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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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PS Artbooks (UK), 2013. New Copy
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 ... 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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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), 2013. 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
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2011. 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
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Arsenal Pulp, 2011. New Copy
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, ... Book
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Mean
Fantagraphics, 2007. New Copy
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, ... Book
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McSweeneys, 2009. New Copy
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 – ... Book
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Casterman, Late 30s/2004. New Copy
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' ... 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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Fletcher Street (hardcover)
Powerhouse Books, 2006. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Running Press, 2001. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Villard, 2009. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Sticky Monsters (hardcover)
Square Peg (UK), 2012. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Casterman, Late 30s/2006. New Copy
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' ... Book
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Powerhouse Books, 2006. New Copy
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! ... 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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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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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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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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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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Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2013. New Copy
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 ... 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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Sterling, 2010. New Copy
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 ... Book
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We B Girlz (paperback)
Powerhouse Books, 2005. New Copy
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 ... 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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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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Arcturus (UK), 2013. New Copy
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 ... 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
 
Updated November 28, 2014


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