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Tacky: Love Letters to the Worst Culture We Have to Offer By Rax King Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593312728
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Published: Vintage - November 2nd, 2021

This reads more like a memoir in essays than a collection of cultural criticism. By delving into certain pieces of pop culture, King reveals the way “low culture” makes an indelible mark on us. From her introduction to Hot Topic as an antidote to the popular clique, to the bond she shares with her father over Jersey Shore, these “love letters” argue that just because something isn’t “good” doesn’t mean they aren’t perfect.



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Dinopedia: A Brief Compendium of Dinosaur Lore By Darren Naish, Darren Naish (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darren Naish, Darren Naish (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780691212029
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 30th, 2021

If you, like me, are perhaps more-than-casually but less-than-professionally interested in dinosaurs - what we know and how we know it - this dense little volume will fascinate and delight. Darren Naish is one of the best science writers out there, clear and funny and endlessly readable, and WHAT is cooler and more interesting than dinosaurs? A lot of grownups who are not already dinosaur scientists may think of dinosaurs as essentially a Kid Interest, but while this book can certainly be enjoyed by a precocious dino enthusiast child, it was written with adults in mind. The kids were right all along: dinosaurs are cool as hell.


Godine at Fifty

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Godine at Fifty: A Retrospective of Five Decades in the Life of an Independent Publisher By David R. Godine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781567926767
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - December 14th, 2021

One of the distinct pleasures of working in the book business over the many years of my career has been those times I spent perusing the catalogs of David R. Godine and sometimes meeting in a sales call with the man himself. A pleasure because Godine’s offerings were always out of the ordinary and the catalogs themselves were as carefully produced as you knew the books would be. I own many and have sold most of the books described in this celebration. It is a delight to read the backstory of the publishing of not only my favorites but also those I have yet to read and no doubt now will want to.



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Fungarium: Welcome to the Museum By Ester Gaya, Katie Scott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ester Gaya, Katie Scott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536217094
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Published: Big Picture Press - April 6th, 2021

The creators of the ‘Welcome to the Museum’ series turn their sights and significant talents to the kingdom of fungi! Mushrooms are finally having their day in the sun and mycologists young and old will thrill in these glorious yet scientifically accurate representations of this most magical of kingdoms. A ticket to the Fungarium includes entry to four galleries that explore fungal biology, fungal diversity, fungal interactions and fungi and humans. Interesting and sometimes macabre fun facts abound.


Capote's Women

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Capote's Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era By Laurence Leamer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593328088
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 12th, 2021

The true story of the glamorous women who were unknowing subjects of Truman Capote’s last unpublished masterpiece, Answered Prayers. Leamer uncovers webs of unsung feminine influence woven across oceans and empires, taking peeks inside the most powerful (and scandalous) social circles of mid-century politics, thanks to Capote’s wicked case of writer’s block and an obsession with his fabulous flock of “swans” that I absolutely now share.

Kate M

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

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Bibliophile: Diverse Spines By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781797211916
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 2nd, 2021

Are you friends with a book lover you're not sure how to stop for? We've got you covered! Following the huge success of Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany, writer and illustrator Jane Mount returns with Jamise Harper, the founder of Diverse Spines, to bring us a new rendition of the widely loved bookish drawings and recommendations. Filled to the brim with charming illustrations, Bibliophile: Diverse Spines seeks to introduce readers to marginalized writers, BIPOC-lead and -run bookstores, and of course, bookish recommendations from underrepresented creators. Check out this book for a good literary time!


The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes

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The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes: And the Unwritten History of the Trans Experience By Zoë Playdon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982139469
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email for More Info
Published: Scribner - November 2nd, 2021

Downton Abbey meets The Danish Girl (with a side of All Creatures Great and Small). British trans history takes a turn when aristocrats fighting over a baronetcy go to court.


Killers of the Flower Moon

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI By David Grann Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Killers of the Flower Moon will intrigue, terrify, and infuriate. Gramm details a conspiracy that spans D.C. to the Oklahoman plains, telling the true story of a rash of murders targeting members of the Osage Indian Nation, after the Nation's land turned up incredibly oil-rich. Woven with the story of J. Edgar Hoover's pet project that became the FBI, and the larger-than-life characters who investigated the crimes during the roaring '20s, this immersive true crime mystery reveals the true villainy of the American West, even a century later.

Kate M


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