The Mysterious Bookshop

Beatty, Paul, Slumberland

Slumberland is laugh-out-loud funny and its wit and satire can be burning…There are incredible moments of tenderness…Beatty is a kind of symphonic W. E. B. Du Bois.”—Los Angeles Times


Ferocious, bombastic, and hilarious, Slumberland is vintage Paul Beatty and belongs on the shelf next to Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, and Junot Diaz. In this widely praised novel of race, identity, and underground music, DJ Darky has created the perfect beat. Now, he must seek out Charles Stone, a little known avant-garde jazzman, who can help bring his sonic masterpiece to fruition.


We are devoted to all things mysterious, from hard-boiled hardcovers to pulpy paperbacks, suspected signings and whispers around town.

Located at 58 Warren St in New York City, we are open Monday-Saturday from 11am-7pm. 212.587.1011

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