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Moving Image Store

The Moving Image Store has dozens of books for everyone including cinephiles, casual movie buffs, video gamers, and students. The Store also offers a selection of DVDs, specially-designed Museum souvenirs, and gifts for children and adults.

Store Hours
Wednesdays–Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Contact: 718 777 6800 ext. 120

Special Events

Book Cover for Missing Reels
Book Signing with Farran Smith Nehme, author of Missing Reels, following the screening of The Awful Truth on November 23 (2:00 p.m.)

Price: $26.95
Member Price: $22.90
Overlook Press, 2014, 352 pages

Ceinwen Reilly has just moved from Yazoo City, Mississippi, and she’s never going back, minimum wage job (vintage store salesgirl) and shabby apartment (Avenue C walkup) be damned. One day, Ceinwen discovers that her downstairs neighbor may have—just possibly—starred in a forgotten silent film that hasn’t been seen for ages. So naturally, it’s time for a quest. She will track down the film, she will impress her neighbor, and she will become a part of movie history: the archivist as ingénue. Missing Reels is an utterly winning, wholly delightful, totally cinematic debut novel of young love, old movies, and an epic search for a long-lost silent film

Farran Smith Nehme is a writer, blogger and long-time lover of classic film. Her film writing has appeared in The Baffler, The New York Times, Barron’s Magazine, Cineaste Magazine, Moving Image Source and Web-based publications including MUBI and Fandor. She has written essays for The Criterion Collection on David Lean’s This Happy Breed, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1934 version of The Man Who Knew Too Much, Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata, and most recently, Lewis Allen’s The Uninvited. Nehme currently writes film reviews for the New York Post and posts about classic film at her blog Self-Styled Siren.

Book Cover of Approaching the End
Book Signing with Peter Labuza, author of Approaching the End: Imagining Apocalypse in American Film, following the screening of Strange Days on November 23 (4:30 p.m.)

Price: $15.00
Member Price: $12.75
Critical Press, 2014, 120 pages

Tracing a timeline from World War II to the present day, Approaching the End rethinks apocalyptic cinema by considering its relationship to file noir, the fatalist crime genre of the 1940s to 1950s that remained pervasive throughout Hollywood's changing tides. Challenging the common notion of apocalyptic films as special effects destroying cities through natural disasters and alien invasions, Labuza examines films that truly push humanity to the edge, considering why certain American works have imagined our ends. As diverse as these films may appear on the surface, Labuza investigates the hidden structures underneath, which reveal how apocalyptic narratives explore the darker edges of humanity's moral failings.

Peter Labuza is the host of The Cinephiliacs podcast, an editor with Masters of Cinema, and a film critic whose work has appeared in Variety, Reverse Shot, and Indiewire.

Highlighted Items

Blackwing Pencil Set
Chuck Jones Edition Blackwing 602 Pencil Set
Price: $24.95
Member Price: $21.21
To coincide with the opening of What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones exhibition, Palomino partnered with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity to release the Chuck Jones Edition Blackwing 602 pencil set. This limited edition commemorative box set includes 12 Blackwing pencils, a print of an original sketch by Chuck Jones (created with a Blackwing 602 pencil in the 1950s), and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Chuck Jones: Conversations
Edited by Maureen Furness
Price: $22.00
Member price: $18.70
University Press of Mississippi, 2005, 223 pages.
Chuck Jones: Conversations brings to life the legendary Warner Bro. artist who helped shape the history of American animation, defining our impressions of such icons as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. These interviews span more than thirty years, beginning with a 1968 conversation in which Jones shares the spotlight with science fiction giant Ray Bradbury. They reveal Jones's struggles as an artist, the many influences upon him, and the creative process that made him famous. This volume contains previously unpublished material along with classic interviews.

Modern Cartooning
Modern Cartooning: Essential Techniques for Drawing Today’s Popular Cartoons
By Christopher Hart
Price: $21.99
Member price: $18.69
Watson-Guptill, 2013, 160 pages.
Modern Cartooning features step-by-step lessons and insider tips that will have even the absolute beginner drawing a crazy cast of cartoon people in no time! Christopher Hart, bestselling author of numerous drawing and cartooning books, reveals industry secrets—such as the classic cartoon head shape and the universal body shape—providing aspiring cartoonists with the tools and building blocks needed to master today’s most popular cartoon styles. This book covers everything you’ll need, from drawing faces to placing your cartoon character in hilarious scenes, to make it in the world of cartooning.

MOMI pen
MoMI Pen
Price: $3.67
Member price: $3.12
Be mesmerized every time you write. The MoMI logo pen is encased by an optical illusion design that appears to spin before your very eyes. This black ink, ballpoint pen twists open, writes smoothly, and is great for both school and work.

MOMI Erasers
MoMI Eraser
Price: $1.61
Member price: $1.37
Impress your friends with this uniquely shaped MoMI logo eraser. This eraser is easy to grip and is soft on paper. Use all eight corners to effortlessly reach tough spots! Assorted colors include: green, orange, red, blue, and black.

Filmmaker's Handbook
The Filmmaker’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age (4th Edition)
By by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus
Price: $30.00
Member price: $25.50
Plume, 2012, 832 pages.
Widely acknowledged as the "bible" of video and film production, The Filmmaker's Handbook is used around the world by students, teachers, professionals, and novices. This authoritative guide covers all aspects of moviemaking—producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. This edition includes the latest advances in HD and new digital formats.

Zoetrope toy boxcover
Zoetrope: The Classic Animation Toy
Price: $9.95
Member price: $8.46
The Zoetrope is a classic animation, pre-cinema device used to bring static images to life. Just insert one of the eighteen animation strips included, spin the drum, and watch horses gallop, eagles fly, penguins waddle, and more! Then, create your very own moving image by drawing your pictures on six do-it-yourself blank strips. Anyone can be an animator!

Lomokino camera
Lomokino Super 35 Movie Maker by Lomography
Price: $79.95
Member price: $67.99
Load any kind of 35mm film, start rotating the easy-to-use advancing hand-crank and you will be on your way to making your own movies. The Lomokino Super 35 Movie Maker by Lomography shoots three to five frames per second at full speed and features continuous aperture settings from f/5.6 to f/11, so you can effortlessly adjust settings while filming.