High Concept

21 Lessons for the 21st Century Cover Image
The Mind Is Flat: The Remarkable Shallowness of the Improvising Brain Cover Image
Beyond Weird : Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different Cover Image
How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories Cover Image
Spinoza and the Cunning of Imagination Cover Image

Empirical Scrutiny

Nonsense on Stilts Cover Image
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Cover Image
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Cover Image
The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds Cover Image
The Beautiful Cure: The Revolution in Immunology and What It Means for Your Health Cover Image


The Chinese Pleasure Book Cover Image
Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays Cover Image
The Fifth Risk Cover Image
The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation Cover Image
Every Day Is Extra Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity Cover Image
Rated Agency: Investee Politics in a Speculative Age (Zone / Near Futures) Cover Image
Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War (War Culture) Cover Image
Consent on Campus: A Manifesto Cover Image
The Book of Revelation: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books #29) Cover Image


The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings Cover Image
Killing Commendatore: A novel Cover Image
There There: A novel Cover Image
She Would Be King: A Novel Cover Image
Sleep of Memory (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image


An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden Cover Image
The Artists Who Will Change the World Cover Image
Sabrina Cover Image
Pop América, 1965-1975 Cover Image
Correspondence: Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein (The French List) Cover Image

Close Reading

Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry Cover Image
Henry David Thoreau: A Life Cover Image
The Origins of Cool in Postwar America Cover Image
Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context Cover Image
The Disappearance of Émile Zola: Love, Literature, and the Dreyfus Case Cover Image

Recent Features

Gun Love: A Novel Cover Image
Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics Cover Image
God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America Cover Image
Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World Cover Image
The Essential Tversky Cover Image

Current in-store sales at UPB

(In store only, excluding text books)
  • Celebrate National Book Month
    Buy one book over the counter, get the second at 25% off!
  • From the estate of journalist Ben Bagdikian, author of The Media Monopoly, titles in 20th century American history; English, American, and German literature, and, little surprise, a few about the news business. Find these in the sales cove.
  • From the estate of Charles Rose, many books about opera and music populate the back table in the middle section. Also, upstairs, above European history, enough books on the Titanic and naval battles to make for a small pop-up section.
  • Looking for Peter Nero fix? Many vintage mass market paperbacks are going for a dollar each. 1970's mysteries at 1970s prices!
  • A number of used art books, are now 20% off. It looks we've thrown a few books in that may never have been previously owned
  • Thursday, October 25 only!

    All books in Native American Studies 20% off!
    (Inside the store front)
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