Category: Pop culture

$34.99

Girl in a Band

Dey Street Books | February 24, 2015 | 288 pages
Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of... More Info
$12.95

Cycling Stars

By Magma
Laurence King Publishing | January 20, 2015 | 34 pages
Who is the toughest rider of all time? Who is the fastest cycling sprinter the world has ever seen? Would the racers of the sixties beat the champions of today? Put these long-standing debates to bed with this collection of illustrated cards showing the top stats of the 30 brightest stars from... More Info
$48.99

Reclaiming Canadian Bodies

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | December 31, 2014 | 281 pages
The central focus of Reclaiming Canadian Bodies is the relationship between visual media, the construction of Canadian national identity, and notions of embodiment. It asks how particular representations of bodies are constructed and performed within the context of visual and discursive mediated... More Info
$25.00

Great Power and Great Responsibility

Wolsak & Wynn Pub Limited | November 4, 2014 | 440 pages
Great Power and Great Responsibility is a book about what makes comics tick and about how the philosophies of the world are reflected back at us through comics. By investigating certain iconic series with academic rigor, Mann shows how much of the world is captured in the comic series, particularly... More Info

Iconic Designs

Bloomsbury Publishing | November 20, 2014 | 240 pages
"By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this text addresses what we mean by 'iconic' and how that aids our understanding of design and of iconicity. 50... More Info
$27.99

We Rock! (Music Lab)

December 15, 2014 | 152 pages
Finally! A hip, fun and culturally relevant series of music appreciation books, perfect for modern music-loving families who want to take advantage of this era of exploding musical access! Get a personal guided tour through an amazing historical back-catalog of music that was previously... More Info

Bare-Knuckled Lit

December 16, 2014 | 152 pages
Includes more than 30 essays by members and performers of the cutting-edge live lit movement, similar to a witty, irreverent debate club between writers, featuring work from Samantha Irby, Daniel Shapiro, Josh Zagoren, Dave Stinton and Nick Tecosky. Original.  More Info

What We See When We Read

Vintage | August 5, 2014 | 419 pages
A Knopf art director presents a fully illustrated investigation into how we visualize images while reading works of literature, sharing example fragments of artwork that provide insights into how authors imagined their characters and settings. Original. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

You Have to Fucking Eat

November 12, 2014 | 32 pages
The long-awaited sequel to the #1 "New York Times" best-selling classic "Go the F*** to Sleep."  More Info

The Pocket Beer Guide

Sterling Publishing (NY) | September 17, 2013 | 320 pages
The best beers are here, so drink up! The authors of the acclaimed World Atlas of Beer (Sterling Epicure) have collaborated with top international contributors to create the most extraordinary, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide to brews available. This team of experts provides tasting notes on an... More Info
$20.95

Kurt Cobain

One Peace Books Incorporated | April 15, 2014 | 96 pages
Growing up, Kurt Cobain believed that he was an alien and that his parents weren t really his parents. He thought that his alien race would rescue him sooner or later or that he would at least meet others like him, never feeling alone again. Eventually, Kurt Cobain will meet like-minded friends and... More Info
$14.95

Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch

April 3, 2014 | 36 pages
The newest in I Love Mel's pop culture colouring books is Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch, an unofficial colouring book featuring line drawings of the star's best known roles on film and television. Cumberbatch has taken the world by storm in roles such as Sherlock Holmes on BBC's Sherlock,... More Info
$30.95

Top 40 Democracy

University of Chicago Press | October 20, 2014 | 312 pages
If you drive into any American city with the car stereo blasting, you’ll undoubtedly find radio stations representing R&B/hip-hop, country, Top 40, adult contemporary, rock, and Latin, each playing hit after hit within that musical format. American music has created an array of rival... More Info
$24.00

About Time

Little, Brown | November 4, 2014 | 224 pages
By the author of Paris Versus New York, an illustrated exploration of time and memory. Take it, make it, lose it, have it, kill it, spend it, save it, forget it, break it, set it, repeat it, keep it: time flies and time crawls. This might be your first time, your last time, or you may be stuck in... More Info

Inside the Dream Palace

Mariner Books | November 1, 2014 | 496 pages
The history of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, where artists of all stripes, legends themselves, have lived and loved and worked for more than a century.  More Info

The Anti Journal

November 11, 2014 | 192 pages
Anti Journal is a fresh creative journaling title for teenagers and young adults reflecting the modern zeitgeist. Upwards and downwards of its core audience it offers perennial crossover value as an adult gift purchase and younger activity purchase -- in a nutshell, its audience is huge.... More Info
$32.95

Windows on the World

Penguin Press | November 13, 2014 | 152 pages
Forefront writers including Daniel Kehlmann, Nadine Gordimer and Xi Chuan collaborate with artist Matteo Pericoli to share metaphorical views on place, creativity and the meaning of home in the 21st century. 30,000 first printing. Illustrations.  More Info
$18.50

Michael Jackson's Dangerous

Bloomsbury Academic | September 25, 2014 | 168 pages
Dangerous is Michael Jackson's coming of age album. Granted, that's a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold, at long last embracing adulthood-politically questioning, sexually charged-yet unable to... More Info
$27.95

Novel Living

Stewart Tabori & Chang | November 11, 2014 | 144 pages
Presents ideas for collecting and restoring print books, and includes crafting and decorating suggestions to incorporate them into a person's living space.  More Info
$24.95

Homeland and Philosophy

Open Court | November 1, 2014 | 288 pages
In Homeland and Philosophy, 23 philosophers tackle the issues that Showtime's award-winning show Homeland asks us to consider. The drama, which centers on Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody's release from an al-Qaeda prison, and CIA Agent Carrie Mathison's distrust of his intentions, asks questions of... More Info

Beatles vs. Stones

Simon & Schuster | November 11, 2014 | 320 pages
A lively examination of the most legendary (and least understood) rivalry in the annals of rock ’n’ roll: “Beatles vs. Stones is one of the best rock biographies I have seen this year…If you thought you knew everything there was to know about these two groups, think again” (Seattle... More Info
$21.95

Full Speed Ahead!

Abrams Books for Young Readers | October 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Animals and objects are grouped together by their speed, from slowest to fastest, including such things as elephants, hares, tanks, biplanes, and tennis balls.  More Info
$36.99

The World of PostSecret

William Morrow | November 4, 2014 | 288 pages
A ton of secrets, one postcard at a time.  More Info
$29.99

Napkin Notes

HarperOne | October 28, 2014 | 224 pages
Cancer has given Garth Callaghan a new purpose: to inspire parents to connect more with their children even in small ways, as he has done before and since his diagnosis by tucking a napkin note into his daughter’s lunch every day. Garth Callaghan doesn’t know how long he has to live. But he can... More Info

Shake Puppies

Harper Design | October 28, 2014 | 144 pages
This highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake features more than 130 photographs of adorable puppies. This brilliant, brightly colored collection truly captures the squishy cuteness of a puppy—its tousled fur, floppy ears, and endearing expression—in the moment when our tiny,... More Info

A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

Penguin Group USA | October 28, 2014 | 192 pages
A witty, gracious, and charmingly illustrated anti-consumer manifesto Like most people, Sarah Lazarovic covets beautiful things. But rather than giving in to her impulse to spend and acquire, Sarah spent a year painting the objects she wanted to buy instead. Based on a visual essay that was first... More Info

Infographic Guide to Literature

Cassell | October 14, 2014 | 160 pages
100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics all about literature, featuring your favourite books and authors! Infographic Guide to Literature presents unique, witty and surprising facts about literature, from Shakespeare and Austen to Nabakov and Orwell, to George R. R. Martin and E. L.... More Info

The Beatles Lyrics

Little, Brown | September 30, 2014 | 384 pages
The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a... More Info
$24.95

They Came from Within

Arbeiter Ring Pub | October 1, 2014 | 356 pages
No horror film is truly mainstream, David Cronenberg has said, and it is for this reason that even the lowliest of them may be worth consideration.  More Info
$5.99

Someecards Mad Libs

October 16, 2014 | 48 pages
Someecards Mad Libs includes 21 hilarious and over-the-top stories inspired by the popular adult e-card website, www.someecards.com. At only $4.99 a pop, pick one up for yourself and all your friends. It's the perfect way to celebrate any occasion, like a birthday, graduation, one night stand,... More Info

The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear

Cassell | October 14, 2014 | 256 pages
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$45.00

High Times

Power House Books | October 14, 2014 | 300 pages
Founded in 1974 by an ambitious political activist and outlaw drug smuggler, High Times has been a revolutionary venture right from the start. Providing alternative political commentary and unabashed enthusiasm for cannabis, LSD, and psychedelic mushrooms, the proven success and staying power of... More Info
$29.95

Homeland Revealed

Chronicle Books | October 14, 2014 | 160 pages
An American soldier presumed killed in Iraq returns home eight years after disappearing. This is the premise of the award-winning and highly addictive Homeland. Known for its heart-pumping plot and phenomenal acting, Homeland has garnered fabulous reviews and legions of devoted fans. This richly... More Info

Tell Everyone

Doubleday Canada | October 14, 2014 | 352 pages
Ideas and stories that would once only reach a handful of people can now reverberate across the world, amplifying the power of individuals, informing our choices, and changing how we receive and react to the news. Tell Everyone explores and explains a more open, vibrant and diverse media Every day... More Info
$32.95

Rock Star

JHU Press | September 4, 2014 | 264 pages
"All stars are celebrities, but not all celebrities are stars," states David Shumway in the introduction to Rock Star, an informal history of rock stardom. This deceptively simple statement belies the complex definition and meaning of stardom and more specifically of rock icons. Shumway looks at... More Info
$18.99

The Disaster Artist

Simon & Schuster | October 7, 2014 | 288 pages
From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” (The New York Times): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room. In 2003, an independent film called The Room—starring and written, produced, and directed by a... More Info
$26.00

The Best American Infographics 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 1, 2014 | 160 pages
Showcases top examples of data visualization from the past year representing virtually all print and electronic media, offering insight into the present-day convergence of art and knowledge as it influences politics, culture and other arenas. Edited by a Pulitzer Prize winner with an intro from the... More Info
$35.00

Kitten Clone

Random House Canada | September 30, 2014 | 184 pages
Douglas Coupland, one of the world's biggest cultural brains, takes an inside look at the global company that keeps us connected, and wonders what all that connectivity is doing to our brains and our sense of ourselves as humans. The incomparable Douglas Coupland reports from inside the corporate... More Info

The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

Yale University Press | September 2, 2014 | 320 pages
Selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 that embody rock and roll as a thing in itself--in the story each song tells, inhabits, and creates in its legacy.  More Info

Frostbike

Rocky Mountain Books Ltd | October 7, 2014 | 304 pages
The bicycle is fast becoming a ubiquitous form of transportation in cities all over the world, making our urban spaces more efficient, more livable and healthier. But many of those bicycles disappear into basements and garages when the warm months end, parked there by owners fearful of the cold,... More Info
$32.95

The Sense of Style

Viking Adult | September 30, 2014 | 368 pages
A renowned cognitive scientist and author of the Pulitzer finalist The Blank Slate, shares upbeat reflections on the art of writing well, discussing such topics as the role of imagination in writing and the influence of texting in shaping language today. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

I Only Read It for the Cartoons

New Harvest | August 1, 2014 | 256 pages
At last—a spotlight on the flesh-and-blood cartoonists whose sensibilities have helped define The New Yorker.  More Info
$21.99

Gimme Indie Rock

Voyageur Press | September 15, 2014 | 400 pages
The ultimate guide to one of the most revered periods and movements in American rock history. The 1980s are one of the most ridiculed and parodied epochs in popular musicâ??what with all the skinny lapels, synthesizers, spandex, and Aqua Net. However, music fans in the know recognize that beneath... More Info
$40.00

The Simpsons Family History

Harry N Abrams Incorporated | September 1, 2014 | 304 pages
In honor of the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons comes a history of the famous cartoon family, which unravels 25 years of Simpsons facts and fun from the TV show and presents them in a never-before-seen chronological format, accompanied by 400 full-color illustrations. 300,000 first printing.  More Info

All My Friends Are Dead

Chronicle Books | June 30, 2010 | 96 pages
If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a... More Info

Chronicles

Simon & Schuster | September 13, 2005 | 320 pages
"I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. Through... More Info

Charley Harper's a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Pomegranate | May 1, 2014 | 28 pages
Never before published, A Partridge in a Pear Tree wasn't intended as a commercial venture. Artist Charley Harper--perhaps with his wife, Edie, also an artist--created the fun little book for his family. A playful riff on the traditional Yuletide carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," Partridge is... More Info
$24.99

It's the Great Pumpkin

Dey Street Books | September 16, 2014 | 160 pages
The Great Pumpkin is coming! Join, Linus, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, and Snoopy for their Halloween night, when the Peanuts gang puts on their costumes to trick-or-treat while Linus waits dutifully in his pumpkin patch for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin. Nearly five decades after It's the Great... More Info

Live From New York

Little, Brown | September 9, 2014 | 800 pages
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade. When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the... More Info

So We Read On

Little, Brown | September 9, 2014 | 352 pages
The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading... More Info

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