Books

LGBTQ related books, art and design books, coffee table books in general.

“A Fish Doesn’t Know When It’s Wet”: Pharrell’s New Book

A Fish Doesn’t Know When It’s Wet By Pharrell Williams; Rizzoli New York; $55 It’s likely you know Pharrell best from his musical successes, including co-producing songs for...

Ryan McGinley’s Photo Essay Book “Mirror Mirror”: Inside the Looking Glass

Ryan McGinley: Mirror Mirror By Ryan McGinley; Rizzoli Electa; $39.95 A few years ago, noted photographer Ryan McGinley was in search of a collaborative  challenge, so he asked...

How Gay Is Jenifer Lewis’ “Mother of Black Hollywood”?

I dove into the audiobook version of Jenifer Lewis’ Mother of Black Hollywood without realizing what a fierce ally of the LGBTQ community she has been all along, but I’m...

What Marvel Hero Stan Lee Left the LGBTQ Community

Stan Lee, the man behind such superheroes as Spider-Man, the Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk and Daredevil — to name but a few — has died at 95. While his passing will no...

Never Be Royals? Follow Them in a New Book: “Modern Monarchy”

By Chris Jackson; Rizzoli; $45 from the real-life ratings juggernauts of their regal nuptials to the fictionalized recent history of Netflix’s The Crown, few subjects draw more...

A Childrens’ Book On the Stonewall Riots? Yes, That’s On the Way

A new children’s picture book about the Stonewall riots will be on shelves and in bookstores by April 2019 — just in time for the 50th anniversary of the uprising. Not...

Did She Invent “Fierce?” See “Grace Jones A-Z: The Life of an Icon”

By Steve Wide with Illustrations by Babeth Lafon; Smith Street Books; $29.99 A is for Androgyny. B is for banned. C is for cowl. D is for disco. When you’re as fierce an...

“1000 Tattoos” Will Help You Think Ink By Checking Out the Best of the Best

Once considered the purview of sailors and criminals, tattoos have increasingly become nearly ubiquitous in Western Culture. (There’s even a reality competition show about it...

Chris Stein’s “Point of View:” The Rise of Blondie; the End of An NYC Era

By Chris Stein; Rizzoli New York, $39.95 You likely know Chris Stein best from his celebrated position alongside Debbie Harry as part of the singular music-makers of Blondie....

Kevin Allison’s RISK! Brings Its Tell-All Tales to Bookstores Nationwide

If you’ve ever enjoyed Kevin Allison’s too-raw-for-NPR storytelling podcast RISK!, then you’re sure to get a kick out of its just-released companion book, also titled RISK!...

Swimming Pools in Photography Book: Keep Summer on Your Coffee Table

Swimming Pool in Photography | By Francis Hodgson; Hajte Cantz, $55 Dive into the alternately exciting and serene world of humanity’s intimate relationship with swimming pools...

“Head to Toe:” The Nude in Graphic Design

By Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic | Rizzoli New York, $50 This is a sublime look at the multifaceted ways nudity finds its way into graphic design by addressing how such images...