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A diverse collection of books with themes ranging from space travel, cars, and pirates to popular celebrities and national pasttimes.

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  1. AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS

    Regular Price: $14.95

    Sale Price $9.95

    This is an often-electrifying visual tour through holiday decorations, featuring more than 45 outrageous, whimsical and fun photographs of Christmas displays. From decked out desert cacti to plastic Santas on rooftops, these dazzling images show the varied and distinctive ways Americans celebrate this festive time of year. Each picture is accompanied by inspirational quotations and lyrics. Great gift. Learn More
  2. MONSTER MASH The Creepy Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    Time-trip back to 1957-1972, when monsters stomped into the American mainstream! Once Frankenstein and fiends infiltrated TV in 1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comic books crashed upon an unsuspecting public. This profusely illustrated full-color hardcover covers that creepy, kooky Monster Craze through features on Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the #1 hit "Monster Mash," Aurora's model kits... Learn More
  3. AURORA MODEL KITS

    Regular Price: $29.99

    Sale Price $26.99

    Hollywood movie monsters are enduring pop culture standards. Kids and adults around the world recognize Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, and the Mummy. Although monsters are Aurora’s most famous products, the company created model kits of all varieties, including historic sailing ships, sports cars, moon rockets, military and commercial aircraft, TV stars, comic book heroes and heroines, wildlife scenes, knights, and much more. Over 500 color photographs plus complete price guides. Learn More
  4. MARILYN IN WORDS AND PICTURES
    $17.99

    Marilyn Monroe always felt like she lived her life on the outside. She was never really accepted by Hollywood, she never found what she was looking for in a man. Since her death, there have been countless conspiracy theories which have overshadowed her talent as an actress. Marilyn looks at this cultural icon’s life and history as she went from "poor little orphan girl" to a worldwide celebrity. This is the story of how Norma Jeane became Marilyn Monroe, complete with early portraits, pictures with celebrities and her husbands, and film shots. Learn More
  5. ART OF TIKI
    $40.00

    A passionate study of the Tiki idol as an art form and pop culture. For the first time, contemporary and 1970s Tiki art is presented equally with what inspired it, beginning in the mid-1950s. The current revival was led by artists including Mark Ryden, Ken Ruzic, Mary Fleener, Mookie Sato and Shag--their post-2000s work and much more is covered. Author Sven Kirsten offers first-hand experiences in exploring the birth of Tiki style with intimate knowledge of the Tiki Revival, painting a vivid, visually arresting portrait of a unique genre. Learn More
  6. FRANKENSTEIN The First Two Hundred Years
    $39.95

    This book, celebrating the 200th birthday of Frankenstein, traces the journey of Shelley’s Frankenstein from limited-edition literature into the bloodstream of contemporary culture. With text by renowned Gothic scholar Sir Christopher Frayling, it includes new research on the novel’s origins; a facsimile reprint of the earliest-known manuscript version of the creation scene; visual material on adaptations for the stage, in magazines, on playbills, in prints and in books of the 19th century; visual essays and stills on many of the film versions and their inspirations in the history of art; and Frankenstein in popular culture―on posters, advertisements, packaging, in comics and graphic novels. Learn More
  7. GIRL GANGS, BIKER BOYS AND REAL COOL CATS

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    The rise of postwar youth culture--including delinquents, bad girls and drugs--was depicted in mass-market pulp fiction--specifically, paperback cover art. New styles in music, fashion, and culture were shadowed in cover designs, hyping and exploiting kid's behavior, dress, and language for mass consumption and cheap thrills. Featuring 400 full-color covers, a mix of both artwork and photos, many never before reprinted, along with 70 in-depth author interviews, illustrated biographies, and previously unpublished articles. Some nudity, adult text. Learn More
  8. NEVERLASTING MIRACLES The Art of Todd Schorr

    Regular Price: $75.00

    Sale Price $65.00

    An exquisite career retrospective, presenting the best works of artist Todd Schorr. One of the leading figures in the world of contemporary surrealism, Schorr has continually and systematically set the bar ever higher in his quest to bring classic old master painting technique to his pop-culture-infused subject matter. In addition to Schorr's previously celebrated paintings, here are 87 previously unseen new pieces: 33 new paintings, plus drawings, color studies, and images of his large sculptural work. Learn More
  9. WHO KILLED HUNTER S THOMPSON
    $39.95

    An inquiry into the life and death of the master of ”gonzo” -- Hunter Thompson — with candid memories and appreciations by many of his closest friends and co-conspirators. Thompson's compatriots, observe and comment on the journalistic legend's life and death. Contains: transcripts of his rants and idiosyncratic phone messages, The Gonzo Master's Midnight Faxes, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, and a humongous introduction (a book in itself!) by Warren Hinckle III. Comic strips by cartoonist Crabman, co-starring the Air Pirates' own Dan O'Neill.

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  10. TOMART'S DISNEYANA Volume 3 Disney Collectible and Memorabilia
    $5.00

    A high quality glossy collector's magazine (cover price was $6) devoted to Disney collectibles. Marks Brothers Games, Disney Goebels, animation art, vintage Disneyana, Theme Park collectibles, Disney Hummels, International Fast Food Premiums, Disney Store Exclusives, U.K. Disneyana, Watches. Edited by Tom Tumbusch. Illustrated throughout in full color. A look at Disney collectibles 25 years ago. Learn More

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