Book Suggestions for Holiday 2023 Gifting

With the holidays upon us, Literati Bookstore has been hopping with shoppers who are in search of just the right book(s) for gifting. This long list of suggestions features books, from throughout the store, that are joyful, humorous, fascinating, yummy, and celebratory — books for gifting that I hope will bring out a smile, laugh, or pique the curiosity of recipients. For more suggestions, click here to see the Literati staff "Best Books We Read in 2023" list. Happy shopping and Merry Chrismakkuh!" — Vick

Books: 
The New York Times Book Review: 125 Years of Literary History By The New York Times, Tina Jordan (Editor), Noor Qasim (Editor) Cover Image
By The New York Times, Tina Jordan (Editor), Noor Qasim (Editor)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780593234617
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 2nd, 2021

With scores of stunning vintage photographs, many of them sourced from the NYT's archives, readers will discover how literary tastes have shifted through the years—and how the Book Review’s coverage has shaped so much of what we read today, featuring its best, funniest, strangest, and most memorable coverage over the past 125 years.


Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever By John McWhorter Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593421383
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Published: Avery - October 10th, 2023

One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power — and why we love them so much.


The Dictionary People: The Unsung Heroes Who Created the Oxford English Dictionary By Sarah Ogilvie Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593536407
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Published: Knopf - October 17th, 2023

A history and celebration of the many far-flung volunteers who helped define the English language, word by word.


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Catching the Light (Why I Write) By Joy Harjo Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780300274066
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Published: Yale University Press - October 24th, 2023

An homage to the power of words to defy erasure — to inscribe the story, again and again, of who we have been, who we are, and who we can be. 


To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey of Cosmic Discovery By Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lindsey Nyx Walker Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781426223303
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Published: National Geographic - September 12th, 2023

This enlightening illustrated narrative by the world’s most celebrated astrophysicist explains the universe from the solar system to the farthest reaches of space with authority and humor.


Hotel Kitsch: A Pretty Cool Tour of America’s Fantasy Getaways By Margaret Bienert, Corey Bienert Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781648292040
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Published: Artisan - October 10th, 2023

A visual celebration of the best fantasy suites and honeymoon hotels across America and beyond.


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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition By Don Norman Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780465050659
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Published: Basic Books - November 5th, 2013

Good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.


I Must Be Dreaming By Roz Chast Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781620403228
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 24th, 2023

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast’s new graphic narrative, exploring the surreal nighttime world inside her mind — and untangling one of our most enduring human mysteries: dreams.


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The Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man By David Von Drehle Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476773926
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 23rd, 2023

One of our nation’s most prominent writers discovers the truth about how to live a long and happy life from the centenarian next door in this “original and highly readable account of a splendid American life."The Wall Street Journal


All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me By Patrick Bringley Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982163303
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 14th, 2023

A fascinating, revelatory portrait of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its treasures, written by a former New Yorker staffer who spent a decade as a museum guard.


Letters from Father Christmas By J.R.R. Tolkien Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780063340534
Availability: Backordered
Published: William Morrow - October 10th, 2023

For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and lovers of Christmas holidays, Letters from Father Christmas is a full-color, gift featuring a wealth of letters and illustrations that Tolkien created for his children. It also includes an introduction from daughter-in-law Baillie Tolkien, reflecting on the centenary anniversary of the letters, as well as a personal note by Tolkien himself. 


One for Each Night: The Greatest Chanukah Stories of All Time (Very Christmas) By Sholom Aleichem, Elie Wiesel, S. Y. Agnon Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781954404229
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Published: New Vessel Press - September 12th, 2023

This rich medley of stories, poems, and essays features evocations of Chanukah by classic and contemporary authors including Sholom Aleichem, Nobel laureates S. Y. Agnon and Elie Wiesel, I. L. Peretz, Emma Lazarus, Theodor Herzl, Chaim Potok, Mark Strand, A. B. Yehoshua, Emma Green, Joanna Rakoff, and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.


The Christmas Book By Phaidon Phaidon Editors, Dolph Gotelli (Contributions by), Sam Bilton (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Phaidon Phaidon Editors, Dolph Gotelli (Contributions by), Sam Bilton (Contributions by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9781838665968
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 13th, 2023

A visual celebration of Christmas, from religious beginnings to festive cultural touchstones. This is a book to gift and a book to treasure. 


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Inciting Joy: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643753041
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 25th, 2022

In these gorgeously written and timely pieces, prizewinning poet and author Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable hardships.


Sing a Black Girl's Song: The Unpublished Work of Ntozake Shange By Ntozake Shange, Imani Perry (Editor), Tarana Burke (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ntozake Shange, Imani Perry (Editor), Tarana Burke (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780306828515
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Published: Legacy Lit - September 12th, 2023

Never-before-seen unpublished works by award-winning American literary icon Ntozake Shange, featuring essays, plays, and poems from the archives of the seminal Black feminist writer who stands alongside giants like Toni Morrison and Alice Walker.


The Sisterhood: How a Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture By Courtney Thorsson Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780231204729
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 7th, 2023

One Sunday afternoon in February 1977, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, and several other Black women writers met at June Jordan's Brooklyn apartment to eat gumbo, drink champagne, and talk about their work. Calling themselves "The Sisterhood," the group — which also came to include Audre Lorde, Paule Marshall, Margo Jefferson, and others — would get together once a month over the next two years, creating a vital space for Black women to discuss literature and liberation. The Sisterhood tells the story of how this remarkable community transformed American writing and cultural institutions. Drawing on original interviews with Sisterhood members as well as correspondence, meeting minutes, and readings of their works, Courtney Thorsson explores the group's everyday collaboration and profound legacy. 


Pedro Almodóvar: Installation/Instalación By Pedro Almodóvar (Artist), Jenny He (Editor), J. Guzmán (Editor) Cover Image
By Pedro Almodóvar (Artist), Jenny He (Editor), J. Guzmán (Editor)
$75.00
ISBN: 9781636810195
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Published: Delmonico Books - June 20th, 2023

A visually immersive exploration of the provocative and humanistic themes at the heart of Pedro Almodavar's cinema.


When I Was Your Age: Life Lessons, Funny Stories & Questionable Parenting Advice from a Professional Clown By Kenan Thompson Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063348066
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Published: Harper - December 5th, 2023

A hilarious, heartwarming and surprising ode to growing up, getting older and wiser, and luck, life, and learning from the school of hard knocks, from SNL's longest-serving actor, Kenan Thompson. Kids, new parents, fellow fathers, budding comics, and aunties who want to pinch his cheeks, can all learn from his biggest mistakes and most triumphant victories. There’s something for everybody here!


Becoming Ella Fitzgerald: The Jazz Singer Who Transformed American Song By Judith Tick Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780393241051
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 5th, 2023

Ella Fitzgerald possessed one of the twentieth century’s most astonishing voices. In this first major biography since her death, historian Judith Tick offers a sublime portrait of this ambitious risk-taker whose exceptional musical spontaneity made her a transformational artist.


Energy Follows Thought: The Stories Behind My Songs By Willie Nelson, David Ritz, Mickey Raphael Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780063272200
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Published: William Morrow - October 31st, 2023

For the first time ever, and to help celebrate his 90th birthday in 2023, American icon Willie Nelson provides the stories behind the lyrics of 160 of his favorite songs, along with a dynamic assortment of never-before-seen photos and ephemera.


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World Within a Song: Music That Changed My Life and Life That Changed My Music By Jeff Tweedy Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593472521
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Published: Dutton - November 7th, 2023

Featuring fifty songs that have both changed Jeff’s life and influenced his music — including songs by the Replacements, Mavis Staples, the Velvet Underground, Joni Mitchell, Otis Redding, Dolly Parton, and Billie Eilish — this book is a mix of the musical, the emotional, and the inspirational in the best possible way.


My Name Is Barbra By Barbra Streisand Cover Image
$47.00
ISBN: 9780525429524
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Published: Viking - November 7th, 2023

The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television.


Am I Pretty When I Fly?: An Album of Upside Down Drawings By Joan Baez Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781567927542
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - April 4th, 2023

Revealing yet another side of the beloved icon Joan Baez, this album of drawings is like a long, funny letter from an old friend.


The Woman in Me By Britney Spears Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9781668009048
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Published: Gallery Books - October 24th, 2023

Written with remarkable candor and humor, Spears’s groundbreaking book illuminates the enduring power of music and love — and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms, at last.


We're Not Worthy: From in Living Color to Mr. Show, How '90s Sketch TV Changed the Face of Comedy By Jason Klamm, David Wain (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jason Klamm, David Wain (Foreword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781948221269
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Published: 1984 Publishing - September 12th, 2023

The definitive account of '90s sketch comedy, the decade that forever changed what we laugh at.  Author and comedian Jason Klamm goes behind the scenes of more than 50 sketch shows that ruled the '90s, including groundbreaking staples such as In Living Color, MTV's The StateMr. ShowKids in the HallThe Ben Stiller Show, and Mad TV.


Freaks and Geeks Trivia Quiz Book: The Most Amazing Quiz You'll Encounter By Johnson Otis Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9798421248637
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Published: Independently Published - February 22nd, 2022

This is one of the best series ever, and the truest televised representation of all time about what it’s like to go through high school.


Colors of Film: The Story of Cinema in 50 Palettes By Charles Bramesco Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780711279384
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Published: Frances Lincoln - March 14th, 2023

Film critic Charles Bramesco introduces an element of cinema that is often overlooked, yet has been used in extraordinary ways. Using infographic color palettes, and stills from the movies, this is a lively and fresh approach to film for cinema-goers and color lovers alike.


Conversations with Birds By Priyanka Kumar Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781639550807
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 12th, 2023

"Birds are my almanac. They tune me into the seasons, and into myself." So begins this lively collection of essays by acclaimed filmmaker and novelist Priyanka Kumar.


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The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year By Margaret Renkl Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781954118461
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 24th, 2023

A luminous book that traces the passing of seasons, personal and natural. “A howling love letter to the world." — Ann Patchett


Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World By Christian Cooper Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593242384
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Published: Random House - June 13th, 2023

Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up. “Wondrous . . . captivating.” — An Immense World author Ed Yong


Happy Dog: 101 Easy Enrichment Activities for a Healthy, Happy, Well-Behaved Pup By Chelsea Barstow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781507221075
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Published: Adams Media - December 5th, 2023

With Happy Dog, you will learn simple ways to stimulate your dog’s mind and keep them occupied whenever they need. From rolling treats in a towel, to playing the Find It game, a variety of lick mats, creating obstacles your dog must navigate, going on an adventure walk, and canine puzzles, there are tons of ways to help keep your dog mentally (and physically) happy and healthy.


I Am Bunny: How a
$35.00
ISBN: 9780358674306
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Published: William Morrow - November 14th, 2023

Social media stars of @WhatAboutBunny, Alexis Devine and Bunny the "talking" dog, deliver a memoir loaded with wit and passion for animals, as well as the vulnerability and authenticity of a woman who learned to take care of herself by learning to talk to her dog.


The Boy and the Mountain: A Father, His Son, and a Journey of Discovery By Torbjorn Ekelund, Becky L. Cook (Translator) Cover Image
By Torbjorn Ekelund, Becky L. Cook (Translator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781771645096
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Published: Greystone Books - May 23rd, 2023

In this engrossing book, a father and son ascend a mountain together, retracing the steps of a boy who went missing there a century earlier — a quest that spawns a tender meditation on nature, family, and the joy of discovery.


Secret Life of the City: How Nature Thrives in the Urban Wild By Hanna Hagen Bjørgaas, Matt Bagguley (Translator) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781771649353
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Published: Greystone Books - April 25th, 2023

Come along on an informative, whirlwind tour of urban species — from intelligent crows to backyard lichens — and discover that you are surrounded by wild nature, even in your own backyard.


What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Most Enigmatic Birds By Jennifer Ackerman Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593298886
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Published: Penguin Press - June 13th, 2023

From the author of The Genius of Birds and The Bird Way, a brilliant scientific investigation into owls — the most elusive of birds—and why they exert such a hold on human imagination.


Our Little Farm: Adventures in Sustainable Living By Peter Wohlleben, Miriam Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst (Translator) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771646253
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Published: Greystone Books - September 19th, 2023

Called "a veritable tree whisperer" by the Wall Street Journal, Peter Wohlleben is known across the world for his illuminating books about forests and how to help them thrive. The German forester invites readers into his home for the first time in Our Little Farm, describing the steps he and his wife, Miriam, have taken to live sustainably and in harmony with nature.


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Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon By Melissa L. Sevigny Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393868234
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 23rd, 2023

A spellbinding adventure of two women — University of Michigan botanists — who risked their lives in 1938 to make an unprecedented botanical survey of a defining landscape in the American West, at a time when human influences had begun to change it forever.


50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution By Katherine Spillar (Editor), Eleanor Smeal (Introduction by), Gloria Steinem (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Katherine Spillar (Editor), Eleanor Smeal (Introduction by), Gloria Steinem (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780593321560
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Published: Knopf - September 19th, 2023

“I’ve been a Ms. reader since its earliest days. The magazine’s bold, boundary-breaking reporting has motivated me, infuriated me, and inspired me. And now this one extraordinary book — 50 Years of Ms. — captures it all.” —actor/activist Jane Fonda


The New York Times All I Want for Christmas Is Crosswords: 200 Easy to Hard Crossword Puzzles By The New York Times, Will Shortz (Editor) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250803429
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 2nd, 2021

Every day is a gift with this merry compilation of New York Times crossword puzzles. This collection of 200 easy to hard puzzles packs hours of solving into a bold and cheerful Christmas-inspired package.


All I Want for Christmas Is Yarn: 30 Crochet Projects for Festive Gifts and Decorations By Lindsey Newns Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780008558635
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Published: HarperCollins - October 17th, 2023

Crochet yourself into the Christmas spirit with these 30 gorgeous patterns for decorations, festive outerwear and personal gifts. Deck the halls with boughs made of yarn! Just grab your hook and this book and get cracking.


Stars & Snowflakes: Simple, sustainable papercrafts for the festive season By Jennie Lantz, Cecilia Möller Kirchsteiger Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781922616807
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Published: Murdoch Books - October 10th, 2023

Do you wish you could turn your home into a Scandinavian winter wonderland? Stars & Snowflakes offers amazing inspiration, with budget-friendly, seasonal activities for all levels of crafters.


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Women Holding Things By Maira Kalman Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062846679
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Published: Harper - October 18th, 2022

From the critically acclaimed artist, designer, and author comes a wondrous collection of words and paintings that is a moving meditation on the beauty and complexity of women’s lives and roles, revealed in the things they hold. 


Pictured Worlds: Masterpieces of Children’s Book Art by 101 Essential Illustrators from Around the World By Leonard S. Marcus Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9781419738982
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Published: Abrams - March 28th, 2023

At once a celebration of illustrated children’s books and an essential reference work, Pictured Worlds encapsulates, in the author’s words, “the special nature of the illustrated children’s book as a cultural enterprise that is at once a rewarding art form, a bridge across cultures, and a ladder between generations.”


Murakami: Unfamiliar People—Swelling of Monsterized Human Ego By Laura W. Allen (Editor), Hiroko Ikegami (Contributions by), Masako Shiba (Contributions by), Takashi Murakami (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Laura W. Allen (Editor), Hiroko Ikegami (Contributions by), Masako Shiba (Contributions by), Takashi Murakami (Contributions by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780300273182
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Published: Yale University Press - September 19th, 2023

Conversations with Murakami and essays by Laura W. Allen, Hiroko Ikegami, and Masako Shiba deconstruct what monsters mean to the artist and reflect on new directions in Murakami’s sculpture and the genesis of his recent NFT projects.


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A Flower A Day By Miranda Janatka Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781849947176
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Published: Batsford - March 7th, 2023

Every day of the year, a different species of flower bursts into bloom somewhere in the world. This collection of 366 flowers reveals not only their beauty but also the fascinating botanical, literary, folkloric, and historical stories behind them. This collection is a celebration of flowers and their special place in both the natural world and our culture.


A Garden a Day By Ruth Chivers Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781849947893
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Published: Batsford - November 28th, 2023

From the ancient hanging gardens of Babylon to modern Japanese Zen, Ruth Chivers discovers gardens through the ages and across the globe, exploring the history, design, horticulture, literary inspiration, folklore, and poetry of our beloved outside spaces in 365 daily entries.


Why We Garden: The Art, Science, Philosophy, and Joy of Gardening By Claire Masset Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781849947565
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Published: Batsford - July 4th, 2023

Drawing inspiration from gardening greats—from the ancient Greek and French philosophers Epicurus and Voltaire, via the wisdom of Margery Fish and Gertrude Jekyll, to Monty Don and modern-day guerrilla gardeners—this beautifully illustrated compilation is a thoughtful gift for any gardener.


Tulipina's Floral Fantasy: Magnificent Arrangements and Design Inspiration from World-Renowned Florist Kiana Underwood By Alessandra Mattanza, Kiana Underwood (Contributions by), Nathan Underwood (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Alessandra Mattanza, Kiana Underwood (Contributions by), Nathan Underwood (By (photographer))
$35.00
ISBN: 9781797226842
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Published: Chronicle Books - December 5th, 2023

A gorgeous visual guide to designing jaw-dropping botanical arrangements from world-renowned floral artist Kiana Underwood.


The Globemakers: The Curious Story of an Ancient Craft By Peter Bellerby Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781639731565
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 17th, 2023

A full-color photographic portrait of a lost art, The Globemakers is an enlightening exploration of globes, or “earth apples,” as they were first known, and their ability to show us ourselves and our place in an infinite universe. “Beautifully conceived and skillfully executed . . . encourages the reader to linger and explore." —The Wall Street Journal


Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals: A Cookbook By Melissa Clark Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780593233252
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 6th, 2022

A full-color photographic portrait of a lost art, The Globemakers is an enlightening exploration of globes, or “earth apples,” as they were first known, and their ability to show us ourselves and our place in an infinite universe. “Beautifully conceived and skillfully executed . . . encourages the reader to linger and explore." —The Wall Street Journal

Melissa Clark brings her home cook’s expertise and no-fuss approach to the world of one-pot/pan cooking. With nearly all of the recipes being made in under one hour, the streamlined steps ensure you are in and out of the kitchen without dirtying a multitude of pans or spending more time than you need to on dinner.


Every Season Is Soup Season: 85+ Souper-Adaptable Recipes to Batch, Share, Reinvent, and Enjoy By Shelly Westerhausen Worcel, Wyatt Worcel (With) Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781797220307
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2023

Soup and one pot meals are the best — they're simple and inexpensive to make, yet filling and comforting to eat. This book is certain to end up soup-stained with dogeared pages from years of love and use.


Natasha's Kitchen: 100+ Easy Family-Favorite Recipes You'll Make Again and Again: A Cookbook By Natasha Kravchuk Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780593579213
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 3rd, 2023

An inviting collection of more than 100 trusted, budget-friendly recipes for every meal and occasion from the creator of the wildly popular website Natasha’s Kitchen.


More Is More: Get Loose in the Kitchen: A Cookbook By Molly Baz Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593578841
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 10th, 2023

It’s time to crank up the heat and lose the measuring spoons because the secret to cooking is hiding in one simple motto: MORE IS MORE. In her bestselling debut cookbook, Cook This Book, Molly Baz taught the cooking essentials and put her love for mortadella and dill on blast. In More Is More, she’s teaching cooks how to level up their cooking, loosen up in front of that ripping hot pan, and seek deliciousness at all costs.


There's Always Room for Cheese: A Guide to Cheesemaking By Colin Wood Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9781743798768
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Published: Hardie Grant - October 17th, 2023

Learn how to make cheese at home, from scratch, and create your own delicious sweet and savory cheese-based recipes.This is the perfect opportunity for budding and experienced cheesemakers to have fun with their food at home and to explore the world of cheese with the help of an expert.


Beautiful Bread: Create & Bake Artful Masterpieces for Any Occasion By Theresa Culletto Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781631068461
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Published: Rock Point - October 10th, 2023

Let professional baker and bread artist Theresa Culletto show you how to take your bread baking to the next level by turning rustic focaccia breads into artful masterpieces. In Beautiful Bread, you will not only master how to make four types of focaccia—white, whole wheat, dark multigrain, and sweet—you will also learn techniques for decorating them with vegetables, fruits, herbs, seeds, and more through over thirty stunning bread art projects inspired by flowers, famous artists, nature, and holidays.


Zingerman's Bakehouse Celebrate Every Day: A Year's Worth of Favorite Recipes for Festive Occasions, Big and Small By Amy Emberling, Lindsay-Jean Hard, Lee Vedder, Corynn Coscia, EE Berger (By (photographer)) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781797216577
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 3rd, 2023

This fun, spirited, and visually rich cookbook from the Zingerman’s Bakehouse contains a full gamut of recipes to mark life events, seasonal holidays, and celebrations, from birthdays and weddings to tailgating, Passover, Mardi Gras, Pi Day, and more!


The Gingerbread Book: 50 Spiced Bakes, Houses, Cookies, Desserts and More By Helena Garcia Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781837830411
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - October 10th, 2023

Featuring templates for gingerbread houses, The Book of Gingerbread will brighten up even the darkest evenings.


Sweet Enough: A Dessert Cookbook By Alison Roman Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984826398
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 28th, 2023

A simple, stylish cookbook full of desserts that come together faster than you can eat them — from the author of Dining In and Nothing Fancy.


The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen: A Cookbook with 70 Fun Recipes for You and Your Kids, from the Author of Jewish Cooking in America By Joan Nathan Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9780805210569
Published: Schocken - September 5th, 2000

Seventy child-friendly recipes and cooking activities from around the world that cover ten Jewish holidays.


Thankful By Elaine Vickers, Samantha Cotterill (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534477346
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 7th, 2021

Stunning, diorama illustrations bring to life this “wonderfully evocative” (BookPage) lullaby of a picture book about celebrating everyday things that make life wonderful.


Begin Again: How We Got Here and Where We Might Go - Our Human Story. So Far. By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780593621554
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Published: Philomel Books - October 3rd, 2023

Through vibrant colors and poignant words, the book builds on my artistic exploration of humankind’s impact on itself and our planet. It follows humanity from the origins of our journey through history. It offers commentary on our present. And, it asks the big question: Where do we go from here?


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A Child of Books By Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator), Sam Winston (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator), Sam Winston (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763690779
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Published: Candlewick - September 6th, 2016

A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy. She invites him to go away with her on an adventure into the world of stories . . . where, with only a little imagination, anything at all can happen. A uniquely illustrated and very special picturebook.


Special Delivery: A Book's Journey Around the World By Polly Faber, Klas Fahlén (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Polly Faber, Klas Fahlén (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536229851
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Published: Candlewick Press - April 4th, 2023

This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the journey of one book from printer to reader. Bright, contemporary artwork details the people, the vehicles, and the distance traveled as one book makes it into the hands of a young boy, allowing readers to understand how the very book they hold in their hands made its way all around the world.


Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh! By Mo Willems Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454952770
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 5th, 2023

From bestselling, award-winning author and illustrator Mo Willems comes a new holiday classic.


Red & Green By Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534401723
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 12th, 2023

Follow this mischievous mouse on his late-night holiday adventure. The snow is falling, the tree is decorated, and the cookies are ready for nibbling. Just be sure to keep an eye out for Santa!


Construction Site on Christmas Night: (Christmas Book for Kids, Children?s Book, Holiday Picture Book) (Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site) By Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452139111
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 16th, 2018

Kids will have fun discovering the special surprise awaiting each vehicle as much as they will love rhyming along with the story.


The Little Snowplow By Lora Koehler, Jake Parker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lora Koehler, Jake Parker (Illustrator)
$8.99
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ISBN: 9781536203400
Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

Big trucks may brag and roar, but small and steadfast wins the day in this classic cheerful winter story with timeless appeal.


Winter Dance Board Book: A Winter and Holiday Book for Kids By Marion Dane Bauer, Richard Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marion Dane Bauer, Richard Jones (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781328525345
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarion Books - October 23rd, 2018

As winter approaches, every animal seems to know how to prepare — except the fox! This gorgeous book  — a winter classic — reveals that each animal has a unique way of welcoming a new season.


The Snowy Day Board Book By Ezra Jack Keats Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780670867332
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 1996

The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s celebrated board book. This classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child’s bookshelf and a perfect gift for the holiday season. During the holiday shopping season, We also carry the matching red Snowy Day doll, making this classic a perfect gift for a little one.


The Best American Poetry 2023 (The Best American Poetry series) By David Lehman, Elaine Equi Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982186753
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Published: Scribner - September 5th, 2023

Award-winning poet Elaine Equi selects the poems for the 2023 edition of The Best American Poetry, “a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title.” — Chicago Tribune 


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The Christmas Appeal: A Novella By Janice Hallett Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781668035887
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Published: Atria Books - October 24th, 2023

This immersive holiday caper from the “modern Agatha Christie” (The Sunday Times, London) follows the hilarious Fairway Players theater group as they put on a Christmas play — and solve a murder that threatens their production.


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Three Holidays and a Wedding By Uzma Jalaluddin, Marissa Stapley Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593543917
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 26th, 2023

A sweet and funny romance set in December 2000, when Ramadan, Hannukah, and Christmas all overlapped. 


A Holly Jolly Ever After: A Christmas Notch Novel By Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780063222649
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Published: Avon - October 10th, 2023

From the authors of A Merry Little Meet Cute comes a steamy holiday rom-com about an actress and a perpetually single former boy-band member reunited as costars on a steamy holiday film.


The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593422946
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 8th, 2023

From James McBride, author of bestselling Deacon King Kong and The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them. This season's Big Hit fiction release!


The Iliad By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translated by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781324001805
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 26th, 2023

The culmination of a decade of intense engagement with antiquity’s most surpassingly beautiful and emotionally complex poetry, Wilson’s Iliad gives us a complete Homer for our generation.


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What You Are Looking for Is in the Library By Michiko Aoyama Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781335005625
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 5th, 2023

For fans of Before the Coffee Gets Cold, a charming, internationally bestselling Japanese novel about how the perfect book recommendation can change a readers' life. This inspirational tale shows how, by listening to our hearts, seizing opportunity and reaching out, we too can fulfill our lifelong dreams. Which book will you recommend?


Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries By Heather Fawcett Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593500156
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Published: Del Rey - October 24th, 2023

“A darkly gorgeous fantasy that sparkles with snow and magic.” — Sangu Mandanna