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Subject: Gift Books

Featured Gift Books

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.

131 Different Things

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An intimate novella of love and loss wrought from the cultural underground, perfectly expressed in an inventive object that rediscovers the magical possibilities of the book. Note: This page is for the regular edition of 131 Different Things. For the limited edition preorder with an exclusive 7" vinyl, please follow this link.

Bicycle

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The latest release from Hotel St. George Press, following The Session and The Musical Illusionist.

The Cocaine Chronicles

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The best fiction anthology of cocaine-themed tales to blow through in years, featuring all-new stories from Susan Straight, Lee Child, Jerry Stahl, Ken Bruen, Laura Lippman, Bill Moody, Nina Revoyr, and many more.

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.

Limited number of books signed by Glen E. Friedman available! Select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu below and add to cart! OR, for a 25% discount off 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.

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.

The Heroin Chronicles

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The latest entry in the Akashic Drug Chronicles Series. Heroin has long been understood as the most “literary” of narcotics, and this collection will, for better and worse, have tremendous pop cultural appeal.

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

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

The Jesus Lizard Book

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Legendary indie rockers the Jesus Lizard’s idiosyncratic, impassioned document of their rock and roll conquests.

Order now and receive a FREE 7″ record on gold vinyl featuring two previously unreleased Jesus Lizard demos: “Elegy” and “Fly on the Wall” from the 1994 John Loder sessions.

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.

Limited number of books signed by Glen E. Friedman available! Select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu below and add to cart! OR, for a 25% discount off list price, please select “Unsigned.”

Mystery Book

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We know our catalog has a lot to choose from, so let us pick your next favorite read for you!

Take a chance with a mystery book from our list, chosen by us and sent to you, for over 50% off retail.

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.

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.

USA Noir

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The best USA-based stories in the Akashic noir series, compiled into one volume and edited by Johnny Temple!

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

Music Is in Everything

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Forthcoming: 5/4/21

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 May 4, 2021.

My Dog Romeo

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Forthcoming: 5/4/21

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 May 4, 2021.