Recently Released Books from City Lights Publishers

Our most recent publications, with news, reviews and links to author tours. Purchase online for a web-only 30% discount.




1 2 >>>


Product image
Death Blossoms
Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience, Expanded Edition
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Profound meditations on life, death, freedom, family, and faith written by radical, Black journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal, while he was awaiting his execution.
Product image
The Promise
Silvina Ocampo
A dying woman's attempt to recount the story of her life reveals the fragility of memory and the illusion of identity.
Product image
Forgotten Journey
Silvina Ocampo
Delicately crafted, intensely visual, deeply personal stories explore the nature of memory, family ties, and the difficult imbalances of love.
Product image
Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman
Bob Kaufman, Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, Tate Swindell
Collected for the first time, the complete surviving works of a major African-American Beat Surrealist poet. ––Recommended by Paul Yamazaki, head book buyer, City Lights Bookstore
Product image
Surrealism
Inside the Magnetic Fields
Penelope Rosemont
A series of personal and historical encounters with surrealism from one of its foremost practitioners in the United States.
Product image
Troublemaker for Justice
The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington
Jacqueline Houtman, Michael G. Long, Walter Naegle
This biography of Bayard Rustin for young readers depicts his life of nonviolent activism and resistance.
Product image
United States of Distraction
Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It)
Mickey Huff, Nolan Higdon
A powerful critique of how manipulation of media gives rise to disinformation, intolerance, and divisiveness, and how we can fight back.
Product image
The Grave on the Wall
Brandon Shimoda
A memoir and book of mourning, a grandson's attempt to reconcile his own uncontested citizenship with his grandfather's lifelong struggle.
Product image
Deer Trails
San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 7
Kim Shuck
San Francisco's new poet laureate—a Native American and native San Franciscan—explores urban space and the natural world.
Product image
More Gone
City Lights Spotlight Series No. 18
Edmund Berrigan
From New York School scion and memoirist, a new book of poems considering domesticity in the heart of the city.



1 2 >>>