By Literati Press Bookshop

By Oklahomans and/or about Oklahomans. 

Bluesman Complete

Rob Vollmar and Pablo G Callejo

$24.95

A sad tale of racial politics in the south set to the rhythm of a blues song. A knowing story about our country’s dark history written by Oklahoma’s own and Eisner nominee, Rob Vollmar.- Charles

The Great American Dust Bowl

Don Brown

$9.99 $9.19

Examining one of the most catastrophic man-made environmental disasters in human history. It's a story of bleak, black-out dust storms and the poor souls that held on throughout. - Charles

Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding... Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becomin

Sam Anderson

$18.00 $16.56

I remember all my friends talking about this writer from the New York Times hitting up all the know-it-all locals so he could get a read on the town. Resulting were stories that breathed authenticity culminating in this book that uses a bungled NBA contract negotiation as a launching pad for the chaos that is Oklahoma City history. - Charles

Crazy Brave

Joy Harjo

$15.95 $14.67

Open: A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Sexuality in the Heartland

E Scott Jones

$16.00

ONE OF OUR IN-HOUSE TITLES! Open is a story of coming out as a gay man while working as a Baptist youth minister in Texas. Open is a story about a typical Christian evangelical family in the American heartland that must grapple with the child who challenges their understanding of the world and disappoints their expectations. Open is a story set on the front lines of the struggle for LGBT equality in the 21st century.

Aim for the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry

$15.00

Edited by local and beloved nerd-core poet, Rob Sturma! This anthology of odes to the walking dead squeezes the genre for metaphors of mourning, alienation, and isolation. - Charles

Heathen

Natasha Alterici

$15.99 $14.71

STARTED OUT AS AN IN-HOUSE TITLE! A feminist viking tale about a girl condemned for kissing another girl but instead escapes into the countryside and sets out on a mission to dethrone Odin and create a more just world. Natasha's sensational breakthrough is still edited by Literati staff even though it was picked up by Vault Comics. - Charles

Heathen: Volume 2

Natasha Alterici

$14.99 $13.79

The second volume of Tulsa's breakout comic creator, Natasha Alterici. This is the second of three volumes following the adventures of a lesbian viking trying to dethrone Odin and forever disrupt the patriarchy. - Charles

Five Hundred Poor

Noah Milligan

$14.95

Stories of generational poverty, surviving on the edges of society, and cycles of suffering that make economic disparity an impossible hurdle to overcome. - Charles

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

$16.95 $15.59

The FBI's first big case was to track down murderers running wild in Osage County. When oil is found under the lands of Osage Native Americans, the area quickly becomes the wealthiest in the world. Then people start dying. One of the craziest stories in a state bursting with crazy stories. - Charles

An American Sunrise: Poems

Joy Harjo

$25.95 $23.36

November Road: A Thriller

Lou Berney

$16.99 $15.63

A fixer from the criminal underworld must flee New Orleans following the assassination of JFK. An exhausted wife and her children must flee and alcoholic patriarch. Their paths converge out of necessity as a national manhunt for anyone potentially linked to the President's murder closes in. - Charles

Into Captivity They Will Go

Noah Milligan

$16.99 $15.63

A young boy is heralded by his mother as the second-coming of Christ and they run off to a cult in rural Oklahoma. The book examines the longterm emotional trauma faced by the boy whose burdened with so much expectation and lives through his inevitable failure to live up to his mother's prophecies. - Charles

Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl's Journey to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Scott B Bomar and Wanda Jackson

$24.99

Wanda Jackson's mischievous charm shines through in this memoir of the singer that set the mold for the rock and roll troublemaker. - Charles

Funny Money

Mark Singer

$14.95

The Long and Faraway Gone

Lou Berney

$16.99

A detective novel and a story of regret, two threads wind their way from traumatic events decades before and through the intervening years in Oklahoma City. Capturing the unique character of the city while also exploring the ongoing reverberations of long ago tragedies. - Charles

Multiverse! A Superhero Poetry Anthology of Superhuman Proportions

$15.00

Edited by local and beloved nerd-core poet, Rob Sturma! An anthology of poets utilizing the superhero mythos to chase the less astounding human experience.

Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition (Reprint)

Katie Rain Hill

$12.99 $11.95

A memoir of discovering gender identity while retracing the travails of a brutal upbringing in the conservative Bible Belt. Tragic and inspiring. - Charles

The Kinship

R D Tarver

$12.49

A hero's journey set in a community trapped underground for centuries. What happens to humanity when they can no longer see the sunlight. This dark dystopian story caps off with a fantastic twist ending. Wait for it. - Charles

Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee

Rachel Lee Rubin

$14.95 $13.75

From the acclaimed music series that if you don't already love, you soon will. - Charles

Oklahoma Hiking Trails

Larry Floyd and Kent F Frates

$24.95 $22.46

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

$17.00 $15.64

Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

$19.95 $18.35

The Smell of Good Mud

Lauren Zuniga

$15.00

Poetry from one of the state's most singular and inspiring advocates. - Charles

Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Jade Johnson

$17.95 $16.51

A story for kids and adults alike about a champion of the Civil Rights movement fighting for the cause right here in Oklahoma City.

The Not in Here Story

Tracey Zeeck and David Bizzaro

$13.95 $12.83

A charming and approachable story of a family's journey through adoption and creating family in their own, unique way. - Charles

Trade Yer Coffin For A Gun

Mer Whinery and Mat Fitzsimmons

$10.99

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

Timothy Egan

$15.95 $14.67

How bad was the Dust Bowl? This history makes you question how anyone survived and why aren't we more terrified of going back? - Charles

Freaky Tales From the Force: Season One

S L Edwards, Jared Collins, et al.

$13.99

Featuring a story by our very own Charles J. Martin, this anthology grows out the world of conspiracy theorist/radio show host/sheriff where all the ideas are just as crazy as they are true.

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

$16.95 $15.59

Written by an Oklahoma native and Black Panther vet exploring her own journey from fierce gun rights activist to gun control advocate.

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

$20.00 $18.00

No story of human perseverance better captures Oklahoma's complicated self-image or long history of migration out of the state.

A Matter of Black and White: The Autobiography of ADA Lois Sipuel Fisher

Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, et al.

$35.94

The World and The Zoo

Rob Roensch

$10.00

Roughneck

Jim Thompson

$15.00

The Wrenchies

Farel Dalrymple

$19.99

As the Crow Flies

Melanie Gillman

$30.00 $27.00

Stage Dreams

Melanie Gillman

$10.99 $10.11

Proxima Centauri

Farel Dalrymple

$16.98 $15.62