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BitchTapes: Books!

Mmm...books! Autumn and books just seem to go hand in hand. This week's BitchTapes is a mix of musicians celebrating books in their songs or group names. Best enjoyed while stepping on crunchy leaves on the way to your local independent bookstore. Track list after the jump!

1. Night of the Pelican Street Sweeper - Trouble Books
2. Books - The Teardrop Explodes
3. The Clientele - Bookshop Casanova
4. The Books Stop Here - All The Damn Kids
5. Cello Song - The Books and Jose Gonzalez
6. Goodbooks - The Illness (The Teenagers Remix)
7. Books Written For Girls - Camera Obscura
8. Saturday Night at the Bookstore - The Dicks

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Great mix!

Another good song about books: "Wrapped Up in Books" by Belle & Sebastian. Yay for books!

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I'm so glad to see the Camera

I'm so glad to see the Camera Obscura song on that mix. And yes, B&S have several great songs about books and characters. :)

Books About UFOs

Somebody already beat me to X, but I don't think that we should forget "Books About UFOs," Hüsker Dü's charming song about having a crush on the local nerd girl.


not a title but A Design For Life by the Manic Street Preachers starts with "Libraries give us power". what a lyric!

& I always thought the line "I never should have said the books that you read were all I loved you for" from Here's Where The Story Ends by the Sundays was pretty moving too.