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 Novel of the Tupinamba Indian
E.F. Granell
Picaresque novel of the Spanish Civil War written by one of the most important post-WWII members of the Surrealist Movement.
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Loaded
A Disarming History of the Second Amendment
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
A provocative, timely, and deeply researched history of gun culture and how it reflects race and power in the United States
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The Stone Building and Other Places
Aslı Erdoğan
Vivid stories from one of Turkey's most admired contemporary female authors, whose political activism has made her the target of state persecution.
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A Good Day for Seppuku
Short Stories
Kate Braverman
Haunting new stories about girls on the brink of adulthood, women on the verge of breakdowns, and families undone by past deceptions.
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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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American Nightmare
The Challenge of U.S. Authoritarianism
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
The method behind the madness, revealing the critical acumen of everyone's favorite Dirty Old Man.
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Follow Yourself
An Affirmation of the Creative Life
Paul Madonna
An artist's reflections on the creative process, encouraging anyone to "think and behave like an artist."
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Poso Wells
Gabriela Alemán
A noir, feminist eco-thriller, in which venally corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators finally get their just comeuppance!
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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 Mexican guerilla fighter who was disappeared by the Mexican Army and miraculously escaped to tell the tale.



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