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  • - Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love
    by Alexandra Elle

    In After the Rain, celebrated self-care storyteller Alexandra Elle delivers 15 lessons on how to overcome obstacles, build confidence, and cultivate abundance.Part memoir and part guide, Elle shares stirring stories from her own remarkable journey from self-doubt to self-love.This soulful collection is filled with illuminating reflections on loss, fear, bravery, healing, love, acceptance, and more.*; Readers follow along her journey as she transforms challenging experiencesa difficult childhood, painful romantic relationships, and single parenting as a young mominto fuel for her career as a successful entrepreneur and author driven by purpose and pasion*; Filled with Elle's signature candor and warmth*; Includes empowering affirmations and meditations for readers to practice in their own livesAfter the Rain is a soulful guide to help you embrace all the beauty, love, and opportunity life has to offer.*; Presented in luminous package with a foil case and gold accents*; A beautiful gift for anyone on the path to self-discovery, and an uplifting reminder that there is always sunshine after the rain*; Perfect for the friend who loves meditating, self-care, journaling, or seeking personal transformation and empowerment*; Great for those who loved Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist, 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs, and anything written by Brene Brown, Rupi Kaur, Rachel Hollis, and Elizabeth Gilbert

  • by Kate Messner

    The inspiring sequel to the 2015 Parent's Choice Winner, How to Read a Story!Step 1: Choose an idea for your story. A good one.Step 2: Decide on a setting. Don't be afraid to mix things up.Step 3: Create a heroineor a hero.Now: Begin.Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel playfully chronicle the process of becoming a writer in this fun follow-up to How to Read a Story, guiding young storytellers through the joys and challenges of the writing process. From choosing an idea, to creating a problem for their character to resolve, to coming to The End, this empowering picture book breaks down the writing process in a dynamic and accessible way, encouraging kids to explore their own creativityand share their stories with others!*; Perfect for educators, librarians, and parents who are helping children develop early writing and reading skills*; Great read-aloud book for preschool- and kindergarten-aged children interested in learning to read*; Helps teach Common Core Curriculum skillsYoung readers who love We Are in a Book!, How Rocket Learned to Read, and Also an Octopus will love the reading and writing lessons and inspiration in How to Write a Story.*; Read-aloud books for kids ages 35*; Learning to write books for kids*; Kindergarten, pre-K creativity booksKate Messner is an award-winning author whose many books for kids have been selected as Best Books by the New York Times, Junior Library Guild, Indie Bound, and Bank Street College of Education. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family.Mark Siegel is the author of many graphic novels and children's picture books, including the 5 Worlds series, as well as the illustrator of How to Read a Story and the Robert F. Sibert Honor Book To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel. He lives in New York.

  • by Gabi Conti

    A bitingly funny field guide to modern love from the woman who's dated them all. Through highly relatable anecdotes from a decade of dating, Twenty Guys You Date in Your Twenties dives into the joys, frustrations, and hilarity of swiping right on relationships. After a world-shattering breakup in her early twenties, comedian Gabi Conti logged thousands of hours on dating apps, conducting research and gathering intel on our behalf. Real and relatable, this dating guide is laugh-out-loud funny without being prescriptive or cynical.*; Each chapter focuses on a different type of guy and offers advice on how to deal, from The Guy Who's Great on Paper to The Guy Who Texts "e;sup"e; at 2 a.m.*; Includes charts, quizzes, and "e;Boy Bingo"e;*; Captures the frustrations, heartache, and hilarity of Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, OkCupid, and all other online dating appsFor the modern, app-using woman, this hilarious dating guide profiles 20 stereotypical men, from their physical appearance and dating style to red flags, tips, and success stories.Filled with charts and quizzes, hysterical anecdotes, and helpful insight from therapists and dating coaches, these pages offer advice and humor in equal measure.*; Offers sincere advice to cope with dating app horror stories*; Great for fans of How to Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson, Bye Felipe: Disses, Dick Pics, and Other Delights of Modern Dating by Alexandra Tweten and HEY, U UP? (For a Serious Relationship) by Emily Axford and Brian Murphy

  • - Elements of Cocktail Technique
    by Jeffrey Morgenthaler

    The Bar Book - Bartending and mixology for the home cocktail enthusiastLearn the key techniques of bartending and mixology from a master: Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks.Over 60 of the best drink recipes: The Bar Book contains more than 60 recipes that employ the techniques you will learn in this bartending book. Each technique is illustrated with how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance.Bartending and mixology techniques include the best practices for:JuicingGarnishingCarbonatingStirring and shakingChoosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drinkAnd, much moreIf you found PTD Cocktail Book, 12 Bottle Bar, The Joy of Mixology, Death and Co., and Liquid Intelligence to be helpful among bartending books, you will find Jeffrey Morgenthaler's The Bar Book to be an essential bartender book.

  • - A Creepy Collection
    by Steven Rhodes

    My Little Occult Book Club is a hilarious collection of Steven Rhodes' parody book covers for the aspiring occultist, exorcist, necromancer, and more, illustrated in his fan-favorite artistic twist on retro '70s and '80s children's books.The humorous fake titles include Sell Your Soul! (Economics for Children), Necromancy for Beginners, and Caring for Your Demon Cat, and much more.*; Written in a playful voice that parodies subscription book catalogs*; Features fun puzzles and activities*; Funny fake mail order offers for gifts such as "e;Cursed Videocassette"e;Whether you're looking for a health guide for your changing werewolf body or a simple introduction to alien abduction, this silly and twisted read features a wide selection of books for any occult need.For fans of dark humor, nostalgic horror, and vintage books alike, don't waitorder today!*; Perfect book for fans of Stranger Things, IT, and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina*; You'll love this book if you love books like Yiddish with Dick and Jane by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman and My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel by Grady Hendrix


    From two-time Caldecott Winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall!If You Came to Earth is a glorious guide to our home planet, and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other.This stunning book is inspired by the thousands of children Sophie Blackall has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.*; An engaging storybook about a single curious and imaginative child*; Simultaneously funny and touching*; Carries a clear message about the need to care for the earth and each otherIf you come to Earth, there are a few things you need to know. . .We live in all kinds of places.In all kinds of homes.In all kinds of families.Each of us is different. But all of us are amazing.And, together, we share one beautiful planet.This masterful and moving picture book is a visually comprehensive guide to the earth, imbued with warmth and humor. *; Ideal for children ages 3 to 5 years old*; A great pick for teachers looking for a crowd-pleasing picture book about the world for little students*; Perfect for parents, grandparents, and caregivers*; You'll love this book if you love books like The Travel Book by Lonely Planet Kids, Atlas of Adventures by Rachel Williams, and If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche.

  • - Extraordinary Botanicals and How to Craft Them
    by Kate Alarcon

    This visually magnificent book unveils the alluring world of uncommon botanicals, including a prickly cactus that played a storied role in the founding of an ancient city, a tiny pink mushroom that glows green in the dark, and a magnificent blue cactus with rows of golden spines. Celebrated paper designer Kate Alarcon reveals the rich histories and unique characteristics behind 30 remarkable plants alongside instructions for crafting stunning paper versions of each one. These eye-catching creations make perfect wedding centerpieces, beautiful arrangements (that never wilt!) to brighten a home, and cheerful gifts for any occasion. Brimming with fascinating botanical trivia, vivid photography, and essential design techniques, this is a breathtaking resource for flower lovers, crafters, and anyone fascinated by the mysteries of the natural world.

  • by Jon Scieszka

    This laugh-out-loud, visually groundbreaking read launches a major new series by children's literature legend Jon Scieszka. Featuring full-color illustrations throughout, a spectacular gatefold, plus how-to-draw pages in the back, it's an outer space adventure that demonstrates a giant leap for bookmaking and a giant leap for any kid looking for their next go-to series. AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk, and StinkBug are animals that have been hybridized to find other planets for humans to live on once we've ruined Earth. So off they rocket to the Plant Planet! Will that planet support human life? Or do Plant Planet's inhabitants have a more sinister plan? AstroNuts Mission One is a can't-put-it-down page-turner for reluctant readers and fans ready to blast past Wimpy Kid.

  • by Matt Warshaw

    Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet, as evidenced by The History of Surfing, Warshaw's definitive take on the sport. Now, he has honed that book into an abridged and excerpted edition for surfers everywhere. Each spread features a micro essay alongside an image capturing a slice of surf history, from Kelly Slater and the invention of the thruster to shark attacks and localism. Packaged in a small and chunky hardcover, A Brief History of Surfing deftly defines surf culture in an entertaining and irresistible volume with wide appeal.

  • - Simple Steps for Retro Hair with a Modern Twist
    by Emma Sundh & Sarah Wing

    From the finger waves of the romantic 1910s to the beehive of the rebellious 1960s, retro hair has made a comeback. Vintage Hairstyles presents all the tools, techniques, and step-by-step instructions needed to achieve eye-catching looks for every occasion. Trendsetters, hairstylists, and fashionistas will love creating elegant updos for special events or playful curls for everyday excursions. Featuring a history of beauty trends by the decades, a list of must-have hair products, and projects for making chic hair accessories, Vintage Hairstyles showcases classic beauty with a fresh twist.

  • - The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist
    by Lisa Congdon

    You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making artthrough illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the toolsand the confidenceto turn your passion into a profitable business.LEARN HOW TO: *; Set actionable goals *; Diversify your income *; Manage your bookkeeping *; Copyright your work *; Promote with social media *; Build a standout website *; Exhibit with galleries *; Sell and price your work *; License your art *; Acquire an agent *; And much more

  • - Paintings of Contemporary Artists

    Watercolor is taking the art, fashion, and home decor worlds by storm. The result is an explosion of amazing new work by contemporary artists. This volume surveys the current revival of this loveliest of mediums, in portfolios from more than 20 of today's top watercolor artists from around the globe. From the evocative visual journals of Danny Gregory and Fabrice Moireau, through the fashion-inspired portraits of Samantha Hahn and Virginia Johnson, to the indie art stylings of Jane Mount and Becca Stadtlander, Watercolor stunningly showcases painterly brilliance. With artist profiles, an informative history of the medium, and an inspiring preface by DailyCandy's Sujean Rim, this is the guide to a beautiful revolution.

  • by Taro Gomi

    Vibrant illustrations and a simple, rhythmic text are perfectly blended in this spirited homage to friendship as a little girl recounts all the things she has learned from an enchanting menagerie of animal friends: "e;I learned to run from my friend the horse. I learned to sing from my friends the birds. I learned to read from my friends the books. And I learned to love from a friend like you."e;The bold graphic design and brightly colored illustrations that have become the trademark of Taro Gomi's work will appeal to both children and adults.

  • - 25 Punk, Rock, and Goth Knitting Projects
    by Alyce Benevides & Jaqueline Milles

    Another boring scarf? More mittens? We're not gonna take it! And neither should you!Pretty in Punk salutes counterculture fashion with 25 entirely original designs inspired by fashion icons Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano, and punk legends. Indulge your girly side with the Ready Steady Go mini skirt, rebel with Feel the Pain wrist cuffs, or channel your inner rock star with the very same Mohawk hat Depeche Mode's Martin Gore wears on stage. Whether you're new to knitting or a veteran desperately seeking patterns with an edge, you'll find projects here for every mood and every genre. With step-by-step instructions, helpful technical illustrations and intarsia graphs, plus high-fashion photos of all the finished projects, Pretty in Punk is the only authority on anti-authority knitting.

  • by Jory John & Avery Monsen

    If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable.

  • - Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales
    by Kate Forrester

    It's an absorbing introduction to the lore of Albion, but readers will also enjoy teasing out similarities between these tales and more familiar ones."e; Publishers WeeklyPerilous quests, true love, and animals that talk: The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore.*; This Celtic mythology book features 16 stores that were translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and 20th centuries that focus on themes such as Tricksters, The Sea, Quests, and Romance and mythological creatures.*; These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with elegant silhouette art in this special illustrated edition*; Celtic Tales is an extraordinary collection that conjures forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid proseDiscover the impactful and stunning illustrations by Kate Forrester in this special edition that is sure to impress any true fan of cultural and mythological literature.Discover delightfully entertaining tales such as Master and Man, The Soul Cages, The Red-Etin, and The Witch of Lok Island.Celtic Tales makes an impressive gift for any fan of greek mythology, roman mythology, Chinese mythology, and folklore and cultural studies from around the globe.

  • by Lisa Congdon

    This book provides all the advice you need for taking the world by storm, from the inimitable Lisa Congdon.In this illustrated guide to lifeperfect for graduates and other seekersacclaimed artist and educator Lisa Congdon offers up wisdom and insights for living. Each inspirational quote, lesson, and piece of advice is brought to life by Congdon's signature illustration style, making the book a beautiful gift or keepsake. Whether you're starting a new chapter of your own story, or simply searching for ways to live with more intention, curiosity, and joy, this book will inspire you to connect with yourself and prepare for any adventure life might have in store.*; GREAT FOR GRADS: Everyone needs some extra guidance post-graduation, and this bookpacked with colorfully illustrated, down-to-earth advicemakes a thoughtful gift for someone embarking on a new phase in life.*; BELOVED AUTHOR: Lisa Congdon's bestselling books, online classes, and Instagram feed (beloved by 375,000 fans) have inspired so many people to follow their creative passions. In this book Condon does what she does bestbring bold and colorful flair to smart, creative, down-to-earth advice and inspiration.Perfect for:*; Grads and grad-gift givers*; Inspiration seekers*; Fans of Lisa Congdon's art and writing

  • by Kate Pocrass

    This portable guide deck offers prompts to lead you to new and inspiring experiences, no matter the destination.From the author of the bestselling I Was Here travel journal, add variety and spontaneity to any trip with 75 illustrated cards that encourage you to seek out new pathsfrom slowing down and making time to wander to saying "e;yes"e; to serendipitous encounters and unplanned adventures.Detours: 75 Activity Cards for Travel Near and Far is a unique, inspiring, on-the-go tool for curious travelers and anyone looking for creative ways to explore.*; GREAT SELF-PURCHASE FOR TRAVELERS AND CREATIVES: A great way to gift new experiences! With 75 different prompts and charming color illustrations throughout, this compact deck makes a thoughtful gift for travelers and folks with a creative spirit.*; PERFECT FOR ALL KINDS OF TRAVEL OR SIMPLY TO SPICE UP A DAILY ROUTINE: Unlike destination-specific guides with recommended sights and landmarks, Detours offers open-ended prompts that can be used anywhere (local, domestic, or international travel). Good for staycations and vacations!*; EXPERIENCED AUTHOR: Kate Pocrass is an avid traveler and the author and illustrator of several travel-themed journals and gift products. She is a firm believer in making the journey as interesting as the destination.

  • by Lisa Swerling

    Mindful living is happy living. Discover five hundred ways to notice-and embrace-the best moments in life.This refreshing book from the creators of Happiness Is. . . . illustrates five hundred inspiring ways to slow down, unplug, de-stress, connect with others, and relish the simple moments in life: sitting under a ceiling fan on a hot day, taking lunch away from your desk, letting go of negative thoughts, a beach yoga session, and more. Featuring charming illustrations and a friendly tone, this book sparks positive reflection and serves to remind us that happiness is all around-and within.

  • by Polina Chesnakova

    Turn up the heat, it's time to get cheesy! The cookbook Hot Cheese celebrates the magical combination of heat and cheese in over 50 recipes. Whether melted between crusty bread, baked until browned and bubbly, or fried for the perfect crunch-to-ooze factor, there are limitless ways to enjoy the thrill of hot cheese.*; Includes no-fuss snacks, hearty and healthy-ish meals, and party favorites*; Features twists on beloved classics and inventive, cheesy combinations*; Filled with bright and stylish photography to satisfy any cheese loverMelt over delectable recipes like Easy Poutine, Smoked Gouda Chicken Cordon Bleu, and The Best Nachos in the World.This cheesy cookbook also features handy guides to throwing your own fondue or raclette party.*; Filled with plenty of guilty pleasures, kid-friendly recipes, and crowd-pleasers, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves cheese and comfort food.*; Good for newbie chefs, parents who cook for picky kids, and hosts who want to serve something they know everyone will enjoy.*; You'll love this book if you love books like The Mac + Cheese Cookbook: 50 Simple Recipes from Home by Allison Arevalo and Erin Wade, QUESO! Regional Recipes for the World's Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip by Lisa Fain, and World Cheese Book by Juliet Harbutt.

  • by Ariel Kusby

    The Little Witch's Book of Spells is an enchanting compendium of spells, potions, and activities for kids 8 to 12 years old.Young witches-in-training will discover spells to resolve problems, foster friendship, and engage with the natural world.This spellbinding book guides readers on how to craft a magic wand, befriend a fairy, and read tea leaves, as well as glossaries of magical terms and symbols.*; A playful and immersive guidebook to all things magical*; Filled with simple activities using easily found ingredients*; Complete with lush illustrationsThe Little Witch's Book of Spells harnesses magic and the imagination to help little witches feel powerful, tap into creative energy, and practice self-love.Spells and activities include Best Friends Forever Spell, Jump Rope Protection Spell, Get Well Soon Elixir, Blanket Fort Magical Fortress Spell, How to Make a Magical Fairy Garden, and Mermaid Bath Spell.*; Perfect for young readers interested in magic, fans of Harry Potter, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and fantasy series featuring witches*; A mystical, fun, and empowering book of spells that will have any child enthralled by the magical world*; Great for millennial parents who want to encourage imagination, creativity, and play*; You'll love this book if you love books like The Book of the Secrets of Merlin Wizardology by Candlewick Press, Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal by Glen Bird and Liz Catchpole, and The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook: Wizard Training by Michael Gonzalez.

  • by Nik Sharma

    Named one of the Best Fall Cookbooks 2020 by The New York Times, Eater, Epicurious, Food & Wine, Forbes, Saveur, Serious Eats, The Smithsonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, CNN Travel, The Kitchn, Chowhound, NPR, The Art of Eating Longlist 2021 and many more; plus international media attention including The Financial times, The Globe and Mail, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times (U.K.), Delicious Magazine (U.K.), The Times (Ireland), and Vogue India and winner of The Guild of U.K. Food Writers (General Cookbook). Finalist for the 2021 IACP Cookbook Award."e;The Flavor Equation"e; deserves space on the shelf right next to "e;Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat"e; as a titan of the how-and-why brigade."e; The New Yorker"e;Deep and illuminating, fresh and highly informative... a most brilliant achievement."e; Yotam Ottolenghi"e;[A] beautiful and intelligent book."e; J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, author The Food Lab and Chief Consultant for Serious Eats.comAroma, texture, sound, emotionthese are just a few of the elements that play into our perceptions of flavor. The Flavor Equation demonstrates how to convert approachable spices, herbs, and commonplace pantry items into tasty, simple dishes.In this groundbreaking book, Nik Sharma, scientist, food blogger, and author of the buzz-generating cookbook Season, guides home cooks on an exploration of flavor in more than 100 recipes.*; Provides inspiration and knowledge to both home cooks and seasoned chefs*; An in-depth exploration into the science of taste*; Features Nik Sharma's evocative, trademark photography styleThe Flavor Equation is an accessible guide to elevating elemental ingredients to make delicious dishes that hit all the right notes, every time. Recipes include Brightness: Lemon-Lime Mintade, Saltiness: Roasted Tomato and Tamarind Soup, Sweetness: Honey Turmeric Chicken Kebabs with Pineapple, Savoriness: Blistered Shishito Peppers with Bonito Flakes, and Richness: Coconut Milk Cake.*; A global, scientific approach to cooking from bestselling cookbook author Nik Sharma*; Dives deep into the most basic of our pantry itemssalts, oils, sugars, vinegars, citrus, peppers, and more*; Perfect gift for home cooks who want to learn more beyond recipes, those interested in the science of food and flavor, and readers of Lucky Peach, Serious Eats, Indian-Ish, and Koreatown*; Add it to the shelf with cookbooks like The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt; Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi; and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat.

  • by Sarah Kieffer

    From celebrated blogger Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog!100 Cookies is a go-to baking resource featuring 100 recipes for cookies and bars, organized into seven chapters.Chocolatey, fruity, crispy, chewy, classic, inventivethere's a foolproof recipe for the perfect treat for everyone in this book.*; Introduces innovative baking techniques*; Includes an entire chapter dedicated to Kieffer's "e;pan banging"e; technique that ensures crisp edges and soft centers for the most delicious cookies*; Nearly every recipe is accompanied by a photograph.Recipes range from the Classic Chocolate Chip made three different ways, to bars, brownies, and blondies that reflect a wide range of flavors and global inspiration. This is the comprehensive-yet-charming cookbook every cookie lover (or those who love to bake cookies) needs.*; Recipes include Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies, Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Blood Orange Glaze, Red Wine Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Bars, and Pan-Banging Ginger Molasses, S'mores Cookies, Snickerdoodles, and more*; A great pick for the home baker who loves cookies, as well as fans of Sarah Kieffer's blog and Instagram*; You'll love this book if you love cookbooks like Sally's Cookie Addiction by Sally McKenney; Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan; and The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars by America's Test Kitchen.

  • by Sherri Duskey Rinker

    Time for the construction site to SHAPE UP! Little construction fans will love learning their shapes by watching Bulldozer CIRCLE around, clearing away TRIANGLES of dirt until the perfect building spot has been SQUARED away. It's all in a day's work for the trucks of the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site!

  • by Sherri Duskey Rinker

    The construction crew is counting on Excavator, and he won't let them down! Little readers can count along from 1 to 10 as Excavator revs into action on the construction site. Ready? 1, 2, 3 . . . GO!

  • by Lucia Peters

    What begins as a test of bravery or a sleepover activitychanting in front of a mirror, riding an elevator alone, taking pictures in the darkcan become something . . . dangerous. This compendium collects the most spine-chilling games based on urban legends from around the world. Centuriesold games such as Bloody Mary and Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board are detailed alongside new games from the internet age, like The Answer Man, a sinister voice that whispers secrets to whomever manages to contact him with a cellphone. With step-by-step instructions, historical context, and the stakes for each game, this black handbook is the ideal gift for anyone looking for a late-night thrillbut beware who, or what, may come out to play.

  • by Richard Mayhew

    Transcendence is the long-awaited, career-spanning monograph of American landscape painter Richard Mayhew. For over half a century, Richard Mayhew has been reinventing the genre of landscape painting. His luminous work evokes not only physical vistas but also emotions, sounds, and the pure experience of color.He's known for his masterful use of color and for his unique creative process, inspired by improvisational jazz, which involves pouring paint directly onto the canvas and shaping it into lush, emotional "e;moodscapes."e;*; This monograph features 70+ of his most striking works.*; Includes an exclusive interview with the artist, an introduction by his gallerist Mikaela Sardo Lamarche, and an essay by Andrew Walker, director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art*; Through engaging with his work, readers are invited into deep explorations of their own inner landscapes.Transcendence is a richly rewarding celebration of an iconic artist that will make you rethink everything you know about landscape painting.Mayhew's distinctive style emerges from his roots as a jazz musician, his immersion in the Abstract Expressionist movement, his African American, Cherokee, and Shinnecock heritage, and his unique affinity for the landscapes of the American Westbut his paintings transcend boundaries of location and identity.*; Great for lovers of fine art, landscape painting, Abstract Expressionism, as well as those who are interested in the intersection of art, music, and emotion*; A lush celebration of Richard Mayhew's work, and an ideal introductory book for new fans*; Add it to the collection of books like Abstract Expressionism by Carter Ratcliff, Jeremy Lewison, Susan Davidson, and David Anfam; California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud by John Yau; and The Art of Richard Mayhew: A Critical Analysis with Interviews by Janet Berry Hess.

  • by Evan Bloom

    From nationally recognized Jewish brand Wise Sons, the cookbook Eat Something features over 60 recipes for salads, soups, baked goods, holiday dishes, and more. This long-awaited cookbook (the first one for Wise Sons!) is packed with homey recipes and relatable humor; it is as much a delicious, lighthearted, and nostalgic cookbook as it is a lively celebration of Jewish culture.Stemming from the thesis that Jews eat by occasion, the book is organized into 19 different events and celebrations chronicling a Jewish life in food, including: bris, Shabbat, Passover and other high holidays, first meal home from college, J-dating, wedding, and more.*; Both a Jewish humor book and a cookbook*; Recipes are drawn from the menus of their beloved Bay Area restaurants, as well as all the occasions when Jews gather around the table.*; Includes short essays, illustrations, memorabilia, and stylish plated food photography.Wise Sons is a nationally recognized deli and Jewish food brand with a unique Bay Area ethosinspired by the past but entirely contemporary, they make traditional Jewish foods California-style with great ingredients.Recipes include Braided Challah, Big Macher Burger, Wise Sons' Brisket, Carrot Tzimmes, and Morning After Matzoquiles, while essays include Confessions of a First-Time Seder Host, So, You Didn't Marry a Jew, and Iconic Chinese Restaurants, As Chosen by the Chosen People. *; Great for those who enjoyed Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking by Michael Solomonov, The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List by Alana Newhouse, and Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built by Mark Russ Federman*; A must for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of Jewish cuisine and culture

  • by Joey Campanaro

    From Joey Campanaro, the lovable chef and owner of popular Little Owl restaurant in New York City!Big Love Cooking features 75 accessible recipes infused with Mediterranean flavors inspired by Joey's Italian-American family.This is simple, authentic food, with generous servings and nourishing, shareable meals.*; Includes stories from the restaurant, historical NYC photographs, and conversational advice*; Dishes include Little Owl Crispy Chicken, Ricotta Cavatelli with Tomato Broth, Bacon, and Fava Beans, and Brioche French Toast with Stewed Strawberries.*; Features warm, inviting photography that emulates the family-style mealsWith accessible recipes and familiar ingredients, this cookbook is perfect for big family meals that will please a crowd.Recipes include mouth-watering dishes like Littleneck Clams with Juicy Bread, Mom-Mom Pizza, and Pork Chop with Parmesan Butter Beans.*; Big Love Cooking is a return to hearty platters and heartwarming comfort food with a strong sense of place.*; Perfect for cooks interested in Mediterranean cuisine and Italian-American favorites*; A great book for the home cook that is interested in hearty, delicious Italian meals over trends*; You'll love this book if you love cookbooks like Carmine's Family-Style Cookbook by Michael Ronis, The Meatball Shop Cookbook by Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow, and The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual by Peter Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo, and Frank Meehan.

  • by Griff Williams

    Rex Ray celebrates life, work, and legacy of iconic San Francisco fine artist Rex Ray (19562015). This comprehensive volume features more than 100 of his works on canvas, wood, and paperincluding never-before-seen pieces courtesy of the Rex Ray estate. His playful painted-paper-collages and organic, abstract forms have earned him comparisons to artists like Paul Klee and Henri Matisse.*; Essays by celebrated writer Rebecca Solnit, art critic Christian Frock, and Ray's gallerist and friend Griff Williams*; Ray's collages and paintings are both playful and geometric.*; This vibrant book pays tribute to Ray's life and work.Rex Ray was a successful and prolific fine artist whose art has been shown at major museums and galleries throughout the United States. Now, longtime collectors and new fans alike can revel in the beauty of Ray's inimitable body of work. Ray's exuberantly colorful paintings and collages are a testament to the prolific artist's joy in the creative process.*; This fine art monograph is perfect for Ray's fans and collectors, as well as those discovering the power and beauty of his work for the first time.*; A perfect book for lovers of pop art and modern design, museumgoers, fine art fans, artists, designers, and those interested in the San Francisco art scene and local history*; Great for those who loved Rex Ray: We Are All Made of Light by Griff Williams, Kevin Killa, and Rene Paul Barilleaux; House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration by House Industries; and Barry McGee by Aaron Rose and Barry McGee

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