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New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons

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The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive Cover Image
By David Remnick (Foreword by), Bob Mankoff (Editor)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780316436670
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 2nd, 2018

 

It's not just enormous and hilarious, it's definitive and comprehensive and brilliant.  Bob Mankoff, longtime cartoon editor, has curated over 3,000 cartoons into categories (Adam and Eve, snowmen, and about 250 others) and has added sparkling, hysterical commentary.  There is no better gift you can buy for anyone who loves humor - or for yourself.

David


Gmorning, Gnight!

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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

 

Hey, it's easy to feel discouraged right now. The world feels big, individual actions seem small, and one might even say that things are objectively BAD. Luckily Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jonny Sun are here to give you a dose of inspiration. Best read daily--or whenever you're feeling down--these pages will pick you up in the morning & comfort you at night. A great gift for the winter season or way to kick off the new year.

Kate


The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

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The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island that Inspired L. M. Montgomery Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604697896
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Published: Timber Press - March 27th, 2018

 

Calling all kindred spirits! Catherine Reid writes about the landscape of Prince Edward Island, and how it shaped Lucy Maud Montgomery and her writing, particularly in Anne of Green Gables. Poetical and delightful!

Heather


Juniper: The Happiest Fox

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Juniper: The Happiest Fox Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781452167602
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Chronicle Books - March 27th, 2018

 

After you spend the 20 minutes it will take you to read this charming and heart-warming story, you won’t be able to resist spending hours at Juniper’s website watching adorably cute videos and learning about foxes (and why you would never want one as a pet). An added bonus of your purchase is that proceeds will help fund an animal sanctuary the author hopes to develop.

Dale


A Note of Explanation

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A Note of Explanation: An Undiscovered Story from Queen Mary's Dollhouse Cover Image
By Vita Sackville-West, Kate Baylay (Illustrator), Matthew Dennison (Afterword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452169965
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Chronicle Books - March 6th, 2018

 

This is a unique book! The story and illustrations are surprising, charming, and witty. This will make a lovely gift for fans of literature.

Heather


Princess Bride Deluxe Edition

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The Princess Bride Deluxe Edition HC: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781328948854
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 10th, 2017

If you love the movie and you haven't read the book, buy it. If you haven't seen the movie, buy the book, read it and then see the movie. If you have read the book and love the movie, then buy it and give it to someone else who has not yet been initiated. If you've never heard of The Princess Bride . . . well, that's just inconceivable.

 

David


An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist

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An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452158686
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Chronicle Books - March 28th, 2017

When I first heard about this book, I assumed these were made up places. They aren't. This atlas is full of real states with complex histories that have disqualified them from being official countries. Some are contemporary, some historical, while others have seen their recognition reneged in recent decades. You'll find everywhere from Lakotah (80,000 mi² within the United States), to Taiwan or Catalonia, to a concrete platform off the coast of England, and many more.

 

Matthew


Handcrafted Maine

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Handcrafted Maine: Art, Life, Harvest & Home Cover Image
By Katy Kelleher, Greta Rybus (Photographs by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781616895679
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - July 18th, 2017

Maine is a state where many people take a risk and create their own jobs. This book honors hardworking and creative people with beautiful photographs and journalistic-like details. This is a great gift for a creative person or Maine-iac!

 

Heather


The Worm and the Bird

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$24.00
ISBN: 9780143132868
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Published: Penguin Books - October 10th, 2017

If you buy the Penguin classics in hardcover just for the pretty covers then you'll like this: It's the same illustrator/designer! Coralie Bickford-Smith's new book is wonderfully illustrated and I think both adults and children will enjoy. It's darkly humorous, but also thoughtful and insightful.  

Heather


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