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BURNING DOWN THE HAUS: PUNK ROCK, REVOLUTION & THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL BY TIM MOHR • Punk never had it easy, and

being associated with it in the late ’70s and early ’80s was a testament to individuality and fortitude. Now factor in secret police, jack-booted cops, and exile from family and friends, and you’ve got the East German punk scene. This is the chronicle of how punk broke the status quo and helped lead to the destruction of the Berlin Wall. $28.95

MY LOVE STORY: A MEMOIR BY TINA TURNER

• At last, here’s the story of the legendary Tina Turner, as told by the queen of rock & roll herself. A force of nature whose talent and creativity were forged in the fire that was Ike Turner, only to rise from the violence and abuse to become a worlddominating performer. We don’t need another hero because creation gave us Tina Turner. $28.00 C

THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD: AN ORAL HISTORY BY NICK

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• Delve into the wonderful, hilarious relationship between Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally as they chronicle the their 18-year partnership through anecdotes, pictures, and in-depth discussions on love. These two Book Soup favorites created an endearing and characteristically raunchy book that will delight both dedicated fans and anyone interested in pure, unadulterated honesty (and sex jokes). $28.00

FEUDING FAN DANCERS: FAITH BACON, SALLY RAND, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE SHOWGIRL BY LESLIE ZEMECKIS • If you love stories of

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doe-eyed ladies of the stage, losing their lives to barbiturates under the harsh spotlight of “fame and fortune,” then get ready: Zemeckis, a burlesque historian and herself a dancer, delivers truths both harsh and valid. You won’t be able to put this one down. $26.00

STANLEY KUBRICK PHOTOGRAPHS: THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS BY LUC SANTE

• Before directing his pioneering films,

Kubrick honed his eye as a photographer on the staff of Look Magazine. Striking in their own right, the photos gathered in this beautiful Taschen edition provide insight into the artistic growth of one of cinema’s most virtuosic visual storytellers. $70.00

PURPLE BY RANDEE ST. NICHOLAS

• “The beautiful ones always smash the picture, always every time.” Randee St. Nicholas photographed Prince for over two decades, capturing the Purple One both onstage and off. Additionally, her personal essays and photograph captions give the reader new depth and insight into the enigmatic and private world of the artist formally and now forever known as Prince. $65.00

BRUCE W. TALAMON: SOUL. R&B. FUNK. PHOTOGRAPHS 1972–1982 BY BRUCE TALAMON

AND PEARL CLEAGE • Here’s your backstage pass to the golden era of soul, R&B, and funk. For two decades Talamon was at ground zero of this dynamo of a music scene, camera in hand. Everyone from Diana Ross to Earth, Wind & Fire, to Gil Scott-Heron to Al Green to Chaka Khan (to name a few) are presented in exquisite, colorful detail. Get ready to get your groove on! $70.00

MUSIC GENIUS PLAYING CARDS

Your lonely game of solitaire will feel less lonely when you spice up your game with cards featuring your favorite musicians. Each suit is represented by a different genre of music but the true stars of the deck are the jokers, Björk and David Bowie! $9.99


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THE MOVIE MISQUOTE GAME

IN PIECES BY SALLY FIELD

• An intimate look into the difficult early life and accomplished career of one of the greatest and most revered actresses of our time, Sally Field’s new memoir is the gracefully written page-turner you’d expect from the Academy Award-winner. $29.00 C

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THE COEN BROTHERS: THIS BOOK REALLY TIES THE FILMS TOGETHER BY ADAM NAYMAN

• Film critic Adam Nayman explores the idea of a cohesive theme throughout the Coen Brothers’ films through analysis and biographical study. It’s a ride as wild as the brothers’ films and, like the Stranger says, “I don’t know about you but I take comfort in that.” $40.00

LED ZEPPELIN BY LED ZEPPELIN •

This photo collection traces the history of the band that changed everything, from their small club debut to their record-breaking arena performances. Curated by all of the surviving band members, this is the book equivalent of their opus film The Song Remains the Same. $69.95

BLOWING THE BLOODY DOORS OFF: AND OTHER LESSONS IN LIFE BY SIR MICHAEL CAINE • Sir Michael is an inspiration to everybody

who has risen from dire poverty by virtue of a strong family background plus talent, humor, and integrity. A brilliant raconteur. Thank you for your work, Sir. $28.00

MONK!: THELONIOUS, PANNONICA, AND THE FRIENDSHIP BEHIND A MUSICAL REVOLUTION BY YOUSSEF DAOUDI • Monk! is the story of an

unlikely but real friendship, brought to life in swirling, bustling pen and ink by an exciting new voice in the world of graphic literature. You can expect this one to be a fresh and exciting take on a somewhat obscure but very fascinating story. $24.99

JOHN WATERS: INDECENT EXPOSURE

BY KRISTEN HILEMAN • This extensive retrospective explores

ENTERTAINMENT

Think Cards Against Humanity™ for the movie buff crowd. $24.99

the miraculous career of one of counterculture’s greatest champions (and one of Book Soup’s favorite regulars). Cinephiles and pop culture enthusiasts are sure to drool over this hardcover compendium. $50.00

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VOGUE X MUSIC BY VOGUE MAGAZINE

• Fashion and music make a handsome

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couple. Celebrate the excesses, glamour, and undeniable star power of the likes of Bowie, Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, and so many others. Not only do they make sick beats, but they look great doing it. $65.00

JIM HEIMANN: 20TH CENTURY ALCOHOL & TOBACCO ADS BY JIM HEIMANN & STEVEN

HELLER • No one can deny a beautiful woman or a handsome gent sucking down a smooth Camel, and the luscious ads in this collection can prove it! Go on... Take a shot, light up, and kick back with this amazing testament to corporate self-interest and wanton self-destruction. $40.00

PROTEST: THE AESTHETICS OF RESISTANCE

BY BASIL ROGGER, JONAS VOGELI, AND RUEDI WIDMER • This collection of art and text explores the

ideas of protest and resistance: how they’ve changed with technological advances, as well as new difficulties faced in a world smaller than ever before. Active resistance is art, and “if I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution!” $29.95

HERMÈS POP UP BY PATRICK THOMAS

• Always wanted an Hermès scarf, but found it was a little out of your price range? Now you or a stylish loved one can own fourteen of the brand’s iconic textile designs, in the form of a luxury pop-up book! This whimsical collection encapsulates the Hermès theme for 2018, “let’s play.” $35.00

I TOO SING AMERICA: THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE AT 100 BY WIL HAYGOOD

• Lasting from approximately 1918 to the mid-’30s, the Harlem Renaissance was a massive surge in black arts. Now, a century after its beginning, this collection gorgeously illustrates that fruitful period of artistic magnificence through paintings, prints, photography, ephemera, and more. Presented in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art. $55.00

THE SWIMMING POOL IN PHOTOGRAPHY

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BY FRANCIS HODGSON • Even during the holidays, we may be convinced to dive into sparkling waters when those triple digits hit. Indulge that craving with this vast history, from ancient public bath rituals to backyard pools. This stunning book features imagery from Joel Meyerowitz, Gigi Cifali, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and many more. $55.00

MODERN ARTISTS DOLL SET

These unique peg dolls are handcrafted using fair trade practices in a small shop in Bogota, Colombia, and hand-painted by local artisans using water-based materials. Perfect for young artists, or art lovers of all ages. $46.99


TONY DUQUETTE’S DAWNRIDGE

BY HUTTON WILKINSON AND TIM STREET-PORTER • To appropriate from the legendary

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Sir Michael Caine, “not many people know about this.” Duquette was assistant to designers like William Haines and Elsie de Wolfe, and, wow, did he make design his own! His homes are impossible to define, but have massively influenced decor since, with his high/low, bespoke/found items whimsicality. $75.00

These stunning natural amethysts (the February birthstone) from Brazil are mounted on an iron stand, and ready to add a bit of sparkle to your home or office. Each piece is unique, varying in size, color, and shape. $31.99

NINTH STREET WOMEN: KRASNER, DE KOONING, HARTIGAN, MITCHELL, AND FRANKENTHALER: FIVE PAINTERS & THE MOVEMENT THAT CHANGED MODERN ART BY MARY GABRIEL • For Lee Krasner,

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Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell, the art world was a man’s world. These five women changed all of that. Not to be outdone by their male counterparts, these fierce female voices of abstract painting set the world on fire with the best of them, and in the process they changed art forever. $35.00

ALEX PRAGER: SILVER LAKE DRIVE

BY ALEX PRAGER • Alex Prager’s work has

traveled the world, and now you can experience it in your own home with this gorgeous retrospective filled with more than 120 of her most memorable compositions. Prager’s surreal, wholly original, Technicolor “film still” aesthetic will appeal to fans of Cindy Sherman, David Lynch, and the greats of Hollywood’s golden age. This striking hardcover package is the perfect gift for anyone keeping their finger on the pulse of contemporary art. $60.00

PARADISE IS NOW: PALM TREES IN ART BY BRET EASTON ELLIS AND LEIF RANDT • Including such marquee names

as Baldessari, Hockney, Ruscha, and more, this collection explores implications of the palm as a symbol both in regional artwork, and across cultures. There’s more to this evergreen (yep!) than meets the eye. $59.95

CHANEL: THE KARL LAGERFELD CAMPAIGNS BY PATRICK MAURIÈS AND KARL LAGERFELD • Chanel was all but moribund when

Lagerfeld took its reins in the 1980s. Remember the outrage when he began deconstructing the classic canon: amping it up (some would say vulgarizing), literally turning pieces inside out, verging at times on parody. Lagerfeld proved wildly successful, revitalizing the label and renewing its au courant status. He also minted himself a photographer, and Chanel includes 600 of his pictures, tracking his journey to the last tailored sleeve and entwined CC logo. $75.00

BIRD MUG ETERNALLY RITZ BY LAURE VERCHÈRE • Enjoy Assouline’s treat-

ment of the storied Ritz Paris hotel and its lovely pedigree. Tons of history, talent, and beauty reside in its bones. $85.00

Let your freak flag fly first thing in the morning.

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THE SHAPE OF THE RUINS BY JUAN GABRIEL VÁSQUEZ • It’s 2018: the perfect year for a

political conspiracy thriller! Drawing on the violent past of Colombian politics, this novel exorcises history’s demons through narrative storytelling while keeping the reader entertained. $27.00

KILLING COMMENDATORE BY HARUKI MURAKAMI • The latest from the internationally

acclaimed author of Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and Kafka on the Shore is a novel of Ideas (with a capital I). Literary fiction fans are sure to delight at the labyrinthine exploration of art, love, and war, and will appreciate its elements of homage to The Great Gatsby. $30.00

RIDDANCE: OR THE SYBIL JOINES VOCATIONAL SCHOOL FOR GHOST SPEAKERS & HEARINGMOUTH CHILDREN BY SHELLEY JACKSON • There’s a reason Kelly Link calls Shelley

Jackson a writer of “extraordinary, uncanny power.” This spellbinding tale of children gifted with the ability to commune with the dead will keep horror enthusiasts up long past their bedtimes. $28.00

THE FERAL DETECTIVE BY JONATHAN LETHEM

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This intoxicating soap features notes of myrrh, vanilla, Egyptian musk, and french lavender. Handcrafted in small batches in Colorado, with sophisticated packaging, your senses will thank you. $11.99

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• Phoebe Siegler’s search for a missing girl leads her to Charles Heist, a hardboiled gumshoe whose mysterious past may hold the key to finding Phoebe’s lost friend. Lethem’s triumphant return to detective fiction is a timely, politically charged foray into the Mojave Desert. $26.99

THE PISCES BY MELISSA BRODER

• Broder’s signature voice, recognizable from her searing, candid, and relatable essay

collection So Sad Today, is insightful, uncomfortably visceral, and bizarre. Bridging magical realism, literary erotica, and philosophy, this seductive debut novel explores the absurdity of human existence, cosmic connection, and society’s search for meaning in a way that will have you cringing and crying, laughing, and hanging on every word. $25.00

J.D. SALINGER BOXED SET

BY J.D. SALINGER • Fans of Salinger, rejoice!

This hardcover collection contains classics The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, Nine Stories, and Seymour: An Introduction. Perfect for newcomers or for die-hard fans of Salinger’s equally beloved and infamous characters. $100.00

TO DO OR NOT TO DO NOTEPAD That is the question. $46.99


DARK SACRED NIGHT BY MICHAEL CONNELLY

• Two of Connelly’s most formidable creations, Harry Bosch and Renée Ballard, have teamed up and are off to tackle a cold case that has languished in the LAPD’s vault for twenty years. With sharply drawn characters and mastery of atmosphere, Dark Sacred Nights is sure to grab readers and not let go. $29.00

A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN: A NOVEL OF THE VANDERBILTS BY THERESE ANNE FOWLER

• The author of the bestselling Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald returns to Gilded Age New York in this elegant, delectable tale. Alva Vanderbilt cuts a captivating figure; known as a social climber, she divorced and became a fixture of the growing women’s movement. Her story is one of strength and perseverance just as much as it is one of lavish wealth and costume galas. $27.99 C

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THE BEST OF THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR: 10 YEARS OF ESSENTIAL SHORT HORROR FICTION EDITED BY ELLEN DATLOW • Editor Ellen

WIZARD OF OZ PUZZLE SET

Don’t be cowardly or weak of heart! Exercise your brain by defeating these five uniquely themed wood and metal puzzles, inspired by characters or devices from L. Frank Baum’s classic novel. $18.99

Datlow gathers her favorite horror stories published over the past decade in her The Best Horror of the Year anthologies. Perfect for readers who want the absolute best that contemporary horror writers have to offer. $17.99

GONE SO LONG

BY ANDRE DUBUS III • Dubus’ new

novel promises to be an intense, gritty journey. The family at the center of Gone So Long is marked by trauma so deep that the fissures of their past misdeeds seem irreparable. True to his reputation, Dubus finds ways to dig them out and point them in the direction of redemption. $27.95

COLOR STUDIES COASTER SET These bold graphic coasters from Post Studio are handmade in Los Angeles using birch wood and resin. $30.99

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BY GEORGE SAUNDERS & ILLUSTRATOR CHELSEA CARDINAL • The

latest hardcover release from the author of Lincoln in the Bardo is an equally strange and compassionate fable told by a fox who hasn’t quite mastered the art of speaking “Yuman.” Accessible and humane, this novella is the perfect literary stocking stuffer. $17.00

WHITE DANCING ELEPHANTS BY CHAYA

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• This provocative and dizzying debut collection explores the experiences of women of color— a schizophrenic artist, orphans in India, slaves in Portugal. The Dzanc Books Short Story Prize winner is a complex, compassionate read that should not be missed. $16.95

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FOOD AND DRINK INFOGRAPHICS: A VISUAL GUIDE TO CULINARY PLEASURES

BY SIMONE KLABIN • You know

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what cookbooks lack? Deft data visualization. Luckily, your 20th-century cookbook days are over and your 21st-century cookbook days have just begun! Tips, techniques, recipes, and more are all here, and all in the form of amazing and easy-to-digest infographics. (And if you don’t know what an infographic is, well, there’s an infographic for that!) $70.00

LET’S EAT FRANCE!

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RÉGIS GAUDRY

• Here is a

book sure to wow the Francophile and foodie in your life. In addition to recipes like ratatouille and pot-au-feu, you get profiles of literary food icons such as Colette and Victor Hugo, a roundup of cheeses by region, and guides to the bread, wine, and oysters of France. Bon appétit! $50.00

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OTTOLENGHI SIMPLE BY YOTAM

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• You have no excuse now when it comes to making fantastic home-cooked meals. Ottolenghi delivers 130 Middle Eastern recipes that can be made in thirty minutes or less using pantry staples and a single pot. In addition to wonderful recipes, it’s also packed with mouthwatering photos. $35.00

ALL ABOUT CAKE BY CHRISTINA TOSI

• Cake! We love cake! No, seriously, WE LOVE CAKE. Christina Tosi gets it. Christina Tosi has written a book that is all about cake. You can tell because it is called All About Cake. Cake is king. Buy this book and learn about cake. Then make cake. Then eat cake. Then send some cake to us so we, too, can be eating cake. $35.00

ALMONDS, ANCHOVIES, AND PANCETTA: A VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK, KIND OF BY CAL

PETERNELL • Peternell puts vegetables

front and center in this new cookbook. What about the meat, you ask? Well, as advertised it’s almonds (the meat of the plant world), anchovies, and pancetta, adding a satisfyingly savory heft to your vegetable dishes. Simple ingredients combine with easy-to-use recipes to make quick, economical, flavorful meals. $25.99

BESTIA: ITALIAN RECIPES CREATED IN THE HEART OF L.A. BY ORI MENASHE • Italy has some

of the most incredible food in the world, but it is very far away. Why travel all the way there when you can stay here in L.A. and have the same delicious dishes? With this aesthetically pleasing and well-curated cookbook from one of the area’s most buzzed-about restaurants, you can dazzle your tastebuds without the jetlag. $35.00

ISRAELI SOUL: EASY, ESSENTIAL, DELICIOUS BY MICHAEL SOLOMONOV AND STEVEN COOK • In this follow-up to their indispensible

Zahav, Solomonov and Cook weave together food and history to create a warm, inviting look into Israeli cuisine. Recipes for traditional meals and street foods, from hummus to ice cream, are outlined with ease, and beautifully illustrated. You can practically taste the authors’ enthusiasm! $35.00

WINE READS: A LITERARY ANTHOLOGY OF WINE WRITING EDITED BY JAY MCINERNEY • A literary

blend with bright hints of novel excerpts, fruity short fiction tannins, deep memoir aromas, and a bold narrative nonfiction finish. A.J. Liebling, Michael Dibdin, and Jim Harrison are just a few of the authors bottled and aged to perfection in this unique and excellent vintage. $27.00


ARTFUL HAND MIRROR

Your reflection won’t be the only good-looking thing on this hand-painted mirror from Peru. $30.99

HOW TO BE A GOOD CREATURE: A MEMOIR IN THIRTEEN ANIMALS

BY SY MONTGOMERY, ILLUSTRATED BY REBECCA GREEN • Montgomery (The Soul of an

Octopus) is a naturalist, world traveler, and prolific author. In this extended meditation, she elaborates upon how empathizing with other species can help us realize our humanity and connection to the earth. Anyone who loved James Herriot’s All Creatures... series will be enchanted. $20.00

NIGHT MOVES

BY JESSICA HOPPER • Chicago: City of Big Shoulders, The

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Channel your inner diva and slay your way through household chores. $16.99

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WHISKEY IN A TEACUP: WHAT GROWING UP IN THE SOUTH TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, AND BAKING BISCUITS BY REESE WITHERSPOON

• The Academy Award-winning actress, producer, book lover, and native Louisianan shares the joys of Southern living and the many ways her upbringing informs her life, from recipes to hairstyling techniques. This book is guaranteed to warm up any holiday gathering. $35.00

SMALL FRY: A MEMOIR BY LISA BRENNAN-JOBS

• Brennan-Jobs’ story has been told in part by Hollywood films and biographers of her iconoclastic father, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. With this memoir, she’s finally telling her own story. It’s as much a look at her storied childhood as it is a nostalgic send-up of ’70s and ’80s California. $26.00

WHEN WOMEN RULED THE WORLD: SIX QUEENS OF EGYPT BY KARA COONEY

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Windy City, Second City… The Bleeding Edge of DJ Culture? Okay, maybe not, but Hopper’s hilarious memoir of her years behind the turntables will make you want to explore the city’s lesser-known corners with her. $15.95

• Men may be the dominant holders of power in today’s world, but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women like Cleopatra and Nefertiti held sway. So, what happened? Kara Cooney, author of The Woman Who Would be King, offers her exquisite insight on a time and culture where women ruled, and what we can learn from it now. $28.00

BUTTERSCOTCH DOUBLE BIRD BROOCH

Carved of resin in a Berkeley studio, this brooch has a vintage flair that looks like it was handed down from your Great Aunt Tilly. $48.99

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IMPOSSIBLE OWLS: ESSAYS BY BRIAN PHILLIPS

• Former Grantland writer Brian Phillips presents an indispensible work of participatory journalism, tackling oddball subjects from UFO abduction to the contents of Queen Elizabeth II’s handbag. These essays are packed with humor and insight. $16.00

HEY, MARFA: POEMS BY JEFFREY YANG

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• Marfa, TX, has long been an unlikely haven for artists (much like Yang’s home base of Beacon, NY). Using Marfa as a jumping-off point, the latest collection from the award-winning translator and poet is a kaleidoscopic exploration of art, culture, the desert landscape, displacement, and place. $20.00

TAKING THE ARROW OUT OF THE HEART BY ALICE WALKER • Presented in a

bilingual English and Spanish edition, this new collection by the National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple serves as a reminder of the poetry found in both activism and in everyday life. At 74, Walker remains one of our most important, revolutionary, and quintessential American artists. $25.00

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WELL-READ BLACK GIRL: FINDING OUR STORIES, DISCOVERING OURSELVES EDITED BY GLORY EDIM • This essay collection

brings together prominent black female writers (Morgan Jerkins, Tayari Jones, Gabourey Sidibe, Jesmyn Ward, and others) to discuss the importance of recognizing ourselves in the books we read. Curated by the founder of the Well-Read Black Girl platform, it’s essential reading for all who value representation in literature. $20.00

MONUMENT: POEMS NEW AND SELECTED

BY NATASHA TRETHEWEY • This collection from the Pulitzer Prize

winner and two-time U.S. Poet Laureate offers new and selected works exploring her deep interest in history, both personal and collective. Trethewey’s voice is an essential one in defining how we speak and think about race, identity, the future, and the past. $26.00

WHAT IF THIS WERE ENOUGH?: ESSAYS

BY HEATHER HAVRILESKY • You may have read Havrilesky’s work in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, or her advice column “Ask Polly” for The Cut. Her acute observation, incisive critique, and hilarious wit shine in these timely essays exploring what it means to be a human living in today’s endlessly bewildering world. $25.95

SUPREMES ENAMEL PIN

Show R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the female Supreme Court Justices with this charming pin. 10% of profits donated to the ACLU. $12.99

HALF-HAZARD: POEMS BY KRISTEN TRACY

• An exciting new voice in American poetry, Tracy explores the depths of despair in a quick-witted way, somehow both gut-wrenching and comical. Winner of the Emily Dickinson First Book Award from The Poetry Foundation for a debut by an American poet over 40, Half-Hazard is a gem to be discovered by anyone looking for an escape from this hazardous world. $16.00

THE FLAME: POEMS NOTEBOOKS LYRICS DRAWING BY LEONARD COHEN • From one

of the most celebrated singer songwriters of our time, here are the final works of Leonard Cohen. Soulful, burdened, beautiful, gone but not forgotten, these collected poems, sketches, and lyrics from Cohen’s private notebooks offer an intimate view of the late artist. $28.00


RICHE • This gorgeous coffee table book

documents the midcentury architecture found in Rancho Mirage, including work by the likes of William Cody and E. Stewart Williams. Most of these structures aren’t easily accessible for public viewing, so take advantage! $45.00

CITY OF ANGELS: HOUSES & GARDENS OF LA

BY JENNIFER ASH RUDICK • Take a tour of LA’s most elegant, eccentric, and quirky homes designed by today’s premier architects. From a midcentury modern Schindler house to a Pacific Palisades villa by Oliver Furth, these exquisite homes captured by photographer Firooz Zahedi show off LA’s rich, dynamic, and varied world of architecture and interior design. $75.00

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BY CHRISTOPHER RIOPELLE • The legendary

LA artist’s installation Course of Empire (2005) is mirrored against Thomas Cole’s five-picture cycle The Course of Empire (1830) for a fresh interpretation of both. Here, Cole’s operatic sweep of classic civilization’s rise and fall collides with Ruscha’s black and white photographs, enunciating the sly changes we often overlook in the quiet evaporation of urban decline. $25.00

ARCHITECTURAL GUIDEBOOK TO LOS ANGELES BY ROBERT WINTER AND DAVID GEBHARD • Revised and updated, this is the bible for

Los Angeles’s ever-shifting architectural landscape. LA is an architectural goldmine, century-old ranch houses mingling with midcentury mod wonders and sleek, ultramodern skyscrapers. Keep track of everything that’s coming up, going down, and standing strong against the earthquakes with this guide! $45.00

CALIFORNIA CRAZY: AMERICAN POP ARCHITECTURE BY JIM HEIMANN • California is an

innovator and originator, and this new Taschen tome demonstrates that creativity in the form of architecture. These eye-grabbing buildings were created to pull folks in and surround them with an experience. Lost or demolished buildings live on in this beautiful window into the past. $60.00

DEAR LOS ANGELES BY DAVID KIPEN • Curated by the founder of Boyle Heights

bookstore and lending library Libros Schmibros, this collection of letters and diary entries provides a kaleidoscopic look at a city through the eyes of its inhabitants. Fascinating, at times depressing, and always captivating, this book juxtaposes more than three centuries of writing to prove true the adage: the more things change, the more they stay the same. $26.00

HOLLYWOOD MODERN: HOUSES OF THE STARS BY MICHAEL STERN AND ALAN HESS

• The team behind Julius Shulman: Palm

Springs brings its expertise to Tinseltown dwellings built from the ’30s to the ’60s: some still extant, some no longer. The properties surveyed here are pedigreed both by architect and ownership. One of the fun things about researching LA’s historic houses is learning about the chain of custody, so to speak, among their illustrious creators and denizens. $55.00

THE LIBRARY BOOK BY SUSAN ORLEAN • Attention

bibliophiles! The award-winning Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief, unravels a mystery unsolved since the 1980s: the burning of a beloved LA library. Orlean never disappoints; her passion for her subject matter shines through on each and every page. $28.00

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MOD MIRAGE: THE MIDCENTURY ARCHITECTURE OF RANCHO MIRAGE BY MELISSA

CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPES: DIEBENKORN & THIEBAUD BY JOHN YAU

• A vibrant review of landscape paintings by close friends, Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn, centered on their adoration for California neighborhoods from the 1960s to today. From abstract depictions of beaches, to aerial views of places we’ve all been, these are experimental, poetic musings between painters we’ve yet to fully comprehend. $60.00

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THE NEW YORKER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARTOONS, DELUXE EDITION: A SEMI-SERIOUS A-TO-Z ARCHIVE EDITED BY

BOB MANKOFF • You know that person: the one whose collection of New Yorker magazines is more than a

problem, it’s a celestial body in danger of acquiring its own a gravitational pull. And all because of the cartoons! Now 3,000+ of those B&W bits of hilarity from 1924 to the present are in a handsome, limited edition set featuring signed, numbered prints by Roz Chast, Bruce Eric Kaplan, and Robert Mankoff. Comedy guaranteed; therapy not included. $800.00

ALMOST EVERYTHING: NOTES ON HOPE

PAPER FLOWER VASE WITH GREETING CARD Trendy yet

BY ANNE LAMOTT • Hope, wonder, wisdom,

joy… these things may feel hard to come by, and that is precisely why they’re more necessary than ever. Let Lamott’s warm, steady hand be your guide through the murkiest parts of the human condition to the light waiting on the other side. $20.00

functional this vase is sure to brighten up any room! Comes flat and ready to mail with a greeting card making it a great gift for loved ones near and far. $17.99

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21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

BY YUVAL NOAH HARARI • From the author of

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Sapiens and Homo Deus, this book probes the most prevalent issues surrounding humanity today. Harari considers the relevance of religion in the modern age, the rise of fake news, and what lessons should be passed on to our children, bringing together ideas explored in his previous works with sobering intelligence. $28.00

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HOPE NEVER DIES: AN OBAMA BIDEN MYSTERY BY ANDREW SHAFFER

• Don’t you miss Barry and Joe? The dream team, the bromance for the ages. Luckily, Andrew Shaffer understands your pain. This snappy, hilarious, and surprisingly deep thriller casts the former POTUS (and friend) as classic hardboiled detectives. The book holds up a mirror to our Obama nostalgia, and actually delivers some ass-kicking action! It’s a rollicking good noir, which will help you forget the toxic sludgepool that is our current government for a few hours. $14.99

BY LONELY PLANET • Those who travel, either

a little or a lot, know to trust Lonely Planet. Their guides are thoroughly researched, thoughtfully organized, and charmingly designed. If you have a friend or loved one who wants to travel but doesn’t know where to start, the yearly Best in Travel volumes make a fantastic gift. $17.99

FLOWER COLOR GUIDE

BY DARROCH & MICHAEL PUTNAM • An exten-

sive, easy-to-use reference manual, Flower Color Guide presents 400 different flower types, all helpfully arranged by color. Renowned florists Putnam & Putnam make it simple to create your own flower arrangements, as stunning and stylish as those they’ve created for the likes of Dior and Bergdorf Goodman. $35.00

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ODD PEARS SOCKS

BRODELL • Portraits, cleverly styled as Catholic

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holy cards, accompany stories of folks existing outside the gender binary in this eye-opening collection, hailed as a “seriously successful queer history recovery project.” This book is a reminder that we have always been, and always will be, here. $24.95

WOMEN WHO WRITE ARE DANGEROUS BY STEFAN BOLLMANN • It’s no secret

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that women throughout history have used masculine pseudonyms in order to publish their work. Jane Austen, Toni Morrison, Simone de Beauvoir, Virginia Woolf, and countless other women withstood forces acting against their voices being heard, and this book breathes life into their stories. There’s much to celebrate in this inspiring collection filled with biographical essays, images, and drawings. $22.95

BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS BY STEPHEN HAWKING • When Stephen

Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 21, he was given two years to live. Instead, he lived to be 76, and devoted his time on this planet to answering some of the principal questions in modern physics. In this, his last work, Hawking considers the fate of humanity, the existence of god, and other seriously big topics. $22.00

TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS POP-UP (LIMITED EDITION): A PETRIFYING POP-UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS BY MATTHEW REINHART • In a

limited, autographed, and numbered edition, pop-up master Matthew Reinhart recreates the world of Tim Burton’s classic animated film. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this book is just the thing to get Jack Skellington fans into the spooky holiday spirit. $250.00

THE LOST WORDS BY ROBERT MACFARLANE

ILLUSTRATED BY JACKIE MORRIS • A remark-

able gift for the nature lover in your life, Macfarlane and Morris’ collection reminds us of the importance of human engagement with the natural world. Originally conceptualized as a “spell book,” The Lost Words makes magic out of acrostic poems and full-page, hand-painted illustrations on subjects from acorns to wrens, all in achingly gorgeous packaging. $35.00

THESE TRUTHS: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES BY JILL LEPORE • In this hefty

tome, Lepore delivers as comprehensive a one-volume history of America as is likely possible. Her focus here is on the role truth has played from our earliest days to our present. Has America lived up to its founding principles or has our history shown otherwise? Somewhere in the contradiction is the truth. $39.95

LEADERSHIP: IN TURBULENT TIMES

BY DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN • Nowadays it

might feel like literally anybody, whether they’re qualified or not, can rise to an important leadership position, but the always excellent Doris Kearns Goodwin shows us that, despite appearances, there are, in fact, some actual qualities that make folks effective leaders. Required reading.

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100 FIRST WORDS FOR LITTLE GEEKS

BY FAMILIUS • AGES 1–3 • Dog, cat, mama, dada: these are words for the uninitiated child. Why get a book that traffics in the most mundane of first words when you could get one that teaches words like “warp core,” “holy grail,” and “tribble?!” This fun board book is a geek parent’s delight. $9.99

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HENKES • AGES 4–8 • Everybody loves

elephants, especially cute pastel ones! This cheerful tale will appeal to young readers, while instructing them in such basic concepts as numbers, shapes, and so forth. Make sure to pair it with a plush Jellycat Elly Elephant (also available at Book Soup), then stand back and watch the joy commence! $18.99

MIXED: A COLORFUL STORY BY ARREE CHUNG • AGES 4–8 •

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This wonderful book explores acceptance, tolerance, and, as the title suggests, color! When Red, Yellow, and Blue stop cooperating, their world is thrown into chaos. However, a new mystery color just might hold the key to reunification… A bright, charming book with a message. $17.99

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DINOSAUR: A PHOTICULAR BOOK BY DAN KAINEN • AGES 5–8 •

The creator behind hit wildlife guides Jungle and Wild uses eye-popping Photicular technology to resurrect the dinosaurs! Lifelike illustrations and comprehensive descriptions will spark the imagination of any fledgling paleontologist.

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BE BOLD, BABY: MICHELLE OBAMA BY ALISON

OLIVER • AGES 0–3 • Is there anyone more inspiring than the accomplished, brilliant, and stylin’ Shelley O? I think not. Celebrate our former and forever First Lady by revisiting her best quotes and moments with this fabulous board book. You’re never too young to learn how to be bold. $9.99

D IS FOR DREIDEL: A HANUKKAH ALPHABET

BY GREG PAPROCKI • AGES 1–3 • In a holiday season packed with Christmas carols and stuffed stockings, Paprocki’s bright, retro drawings will remind your tot that the letter D stands for more than Deck the Halls! $9.99

HARBOR ME BY JACQUELINE WOODSON

• AGES 10+ • The National Book Awardwinning author of Brown Girl Dreaming is back with a novel celebrating the importance of compassion, empathy, and connection. When six students who face challenges both at school and at home get together to share their stories, their worlds open up—and now readers’ will, too, thanks to Woodson’s evocative writing. $17.99

ANIMAL PARADE A TO Z PUZZLE & PLAYSET

Made from sustainable rubberwood, this quality set is a fun display for any room. $40.99


STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: TRUE TALES OF AMAZING BOYS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD WITHOUT KILLING DRAGONS BY BEN BROOKS • AGES 8–12 •

These 75 illustrated stories dissect outdated gender roles, proving that masculinity has many different meanings, and that sensitivity and heroism go hand-in-hand. Subjects featured include Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, and Jesse Owens, as well as some heroes you may not have heard of. $16.99

OCEAN MEETS SKY BY THE FAN BROS • AGES 4–8 • Lovers of Where the

Wild Things Are will adore this whimsical story of a boy who builds a boat and sets sail to find a magical place his late grandfather used to tell him about: the place where the ocean meets the sky. The Fan Brothers’ enchanting illustrations and heartfelt words are sure to win the hearts and minds of young readers and adults alike. $17.99

THE ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORER’S GUIDE FOR THE WORLD’S MOST ADVENTUROUS KID BY

BRIDGE OF CLAY (SIGNED EDITION)

BY MARKUS ZUSAK • AGES 14+ • Available in

a limited, signed edition, Bridge of Clay is a gripping family saga in the tradition of Zusak’s bestselling The Book Thief. Fans can expect striking diction, astounding invention, and a moving tale from the acclaimed YA writer. $26.00

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HARRY POTTER: A POP-UP GUIDE TO HOGWARTS BY MATTHEW REINHART • From

DYLAN THURAS AND ROSEMARY MOSCO • AGES 8–12 •

For lovers of the best-selling Atlas Obscura and curious young minds alike, this guide is unmatched. Jumping around the globe from glowworm caves in New Zealand to an abandoned theme park in Vietnam, these fascinating locales come to life in mesmerizing illustration. There’s no better gift for the little adventurer in your life! $19.95

the master of pop-up engineering, this guide to the world’s favorite castle is a must-have for Harry Potter fans! Filled with stunning re-creations of oh-so-recognizable locations in and around Hogwarts, from the Quidditch pitch to the fabled Forbidden Forest, Reinhart’s work will leave the wizards and witches in your life spellbound. $75.00

OLIVER JEFFERS: THE WORKING MIND AND DRAWING HAND BY OLIVER

JEFFERS • Jeffers resurrects insights from his childhood in Belfast,

Ireland, weaving tales from his past with observations on the present state of the world around him. This visual biography reveals his whimsical painting techniques, and collaborations with TED, U2 (yes, the band!), and even Apple. Disguised as a children’s book, Oliver’s biography highlights the importance of curiosity, while illustrating how confidence is a tool we can use to invoke creativity at any age. $55.00

FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY EDITED BY LAMAR GILES • AGES 12+ • Thirteen major YA authors contribute short fiction, comics, and even a one-act play to this anthology, published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This collection of genre-and rule-defying works by the likes of Nicola Yoon and Walter Dean Myers tackles subjects including gentrification, acceptance, and identity. $17.99

OLIVER: THE SECOND-LARGEST LIVING THING ON EARTH BY JOSH CRUTE • AGES 4–8 •

National Park fans will find lots to love in this endearing story about accepting yourself and being proud of your place in this world. Debut author Josh Crute gives us this perfect read-aloud that’s filled with heart, humor, and hope. $17.99

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