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Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Salvador Dali

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By Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dali (Illustrator), Mark Burstein (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780691170022
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton University Press - September 29th, 2015

Can you think of an artist more suited to illustrate Alice in Wonderland than Dali? The imaginative (and of course surreal) illustrations not only complement the text but lead us to a novel way of looking at something familiar. It will feel like a whole new Alice.

David


Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor

If you love language, or have a particular flair for the dramatic in your speech, this is the book for you. If you are looking for a great Father's Day gift in advance (Nice initiative! Good on you!) or the perfect graduation gift for that English, philosophy, history, or really any humanities major in your life, this is the book for you. An elegant compendium on the art of comparison, composed of the finest metaphors in modern memory.

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781567925487
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - April 7th, 2016

A History of the Twentieth Century In 100 Maps

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$45.00
ISBN: 9780226202471
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Chicago Press - October 22nd, 2014

Whether or not you're a map geek, you will want to buy this book as a gift and then keep it for yourself and not give it away.  Maps are much more than geography - 20th century history and culture can be viewed through its maps, and this is an eclectic, diverse and beautiful collection.  A 1901 map of Jewish East London, the world map of Orwell's 1984, a trench map used by soldiers

in the Somme offensive - and 97 more.    

David

 


Map: Exploring the World

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$59.95
ISBN: 9780714869445
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Phaidon Press - September 28th, 2015

More than just a collection of beautiful maps from around the world and throughout history, this book uses critical juxtaposition to create new perspectives on history, politics, and geography. Easily the most interesting coffee table book this year.

Josh

 


Old Filth Trilogy Boxed Set

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$47.00
ISBN: 9781609452285
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Europa Editions - November 4th, 2014

Old Filth has been a staff pick before, but Europa has now issued the magnificent Filth
trilogy in a single boxed set. The novels trace the interwoven stories of the three main characters, each taking center stage in one of the books. These are stories of the fading British empire in Asia during the mid-20th century, and the gentle decline of three protagonists into old age as they return to rural England. The writing is poignant, funny and incisive, and each book ends making you wish it had another 200 pages.

David


The Art of Tinkering

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$32.50
ISBN: 9781616286095
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Weldon Owen - February 4th, 2014

If you're looking for a gift for a curious, creative, out-of-the-box thinker, this may very well be the perfect one.  From the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, it’s chock-full of jumping-off points for tinkering adventures, suggestions for tools and materials, and wonderful stories of tinkering adventures. Complete with a hackable cover with conductive ink, this book is sure  to amaze, delight and inspire.


Dina


The Gardener's Garden

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By Toby Musgrave (Contribution by), Madison Cox (Introduction by), Bill Noble (Contribution by)
$79.95
ISBN: 9780714867472
Availability: Backordered
Published: Phaidon Press - October 27th, 2014

A terrific gift for the gardening friend who has all the reference books they need. The Gardener’s Garden is both encyclopedic and international in scope filled with illustrations and explanatory text about the world’s most interesting and important gardens. A source for inspiration, for potential travel destinations, or just for dreaming.


Dale


Cover

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$60.00
ISBN: 9781576876671
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: powerHouse Books - August 5th, 2014

For the book lover, the art lover, the graphic designer, the coffee table book collector, Cover collects artist Peter Mendelsund’s many breathtaking and arresting cover designs. As an added bonus, Cover features an interview with Mendelsund that first appeared on none other than the Porter Square Books Blog.


Josh


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