Saturday, November 22, 2008


Leora Kahn, editor
hardcover 2008

Up to half a million children have been engaged in more than 85 conflicts worldwide. As armed conflict proliferates, increasing numbers of children are exposed to the brutalities of war. Child Soldiers focuses on countries with a history of child warfare, as captured by photographers and writers from across the globe including Tim Hetherington's photographs from Liberia; Roger Lemoyne and Cedric Gerbehaye’s work from the Congo; Ami Vitale on child Maoist recruits in Nepal; and other work from Burma, Columbia, the Central African Republic, and Palestine.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Welcome to the blogspot for Polyester bookstore.

Since I am totally new to to this, please allow a little leeway for the time being when judging this site while I teach myself the technical aspects of creating a great blog and while I discover my voice. I have spent a great deal of time over the past five months since our opening, thinking about what I might like to include here -- previews of new book acquisitions and gallery exhibits, film and television reviews, comments on the art scene in downtown Los Angeles, a returning ex-pat's perspective on life in general after more than 15 years living overseas (Sydney). But, as I found with both the bookstore and our companion gallery, Todd/Browning, over time this too will become exactly whatever it was meant to be...