Books — Recently Added

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


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Harper, 2008. New Copy
Genius work from the young Scott McCloud – the graphic artist who later went onto pen the important Understanding Comics and Making Comics – but who already had a hell of an eye even at this early stage! Zot is kind of an American manga – both in style and scope – but it's ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 1940s. New Copy Book
One of the coolest comic features of the 40s – and one that had a surprisingly long life too – born first in the pages of Airboy Comics, but more than enough of a legend on its own! The Heap is a kind of man/monster figure that predates Swamp Thing or Man Thing by decades – an ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy Book
Dig creepy comics? This book is full of them – a wealth of wonderful issues of the legendary Forbidden Worlds series from the 50s – a groundbreaking publication that set a whole new standard for horror and sci fi stories at the time – and a great companion to the legendary ... 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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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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Backbeat Books, 2011. New Copy
A thoughtful book on the rise, fall, and sideways path of one of the greatest soul singers of the 20th century – put together at a level that includes loads of historical detail, including a very long appendix at the back – which lists key moments in Prince's life and career from 1958 ... Book
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Hal Leonard, 2012. New Copy
The ukulele's made a big comeback in recent years, thanks to hipsters around the globe – but the instrument's got a long and storied history in 20th century music – with key roles in jazz, country, and a range of other styles that are quite different than its usual Hawaiian groove! The ... Book
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Oxford, 2013. New Copy
A long look at A Love Supreme – John Coltrane's massive album of the mid 60s, and arguably one of the most influential jazz albums of all time! Author Tony Whyton looks at both the making of the masterpiece and its impact in the years after its release – all with rich and thoughtful ... 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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PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s/2014. New Copy Book
Stunning work from the glory days of the 50s horror comic – issues of the legendary publication Adventures Into The Unknown – one of the first and most important comics to plumb the depths of supernatural and science fiction! The publication inspired countless imitators, but was always ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 1953. New Copy Book
We love 50s horror comics – and we especially love Tomb Of Terror – as it's one of the excellent publications from Harvey Comics in the pre-code years – filled with lurid artwork and some incredibly chilling stories! Like some of the other Harvey horror of the period, there's a ... Book
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Tomahawk Press (UK), 2012. New Copy
The story of Marc Bolan – told here in a wealth of images and photos as well – and with a surprising amount of detail that really gets at both his music and his too-short career! The style's often a bit personal – especially given that the author relies on quotes and reflections ... Book
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Crown, 2012. New Copy
The rise and fall of The Smiths – a group who've had surprising endurance over the years, and who've gone onto become one of the most important UK acts of the post-punk years! The volume is very detailed, and richly layered with both personal stories and concrete information – ... Book
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Pop – The Genius Of Andy Warhol (hardcover)
Harper, 2009. New Copy
A very deep look at the most important years of Andy Warhol – his huge range of creative projects in the 60s – from his own pop art, to his work with the Velvet Underground, to all the many other aspects of The Factory! The book covers Warhol in detail year by year in the 60s – ... Book
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Nothin' To Lose – The Making Of KISS 1972 to 1975 (paperback)
It Books, 2014. New Copy
The story of Kiss in all its 70s glory – with a focus on the early years of the group's image-making and formation – told by group members themselves, as well as some key contemporaries! The book is large, and filled with lots of images – and the text is pulled together in ... Book
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Penguin Books, 2013. New Copy
A surprisingly great autobiography from Morrissey – written in a very unusual sort of voice, especially when compared to his songs! The book recounts his life in music and beyond – and acts not just as a portrait of the singer, but also of a certain side of London in the 60s, 70s, and ... Book
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Dal Tokyo (hardcover)
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy
Seminal early work from Gary Panter – a complete run of his Dal Tokyo comic strip from the LA underground scene – all served up in a special-sized book that follows the horizontal format of the comic! The strip starts in the early 80s – with Panter at his most jagged, most punky ... Book
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Marc Bolan – Born To Boogie
Plexus (UK), 2008. New Copy
The story of Marc Bolan and T Rex – presented in a well-done book that's filled with dozens of vintage photographs too! Bolan only spent a short 30 years on the planet, most of them pretty darn impactful – and this important career is music is summed up by the authors in a vibrant way ... Book
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Fantagraphics, 2012. New Copy
A strange account of the author's friendship and creative process with the late William S Burroughs – with whom he collaborated on a possible graphic novel of Burroughs' story Ah Pook Is Here – and a book that definitely comes across with the same kind of dynamic, experimental tone as ... Book
 
Updated September 02, 2015


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