Which Pearl Jam Books should you have?

What are the must have Pearl Jam books for any die hard fan? There are many books out there about Pearl Jam, some official from the band and others not so official. But which are the ones worth owning? Books are some of the best gifts for Pearl Jam fans. Here’s a list of essential books for a hardcore Pearl Jam fan.

Pearl Jam Twenty

The book that accompanies the Cameron Crowe movie, PJ20, covers pretty much the band’s entire history. It is the most complete info you could find on Pearl Jam in one location and thus makes it a must have for any fan.

Check it out

From a Basement in Seattle: The Poster Art of Brad Klausen

Perhaps the Ames Bros book is more complete in terms of specifically Pearl Jam content, but the book to get is the one from Brad Klausen. His designs are consistently popular with fans and he adds a great dynamic to the concert poster artwork that are must haves for Pearl Jam shows. This book showcases Klausen’s work throughout the years and will look great on your bookshelf.

Check it out

Danny Clinch: Still Moving

There have been many photographic books by Pearl Jam photographers including Pearl Jam: Place/Date and 5 x 1 Pearl Jam Through the Eye of Lance Mercer. But the one that stands out the most is Danny Clinch’s Still Moving. Clinch has had an intimate access to the band through the years and combine that with his great eye for the moments results in an immaculate collection of photographs. Having Eddie Vedder on the cover always helps too.

Check it out

Pearl Jam Anthology

This is for the musician out that that wants to learn how to play Pearl Jam songs on guitar. Anthology is a collection of sheet music for almost every song every written by the band. Get it, learn it and play it.

Check it out

Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam

This is a unique photo book in that it features polaroids by a band member. Flipping through it, you will get an insight of Pearl Jam’s touring life through the the eyes of their lead guitarist Mike McCready.

Check it out

This All Encompassing Trip

And of course the book for all fans. This All Encompassing Trip is an easy read that takes you on a journey of a fan who follows Pearl Jam around the world. What better way to be a fan than to be on the road with the band and this book provides a journal of the experience.

Check it out


Jason is the author of the book This All Encompassing Trip and loves to travel to see Pearl Jam. He spends his time doing design and video work as well as running a daddy blog called The Rockstar Dad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.