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Footnotes From The World's Greatest Bookstore

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Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers Cover Image
By Bob Eckstein, Garrison Keillor (Foreword by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780553459272
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 4th, 2016

As your new Porter Square Books: Boston Edition is getting ready to share a fantastical new book world with you (secret bookshelf passageways!?!), explore the other amazing book havens around the world. Eckstein beautifully compiles not only illustrations of our fellow independent book stores, but he also shares little anecdotes and thoughts from fun minds like Neil Gaiman, Terry Gross, and even David Bowie. Celebrate the Porter Square: Boston Edition beginning with a hearty bookstore loving book!

Kai


Pirateology

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Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion (Ologies) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780763631437
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Candlewick - July 11th, 2006

Ahoy, mateys! From the people that brought you the childhood classic, Dragonology, this book is sure to keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. William Lubber uses primary documents to track the vicious pirate Arabella Drummond in a search that will take you through the golden age of piracy. This book is an adventure and a story all wrapped into one, and is sure to be a hit for any young adventurer!

Katherine


Let's Be Weird Together

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Let's Be Weird Together: A Book About Love Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781523507733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - December 10th, 2019

 

 

From the creator of the eminently adorable Instagram account @sadanimalfacts (featuring such tragic true tidbits as, ‘rhinos make a squeaking sound to call for their friends when they’re lost’). This wonderful, all-inclusive celebration of the weirdness of love features notable couples through history, animal courting rituals, and all the strange things we do when we’re half of a pair. I’m tossing you a softball here, folks: get this sweet, silly book for your partner for in lieu of the Hallmark card. Or for yourself, if you’re a single, hopeless romantic like me!

Leila


Lost Words

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By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781487005382
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anansi International - October 2nd, 2018

 

A magnificent ode to the disappearing natural world. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, and the intertwining of letters and images has a great effect. The concept is also very appealing for logophiles (such as yours truly).

 Stacey


The Moth Presents - Occasional Magic

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The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible Cover Image
By Catherine Burns (Editor), Meg Wolitzer (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101904428
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Crown - March 19th, 2019

 

A PERFECT GIFT BOOK! There is something for absolutely everyone in this funny, touching, hair-raising collection of real-life encounters. Selected best storytelling entries from The Moth Radio Hour.

 

Molly


The Atlas of Boston History

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By Nancy S. Seasholes (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780226631158
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 10th, 2019

 

Visually stunning and beautifully designed, this comprehensive history of the city begins with its geological origins (under 4,000 feet of ice in the last Ice Age), through the periods before European colonization, 250 years as the most important city in North America, through the present day.  Many of the maps and illustrations are original for this volume, and the text represents the contributions of 40 historians, scholars and experts. It is that rare item, an indispensable reference book that is informative and gorgeous at the same time.

David


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