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.




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We the Resistance
Documenting a History of Nonviolent Protest in the United States
Michael G Long
A first-person history of nonviolent resistance in the U.S., from pre-Revolutionary America to the Trump years.
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Tosh
Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World
Tosh Berman
The triumphs and tragedies of growing up as the son of a famous Beat artist.
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Violence
Humans in Dark Times
Natasha Lennard, Brad Evans
Interviews with leading thinkers on the crisis of violence in contemporary politics, history, media, and culture.
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Impeaching the President
Past, Present, and Future
Alan Hirsch
NOW AVAILABLE: An historical look at the practice of impeachment, how it impacted the terms of Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton, and how it may affect Donald Trump.

"Lucid, balanced, and deeply informed. Anyone in search of a reasoned guide to the unreason of our current situation should read it."--Elizabeth Kolbert

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Retablos
Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border
Octavio Solis
Octavio Solis's memoir about growing up at the U.S./Mexico border. Recommended by the NY Times and NBC News, and called one of the best books of the year by Buzzfeed.
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Torn from the World
A Guerrilla's Escape from a Secret Prison in Mexico
John Gibler
The real-life story of a political insurgent who was disappeared and tortured by the Mexican Army and miraculously escaped to tell the tale.
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Poso Wells
Gabriela Alemán
Celebrated Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán's first work to appear in English: a noir, feminist eco-thriller in which venally corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators finally get their just comeuppance!
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American Nightmare
Facing the Challenge of Fascism
Henry A. Giroux
A far-ranging critique of the rise of authoritarianism and white nationalism in the US and the consequences for democracy.
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The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way
On Writers and Writing
Charles Bukowski, David Stephen Calonne
A collection of columns, reviews, introductions, interviews, and previously uncollected stories revealing the method behind the madness and critical acumen of Charles Bukowski.
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Cruel Futures
City Lights Spotlight Series No. 17
Carmen Giménez Smith
A Latina feminist State of the Union address at the intersection of pop culture and interiority.



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