One thing I like about working in a small bookstore like Bibliohead is the odd variety of books we encounter. The way buying and selling works in a store of this size, we can go a strange while without seeing some classic you’d expect to pop up regularly. Until today, for example, we’ve been out of George Eliot for several weeks.
The counterpart to this is the fascinating, wild books no one will ever ask for. I don’t expect someone will ever walk into Bibliohead and say, “Hey, do you have the program for the opera Tom Waits and Robert Wilson adapted from Alice in Wonderland?”
But if she did, I could say, “Yes!” Because we do. And it has eleven different translations of ‘Jabberwocky.’
It also has a libretto section in English, essays by Woolf, Auden, Chesterton, and Beerbohm translated into German, several color and b&w plates (including curtain designs and some torturous-looking concept art for set pieces), and a bunch of other Carrolliana, like illustrations and a word-puzzle of his design. Maybe Robert Wilson felt generous and decided to give the audience both an intermission and something to do during it.
Check back every now and then for other curious books. We have lots here!