Forthcoming Books from City Lights Publishers!

Here's a list of what we're working on now, and what we're planning for the immediate future. Take a look, tell your friends and sign up to receive an email alert to let you know as soon as they become available. When you place your order, you'll receive a 30% web-only discount.


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Whistleblower at the CIA
An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence
Melvin A. Goodman
A former CIA analyst tells the inside story of political corruption inside the CIA and what he did to stop it.
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Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry
Pocket Poets Number 17
Malcolm Lowry, Earle A. Birney
First collection of Lowry's poetic canon, including most of the Mexican verses related to his novel, Under the Volcano.
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In Memory of an Angel
David Shapiro
The first full-length collection in fifteen years from New York School prodigy and master of lyrical abstraction David Shapiro.
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Like a Dog
Tara Jepsen
A scrappy young skateboarder's story of underground worlds and fringe existences, confusing family relationships and the struggle for intimacy.
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On to the Next Dream
Paul Madonna
The tech gentrification of San Francisco, forcing out everyone from artists to middle-income families, captured in a first-person illustrated story.
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Behind the Moon
Madison Smartt Bell
A hypnotizing tale of a daughter's journey into a numinous dream state, and a mother's intuitive pilgrimage of atonement.
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Holy Ghost
City Lights Spotlight No. 15
David Brazil
Anarcho-socialism meets Christian mysticism in Occupy veteran's avant-garde poems.
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Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?
Mumia Abu-Jamal
A powerful indictment of the history of police violence against people of color, from slavery to today's Black Lives Matter.
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White Lies Matter
Race, Crime and the Politics of Fear in America
Tim Wise
In an era of escalating racial tension, a much-needed critique of the manipulation of fear that breeds violence and injustice.
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Storming the Wall
Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security
Todd Miller
Fast-paced frontline reportage chronicling how climate change is accelerating migration, border build-up, and militarization in the U.S. and beyond.