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Lost Words

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By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781487005382
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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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By Catherine Burns (Editor), Meg Wolitzer (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101904428
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Published: Crown Archetype - 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)
$32.00
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


New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons

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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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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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$24.95
ISBN: 9781604697896
Availability: Available at Warehouse
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: (Books about Animals, Fox Gifts, Animal Picture Books, Gift Ideas for Friends) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781452167602
Availability: On Order at the 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 (Historical Stories, Stories from Famous Authors, Literary Books) 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


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