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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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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Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia
A Graphic Biography
Nick Thorkelson, Paul Buhle, Andrew T. Lamas
The life, times, and work of Herbert Marcuse, one of the 20th century's most remarkable cultural figures.
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Arcana
A Stephen Jonas Reader
Stephen Jonas, Garrett Caples, Derek Fenner, David Rich, Joseph Torra
Stephen Jonas is a crucial missing piece of the postwar American poetry puzzle.
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Revolutionary Letters: Expanded Edition
Pocket Poets Series No. 27
Diane di Prima
Expanded edition of the City Lights classic of eco-feminist-Zen Beat poetry.
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Spring and Autumn Annals
A Celebration of the Seasons for Freddie
Diane di Prima
Part elegy, part memoir––lyrical and unforgettable, a previously unpublished masterpiece from a Beat Generation icon.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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United States of Distraction
Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It)
Mickey Huff, Nolan Higdon
A provocative critique of how manipulation of media gives rise to disinformation, intolerance, and divisiveness, and what can be done to change direction.
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Shaping San Francisco
A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Hidden Histories
Chris Carlsson
This historical guidebook reveals new perspectives on San Francisco, and how it came to be the way it is.