Cover Image
Anna Karenina and Others Cover Image
Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic Cover Image
Iron Curtain Journals: January–May 1965 Cover Image

High Concept

Critique of Forms of Life Cover Image
The Prime Number Conspiracy: The Biggest Ideas in Math from Quanta Cover Image
Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness across the Disciplines Cover Image
On Human Worth and Excellence (I Tatti Renaissance Library #85) Cover Image
The Sense of Reality: Studies in Ideas and Their History Cover Image

Empirical Scrutiny

Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, with a New Afterword Cover Image
Physics and Dance Cover Image
The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about Our Future Cover Image
Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It Cover Image
The Discrete Charm of the Machine: Why the World Became Digital Cover Image


The Chinese Pleasure Book Cover Image
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire Cover Image
The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary Cover Image
Zen and Japanese Culture (Princeton Classics #37) Cover Image
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Cover Image
Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital Cover Image
After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality Cover Image

Recent Features

Killing Commendatore: A novel Cover Image
Unsheltered: A Novel Cover Image
Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays Cover Image
Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) Cover Image
Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context Cover Image
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