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Bottom’s Dream

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By Arno Schmidt, John E. Woods (Translator)
$70.00
ISBN: 9781628971590
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - September 23rd, 2016

What do you get for the reader who’s already read everything? Arnot’s Schmidt’s massive, ambitious novel is finally in English in this beautiful edition. For lovers of language, literature, and the infinite possibilities created by putting one word after another on a piece of paper. 

Josh


Prisoners of Geography

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything about the World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501121470
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 11th, 2016

Could a single chain of mountains keep a country from achieving prosperity? Could war break out over a single dam on The Nile? You wouldn't think a book about geopolitics would be the engaging page-turner that it is. Why couldn't geography have been like this when I was in school?

John


They’re Not Like Us

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They're Not Like Us Volume 1: Black Holes for the Young Cover Image
By Eric Stephenson, Simon Gane (Artist), Jordie Bellaire (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632153142
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Published: Image Comics - July 21st, 2015

Hearing thoughts, controlling minds...the characters in this book are not like us. But is separating oneself from society the best way to deal with being an outcast? An interesting plot, complex characters, plus beautiful art...I couldn’t put this down!

Marika


In the Company of Women : Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs

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In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579655976
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Published: Artisan Publishers - October 4th, 2016

A beautifully designed book featuring profiles of inspiring women in business and art. The perfect gift for creatives and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Katie


Sticks and Stones

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Sticks & Stones: The Designs of Lew French Cover Image
By Lew French, Alison Shaw (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781423637585
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 9th, 2016

Lew French is a master stonemason from  Martha’s Vineyard who creates breathtakingly beautiful works in stone. Some function within a home, others within a landscape design. All are works of art. They’re captured in this book by the Vineyard photographer Alison Shaw, herself a master craftsman and fine artist.

Dale


Orion on the Dunes

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Orion on the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781567925494
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 2016

An illuminating biography on Henry Beston, author of The Outermost House. A prolific contributor to 20th century naturalism and conservationist movement, Beston is often rightly compared to nature writers Henry David Thoreau and Rachel Carson. Payne's writing, while comprehensive, is not academic, and makes for an enjoyable read about this extraordinary man.

Tildy


Eataly

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Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking Cover Image
By Eataly
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714872797
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 24th, 2016

There's no better gift to either get or give than a gorgeous big fat cookbook, especially if it's Italian. And if you've been lucky enough to visit the out-of-this-world food emporium Eataly then just the title of this book will make your mouth water. The recipes are often simple and uniformly delicious, and the pictures are scrumptious. Buy one as a present and one for yourself.

David


Testimony

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Testimony Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307889782
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Published: Crown Archetype - November 15th, 2016

Whether you have listened to The Band for years or want a unique insight into the music of the ‘60s & ‘70s, Testimony offers an intimate story.  Robertson chronicles the love and struggles of his bandmates with stories that shed new light on the music, the songs, and the history of one of rock ’n’ roll’s pivotal bands.


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