Maybe there's no such thing as the perfect gift. But these books come awfully close.
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.
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.
During his time at The New Yorker, Daniel Menaker happened across a superb spelling mistake: “The zebras wer$17.99ISBN: 9780525426165Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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!$39.99ISBN: 9780545791328Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 4th, 2016Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts, in a stunning, gift-ready format.
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.$18.00ISBN: 9780985735302Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Cookie & Nudge Books - January 1st, 2013$40.00ISBN: 9781452148649Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$29.95ISBN: 9781419724428Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Abrams - November 1st, 2016The 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.
Before and during the events of season two, Elliot recorded his most private thoughts in this journal—and now you can hold this piece of the series in your hands.$24.95ISBN: 9780449016954Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.
$34.95ISBN: 9780806153414Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$27.95ISBN: 9780385351751Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Knopf - 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$27.00ISBN: 9780316266918Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$26.00ISBN: 9780802125590Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grove Press - November 1st, 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.$14.95ISBN: 9781623170622Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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?$16.99ISBN: 9781452127101Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$34.95ISBN: 9781594858000Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Mountaineers Books - October 1st, 2016Take a peek inside$16.99ISBN: 9781452150659Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$35.00ISBN: 9783791382883Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Prestel - 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.$39.95ISBN: 9783791382128Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Prestel - 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.$28.00ISBN: 9780670068326Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Viking - October 4th, 2016
Irresistible classic baked goods with a unique twist
$39.95ISBN: 9780190621872Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.