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Akashic Books

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Genre: Art/Music/Pop Culture

100 Posters/134 Squirrels

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A 2010 reissue of Jay Ryan’s underground hit book, with new material added, and essays by Steve Albini, Art Chantry, Greg Kot, and Debra Parr.

Black Music

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The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.

Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats

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An irresistible and hilarious book of cat cartoon portraits for all cat lovers, old, young, and in between.

*Please note we are out of signed copies, but the holiday discount code still works!

DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys

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The bigger, newly designed edition of an iconic skateboarding book, including additional never-before-seen Glen E. Friedman photos and a new C.R. Stecyk III postscript.

For a SIGNED copy of the book, please select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu below and click “ADD TO CART.” Or, for a 25% discount off the list price, please select “Unsigned.”

Drawing Autism

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Autism spectrum disorder is found in one of every eighty-eight children—this gorgeous book offers powerful insight into the disorder.

Fame: The Hijacking of Reality

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A passionate and critical analysis of the life cycle of Fame, from film producer/director and former worldwide TV star Justine Bateman.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Justine Bateman!

From a Basement in Seattle

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Pearl Jam’s longtime in-house designer, Brad Klausen, presents his first book of visually stunning poster art. With introductions by Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam.

Go Fish

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The debut collection of Mr. Fish’s searing and hilarious political cartoons, featured in Harper’s, Truthdig, and elsewhere.

Hard Art, DC 1979

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Pulitzer prize–winning photographer Lucian Perkins captures four electrifying punk shows in Washington, DC, in 1979, with narrative by Alec MacKaye and an essay by Henry Rollins.

I Love You Too

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Bob Marley’s first and most famous son, Ziggy, extends his devotion to youth with his debut children’s book.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the Akashic Books website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Ziggy Marley!

Infinity Blues

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World-famous singer-songwriter Ryan Adams reveals his prodigious talents as a poetry and fiction writer.

Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

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A second edition of the definitive photo book of one of the most influential rock bands of the past forty years, including brand-new, exclusive material.

For a SIGNED copy of the book, please select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu below and click “ADD TO CART.“ Or, for a 25% discount off the list price, please select “Unsigned.”

A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola

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From the illustrator of Go the F*** to Sleep comes a history of coffee, Coca-Cola, caffeine, cocaine, secret formulas, special flavors, special favors, Harry J. Anslinger, and Prohibition.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will be SIGNED by Ricardo Cortés.

This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake

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International best-selling rock band Garbage presents its own autobiography, a gorgeous, full-color coffee-table book with text and images galore.   Note: This page is for the regular edition of This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake. For the limited edition preorder with an exclusive 12" vinyl, please follow this link.

Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook

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A cookbook inspired by the food of Ziggy’s upbringing in the household of Bob and Rita Marley.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the Akashic Books website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Ziggy Marley!

Forthcoming Titles

The Idealist: In My Eyes 25 Years

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Forthcoming: 4/20/21

A beautifully curated collection from celebrated photographer Glen E. Friedman’s early years.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before April 20, 2021. For a SIGNED copy of the book, please select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu below and click “ADD TO CART.” Or, for a 25% discount off the list price, please select “Unsigned.”

Recognize

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Forthcoming: 4/20/21

Renowned photographer Glen E. Friedman’s breathtaking and ambitious exploration of clouds.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before April 20, 2021. For a SIGNED copy of the book, please select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu below and click “ADD TO CART.” Or, for a 25% discount off the list price, please select “Unsigned.”

Music Is in Everything

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Forthcoming: 11/2/21

A picture book based on Ziggy Marley’s popular song celebrating music’s many forms, from the sounds of ocean waves to laugher in the family kitchen.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 2, 2021.

My Dog Romeo

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Forthcoming: 7/27/21

Ziggy Marley’s ode to his four-legged friend Romeo becomes a picture book that is sure to touch the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before July 27, 2021.

Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist

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Forthcoming: 8/3/21

Iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot offers up essays and stories in this darkly funny and subversive debut collection.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before August 3, 2021.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Marc Ribot

Grand Isle

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Forthcoming: 9/7/21

In this wordless story, an ordinary day at the beach transforms into an unforgettable adventure.