Punk Books

Patti Smith- American Artist

Frank Stefanko

Label Insight editions Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781683830153

A stunning collection of photographs from Frank Stefanko featuring the Godmother of Punk herself, iconic musician and author Patti Smith.

SIGNED COPY- Everything is Combustible

Richard Lloyd

Released 01/26/18 Label Baker & Taylor Genre Punk Books Cat no. S9780997693768S

SIGNED COPY! Written in Lloyd's inimitable, frequently humorous style, Everything is Combustible chronicles, through vignettes, Lloyd's colorful early life, starting in Pittsburgh and soo...

Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture

Stephen Duncombe

Released 12/08/17 Label microcosm Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781621064848

Much history and theory is uncovered here in the first comprehensive study of zine publishing. From their origins in early 20th century science fiction cults, their more proximate roots i...

Welcome to Venice

Ric Clayton

Released 11/15/17 Label Gingko Press Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781584236320

Artist and musician Ric Clayton has been at the flashpoint of several cultural movements originating in Venice, California. His black and white illustrations for thrash punk band Suicidal...

Growing Up With Punk

Nicky Weller, Barry Cain, Russell Reader and Den Davis

Released 10/25/17 Label RT UK Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9780993312717

Growing Up With… Punk is a beautifully presented coffee table book packed from cover to cover with celebrity memories paying tribute to the bands that inspired an entire generation…… Writ...

Cometbus #58: Zimmerwald


Released 09/13/17 Label consignment Genre Punk Books Cat no. CB058

A teenager finds solace in a diner full of grumpy seniors during the heydey of San Francisco punk. It's a mythological place, full of ghostly archetypes, the aging veterans of scenes past...

We Were Going to Change the World

Stacy Russo and Mike Watt

Released 09/12/17 Label Santa Monica Pr LLC Genre Punk Books

An oral history of women’s role in the Southern California punk rock scene of the 1970s and 1980s. Interviews include musicians, performers, journalists, photographers, DJs, fans, and sce...

My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory

Roger Miret with Jon Wiederhorn

Released 09/07/17 Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781944713102

"Miret's memorable, affecting stories capture an important time in the hardcore music scene. . . . Equal parts music memoir and gritty coming-of-age story, it's an eminently readable and ...

Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan's Wild Ride - a Tale of Drugs, Fashion, the New York Dolls, and Punk Rock

Curt Weiss

Released 09/01/17 Label Backbeat Books Genre Punk Books Cat no. 888680094379

Jerry had what it took to be a star, but his battles with heroin continually stymied his career and ultimately ended his life. Despite this, he is remembered as a cross between a Martin S...

Buzzcocks: The Complete History

Tony McGartland

Released 09/01/17 Label John Blake Genre Punk Books

By distinctively combining sardonic wit, romanticism, and timeless tunes, the Buzzcocks produced such classics as "Orgasm Addict," "What Do I Get?" and "Ever Fallen in Love?" Their split ...

Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

Laura Jane Grace / Dan Ozzi

Released 07/03/17 Label Hachette Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9780316264372

"If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman / My mother once told me she would have named me Laura / I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her." —"The Ocean," lyrics...

Circumstantial Evidence

Frank Secich

Released 06/12/17 Label Get Hip Genre Punk Books Cat no. HVP-003

Frank Secich's autobiography presents a candid look at the longitme rocker's storied past, including untold tales of his Rock'n'Roll journey with Blue Ash, The Dead Boys, Stiv Bators Band...

I Never Meant To Be A Rebel

Jessica Bell

Released 06/06/17 Label Vine Leaves Press Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781925417555

Jessica Bell never meant to be a rebel. But growing up with two gothic rockers as parents seemed to make it inevitable. In 1980s Australia, Erika Bach and Demetri Vlass founded Ape the Cr...

The Prodigal Rogerson: The Tragic, Hilarious, and Possibly Apocryphal Story of Circle Jerks Bassist Roger Rogerson in the Golden Age of LA Punk

Erin Osmon

Released 05/15/17 Label Microcosm Pub Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781621063032

With a taste for the ironic and a relentless eye, Hunter Bennett provides the definitive account of one of hardcore punk s most enigmatic figures, Roger Rogerson. Rare recollections and r...

Reckless: My Life as a Pretender

Chrissie Hynde

Released 05/09/17 Label Doubleday Genre Punk Books Cat no. 978110191223

"Chrissie Hynde's autobiography, Reckless, out-rocks them all. You can read her book and wax nostalgic about band culture in the late '60s and early '70s. Or you can promptly check yourse...

Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground 1972-1982

Phil Marcade

Released 05/02/17 Label Three Rooms Pr Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781941110492

An intimate account of Paris-born author Phil Marcade's first ten years in the United States, where—after drifting from Boston to the West Coast and back—he wound up in New York City and ...

The Portable Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

Released 01/12/17 Label Random House Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9780375750007

Henry Rollins is an artist whose legendary, no-holds-barred performances encompasses music, acting, and written and spoken word. As Details magazine said when it named Rollins the 1994 Ma...

Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H. R. from Bad Brains

Howie Abrams / James Lathos

Released 12/27/16 Label Lesser Gods Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781944713010

The legendary frontman of Bad Brains lost his mind and then, improbably, found his way back to sanity and stability. This oral history is the first fully authorized biography of H.R., the...

New York Rock: From the Rise of the Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB

Steven Blush

Released 10/04/16 Label Griffin Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781250083616

As a city that represents endless possibilities, New York has been the setting for the dawning of new movements, styles, and genres. In the 20th century, the birth of Rock represented a c...

Cometbus 57

Aaron Cometbus

Released 08/08/16 Label cometbus Genre Punk Books Cat no. CB57

latest issue of one of the longest running zines in America.

Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed

Paul Trynka

Released 08/08/16 Label Plume Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9780767923200

The first full biography of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest pioneers and legendary wild men. Born James Newell Osterberg Jr., Iggy Pop transcended life in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to become a...

M Train

Patti Smith

Released 06/17/16 Label Alfred a Knopf Inc. Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781101910160

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world...

Banned In DC: Photos And Anecdotes From The DC Punk Underground

Cynthia Connelly

Released 06/06/15 Label Sun Dog Propaganda Genre Punk Books Cat no. SPD01

After nearly 10 years out of production, Banned In DC is finally back in print. It was thought that the sixth edition—which was released in 2005—would be the final version of the book, as...

Trouble In The Camera Club - A Photographic Narrative Of Toronto's Punk History 1876-1980

Don Pyle

Released 06/03/14 Label ECW Press Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781550229660

This incredible document explodes with youthful beauty and tragic self-absorption, shining a harsh light on the chaotic creation, destruction and camaraderie surrounding the birth of the ...

The Death of Bunny Munro

Nick Cave

Released 02/24/14 Label Ingram Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9780865479401

At turns dark and humane, The Death of Bunny Munro is a tender portrait of the relationship between a boy and his father, with all the wit and enigma that fans will recognize as Nick Cave...

A Cutural Dictionary of Punk

nicholas rombes

Released 01/17/14 Genre Punk Books Cat no. 978082642779

Neither a dry-as-dust reference volume recycling the same dull facts nor a gushy, gossipy puff piece, A Cultural Dictionary of Punk: 1974-1982 is a bold book that examines punk as a movem...

Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital

Mark Andersen / Mark Jenkins

Released 12/01/09 Label Akashic Books Genre Punk Books Cat no. 9781933354996

Updated 2009 edition of this evergreen punk-rock classic!

We Got the Neutron Bomb

Marc Spitz and Brendan Mullen

Released 04/01/01 Label Three Rivers Press Genre Punk Books Cat no. 51600

An absolutely essential document of early LA punk, brought forth by legendary Masque Club owner, Brendan Mullen. Focusing on the homespun nature of the scene in the late 70s / early 80s, ...