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Jim Fusilli reading in NYC

Jim Fusilli, award-winning crime fiction writer, music critic for the Wall Street Journal, and author of the 33 1/3 series volume on Pet Sounds, will be reading at Barnes & Noble Greenwich Village on the evening of Thursday 12th this week, at 7.30 pm. The store is located at 396 Sixth Ave, on the corner […]

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Spiffy

I’m not overly familiar with the French magazine Soul Bag, but they published the charming review below of Douglas Wolk’s book about James Brown’s Live at the Apollo. Many thanks to our in-house Francophile and all-round publishing starlet Gabriella Page-Fort for providing the translation. Here is a cool little book published, in English, in a

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Through the cracks

These are a few of the projects that – for various and sometimes complicated reasons – never made it to fruition. Some came very close to happening, others less so; but they all would have been fun. Songs in the Key of Life, by Dave HesmondhalghParallel Lines, by Elisabeth VincentelliThree Feet High and Rising, by

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The top twenty

I’m occasionally asked which are the biggest selling books in the series. Well, here’s the complete list so far, in descending order of sales. (Bear in mind is that some of these books have been on sale for much longer than others.) If anybody’s interested, I’ll update this table every once in a while. Meat

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Murmur

The last in our triptych of new releases this week (damn, I wish we could publish three of these every week!) is J. Niimi’s book about Murmur. Like Daphne and Franklin before him, J. stubbornly refused to adhere to the word limit in his contract. And I stubbornly refused to make any cuts to his

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Armed Forces

Another of the new books that should be on sale in the next couple of weeks is Franklin Bruno’s take on Costello’s Armed Forces. This one is written as an A-Z, with entries including the Agora Ballroom, Winston Churchill, Al Jolson, Rock Against Racism, and Two-Tone Records. It’s a great strategy for one of these

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Vice

A cool little piece about the series in the current issue of Vice magazine: These are for the insane collectors out there who appreciate fantastic design, well-executed thinking, and things that make your house look cool. Each volume in this series takes a seminal album and breaks it down in startling minutiae. We love these.

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