The Tim Buckley Archives

The Tim Buckley Library

Welcome to the Tim Buckley Library

The American mid-century poet Bo Diddley noted that 'You can't judge a book by looking at the cover ...". However, you can sometimes better understand a man by looking at his books...

The Estate maintains possession of nearly all of Tim Buckley's books - with the exception of Federico García Lorca works, which were either stolen or given away by Tim.

A quick browse through Tim's library shows his empathy with writers and poets who stood outside the box - in much the same way that he approached his music.

He had a keen interest in the great 20th Century Spanish-language writers such as Lorca, as well as the Celtic giants like O'Casey, Joyce, and Thomas, and the Russian writers who risked - and sometimes gave up - their very lives to write the truth as they saw it. Of Irish-American descent, Tim was also interested in the Irish-American writers Eugene O'Neill and JP Donleavy

"Tim would call me from the road and me to send him new shirts, because he would lose them, then say 'I have to have such-and-such a book, can you find it for me?'", recalls his wife Judy. "Then I would have to track it down. There was no Internet back then, so I spend a lot of time at the UCLA libraries."

For convenience, the library shown below has been divided into two sections for no other reason that that is the way they are stored - by paper back and by hard back.

This website formerly used Adobe Shockwave , Adobe Flash, and Photodex Presenter to play photo slideshows.

Browsers no longer support these players as of January 12, 2021.
Please excuse limited navigation and missing audio files while modifications are being made.


Home Contact us About The Archives

Unless otherwise noted
Entire contents © 1966 - 2021 The Estate of Timothy C Buckley III
All rights reserved.