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BEATBOOKS.com

BeatBooks specializes in rare and used books, magazines and ephemera from the Beat Generation, the Sixties Counter Culture and the Avant-Gardes. BeatBooks.com was established in 1998.

 

City LIghts Booksellers & Publishers

Holdings include many books on the Beat Generation, including a large selection of books by and about the Beats and their accomplices.

 

 

Water Row Books

Water Row Books is both a bookseller of Beat literature — new, used, out-of-print, and rare.

 

Whistlestop Bookshop

Whistlestop Bookshop opened in Gettysburg in August 1985. Their inventory contains many books on the Beat Generation and the Beat authors, books that have sold steadily, without flagging, for over 30 years.

 

 

 

Periodicals

Beatdom

A Beat generation annual literary journal dedicated to the work of the Beat Generation. Each issue of Beatdom tackles a topic – such as religion or politics – and explores the Beat Generation through that particular lens.

 

DHARMA beat

DHARMA beat, a Jack Kerouac newsletter, looks at Jack Kerouac's life and writings. The last issue (Issue 12) was published in Spring 1999.


Moody Street Irregulars

Moody Street Irregulars: A Jack Kerouac Newsletter (1978-1994) was the first magazine dedicated to the history and cultural influences of Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation. It was launched in 1978 by Joy Walsh, who edited and published the magazine. It had a run of 21 individual issues, although some were multi-numbered.

 


Internet Resources

 

Literary Kicks

Literary Kicks provides biographical information about Kerouac and his fellow writers, describes periodicals focusing on the Beats, contains an impressive Kerouac bibliography, and offers great links to other sites.

 

The Literature Network: The Beat Generation

The “founders” of the Beat Generation met at Columbia University in the early 1940s and pulled from a variety of source materials to construct their particular vision of literature and culture.

 

Poetry Foundation: An Introduction to the Beat Poets

In the 1940s and 50s, a new generation of poets rebelled against the conventions of mainstream American life and writing. They became known as the Beat Poets, a name that evokes weariness, down-and-outness, the beat under a piece of music and beatific spirituality.

 


 

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