Suggested titles (blue forms)

Items I suggested via blue forms that the library bought (to 2016.05.09).
Total: 319 + 9 = 328.

Gay and lesbian

Not queer and not LGBT. Often includes foundational gay and lesbian cinema, sometimes acquired by TPL at great effort.

  1. Age of Consent
  2. American Voyeur: Dispatches From the Far Reaches of Modern Life
  3. Aubade
  4. Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Æsthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain
  5. Badge of Prid​e
  6. Beautiful Thing
  7. Beefcake
  8. Bill T. Jones: Still/Here
  9. Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss
  10. Black Is… Black Ain’t
  11. Blue, Too: More Writing by (for or about) Working-Class Queers
  12. Burnt Money
  13. Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography
  14. Celluloid Gaze
  15. Chuck & Buck
  16. Code Unknown
  17. Concussion
  18. Cruising
  19. Deaf Queer Women Against Violence
  20. Dirty Poole: A Sensual Memoir
  21. DV8 Physical Theatre
  22. Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger
  23. Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller
  24. Eleven Minutes
  25. End of the Homosexual?, The
  26. Fearless: Portraits of LGBT Student Athletes
  27. Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction
  28. Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America
  29. Gays in the Mili​tary
  30. Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism
  31. Giving It Raw: Nearly 30 Years with AIDS
  32. Harvey Milk Interviews, The: In His Own Words
  33. He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices
  34. Hello[,] Sailor!: The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea
  35. Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour: A Photographer’s Life and His World
  36. Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS
  37. Hollywood
  38. Homo Promo
  39. Hours and Times, The
  40. I Am Divine
  41. I​’m So Exci​ted
  42. Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love, The
  43. Invisibles, The: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride
  44. James Bidgood
  45. Jeffrey
  46. Jobriath A.D.
  47. Killer Condom, The
  48. Last Call at Maud’s
  49. Last Summer
  50. Lavender Country
  51. Life of Reilly, The
  52. Living End, The
  53. Looking for Langston
  54. Love Together: Longtime Male Couples on Healthy Intimacy and Communication
  55. Massive: Gay Japanese Manga and the Men Who Make It
  56. Maybe… Maybe Not!
  57. Maybe… Maybe Not Again!
  58. Montreal’s Gay Village: The Story of a Unique Urban Neighborhood Through the Sociological Lens
  59. My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare
  60. New Blac​k, The: LGBT Righ​ts and Afri​can Amer​ican Comm​uniti​es​
  61. Out in the Line​-Up
  62. Paragraph 175
  63. Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga, The
  64. Portrait of Jason
  65. Positive Pictures – A Gay History
  66. Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag
  67. Private Romeo
  68. Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History
  69. Quartiers gays
  70. Rebels Rebel: AIDS, Art and Activism in New York, 1979–1989
  71. Rock Hudson’s Home Movies
  72. Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria
  73. Screwball Asses, The
  74. Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague
  75. Son frère
  76. Staircase
  77. Straight Acting
  78. Tales of the City: 20th Anniversary Edition
  79. Témoins, Les
  80. Terence Davies
  81. That Man: Peter Berlin
  82. Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train
  83. Toast
  84. Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1975–1983
  85. Tom of Finland: The Life and Work of a Gay Hero
  86. Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston
  87. Undressing Israel
  88. Urbania
  89. White Bird in a Blizzard
  90. Winter Kept Us Warm
  91. Wonder Boys
  92. Young Soul Rebels

Graphic design

  1. Anatomy of Type, The: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces
  2. BMW Art Cars
  3. Burton Kramer Identities
  4. Business of Graphic Design, The
  5. Chasing the Perfect: Thoughts on Modernist Design in Our Time
  6. Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change
  7. Design Research Unit: 1942–72
  8. Duchamp Dictionary, The
  9. Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design
  10. Hello, I Am Erik: Erik Spiekermann: Typographer, Designer, Entrepreneur
  11. Information Design as Principled Action
  12. Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book
  13. Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern
  14. Lost Album, The: A Visual History of 1950s Britain
  15. OfficeUS: Atlas
  16. Pioneers of Spanish Graphic Design
  17. Pour une crit​ique du desi​gn grap​hique​ : 18 essa​is
  18. Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles
  19. “Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads?”
  20. Shap​e of Desi​gn, The
  21. Shaping Text: Type, Typography and the Reader
  22. Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works, Third Edition
  23. Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects with Unexpected Significance
  24. Uncorporate Identity
  25. Unflattening
  26. Visible Word, The: Experimental Typography and Modern Art, 1909–1923
  27. Women in Graphic Design 1890–2012


Includes quite a few classic films and music CDs, some nonfiction, and, once in a while, a novel or two.

  1. A.D.D.: Adolescent Demo Division
  2. ABBA: 600 Rare, Classic, and Unseen Photos Telling the Complete Story
  3. Adventures in Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case
  4. Ænima
  5. All Is Bright
  6. Almost Nearly Perfect People, The
  7. And Everything Is Going Fine
  8. Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia
  9. Animal
  10. Animal Logic
  11. Animals
  12. Another Earth
  13. Area: 1983–1987
  14. Arn: The Knight Templar – The Complete Series
  15. Art of Roughhousing, The
  16. Art: 21, Season Six
  17. At Home with Themselves
  18. Autobiography (Morrissey)
  19. Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat
  20. Beer Hall Putsch
  21. Best of a Flock of Seagulls
  22. Best of Howard Jones
  23. Black Christmas
  24. Black Dynamite
  25. BLDGBLOG Book, The
  26. Blue Light, The
  27. Borderland
  28. Carnal Knowledge
  29. Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
  30. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
  31. Celebrity: The Thinking Person’s Guide to a Terrifying World
  32. Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me
  33. City & the City, The
  34. Cleanflix
  35. Codex Seraphinianus
  36. Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
  37. Computer Chess
  38. Control
  39. Crackle: The Best of Bauhaus
  40. Cut the World
  41. D&AD 50
  42. D&AD 2013
  43. Dare/Love & Dancing
  44. Deadly Consequences: How Cowards are Pushing Women into Combat
  45. Decline of Western Civilization Collection, The
  46. Digital Vertigo: How Today’s Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us
  47. Director’s Series, Vol. 3: The Work of Director Michel Gondry
  48. Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes from San Francisco’s Housing Wars
  49. Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America
  50. Doolittle 25: B-Sides, Peel Sessions and Demos
  51. Doot Doola Doot Doo Doot Doo!
  52. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
  53. Driver, The
  54. E.B. White on Dogs
  55. Edge, The
  56. Emoji Dick
  57. Europa Report
  58. Fabriclive.07
  59. Far from the Madding Gerund and Other Dispatches from Language Log
  60. Field in England, A
  61. 50 Words for Snow
  62. First Ladies of Disco: 32 Stars Discuss the Era and Their Singing Careers
  63. Five Easy Pieces
  64. Flag Wars
  65. Flicker: Your Brain on Movies
  66. France orange mécanique, La
  67. Freedom of Choice: Deluxe Remastered Edition
  68. Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series
  69. From Cliché to Archetype
  70. Ginger Snaps
  71. Good Men Project: Real Stories from the Front Lines of Modern Manhood, The
  72. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
  73. Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy
  74. Grammar Revolution
  75. Heaven or Las Vegas
  76. Heavy Metal Parking Lot
  77. Hit So Hard
  78. Hollywood Economics: How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes the Film Industry
  79. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
  80. How to Look at a Painting
  81. Hunter, The
  82. I Am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman
  83. I Lego N.Y.
  84. Illusionist, The
  85. Immunity
  86. Introducing Morrissey
  87. iOS Success: Making the iPad Accessible
  88. JCVD
  89. Jingle Bell Rocks!
  90. Jodorowsky’s Dune
  91. Korengal
  92. Lettres aux escrocs de l’islamophobie qui font le jeu des racistes
  93. Lexicon of Love, The
  94. Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors
  95. Life During Wartime
  96. Life in Books, A: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley
  97. Los Angeles Plays Itself
  98. Love at the Bottom of the Sea
  99. Managing Oneself
  100. Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me
  101. Masters of Russian Animation, Volume 3
  102. Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream – and Why It Matters
  103. Mental
  104. Metal Evolution
  105. Min kamp
  106. Mind’s Eye, The: The Art of Omni
  107. Monogamy Gap, The: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating
  108. Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go
  109. Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars
  110. Morrissey: 25 Live
  111. Mosquitos Plus
  112. Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics
  113. Movement
  114. MP3: The Meaning of a Format
  115. My Dinner with André
  116. My Perestroika
  117. My Struggle: Book One
  118. Nadav Kander: Dust
  119. National Parks Project
  120. Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk
  121. Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut
  122. No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes
  123. Nothing But a Man
  124. Notorious
  125. Orphan Black: Season 1
  126. Palindromes
  127. Panic of Girls
  128. Paul Rand: Conversations with Students
  129. Permanent Emergency: Inside the TSA and the Fight for the Future of American Security
  130. Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, The
  131. Pet Shop Boys: Life in Pop
  132. Playlist: The Very Best of Bow Wow Wow
  133. Please
  134. Power, Corruption & L​ies
  135. Private Eye: The First 50 Years
  136. Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute
  137. Qatsi Trilogy, The
  138. Quadrophenia
  139. Record, The
  140. Red Mecca
  141. Relax
  142. Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers
  143. Rio
  144. Rise & Fall of Margaret Thatcher, The
  145. Rivers Forgotten
  146. RoboCop Trilogy
  147. Russell Tovey Reads Black Beauty
  148. Savage Messiah
  149. Seven & the Ragged Tiger
  150. Seven American Deaths and Disasters
  151. Sex & Drugs & R​ock & Roll
  152. Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records
  153. Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation: Speeches and Scenes Performed as Shakespeare Would Have Heard Them
  154. Shallow Grave
  155. Shut Up and Play The Hits
  156. Silent Running
  157. Silent Shout
  158. Sketching Guantánamo: Court Sketches of the Military Tribunals, 2006–2013
  159. Snowpiercer, Vol. 1: The Escape
  160. Snowpiercer, Vol. 2: The Explorers
  161. Soldier Dogs
  162. Soul Mining
  163. Soviet Space Dogs
  164. Stars & Topsoil​: Collection 1982–1990
  165. Stop Making Sense
  166. Story of Australian English, The
  167. Swimmer, The
  168. Talking Heads: Chronology
  169. Ten$ion
  170. They Live
  171. Thick of It, The: Seasons 1–4
  172. This American Life: Season 1
  173. This American Life: Season 2
  174. This American Life: Stories of Hope and Fear
  175. THX 1138
  176. Tiny Furniture
  177. To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
  178. Too Bright
  179. Transporters, The
  180. Troisième noces
  181. Twice Removed
  182. Unchosen: The Memoirs of a Philo-Semite
  183. Undertow
  184. Unicode Explained
  185. Unico​de Stan​dard, Vers​ion 6.2
  186. Urban Acupuncture
  187. Very Best of Echo & the Bunnymen: More Songs to Learn & Sing
  188. Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War
  189. Visitors
  190. Visual Made Verbal, The: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description
  191. Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World’s Most Consequential Trivia
  192. Voir le voir
  193. Wake, The
  194. War Reporter
  195. We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency
  196. Welcome to My Castle
  197. Welcome to the Dollhouse
  198. Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself
  199. Young & Beautif​ul
  200. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

Also: Eight titles from A Book Apar​t, the artisanal computer-book publisher, added May 2014 (plus a ninth, On Web Typography, added in 2015). In all cases for A Book Apart, it took much too much cajoling and TPL stubbornly refuses to just buy everything (and keep buying new releases at six-month intervals).