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Limited Edition Preorders and Special Offers

Check out these preorders by Chuck D and The Hold Steady, as well as exclusive limited edition packages by David Duchovny and Penn Jillette.

STEWdio: The Naphic Grovel ARTrilogy of Chuck D, by Chuck D

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage, etc.) brings his personal insights and social critiques to the page in fierce, passionate, and evocative visual art and prose 

Signed Box Set ($75.00). Choose the default option in the drop-down menu above for the $75.00 signed edition (only 500 available). STEWdio is comprised of three “Naphic Grovels” which marry text with drawings commenting on contemporary events: There’s a Poison Goin On! chronicles the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, from February–April 2020; 45 Daze of REaD Octobot follow the days leading up to and the aftermath of the historic 2020 election; and Datamber Mindpaper, which focuses on the early days of the Biden administration and America’s obsession with gadgets and screens.

Original Portrait + Signed Box Set ($200.00, nonreturnable). Choose the second option in the drop-down menu above for a signed edition PLUS an original portrait of YOU by the great Chuck D in his inimitable style. These portraits are one-of-a-kind and nonreturnable, and there are only 100 copies available. If you purchase this option, email a photograph of yourself (and only yourself) to info@akashicbooks.com, and Chuck D will draw an original, impressionistic 5″ x 8″ portrait in the artistic style reflected in the pages of STEWdio. Think about it. A portrait of you. By Chuck D.

Order Chuck D Items here


The Gospel of The Hold Steady: How a Resurrection Really Feels

An oral history (with photographs) of the greatest American bar band of the twenty-first century

The limited edition package includes:

—A copy of The Gospel of the Hold Steady signed by the band.
—A copy of the chapbook TJK on THS, which features candid, never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes photographs of the band by Tad Kubler spanning the group’s 20 years together. In his introduction to the chapbook, Craig Finn notes “I’m very thankful Tad had his camera at the ready. These were special times, but we were often moving very fast. I’m happy we’re able to take some time with them here, and to be able to share them with you.” The chapbook is signed by Kubler and is currently only available as part of this preorder package.

Order The Hold Steady items here.


Random, a novel by Penn Jillette—Limited Edition Preorder with Exclusive Chapbook and Dice 

The limited edition preorder package includes:

—A SIGNED hardcover copy of Random
—A copy of the short story chapbook God Is Real, which can’t be purchased anywhere outside of this package and select public events. God Is Real comprises four brand-new, laugh-out-loud, skeptic friendly, religion adjacent, free-speech forward, not-for-the-faint-of-mind short stories.
—A pair of custom dice

Order Penn Jillette items here.


The Reservoir, a novella by David Duchovny: Limited Edition Package with Exclusive Chapbook

The limited edition package includes:

—A signed hardcover copy of The Reservoir
—A copy of the chapbook Poems, Lyrics, Flip, which can’t be purchased anywhere outside of this package and select public events. Read in one direction, the chapbook comprises select lyrics from Duchovny’s three studio albums plus brand new poems, including one written from the perspective of The Reservoir‘s main character, Ridley. In reverse, the chapbook is a full-color flip-book of one of the time-lapse videos David Duchovny created while writing The Reservoir.

Order David Duchovny items here.

Posted: Mar 16, 2023

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