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Don't Skip Out on Me - A Novel

Willy Vlautin

Released 02/13/18 Label Harper Perennial Genre Fiction Cat no. 9780062684455

Horace Hopper has spent most of his life on a Nevada sheep ranch, but dreams of something bigger. Mr. and Mrs. Reese, the aging ranchers, took him in and treated him like a son, intending...

Is This Guy for Real? - The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

Box Brown

Released 02/06/18 Label First Second Genre Comedy Books Cat no. 9781626723160

Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive—a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional ...

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing

Released 01/01/18 Label Picador Genre Books Cat no. 9781250118035

When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her midthirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by the most shameful of experiences, she beg...

History Is Made At Night

Godlis

Released 01/05/18 Genre Punk - Hardcore Cat no. godlis 001

40 years in the making, HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT contains 119 photographs in a fine art duotone monograph edition; including photographs from GODLIS' nights at CBGB's between 1976 and 197...

Sundog

Scott Walker

Released 01/16/18 Label Faber Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780571328574

Scott Walker is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant, serious and intelligent of artists today. As one of the greatest lyricists of the 20th century and front man of globally loved pop t...

I Wish You Were Ugly Just Like Me

Yusuke Okada

Released 01/19/18 Label Omnian Genre Art Books Cat no. CTSP-037

I Wish You were Ugly Just Like Me is a collection of drawings and paintings by Yusuke Okada, a Japanese artist living in New York City who has positioned himself as both a staple and a fr...

Me and My #HigherSelf

Bunny Michael

Released 12/01/17 Genre Self-Help Books Cat no. bunny01

Based on the viral Instagram account of New York City rapper and artist Bunny Michael, this book of over 100 conceptual and artistic memes provides motivational support and promotes a mes...

Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus Black Magick and Benediction

David J. Haskins

Released 01/10/14 Label jawbone Cat no. 9781908279668

Heroic and absurd, scurrilous and profound, "Who Killed Mister Moonlight?" charts the descent of four intelligent young men with faces like ruby-eyed dime-store skull rings into a glitter...

Matinee - All Ages On The Bowery 1983-1985

Drew Carolan

Released 11/22/17 Label Radio Raheem Genre Punk - Hardcore Cat no. RR01

Between 1983 and 1985, New York City photographer Drew Carolan began photographing the patrons of the now infamous hardcore matinees that were going on at the seminal underground music cl...

Club 57 N.Y.C. - Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village 1978 - 1983

Museum of Modern Art, Ron Magliozzi, Sophie Cavoulacos, J. Hoberman, and Jenny Schlenzka

Released 01/01/18 Label MoMA Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781633450301

The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the global public’s imagination. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978–83) began a...

Gold Dust Woman - The Biography of Stevie Nicks

Stephen Davis

Released 01/01/18 Label St. Martin's Press Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. 9781250032898

An in-depth portrait of the classic rock artist includes coverage of such topics as her role in the stardom of Fleetwood Mac, the affairs that inspired her greatest songs, her struggles w...

Nasty Women - Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding

Released 10/03/17 Label Picador Genre Feminist Books Cat no. 9781250155504

Twenty-Three Leading Feminist Writers on Protest and Solidarity When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can wome...

Mute: A Visual Document

Terry Burrows and Daniel Miller

Released 11/28/17 Label Thames and Hudson Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780500519721

Rough Trade Exclusive - initial copies include a Mute 2017 CD sampler. Mute Records is one of the most revered and influential independent music labels of all time. Through the music of i...

Psychedelia - 101 Iconic Underground Rock Albums 1966-1970

Richard Morton Jack

Released 01/02/18 Label Sterling Pub Co Inc Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. 9781454921158

Never were so many classic rock albums made in such a short time! During the mid- to late 1960s, artists explored trippy new sounds, musicianship reached unsurpassable levels, and audienc...

Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd

Mark Blake

Released 01/08/18 Label Da Capo Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. 9780306817526

Mark Blake draws on his own interviews with band members as well as the group's friends, road crew, musical contemporaries, former housemates, and university colleagues to produce a rivet...

Mick Ronson: The Spider with the Platinum Hair

Weird and Gilly

Released 10/05/17 Label John Blake Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. 9781786062680

This book provides a deeply intimate insight into the life and times of an extraordinarily talented guitarist. A man who was tender and caring off the stage, yet fierce and electrifying o...

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe

Released 10/17/17 Label Sarah Chrichton Books Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780374248130

Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, hear...

A Queer Little History of Art

Alex Pilcher

Released 09/01/17 Label Abrams Genre Art Books Cat no. 9781849765039

Over the last century, many artists have made works that challenge dominant models of gender and sexuality. The results can be sexy or serious, satirical or tender, discreetly coded or de...

Vanishing New York - How a Great City Lost Its Soul

Jeremiah Moss

Released 01/02/18 Label Chronicle Books Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780062439697

An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York.For generati...

All Gates Open: The Story Of Can

Rob Young and Irmin Schmidt

Released 03/02/18 Label Faber & Faber Genre Krautrock Cat no. 9780571311491

All Gates Open is a music book like no other. Its subject is Can, arguably the most important experimental group of the twentieth century. Formed in Cologne in 1968, Can drew their influe...

Everything is Combustible: Television, CBGB's and Five Decades of Rock and Roll

Richard Lloyd

Released 11/02/17 Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780997693768

Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB's & Five Decades Of Rock & Roll: The Memoirs Of An Alchemical Guitarist by Richard Lloyd

By the Skin of Our Teeth: The Art and Design of Morning Breath

Jason Noto

Released 10/11/17 Label harper collins Genre Art Books Cat no. 9780062348616

In 1996 while working at the in-house design department at Think Skateboards in San Francisco, creatives Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto forged a collaborative style that would transform i...

The Strokes: The First Ten Years

Cody Smyth, Mick Rock and Gabriel Kuo

Released 10/10/17 Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781944713171

The first authorized visual record of one of New York's greatest bands from the close friend who saw it all.

Meet Me In The Bathroom

Lizzy Goodman

Released 05/26/17 Label Dey Street Books Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780062233097

Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can't Stop Won't Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music indust...