Staff Picks

Unicorn Food

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Unicorn Food: Beautiful Plant-Based Recipes to Nurture Your Inner Magical Beast Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523502134
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 4th, 2018

 

If you want gorgeously colorful, instagram-worthy meals, look no further. Odell’s flavorful plant-based recipes are nutrient-rich and delicious, perfect for wowing guests or brightening your mealtime. Think health-food nutrition, fusion flavors, and Lisa Frank presentation.   

Marika


ART: THE DEFINITIVE VISUAL GUIDE

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Art: The Definitive Visual Guide Cover Image
By Andrew Graham Dixon, Ross King (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781465474759
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Published: DK - September 4th, 2018

 

Every house should have one! Paging through this beautiful volume can light up your mind with humanity's creative pageant, as well as inspire, elucidate and finally identify that certain half-remembered  painting (the one with the thing) that you've been trying to recall for years now...

Gary


Abbott

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By Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivela (Illustrator), Jason Wordie (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684152452
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: BOOM! Studios - October 30th, 2018

 

Elena Abbott must contend with racism, sexism, and occult horror while she chases down a serial killer the police aren't pursuing. Only she can stop the murderer, but that's provided she survives. Beautiful art, superb storytelling, and fantastic characters. I had no idea how much I needed this comic until I picked it up.

 

Shana


Sad Animal Babies

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781419729874
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 9th, 2018

 

Filled with fun facts about juvenile animals of all kinds! The drawings that accompany each fact are adorable and peppered with the author's poignant (and slightly painful) jokes. I had a tough time putting it down. Informational, cute, and great for cracking a smile and unleashing an "awwww" or two.

Stacey


Sleep of Memory

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Sleep of Memory (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image
By Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti (Translated by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780300238303
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Published: Yale University Press - October 16th, 2018

 

In this dreamy, moody novel, Nobel Prize winner for literature (2014) Patrick Modiano takes a backward glance - combing autobiography and fiction - to his youthful days in Paris, his unorthodox  childhood and his relationships with several mysterious women.  Nathan


Noma Guide to Fermentation

 

One of the world’s greatest restaurants lets you in on its secret ingredients. With a little patient diligence any home chef can use fermentation to vastly expand the flavors they can create. I’ve already made two batches of lacto-tomatoes (my gazpacho will never be the same!). For the foodie, the scientist, and the home cook looking to take a big step forward.

Josh


Go Team Venture!

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Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros. Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9781506704876
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Published: Dark Horse Books - July 31st, 2018

 

Whether you're a long-time Venture Bros fan or an animation devotee looking for your next obsession, this is the art book for you. Peek inside the genius of Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick to see how things move from idea to production to your TV sets! This thing is as comprehensive as one of The Monarch's schemes. IGNORE ME!

Caleb


These Truths

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These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393635249
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 18th, 2018

 

With a country large and varied as the United States there likely will never be a definitive single-volume history. With These Truths Lepore gives us a largely political history though one informed by the many insights produced by changes in historical methodology over the last few decades. Lepore is always a joy to read. She keeps this book lively and entertaining by focusing on individual lives involved in some of the key dramas that illuminate the how and why of our past.

Dale


EAST

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781328581587
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2018

 

One of my all-time favorites and the perfect tale for a cold winter's night! Edith Pattou retells the Norwegian folktale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon," weaving a wild tale of curses, castles, blizzards, and white bears. (The sequel came out last month--a full 15 years after the first book--and it's just as much fun.)

Kate


A Stone for Sascha

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By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665968
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Published: Candlewick - May 8th, 2018

 

On one level this tale is about honoring a beloved dog, Sascha. On a level spanning time and place, it's a book is about how people have always marked greatness with extraordinary art and monuments. Moving story and transporting art speak to young and old.

Molly


Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies

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By Christian Trimmer, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481462686
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 21st, 2018

 

Why yes, this book is quite fabulous. It has a cute story for kids based on Snow White, except most of the characters are ponies. Bright colors, cute characters, and even some humor adults will appreciate - you can't go wrong.

Stacey


Realm of Ruins

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Realm of Ruins: A Nissera Novel (The Nissera Chronicles #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823439867
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Published: Holiday House - December 4th, 2018

 

Realm of Ruins is as timely as it is timeless; though peppered with delightful hints of familiar fantasy classics, the world-building is utterly fresh and features the patriarchy-smashing heroine we all need. West's writing sings and makes for a perfect winter read. Check out the companion novel as well, out now in paperback!

Caleb


The Wee Free Men

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The Wee Free Men (Tiffany Aching #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062435262
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2015

 

Tiffany Aching is a witch who lives on a farm (y'know--the butter churns itself). The Nac Mac Feegles are tiny blue men (with Scottish accents) who are extremely strong, even more silly, and love getting into trouble. Their adventures have something for every reader. After all, what's not to like about a girl who fights monsters with a frying pan?

Matthew


Power to the Princess

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Power to the Princess: 15 Favorite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power Cover Image
By Vita Murrow, Julia Bereciartu (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786032034
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Published: Lincoln Children's Books - September 6th, 2018

 

This book would make the perfect gift for the princess lover in your life of any age or gender. The beautiful cover contains a series of princess stories that take on classics like Beauty and the Beast and rewrite them with more diverse casts and more feminism! The stories are fun and spunky and the art is colorful and makes the stories come alive.

April


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