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Lots of well-priced bargains -- and a handful of essential discographies and album art books too!


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Random House, 2001. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Chicago (hardcover)
Universe, 2003. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Voyageur, 2013. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Crestline, 2013. New Copy
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 ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Rizzoli, 2010. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Yale University Press, 2008. New Copy
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, ... Book
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HarperCollins, 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Billboard Books, 2010. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Canongate, 2004. New Copy
An insanely exhaustive volume – a book that's over 1700 pages, and features listings on thousands and thousands of recordings – including release dates, catalog numbers, formats, and even chart positions! The book is organized by artist – and although titled as "rock", ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy
One of the best-written horror comics of the pre-code years – thanks to scripting from the great Richard Hughes, who has an uncanny sense of scene and character for these lurid tales! Out Of The Night is much less remembered than more famous horror work from publishers like EC or ... Book
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House Definitive 1974 to 2014
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy
The roots of house music and beyond – a mighty cool discography that does a special job of locating the music many years before it first exploded in Chicago and Detroit, then following it for many years after that, through a host of global scenes and styles! The publication is a discography, ... Book
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Quirk, 2009. New Copy
A much better book than you might guess from the cover – or at least, a much more thoughtful book – as the unusual project really gets at the lives of famous composers – the personal stories behind the music, which are often far more vivid than their musical legacies! Each ... Book
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Crestline, 2013. New Copy
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Oh for the time when filling up your car was actually a pleasant experience – when you didn't have to pay first, deal with a crabby clerk behind bulletproof glass, and even had someone else pump your gas for you! This beautiful book relives the glory days of the American filling station ... CD
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Voyageur, 2010. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Dark Horse/Playboy, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2011. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy
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, ... Book
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Voyageur, 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Jeff A Kreiter, 1996. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Essential Rock Discography
Canongate, 2007. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Somebody Owes Me Money
Hard Case Crime, 1969. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Comedy Is Finished (hardcover)
Hard Case Crime (UK), 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Voyageur, 2011. New Copy
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, ... Book
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Seven Stories Press, 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Seven Stories Press, 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Hard Case Crime, 1975. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Hard Case Crime (UK), 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Hard Case Crime (UK), 1962. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Yale University Press, 2008. New Copy
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, ... Book
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Abrams, 2010. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Voyageur, 2010. New Copy Book
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 ... Book
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Blood On The Mink
Hard Case Crime (UK), 1962. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Choke Hold
Hard Case Crime (UK), 2011. New Copy
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) – ... Book
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Little Brown, 1996. New Copy Book
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 ... Book
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Back Beat, 2008. New Copy Book
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, ... Book
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Crown, 2008. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Scribner, 2014. New Copy Hardcover
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 ... Book
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Top Shelf, 2005. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Back Beat, 2005. New Copy Book
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 ... Book
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Jawbone, 2010. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2006. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Country Music Foundation, 2005. New Copy Book
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 ... Book
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Boo Hooray, 2014. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Simon & Schuster, 2011. New Copy
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 ... Book
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McSweeneys Issue 27
McSweeneys, 2008. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Viking, 2010. New Copy Book
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 ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2011. New Copy
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 ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
 
Updated November 24, 2014


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