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Recent Releases

Gangsters & Grifters
Classic Crime Photos from the Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune Staff
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
Chicago Tribune Staff
An exploration of Chicago and Chicagoans, told through photographic portraits compiled from the Chicago Tribune's vast historical archives.
Recognition
O.H. Bennett
The emotionally charged story of a woman obsessed with finding a homeless man she glimpses on a street corner, who bears a powerful resemblance to the husband who disappeared from her life a decade earlier.
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.
Locally Brewed
Portraits of Craft Breweries from America's Heartland
Anna Blessing
An exploration of 20 small, Midwestern craft breweries, detailing how the microbrew movement has become a regional phenomenon.
The World's Richest Man: Carlos Slim In His Own Words
Tanni Haas
A collection of thought-provoking direct quotes from Carlos Slim, the Mexican magnate listed as the richest man in the world by Forbes from 2010-2013.
Improvise
Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO
Fred Cook
The CEO of PR giant Golin reveals bold and wildly entertaining truths that prove the path to the corner office isn't always the obvious one.
Opportunity Knocking
Lessons from Business Leaders
Lori Ann LaRocco
CNBC producer Lori Ann LaRocco coaxes stories of innovation and success from some of the world's top business leaders, revealing effective strategies that readers can use to identify and seize business opportunities.
Charcutería
The Soul of Spain
Jeffrey Weiss
The first book to introduce authentic Spanish butchering and meat-curing recipes to the American market.
Provence Food and Wine
The Art of Living
François Millo, Viktorija Todorovska
A collection of delicious, healthful, and easy-to-prepare recipes from the Provence region of southern France.

From the Blog

  • Justice While Black: more today than ever


    Today, the morning after the announcement of the grand jury proceedings over the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, it seems apropos to hear from Nick Chiles and Robbin Shipp, Esq., the authors of Justice While Black, published here just... more >>


  • Rosalyn Story on Maxine Clair and Imagine This


    This week, Agate Bolden is publishing the latest book by acclaimed fiction writer Maxine Clair--the memoir Imagine This: Creating the Work You Love. I was introduced to Maxine by Rosalyn Story, whose own two novels are published by Agate Bolden, and... more >>


  • Jesmyn Ward, Heartland Prize winner


    Here at Agate, we have special place in our heart for both the Heartland Prizes (Agate president Doug Seibold reviewed for the Tribune, and recommended to its prize committee, the first-ever Heartland fiction winner, Eric Larsen's An American Memory)... more >>


  • Indian for Everyone!


    Today we're publishing Indian for Everyone, the third book by Anupy Singla, the bestselling Indian cookbook author of this decade. Here is a Q&A with Anupy to mark this publication date, where she talks about the new book, her earlier titles, and... more >>


  • The greatest hot dog joint ever


    Yesterday Hot Doug's closed, as has been widely reported in the local and national media. There have already been some great tributes and reflections on the glory that was Hot Doug's, and many are sure to follow. We're very proud to have been the... more >>