Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee David Bowie

In Memory of Bowie - A Rock & Roll Book Club

Looking for rock-certified reads in 2018? Look no further.

Maybe you've seen on Twitter that Duncan Jones has decided to honor his father, David Bowie, a voracious reader, by announcing the David Bowie Book Club.

The list Jones is pulling from was first published as part of the promotion for the Art Gallery of Ontario's exhibit David Bowie Is in 2013. Canadian website Open Book notes that "The list shows an amazing depth and breadth of interest, taste and genre from the icon, who has himself been the subject of more than 60 books. There was never any doubt the Bowie is a genius, but if there had been, this list should more than quiet any critics."

Even we—the library professionals—had a hard time getting our hands on the first listed book, Peter Ackroyd's ​Hawksmoor​. We decided to share some tips and tricks on the Library & Archives' website to finding the books, comics, and magazines on Bowie's list, whether you want to follow along with Duncan Jones and the rest of the world, or just read at your own pace.

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Are you a Northeast Ohio Resident? We have most of the rock history titles from Bowie's list here at the Library & Archives. Make an appointment today to come in and read with us.

Want to learn more about 1996 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee David Bowie? See this guide to our library and archival resources on David Bowie as a starting point for your research.


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