Bloof Books

Bloof Books is poetry press based in Central New Jersey, publishing perfect-bound paperbacks as well as limited-edition handmade books and chapbooks. Our perfect-bound books are available on our site, at select bookstores, and via online retailers such as Powells.com, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Lulu.com, and others. Bookstores may order from Ingram in the US, Bertrams or Gardners in the UK, or directly from the press.

Warsaw Bikini Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780615256238
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Published: Bloof Books - October 30th, 2008

You have to give Simonds credit for being this daring. It takes guts to experiment as she does, even more guts to keep it readable, filled with music and insight. Powerful and filled with talent, here is a young poet to watch.


Brink Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780982658727
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Published: Bloof Books - November 7th, 2012

Drunk by Noon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780615163550
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Published: Bloof Books - October 4th, 2007

When poetry is this sharp, this accessible without becoming banal, this thought provoking, you must stand up and cheer the poet. Imagine Richard Pryor meeting Bukowski and you get the idea here. Brilliant.


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ISBN: 9780615161440
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Published: Bloof Books - September 15th, 2007

Knox's trademark black humor, wild freewheeling nature and sharp insight shine through in this collection. As wild as a gunfight, as personal as memoir, Knox continues to stun.


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ISBN: 9780982658710
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Published: Bloof Books - December 10th, 2010

Knox will push the autobiographical territory in her poems, but she also inhabits characters as a method actor does. She uses black humor, criticism, ribald textures to take the reader on a sharp, hard ride. There is great energy and intensity to these poems in ways too many poets lack.


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ISBN: 9780615195933
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Published: Bloof Books - March 21st, 2008

Incredible wordplay, a deft look at womanhood. Pafunda's poems have the breadth and motion of short stories, which accounts for her numerous inclusions in Best American Poetry. Fascinating and beautiful.


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ISBN: 9780615166971
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Published: Bloof Books - December 28th, 2007

It's not often we see satire done so well in poems. Here Compton takes a look at the various works of advice for young women available in the 19th century. As with our best poetry and our finest satire, what she exposes says as much about ourselves today as it does the inanity of another age.


New Book by local National Book Award Winner, James McBride

"From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. 

New Cookbook By Our Friends at Canal House

Learn to cook well with this Joy of Cooking for the Instagram generation from James Beard Award-winning cookbook studio Canal House, "the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue of the food world" (Bon Appetit), with 300 simple recipes to rely on for the rest of your life. 
Canal House's Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer are home cooks writing about home cooking for other home cooks. From a lifetime of making dinner every single night, they've edited their experience down to the essentials: 300 simple and genius recipes that reveal the building blocks of all good cooking, and are guaranteed to make you a better cook.

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Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

 

New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.