BLACK FRIDAY SALE: 50% off all titles!
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? TODAY ONLY, the ENTIRE Akashic catalog is available for 50 percent off when ordered directly through our website! (*See below for exclusions.) Use the code BF2015 at checkout.
Not sure where to start? See below for some of our latest best sellers, or click here to check out our featured gift books.
This promotion ends at 11:59 PM on Monday, November 30th. Don’t miss out!
by Eric Morse and Anny Yi
—New York Daily News
—New York Journal of Books
On the heels of the New York Times best seller You Have to F**king Eat (a sequel to the worldwide mega-best seller Go the F**k to Sleep), now comes the version that is entirely appropriate to read to—and with—children. While the message and humor will be similar to the adult version, there will, of course, be no profanity whatsoever.
Step aside Green Eggs and Ham, there’s a new, 21st-century book in town that will compel all finicky children to eat!
*While supplies last, order autographed copies of any of these three titles.
—Washington City Paper, Critics’ Pick
—Catster, #1 Catster Obsession
In the last five years, Simon’s Cat has become a global phenomenon. Star of thirty-nine films, which have been watched over 500 million times, and winner of a dozen major industry awards, Simon’s Cat has captured the hearts of a worldwide audience. In this brand-new book we see Simon’s Cat face any feline’s most dreaded scenario—he’s off to the vet. And he’s not at all happy about it.
Sharing its theme with the first-ever full-color Simon’s Cat feature animation, funded by a record-breaking Indiegogo campaign and due to be released alongside the new book, Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet . . . and Other Cat-astrophes is packed with over 240 pages of hilarious new gags and adventures featuring our favorite furry friend and his companions—both old and new.
by Joe MenoLonglisted for the American Library Association’s 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
“Compelling and necessary. . . . [Meno] has a knack for giving small happenings emotional weight. . . . Meno knows how to make you love his characters, want what they want. But don’t think he’s going to let things turn out well for them. Marvels and wonders aren’t worth the trouble. Fortunately, this book is.”
—New York Times Book Review
“[A] rugged page-turner. . . . There’s a bit of the country noir of Daniel Woodrell’sWinter’s Bone in the stark atmosphere Mr. Meno evokes (A faded town, fading, harried with dusty light, midafternoon), and a bit of the Clint Eastwood movie Gran Torino in the story of the vigilante grandfather. But the writing is propulsive enough to make you forget its influences. And at moments the book’s consuming darkness is lifted by potent, if inscrutable visions of the talismanic horse—a flash of lightning curving along the horizon.”
—Wall Street Journal
Marvel and a Wonder is a darkly mesmerizing epic and literary page-turner set at the end of the twentieth century. In summer 1995, Jim Falls, a Korean War vet, struggles to raise his sixteen-year-old grandson, Quentin, on a farm in southern Indiana. In July, they receive a mysterious gift—a beautiful quarter horse—which upends the balance of their difficult lives. The horse’s appearance catches the attention of a pair of troubled, meth-dealing brothers and, after a violent altercation, the horse is stolen and sold. Grandfather and grandson must travel the landscape of the bleak heartland to reclaim the animal and to confront the ruthless party that has taken possession of it. Along the way, both will be forced to face the misperceptions and tragedies of their past.
Evoking the writing of William Faulkner and Denis Johnson, this brilliant, deeply moving work explores the harrowing, often beautiful marvels of a nation challenged by its own beliefs. Ambitious, expansive, and laden with suspense,Marvel and a Wonder presents an unforgettable pair of protagonists at the beginning of one America and the end of another.
*While supplies last, order autographed copies of Marvel and a Wonder. (Please note that we have an incredibly limited supply.)
Posted: Nov 25, 2015
Featured: Music/Popular Culture/Art
- The Failure
- The Jesus Lizard Book
- Jonah Sees Ghosts
- A Fictional History of the United States with Huge Chunks Missing
- What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches – STANDARD EDITION
- Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet . . . and Other Cat-astrophes
- The Plot Against Hip Hop
- Go Fish
- Paradoxia: A Predator’s Diary
- HNIC (limited edition signed package)
- The Worst Breakfast
- Dance of Days: Updated Edition