Gift Guide: Best Books for Pop Culture Fanatics

In need of a great gift for the pop culture fan on your list? From Beyoncé to Bowie, this list of beautifully illustrated books will help you choose the perfect gift this holiday season.

Beyoncégraphica A Graphic Biography of Beyoncé

BEYONCÉGRAPHICA

In this innovative graphic biography, Beyoncé’s genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with fun infographics looking at the highlights and successes of her career – from costume changes to record sales, her impressive vocal range to her work off-stage. Beyoncé’s astonishing accomplishments are showcased against fellow legends of the industry in addition to celebrating her achievements in her own right.

Treknology The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive

TREKNOLOGY

Be amazed by 25 iconic pieces of tech from the Star Trek canon and the science behind how they function with Treknology. You will not believe how close we are to achieving some of them today.

Star Wars: The Blueprints

STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS

Star Wars: The Blueprints gives an all-access pass into the Lucasfilm Archives to unveil the original technical drawings of the galaxy far, far away.

The Coen Brothers

THE COEN BROTHERS

Through in-depth and informative text written by film journalist Ian Nathan, The Coen Brothers Archive re-examines the brothers’ most famous work including Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit. Plus, some of their cult films, like The Evil Dead, Paris je t’aime, and A Serious Man.

Hendrix The Illustrated Story

HENDRIX: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

Hendrix is the definitive, illustrated biography of the man widely considered the greatest rock guitarist of all time.

Led Zeppelin All the Albums, All the Songs

LED ZEPPELIN: ALL THE ALBUMS ALL THE SONGS

One of the world’s most prolific bands is being broken down track-by-track, album-by-album and you have tickets to the details, facts, and secrets in Led Zeppelin.

Bob Marley and the Wailers

BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS

Well over three decades after Marley’s death, he and his bandmates remain the most famous reggae artists of all time. Bob Marley and the Wailers explores their legacy.

Hellraisers A Complete Visual History of Heavy Metal Mayhem

HELLRAISERS

A pair of metalheads well versed in everything from Anthrax to Zeppelin take you through the metal halls of history in Hellraisers. Time to crank the volume and throw the horns!

Bowie The Illustrated Story

BOWIE: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

Follow every step of David Bowie’s career; from Ziggy Stardust to Tin Machine, from “Space Oddity” to Let’s Dance to Blackstar, in Bowie: The Illustrated Story.

AC/DC Album by Album

AC/DC: ALBUM BY ALBUM

This new book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the band’s discography by moderating in-depth and entertaining conversations about all 16 of AC/DC’s studio albums, every page illustrated with thoughtfully curated performance and offstage photography and rare memorabilia.

The Year of the Geek

THE YEAR OF THE GEEK

The Year of the Geek is a fascinating look into geek culture. Each day will tell a different story from the sci-fi universe, from famous franchises and figures such as Star Wars, The Matrix, Peter Jackson and Luc Besson, to lesser known stories, including the French cult classic City of Lost Children, the Japanese anime Akira and bestselling German novelist, Marcus Heitz.