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Monday, March 19, 2018

World Class - Blackwing Pencils

Legendary Pencils that Leroi Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Steinbeck and now you swear by!
Pick them up at the shop in New Paltz or order online!
Available from our online shop or through California Cedar (the manufacturer) on Amazon.  Click here to go to our website Blackwing Store

Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencils (12 Pack)

The iconic Blackwing 602 that once commanded up to $40/pencil and was favored by famous writers like John Steinbeck is back. The Palomino Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that is ideal for writers and everyday users who don’t like to sharpen often. Includes Blackwing’s signature pink extendable eraser and unique ferrule design. Inspired by the past, made for the writers of tomorrow. Each box contains 12 firm and smooth premium graphite pencils, crafted from Genuine Incense-cedar.

Palomino Blackwing Pencils (12 Pack)

With a retro look that is decidedly fresh, the Palomino Blackwing pencil pays tribute to the grand-daddy of legendary pencils, the Eberhardt-Faber Blackwing 602. Blackwing pencils have sketched, written and composed their way across the American cultural landscape. This soft and smooth graphite core is the ideal gift for artists, musicians or anyone who sometimes seeks a more natural existence. The graphite core is the softest out of the standard Blackwing pencils.
Matte black finish with black eraser. 

Palomino Blackwing Pearl Pencils (12 Pack)

The Palomino Blackwing Pearl is the latest addition to the Blackwing family of pencils and lifestyle products. It features a pearl white finish, gold imprint, white eraser, and a “balanced” graphite core that is softer than the Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Palomino Blackwing. Its unique ferrule allows you to extend and replace the eraser after extensive use and even “hack” your pencil to give it a custom look.
Each box contains 12 balanced and smooth premium graphite pencils, crafted from Genuine Incense-cedar.
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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Forever Young - Dylan's Classic as a Children's Book


Bob Dylan - Forever Young

Illustrated by Paul Rogers

Beautifully illustrated children's book set to the words of Dylan's Classic.

Available at the shop or purchase it online by clicking here!

Bob Dylan’s hit song Forever Young takes on new life as a colorful children’s book cleverly illustrated by Paul Rogers. The story follows a young Dylan through his early performances, education, travels and protests. The book allows children to connect visually and historically with Dylan in the context of 1960s counterculture. He is pictured alongside icons like: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, and Joan Baez in the East Village of NYC. Each page features a lyric and corresponding illustration in which Rogers has hidden details of Dylan’s life and songs. Readers of all ages will enjoy uncovering these hidden histories as they sing along to the beloved lyrics of Forever Young. This collaboration between Dylan and Rogers won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 and continues to be one of our Best Sellers at Barner Books!

To purchase this title online, click here

Thursday, January 25, 2018

7 Foot Comic Covers - Promotional Poster for Wall Size Posters by R. Crumb

7 Foot Comic Covers

from Robert Crumb Comic Books

Poster Advertisement for Kitchen Sink's full size wall coverings concept (68" x 89")

The first "wall coverings" were to be designs from R. Crumb Comic Books

  • Home Grown Funnies
  • XYZ Comics

Size:  16.75" x 21.5"

Published by:  Krupp Comic Works of Milwaukee

Date:  1972

Poster Art Design:  Peter Poplaski

Narrative:  Denis Kitchen 

The characters in the promotion include Denis Kitchen (thinking - "keen"); Kitchen's Brother Jim holding the arm of his girlfriend Jan Sichi.  The "Pop" on the book that Kitchen is reading is Peter Poplaski's signature of the art design.

The Narrative of the Poster is:

This is it. . . the item you've been long awaiting:  GIANT COMIC BOOK COVERS!   These monstrous posters are the beginning of a grand scheme to addict the unsuspecting public.   You, as a distributor or retailer, have the opportunity to be part of this plot.   We have chosen the covers of two ROBERT CRUM comix as our first offering.   Realistically, we do not expect Middle America to immediately snarf up your stock of giant comic book covers.  What WILL happen is that hippies, longhairs, dope-smoking teenages and bearded street people (in short, the cream of our youth) will snarf up your stock of giant comic book covers.  They will plaster their walls with every new cover we release.

Then, when one generation has passed, giant comic book covers will be an established part of our rich cultural heriage.  And YOU can be on the ground floor of this exciting new venture if you act fast!   (The remaining part of the narrative provides price information for the bulk orders that were being promoted).


The project never got launched, but fortunately some of the promotional posters remain.

To purchase the original promotional poster click here

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Text Books - Finding them

The eternal quest by college students for textbooks is upon us.

It seems that  the high cost of text books is here to stay.   While our shop doesn't stock text books, it's sometimes good to check out online sources.   Amazon is running a special on prime for students, in fact it's free!   We've found that they are a good source for new and used text books, and if you're able to use prime, there's a good chance you'll get them quick!

Check it out.   Options for renting, buying and selling are among the deals that amazon offers.   There are options to keep the costs under control. 

If you want to check prices on books, not just text books, there's a great online site that we use -   Ideally you have the ISBN available and then do a search.   The site checks many online sources for the book so you can find the one that might serve your needs best!

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Great Hudson River Brick Industry


By George V. Hutton

Purple Mountain Press

ISBN:  1930098529

Available from Barner Books stop by, or us:  845-255-2635

Order online Click Here

Located in Kingston New York, the Hutton Yards were among the largest brick making facilities on the Hudson River.   Generations of families worked there, and a significant number of buildings in New York City made use of the Hutton Bricks.

Today, the Yards have transformed into a cultural and community facility.   Check out Today's Hutton Brickyards!

Also available on - Click here

From the final chapter, Chapter 7:
"The Hudson River brick industry went down before an array of overwhelming forces, including large demographic changes, competition by new technologies, and by brickmakers in distant locations that had achieved access to the New York market, as well as new environmental standards. During its lifetime, nothing can gainsay that industry’s indispensable contribution to the very existence of New York City, where the record of that accomplishment is everywhere to be seen. With the exception of IBM, there is nothing comparable to that industry in the Hudson Valley today in terms of size and consequence of its production ....
Soon enough, virtually all vestiges of the physical presence of all that intensive manufacturing activity will have observably disappeared. The great majority of the substantial changes to the landscape, resulting from the excavation operations, will not be discernible due to overgrowth—a condition that is nearing completion at this writing. Development of brickmaking sites for other purposes will also obliterate all signs of past endeavors. Perhaps one of the two graceful nineteenth-century brick boiler flues at East Kingston (the Shultz yard’s flue being a personal favorite), built to power the steam engines that drove the brick machines, will be treasured as the sole remaining industrial artifact of three and one half centuries of the existence of the great Hudson River brick industry."

At the beginning of the twentieth century, brick manufacturing was the dominant industry on the Hudson River. One hundred thirty manufacturers employed seven to eight thousand workers. It was the largest brickmaking region in the world, supplying vast amounts of this most essential building material to the fastest-growing city in the world. Spanning three and a half centuries, this industry ceased to exist in the year 2002. Included here are accounts of technological innovations, manufacturing methods, periods of enormous production, and wrenching business crises that transformed the entire industry. Elements of this history include the arrival of immigrants from Ireland, Italy, Hungary and the American South, as well as labor relations.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Booklovers Map of America - Antique Map

Booklovers Map of America.

A Chart of Certain Literary Geography

The Map Measures about 22 x 30 inches

Copyright:  1926
Paul Paine, Artist/Cartographer
Librarian who created several literary maps
Published by R. R. Bowker
New York, NY  1926
Bowker is now known as the company that sells ISBN Numbers in the United States

The Map features various inlays of significant literary history.
For Information on 
purchasing the map
 (1926 First Printing/Original)

Facsimile Copy

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Rife Frequency Handbook by Nenah Sylver

       The Rife Handbook by Nenah Sylver is available from us through our website see below for link or through  

  • ISBN-10: 0981807518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981807515

You can also directly order the book by calling our shop at


The Rife Handbook is considered an essential reference source for those interested in frequency healing and technologies.   Nenah's book is the most substantially researched and documented book available today regarding Rife Frequency Healing.

The Rife Handbook
of Frequency Therapy
and Holistic Health
768 pages, five appendices, over 60 photos and tables, index

©  20011 by Nenah Sylver, PhD
ISBN# 9780981807515

“The best written and most informative book I’ve ever seen on
resonant frequency therapy.” —Jimmie Holman, Pulsed Technologies

“Comprehensive, thoroughly researched guide to holistic health as well as the science and application
of the work of Royal Rife. I highly recommend it for any clinical practice
utilizing complementary and energy medicine therapies.”
—Robert S. Ivker, DO, American Board of integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and author, Sinus Survival

“Sophisticated enough for the seasoned health professional,
yet thorough and comprehensible enough for the novice.
One of the best primers I have ever seen on holistic health.”—Rose Marie Williams, MA, Townsend Letter

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS – a brief sample
For a complete Chapter Outline plus Index, go to

Chapter 1: The Politics of Medicine and the Nature of Health.  Drug damage versus effectiveness. How to analyze clinical trials and hospital procedures. Iatrogenic (doctor-caused) disease and preventable deaths. How vaccines damage the body. Big Pharma’s marriage to the FDA, other government agencies, and universities. How drugs are approved, marketed and publicized. rBGH, aspartame and other toxins. Corporate-owned media, the fallacy of "peer reviewed" articles, industry ties to medical journals, the bribing of doctors. Doping our children with psychotropic drugs. Addiction. How electronic media affects the brain. Drugs in our food and drinking water. Big Pharma's campaign against nutritional supplements. 
Chapter 2: The History of Pleomorphism and Inventions of Royal Raymond Rife.  Life cycles of a microbe (B├ęchamp versus Pasteur). Precursors to disease, including deficiencies in sleep, oxygen and nutrients, and chemical/electromagnetic toxicities, injury, pH imbalance, pathogens, and emotional states. Pleomorphism proponents Virchow, Nightingale, Enderlein, Haefeli, Reich, Rosenow, Livingston-Wheeler, Naessens, Mattman and others. Little known facts about Royal Rife’s life, his Universal Microscope, Ray, and clinical trials. How Rife’s devices actually worked. John Crane, John Marsh, and the next generation of frequency devices. Detailed diagrams and measurements of a pleomorphic life cycle as viewed through a modern high-resolution German microscope. Photos of Rife, his colleagues, instruments, and news articles. Chapter 3: Complementary Therapies.  Water and distillation, minerals, heavy metals, unabsorbed minerals, electrolytes. Cleaning and restoring water. Selected beverages. Food: different diets, biochemistry and metabolism. Factory farming, genetic engineering, irradiation, cloning. Explaining organic, wildcrafted, heirloom, local, free range, Brix. Good and bad fats, chemicals, conditioners, preservatives, and synthesized “foods.” Sweeteners: history, biochemical effects, and processing of agave syrup, xylitol and stevia. Weston A. Price. Food preparation methods and cookware. Potency and preparation of herbs. Food-based versus synthetic nutritional supplements. Hydrogen peroxide. Ozone in drinking water; insufflation, funneling and bagging; inhalation; salve; generators; using ozone in the sauna. Colloidal Silver: history, properties, contraindications, preparation, particle size, storage, home generators, how to use, dispelling the myth of CS toxicity and how to reverse argyria. Colon cleansing. Aerobic/anaerobic exercise and the lymphatic system, and its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Physiological and emotional implications of touch, massage, craniosacral therapy, chiropractic. New research on the relationship of myofascial release to Oriental medicine. Light and color therapies in depth: the pineal gland and light, SAD, monochromatic light therapy with lasers and LEDs, and Dinshah's Spectro-Chrome Color Therapy. Sauna therapy. Sleep, sleep-inducing food and supplements, Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT), new developments in meditation.      [other side]
Chapter 4: Frequently Asked Questions about Rife Equipment and Sessions.  Precautions and contraindications, including if you have a heart condition, are wearing a pacemaker, are pregnant or nursing, have blood clots, are taking pharmaceuticals/herbs, are wearing implants, are sensitive to concentrated EM radiation. Giving sessions to infants, children, pets, and farm or zoo animals. Eliminating toxic waste released by rifing. Types of devices (with and without RF); desirable traits of devices and manufacturers. Lasers and LEDs, general sweep units, frequencies on CDs and DVDs. Terminology for non-engineers. FAQs about rife sessions, frequency selection and microbe response, Herxheimer response, how the frequencies work, specific health conditions, updates on Rife technology and treatments. Insert, “A Short Course on How to Give Yourself a Rife Session.” Photos of equipment includes LEDs, lasers, and the high-power Ergonom microscope with even better resolution than Rife’s original, accompanied by microscopic views of one-celled organisms.

Chapter 5: Frequency Directory.  Alphabetical, annotated, cross-referenced list of symptoms, diseases and frequencies for rife units. Along with single, stand-alone entries are the following: Arthritis and Joints. Bacteria. Blood Sugar Levels. Bone and Skeleton. Cancer. Candida, Fungi, Molds and Yeasts. Chemical Poisoning / Detoxification. Dental (Mouth and Gums, and Teeth). Ears. Eyes. Gastrointestinal Tract (Systemic Conditions, Colon / Large Intestine, Small Intestine, and Stomach and Esophagus). Glands (Adrenals, Pancreas, Parathyroid, Pineal, Pituitary, Thymus, Thyroid). Headache. Heart, Blood and Circulation. Injuries. Insect Bites. Liver and Gall Bladder (Liver, and Gall Bladder). Lymphatic System. Men (Penis, Prostate, Sexual Functioning, Testicles, Urinary). Mind and Emotions. Muscles. Nervous System and Brain. Parasites, Protozoa and Worms. Regeneration and Healing. Respiratory Tract (Lungs, Nose and Sinuses, Throat and Lymph Nodes, Vocal Chords). Skin. Tuberculosis. Tumors, Benign. Ulcers. Urinary Tract (Bladder and Urethra, and Kidneys). Viruses. Women (Breasts; Menstruation and Menopause; Sexual Functioning; Uterus and Cervix, Ovaries, and Fallopian Tubes; Vagina and Labia). Each Level 1 section also contains summary of how the body works and explanations of selected medical terms.

Chapter 6: Creating a Better World, Inside and Out.  The trauma of illness and death. The five stages of dying and the implications of letting go. Doctor support or lack of it. When a privileged few control the world’s wealth. When corporations govern (legal theft and criminal commerce). How to go beyond the dominator (dominant) paradigm. Cutting edge scientific research: the interconnection of quantum particles and the human as hologram. The power of prayer, long distance healing and group intention. The Unified Field, and healing with the heart. Studies on the physiological effects of meditation. Changing the structure of water and our own DNA. Love as a resonance.Appendix A: Resources.    Appendix B: Legal Implications of Rife Sessions.    Appendix C: Healing with
Electromedicine and Sound Therapies.    Appendix D: Selected Published Studies in Electromedicine.    
Appendix E: Rife Research in the United States.    References.    Index.

  • Hardcover. Size with cover: 8¾ x 11¼ inches (22.2 cm x 28.6 cm). Weight: 5.6 pounds (2.5 kg).         Thickness: 2 inches (5 cm). Sturdy sewn binding and smooth thick paper ensure a long shelf life.