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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The Gilda Stories
Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
Jewelle Gomez
Before Buffy, before Twilight, before Octavia Butler's Fledgling, there was The Gilda Stories, Jewelle Gomez's sexy vampire novel.
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Out of Print
City Lights Spotlight No. 14
Julien Poirier
Out of Print is a bicoastal surrealistic political poetry extravaganza.
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The Earth Wants YOU
Reverend Billy Talen
A motivational for earth activists, inspired visions and a call to arms for a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution.
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Dated Emcees
Chinaka Hodge
Hip Hop's larger-than-life emcees and famous couples inspire spoken word couplets, sonnets, and prose poems. Fiercely intelligent, emotionally packed, righteously feminist.
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The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir
Susan Daitch
Indiana Jones meets Italo Calvino in a masterful, absurdist blend of biting social satire, rollicking adventure, invented history and mythology.
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Old Angel Midnight
Jack Kerouac
"The only book I've ever written in which I've allowed myself to say absolutely anything I want . . ."—Jack Kerouac
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Breaking Through Power
It's Easier Than We Think
Ralph Nader
A Thomas Paine-style indictment of how wealthy corporations control politics and how average Americans, through democracy, can fight back and win.
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Save Twilight: Selected Poems
Pocket Poets Number 53
Julio Cortázar
Newly expanded edition of a classic: the first and only collection of Cortázar's poetry to appear in English.