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Designed For Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP

Janet Borgerson

Released 08/14/17 Label Mit Press Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780262036238

The sleek hi-fi console in a well-appointed midcentury American living room might have had a stack of albums by musicians like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, or Patti Page. It was just as ...

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Released 10/24/17 Label Harper Collins Genre Sex Books Cat no. 9780062666918

Are You a Dirty, Nasty Slut? Or a Sexually Repressed Nightmare? Regardless of your background or bedroom resume, someone or something has probably made you feel that way at some point. Th...

Fearless: Post-Rock 1987-2001

Jeanette Leech

Released 06/06/17 Label jawbone Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781911036159

In 1994, the music critic Simon Reynolds coined a new term: post-rock. It was an attempt to give a narrative to music that used the tools of rock but did something utterly different with ...

Make Trouble

John Waters and Eric Hanson

Released 09/20/17 Label Algonquin Books Genre Books & Magazines Cat no. 9781616206352

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Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire

Kurt Andersen

Released 09/05/17 Label Penguin Random House Genre Books & Magazines

In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen shows that what’s happening in our country today—this post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not somethi...

Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium

John Corbett

Released 06/02/17 Label Duke University Press Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780822363668

Music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deep inside the record collector's mind, documenting and reflecting on his decades-long love affair with vinyl. Discussing more t...

Broad City Mad Libs

Mad Libs

Released 09/19/17 Label Random House Genre Comedy Books Cat no. 9780515159271

Fill in the blanks of the 21 original stories inside this book inspired by the popular Comedy Central sitcom starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Yaaaaas.

We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Released 11/11/15 Label Anchor books Genre Feminist Books Cat no. 9781101911761

In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah,offers readers a unique def...

Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977-2002

David Sedaris

Label Hachette Genre Comedy Books Cat no. 9780316154727

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Hip-Hop Alphabet

Howie Abrams, Michael McLeer and Darryl McDaniels

Released 10/17/17 Label Lesser Gods Genre Hip Hop Cat no. 9781944713324

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NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette

Nathan W. Pyle

Released 04/15/14 Label William Morrow Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780062303110

Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow ...

Down With Childhood

Paul Rekret

Released 09/19/17 Label Random House Cat no. 9781910924495

Sometimes popular music registers our concerns and anxieties more lucidly than we realise. This is evident in the case of an ideal of childhood innocence in rapid decay in recent decades....

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...

In A Daze Work

Siobhan Gallagher

Released 08/07/17 Label Penguin Genre Comedy Books Cat no. 9780143130284

"This is the choose-your-own-adventure book all millennials need."--Brit & Co.Choose your way to a perfect day with this adventurous book full of personality, tongue-in-cheek wordplay...

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...

The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

David Wiegel

Released 06/13/17 Label W. W. Norton & Company Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. 9780393242256

The Show That Never Ends is the definitive story of the extraordinary rise and fall of progressive (“prog”) rock. Epitomized by such classic, chart-topping bands as Yes, Genesis, Pink Flo...

Bowie Unseen: Portraits of an Artist as a Young Man

Gerald Fearnley

Released 08/22/17 Label Acc Pub Group Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781851498642

In 1967, a 20-year-old David Jones decided to change his name to avoid confusion with the lead singer of the Monkees. He decided on 'Bowie'. By this time, Jones had been playing music for...

For The Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records

Brian Slagel

Released 08/29/17 Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781947026001

The story of Metal Blade Records is the story of Brian Slagel-a metal-obsessed Southern California kid who launched a fanzine and landed a record store job before cobbling together what h...