Books — Recently Added

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


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Quercus (UK), 2013. New Copy
A solidly researched look at the life and times of Eartha Kitt! Eartha emerged from a childhood in the segregated deep south, to stints on Broadway, to 50s cabaret singer and vocal recording hitmaker, eventually somehow walking a tightrope between personifying campy swinging 60s pop culture as TVs ... Book
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Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2013. New Copy
A surprisingly insightful Richard Pryor biography from interesting pair of biographers – brothrers David and Joe Henry! David Henry is a screenwriter, his brother Joe Henry is from the music world – known for his own artful singer-songwriter work, and especially his production work, ... Book
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Continuum, 2010. New Copy
A look at the Iron Range roots of the art of Dylan! Bob Dylan is one the most fascinating singer songwriters in American history, whose life has been chronicled by hundreds of authors and the man himself – but David Pichaske's Song Of The North Country takes a refreshingly different approach ... Book
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Faber (UK), 2012. New Copy
Will Oldham discusses his craft with Alan Licht – and his way staying true to his distinctive recordings as Bonny Prince Billy and other names over the years – and the conversations are nearly as enigmatic as songs! Will went from the arty fringes of acting work to indie rock, and ... Book
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Continuum, 2010. New Copy
A look at the music and other artful endeavors of David Byrne from the dawn of the Talking Heads to second decade of the 00s – around 30 years of distinctive songs and fascinating circumstance, to say the least! Netherlands-based writer and philosopher Sytze Steenstra looks at the work ... Book
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Backbeat Books, 2010. New Copy
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A nice round-up of some little known, and some fairly legendary behind-the-scenes secrets behind the making of a diverse line-up of classic albums – from the pages of Electronic Musician, Remix and EQ Magazines! It's a very cool list of records, and despite not as electronic-leaning as you ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
 
Updated March 06, 2015


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