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

Jack Kerouac Fantasy Baseball

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.


Literary Kicks

New England Historic Society highlights how Jack Kerouac invented a fantasy baseball game with homemade cards that he played well into adulthood.



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.



National Historical Park Massachusetts: Jack Kerouac

The Jack Kerouac Commemorative Memorial is located in Kerouac Park at 74 Bridge Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. Dedicated in 1988, the commemorative contains excerpts from Kerouac’s writings. The path, with its cross and series of circles, refers to Kerouac’s Roman Catholic and Buddhist beliefs and evokes his lifelong spiritual quest.


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.


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.



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