LBM books named best of 2011

Posted in LBM Books by LBM on December 29, 2011

We’re happy to report that two LBM publications made year-end lists of best photobooks.

Conductors of the Moving World by Brad Zellar was selected by Joerg Colberg in Time Magazine and Elisabeth Tonnard at PhotoEye. Unfortunately this book is sold out (though you can buy one for $525 on eBay…yikes).

A Head With Wings by Anouk Kruithof was selected by Raymond Meeks at PhotoEye. We still have copies available, but suggest ordering soon since all of the other books in this series have sold out. Buy it at

Broken Manual wins Photobook Festival Award

Posted in LBM Books by LBM on June 11, 2011

Broken Manual won the Festival Audience Vote for the best book at the Kassel Photobook Festival. More here.

Lonely Boy Mag. (No. A-2: Boys and Their Cars)

Posted in Bookstore, LBM Books by charlie b. ward on June 6, 2011

We are pleased to announce the second book in our new series:

Lonely Boy Mag. (No. A-2: Boys and Their Cars)

Edition of 1000
Designed by Jenny Tondera
Publication date, June, 2011
64 pages, 5.4×8.5in, color offset, staple-bound

The second in a series of men’s magazines, this issue features text and photographs by Todd Hido, Alec Soth, Chad States and erotic dioramas by Peter Davidson.

See more images from the book here.

$18 Buy it here


Posted in LBM Books by LBM on May 24, 2011

Brighton Bunny Boy reviewed in the Seattle Post Intelligencer

Posted in LBM Books by LBM on February 27, 2011

A wonderful review of Brighton Bunny boy in the Seattle Post Intelligencer. But one correction, along with writing the story, Carmen Soth also took all of the pictures. READ THE REVIEW HERE.

(aka proud papa)



Man With Buoy – Infomercial

Posted in Bookstore, LBM Books by LBM on November 15, 2010

Seth Lower shows us his new book…in California. Buy yours here:

New LBM book release

Posted in Bookstore, LBM Books by Alec Soth on November 3, 2010

Visit us at the NY Art Book Fair (Nov. 5-7) for the official release of our 2nd LBM storybook, Man With Buoy, And Other Tales by Seth Lower. Seth will be arriving at the fair on Friday to sign copies. If you aren’t able to visit us at the fair, the book will be available at our web store next week.

LBM Posters

Posted in Bookstore, LBM Books by LBM on November 2, 2010

Visit our booth at the NY Art Book Fair (Nov. 5-7) and check out our first two LBM posters by Jason Polan & Trent Parke. If you can’t visit the fair, they’ll be available at our web store in the next couple of weeks.

The Broken Manual Infomercial

Posted in LBM Books by LBM on October 13, 2010


Posted in Bookstore, LBM Books by Alec Soth on September 7, 2010

I’m so happy to finally announce my new Steidl book: Broken Manual. Four years in the making (2006-2010), this book represents a significant departure from my previous publications. Working with the writer Lester B. Morrison, we’ve created an underground instruction manual for men looking to escape their lives.

It is common to follow up the publication of a book with a ‘Special Edition,’ but in the case of Broken Manual, this edition is being presented first. I think of this as the ‘Ideal Edition’ of Broken Manual. Each of the 300 copies of the book is housed inside of another, one-of-a-kind book. These signed and numbered ‘shell’ books are unique and cut by hand. Inside the shell, there is also a small booklet entitled ‘Liberation Billfold Manifest’ and an 8×10” print signed and numbered by myself and Lester B. Morrison.

The book can only be purchased at Steidlville (UK) or Little Brown Mushroom (US).

Note: This special edition will be installed as a part of my survey exhibition at the Walker Art Center (September 12 – January 2, 2011). They will be shipped to buyers in January 2011.

More info here.

New LBM Publication(s)!

Posted in LBM Books by Alec Soth on August 27, 2010

This is a big weekend for Lester B. Morrison. On Saturday Les will be having his first exhibition at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis. In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re launching not one but three new zines by Morrison. As many of you know, we published Lester’s first zine, Lost Boy Mountain, last December. It went on to be named one of the best books of 2009.

Lester’s new zines are Library for Broken Men, Lonely Bearded Men and Lester Becomes Me. All zines are individually numbered in an edition of 500 but are sold as a single package for $13. More info here.

Buy yours here.

P.S. Stay tuned for Broken Manual, a collaboration between Lester and myself published by Steidl.

Trent Parke book signing

Posted in Bookstore, LBM Books by Alec Soth on June 23, 2010

Trent Parke and his publisher are in New York City this Thursday night for a book signing at Dashwood Books. Come say hi.

LBM Book by Trent Parke!

Posted in LBM Books, narrative photography by Alec Soth on June 21, 2010

In the spirit of the classic Little Golden Books for children, Little Brown Mushroom is releasing a series of photographic storybooks for grown-ups. Our first book, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, features photographs and story by Trent Parke and design by Hans Seeger.

I was recently at a party chatting with the writer Geoff Dyer. Out of the blue, Dyer said, “I think Trent Parke is a photographic genius.” I responded by saying that not only do I agree, I believe in him so much that I’m publishing his book. Shockingly, this is Parke’s first book in ten years.

Priced at only $18 and limited to a numbered edition of 1000, this one is going to go fast.

Buy the book here

A review of Lost Boy Mountain

Posted in LBM Books by LBM on January 22, 2010

An excellent review by Lassal. Go here

Las Vegas Birthday Slideshow (and book / sculpture)

Posted in LBM Books, Videos by Alec Soth on January 4, 2010

I turned 40 last Wednesday. My wife took me to Las Vegas. I made a slideshow.

To see this video a little bit larger, go to the LBM A/V page.

I also made a book and sculpture. See them here. (And buy them here).

I hope you enjoy my midlife crisis…

The Shipping Begins

Posted in LBM Books by charlie b. ward on December 15, 2009

The first round of zines are about to go out into the world. We hope you are as excited as we are!

First Zine: Lost Boy Mountain

Posted in LBM Books by Alec Soth on December 14, 2009

Not only is Lost Boy Mountain our first zine, it is Lester B. Morrison’s first publication. Combining collage and Haiku, Lester’s book presents a fantasy of escape…for only $8.75.

See more images here.

Thrilled to have Lester on the LBM Team. You can buy the book at Little Brown Mushroom Books.

The books are here, the books are here!

Posted in LBM Books by LBM on December 13, 2009

On the third day of Christmas
My true love gave to me:
Three French hens
Two turtle doves
And a thousand beautiful new zines.

Buy one here. Thanks,

First Book: Last Days

Posted in LBM Books by LBM on December 12, 2009

It is hard to believe that our first publication was produced over a year ago. Printed on newsprint to commemorate the end of an era, Alec Soth’s Last Days of W. was an experiment in DIY publishing.

Unfortunately we’re pretty much sold out.