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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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 on 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
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.



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