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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780761169086
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 20th, 2016

It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.


The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense Cover Image
By Daniel Menaker, Roz Chast (Illustrator), Billy Collins (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544800632
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 18th, 2016

Inspired by his tenure at The New Yorker, this collection of comical, revelatory errors foraged from the wilds of everyday English comes with commentary by the author, illustrations by Roz Chast, and a foreword from Billy Collins.


The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426165
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

A 2017 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award
An exciting and hilarious medieval adventure from the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Beautifully illustrated throughout


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 2) Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780545791328
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 4th, 2016

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.


Gracie's Night: A Hanukkah Story Cover Image
By Lynn Taylor Gordon, Laura Brown (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780985735302
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Published: Cookie & Nudge Books - January 2013

Boundless Books: 50 Literary Classics Transformed Into Works of Art Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452148649
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 20th, 2016

In this book, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. Within its covers are 50 literary classics, deconstructed and then put back together word by word to create singularly beautiful pieces of art. The silhouettes that emerge from the text illustrate the central characters, landscapes, and themes of each story. This collection ranges across the canon, from 620 BCE to 1937.


Mr. Robot: Red Wheelbarrow: (Eps1.91_redwheelbarr0w.Txt) [With Removable Artifacts] Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781419724428
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 1st, 2016

The only tie-in book for USA's award-winning series MR. ROBOT, Elliot's journal Red Wheelbarrow is written by show creator Sam Esmail and show writer Courtney Looney.


Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky: A Modern Baker's Guide to Old-Fashioned Desserts Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780449016954
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Published: Appetite by Random House - October 25th, 2016

Combining long-forgotten classics with deliciously revamped recipes and stunning photography is what Karlynn Johnston is all about. In her anticipated first cookbook, Karlynn covers everything you need to know about being a modern-day old-fashioned baker: from setting up your kitchen and stocking your pantry, to making pie dough and releasing a Bundt cake from its pan.


Portrait of Route 66: Images from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives Cover Image
By T. Lindsay Baker, Joe Sonderman (Foreword by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780806153414
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Published: University of Oklahoma Press - September 15th, 2016


By the time Route 66 received its official numerical designation in 1926, picture postcards had become popular travel souvenirs. At the time, these postcards with colorful images served as advertisements for roadside businesses.


The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second ACT Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385351751
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 4th, 2016

The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author--a sequel in spirit to My Life in France--by her great-nephew


Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316266918
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Published: Hachette Books - October 4th, 2016

New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley takes readers behind the scenes of the relationship that transformed the Patriots from a middling franchise to the envy of the NFL.


Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802125590
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Published: Grove Press - November 2016

Every great song has a fascinating backstory. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them.


Who Really Feeds the World?: The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781623170622
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Published: North Atlantic Books - June 28th, 2016

Debunking the notion that our current food crisis must be addressed through industrial agriculture and genetic modification, author and activist Vandana Shiva argues that those forces are in fact the ones responsible for the hunger problem in the first place. Who Really Feeds the World?


How to Be a Hero Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452127101
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 4th, 2016

Once upon a time, there was a nice boy and his name was Gideon. He lived in a nice house, and he had nice parents and lots of toys. But Gideon wasn't satisfied. He wanted to be a hero. You know, a hero, with his name on the front page of the newspaper. That sort of thing. So how does anyone get to be a hero, anyway? Heroes have to be strong. Heroes have to be brave. Heroes have to be clever.


Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781594858000
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Published: Mountaineers Books - October 2016

In Owl, award-winning photographer Paul Bannick uses his intimate yet dramatic images to track four different nesting owl species, Northern Pygmy, Burrowing, Great Gray, and Snowy, throughout the course of one year and in four distinct habitats.


The Wish Tree Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Chris Turnham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452150659
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 27th, 2016

Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways.


The Monet Cookbook: Recipes from Giverny Cover Image
By Florence Gentner, Francis Hammond (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9783791382883
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Published: Prestel Publishing - October 15th, 2016

This beautiful book presents 60 of Claude Monet's original recipes alongside glorious reproductions of his paintings, scenes from his life in Giverny, and stunning photographs of the dishes. It's well known that Claude Monet was a gourmand as well as an artistic genius. His culinary journals are filled with detailed recipes and notes about what he ate and with whom he shared his meals.


100 Years, 100 Buildings Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9783791382128
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Published: Prestel Publishing - October 6th, 2016

This unique building-per-year survey of a century of great architecture offers a superb introduction to the best existing structures built each year from 1916 to 2015 around the globe--and an irresistible must-see list for architecture enthusiasts everywhere.


Bobbette & Belle: Classic Recipes from the Celebrated Pastry Shop Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780670068326
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Published: Viking - October 4th, 2016

Irresistible classic baked goods with a unique twist


The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780190621872
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 16th, 2016

Author of a number of celebrated works, including the bestselling The Story of the Jews and Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, Simon Schama's latest book fuses history and art to create a tour de force of narrative sweep and illuminating insight.