The Lincoln Center branch of the New York Public Library acquired the Reed archive from the late star's widow, Laurie Anderson.
'My Week Beats Your Year: Encounters With Lou Reed' is set for publication in August 2018.
The New York Public Library will be home to Lou Reed's complete archive including lyrics, photographs and almost 3,600 audio and 1,300 video recordings.
A stellar tribute to David Bowie this Thursday and Friday (31 Mar/1 Apr) in New York has added new names, and the second show will stream on Skype.
"Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music", surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?