Holiday Catalog

We’ve taken the liberty of selecting our most present-worthy books from the list. There’s something for the curious, lonely, nostalgic, arty, overwhelmed, reserved, droll, weird, and unsentimental person in your life.
The Hour of the Star Clarice Lispector’s best-selling masterpiece—“her finest book” (The Nation)—now in a special hardcover edition to celebrate the centenary of her birth, with an illuminating new afterword by her son
Oreo A pioneering, dazzling satire about a biracial black girl from Philadelphia searching for her Jewish father in New York City
Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming


At last, the capstone to Krasznahorkai’s four-part masterwork

The Lost Writings A windfall for every reader: a trove of marvelous impossible-to-find Kafka stories in a masterful new translation by Michael Hofmann
Nox Anne Carson’s haunting and beautiful Nox is her first book of poetry in five years – a unique, illustrated, accordion-fold-out book in a box.
Angels & Saints A gorgeously illustrated copublication with Christine Burgin by “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times)
An Inventory of Losses A dazzling book about memory and extinction from the author of Atlas of Remote Islands
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Financial Times Best Book of the Year
Envelope Poems Another gorgeous copublication with the Christine Burgin Gallery, Envelope Poems is a compact, clothbound gift book, a full-color selection from The Gorgeous Nothings
The Gorgeous Nothings The first full-color publication of Emily Dickinson’s complete envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning manuscripts, here in a deluxe, large-scale edition
Letters to His Neighbor Brilliantly translated by Lydia Davis, here are Proust’s tormented, touching, and often very funny letters to his noisy neighbor
Nightwood Reissue of a fiery and enigmatic masterpiece, one of the greatest novels of the Modernist era
The Emissary

Winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Translated Literature

Library Journal Best Books of 2018

Our Riches The powerful debut of a rising young French star, Our Riches is a marvelous, surprising, hybrid novel about a beloved Algerian bookshop
A Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Child’s Christmas in Wales The classic Christmas tale, with beautiful new illustrations
The Night Before Christmas A macabre tale and hilarious tale of a Christmas Eve with the devil and a romantic twist.
On Booze A collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best drinking stories makes this our most intoxicating Pearl yet!
Cat Poems A gorgeous gift edition, dedicated to the mystery, grace, and charm of the cat
Michael Kohlhaas An extraordinary masterpiece of German literature, now in a gripping new English translation
Index Cards An essential selection of Moyra Davey’s sly, surprising, and brilliant essays
Not a Novel A collection of highly personal and poetic essays about life and literature by the renowned German writer Jenny Erpenbeck
Looking at Pictures A special side of Robert Walser: his essays on art
Microscripts Now in a gorgeous new paperback edition with full-color illustrations by Maira Kalman, Microscripts is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
A Little Ramble Over 50 original full-color artworks address newly translated writings of Robert Walser
The Musical Brain A delirious collection of short stories from the Latin American master of microfiction.
Box Hill A sizzling and deeply touching love story between two men, set in the gay biker community of 1970s London
Sebald Set The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now with gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund
On Haiku
The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition In the best translation ever, the complete Book of Disquiet is an incomparable masterpiece
The Complete Works of Alberto Caeiro A bilingual companion to The Book of Disquiet, by Fernando Pessoa