Baumgardner’s groundbreaking new book includes abortion testimonials by Ani DiFranco, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gloria Steinem, and others.
Subject: LGBTQIA+ Interest
The Age of Dreaming explores the history of Los Angeles, the heady beginnings of the movie industry, and the interplay of race and celebrity.
An exposé of an America no one is comfortable talking about: the volatile ground where male violence and sexuality overlap.
Concerns with human rights, political oppression, sexuality, race, and Jamaican culture thematically connect these essays.
A dramatic and inspirational memoir from one of the world’s top leaders of the movement for gay and lesbian equality.
A powerful tale of a young woman’s quest to unearth her identity, lost between cultures and families.
In conjunction with the publication of Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet—the latest release from our Black Sheep imprint for Young Adults and Young Readers—we’ve created the Black Sheep Digit, comprising excerpts from Pills and Starships and our first two Black Sheep releases, Changers Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper and Game World by C. J. Farley.
A literary international espionage novel, with some eroticism to boot, set between Israel and New York.
The masterful and dramatic final installment in the highly acclaimed Changers YA series pulls no punches.
In Book Three of this acclaimed YA series, Oryon Small transforms into Kim, an Asian American girl who must learn to separate body image from self-worth.
In Book Two of the Changers Series, our protagonist undergoes a second transformation—returning to a male body.
Zeigler tells the story of how sports has been radically transformed for LGBT athletes in the past four years.
Cooper & Mansbach team with some of today’s most talented writers to vitalize American history.
Cult novelist Dennis Cooper launches the third title of Little House on the Bowery, the Akashic series he is editing and promoting.
In the stories of Havana Noir, authors uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria, in a city characterized by ironic and wrenching contradictions.
Kamikaze Lust takes the reader on an electrifying ride through the spectacle of life and death in millennial America.
A post-punk story of outsiders, family, inherited drama, and love set in downtown New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.
Two Catholic priests fall in love amid deadly conflicts in the Amazon between the Colombian government, insurgent groups, and drug cartels.
In Revoyr’s most thrilling novel to date, four backpackers embark on a trip in the Sierra Nevada that quickly becomes a disaster.
Dennis Cooper unveils a mesmerizing debut story collection for his Little House on the Bowery fiction series.
A young man travels to Trinidad to reconnect with a transgender parent, uncovering the complex realities of love and family.
A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.
A riveting account of life as a closeted professional athlete from gay NFL player O’Callaghan, against the backdrop of depression, opioid addiction, and the threat of suicide.
Akashic Books reissues Nina Revoyr’s inspired and groundbreaking 1997 debut novel about women’s basketball, class, racial identity, and friendship.
In concise and distilled prose, Lemus presents a collection of still lifes, landscapes, and portraits of a challenging year that threatened all she loved most.
A novel reminiscent of the works of Herman Koch and Rachel Cusk, in which a lesbian couple attempts to escape the secrets of their pasts.
A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.
Derek McCormack’s most compelling work yet is his second selection in Dennis Cooper’s groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery fiction series.
A provocative debut that masterfully fuses issues of culture, race, sexuality, and family.
A gripping portrait of a rural Indiana town still reeling from the unsolved 1980s murder of a gay teen.
The novel that’s changing the way we define “family.” The Osbournes, Sopranos, and Eminem are only “some of the parts” that make up the whole story of the new American family.
A contemporary Los Angeles story of uncrossable social lines, allegiance and betrayal, immeasurable power, and the ways the present is continuously shaped by the past.
Sparrow L. Patterson’s debut novel follows a nineteen-year-old bisexual girl on her whirlwind journey of sexual escapades, drug-induced hallucinations, shoplifting sprees, and other criminal behavior.
Obejas’s stories of contemporary Cuba explore how history and fate intrude on even the most ordinary of lives.
Two Times Intro is Michael Stipe’s intimate and evocative visual diary of Patti Smith’s return to live performance.
A breathtaking science fiction debut from a worthy successor to Octavia Butler.
*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Rivers Solomon!
An anthology of new fiction writers who are using the Internet to develop their work; part of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series.
Cherished former Vermont governor Kunin teams up with Baumgardner to tell the inspiring story of American politicians’ growing acceptance of gay marriage.
An outrageous and provocative photograph book of cult music hero Peaches, with text from Peaches, Yoko Ono, Elliot Page, and Michael Stipe.
While supplies last, books ordered through the Akashic Books website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Peaches!
Revoyr’s novel examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice.
The second novel from the author of the award-winning Kamikaze Lust.
A young boy’s murder unleashes chaos in the life of a schoolteacher and a small New England town.