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100 Posters/134 Squirrels

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

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.
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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.
The Failure

The Failure

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California Book Award–winner Greer presents a hilarious and immaculately written story set in LA, exploring the inevitability of failure.
From a Basement in Seattle

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

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.
Hairstyles of the Damned

Hairstyles of the Damned

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The debut novel from Akashic's new imprint, Punk Planet Books. Also check out the smash hits How the Hula Girl Sings, Tender as Hellfire, and The Boy Detective Fails.
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Hard Art

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.
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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.
Infinity Blues

Infinity Blues

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

Jerusalem Calling

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Schalit critically interrogates everything from Middle Eastern politics to the New Economy, from debates in the independent music scene about "selling out" to the current cultural interventions of Jerry Falwell and his followers.
Jonah Sees Ghosts

Jonah Sees Ghosts

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Jonah Sees Ghosts is a shocking, touching, and humorous first novel that blends magical realism with a figurative study of how alcohol abuse shapes the personalities within a family.
Lessons in Taxidermy

Lessons in Taxidermy

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A riveting tale of sickness and survival from the first female author on the Punk Planet Books imprint that brought you the indie hit Hairstyles of the Damned.
Of Mule and Man

Of Mule and Man

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Mike Farrell's gripping and often hilarious book tour memoir provides a framework for grassroots civic engagement.

Forthcoming Titles

ImmuneSystem

The Immune System

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Forthcoming: 5/5/15

Larson's antihero storms back in the explosive final installment in the Dewey Decimal hard-boiled, crime-fiction trilogy.
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