Books — Recently Added

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

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University Of Illinois, 2009. New Copy
Great photographs from a forgotten corner of the Chicago area – even to most of the folks who live nearby – the neighborhoods around the Calumet Harbor, a lost part of the city near the Indiana border! Calumet is home to older shipping docks, crumbling industry, and many shuttered ... Book
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Portico (UK), 2013. New Copy
An hilarious set of images from contemporary New York – store signs, graffiti, posters, and other means of visual communication – some intentionally funny, some filled with mistakes and typos, all pulled together with witty commentary from the author as well! The book's a great one if, ... Book
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Portico (UK), 2011. New Copy
A much better book than you'd guess from the title – and a wealth of wonderful images from the biggest city in England! As with the similar New York volume, the book lays out snapshots of great little visual jokes in London – strange store signs, odd posters, mistakes on public ... Book
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Live Suburbia
Powerhouse Books, 2011. New Copy
Fantastic images from the late 70s and early 80s suburban scene – not special photographs from a talented artist, but snapshots and home photos pulled together for the book – all to illustrate suburban subcultures based around punk rock, martial arts, arcade games, record stores, dirt ... Book
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TCU Press, 2009. New Copy
A treasure trove of vintage photos from Calvin Littlejohn – an important African-American photographer in the Fort Worth area in the years before Civil Rights – and one with a great eye for capturing a special moment of unique scene! The images here are all black and white, but paint a ... Book
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Periscope, 2011. New Copy
A lavish, oversized book that traces the origins of "cool" in West African culture, through its passage in the Caribbean, American south, and up to the New York scene – all in a vivid interplay between words and images! The text is surprisingly deep – more than you'd expect ... Book
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Green Patriot Posters – Images For A New Activism
Metropolis, 2010. New Copy
Start the Green Revolution in your hometown – with these 50 great posters, ready to pull out and hang wherever the message needs to get out! The oversized book takes off from the glory days of Russian propoganda and wartime posters – and revives an older aesthetic, retuned to the issue ... Book
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Constable (UK), 2012. New Copy
The world just got a bit weirder – thanks to this great book that documents ill-themed products that include "D-presso Coffee", "Wack Off" insect repellant, "Bum" biscuits, and "Tit Bits" snacks! The book covers a lot more than just weird labels, too ... Book
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Penguin Books, 2012. New Copy
Places we'd love to eat – served up in a flurry of full-color photos of some of the weirdest restaurant names you'd ever hope to find! Highlights include "New Cod On The Block", "Frying Nemo", "Well Hung Beef", and "Wanker's Corner" – but there's ... Book
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MTV, 2008. New Copy
The history of American hardcore – served up in a huge batch of black and white photos, record covers, flyers, and more – spun out in a really beautiful book! The images are all nice and stark – concert shots, band performances, and more – all photos that really get at the ... Book
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True Crime Detective Magazines 1924 to 1969
Taschen, 2008. New Copy
A totally wonderful look at the glory days of the true crime magazine – filled with lurid covers, striking images, and some thoughtful words about the content! The book is done at a level that's even more color-drenched thant he usual Taschen publication – at a level that really fits ... Book
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Smithsonian, 2004. New Copy
A great overview of the best of the best of comics in the 20th century – with work that ranges from mainstream Marvel classics to some real gems from the underground! Stories include superhero adventures, hippy dippy underground tales, and very personal autobiographical material – with ... Book
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Abrams, 2008. New Copy
Fab photos from the swinging 60s – pulled from the huge archives of Magnum Photos, with subjects that range from Andy Warhol to Twiggy, to James Bond, to Buckminster Fuller, and beyond! Images are color and black and white, and shot by excellent op-shelf photographers – in settings ... Book
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Krause, 2010. New Copy
They had us already with the "pleasure yourself" in the title – and they really won us over with the images inside the book! Bad Girls is a great throwback to the glory days of the trashy paperback – a time when lurid stories were accompanied by even more lurid covers – ... Book
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Someday Funnies (hardcover)
Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy
An amazing project, with amazing results – a set of separate comics all about the 60s – drawn by some of the hippest talents of both that generation, and the 70s as well! The project was begun many years ago by Michael Choquette – who contacted creators as diverse as William S ... Book
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Backbeat Books, 2006. New Copy
Richie Unterberger's one of the most thorough music writers we've ever read – and this book may well be his masterpiece – as it includes a year-by-year listing of all the music The Beatles ever recorded, but which wasn't released at the time! The book covers the years 1961 through 1970 ... 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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Norton/Kicks, 2014. New Copy
The incredible rise and too-fast fall of the late Bobby Fuller – the southwest rocker who gave the world the classic "I Fought The Law", then died as a beaten, broken man in a car fire in 1966! The book tells the full story of Bobby's life and music from the perspective of his ... Book
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Abrams, 1960s/1970s/2012. New Copy
Naughty pictures galore, ripped from the pages of the underground press of the 60s and 70s – and presented here in a beautiful oversized, full color book! The book's got a political bent – as you might guess from the title – but we love it more as a romp through long lost ... Book
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Wax Poetics, 2007. New Copy
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 ... Book
Updated March 04, 2015