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December 11, 2015

5 Books for Music Fans


From Bowie to Belle & Sebastian, here are some books for the musician or die-hard fan on your list—and you can check out the rest of our music books, too. Remember: your entire order on our website is 50% off through December 31 with the code HOLIDAY2015.

Bowie on Bowie edited by Sean Egan

book cover, Sean Egan

“It’s great fun to browse through. And it’s the closest you’ll get to an actual Bowie autobiography.” —Goldmine

“A must for Bowie fans.” —Booklist

“[T]his is a fascinating journey through the mind of a musician many people claim to ‘know’ but who proves time and again that his own essence is often foreign to himself. An asset for Bowie fans.”Library Journal

[Get it now, $29]


Dirty Blvd by Aidan Levy

Dirty Blvd

“[T]his study is about as close to a must-read book on Reed as one can get.” —Library Journal

“But the most useful aspect of Levy’s study is his ability to separate Reed the rocker from Reed the person. Reed’s reputation and legacy as one of the pioneers and innovators of rock are unquestioned, but the author also showcases his irascible, confrontational, and often cruel personality, which complicated his cult of personality.”Kirkus Reviews

[Get it now, $29]


Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre by Mick Wall

Love Becomes

“Wall is a seasoned rock critic who has written books on Led Zeppelin and Metallica. Here he succeeds again…” —Washington Post

“[A] smooth, snarky, sarcastic and pull-no-punches look.” —Tampa Tribune

[Get it now, $29]


Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars by Mark Ribowsky

book cover, Mark Ribowsky

“[A] comprehensive, immensely readable tale of a band whose history had not been chronicled in this manner before.” —Under the Radar

“An excellent look at a band whose creative evolution was tragically cut short.” Booklist

[Get it now, $28]


In the All-Night Cafe by Stuart David

book cover, Stuart David

“[A] lovely, modest, in the best sense of the word, book. And I highly recommend it.” Stephen Metcalf, Slate‘s Culture Gabfest 

“[A] funny and unpretentious meditation.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

[Get it now, $16]

Other gift guides to check out:

7 Books for the History Buffs on Your List
The Perfect Books for the Film Buffs on Your List
Food & Spirits Books for the Holidays



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