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Book review: R.Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz, & Country

Counter culture pioneer artist R.Crumb here collects in book form the trading card sets he created in the early 1980s depicting the early recording artists who defined their musical genres. Over 100 full page colour reproductions of Crumb’s unique and idiosyncratic portraits are complemented by succinct and informative text to make this a treasure for fans of both art and popular music.

A highly listenable and eclectic CD compiled by R.Crumb himself which features some of the performers depicted in the collection is included at no extra cost. Click here to buy now

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Book review: Frida Kahlo Diaries

This book is a treat for the eyes and the intellect, packed with original sketches and drawings ,the textual content is reproduced in handwritten Spanish alongside Carlos Fuentes translation and commentary in English. Soon to be published in paperback at a price of £20 this original hardcover edition is an absolute bargain at £12.99. Click here to buy now

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Word On The Water – Now permanently at Kings Cross!

For anyone who hasn’t heard the news, ‘Word On The Water: The London Bookbarge’ is now permanently moored at Granary Square, Kings Cross:

London Bookbarge Kings Cross
The London Bookbarge at home in Kings Cross…

Conveniently located on the canal (where else?!) just along from the new Lighterman pub.  So why not take a wander down (maybe stop for a pint on the way) and browse our selection of new and used books.  We quite often have jazz musicians playing on the roof on weekend afternoons, and if not then rest assured there will be some sort of quality musical accompaniment to your book browsing.  Come visit soon!