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This Week's Staff Picks

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Here are some new titles that the staff at Atomic Books are way into this week.
47 Ronin: Samurai Art by Kunisada by Jack Hunter / Utagawa Kunisada
picked by Julia
47 individual portraits of the famously historical 47 Ronin appear in this book by the Ukiyo-e master, Kunisada. Paired with a retelling of their legendary story, as well as additional supplementary material by additional artists, this book is a respectable and lush experience. Considering the often taboo subject of Ukiyo-e portraiture representing individuals above the entertainment class, this book offers a thoughtful look into a genre which, to this day, still heavily influences comics and illustration.

A Is For Atheist: The Anarchist's Coloring Book by Talking Bag
picked by Benn
Any kids book that promotes atheism, anarchism, and/or socialism is okay by me!

This A-to-Z coloring book covers all the good, progressive bases, with the right amount of propaganda and images to color in.
Complete Deep Girl by Ariel Bordeaux
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This Weeks' Staff Picks

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Here are some new titles that the staff at Atomic Books are way into this week.

Esopus #20 by various
picked by Benn 
The 20th issue of the arts journal, Esopus, is the best one yet. It comes as a slip-cased collection of small, saddle-stitched, independent signatures with a CD and a poster. Inside you'll find Matthew Weiner's handwritten notes that were the inspiration for AMC's Mad Men, early drafts of Dean Wareham's Galaxie 500 song lyrics, photos of dioramas from the American Museum of Natural History, selections from The Mott Collection's Thatcher-era punk ephemera and much, much more. Each signature that you pull out is more remarkable than the last.



Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
picked by Benn
It's the book the Church of Scientology doesn't want you to read. New in paperback! For most, that should be reason enough to check this out. If you read Jon Krakauer's Under The Banner of Heaven and, upon fin…

This Week's Staff Picks

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Here are some new titles that the staff at Atomic Books are way into this week.

33 1/3 Volume 88: They Might Be Giants' Flood by S. Alexander Reed / Charles Philip Sandifer / Philip Sandifer
picked by Benn
It's been too long since we've had a new installment in the excellent 33 1/3 series, but Vol. 88 makes the wait worth it. While the selection of this book bolsters my argument with friends that Flood is the more important record, not Lincoln, it also serves as a fascinating look at how the success of this record marks the rise of geek culture. The nerds shall inherit the Earth.

As You Were #2 by Mitch Clem (editor)
picked by Haleigh
Oh hey, look! A comic book about going to punk shows! Weird how I would like this, right? The first one was awesome. The second one did not disappoint me. I dig the mosh pit theme for it too. I can't really narrow down my favorite artist in this one, because I'm into almost all of them.





Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell by Brian…

New Hours & New Drink Menu

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Starting TODAY our new hours are:

Atomic Books North/Eightbar:
Mon-Thu, Sat 11am - 9pm
Fri - 11am - 11pm
Sun - 11am - 7pm

Celebrated Summer/Atomic South:
Noon - 7pm Every Day

We're always open later on event nights so just check!



Here's our current drink menu at Atomic Books Eightbar (which is open the same hours as the store). And yes, we sell carryout.

LOCAL BEER (BOTTLES)
National Premium Pale Lager - 5%

***DUCLAW***
Hellrazer IPA (Baltimore) - 7.5%
Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter (Baltimore) - 6.5%

***EVOLUTION***
Exile ESB (MD) - 5.9%

***PEABODY HEIGHTS***
Pendulum Pilsner (Baltimore) - 4.5%
Raven Lager (Baltimore) - 5.3%
Tell Tale Hearty Ale (Baltimore) - 7.3%

***STILLWATER***
Cellar Door Farmhouse Ale (Baltimore) - 5.6%
Existent American Farmhouse Ale (Baltimore) - 7.4%
Stateside Saison (Baltimore) - 6.8%
Why Can't IBU Ale (Baltimore) - 5.7%

REGIONAL COLLABORATIONS (BOTTLES)
Natural Selection (Flying Dog/DuClaw) - 7.6%
Debutante American Farmhouse (…

This Week's Staff Picks

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Here are some new titles that the staff at Atomic Books are way into this week.

Burgermat Show by Burgerac
picked by Benn
The perfect collection for folks who like excellent burgers and excellent design! Presented as a pull off sheet of fast food tray liners, Burgermat Show collects the results from a London art show where a chef, a burger blogger and a group of artists all teamed up. You get 24 different pieces of burger art and recipes - perfect for hanging on the wall or using as placemats.




Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities by Guillermo Del Toro / Marc Zicree
picked by John
Del Toro's CABINET OF CURIOSITIES is an irresistible look at the acclaimed director's creative process, including selections from his personal sketches and notes as well as details about Bleak House, his office and home-away-from-home. Taken as a whole it makes a strong case for why Del Toro, with his mix of pulp inspiration and refined taste, is frequently called a visionary.



Iron Bound b…