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Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 1 – Issues 1 to 5 – Fall 1948 to June/July 1949 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the first-ever horror comics – presented here in all its lurid glory! Adventures Into The Unknown is a landmark publication – one of the first to really do the kind of creepy, shocking stories that would later turn up in EC Comics and other publishers of the early 50s pre-code ... read more Book

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New Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 2 – Issues 6 to 10 – August/September 1949 to April/May 1950 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the first-ever horror comics – presented here in all its lurid glory! Adventures Into The Unknown is a landmark publication – one of the first to really do the kind of creepy, shocking stories that would later turn up in EC Comics and other publishers of the early 50s pre-code ... read more Book

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New Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 3 – June/July 1950 to January 1951 – Issues 11-15 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the first-ever horror comics – presented here in all its lurid glory! Adventures Into The Unknown is a landmark publication – one of the first to really do the kind of creepy, shocking stories that would later turn up in EC Comics and other publishers of the early 50s pre-code ... read more Book

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All Music GuideOld School Rap & Hip Hop ... Book
AMG, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
A guide to essential Old School Rap & Hip Hop from team at the indespensible All Music Guide – featuring more than 500 music reviews of important records by Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, NWA, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and so much more – plus reviews on soul and funk LPs ... read more Book

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Roger Bennett & Josh KunAnd You Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Our Vinyl – The Jewish Past As Told By The Records We Have Loved & Lost (hardcover) ... Book
Crown, 2008. New Copy ... $3.99 24.95
A really cool look at Jewish album covers – with commentary by some great writers! It's got art decades old albums, many of which aren't in print or available commercially in any format – from the 40s to 80s. Features commentary by Aimee Bender, Etgar Keret, Shalom Auslander and ... read more Book

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Russ Bestley & Alex OggArt Of Punk – The Illustrated History Of Punk Rock Design (hardcover) ... Book
Voyageur, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99
The young Johnny Rotten would have winced at the idea of a punk rock art book – but given the underground nature of the movement in its classic years, and the countless lost relics from the scene, we're more than happy to treasure this hefty, full color volume! The book is a treasure trove ... read more Book

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Ivan Brunetti, edAnthology Of Graphic Fiction Vol 2– Cartoons & True Stories (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2008. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing collection – and one that features work from just about every hip alternative comic artist of the past 30 years! The volume's heavy on work from the Raw generation onward – and although there's a few vintage bits here by Windsor McCay, Harvey Kurtzman, and Fletcher Hanks, ... read more Book

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Brendan Burford, edSyncopated – An Anthology Of Nonfiction Picto Essays ... Book
Villard, 2009. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
Non-fiction comics at their best – a really great little book that features a range of different material, all of it great! We're not familiar with most of the artists here, but the work is wonderful – and ranges from personal to historical to situational stories – including a ... read more Book

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James M CainCocktail Waitress (hardcover) ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 1975. New Copy ... $3.99 23.99
A great lost novel from James M Cain – the author who gave us pulp classics like Double Indemnity, Postman Always Rings Twice, and Mildred Pierce! The book was written in Cain's later years – before his death in 1977 – and sees publication here for the first time ever, in a ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Gary Calamar & Phil GalloRecord Store Days – From Vinyl To Digital & Back Again (paperback) ... Book
Sterling, 2010. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Somebody's finally gone out and written a book about one subject we can really get behind – the Record Store – and not only that, they've done a beautiful job with the entire package too! The book takes a look at the importance of the record store – not just historically, but ... read more Book

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Martha CamarilloFletcher Street (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2006. New Copy ... $6.99 39.95
A beautiful portrait of Fletcher Street in Philadelphia – an inner city street with the same issues as many others – poverty, crumbling housing stock, neglect – yet one with a difference, too, as its residents board and ride horse within the neighborhood! The tale of Fletcher ... read more Book

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Captain VideoCaptain Video Collected Works – Issues 1 to 6 – February to December 1951(hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
Crazy comics from the early days of TV – the surprisingly great Captain Video comic, done in support of the campy television show of the same name! The book presents the first six issues of the rare comic book – all with great color reproductions, and a vividness that surpasses any ... read more Book

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Michael ChabonTelegraph Avenue (hardcover) ... Book
Harper, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 27.98
Michael Chabon takes a dip into our own little slice of the universe – by setting this book in a fictious record store in Oakland, California! Chabon's version of the record store isn't exactly like our own experience here at Dusty Groove – maybe more in the High Fidelity side of the ... read more Book
(Please note: These copies have a very small remainder mark on the spine.)

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Samuel ChartersLanguage Of Song – Journeys In The Musical World Of The African Diaspora ... Book
Duke University Press, 2009. New Copy ... $6.99 25.98
Samuel Charters is up there with a handful of key figures in the 20th Century who helped preserve and expose a rich vein of American musical tradition – especially folk, blues, and gospel – and his work as both a writer and collector have helped shape our understanding of music for ... read more Book

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Claw MoneyBombshell – The Life & Crimes Of Claw Money (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2006. New Copy ... $5.99 35.00
Claw Money came a bit late to the scene during the famous graffiti years in New York, but she more than made up for that with a huge scope of expression that went way beyond alleys and subways – almost creating a special brand for herself during his key stretch in the late 80s and early 90s! ... read more Book

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Brian ColemanCheck The Technique Vol 2 – More Liner Notes For Hip Hop Junkies (paperback) ... Book
Wax Facts Press, 2014. New Copy ... $25.99 27.98
Golden age of hip hop historian Brian Coleman's second Check The Technique tome – the in-depth stories behind some of the greatest records of the 80s and early 90s – an even greater collection than the first volume! Coleman's approach is straight-forward and direct – chronicling ... read more Book
(Initial copies are signed by author Brian Coleman! Quantities extremely limited – get 'em while we got em!)

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Martha Cooper & Nika KramerWe B Girlz (paperback) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
A wonderful snapshot of female hip hop culture from Martha Cooper – a work that's sort of a companion piece to her collection that make up the essential book Hip Hop Files! We B*Girlz is all about the modern B-Girlz scene that has grown from the B Boys era that defined the mid 80s culture ... read more Book

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John CorbettSun Ra & Aye Aton – Space, Interiors, & Exteriors 1972 ... Book
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 27.99
Amazing images from the universe of Sun Ra – a mixture of rare photographs and mural images painted by Aye Aton – sometime percussionist with the Arkestra, and a heck of a great painter too! The book begins with these stunning full color photographs of Ra on the set of Space Is The ... read more Book

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New Thomas Denenberg, edBackstage Pass – Rock & Roll Photography ... Book
Yale University Press, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 29.95
A beautiful collection of vintage rock photographs, with a heavy focus on the 60s and 70s – wrapped up in a really lovely volume that also includes essays by Greil Marcus and a few photographers – in support of these gorgeous shots of artists who range from David Bowie to Johnny Cash, ... read more Book

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DJ Shadow & Cut ChemistRenegades Of Rhythm – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Play Afrika Bambaataa (tour book) ... Book
Boo Hooray, 2014. New Copy ... $38.99 39.98
A sweet little tour book commemorating DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm tour – in which the duo of modern live DJ masters honor pioneer Afrika Bambaataa! The most incredible fact about the tour itself, is that Shadow and Chemist don't just spin records that Bambaataa himself ... read more Book
(Limited to 2500 copies. Hand silk-screened cover with art by Paul Insect.)

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New Peter DoggettMan Who Sold The World – David Bowie & The 1970s (hardcover) ... Book
HarperCollins, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 26.99
A deep look at the most important musical decade for David Bowie – a time of great change, major stardom, and constant reinvention – laid out in a very unique way! Instead of focusing on the star image and celebrity of Bowie, Peter Doggett goes straight to the work – and lays out ... read more Book

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New Eric DregniLet's Go Bowling! (hardcover) ... Book
Crestline, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 21.99
A glorious tribute to the world of bowling – filled with loads and loads of vintage images – including advertisements, posters, and lots of bowling alley propaganda! We're huge fans of bowling alleys – from the taverns inside, which are often hidden gems – to the well-waxed ... read more Book

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Michael Dregni, edRockabilly – The Twang Heard Round The World – The Illustrated History (hardcover) ... Book
Voyageur, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
A beautiful book on 50s rockabilly – presented at a level that's as vivid as the music itself! The volume culls together writings by Griel Marcus, Luc Sante, Peter Guaralnick, Robert Gordon, and others – and also features interviews with Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, Charlie Feathers, ... read more Book

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Daniel Durchholz & Gary GraffNeil Young – Long May You Run – The Illustrated History (hardcover) ... Book
Voyageur, 2010. New Copy Book ... $8.99
A very vivid history of Neil Young – filled with photos from the 60s onward, as well as record covers, concert footage, and lots more too! The oversized volume is a great tribute to the changing face and musical styles of Young – and features more than 400 photos, plus rare posters, 7 ... read more Book

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Wil EisnerComic Book Artist Vol 2 No 6 – Celebrating The Life & Legacy Of Will Eisner ... Book
Top Shelf, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99 14.95
A special issue of Comic Book Artist – dedicated to the (then) recently-departed Will Eisner – one of the greatest talents of the 20th Century! The issue features loads of images in color and black and white – including rare Eisner artwork, and tributes from artists who include ... read more Book

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Royston EllisGone Man Squared ... Book
Norton/Kicks, Late 50s/Early 60s/2013. New Copy ... $12.99 14.95
Whoa! The genius early writings of Beat inspired Brit lit/poetry legend Royston Ellis – the man who purportedly inspired The Beatles' "Paperback Writer" – compiled here, in paperback naturally, by our pulpy print heroes at Kicks Books! Royston would go on write novels and ... read more Book

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Royston EllisRush At The End ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 1966/2014. New Copy ... $12.99
A revised version of a legendary book from British paperback scribe Royston Ellis – a volume originally published in the late 60s, where its take of homosexual love in the London suburbs created quite a scandal! For this revised edition, Ellis has cleaned up his prose a bit – improving ... read more Book

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Christa FaustChoke Hold ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $2.99 9.95
A gripping thriller about a female killer who took down a sex slavery ring – then has to return to do one more job! Sounds like a thriller by Quentin Tarantino – who actually called Christa Faust "a Veronica in a world of Betties" (Archie fans will get the reference) – ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 1 – Issues 1 to 5 – July/August 1951 to March/April 1952 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the best-remembered comics from the pre-code generation – a landmark publication that offered up top-notch science fiction and horror – at a level that really rose the bar for the rest of the industry! The stories are all great – creepy, but with a real sense of structure ... read more Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 2 – Issues 6 to 11 – May/June 1952 to November 1952 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the best-remembered comics from the pre-code generation – a landmark publication that offered up top-notch science fiction and horror – at a level that really rose the bar for the rest of the industry! The stories are all great – creepy, but with a real sense of structure ... read more Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 3 – Issues 12 to 18 – December 1952 to June 1953 – Issues 12-18 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the best-remembered comics from the pre-code generation – a landmark publication that offered up top-notch science fiction and horror – at a level that really rose the bar for the rest of the industry! The stories are all great – creepy, but with a real sense of structure ... read more Book

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Freddy FreshFreddy Fresh Presents The Rap Records – Revised 2nd Edition ... Book
Freddy Fresh, 2007. New Copy Book ... $13.99 39.99
If you liked the first volume of this essential book, you'll love this revised edition – because it's almost 3 times bigger, and stuffed with great new features! The book's a lifetime labor of love for Freddy Fresh – an extensive discography that's got to be the most definitive book on ... read more Book

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New Ruthann GodolleiHow To Create Your Own Gig Posters, Band T Shirts, Album Covers, & Stickers ... Book
Voyageur, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 24.99
A great how-to book for the budding street marketing expert – a very colorful book that shows you how to put together shirts, album covers, stickers, and posters to present your music! The whole thing's almost more like an art book – as the larger pages are filled with images of work ... read more Book

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New Kim GordonPerforming/Guzzling (hardcover) ... Book
Rizzoli, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 60.00
Surprisingly wonderful visual work from Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth – a lovely book of oversized color reproductions of her unique style of painting – which usually involves watercolor paints on either newspaper or tissue-like paper! The result is these weird, watery sort of images with ... read more Book
(Includes signed print!)

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James GossVinyl Lives On – Profiles of Musician Collectors and Record Store Owners (paperback) ... Book
Aventine, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
The third volume of the great Vinyl Lives project from James Goss – a cat who was digging into the depths of vinyl collectors and fandom way before some of the more recent projects on the market! This time around, Goss still has lots of fresh territory to cover – with key features on ... read more Book

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Robert GreenfieldLast Sultan – The Life & Times Of Ahmet Ertegun (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
The amazing story of Ahmet Ertegun – the driving force behind Atlantic Records, and a crucial figure in popular music in the 20th Century! Ahmet's story is the stuff of legend – and this book delivers the whole thing in stunning detail – from Ertegun's early years as the child of ... read more Book
(There is a small remainder mark on the spine.)

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Groove PresentsGroove Presents Rare Groove A to Z – Complete Edition (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $34.99
An even-better volume of this amazing publication – a true treasure trove for fans of all things funky – and one of the coolest books of rare records we've ever seen! The Japanese book is a dictionary of rare groove classics from the 60s and 70s – listing hundreds of rare albums ... read more Book

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David GrubbsRecords Ruin The Landscape – John Cage, The Sixties, & Sound Recording ... Book
Duke University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 23.95
One of the best-written books we've ever seen on music from the left side of the spectrum – from an artist we mostly know as a musician! David Grubbs has been making amazing sounds for years – first in Squirrel Bait, then in Gastr Del Sol, then more recently as a solo artist – ... read more Book

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Norman Hathaway & Dan NadelElectrical Banana – Masters Of Psychedelic Art (paperback) ... Book
Damiani, 2013. New Copy Book ... $28.99 39.95
Great trippy covers from the psychedelic heyday of the late 60s and early 70s – the kinds of records that really stood out in the racks at the time – and which still look great in our collections all these many years later! The volume doesn't just offer up straight record covers, but ... read more Book

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Michael HayesDeadhead Forever (hardcover) ... Book
Running Press, 2001. New Copy ... $3.99 9.95
A surprisingly cool book of materials from the personal collection of a true fan of the Grateful Dead – rescued from obscurity in the back of a used 1968 Volkswagan bus! The book is laid out like a scrapbook, without any other supporting text, save what was written on the original pages next ... read more Book

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Mike HeffleyNorthern Sun, Southern Moon – Europe's Reinvention Of Jazz (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2005. New Copy Book ... $6.99 48.00
The story of the evolving history of European jazz – from its development in Scandinavia, Holland, England, France & Germany and its further spread – from author Mike Heffley. Heffley writes sections on the emancipation from formality, with players such as Mangelsdorff, Kuhn & ... read more Book

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HergeAdventures Of Tintin – Cigars Of The Pharaoh (hardcover) ... Book
Casterman, Late 30s/2006. New Copy ... $5.99 24.95
An early version of this classic adventure of Tintin the boy adventurer – reproduced here in the style of Herge's original serialized version of the tale, and not the later book! Tintin has his striking early look throughout – and although the drawings are more simple than later, there' ... read more Book

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HergeAdventures Of Tintin – Tintin In America (hardcover) ... Book
Casterman, Late 30s/2004. New Copy ... $5.99 24.95
An early version of this classic adventure of Tintin the boy adventurer – reproduced here in the style of Herge's original serialized version of the tale, and not the later book! Tintin has his striking early look throughout – and although the drawings are more simple than later, there' ... read more Book

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Todd HigniteArt Of Jaime Hernandez – The Secrets Of Life & Death (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams, 2010. New Copy ... $11.99 40.00
Magnificent art from the great Jamie Hernandez – our favorite half of Los Brothers Hermanos, known for their brilliant work on Love & Rockets! The volume is part art book, part critical essay – with very thoughtful material from Todd Hignite that not only fills in some key ... read more Book

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Laura HoptmanBrion Gysin – Dream Machine (hardcover) ... Book
Merrell, 2010. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful book that documents the overlooked legacy of Brion Gysin – contemporary and collaborator of William S Burroughs and other important beat figures – but also an artist with a vision that goes way beyond that initial moment! The book brings together a wealth of images of Gysin' ... read more Book

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Mick HoughtonBecoming Elektra – The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label ... Book
Jawbone, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 29.95
A wonderfully detailed story of one of the coolest record labels ever – a book that really gets at the huge range of folk, blues, psych, and other wonderful sounds issued by Elektra Records! The tome is massive – big enough to feature a lot of full color pictures, but with a much ... read more Book

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Gary HunterUrban Art – The World As A Canvas ... Book
Arcturus (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 14.95
Way more than graffiti, way more than Banksy, and instead a really great collection of urban art from around the globe – paintings, wall transformations, and a lot more – all presented here in very vivid color! The scope of work is really wonderful – especially since many of the ... read more Book

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New Cicily JanusNew Face Of Jazz – An Intimate Look At Today's Living Legends & The Artists Of Tomorrow ... Book
Billboard Books, 2010. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great rundown of the bigger names in contemporary jazz, plus key up-and-coming musicians too – laid out in individual features that also include statements from each artist on their music! The book doesn't cover everyone, but the scope is quite large – with over 100 different entries ... read more Book

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Quincy Jones & Bill GibsonQ On Producing – The Soul & Science Of Mastering Music & Work (hardcover) ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2010. New Copy Book & DVD ... $9.99 34.99
Quincy Jones tells all his secrets of the studio – working here in a really cool volume that details his production efforts on decades' worth of records – with a strong focus on some of the most special albums in his history, plus lots more details on the general production process too! ... read more Book
(DVD features scenes of Quincy discussing the master recordings of his hits.)

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Vernon JoynsonTapestry Of Delights Revisited – The Ultimate Guide To UK Rock & Pop Of The Beat, R&B, Psychedelic, & Progressive Eras (2 volume edition) ... Book
Borderline, 2014. New Copy 2 Volume Hardound Se ... $266.99 299.99
The ultimate version of the most complete reference on psychedelia ever compiled – the legendary Tapestry Of Delights – served up here in an oversized, two volume, hardcover version – limited to only 600 copies in the printing! Together, the books total over 2000 pages, with ... read more Book
(Limited to 600 numbered copies.)

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Jeff KalissI Want To Take You Higher – The Life & Times Of Sly & The Family Stone (hardcover) ... Book
Back Beat, 2008. New Copy Book ... $5.99 24.95
The heady life and even hipper music of Sly Stone – told here by an author who managed to get Stone's participation on the project! The book focuses most strongly on Sly's rise to fame and key late 60s/early 70s years – a time when his records not only changed the face of soul music, ... read more Book

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Ben KatchorJulius Knipl Real Estate Photographer – Stories (paperback) ... Book
Little Brown, 1996. New Copy Book ... $3.99 17.99
A transformative view of the city – told through a series of pen and ink cartoons! Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, is a tremendous achievement from Ben Katchor – way more than just a book of comics – and instead, a musing on the urban condition that we'd rank right up ... read more Book

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Joe KeithleyTalk Minus Action Equals Zero – An Illustrated History Of DOA ... Book
Arsenal Pulp, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99 27.95
A vivid history of this legendary west coast hardcore band – told through photos, posters, gig flyers, set lists, and loads of other material collected over their key early years – the sorts of things that most other bands never think to keep! There's a wealth of visual material here, ... read more Book

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Russ Kick, edGraphic Canon Vol 1 – The World's Greatest Litrature As Comics & Visuals ... Book
Seven Stories Press, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 34.95
A comics-based revision of the world's great literature – with work by a huge variety of top-shelf artists, over a range of tales that run from antiquity to the modern age! The book is super-heavy, and has a great sense of scope – and this first volume starts in ancient Greece and runs ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Russ Kick, edGraphic Canon Vol 2 – The World's Greatest Litrature As Comics & Visuals ... Book
Seven Stories Press, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 34.95
The second great volume in this unusual series – one that revises the world's literature in graphic novel form! This book covers a shorter span than the first – mostly the romantic poets to Oscar Wilde – but it's also got some wonderful material to work with – including the ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Sam KneeScene In Between – Tripping Through The Fashions Of UK Indie Music 1980 to 1988 (hardcover) ... Book
Cicada (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
A rich look at the British underground of the 80s – that great stretch of guitar-based work in the post-post-punk years – from labels like Creation, Rough Trade, and Cherry Red, with all the long-haired, fragile heart aesthetics of the C86 generation! The book features photos and other ... read more Book

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Greg KotI'll Take You There – Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, & The March Up Freedom's Highway ... Book
Scribner, 2014. New Copy Hardcover ... $6.99 26.00
Maybe the best-ever look at the legendary Mavis Staples – and the Staple Singers as well – a detailed, richly-written book on the Staples legacy in both gospel and soul music – penned by Chicago journalist Greg Kot! Kot wrote the book with full support from Mavis – who ... read more Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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Jeff A Kreiter45 RPM Group Collector's Record Price Guide ... Book
Jeff A Kreiter, 1996. New Copy ... $19.99
A hell of a book, and way more than just a price guide – a publication that's now out of print, but which is still a key resource, even in the world of the internet! Author Jeff Kreiter compiles a huge amount of information on group soul records here – and a fair bit of other R&B ... read more Book
(Please note that there is a small price sticker on the cover.)

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Mark KurlanskyReady For A Brand New Beat – How Dancing In The Street Became The Anthem For A Changing America ... Book
Riverhead Books, 2013. New Copy Hardcover ... $6.99 27.95
A well-done book on a surprising political force – the role that the song "Dancing In The Street" played during the fight for Civil Rights – especially during that key year of 1964! Author Mark Kurlansky – whose previous projects include the excellent Cod, and 1968 The ... read more Book

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Dan LeroyGreatest Music Never Sold – Secrets Of Legendary Lost Albums By David Bowie, Seal, Beastie Boys, Beck, Chicago, Mick Jagger, & More ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 17.95
Some of the greatest albums in rock and roll are those that were never released – including some that finally saw the light of day after decades, like the Beach Boys' Smile! This book really gets at that fact beautifully – showing how, although never issued, some of these key creative ... read more Book

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Ron LevyTales Of A Road Dog ... Book
Levtron, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 24.99
The self-penned story of the mighty Ron Levy – a Hammond hero for the past few decades, and a musician who's equally well-skilled to handle jazz, blues, and funk! Levy's records have graced our bins countless times over the years, and it's great to hear the full story of the music from Ron ... read more Book

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Steve LodderStevie Wonder – A Musical Guide To The Classic Albums (paperback) ... Book
Back Beat, 2005. New Copy Book ... $5.99 24.95
Stevie Wonder's classic albums as guided though a musicians lens, rather than only the the prism of popular culture – put together by London based musician, columnist and author Steve Lodder – who has worked with Carla Bley, George Russell and Paul McCartney to name a few! The book ... read more Book

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McSweeney'sMcSweeneys Issue 27 ... Book
McSweeneys, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 24.00
One of the coolest issues of McSweeney's to date – a special slipcover that features three different books inside! Our favorite is Autophobia – a sketchbook by Art Spiegelman that's a great change from some of his higher-concept projects – not only a great way to see his talents ... read more Book

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McSweeney'sMcSweeneys Issue 34 ... Book
McSweeneys, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 20.00
An issue of McSweeney's with a special bonus – a whole book! The issue comes in a plastic slipcover that features the core volume – a thick journal with writings by Tom Barbash, Sean Casey, Daniel Handler, Lawrence Minh Bui Davis, Anthony Doerr, Bridge Clerken, David Means, and others ... read more Book

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Itaru Mita & Tsutomu NodaTechno Definitive 1963 to 2013 ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $32.99
Techno isn't a style that just evolved from 80s Detroit – as the authors of this book go way way back to the early 60s – to start digging for the roots of space-age music and electronic sounds that would explode on dancefloors many years later! The volume is a great take on the ... read more Book

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John Kenn MortensenSticky Monsters (hardcover) ... Book
Square Peg (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 14.95
Really weird, really cool images from John Kenn Mortensen – many-toothed monsters drawn in pen and ink, with almost a gothic sort of Edward Gorey style overall! The inside pages have all the charm of the image on the cover – surprisingly thoughtful images that are an odd mix of ... read more Book

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Diane Pecknold, edHidden In The Mix – The African American Presence In Country Music ... Book
Duke University Press, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99 27.95
A deep look at the firmly-rooted, if often obscured presence of African American music in some of the most legendary country music ever made, onward up to contemporary, post-millenium country's flirtation with hip hop. Edited by Diane Pecknold and featuring work by herself, and Michael Awkward, ... read more Book

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New Matteo PericoliManhattan Unfurled (hardcover) ... Book
Random House, 2001. New Copy ... $5.99 29.95
Not the kind of book you'll pick up and read at length – but a mighty cool publication, one that features extended fold-out versions of the New York skyline – from both the east and west sides of Manhattan Island! Artist Matteo Pericoli drew the cityscape in pen and ink – with a ... read more Book

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree – 1970s to 1981 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
A really wonderful little book – one that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended ... read more Book

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 2 – 1981 to 1983 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
The fantastic second volume of the Hip Hop Family Tree – a beautiful graphic telling of the growth of hip hop on the New York scene – done in the style of some oversized Marvel Comics special edition from the 70s! The presentation is wonderful – and surprisingly really does the ... read more Book

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Planet ComicsPlanet Comics Collected Works Vol 1 – Issues 1 to 4 – January to April 1940 – (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
A landmark science fiction publication from the earliest days of comic books – presented here in a heavy, hardbound format! The book is a great way to experience this otherwise-rare comic – and it's done in the heavy style of DC's Archive Editions, or the Marvel Masterworks volumes ... read more Book

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Charles PlymellBenzedrine Highway (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 14.95
Fanastic early work from hip lit figure and underground publishing pioneer Charles Plymell – whose friends and contemporaries include Beat legend and San Francisco housemate Allen Ginsberg and fellow Kansan William Burroughs – and while Charles Plymwell's name isn't quite as iconic, his ... read more Book

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Aubrey PowellClassic Album Covers Of The 1970s (hardcover) ... Book
Collins & Brown, 2012. New Copy Book ... $13.99 19.95
Vintage album covers from the 70s – all hand-picked by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis – a company responsible for some of their own classic images back in the day! Powell does a great job with the package – and manages to go way beyond just Hipgnosis covers, to include a really wide-s ... read more Book

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Dunstan PrialProducer – John Hammond & The Soul Of American Music (hardcover) ... Book
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2006. New Copy ... $4.99 27.00
A great look at the important work of Columbia Records' John Hammond – one of the most important record producers of the 20th Century – and the man who's credited with bringing the work of Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and many others into the spotlight. Many ... read more Book

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Sun RaThis Planet Is Doomed – The Science Fiction Poetry Of Sun Ra (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy Book ... $12.99
The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra – complete and unabidged – in a great, kinda old school hip pocket paperback-styled tome from Kicks Books! As revered as Sun Ra is, was, and will forever be as one of the great avant garde bandleaders and all around musical innovators of the 20th ... read more Book

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Sharifa Rhodes PittsHarlem Is Nowhere – A Journey To The Mecca Of Black America (paperback) ... Book
Granta (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $5.99
A beautiful portrait of Harlem – told at a very personal level, but in a way that's also very conscious of history as well – a process of understanding that definitely lives up to the title of the book! Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts isn't a Harlem native, but presents a wonderful picture of her ... read more Book

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Hal RubensteinGentry Man – A Guide For The Civilized Male – The Best Of Gentry Magazine 1951 to 1957 ... Book
HarperCollins, 2012. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great guide to male culture, circa 1955 – served up in images and articles from Gentry – which was a postwar magazine in the realm of GQ and Esquire! The book is beautifully done, with full page reproductions of the best features from the magazine's 22 issues – all done with a ... read more Book

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Claus SchreinerMusica Brasileira – A History Of Popular Music & The People Of Brazil (paperback) ... Book
Marion Boyars Publishers (UK), 2002. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
A history of popular Brazilian music from Claus Schriener – a nice and very far reaching reference as well as a more personal view of the diverse, amazing wealth of great music to come from the country over many years! Schriener blends portraits of Brazil's most iconic musical figures as ... read more Book

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Robert SilverbergBlood On The Mink ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $2.99 9.95
A long-lost crime novel from Robert Silverberg – presented here with some equally rare magazine prose as well! Blood On The Mink is the tale of an undercover agent, working to turn up a counterfeit ring in Philly – but one whose cover may well be too deep, given the hard-boiled world ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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New Skeleton HandSkeleton Hand Collected Works – Issues 1 to 6 – September/October 1952 to July/August 1953 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
A legendary comic from the pre-code years of 50s horror – one that only lasted 6 issues, but turned out some amazing work in the process! This lovely volume features all rare issue of Skeleton Hand – a treasure trove of creepy comics work from the great ACG group, who turned out some ... read more Book

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RJ SmithOne – The Life & Music Of James Brown (hardcover) ... Book
Gotham, 2012. New Copy Book ... $7.99 27.50
Maybe the deepest book we've ever read on the life and music of James Brown – and certainly one to really get past the monolithic moments, and really serve up the full details of The Godfather at work! There's a surprising amount of research that went into the project – way more than ... read more Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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New Doug SneydArt Of Doug Sneyd – A Collection Of Playboy Cartoons (hardcover) ... Book
Dark Horse/Playboy, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2011. New Copy ... $8.99 39.99
Oversize Playboy cartoons from Doug Sneyd – one of the magazine's longest-running gag artists – presented here in a lavish, oversized art book! Sneyd's been drawing for Playboy since the early 60s – so you'll no doubt recognize his work if you've ever snuck a look at the magazine ... read more Book

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Art SpiegelmanBe A Nose – Three Sketchbooks By Art Spiegelman ... Book
McSweeneys, 2009. New Copy ... $6.99 29.00
A beautiful tribute to a genius at work – a very cool packages that reproduces the sketchbooks of legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman, right down to their original bindings and size! The "book" is really three different small notebook reproductions, each a different style – ... read more Book

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Staff Of The Country Music Hall Of Fame & MuseumNight Train To Nashville – Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945 to 1970 (paperback) ... Book
Country Music Foundation, 2005. New Copy Book ... $4.99 9.99
Not the country music side of Nashville, but the city's rich heritage of soul and R&B – served up here in a beautiful book put together by the Country Music Hall Of Fame! That organization has always done great things for country – and here, they turn their special talents towards ... read more Book

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Martin C StrongEssential Rock Discography ... Book
Canongate, 2007. New Copy ... $6.99 29.95
A refined version of Martin Strong's massive Greta Rock Discography – one that has a focus on music that's maybe more underground, and maybe more relevant in the current era – but a book that's still plenty darn massive overall! The volume clocks in at 1250 pages, and like the larger ... read more Book
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New Phil SutcliffeAC/DC – High-Voltage Rock 'n' Roll – The Ultimate Illustrated History (hardcover) ... Book
Voyageur, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 35.00
A striking book that's got the same visual power as the music of AC/DC themselves – a full color history of the band, served up in hundreds of images and photos! We're not the first folks in the room to run to a book about AC/DC, but there's a really wonderful look to the volume that ... read more Book

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John SzwedAlan Lomax – The Man Who Recorded The World – A Biography (hardcover) ... Book
Viking, 2010. New Copy Book ... $6.99 29.95
The compelling story of Alan Lomax – the man who recorded so much music around the globe, he was practically a rock star himself! Lomax's efforts with a tape recorder are the stuff of legend – and he's left behind a huge legacy of important recordings that would have never happened ... read more Book

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Kees TazelaarOn the Threshold Of Beauty – Philips & The Origins Of Dutch Electronic Music 1925 to 1965 ... Book
V2 (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $43.99 50.00
Electronic music has deep roots in the US, but it also sprang strongly from the efforts of the Philips music company in the Netherlands – who devoted very early lab space to new electric sounds – and issued a fair bit of key recordings as well! This book is the first we've really seen ... read more Book

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Pat ThomasListen, Whitey! – The Sounds Of Black Power 1965 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2012. New Copy Book ... $28.99 39.99
A beautiful book, and a killer companion to the CD set of the same name – a very rich look at the recorded legacy of the Civil Rights era – particularly the more righteous albums of the late 60s and early 70s! The book's overflowing with great photos of vintage albums and singles, and ... read more Book

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Nick ToschesSave The Last Dance For Satan (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Yeah, THIS is the Nick Tosches we want! Tosches has a way of chronicling the diseased, mobbed up underbelly of the 20th Century music rackets that's simply unrivaled – it's gut level brilliant and street smart writing like no one does anymore. Save The Last Dance For Satan is a more ... read more Book

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Teal TriggsFanzines – The DIY Revolution ... Book
Chronicle, 2010. New Copy ... $12.99 40.00
A giant-sized tribute to the fanzine movement! The book is devoted to DIY zines from the 70s onward – not just the iconic underground music journals – all the great personal and passionate self-published subcultural screeds. Teal Triggs' book is beautiful, served well by the oversized ... read more Book

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New Santi VisalliChicago (hardcover) ... Book
Universe, 2003. New Copy ... $4.99 22.50
Very simple, poetic images of our fair city – and a nice change from the usual more landscape-oriented books of this nature! Many of the shots here are close-ups – on signs, walls, architectural features, and other details of the larger cityscape – presented without much in the ... read more Book

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Wax PoeticsWax Poetics Cover Story – Album Cover Art ... Book
Wax Poetics, 2007. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the hippest books of album covers you could ever hope to find – a great antidote to the snoozier mainstream takes on the genre they try to pass off at big stores every Christmas! This one features super-rare album covers hand-picked by an array of staff and writers for Wax Poetics ... read more Book

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Valerie Weill & Philippe ChancelNew York In Store (hardcover) ... Book
Thames & Hudson, 2007. New Copy ... $6.99 19.95
A really great batch of New York photos – shots of either store window displays, or the contents of retailers – laid out in vivid color alongside business cards from each shop! The images are great – usually straight-on, and very compellingly composed – and stores include ... read more Book

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Steven WeissmanMean ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
Early work from Steven Weissman – rare material that predates the great Yikes volumes on Fantagraphics – some of it self-published by Weissman, some of it unpublished too! The book is a great counterpart to the oddball Yikes series – and features a similar array of characters, ... read more Book

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Donald E Westlake361 ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $1.99 6.99
A great early thriller from Donald Westlake – done in a hard-boiled style that's a lot more similar to the author's work as Richard Stark on the Parker series, than it is some of Westlake's lighter crime novels of later years! The book's a sharp-edged revenge story right from the start ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Donald E WestlakeComedy Is Finished (hardcover) ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $5.99 25.99
The final novel from the great Donald Westlake – a crime writer who's given us decades of wonderful work – including his classic run of Parker novels penned under the name of Richard Stark! The story's set in the 70s, and features the ill-fated comedian Koo Davis, kidnapped by the ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Donald E WestlakeSomebody Owes Me Money ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 1969. New Copy ... $2.99 9.95
A great 60s thriller from Donald Westlake – the tale of a cabbie stiffed on a payoff when his bookie is found dead – then tied into movements of both the police and mob as he tries to track down his money! The story's got the pacing of some of Westlake's later crime comedies, but ... read more Book
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Ariel S WinterTwenty Year Death (Malniveau Prison/The Falling Star/Police At The Funeral) ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $3.99 14.95
A wonderful debut novel from crime writer Ariel Winter – one that's actually written as three separate books – each set a decade apart, but tied together overall! The scope of time and space rivals that of James Ellroy, but with a much more down to earth approach – as the books ... read more Book
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Craig YoeKrazy Kat & The Art Of George Herriman – A Celebration (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 29.95
One of the most beautifully-done books on the art of George Herriman we've ever seen – an oversized volume that does way more than offer up snippets of Krazy Kat and Herriman's biographical details – and instead brings to light rare early cartoons, unusual drawings, photographs, toys, ... read more Book
 
 



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