Local author and music historian Brian Coleman rolled into indie617 early Wednesday morning armed with a time machine — no, not one we can all crawl inside of and transport back to the better days of our careless and misspent youth, but one documenting lost ads and flyers that filled Boston’s magazines and newspapers back in the late 20th century.

His new book, Buy Me, Boston, is a massive collection of ’60s to ’80s ephemera — local ads from alt-weeklies, show posters, flyers, and anything else that had a message and something to sell. Coleman curated the book with the help of notable Boston archivists, and we get into all that and more during his appearance on Morning Glory.

Revisit the chat below.

Buy Me, Boston gets its official launch this Sunday, November 11 at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, a multimedia event with film presentations and a panel discussion that includes David Bieber, whose archives contributed heavily to the book, and hip-hop maven Dart Adams.