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

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Norton, New Copy
Comic artist Avi Spivak brings the past & present artists on Norton Records to life in Kicksville Confidential #1 – Torrid Tales From The Wild World Of Norton Records! Features comic book adventures of the likes of Andre Williams, Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps, Link Wray, Esquerita, ... Magazine
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HarperCollins, 2012. New Copy
A great guide to male culture, circa 1955 – served up in images and articles from Gentry – which was a postwar magazine in the realm of GQ and Esquire! The book is beautifully done, with full page reproductions of the best features from the magazine's 22 issues – all done with a ... Book
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Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy
The lost years of legendary graphic novelist Will Eisner – material done after the termination of his famous Spirit newspaper strip, and before Eisner's huge return to fame in the comic underground of the 70s! Eisner was always as great of a businessman as he was a cartoonist – and ... Book
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I To Eye (hardcover)
T&G, 2011. New Copy
50 years' worth of photographs from Lewis Morley – all presented in a super-heavy book that contains over 350 pages of vintage images! The work here really spans the gamut, but is all linked by Morley's beautiful eye for composition, which is equally well-suited to posed portraits and candid ... Book
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Abrams, 2010. New Copy
A beautiful tribute to the mighty photobooth – a machine that's lived long beyond its initial use in a time when most folks didn't have cameras, to almost become a visual medium in and of itself! The lavish, full-color book offers up not just a history of the photobooth – but also a ... Book
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Gollancz (UK), 1969. New Copy
Mind-bending brilliance from the legendary Philip K Dick – a story that revolves around the possible death of a businessman – but which sets loose a whole narrative of shifting realities and unsure temporalities! The story's a classic, with all of Dick's best elements in place – ... Book
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Princeton Architectural Press, 2005. New Copy
Weird and wonderful images from the early 20th Century – all odd, offbeat photographs featured on vintage postcards – a fair bit of which offer up some excellent manipulation of the pictures with very cool, pre-digital methods! Some shots are completely authentic – photos of ... Book
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Gollancz (UK), 1981. New Copy
One of the most important works from the later years of Philip K Dick – written right near the end of his too-short career, and a rich narrative expression of the personal issues that Dick was struggling with at the time! Valis stands for Vast Active Living Intelligence System – a ... Book
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Gestalten Verlag (Germany), 2008. New Copy
Think that funk, rock, and soul are the only styles of music that get groovy record covers? Think again – as this book from Horst Scherg definitely sets the record straight – by culling forth a cornucopia of covers from the late 40s onwards, all filled with some really cool images! ... Book
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Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy hardcover
Really beautiful work from early 20th Century illustrator George Carlson – an artist whose style effortlessly moved between comics and cartoons, and more serious material as well! The book's design – with a large cutout image on the front – is a good hint of the playful package ... Book
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Fantagraphics, 2012. New Copy
The genius of Jack Davis in a range of many styles – from comics, to record covers, movie posters, paperback jackets, magazine illustration, and more – even a very big section on work done for Time Magazine and TV Guide! Davis is probably one of the most recognizable artists from the ... Book
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Black Dog (UK), 2007. New Copy Book
An in-depth look at a label that should be familiar to all Dusty Groove customers – given the decades-old reputation Ace Records has for reissuing classic funk and soul! The imprint really gets its day in the sun here – in a lavish oversized book that's filled with color images – ... Book
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Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy
An amazing collection of 40s and 50s jazz drawings by Gene Deitch – the complete anthology of his work for legendary jazz magazine Record Changer! Gene was an amazing artist and cartoonist, whose work helped solidify the legacies of some of the most famous cartoon characters in the American ... Book
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Marion Boyars Publishers (UK), 2006. New Copy
Samuel Charters returns to New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – and finds that the city's jazz scene is not only alive and well, but continuing to thrive and change in the face of crisis! Charters is a name that should be familiar to many – for his landmark work as a record producer ... Book
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Atria, 2014. New Copy
The power of Purple Rain in the 80s has sometimes been dimmed by the passage of years – but author Alan Light brings back the spotlight to Prince's amazing achievement – and documents both the creation of the classic film and accompanying album, and its role not only in rising Price to ... Book
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Twelve, 2014. New Copy
An insanely rich documentary of the legendary William S Burroughs – an author who's possibly known more for his role in the cultural underground of the 60s and 70s, than for his equally-important writings! Barry Miles does a great job of tying both those worlds together – and gets past ... Book
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Penguin Books, 2012. New Copy
A huge book that not only looks at the importance of Zen Buddhism in the creative process of the legendary John Cage – but also shows the way that Cage's music and legacy helped spread Buddhist ideals throughout the art world of the late 20th Century! Cage's relationship to Zen was never ... Book
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Feral House, 2010. New Copy
Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster are best known as the two guys who created Superman – but after losing an active role in the production of their hero, the pair moved onto much less-remembered work – including the offbeat Funnyman character they wrote in the late 40s! Funnyman never had ... Book
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Signifying Rappers
Back Bay, 1990. New Copy
A landmark book about the power of hip hop in the urban environment – one that's not without its issues, but which has gone onto spark lots of lively discussion over the years! The book was written by a young David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello, and documents the role of hip hop on the ... Book
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Houghton Mifflin, 2013. New Copy
Over the years, New York's Chelsea Hotel has been way more than just a place to stay when you're in the city – and instead has gone onto become a legendary cultural force in itself – the temporary home to countless artists, musicians, and writers – including Allen Ginsberg, Janis ... Book
Updated November 28, 2015

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