Books from Boxes

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"Books from Boxes"
Single by Maxïmo Park
from the album Our Earthly Pleasures
A-side "Books from Boxes"

"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"

"The Unshockable (Original Demo Version)"
Released 11 June 2007
Format CD, 7" Vinyl
Genre Post-punk revival
Length 3:28
Label Warp Records

Duncan Lloyd (Music)

Paul Smith (Lyrics)
Producer(s) Gil Norton
Maxïmo Park singles chronology
"Our Velocity"
(March 2007)
"Books from Boxes"
(June 2007)
"Girls Who Play Guitars"
(August 2007)
Our Earthly Pleasures track listing
"Our Velocity"
"Books from Boxes"
"Russian Literature"

"Books from Boxes" is the second single from Our Earthly Pleasures, the second album from the band, Maxïmo Park. The single was released on 11 June 2007 and became their fifth UK Top 20 single, peaking at #16 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Books from Boxes" (Radio Edit)
  2. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" (Radio 1 Live Version) [The Proclaimers Cover]
  3. "The Unshockable" (Original Demo Version)
7" 1 (White Vinyl)
A. Books from Boxes"
B. Obstinate Ideas"
7" 2 (Blue Vinyl)
A. "Books from Boxes" (Original Demo Version)
B. "Don McPhee"
Digital exclusive 1 (Recordstore Bundle Only)
  1. "Books from Boxes" (Acoustic Version)
Digital exclusive 2 (Recordstore Bundle Only)
  1. "Books from Boxes" (Live in Amsterdam)

The two digital exclusives were only available until the single was released.


  • #16 (UK)
  • #89 (Germany)


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