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HOW TO INVENT EVERYTHING

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How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735220157
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

Feel like the end of the world? Fear not: with this handy (and hilarious) guide, you can completely rebuild civilization from scratch--and even take some shortcuts and avoid some of the missteps of our forebears. This book somehow manages to be a fascinating primer on science history and a witty page-turner. Essential reading for the post-apocalypse.

 

Kate


everyone's a aliebn...

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Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062569028
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 27th, 2017

I turn to this book whenever I need to be comforted or inspired, to laugh or cry, to feel understood and be reminded that we are not alone. Every time I pick it up, I find something new in it, and it's always what I need most to hear at the time. In fact, I've already staff picked it! But I'd like for you all to have the chance to have a copy with you right now. Plus.... if you want..... it can double as a quarantine coloring book.

Kate

 

 


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


Ask Baba Yaga

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Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449486815
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 26th, 2017

 

Some of the questions posed are very traditional for an advice column, but the responses are all earthy, poetic, and a little sinister. I can easily picture Baba Yaga's claws clacking away as she type up her response. I enjoy the raw, truthfulness of some of the answers, but just a reminder that Baba Yaga is not an actual therapist. (This book was featured on BitchReads' list of "11 Books to Hex the Patriarchy" last October.)

Stacey


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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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


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


Ask Baba Yaga

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781449486815
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 26th, 2017

 

Some of the questions posed are very traditional for an advice column, but the responses are all earthy, poetic, and a little sinister. I can easily picture Baba Yaga's claws clacking away as she type up her response. I enjoy the raw, truthfulness of some of the answers, but just a reminder that Baba Yaga is not an actual therapist. (This book was featured on BitchReads' list of "11 Books to Hex the Patriarchy" last October.)

Stacey


Hope Never Dies

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Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683690399
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - July 10th, 2018

 

The dynamic duo we need! (Four more years?!) This hilarious caper finds Joe Biden feeling left out while his best friend Barack Obama vacations around the world with high-profile friends. But soon they're brought together while investigating the murder of an Amtrak train conductor. This book is perfectly corny and satirical. Thank you Andrew Shaffer!

 

Heather


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