Artist's book by Marc Joseph, consisting of photographs of books and records. Contributions by Marc Joseph, Jonathan Lethem, Stephen Elliott, Thurston Moore, Bob Nickas, Eileen Myles, Damon Krukowski, Stephanie Snyder, Lydia Davis, Shelley Jackson, Aaron Rose, Jeremy Sigler, Ian Svenonius and Nick Tosches. "Growing up in Ohio in the 1970s, photographer Marc Joseph was first exposed to art, writing and music in the eccentric smaller book and record shops of downtown Cleveland. Most Saturday afternoons were spent combing through the stacks in anticipation of a major future purchase--like his first, London Calling by the Clash--or studying certain talismanic book covers like George Orwell's Animal Farm or Allen Ginsberg's Howl. This was the beginning of Joseph's permanent fascination with books and records--both as public artworks and as formative private experiences." -- publisher's statement.