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BIOGRAPHY Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry by Paul Goldberger. A penchant for using unconventional materials helped establish Gehry’s reputation with critics and the public alike, but this remarkable biography – the first comprehensive look at the influential architect’s work and life – suggests that the best materials for building a legacy remain paper and ink. $20.00 Fire on the Track: Betty Robinson and the Triumph of the Early Olympic Women by Roseanne Montillo. If you’re like some of us, this will be your first encounter with the name Betty Robinson. That’s a huge disservice to Robinson, whose life and Olympic career are triumphant and inspiring. Montillo’s biography promises to be an illuminating look at both a fascinating lady and the era she inhabited. $27.00

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The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown. Almost nobody remembers this, but the ’83 re-launch of Vanity Fair was widely panned. It took two changes in editorship before Ms. Brown (and, later, Graydon Carter) re-jiggered the magazine into the powerhouse it remains today. Expect lots of delectable spilled tea from her contemporaneous memories of a lively era. $32.00 The Wine Lover’s Daughter by Anne Fadiman. Somehow, we never connected the dots that essayist Anne is the daughter of Clifton Fadiman, who was a kind of all-purpose critic/media commentator in the mode of Bennett Cerf. Anyway, Mr. Fadiman liked wine. A LOT. We find wine connoisseurs and dysfunctional families fascinating, so this hits the right notes, with undertones of oak and citrus. $24.00

Cuz: The Life & Times of Michael A by Danielle Allen. As long as we live in a society that likes to throw young African American men in prison first and ask questions later, untold tragedies will continue to unfold, like this one. Michael Allen had promise and a future as a firefighter, a future that was not to be. Poverty, drugs, gang violence: all of these elements played a role in his untimely death. And still one fundamental question remains, why? $24.95 Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy. The future is female and this brilliant new book shows us that our past was too. If you like stories about women winning world wars (we’re looking at you, Wonder Woman fans), pick this one up. $28.00 Afterglow (a dog memoir) by Eileen Myles. A stunning and moving tribute to the creature Myles devoted her life to. Afterglow breaks your heart and then offers to lick those wounds. This book is a must for anyone who has ever loved – or lost – somebody with four legs. $24.00 Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig. You can never have enough books about Muhammad Ali. This one is about more than just the boxer, providing a deep and definitive look at the man who famously said, “I am America.” $30.00

Unstoppable: My Life So Far by Maria Sharapova. With a meteoric rise to fame after an astounding win over Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2004, Maria Sharapova would go on to become the highest-grossing athlete in the world. Her Icarus climb to the top found her testing positive for meldonium, a banned performance-enhancing substance. That’s where her story could have ended, but instead it fueled her determination to prove that she was truly unstoppable. $28.00

You Sir, Are an Exceptionally Kick-Ass Individual Tray Use it as a catch-all for your stuff or a conversation starter on the buffet after the olives have been eaten up. Either way, this 4"x6" dish of snark is perfect for at least one person on your list. Maybe two. Hand-crafted in northern California and food safe. $27.99


Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes & Techniques by Kristen Kish. We are fairly certain that our significant others would leave us for Kristen Kish. We can’t really say that we’d blame them. In addition to being a Top Chef, Kish has unique culinary and cultural influences that make this cookbook a delight! $40.00 Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi. Ottolenghi does it again. Get this book so you can impress all your friends and relatives with your newfound baking skills. Because you can’t spell holidays without dessert! $35.00 Champagne: Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region by Peter Liem. How will you get through another year of festivities and family get-togethers with your loud in-laws? Easy....with this book! It’s packed with history on Champagne and the wine-growing world, and even comes with a tray. Cheers! $80.00

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David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient by David Tanis. Who knew there were so many applications for the humble onion and garlic? This book is organized by ingredients, which is really cool and helpful. It also contains recipes from all over the world. $40.00

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Night + Market: Delicious Thai Food to Facilitate Drinking & Fun-Having Amongst Friends by Kris Yenbamroong and Garrett Snyder. Night + Market on Sunset Boulevard is always worth the wait, so what’s better than having access to all of Yenbamroong’s delicious secrets? This is a cookbook that you’ll always have out on your coffee table, bookmarked with recipes you’ve already enjoyed, and ones you cannot wait to try. $35.00 Coming to My Senses by Alice Waters. The influential Chez Panisse restaurateur spills it all in this memoir, sharing experiences that encompass both her successes and failures in a melting pot of honesty and self-awareness. $27.00

California Shooter Set Set of four glass shooters. Inspired by the 1913 sheet music cover of “I Love You California,” four different California icons are hugged tightly in the California bear’s embrace. Toast our state with pride as you throw back a few. $15.99

Bäco: Vivid Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles by Josef Centeno and Betty Hallock. Though not an LA native, Josef Centeno has been living and cooking in our city for over a decade. Known for his five massively popular restaurants, Centeno is now stepping into the cookbook arena with his anticipated debut. $35.00 F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well by Action Bronson. Do you like food? Do you like world travel? Do you like weed? Action Bronson does. Like a Sumo wrestler’s fundamentals on gardening, Action Bronson’s F*ck, That’s Delicious is the cookbook you didn’t know you needed. So if travel, weed, and food are among your favorite things, Action Bronson’s here to take your taste buds beyond the velvet rope and into the VIP room of flavor! $27.50

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London Rock: The Unseen Archive by Alec Byrne and Tony Norman. This is a book that will make a lot of people lose their minds. Chronicled in the pages of London Rock are the lost images of Alec Byrne: the photographer with a front-row seat to the London music scene of the ’60s and ’70s. Previously unseen pictures of some of the biggest names in rock and roll? We’re already drooling. $95.00 Gold Dust Woman: A Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis. Stephen Davis, music journalist and author of the notorious (unauthorized) biography of Led Zeppelin, Hammer of the Gods, returns with an look at one of music’s most ethereal and turbulent legends: Stevie Nicks. Davis takes readers on a journey beyond Rumours and into the heart of Nicks and her life before, during, and after Fleetwood Mac. $27.99

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Improv Nation by Sam Wasson. Sam Wasson is a seriously good writer, and he’s found a seriously timely topic for his latest work. Expect Mr. Wasson – as always – to elucidate a nuanced and entertaining take. $28.00

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Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies by Andrew DeGraff. We love maps. We love movies. We can’t wait to revisit locations that we never actually visited in the first place! $29.99 Parental Discretion Is Advised: Rise of N.W.A. & the Dawn of Gangsta Rap by Gerrick D. Kennedy. Were you a fan of Straight Outta Compton and want more? Then this book is for you. N.W.A. may have been short lived, but their influence lives on! $26.00 David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones. The world hasn’t been the same since David Bowie returned to his home planet. Luckily, this comprehensive oral history is here to fill the massive, Bowie-shaped hole in our hearts. David Bowie: A Life draws on two decades of interviews between journalist Dylan Jones and collaborators, rivals, friends, lovers, and the Starman himself, constructing an intimate portrait. ’Scuse me, gonna go cry now. $28.00 Sticky Fingers: The Life & Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by Joe Hagan. A perfect gift for anyone interested in music, history, and culture! Though its primary focus is the founder of Rolling Stone, Hagan also details the context in which Wenner achieved success, and exactly how his publication changed the world. $29.95 The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen: All the Answers Are Here by Malka Marom. Leonard Cohen may not have won the Nobel Prize as Dylan did, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve one. This book is pure poetry accompanied by untold interviews and stories by Cohen’s friend, fellow musician, and author of this collection, Malka Marom. $35.00

100 Essential Films Poster The latest scratch-off poster (18x24 inches) from the geniuses at Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Lab is a must for film lovers. Grab a penny and tally up how many of them you’ve seen. $39.99

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TV Noir: The Dark Genre on the Small Screen by Allen Glover. The ultimate historical guide to television noirs! Boasting an impressive collection of images in both black and white and color, this book will enthrall history buffs and cinephiles alike. $45.00 The Man Who Made the Movies by Vanda Krefft. Holy cow, who knew that William Fox (whose name remains in the 21st Century Fox brand, despite his not ever being part of the corporation) had such a tumultuous life? A true pioneer and innovator of early cinema, he got viciously shafted by cannier moguls, passing ignominiously. $40.00 C

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Joan Rivers Confidential: The Unseen Scrapbooks, Joke Cards, Personal Files, and Photos of a Very Funny Woman Who Kept Everything by Melissa Rivers and Scott Currie. There will never be another one quite like Joan. This illustrated scrapbook brings together photos, private letters, and jokes, scribbled on napkins, hotel pads, and plane tickets, to illuminate the inner mind of this brilliant comic who was always working. $40.00

Live Cinema and Its Techniques by Francis Ford Coppola. An intensive instructional text with elements of personal reflection, Francis Ford Coppola’s book leads filmmakers into the new arena of live cinema. Having recently completed a successful foray into live cinema at his alma mater, Coppola encourages others to tackle the art of writing, producing, rehearsing, filming, and streaming films and television in real time. $25.95 Men of Wealth and Taste: Beggars Banquet Photographs of the Rolling Stones by Robert Greenfield and Michael Joseph, foreword by Keith Richards. Undoubtedly one of The Rolling Stones’ most triumphant musical endeavors is Beggars Banquet, giving us such hits as “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Street Fighting Man.” Also, notably, it was the last album that Brian Jones played on for the Stones. The album comes to life in this astounding oversized collection of never-before-seen photographs by Michael Joseph, the photographer of the album’s whimsical inner sleeve. $295.00

Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling by David Bordwell. Based on Bordwell’s extensively researched blog entries, this book proves how truly fundamental 1940s films are to the current culture of movie making. Today’s filmmakers and fans alike owe these directors a debt of gratitude! $40.00 Studio 54 by Ian Schrager. The coolest nightclub you’ll never attend, the original Studio 54 lasted just three years, but oh, what a blast those three years were! This is the story from the man who founded the club, richly illustrated with many never-before-seen photos. $75.00 Herzog by Ebert by Roger Ebert, foreword by Werner Herzog. Behold! The ultimate collection of interviews, reviews, letters, and exchanges between the two titular greats. A must-read for fans of either Roger Ebert or Werner Herzog, this book catalogues not only the writing they have done for or about each other, but their long friendship. $25.00

Women Who Dared Blocks Thirty-two women who didn’t take “no” for an answer. These basswood cubes represent some of the finest examples of perseverance the world has ever seen. Stack them tall, or line them up – when you’re done, they nestle together in their own wooden tray. Made in U.S.A. $66.99

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The New Bohemians Handbook by Justina Blakeney. Let’s be honest: your house sucks. It’s uninspired, filled with clutter, and let’s not even get into the flow of energy. Fear not, your salvation is at hand! The New Bohemians Handbook will give you all the tools you need to feng your shui. Turn your crash pad into a domicile of tranquility and inspiration and truly embrace the meaning of “there’s no place like home.” $27.50 The House that Pinterest Built by Diane Keaton. Seriously, is there any endeavor at which Ms. Keaton doesn’t excel? Apart from being brilliant, funny, and a sartorial pioneer, she’s also an absolute master of home transformation. In this book, she discusses inspirations that can only be described as achievements in the art of the dwelling. $65.00

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pascALEjandro: Alchemical Androgynous by Donatien Grau. Alejandro Jodorowsky & Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky are two wild and crazy artists, and it’s only fitting that a book of their combined body of work would be this vibrant and this necessary. The monograph comes with generous helpings of additional material from their colleagues and contemporaries; it’s like one big surrealist party, in book form. $30.00 Damien Hirst: Treasures from The Wreck of the Unbelievable: The Undersea Salvage Operation by Damien Hirst and Christoph Gerigk. A beautiful, limited-edition volume of photographs from the underwater excavation of Damien Hirst’s ambitious exhibition, Treasures from The Wreck of the Unbelievable. The exhibition showcases artifacts recovered from a fictional ancient shipwreck called the “Unbelievable,” devised by Hirst, and the accompanying photographic documentation by esteemed photographer Christoph Gerigk makes this an astounding collection. $100.00

Alex Israel Bret Easton Ellis by Michael Tolkin. The artist Alex Israel and author Bret Easton Ellis collaborated on a uniquely LA exhibition of paintings for Gagosian Gallery in 2016. These works are collected here, with thoughtful essays by Michael Tolkin and Hans Ulrich Obrist. $100.00 Ed Ruscha: Extremes and In-Betweens by Yve-Alain Bois and Ben Eastham. Ruscha’s works have always crudely mirrored who we are and who we’re becoming. His latest series does just that, painting a playground highlighting the dynamics of American vernacular. $80.00 Andy Warhol: Seven Illustrated Books 1952–1959 by Reuel Golden. Chances are even minor works from the Pop Art master exceed your budget, but fret not! The next best thing is within your grasp. Owning this smart collection of Warhol’s early promotional illustrations will leave you feeling like a superstar. $200.00 Dali and Disney: Destino (Limited Edition) by David A. Bossert. Destino, the story of the god Chronos and his mortal love Dahlia, is the result of a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali, and it is just as trippy and gorgeous as it sounds. This limited-edition volume comes with a high-def screen that plays the entire film. It also features all 150 works of storyboard art by Dali, as well as the original animation test frames produced in 1946. $250.00 Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife by Pamela Bannos. Vivian Maier’s masterful street photography was not discovered until after her death; this left a lot of space for myths and legends to weave themselves into her life story, building an image of an ordinary nanny who just happened to take incredible photos. Bannos’ authoritative biography unravels the mystery behind Maier, showing her as a true visionary, rather than just a savant, and exploring her little-known family and private life. $35.00


The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Fashion by Katie Sommerville, Lydia Kamitsis and Danielle Whitfield. Exploring the history and influence of The House of Dior, these three authors utilize an extensive collection of photos to bring their account to life. This book details the designers and looks that made Dior a legendary name in fashion from 1947 to now. $65.00 Rebel Threads: Clothing of the Bad, Beautiful & Misunderstood by Roger K. Burton. The ultimate formal survey of an ultimately informal and fluid form of self-expression. Nobody is more qualified to put this book together than Roger K. Burton, a man who not only lived the mod life, but presented the era many times on film and devoted his life to its preservation. $50.00

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Dresses to Dream About by Christian Siriano. We remember Christian Siriano when he was just a goofy 21-year-old prodigy on Project Runway; now he’s dressing stars like Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna, and First Lady Michelle Obama. This book takes you through the behind-the-scenes process of making a Siriano gown, from inspiration to sketch to finished design, complete with photos and commentary by the designer himself. $45.00

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John Galliano: Unseen by Robert Fairer, Claire Wilcox, and André Leon Talley. A backstage fashion photographer, fashion curator, and former editor at Vogue America walk into a bar. Instantly we’re transported into a lavish experience, sifting through the playful but complex designs that are John Galliano. $60.00 Culture Chanel: The Woman Who Reads by Jean LouisFroment. This book accompanies an exhibit curated by Jean LouisFroment, taking readers on a journey through Gabrielle Chanel’s literary influences. Learn who helped shape the epochal figure of the fashion world (and then read their books, too). $300.00

Art Oracles What would Picasso, Kahlo, or Pollack advise? Let sage words from 50 of the world’s greatest artists guide your way. Oracle cards come with a booklet of artist biographies as well as instructions on tapping into inspiration in both life and art. $14.99

But is it Art? Canvas Pouch What better way to carry art supplies or make-up brushes while pondering. 6.25" x 10". Made in the U.S.A. $14.99

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Catalina by Liska Jacobs. to Bret Easton A debut novel drawing comparisons is the deliriously Ellis and Patricia Highsmith, Catalina self-destruction. into dark tale of one woman’s descent inating place to fasc a is Protagonist Elsa Fisher’s mind $15.00 e. ther live ’t don visit, but be happy you

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie. In his new book, the legendary Booker Prize winner follows the billionaire Golden fam ily as they move into an immensely rich, closed-off New York City neighborhood. The story begins as Oba ma is inaugurated, and promises to utilize Rushdie’s mas terful control of socio-politically driven fiction. $28.99

ries by Tom Hanks. Uncommon Type: Some Sto is Tom Hanks the one thing a, eric In a bitterly divided Am s. The beloved, Oscar-winwe can all agree on? Perhap ionado’s first collection of ning actor and typewriter afic wit, charm, and a keen eye for short stories – packed with anyone and everyone on detail – makes a fine gift for your list this year. $26.95

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Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss. New York Times-bestselling author Nicole Krauss bring s us another gem with this novel about self-discovery, starting over, and second chances. The charisma and charm of Forest Dark’s characters make them easy to relate to despite the unlikely circumstances in which they find themselves. $27.99

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Sourdough by Robin Sloan. The new novel from the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore introduces Lois Clary, a Bay Area software engineer who takes on a sourdough starter as a pseudo-roommate, opening herself up to a vibrant community of farmers, bakers, and food lovers. If you think this sounds fun, witty, and wacky, you’re right! It’s also a timely meditation on the value of work and human connection. $26.00 Ar temis by Andy We ir. First, Weir came for Mars. Now, he’s comi ng for the moon. Read thi s thrilling new nove l before he comes for you. $27.0 0

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Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly. The wait is almost over! Two Kinds of Truth mark s the return of Harry Bosch in Connelly’s longest-running and most popular series. In this entry, the protagonist finds himself dealing with both a small town crime and a killer from his past. An LA native, Connelly is a Book Soup favor ite. $29.00 rg. Gangster Nation by Tod Goldbe , this sequel to saga e ertin A new entry in the Sal Cup entine action of serp ty, grit the all ises Gangsterland prom rg has been favorably a classic Black Mask serial. Goldbe Carl Hiaasen, and has compared to Elmore Leonard and the genre as Bill of been praised by such luminaries Beverly and Lee Child. $28.00

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler. We devoured this gritty novel about a sex-obsessed teen the way main character Cole devours pornography. All the Dirty Parts is a brutally honest, colored-outside-of-the-lines modern day coming-of-age story with less love and more, well, sex. $22.00

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See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. Schmidt is a master storyteller and displays that gift clearly here in this murder story about so much more than murder. You think your family is messed up? Just wait until you hear about the Bordens. $26.00

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman. Hodgman is known for hilarious, thoughtful observations on civility, mechanics, and just about everything else, but nature? A man takes his family on vacation in the great outdoors, recalls his childhood, and ponders his future with the humor you’d expect. $25.00

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David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium by David Sedaris and Jeffrey Jenkins. Forty years of diary entries from America’s preeminent humorist. This collection is richly illustrated by Jeffrey Jenkins, and includes interactive pieces and never-beforeseen photos of David and his family. As with all Sedaris books, you’ll revisit this one again and again. $50.00

Devotion by Patti Smith. a Smith’s Just Kids was more than just a memoir: it was ian, music punk ering pione the from reason to live. The latest on ation medit a is r winne Award Book nal poet, and Natio to the creative process and the art of writing, promising 0 $18.0 e. be as inspirational as the rest of her oeuvr s String Theory Sock acoustic, or air, ic, ctr ele Whether it’s your life will love the guitar player in 0.99 these bad boys. $1

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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This history book comes from the personal perspective of a black writer dissecting the Obama administration. Coates – author of Between the World and Me – analyzes each individual year of Obama’s eight in the oval office, bringing to light changes in social and political culture during and immediately after that period. $28.00 What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner. A current events book that isn’t a downer is hard to come by these days, but we’re looking forward to what esteemed journalist Dan Rather has to say in this collection of essays. $22.95 Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America’s Greatest Unsolved Murder by Piu Eatwell. The murder of Elizabeth Short was the first one many recall being fascinated by and, until now, there hasn’t been a book that’s done it justice. This one covers everything from the gruesome details of the crime itself to its portrayal in the media to its widespread popularity decades later. Eatwell includes startling new clues as well as pages from Short’s own notebook in this shockingly juicy read. It’ll make your blood as cold as the case itself. $26.95

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Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America by Steven J. Ross. At first blush, this reads like a work of fiction! Ross makes history more thrilling than the most beloved spy novel on your bookshelf. Leon Lewis sounds like a real life James Bond. $30.00

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Los Angeles Map Journal This refillable light brown leather journal is a writer’s dream; both unique and practical. Etched with a map of the City of Angels, it comes with a Moleskine journal. When that’s filled up, just cruise on by and get a replacement. 6"x9". Made in U.S.A. $104.99

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Waiting for the Punch by Marc Maron. Mr. Maron is pretty much regarded as a national treasure on account of his WTF podcast. If Terry Gross ever desires to retire, this gentleman would be a worthy successor. This wide-ranging collection of his interviews is variously surprising, engaging, and inspiring. $27.99

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The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager by Ned Colletti and Joseph A. Reeves. With a nine-year career as the Dodgers’ GM, Ned Colletti takes you inside the world of baseball from a general manager’s perspective. The ups, downs, egos, players, salaries, victories, and defeats: Colletti oversaw the Dodgers through it all. Here is your very own box seat to a career in baseball that’s as unforgettable as a Dodger dog. $28.00

Dark City: The Real Los Angeles Noir by Jim Heimann. Filled with absolutely stunning images and insane tabloid headlines from our own Sunset Strip and the rest of Los Angeles in the 1920s–1960s, Dark City is a gorgeous yet horrifying glimpse into the darkest sides of this city we love so much. A fantastic gift for true crime lovers, especially those who happen to be Angelinos. $100.00 Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated by Shea Serrano. You know those questions you’ve been yelling at the screen while watching the NBA finals? Serrano yells back, with answers that are savagely entertaining. This illustrated collection will help you settle that one bet, lingering from a decade ago, about who really deserves to be MVP. $19.99

Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions by Stephen Colbert and The Staff of The Late Show. Colbert’s humor and honesty are always a breath of fresh air. Midnight Confessions, inspired by the late night segment, serves as just that: honest bits with a splash of humor, requesting forgiveness for the little things. $19.99

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the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur. The highly anticipated follow-up to New York Times bestseller, milk and honey. Rupi Kaur is back with a collection of poems divided into five chapters named for the growth cycle of a flower, and punctuated with her quintessential illustrations. Readers are in for another revelatory, affecting work from the poetess tour-de-force. $16.99

California Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne Mansfield: As Portrayed by Walter Fischer by Walter Fischer,, intro. by Kenneth Anger. Satanism and sex kitten Jayne Mansfield in one book? Our camp-loving hearts are aflutter. This photo collection follows the relationship of Mansfield and Satanist church founder Anton LaVey from Mansfield’s Barbie-pink LA palace to the Church of Satan HQ in SF. It’s positively diabolical! $39.95

99 Stormtroopers Join the Empire by Greg Stones. A hilarious and fun book for any Star Wars fan. Nostalgic but fresh, this simple tale of woe (for the Empire) and joy (for the Rebels) laments and celebrates the standard (or lack thereof) of Imperial Stormtroopers. Hours of fun for those who love to nerd out! $14.95

Unqualified by Anna Faris, foreword by Chris Pratt. The hilarious Anna Faris brings her advice on life and love to print. Based on her podcast of the same name, Unqualified promises to be a reference book for the ages. $28.00 Atlas Pen Holder Bright and shiny, this guy makes even a pencil look mighty. The perfect dash of desk panache. 6"x31/2" $93.99

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Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Divya Srinivasan. Neil Gaiman has written a slew of children’s books, but Cinnamon is perhaps his most magical. A lonely princess, who cannot see or speak, receives a visit from an extraordinary tiger who can speak, and who has an awful lot to say. “Now I am here to teach the girl-cub to talk.” The poignant beauty of this tale is perfectly matched with the book’s exquisite illustrations. An instant classic. (Ages 4–8) $17.99

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Skin Again by bell hooks. Your skin only tells one part of your story, to know someone you have to look inside. bell hooks teaches us how to love our skin while learning to look deeper. Open your heart and share this lesson of love with future generations to come. (Ages 4–8) $12.99

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. Red is an old oak tree known as a wishtree: people come and tie their wishes to her branches, whispering their most secret desires to her. When a young Muslim girl named Samar wishes for a friend, Red enlists the help of her animal friends to make Samar’s wish come true. In her usual funny and engaging style, Katherine Applegate weaves a timely and heart-warming story in the vein of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder and Alex Gino’s George. (Ages 8–12) $16.99 You Don’t Want a Unicorn by Ame Dyckman. You definitely DON’T want a unicorn! They shed and scratch and can’t be house-trained, and worst of all, they always invite more unicorns over to party! These bright and colorful illustrations are bound to keep kids laughing with every reread. (Ages 3–6) $16.99

Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz. Feminist Baby knows what she likes, and she’s not going to let traditional gender roles get in the way! This hilarious board book is a must-have for new parents who want an early introduction to feminism for their little ones. (Ages 2–4) $12.99 Sarabella’s Thinking Cap by Judy Schachner. While the other kids are doing math problems, Sarabella’s head is in the clouds. No matter what she tries, she’s always distracted by lots of different ideas. Will she ever find a way to express all her interesting thoughts to her teacher? Judy Schachner’s lovely, eccentric illustrations bring beauty to the idea that everyone’s mind works differently. (Ages 5–8) $17.99 So Many Feet by Nichole Mara, illustrated by Alexander Vidal. This adorable board book takes as its clever theme the multifarious kinds of feet in the animal kingdom, along with the functions for which they’ve adapted. Polar bears have “snow feet,” sloths have “hanging feet,” bats have “snatchy feet,” and so on. My favorite of course is the blue-footed booby, which “does a special dance.” (It sure does; Google it!) The book wraps up nicely by asking what sort of feet the reader has; whimsical illustrations and offbeat choices make it a delightful read. (Ages 1–3) $12.95

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Wooden Robot Kit Design and create the old fashioned way. Three wooden robots, three sticker sheets, 12 assorted paints, and two brushes are included. The perfect art project for those who delight in “making something.” $45.99


Warcross by Marie Lu. Like the rest of the world, Emika is obsessed with Warcross, an interactive, virtual reality battle game. In a desperate attempt to make the money she needs to pay her mounting debts, Emi accidentally glitches herself into the middle of the Warcross championship game in front of the entire world. The last thing she expects is an invitation to Tokyo from Hideo Tanaka, the famed creator of Warcross, to enter the tournament as a player and as his personal spy. Marie Lu starts off her new series with an exciting, action-packed sci-fi adventure. (Ages 12+) $18.99

All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis. On her fifteenth birthday, Speth must enter into a society that requires adults to pay for every word they speak, starting with a sponsored Last Day speech. After witnessing a horrifying act by a friend while on the way to make her speech, Speth retreats into a silence that sends the media into a frenzy and that may inspire a revolution. With his fast-paced debut, Gregory Scott Katsoulis creates a fascinating and detailed dystopian world that fans of The Hunger Games will devour. (Ages 13+) $18.99

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Starr has to balance living in two opposite worlds, one white and one black, until she witnesses her childhood friend be murdered by a police officer and her worlds collide. Dealing with the reality of injustice and the process of finding your voice, The Hate U Give is gripping and challenges your perceptions of your classmates, family, and friends. (Ages 14+) $17.99

Wild: Endangered Animals in Living Motion by Dan Kainen. Eight different endangered animals are brought to life in the latest addition to the bestselling Photicular series. From pandas to bumblebees to elephants, these moving illustrations, accompanied by kid-friendly profiles of each animal, are sure to enrapture parents and their little ones alike. (Ages 8–12) $25.95

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Queer, There, and Everywhere by Sarah Prager. Sarah Prager presents a diverse and nuanced look at queer people throughout history. From Joan of Arc to George Takei, these mini-biographies take the reader on a trip through twenty-three extraordinary lives. This thoughtful and inspiring book is perfect for anyone interested in queer history. (Ages 12+) $17.99 Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore. Jane receives an invitation to a mysterious mansion from an old friend, an invitation she promised her recently deceased aunt she would take. Amid the strangers and extravagance of the house, Jane makes a choice that will change her life. Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling,, returns with a brilliant exploration of genres, delving into mystery, horror, romance, and fantasy. Old fans and new are in for a wild ride involving stolen art, a secret society, missing children, and lots of fancy umbrellas. (Ages 14+) $18.99 Star Thief by Lindsey Becker. Whisked away from her dull life by the mysterious Mapmaker, Honorine is not sure who to trust in the ancient battle between steampunk pirates and constellations come to life. The answer, she discovers, lies with the secrets of her own origins. This exciting book is a must-read for any lovers of great fantasy stories! (Ages 9–12) $16.99 Wooden Bunny Stacking Toy Build the rabbit by stacking the rings in any order; the result is always delightful. Made from sustainably harvested wood and non-toxic water-based varnish. $27.99 Odette the Ostrich Soft, plush, and unique, with the sweetest of faces and a length of 20", this endearing fuzz ball is looking for arms to be cuddled in. $33.99


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Stolen Riches Shoelaces Yup, that’s right, shoelaces. Beautifully crafted and created in the most extraordinary colors and patterns known to humans, they’re the ultimate fashion statement, sure to add pizzazz to the dullest of brogues. Made in Canada. $21.99

Paint Splatter Journal Lush navy velvet splattered with gold paint makes for one luxurious journal. At 300 pages, there’s room for lists of aspirations, daydreams, or just plain ramblings. Designed in Philadelphia, 6"x4", lined. $20.99

Happy Notepad Gold foiled note cards in assorted bright colors are bound together and topped with a heavy stock cover. Perfect for conveying messages of warmth and good-will. Doesn’t the world need a huge dose of that right about now? Designed and produced in both Europe and the U.S.A. $20.99

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Plattan II Red Headphones Flexible 3D hinges with extra isolating ear cushions provide outstandingly clear and well defined sound. Add a fabric cord, built in mic and remote, they’re perfect for a jog around the block or hanging out in your favorite chair listening to music. $104.99

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eLITist Pronouncatiation Cards Don’t sit idly by while your friends mispronounce your favorite author’s name. Passive-aggresively hand them a card with the correct pronounciation instead. Set of 12 3.5"x2" cards. Exclusive to Book Soup! $4.99

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Evil Eye Flask This nifty brass flask with a stainless steel-lined interior fits beautifully into a jacket pocket. Filled with spirits of your choosing, this vessel will have you imbibing in chic style. 3.5"x4.5" $27.99


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ISABEL ALLENDE with Carolyn Kellogg discussing & signing In the Midst of Winter at The Skirball Cultural Center. Tickets are now available at Eventbrite.com

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DREW FRIEDMAN with Merrill Markoe discusses & signs Drew Friedman’s Chosen People

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LAUREN SANDERS, with Denise Hamilton, discusses & signs The Book of Love & Hate

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LARRY GROBEL presents & signs Screenplays (Vol. 1) and Screenplays (Vol. 2)

SATURDAY, DEC. 9, 4PM

RONNIE SCHNEIDER discusses & signs Out of Our Heads: Rolling Stones, Beatles & Me

MONDAY, DEC. 11, 7PM

LEONARD CARPENTER discusses & signs Lusitania Lost

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13, 7PM

SAM WASSON discusses & signs Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art

THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 7PM

ON LOVE & WRITING ABOUT THE SELF: Panel discussion featuring Melissa Febos, Merritt Tierce, Mark SaFranko, Lisa Eve Cheby & David A Rojas. Moderated by Dave Willis.

FRIDAY, DEC. 15, 6PM

SCOTT IAN discusses & signs Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life

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