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Recent Releases

Only the Strong
Jabari Asim
The lives of a reformed hit man, a crusading doctor, a genteel mobster, and a headstrong college student arrive at a fateful intersection in a sweltering Midwestern city amidst the turbulent social change of 1970.
New Prairie Kitchen
Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans of the Great Plains
Summer Miller
Profiles of 25 influential chefs, farmers, and artisans who live and work in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Featuring more than 50 seasonal recipes created by the award-winning chefs, including broad range of styles and techniques.
Passion for Pizza
A Journey Through Thick and Thin to Find the Pizza Elite
Craig Whitson, Tore Gjesteland
A cookbook featuring 50 recipes for pizzas, crusts, and unique topping combinations, as well as full-color history book, travel guide, and tribute to the people and places that made pizza one of our favorite foods the world over.
Gangsters & Grifters
Classic Crime Photos from the Chicago Tribune
A collection of vintage Chicago Tribune crime photographs, featuring infamous gangsters, small-time bandits, crooks, and wise guys.
Imagine This
Creating the Work You Love
Maxine Clair
Maxine Clair delivers a book that is one part memoir, and one part guide to the craft of plying creativity in Imagine This.
Indian for Everyone
The Home Cook's Guide to Traditional Favorites
Anupy Singla
More than 100 recipes in the most comprehensive, uniquely adaptable Indian cookbook available, from the author of the best-selling The Indian Slow Cooker and Vegan Indian Cooking.
Justice While Black
Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System
Robbin Shipp, Nick Chiles
Practical, straightforward advice for African-American families on how to deal with specific legal circumstances such as avoiding arrest, being arrested, being in custody, preparing for and going through a trial, and dealing with the appeals and parole process.
Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014
Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change
Clarence Page
The first collection of columns from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and nationally syndicated journalist Clarence Page, touching on politics, social commentary, pop culture, new media, race, and family.
Chicago Portraits
An exploration of Chicago and Chicagoans, told through photographic portraits compiled from the Chicago Tribune's vast historical archives.
The Green City Market Cookbook
Great Recipes from Chicago's Award-Winning Farmers Market
Green City Market
The Green City Market Cookbook is the first collection of recipes from the premier Midwest farmers market.

From the Blog

  • Q. & A. with Summer Miller

    Summer Miller is the author of our latest Agate Midway release, New Prairie Kitchen: Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Cooks, Farmers, and Artisans of the Great Plains. Get to know Summer and her lovely new book (photos by Dana Damewood) with... more >>

  • Independent Bookstore Day May 2

    Once again, it's time for this terrific event celebrating independent booksellers, and here in Chicago, Agate authors are taking part. Don't miss this great opportunity to support your local... more >>

  • Brian Grazer on the power of curiosity

    The film producer Brian Grazer has always struck me as one of the more curious success stories out of Hollywood, and his new book on the value of curiosity as a way to approach life explains a lot about how he has accomplished so much. This little... more >>

  • Playing With Fire featured in new film

    At the Chicago Reader, Michael Miner explains how the celebrated new documentary Merchants of Doubt highlights the Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer-nominated series "Playing with Fire"--collected in an Agate Digital ebook of the same name. Callahan... more >>

  • Be an "untern"

    Fred Cook, CEO of Golin and author of Improvise: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO, invites people new to the workforce to follow the path less traveled... more >>