A couple of months ago, we told you that Erik Foss, owner of legendary downtown dive Lit and its East Williamsburg torch-carrier Tilt, would get someone’s name tattooed on him if they contributed $10,000 to his Kickstarter. We’re now told that, in the end, the generous patron in question declined the tat, but the Kickstarter did get funded, and Foss will be signing copies of If These Were Songs These Would Be Sad Songs tonight.

After a launch party at Art Basel last month, Foss will be back in his home hood, at Mast Books in the East Village, to autograph copies of the book, which gathers his photos, art, and some show flyers and other ephemera he has collected over the years. The 122-page monograph, limited to 1,000 signed and numbered copies, includes snapshots taken at Lit and of artists like Nate Turbow and the late Chris Martin (aka SPAM), gallerist/DJ/actor Leo Fitzpatrick, photographer Josh Wildman, and of course Foss’s dog Lucy, who’s also a bit of an East Village fixture.

You can buy it online for $35 but you might want to head over to Mast (66 Avenue A) tonight from 7pm to 9pm, since some of Foss’s framed photos will also be for sale. We’re guessing it’ll be a good time. Apparently the Miami party got shut down for noise complaints.

As for the name tattoo that never happened, Foss got one of the book title instead: