Left Bank Books Logo

Collectively operated since 1973

New & Popular Titles


currently in stock

No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
by Naomi Klein
$16.95 | 4 in stock


Brief History of Feminism, A
by Patu
$14.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Love is Not Enough
by Frances Gregory
$13.00 | 128 in stock

Love is Not Enough was written over the course of the year after the suicide of Frances Gregory's mother. The poems are an investigation into the circumstantial and relational dynamics of grief as well as the bloody spectres of patriarchy and generational trauma.


How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
by Peter Moskowitz
$26.99 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief
by Cindy Milstein
$19.95 | 3 in stock


Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
by Carolina De Robertis
$15.95 | 3 in stock


After Kathy Acker
by Chris Kraus
$24.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Norse Mythology
by Neil Gaiman
$25.95 | 4 in stock


Paper Girls, Vol. 3
by Brian K. Vaughan
$12.99 | 3 in stock


Communism for Kids
by Bini Adamczak
$12.95 | 3 in stock


Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The
by Arundhati Roy
$28.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion, The
by Margaret Killjoy
$14.99 | 1 in stock


People's History of the United States, A
by Howard Zinn
$19.99 | 4 in stock

Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People’s History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People’s History of the United States is the only volume to tell America’s story from the point of view of—and in the words of—America’s women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country’s greatest battles—the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women’s rights, racial equality—were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus’s arrival through President Clinton’s first term, A People’s History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.


You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
by Sherman Alexie
$28.00 | 1 in stock


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
by Roxane Gay
$25.99 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
by Octavia E. Butler
$24.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 3 in stock


Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures, The
by Dossie Easton
$18.99 | 1 in stock

For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle--from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms.


Norse Myths: A Guide to Viking and Scandinavian Gods and Heroes, The
by Carolyne Larrington
$24.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Indefensible: Seven Myths that Sustain the Global Arms Trade
by Paul Holden
$14.95 | 1 in stock


Difficult Women
by Roxane Gay
$25.00 | ~Hardcover~ | 2 in stock


Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: An Auto-Biography; A Story of New York at the Present Time in which the Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters
by Walt Whitman
$14.00 | 2 in stock


Lumberjanes, Vol. 6: Sink or Swim
by Shannon Watters
$14.99 | 1 in stock


Heroes of the Frontier
by Dave Eggers
$16.95 | 2 in stock


Autumn
by Karl Ove Knausgård
$27.00 | ~Hardcover~ | 3 in stock


Hate U Give, The
by Angie Thomas
$17.99 | ~Hardcover~ | 3 in stock


Dress Codes for Small Towns
by Courtney C. Stevens
$17.99 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


This is Not a Border: Reportage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature
by Ahdaf Soueif
$23.00 | 2 in stock


Dark Tower I (MTI): The Gunslinger, The
by Stephen King
$9.99 | 5 in stock


Everything Is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person
by Daniel Zomparelli
$15.95 | 2 in stock


Out of the Ruins: The Emergence of Radical Informal Learning Spaces
by Robert H. Haworth
$24.95 | 1 in stock


Principles of Non-Philosophy
by François Laruelle
$22.95 | 1 in stock


Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood
by Marjorie M. Liu
$16.99 | 3 in stock


Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual
by Jeremy Brecher
$12.95 | 2 in stock

Late in 2015, nearly two hundred countries signed the Paris Agreement acknowledging their individual and collective duty to protect the earth’s climate—and willfully refused to perform that duty. In response to this institutional failure and to growing climate destruction, we are witnessing the birth of a global nonviolent constitutional insurgency. Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual tells how to put strategy into action—and how it can succeed. It is a handbook for halting global warming and restoring our climate—a how-to for climate insurgents.


Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
by Adrienne Maree Brown
$16.00 | 1 in stock

Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist “spirituality” based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us.


Borne
by Jeff VanderMeer
$26.00 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Burning Ground: Stories, The
by Adam O’Riordan
$25.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 2 in stock


Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality
by James Kwak
$25.95 | 2 in stock


Sacred Era: A Novel, The
by Aramaki Yoshio
$22.95 | 1 in stock


Optimism Over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change
by Noam Chomsky
$16.95 | 1 in stock


Gang’s All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members, The
by Vanessa R Panfil
$28.00 | 1 in stock


Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible
by Kevin Van Meter
$18.95 | 1 in stock


Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention
by Tings Chak
$20.00 | 1 in stock


October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
by China Miéville
$26.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Queer & Trans Artists of Color Vol 2
by Nia King
$20.00 | 1 in stock


Colony in a Nation, A
by Christopher L. Hayes
$26.95 | 1 in stock


Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury
$15.99 | 2 in stock

Ray Bradbury�s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television �family.� But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn�t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.


Life of Adventure and Delight, A
by Akhil Sharma
$24.95 | 1 in stock


Secret History of Jane Eyre: How Charlotte Brontë Wrote Her Masterpiece, The
by John Pfordresher
$26.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Night Ocean, The
by Paul La Farge
$27.00 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History
by Camille T. Dungy
$25.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Down Below
by Leonora Carrington
$14.00 | 1 in stock


Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man’s Voice from the Silence of Autism
by Naoki Higashida
$27.00 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility
by Franco Bifo Berardi
$26.95 | 1 in stock


New York 2140
by Kim Stanley Robinson
$28.00 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Reproductive Justice: An Introduction
by Loretta Ross
$27.95 | 1 in stock


Mikhail and Margarita
by Julie Lekstrom Himes
$18.00 | 1 in stock

A love triangle involving Mikhail Bulgakov, famed author of The Master and Margarita, an agent of Stalin's secret police, and the bewitching Margarita has inescapable consequences for all three in 1930s Russia. It is 1933 and Mikhail Bulgakov's enviable career is on the brink of being dismantled. His friend and mentor, the poet Osip Mandelstam, has been arrested, tortured, and sent into exile. Meanwhile, a mysterious agent of the secret police has developed a growing obsession with exposing Bulgakov as an enemy of the state. To make matters worse, Bulgakov has fallen in love with the dangerously outspoken Margarita. Facing imminent arrest, infatuated with Margarita, he is inspired to write his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita, a satirical novel that is scathingly critical of power and the powerful. Ranging between lively readings in the homes of Moscow's literary elite to the Siberian Gulag, Mikhail and Margarita recounts a passionate love triangle while painting a portrait of a country with a towering literary tradition confronting a dictatorship that does not tolerate dissent. Margarita is a strong, idealistic woman, who is fiercely loved by two very different men, both of whom will fail in their attempts to shield her from the machinations of a regime hungry for human sacrifice. Himes launches a rousing defense of art and the artist during a time of systematic deception and she movingly portrays the ineluctable consequences of love for one of history's most enigmatic literary figures.


Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation
by Peter Gelderloos
$16.00 | 1 in stock


Saga, Vol. 7
by Brian K. Vaughan
$14.99 | 2 in stock

From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat and the refugee experience. Collects issues 37 through 42.


Reclaimers
by Ana Maria Spagna
$19.95 | 1 in stock


Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 5: Imperial Phase I, The
by Kieron Gillen
$16.99 | 1 in stock


Schadenfreude, A Love Story: Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For
by Rebecca Schuman
$26.99 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Autonomous City, The
by Alex Vasudevan
$26.95 | 1 in stock


Flintstones, Vol. 1, The
by Mark Russell
$16.99 | 1 in stock


Howl and Other Poems
by Allen Ginsberg
$7.95 | 4 in stock

Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the Fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trail at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene. Howl & Other Poems is the single most influential poetic work of the post-World War II era, with over 1,000,000 copies now in print.


Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about Our Future, The
by Robert L. Kelly
$24.95 | 1 in stock


Book of the Dead, The
by Orikuchi Shinobu
$25.95 | 1 in stock


Half Century of Occupation: Israel, Palestine, and the World’s Most Intractable Conflict, A
by Gershon Shafir
$26.95 | 1 in stock


Romantic Rationalist: A William Godwin Reader
by William Godwin
$17.95 | 1 in stock


Tilted Guide To Being A Defendant, A
by Tilted Scales Collective
$18.00 | 2 in stock


Paypal Test Book
by Author
$0.01 | 100 in stock


Greatest of Marlys, The
by Lynda Barry
$22.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Fox Was Ever the Hunter, The
by Herta Müller
$16.00 | 2 in stock


Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses 2017 Edition, The
by Bill Henderson
$19.95 | 1 in stock


Ten Myths about Israel
by Ilan Pappé
$15.95 | 1 in stock


Walkaway
by Cory Doctorow
$26.99 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society
by Cordelia Fine
$26.95 | 1 in stock


BFG, The
by Roald Dahl
$7.99 | 1 in stock

Originally published: London : J. Cape, c1982.
Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.


Heidegger: His Life and His Philosophy
by Alain Badiou & Barbara Cassin
$19.99 | 1 in stock


Last Tree, The
by Ingrid Chabbert
$17.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


World: An Anthropological Examination
by João de Pina-Cabral
$15.00 | 2 in stock


Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry, A
by Robert Hass
$29.99 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Always Happy Hour: Stories
by Mary Miller
$24.95 | ~Hardcover~ | 1 in stock


Last Look
by Charles Burns
$29.95 | 1 in stock


Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor, A
by Alexes Harris
$29.95 | 1 in stock


Six Memos for the Next Millennium
by Italo Calvino
$13.95 | 1 in stock


Violence of the Green Revolution, The
by Vandana Shiva
$24.95 | 1 in stock


Hundred Days, The
by Joseph Roth
$14.95 | 1 in stock


Trees for Gardens, Orchards, and Permaculture
by Martin Crawford
$39.95 | 1 in stock