BINDERY: Yeah Yeah Yeah's Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez & Stacy Wakefield / 131 Different Things

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Bindery hosts a special evening with the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez, and Stacy Wakefield for their new book, 131 Different Things. Please join us!


When Sam, a bartender in New York, hears that his ex, Vicki, his one true love, has quit AA and is out drinking again, he embarks on a quest to find her. Sam and his sidekick Francis trek from dive bars to gay bars to rocker bars—encountering skinheads, party promoters, underage drug dealers, and dominatrixes—but they are always one step behind Vicki. It begins to seem like 131 different things are keeping the lovers apart. Before the night is over, Sam will have to wrestle with what he is really looking for.

Nick Zinner—who plays guitar in the three-time Grammy-nominated band Yeah Yeah Yeahs—provides the visual framework for this inventive novella with his intimate photography. Known for his essays and music writing for NoiseyVice, and Penthouse, Zachary Lipez brings his pithy, multilayered, and self-deprecating voice to this debut work of fiction. The prose and photography are tied together in a playful taxonomic scheme by editor and art director Stacy Wakefield, the author of the novel The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory. The three artists have collaborated on four previous books, most recently Please Take Me Off the Guest List.



Zachary Lipez lives in New York City, where he has tended bar for the last twenty years. He is a regular contributor to Noisey, and his music and culture writing have also appeared in ViceHazlittPitchforkBandcamp DailyTalkhouseInc., and Penthouse.

Nick Zinner plays guitar in the three-time Grammy-nominated band Yeah Yeah Yeahs and hardcore group Head Wound City. His photos have been published in four previous books, as well as in the New York Times, Vice, and Rolling Stone. He has exhibited in solo shows in Tokyo, Berlin, New York, London, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.

Stacy Wakefield’s artist books, published for many years under the imprint Evil Twin, have been collected by institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and London’s Tate Modern. She runs a studio dedicated solely to book design and production. Her first novel, The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory, was published by Akashic in 2015. She lives in the Catskills and Brooklyn.



Please note: this event will be at The Bindery at 1727 Haight.


This is a free, all-ages event, with mature themes. The bar opens with doors at 7pm; event begins at 7:30.


RSVP appreciated but not required.


If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of 131 Different Things, Please Take Me Off the Guest List, and/or The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory, order below and put your request in the comments field.

131 Different Things Cover Image
By Zachary Lipez, Nick Zinner (Photographer), Stacy Wakefield (Cover Design by)
ISBN: 9781617756672
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - November 13th, 2018

Please Take Me Off the Guest List Cover Image
By Nick Zinner (Photographer), Zachary Lipez (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Stacy Wakefield (Designed by)
ISBN: 9781936070626
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - August 24th, 2010

The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617753039
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Akashic Books - May 5th, 2015