Jack White‘s Third Man Records company have launched a publishing offshoot, Third Man Books.
Third Man Books‘ first commercially available release will be Language Lessons: Volume I, which comprises a 321-page book of poetry and prose as well as two vinyl LPs of “jazz, psychdelic-punk, poetry, blues and pop” and five “frameable” poems. The package – which is pictured above – will be released in a hard-case clothbound sleeve and is available to buy from August 5.
The book will feature words from Dale Ray Phillips, CD Wright and Adrian Matejka, while William Tyler and Destruction Unit will feature on the LPs. The frameable poems come from CD Wright, Frank Stanford, Brian Barker, Jake Adam York and Chet Weise with artwork from former Big Boys guitartist Tim Kerr, Jim Blanchard and Butch Anthony.
On the launch of Third Man Books, Third Man has released a statement which sets out its intent for the company: “Third Man Books, like ‘Language Lessons’, will be fearless, imaginative, and eclectic. We hope to be a welcome addition to what is already a very compelling and thrilling independent American literary landscape.”
Jack White embarks on a three-date tour of the UK this November playing at:
Leeds First Direct Arena (November 17)
Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena (18)
London O2 Arena (19)