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✨✧ Frank PaulinFrank Paulin – Out Of The Limelight (hardcover) ... Book
Silverstein, 2007. New Copy ... $6.99 50.00
Amazing photographs from Frank Paulin – a sometimes overlooked talent from mid century – an artist with an amazing eye for juxtaposing an individual and an urban landscape, which is mostly the subject matter of this book! Most of the photographs were shot in New York City in the 50s ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Rick Kogan/Charles OsgoodSidewalks Vol 2 – Reflections On Chicago (hardcover) ... Book
Sidewalks, 2009. New Copy ... $6.99 40.00
Hey, that's a corner right up the street from Dusty Groove – and the book is filled with images of our fair city of Chicago – not just sidewalks, but a host of other important city images too – including portraits of local luminaries, and shots of some great stores, restaurants, ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Rob ChapmanNew Barbarians – Outlaws, Gunslingers & Guitars (hardcover with bonus CD) ... Book
Voyageur, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 40.00
A hefty book on the short-lived New Barbarians – a rock and roll supergroup founded by guitarist Ron Wood – with members that include bassist Stanley Clarke, drummer Joseph Modeliste of The Meters, saxophonist Bobby Keys, and the legendary Keith Richards! The book is filled with photos ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ David Sedaris/Jeffrey Jenkins (editor)David Sedaris Diaries – A Visual Compenium (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 50.00
A very unusual sort of diary from writer David Sedaris – but maybe that's what we'd expect, given that Sedaris has always been something of an unusual figure himself! The book does feature diary entries, often from moments when Sedaris was visiting a certain place – but there's also a ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Edward McClellandFolktales & Legends Of The Middle West ... Book
Belt Publishing, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 20.00
Dark tales from the Midwest – mostly 18th and 19th stories from a variety of sources – including sailor shanties, slave spirituals, and the folklore of Native Americans – all presented here in a relatively easy to read format, with a few illustrations. Our favorite story, though, ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Hennie HaworthColor Chicago – 20 Views To Color In By Hand ... Book
Harper Design, 2017. New Copy ... $3.99 15.99
A Chicago coloring book, but one that's maybe not great for kids – because the cityscapes within are full of important examples of Chicago architecture – usually somewhat complex, which means that they're not to be colored by the weak of hand! The book features images from Wrigley ... (Books) read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Tony Nourmand, edFrench New Wave – A Revolution In Design (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $48.99 59.95
The French new wave – or nouvelle vague – was not just a revolution in cinema, but also in the way that cinema was presented – a new generation of scenes and shots that led to a newly modern level of movie poster too – represented in beautiful ways in this very hefty book! ... (Books) read more Book

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Greil MarcusReal Life Rock – The Complete Top Ten Columns 1986 to 2014 ... Book
Yale University Press, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 20.00
Nearly 30 years of work from one of the best writers on rock and roll – served up here in a nearly-endless succession of columns all based around a single format – one that many other publications have copped over the years, but which Greil Marcus virtually invented at the Village Voice! ... (Books) read more Book

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Andy WarholAmerica ... Book
Grove Press, 1985. New Copy ... $5.99 20.00
A decade's worth of photographs from Andy Warhol – strung together in a way that really explodes our idea of his artistic vision! All of the images are black and white, shot casually by Warhol as he carried a camera around for ten years – but hardly the kind of snapshots that you might ... (Books) read more Book

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Nicole HollanderWe Ate Wonder Bread – A Memoir Of Growing Up On The West Side Of Chicago ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 22.99
Nicole Hollander's best known for her work in the field of comics – but she's also a native of our fair city of Chicago – and does a really wonderful job here of detailing her childhood on the west side of the city! Hollander mixes illustration and narrative in a great way – ... (Books) read more Book
(Please note – these copies have a remainder mark on the spine and are slightly shelf worn.)

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Kliph NesteroffComedians – Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, & The History Of American Comedy (hardcover) ... Book
Grove Press, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 28.00
A wonderfully wide look at the growth of American comedy in the 20th century – a book whose subject matter is definitely hinted at by the cover image! The author goes into great depth, and follows a fascinating path of the shifting venues for comedic expression – which also shift the ... (Books) read more Book

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Carol TylerFab 4 Mania – A Beatles Obsession & The Concert Of A Lifetime ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 29.99
A pretty cool combination of music diary and graphic novel – done by cartoonist Carol Tyler as she explores the deeper reaches of her love of The Beatles back in the 60s! The book's adapted from a diary that Carol created in 1965 – and there's passages that follow that format, but ... (Books) read more Book
(Please note – these copies have a remainder mark on the spine and are slightly shelf worn.)

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Jacksons with Fred BronsonJacksons Legacy – From The Family Archives – The 50th Anniversary Book (hardcover) ... Book
Black Dog, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 29.99
The story of Michael and The Jackson 5 – all presented here in an array of fantastic materials all pulled together from the family archives! The book is stunning – hefty, full color, and with page after page of really great material – images of records, live shows, special events ... (Books) read more Book

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Gusmano CesarettiFragments Of Los Angeles 1969 to 1989 (hardcover) ... Book
Damiani (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 50.00
20 years of shots from the streets of Los Angeles – all done in a way that's a lot different than the usual sort of Hollywood images you might expect! Instead, photographer Gusmano Cesaretti spent his time in the farther reaches and on the streets – working with Chicano gangs, chicas, ... (Books) read more Book

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Stephen FowlerRubber Stamping – Get Creative With Stamps, Rollers & Other Printmaking Techniques (hardcover) ... Book
Laurence King (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 24.95
A colorful tribute to the world of rubber stamps – not the boring black ones you'd use at the post office, but the cool kinds created by the world of arts and crafts – for modes that go way beyond simple stamping on paper! The book's as much an instruction manual as it is a love letter ... (Books) read more Book

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Sheldon & Stefan NadelmanTerminal Bar – A Photographic Record Of New York's Most Notorious Watering Hole (hardcover) ... Book
Princeton Architectural Press, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 35.00
A beautiful look at a legendary Times Square watering hole – the Terminal Bar, located right next to a strip show at the corner of 41st Street and 8th Avenue – home to a countless stream of colorful characters, and also photographer Sheldon Nadelman! From his spot behind the bar, ... (Books) read more Book

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Thomas CrowLong March Of Pop – Art, Music, & Design 1930 to 1995 (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 34.98
One of the most compelling books we've ever read on Pop Art – and one of the most visually stunning, too – given that the heavy, hardcover volume is filled with images that go way past the familiar tropes of the movement! Author Thomas Crow takes a very longform look at Pop Art – ... (Books) read more Book

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Mark Mothersbaugh/Adam LernerMark Mothersbaugh – Myopia (hardcover) ... Book
Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 40.00
A deep dig inside the mind of Mark Mothersbaugh – a musician that most folks know for his role in Devo, and his soundtrack material too – but also a visual artist with a legacy that's maybe even more mindblowing than his work on record! The book is the first we've ever seen to look at ... (Books) read more Book

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John SzwedBillie Holiday – The Musician & The Myth (hardcover) ... Book
Viking, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 28.95
John Szwed has given us pivotal books on Miles Davis and Sun Ra – and this time around, he's turning his eye to the life and music of Billie Holiday – offering up a very fresh vision of the oft-told tale of the singer and her career! As the title might imply, Szwed gets past the myth ... (Books) read more Book

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Gilbert, Jaime, & Mario HernandezLove & Rockets – The Covers (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 35.00
Iconic images from the Hernandez Brothers – the team of California cartoonists who forever changed the world with their Love & Rockets comic! This beautiful oversize book presents the first 50 covers of Love & Rockets – plus some graphic novel covers as well – all with ... (Books) read more Book

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Shotaro MatsumotoWalearic Disc Guide ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $29.99
One of the most unusual disc guides we've ever seen – a book that coins its own genre of music, Walearic – then finds a whole host of vintage records that fall under that new category! The book is filled with listings of rare records from Japan – music in many styles, and which ... (Books) read more Book

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Rick BraggJerry Lee Lewis – His Own Story (hardcover) ... Book
Harper, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99 27.99
The story of the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis – told by The Killer himself to author Rick Bragg – who worked with Jerry for over two years on the creation of the book! There's a fair bit of passages in third person – the book is still more biography than autobiography – but ... (Books) read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Tom DoyleCaptain Fantastic – Elton John's Stellar Trip Through The 70s (hardcover) ... Book
Ballantine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 30.00
A heady look at Elton John during his glory days in the 70s – a book that charts his rise in the late 60s and explosion to stardom in the following decade – penned in a style that mixes familiar facts with a fair bit of insider information too! Author Tom Doyle has worked for British ... (Books) read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Karen AbbottSin In The Second City – Madams, Ministers, Playboys & The Battle For American's Soul ... Book
Random House, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 17.00
Our fair city of Chicago has always been a pretty sleazy place – but back at the start of the 20th century, there was a higher kind of sex trade going on – one that featured high class houses of ill-reputed, and well-educated hookers – which led to a lot more crossing over between ... (Books) read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Chuck EddyTerminated For Reasons Of Taste – Other Ways To Hear Essential & Inessential Music ... Book
Duke University Press, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99 26.59
A collection of essays on a great range of musical topics from Chuck Eddy – a writer whose work you might know from Creem or The Village Voice – and who covered a surprising amount of music in his decades in publication! The book brings together columns from a four decade stretch that ... (Books) read more Book

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Catherine FloodBritish Posters – Advertising, Art & Activism ... Book
V&A (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 35.00
A fantastic look at the use of images in political activity on the British scene – a great legacy that runs from the early 20th century to the present – presented here a book of stunning full color images! Most of the work here focuses on the strong role that posters, billboards, and ... (Books) read more Book

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Andrew DeGraff & AD JamesonCinemaps – An Atlas Of 35 Great Movies (hardcover) ... Book
Quirk, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 29.99
Maybe the coolest kind of atlas you can ever read – an imaginary one, of the sort that we usually love in fantasy and science fiction – this time based around the imagined space of a host of famous films from the 30s through the present! The book has a wonderful look – vivid 3D ... (Books) read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Maurice BergerRevolution Of The Eye – Modern Art & The Birth Of American Television (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 45.00
A beautiful book for a really fantastic exhibition – one that looks at the interplay between modern art and early television in the US – with fantastic parallels that include both work on TV, and around the format itself! The volume is done like the best gallery books – lots of ... (Books) read more Book

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Mark BegoAretha Franklin – The Queen Of Soul ... Book
Skyhorse, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 18.99
A nicely expanded version of this important look at the career and music of Aretha Franklin – one that was first published at the end of the 80s, but which has been refined over the years to follow her changing career – and updated in this final edition, which covers the last decade of ... (Books) read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Bob AllenGeorge Jones – The Life & Times Of A Honky Tonk Legend – Updated Edition ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 24.99
George Jones was a country singer with a hell of a voice, and a hell of a lot of ups and downs in his life – a fair bit of issues that were brought on by his lifestyle and upbringing, all of which had an undeniable impact on the emotional strength of his music! Writer Bob Allen chronicles ... (Books) read more Book

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Stuart CosgroveDetroit 67 – The Year That Changed Soul ... Book
Polygon (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 12.99
A key look at the year of 1967 in Detroit – a year in which the city experienced both riots, and riotous changes in its music scene – huge steps forward for Motown, as you'd guess from the image on the cover – and a big wave of new sounds from MC5 and other important musical ... (Books) read more Book

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Jiri ErmlNew York Collected Bars 1990 to 1994 (hardcover) ... Book
Kant (Czech Republic), 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 45.00
New York drinking spots – all photographed in a really timeless way by Czech photographer Jiri Erml – a guy who clearly knows his way around a tavern! The images here are all from the early 90s, but they're also all black and white – and taken in a way that feels much older than ... (Books) read more Book

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Stuart CosgroveYoung Soul Rebels – A Personal History Of Northern Soul ... Book
Polygon (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Stuart Cosgrove has turned us on to plenty of music over the years – we first began reading his NME articles many years back – and this time around, he delivers a wonderfully detailed history about his youth as a fanatic for American soul music on the UK scene! Cosgrove was lucky ... (Books) read more Book

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Stanley CrouchKansas City Lightning – The Rise & Times Of Charlie Parker ... Book
Harper Perennial, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 16.99
The story of Charlie Parker is often draped in hyperbole and exaggeration – which is why it's extra great that this biography is handled by Stanley Crouch – one of the few writers we could trust to get past the hype and really find a way to link Parker's life and music! As you might ... (Books) read more Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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Benjamin Franklin VJazz & Blues Musicians Of South Carolina – Interviews With Jabbo, Dizzy, Drink, & Others (hardcover) ... Book
University Of South Carolina Press, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 19.98
South Carolina has been home to a surprising amount of jazz musicians over the years – a list of talents that includes Houston Person, Chris Potter, Webster Young, Etta Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Arthur Prysock, Nappy Brown, and a number of others – all of whom are featured in separate ... (Books) read more Book

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John CorbettListener's Guide To Free Improvisation ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 15.00
A much-needed book for the open-minded listener – a well-written volume from jazz critic John Corbett – and one that's bound to widen your ears to a whole new realm of listening! The book's pocket-sized – maybe so that you can sneak it into a club when visiting a free jazz ... (Books) read more Book

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Autumn de WildeElliott Smith (hardcover with CD) ... Book
Chronicle, 2007. New Copy ... $8.99 29.95
A photobook of the late great indie pop songwriting enigma Elliot Smith! This is a genuine tribute to Elliot – a compilation of hundreds of shots taken by his friend and photographer Autumn De Wilde. It's got personal, informal and official album-related pics, some live shots and much more. ... (Books) read more Book

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Harada KazunoriKotekote Sound Machine – Masterpieces Of Jazz Groove, Funk, & Soul ... Book
Space Shower (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $32.99
A very cool book on rare funky records – one done in a style that's similar to some of the Japanese label discographies on the market, but which has a very special focus! This book features a well-selected array of funk, soul, and jazz records with an emphasis on the classic years of the 60s ... (Books) read more Book

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Benjamin PiekutHenry Cow – The World Is A Problem ... Book
Duke University Press, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 29.99
A fantastic look at the music of Henry Cow – that important British band of the 70s, and a key bridge between the worlds of art, experimentation, politics, and improvisation at the time! Henry Cow trafficked in ideas that were fairly intellectual, but the group had a way of bringing them ... (Books) read more Book

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Mike Reed, edCity Was Yellow – Chicago Jazz & Improvised Music 1980-2010 ... Book
Mike Reed, 2019. New Copy ... $28.99 35.00
A beautiful book on the Chicago jazz scene, and the things that make it really special – not the Windy City world of years back – when Ramsey Lewis and other big names were dominating things – but Chicago in more recent years, when the city has been a non-stop hotbed of continuous ... (Books) read more Book

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David GrubbsNow That The Audience Is Assembled ... Book
Duke University Press, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A beautiful book-length prose poem from David Grubbs – an artist that some know as a musician, some as a singer, and some as a writer for his previous essential volume on improvised music! The book is very narrative – and tells this dream-like story of a musician faced with the need to ... (Books) read more Book

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James L BaughmanSame Time Same Station – Creating American Television 1948 to 1961 (hardcover) ... Book
John Hopkins University Press, 2007. New Copy ... $6.99 39.00
A very hefty look at the early years of television – a time when the format was trying to really set itself apart from other American media, especially radio – and was brimming over with new ideas and fresh opportunities! The author writes from a deeply historical perspective – ... (Books) read more Book

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John CohenHere & Gone – Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, & The 1960s (hardcover) ... Book
Steidl (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 48.00
John Cohen was a member of the famous folk group The New Lost City Ramblers, and also gained great fame as a photographer too – most notably for his High & Lonesome Sound book of images on Roscoe Holcomb and his community – but also here for a whole host of shots that document the ... (Books) read more Book

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Cyrus BozorgmehrOnce Upon A Time In Shaolin – The Untold Story Of Wu Tang Clan's Million Dollar Secret Album, The Devaluation Of Music, & America's New Public Enemy No 1 (hardcover) ... Book
Flatiron Books, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 26.99
The amazing story of the Wu-Tang's one-copy, million dollar album – a record that may be one of the greatest hoaxes in modern music, or a true marriage of hip hop and the art world! The record is hardly canonical material from the group, but it does represent a fascinating 21st Century ... (Books) read more Book

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A Alyce Claerbaut/David SchlesingerStrayhorn – An Illustrated Life (hardcover) ... Book
Bolden, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 35.00
A beautiful tribute to one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century – Duke Ellington's longtime musical partner, the mighty Billy Strayhorn! The book presents Billy's life and music in a really great format – using songs as sidebars amidst the larger text – which is then ... (Books) read more Book

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Peter BenjaminsonMary Wells – The Tumultuous Life Of Motown's First Superstar (hardcover) ... Book
Chicago Review Press, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 29.95
A stunning look at the great Mary Wells – one of Motown's first female acts of the 60s, and one of the decade's most important early soul figures as well! Mary's work on record is very well-known, but the story behind the music is completely different, and surprisingly dark at times – ... (Books) read more Book

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Bob BertI'm Just The Drummer – My Time Behind Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks & BB Gun Magazine ... Book
HoZac, 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 26.99
Bob Bert is a lot more than just a drummer and this a lot more than a mere memoir, with tons of Bert's photographs from the early 80s NYC downtown scene, interviews and photos from his great 90s DIY zine BB Gun and lots more! Bert played in early era Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks and ... (Books) read more Book
(First edition limited to 400 copies!)

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Rich TupicaThere Was A Light – The Cosmic History Of Chris Bell & The Rise Of Big Star ... Book
HoZac, 2018. New Copy ... $35.99 39.99
Chris Bell is one of the great mysterious figures in 70s underground rock – a key part of Big Star during that group's short run, a solo artist who produced some amazing music that was years ahead of its time, and a tragic figure who was taken from our planet all too soon! Like Gram Parsons, ... (Books) read more Book
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Natalie Y Moore & Lance WilliamsAlmighty Black P Stone Nation – The Rise, Fall & Resurgence Of An American Gang (hardcover) ... Book
Lawrence Hill Books, 2011. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
A well-done look at one of the most legendary gangs in our city of Chicago – a group that began on south side street corners, rose to community organizing by the end of the 60s, then get embroiled in global politics with ties to the terrorist rein of Muammar Qaddafi! The Almighty Black P ... (Books) read more Book

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Anne Stewart O'DonnellMotawi Tileworks – Contemporary Handcrafted Tiles In The Arts & Crafts Tradition (hardcover) ... Book
Pomegranate, 2008. New Copy ... $8.99 29.95
A beautiful book that really follows up the image on the cover – offering up dozens of full color illustrations of contemporary ceramic work with a very vintage vibe – all tiles created by the Motawi Tileworks company in Ann Arbor, Michigan! The book is full color – and although ... (Books) read more Book

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Peter WilliamsEnglish Seaside ... Book
English Heritage (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 29.98
A lovely look at the British seaside – the coastal resorts that have provided a crucial respite to city-dwellers for many years – and which have evolved into special spots all their own! We all know the parodies of these places from Fawlty Towers and Quadrophenia – but the ... (Books) read more Book

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John EvansJohn Evans – Collages (hardcover) ... Book
Quantuck Lane, 2004. New Copy ... $8.99 75.00
A hefty volume that's way more than the usual art book – partly because the artist is way more than the usual collage-maker too! John Evans lived in the east village neighborhood of New York in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – and in 1964, he began the process of creating one new artwork every ... (Books) read more Book

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Tina TurnerMy Love Story (hardcover) ... Book
Atria, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 28.00
Tina Turner tells the story of her life and music, her loves and struggles – at a level that's surprisingly personal overall – a book that's as much as a tale of her own persistence and strength of will, as it is the music she gave the world! Written from the perspective of 2018, the ... (Books) read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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John Leighton Chase, Margaret Crawford, & John Kaliski, edsEveryday Urbanism – Expanded Edition ... Book
Monacelli, 2008. New Copy ... $6.99 45.00
A fresh update of this classic book – originally published in 1999, and a beautiful combination of city images and writings on the urban condition! The interior is even more striking than the cover – and the editors add to the core text, which focused mostly on "urban ... (Books) read more Book

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Raymond Carver/Bob AdelmanCarver Country – The World Of Raymond Carver (hardcover) ... Book
Quantuck Lane, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 35.00
A beautiful visual illustration of the writings of Raymond Carver – done in collaboration with photographer Bob Adelman, who was invited by Carver to take pictures of locations featured in his poems, stories, and letters! The book combines the photographs and writings in a really unique, and ... (Books) read more Book

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Jinx & Mr C (James O'Connor & Damen Corrado)Compliments Of Chicagohoodz – Chicago Street Gang Art & Culture ... Book
Feral House, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really amazing look at the secret art and language of gang culture in Chicago – the most detailed book we've ever seen to examine the words on the street during the 60s, 70s, and 80s! Chicago had a very special sort of language to communicate gang activity and culture during the heyday of ... (Books) read more Book

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Jonny TrunkWobbly Sounds – A Collection Of British Flexi Discs ... Book
Four Corners (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
One of the coolest record books we've ever seen – a smaller take on the album art format, but one that focuses exclusively on flexi discs – those thin little records which were usually given away free, and which are usually pretty hard-pressed to survive the passage of time! Yet author ... (Books) read more Book

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Patrick CowleyMechanical Fantasy Box – The Homoerotic Journal Of Patrick Cowley (softcover) ... Book
Dark Entries, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
A book that's very much what it's promised – the homoerotic journal of dance music and soundtrack composer Patrick Cowley – a key figure on the San Francisco scene before he left this planet in the early 80s! The book is pure sex, and nothing but – save, perhaps, for some essays ... (Books) read more Book
(Be warned, the contents are all adult – for mature readers only!)

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Joel SelvinAltamont – The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels & The Inside Story Of Rock's Darkest Day (hardcover) ... Book
Dey St, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 27.99
A detailed look at one of the most famous rock and roll concerts of all time – the ill-fated Rolling Stones 1969 performance at Altamont race track, in which the group made the mistake of inviting Hells Angels to handle security! The Angels were bullies, and famously stabbed a concert-goer ... (Books) read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Zack O'Malley Greenburg3 Kings – Diddy, Dr Dre, Jay Z, & Hip Hop's Multibillion Dollar Rise (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 28.00
A detailed look at the moment when hip hop went from a sideline to a mainstream force in the music business – a time when producers became executives, major labels allowed smaller boutique imprints, and everybody started making a lot more money on the music! As you'd guess from the title, ... (Books) read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Lamont U-God HawkinsRaw – My Journey Into The Wu Tang (hardcover) ... Book
Picador, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 27.00
The story of the Wu-Tang Clan has been told often over the years – but this time around, it's told by one of the group's founding members – Lamont "U-God" Hawkins, who blends his own personal journey from the streets of Brooklyn with the rise of one of the most important hip ... (Books) read more Book
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Ian PhillipsLost – Lost & Found Pet Posters From Around The World (15th anniversary edition) ... Book
Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
A pretty goofy little book, but a pretty entertaining read as well! The volume is exactly what it promises on the cover – posters for lost pets, mostly from the US, but also featuring entries from other farther-flung nations as well – laid out in a cool format that has a pet poster on ... (Books) read more Book

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Graeme ThomsonComplicated Shadows – The Life & Music Of Elvis Costello ... Book
Canongate, 2004. New Copy ... $5.99 16.00
Elvis Costello has given us his own detailed account of his life and music – but before that well-circulated volume was released, Grame Thomson did a pretty great job with this one – using his years of experience as a music journalist to plumb the depths of the man and his recordings! ... (Books) read more Book

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Justin GiffordStreet Poison – The Biography Of Iceberg Slim (hardcover) ... Book
Doubleday, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
The legendary Iceberg Slim has given us plenty of his own story over the years – but this book is the first to look at the man behind the man – writer Robert Beck, who started as a pimp and became a surprisingly successful author – as well as an underground figure who inspired a ... (Books) read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Ward NicolaasBig Black & Beautiful – Cooper Black Book (hardcover) ... Book
Bis (Netherlands), 2011. New Copy ... $4.99 20.00
A book that's maybe not what you'd guess from the title – or maybe only partly from the title – as the whole thing is a love letter to the font style of Cooper Black, used on the front – served up in a fantastic array of images from the late 60s onward! The rounded font has been ... (Books) read more Book

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Scott Faragher/AL KooperHammond Organ – An Introduction To The Instrument & The Players Who Mad It Famous ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2011. New Copy ... $8.99 24.99
A heavy-duty look at one of our favorite instruments of all time – the mighty Hammond Organ, a keyboard that forever changed the sound of jazz, soul, and even rock and roll on the US scene of the 50s, 60s, and 70s! The book is huge – a fully-illustrated history of the electric organ in ... (Books) read more Book

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Jonathan Lethem & Kevin Dettmar, edsShake It Up – Great American Writing On Rock & Pop From Elvis To Jay Z (hardcover) ... Book
Library Of America, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 40.00
Jonathan Lethem has given us plenty of great writing on his own – and here, he teams up with Kevin Dettmar to co-edit a volume of seminal writing on rock, pop, and soul music of the past 50 years! This isn't one of those "best of the year" books, with content that will seem dated ... (Books) read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Brenda Dermody/Teresa BreathnachNew Retro – Classic Graphics Today's Designs (hardcover) ... Book
Thames & Hudson, 2009. New Copy ... $10.99 45.00
A beautiful book of design – one that traces the emergence of dozens of retro styles in today's contemporary work – presented in posters, packaging, publishing, and other formats too! The book begins with a large section at the start that unpacks graphic styles from the 20th Century, ... (Books) read more Book

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Steven HellerComics Sketchbooks – The Private Worlds Of Today's Most Creative Talents ... Book
Thames & Hudson, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 44.95
A very cool book that goes deep into the world of some of the greatest cartoonists of the modern age – a lavish, full-color volume that presents unseen art from the private sketchbooks of some of the modern greats – including Joost Swarte, Seth, Gary Panter, Charles Burns, R Crumb, Kim ... (Books) read more Book

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Will FriedwaldGreat Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 40.00
One of the greatest writers on singers presents his essential collection of albums from the 20th century – all served up with the kind of loving detail that's always made the prose of Will Friedwald so great! Will's written the book on Frank Sinatra – literally – and on Tony ... (Books) read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Robin Jaffee FrankConey Island – Visions Of An American Dreamland 1861 to 2008 (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 35.00
Coney Island is a hell of a place – a refuge for New Yorkers for over 100 years, and still pretty amazing today – with a surprisingly strong legacy that also includes the park's influence on more serious artists over the decades, a legacy that's presented beautifully in this oversize ... (Books) read more Book

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Bernard KrigsteinMessage In A Bottle – Comic Book Stories By Bernard Krigstein ... Book
Fantagraphics, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 35.00
Stunning work from one of the greatest artists to ever hit the comic book page – the mighty Bernard Krigstein, an artist who was decades ahead of his time – and had a huge influence on other artists for decades to come! The book was published in conjunction with the huge Fantagraphics ... (Books) read more Book

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Ezra BooksteinSmith Tapes 1969 to 1972 – Lost Interviews With Rock Stars & Icons ... Book
Princeton Architectural Press, Late 60s/Early 70s/2015. New Copy ... $6.99 24.95
Not rare tapes by The Smiths – but a book of rare interviews conducted by journalist Howard Smith – an overlooked counterculture figure whose questions and commentary here go way past the usual fluff! The book features complete interviews conducted between 1966 and 1972 – key ... (Books) read more Book

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Paul SteinbeckMessage To Our Folks – The Art Ensemble of Chicago ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2017. New Copy ... $26.99 32.00
A much-needed look at the genius of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – one of the coolest, most compelling groups to emerge in the great wave of avant jazz in the late 60s – and one who continued to give the world a lifetime legacy of groundbreaking music! There's been plenty written on the ... (Books) read more Book

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Aaron CohenMove On Up – Chicago Soul Music & Black Cultural Power ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 20.00
A tremendous achievement from music writer Aaron Cohen – a book that finally gets at the deeper, richer story of Chicago soul – the spirit of empowerment and pride that have always made us so honored to be part of the Windy City legacy! Cohen picks up where other soul writers have left ... (Books) read more Book

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Victor BockrisTransformer – The Complete Lou Reed Story ... Book
Harper (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 18.00
Lou Reed gave us some mighty fascinating music over his many years of recording – and the man himself also led an equally fascinating life – one that's covered here in very great detail, in a hefty biography that begins with Reed's troubled life as a child, to his early years moving ... (Books) read more Book

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John CorbettPick Up The Pieces – Excursions In 70s Music (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 30.00
Writer John Corbett has given us words on a huge variety of musical styles over the years – a fair bit of them left field and avant – but this time around, he's tackling the full range of 70s rock, pop, and soul music – in a huge book that's unlike anything he's ever written ... (Books) read more Book

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Annie Cohen Solal/Paul Goldberger/Robert GottliebNew York Mid Century – Post War Capitol Of Culture 1945 to 1965 (hardcover) ... Book
Thames & Hudson (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 35.00
A stunningly vivid portrait of New York in the postwar years – a time when the city's already-strong hold on American culture was taken to its apex – as the city became home to some of the most important artists, actors, writers, and creative forces of the generation! The book is ... (Books) read more Book

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Elvis CostelloUnfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink (hardcover) ... Book
Penguin Books, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 30.00
A wonderfully-written autobiography from Elvis Costello – a book that's not only completely illuminating for any fan of his music, but which stands quite strongly on his own, even if you're not a longtime fan of the man himself! The volume almost sets a new standard for musician ... (Books) read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Billy VeraHarlem To Hollywood (hardcover) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 29.99
Billy Vera's had a hell of a career in the music business – early years as both a performer and songwriter, then work behind the scenes as a producer and historian, a return to performing in the limelight – and lots of other surprising stops along the way! The book is told from Vera's ... (Books) read more Book

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Oliver LomaxMood Modern – The Story Of Two Of The World's Greatest Recorded Music Libraries – KPM & Bruton Music ... Book
Vocalion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $32.99 33.99
Maybe the best book we've ever seen on the secret world of sound library music – those non-commercial recordings that are made away from the public, then lent out for later use in radio, film, and TV! Over the years, crate-diggers have brought a new sort of appreciation to sound library ... (Books) read more Book

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Joe HaganSticky Fingers – The Life & Times Of Jann Wenner & Rolling Stone Magazine (hardcover) ... Book
Canongate (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 32.00
A mighty tribute to the legendary Jann Wenner – a humble editor by trade, but one who forever shaped the world of rock music and journalism with his magazine Rolling Stone! Wenner came along at just the right time to be able to provide just the right platform for a new sort of writer, and ... (Books) read more Book

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Kate JoyceBig Ears Knoxville 2014 to 2018 (hardcover – with bonus download) ... Book
Hat & Beard, 2019. New Copy ... $52.99 60.00
A beautiful complement to the groundbreaking Big Ears music festival in Knoxville – an annual event that keeps on pushing the boundaries of listening, with a challenging roster of sonic activity that just keeps on getting better and better over the years! In the introduction, Ben Ratliff ... (Books) read more Book
(Also includes a download card – to download performances from the festival over the years!)

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Adam Cooper & Nile Southern (editors)Chicago 1968 – The Whole World Is Watching (hardcover) ... Book
Hat & Beard, 2018. New Copy ... $52.99 60.00
A beautiful expansion of a famous moment in creative journalism – the famous 1968 issue of Esquire magazine that featured William S Burroughs, Terry Southern, Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet, and Abbie Hoffman at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago! The results of that tumultuous event have ... (Books) read more Book

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Dmitry SamarovMusic To My Eyes (hardcover) ... Book
Tortoise Books, 2019. New Copy ... $25.99 29.99
A beautiful little book from one of the more inspired creative talents on the Chicago scene – writer/artist Dmitry Samarov, who's always got a talent for getting to the heart of the city – and for being very open about what matters, and why! This book is Dmitry's love letter to the ... (Books) read more Book
(Limited edition first pressing!)

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Ursula Block, Michael Glasmeier & OthersBroken Music – Artists' Recordworks (paperback – with bonus flexidisc) ... Book
Primary Information, 2018. New Copy ... $24.99 34.00
One of the coolest discographies you'll ever see in your life – a special book devoted to ultra-rare records created by artists as well as musicians – first published in 1989, and filled with a wealth of obscure records from the 50s through the 80s! Musical styles run from avant jazz ... (Books) read more Book
(Limited edition – and comes with a bonus flexidisc!)

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Rachel Delphia & Jewel SternSilver To Steel – The Modern Designs Of Peter Muller-Munk (hardcover) ... Book
Prestel (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 60.00
A treasure trove of beautiful objects designed at mid-century – all creations of designer Peter Muller Munk – German by birth, and part of the wave of creative talent to come to America during wartime – which meant that we got to reap all the benefits of Peter's genius! Famous ... (Books) read more Book

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Peter JonesThis Is Hip – The Life Of Mark Murphy (hardcover) ... Book
Equinox (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
The story of Mark Murphy – one of our favorite jazz singers of all time – written by Peter Jones, also a jazz singer himself! Jones is London-based, and as such, does a really great job of capturing the ongoing enthusiasm and excitement about Murphy's career that was always a big part ... (Books) read more Book
 
 



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