Books published by Akashic Books

System of Dante's Hell

Akashic Books | February 16, 2016 | 160 pages
A reissue of a 1965 novel, a remarkable narrative of childhood and youth, spiraling out of Dante's "Inferno."  More Info


Akashic Books | February 16, 2016 | 150 pages
This reissue of a 1967 story collection shows a mind in motion and graphs Baraka's thoughts during that turbulent period.  More Info

What Is Punk?

Akashic Books | October 1, 2015 | 32 pages
"A punk primer for the youngest set....Yi's incredibly detailed clay figures are a kinetic and inspired art choice. Their crazy creativity matches the expressive spirit of punk....As [Morse] points out, the best way to learn about punk it just to listen....If invested adults love the topic, a... More Info

Marvel and a Wonder

Akashic Books | September 1, 2015 | 336 pages
Grandfather and grandson must journey into the underworld of the American Midwest in search of both courage and redemption.  More Info

The Night of the Rambler

Akashic Books | September 3, 2013 | 256 pages
A gorgeously written and highly entertaining debut novel about a small island's struggle for independence from Britain.  More Info

Go the Fuck to Sleep

Akashic Books | June 14, 2011 | 32 pages
The #1 New York Times best-seller for parents who live in the real world.  More Info

The Heroin Chronicles

Akashic Books | January 1, 2013 | 240 pages
Eric Bogosian, Lydia Lunch, and others join Stahl in mining the hazards of this deadly narcotic via original short fiction.  More Info

Office Girl

Akashic Books | July 3, 2012 | 288 pages
At the end of the 20th century, two 20somethings start a visionary, yet doomed, art movement. By the author of The Great Perhaps.  More Info

The Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola

Akashic Books | December 4, 2012 | 64 pages
A visual history of the rise of the Coca-Cola company draws on new research into the coca leaf trade while revealing the global connections between caffeine, cocaine and the popular soft drink, in an account complemented by sumptuous reproductions of primary documents. 10,000 first printing.  More Info