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Dracula Daily (Staff Pick)

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Dracula Daily: Reading Bram Stoker's Dracula in Real Time With Commentary by the Internet By Matt Kirkland Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781524884703
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 19th, 2023

Never before have you seen Dracula like this. Dracula Daily isn't just an internet sensation bringing together people year after year, and this book is not just "Dracula with commentary." By reading each diary entry and letter in the order they would have been written, Kirkland is forcing us to really take the time and sit in how horrific some of Dracula's story are. How long was Jonathan Harker really trapped in that castle? How quickly did Lucy Westenra go from perfectly happy to on deaths door? Grab your copy now to get ready for Jonathan Harker's first diary entry --his journey starts May 3rd!

- Katherine


The World Atlas of Coffee (Staff Pick)

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The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing -- Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed By James Hoffmann Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780228100942
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Published: Firefly Books - October 10th, 2018

James Hoffmann provides a book on coffee that is as beautiful as it is informative. Learn about coffee at all stages of production ranging from the farms it’s harvested at, to the process of making it. A great read for any coffee lover.

-Tony


A Wild Promise (Staff Pick)

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A Wild Promise: An Illustrated Celebration of The Endangered Species Act By Allen Crawford, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Allen Crawford, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781953534897
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Published: Tin House Books - August 8th, 2023

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Endangered Species Act with the beauty of Allen Crawford's art and the moving words of Terry Tempest Williams.

- Robin


The Warped Side of Our Universe (Staff Pick)

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The Warped Side of Our Universe: An Odyssey through Black Holes, Wormholes, Time Travel, and Gravitational Waves By Kip Thorne, Lia Halloran (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Kip Thorne, Lia Halloran (By (artist))
$50.00
ISBN: 9781631498541
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Published: Liveright - October 31st, 2023

Science and space intimidate the heck out of me, but this gorgeous book makes me want to know more about both.

- Jane


Nature's Palette (Staff Pick)

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Nature's Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World By Patrick Baty, Elaine Charwat (Contribution by), Peter Davidson (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Patrick Baty, Elaine Charwat (Contribution by), Peter Davidson (Contribution by)
$42.00
ISBN: 9780691217048
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 18th, 2021

This detailed and richly-illustrated guide makes the perfect gift for the nature lover, the artist, and the wonderfully curious.

- Annaliese


The Hobbit Illustrated by Author (Staff Pick)

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The Hobbit Illustrated by the Author (Tolkien Illustrated Editions) By J. R. R. Tolkien, J. R. R. Tolkien (Illustrator) Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9780063347533
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Published: William Morrow - September 19th, 2023

I know my fellow nerds will love this at first sight so I don't need to say much but here goes: this is a new edition of The Hobbit (there's no shortage of those, I know) but it features illustrations by ol' Tolkien himself. Grab a little treat for yourself too while you're hustling to buy this. You deserve it <3

- Engel


Guitar: The Shape of Sound (Staff Pick)

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Guitar: The Shape of Sound (100 Iconic Designs) By Ultan Guilfoyle Cover Image
$59.95
ISBN: 9781838665586
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Published: Phaidon Press - February 22nd, 2023

Guitar: The Shape of Sound chronicles a stunning visual and written history of the instrument, spanning from its very origin to the innovative, out-of-the-box designs of our modern day. Regardless of whether the special someone in your life is on the hunt for their next guitar or is currently working on building up their fretboard callouses, this gorgeous volume promises to be loyal companion to inspire their practice and study of this marvelous instrument.

- Cindy


The Annotated Arabian Nights (Staff Pick)

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The Annotated Arabian Nights: Tales from 1001 Nights (The Annotated Books) By Yasmine Seale (Translated by), Paulo Lemos Horta (Editor), Paulo Lemos Horta (Introduction by), Omar El Akkad (Foreword by), Robert Irwin (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Yasmine Seale (Translated by), Paulo Lemos Horta (Editor), Paulo Lemos Horta (Introduction by), Omar El Akkad (Foreword by), Robert Irwin (Afterword by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781631493638
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Published: Liveright - November 16th, 2021

A delightful edition of one of the world's great story collections. Between Yasmine Seale’s translation, Paul Lemos Horta’s commentary, and the many artworks and illustrations, you won’t find a better introduction to to these tales.
- James


Feelings: A Story in Seasons

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Feelings: A Story in Seasons By Manjit Thapp Cover Image
$21.99
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ISBN: 9780593129753
Published: Random House - March 2nd, 2021

With her stunningly beautiful artwork, Manjit Thapp conveys her emotional journey through a year in seasons. What better way to start a new year than to take inspiration from nature’s cyclicality and ground yourself with awareness of what’s to come?

Manasa


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 By Bob Eckstein, Garrison Keillor (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Bob Eckstein, Garrison Keillor (Foreword by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780553459272
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
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


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