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A Book of Days By Patti Smith Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593448540
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Published: Random House - November 15th, 2022

The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: The Illustrated Story of Sun Records and the 70 Recordings That Changed the World By Peter Guralnick, Colin Escott, Jerry Lee Lewis (Foreword by) Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9781681888965
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Published: Weldon Owen - November 22nd, 2022

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Maybe We'll Make It: A Memoir (American Music Series) By Margo Price Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781477323502
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 4th, 2022

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Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story By Bono Cover Image
By Bono
$34.00
ISBN: 9780525521044
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Published: Knopf - November 1st, 2022

Word for Word By Rodney Crowell Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9781947026957
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Published: BMG Books - September 13th, 2022

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Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Busted Up the Old Boys Club By Marissa R. Moss Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250871459
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 2nd, 2023

The McCartney Legacy: Volume 1: 1969 – 73 By Allan Kozinn, Adrian Sinclair Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780063000704
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Published: Dey Street Books - December 13th, 2022

Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting By Mary Gauthier Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781250202116
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - July 6th, 2021

Broken Horses: A Memoir By Brandi Carlile Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593237267
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Published: Crown - April 12th, 2022

Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend By Jackie Kay Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593314272
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 2021

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs By Sarah Smarsh Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982157296
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984801203
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 2022

Hip-Hop (And Other Things) By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538730225
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Published: Twelve - October 26th, 2021

Nina Simone's Gum By Warren Ellis Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780571365630
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Published: Faber & Faber - November 22nd, 2022

Swimming with the Blowfish: Hootie, Healing, and One Hell of a Ride By Jim Sonefeld, Darius Rucker (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jim Sonefeld, Darius Rucker (Foreword by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9781635767674
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Published: Diversion Books - June 28th, 2022

Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors By Robby Krieger, Jeff Alulis (With) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316243445
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 25th, 2022

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King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King By Daniel de Vise Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802158062
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Published: Grove Press - October 18th, 2022

Year of the Monkey By Patti Smith Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984898920
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 2020

Music Is History By Questlove Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419758836
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Published: Abrams Image - October 4th, 2022

The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues By Victor L. Wooten Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081662
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Published: Vintage - February 2nd, 2021

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music By Dave Grohl Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063076099
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 5th, 2021

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Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres By Kelefa Sanneh Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525559610
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2022

Girl in a Band: A Memoir By Kim Gordon Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062295903
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Published: Dey Street Books - December 1st, 2015