In 2007, with the creation of Beatdom literary journal, the editors formed a company called Mauling Press. A little later, we changed its name to City of Recovery Press (CoRP) and expanded from publishing Beatdom to become a general publishing company. In 2010 we became Beatdom Books and began a semi-regular publishing schedule. At present, we aim to publish one book and one edition fo the journal per year.

For more than a decade, we have published books about the Beat Generation, which can be found as paperbacks or Amazon Kindle editions here. They are also available through other retailers, including Water Row Books. We have a Bookshop listing here.

Whilst some of our books are now out of print, most are still available and we continue to publish works that shed new light on Beat literature and related countercultural movements.

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Some of our books.

We aim to publish books that are what we term “semi-academic.” This means that they are typically areas of academic interest but written in accessible ways and published at prices that make them available to the general public. We see no benefit in making Beat Studies an exclusionary field. To further the Beat legacy, we will continue to publish high-quality books at competitive prices, written in a style that is enjoyable yet informative.

Our Publications

TitleAuthorISBNPublication DateBuy Link
The ClinicKyle Chase2010Out of Print
ZoningSpencer Kansa978-0-9569525-0-92011Buy
The Dog FarmDavid S. Wills978-0-9569525-1-62011Buy
Beat PoetryLarry Beckett978-0-9569525-3-02012Buy
Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the ‘Weird Cult’David S. Wills978-0-9569525-2-32013Buy
The Third Kind of HorseMichelle Auerbach978-0-9569525-4-72013Out of Print
The Sane AsylumAllison Whittenberg978-0-9569525-5-42013Out of Print
Wood SplintersCia Mathew978-0-9569525-6-12013Out of Print
Don’t Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg ’73 Through ’97Marc Olmsted978-0-9569525-7-82014Buy
Under These StarsTony Rodriguez978-0-9569525-8-52014Buy
The Beat InterviewsJohn Tytell978-0-9569525-9-22014Buy
The Poetry and Politics of Allen GinsbergEliot Katz978-0-9934099-0-52015Buy
Beat TransnationalismJohn Tytell978-0-9934099-1-22017Buy
Did Beatniks Kill John F. Kennedy?: Bongo Joe’s Requiem for the PresidentRob Johnson978-0-9934099-2-92017Buy
Off the Road and Over the Cuckoo’s NestMickey Harper978-0-9934099-3-62017Buy
Straight Around AllenBob Rosenthal978-0-9934099-4-32018Buy
The Buddhist Beat Poets of Diane di Prima and Lenore KandelMax Orsini978-0-9934099-5-02018Buy
World Citizen: Allen Ginsberg as TravellerDavid S. Wills978-0-9934099-6-72019Buy
Burroughs and Scotland: Dethroning the Ancients: The Commitment of ExileChris Kelso978-0-9934099-7-42021Buy
High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo JournalismDavid S. Wills978-0-9934099-8-12021Buy
Thomas Merton, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and the Protection of All BeingsBill Morgan978-0-9934099-9-82022Buy
The Burroughs-Warhol ConnectionVictor Bockris2024


We are looking for books about the lives and work of Beat Generation artists. No fiction or poetry. Sorry, but it is too hard for us to promote these and we focus now exclusively on non-fiction Beat Studies work that we can promote more effectively.

E-mail queries to David S. Wills at editor [at] beatdom (dot) com.