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How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged

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How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged By Veronica Peerless Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781465463302
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Published: DK - August 15th, 2017

For anyone who has *Concerns* about a lil green friend in their life (especially those of you who bought my November staff pick, Growing Joy, and are beginning to have second thoughts).

Murphy


Feelings: A Story in Seasons

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Feelings: A Story in Seasons By Manjit Thapp Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780593129753
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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


Born in Blackness

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Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War By Howard W. French Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324092407
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Published: Liveright - October 25th, 2022

French restores the centrality of Africa to what is often seen as the modern economic and political ascendancy of Europe. Incredibly rich in detail provided by recent scholarship and informed by French’s own contemporary reporting from the region, Born in Blackness helps to forever change how we view the last 700 years of the Trans-Atlantic world.

Dale


Art of the Travel Journal

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The Art of the Travel Journal: Chronicle Your Life with Drawing, Painting, Lettering, and Mixed Media - Document Your Adventures, Wherever They Take You By Abbey Sy Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780760376218
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Published: Quarry Books - September 13th, 2022

Are you someone who tends to go to super cool places to see super cool people and eat super cool food and buy super cool things only not remember any of it? This guide walks you through the various ways one can "scrapbook" in a compact volume, preserving time, space, and memories with only a few simple tools. There are other examples of great travel journals packed into the guide as well, resulting in both a dummies' guide-to comboed with an inspiration board full of unique formats and methods for memory-keeping. Resolve to change your ways this year by travel journaling!

Cindy


How Far the Light Reaches

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How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures By Sabrina Imbler Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316540537
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 6th, 2022

This is just the kind of science writing I enjoy the most - half portraits of the animals and systems, and half portraits of the author and their world. Imbler's writing is clear and rich in metaphor while still scientifically sound, and their explanations of the animals they're interested in are just as compelling as the human communities, conflicts, and loves with which they are in conversation. When Imbler writes about the queer communities they've found, their writing just soars with love. Made me cry on the train a little, I must admit!!

Piera


Planet Life

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Planet Life: The Amazing History of Earth By Aina Bestard (Illustrator), Museu de Ciències Naturals in Barcelona Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781734761870
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Published: Tra Publishing - March 1st, 2022

Come wander through this beautiful book where translucent overlays, paper flaps, and beguiling images reveal the history of our planet. What did the earth look like 300 million years ago? What was the earliest lifeform? How long did dinosaurs roam earth? When did our ancestors first appear? Inspired by an exhibit at the Museu de Ciencies Naturals in Barcelona, through art this book lets children and adults "see Earth as a delicately balanced system that is nonetheless constantly changing."

Robin


Paint with Thread

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Paint with Thread: A Step-By-Step Guide to Embroidery Through the Seasons By Emillie Ferris Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781446308486
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Published: David & Charles - May 24th, 2022

Complete with tear out iron-on transfers, this beautiful book is full of embroidery projects for both beginners and seasoned stitchers. The “painting with thread” technique used throughout is very forgiving, and most of the other stitches are simple. Many patterns are included twice – both with and without a complicated background – perfect for practicing and improving skills.  

Katie


A Velocity of Being

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A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader By Maria Popova (Editor), Claudia Bedrick (Editor) Cover Image
By Maria Popova (Editor), Claudia Bedrick (Editor)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781592702282
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - December 31st, 2018

This is a powerhouse of a collection that will ignite or reaffirm your love for reading, literature, art and life. Personal and passionate letters addressed to the reader by various names ranging from Jane Goodall to Shonda Rhimes showcase how reading has shaped their lives and holds the power to shape yours. Paired with an illustration created by a celebrated artist, the writing and visuals are woven so perfectly together, you could land on any page and feel as though that is exactly where you were meant to be.

Jane


UNDER WATER UNDER EARTH

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Under Water, Under Earth By Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski Cover Image
$37.99
ISBN: 9780763689223
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Published: Big Picture Press - October 11th, 2016

I would have gone crazy for a book like this as a kid! It just absolutely pops. It's so informative, but still fun and engaging. The large format and reversible design makes it a unique and memorable book to cherish.

Stacey


The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A Memoir

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The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A Memoir By Paul Newman, David Rosenthal (Editor), Melissa Newman (Foreword by), Clea Newman Soderlund (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Paul Newman, David Rosenthal (Editor), Melissa Newman (Foreword by), Clea Newman Soderlund (Afterword by)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593534502
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Published: Knopf - October 18th, 2022

Actor, philanthropist, husband, father, race car driver, film director, superstar Paul Newman (1925 –2008), was a conflicted man, who with self-deprecating humor, extraordinary good looks and abundant talent became one of the most iconic movie stars of the past 75 years. This revealing, candid and honest memoir tells his life story in his own words – and those of his family and friends - revealing a somber and introspective man, and yet one who counted his many blessings with true appreciation.

Nathan


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