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Woodworking

New for December 2017

Box Maker’s Guitar Book Sweet-Sounding Design & Build Projects for Makers & Musicians Doug Stowe 978-1-940611-64-8 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 168 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: December 2017 ISBN:

Mix and match to create your own custom design... If you can build a box, you can build a guitar. From box making guru and best-selling author, Doug Stowe, The Box Maker’s Guitar Book breaks down the guitar into its easily made component parts so you can quickly understand how it all works and then shows you how to mix and match each part to create your own custom instrument. After building the box, you’ll learn how to create sound holes, necks, frets, nuts, tail pieces, bridges, and all the pieces you need to design and build your musical masterpiece. The final projects in The Box Maker’s Guitar Book include more than just a flat-sided box — you can try your hand at a scissor-tail or K-body design, or even a complete ukulele. With minimal time and tools, you can have a sweet-sounding box guitar that you’ll proudly strum on your own or happily give to a friend. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Doug Stowe has been a self-employed woodworker since 1976. In addition to working is his wood shop, Stowe teaches children at the Clear Spring School a program called “The Wisdom of the Hands,” a course dedicated to the concept that working with one’s hands is essential to learning. The author of eight books, his most recent is Making Classic Toys That Teach, also published by Spring House Press. He also writes for Fine Woodworking and other woodworking magazines. He currently lives with his wife Jean on a wooded hillside overlooking the beautiful historic community of in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.


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Crafts

New for January 2018

Zippy Loom Creations 20 Quick & Easy Knitting Projects: Hats, Scarves, Blankets, Cowls, Shawls & More! KB Loom 978-1-940611-79-2 PRICE: $14.99 PAGES: 72 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: January 2018 ISBN:

Super-fast knitting that’s fun for everyone... The Zippy Loom and Zippy Loom Creations make knitting so quick and easy, you can finish a scarf in 15 minutes. After mastering one Zippy Loom, you can combine several to form a wide-variety of long, square, and rectangular looms that will have you knitting hats, blankets, shawls, cowls, and so much more!With the 20 professionally designed patterns in Zippy Loom Creations to choose from, you can start where you’re comfortable and just keeping going! The easy-to-follow instructions will guide you every step of the way, the beautiful photography will keep you inspired, and each finished project will keep you or a loved one warm all winter long. With the Zippy Loom and Zippy Loom Creations, it’s easier than ever to enjoy the fun and satisfaction of knitting!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Knitting Board, LLC, aka KB Looms, is a leader in premium quality Knitting Looms, Sock Looms, Knitting Kits & Knitting Accessories. In business for more than 10 years, KB Looms has become a household name with the Beach Wood Knitting Looms and Boards, Original Plastic Looms and the revolutionary “Zippy Loom” product line. KB's products are developed directly in response to the customer demand, wants, and needs in the craft community. Started by the mother and daughter team of Kim and Pat Novak, KB has grown into a thriving business that strives everyday to provide crafters with the finest loom experience throught their high quality products and premium information, patterns, and designs.


Crafts

New for February 2018

DESIGNS & TECHNIQUES FOR 15 COZY, CUDDLY & CLASSIC BLANKETS

Afghan Loom Projects

Afghan Loom PROJECTS CREATIONS

Afghan Loom Projects Designs & Techniques for 15 Cozy, Cuddly & Classic Blankets KB Loom 978-1-940611-78-5 PRICE: $14.99 PAGES: 72 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: February 2018 ISBN:

Discover how easy it is to knit a cozy, cuddly afghan... for yourself or a loved one... KB Looms

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With a KB Afghan Loom and the beautiful designs and expert howto of Afghan Loom Projects, anyone can quickly and easily learn to knit a beautiful 5-foot wide afghan with absolutely no experience. Afghan Loom Projects features 15 projects in a variety of shapes and sizes, from a whimsical mermaid blanket to a stunning super blanket for a queen-size bed. This hand-picked collection is ideal for beginners and advanced loom knitters alike and features visually stunning and unique stitch patterns including cables, diamond brocade, seeded columns, flutter stitch, and more. With Afghan Loom Projects, any crafter can discover the fun of loom knitting while making sure everyone on their gift list has hand-made blanket to enjoy throughout the year. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Knitting Board, LLC, aka KB Looms, is a leader in premium quality Knitting Looms, Sock Looms, Knitting Kits & Knitting Accessories. In business for more than 10 years, KB Looms has become a household name with the Beach Wood Knitting Looms and Boards, Original Plastic Looms and the revolutionary “Zippy Loom� product line. KB's products are developed directly in response to the customer demand, wants, and needs in the craft community. Started by the mother and daughter team of Kim and Pat Novak, KB has grown into a thriving business that strives everyday to provide crafters with the finest loom experience through their high quality products and premium information, patterns, and designs.


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Crafts

New for March 2018

knitted

BA SK E TS

Knitted Baskets 42 Hip, Happy, and Handmade Projects to Keep Your World Organized Nola Heidbreder & Linda Pietz

42 Hip, Happy, and Handmade Projects to Keep Your World Organized

Knitted baskets for every room…

Nola Heidbreder & Linda Pietz

ISBN: 978-1-940611-60-0 PRICE: $22.95 PAGES: 128 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: March 2018

If you have some knitting needles and yarn, Nola Heidbreder & Linda Pietz have 42 stylish baskets you can knit to bring creativity and order to your home. With baskets of varying sizes, styles, and uses, inspired by everything from stained glass and flags to fish bowls and poppies, Knitted Baskets offers up a wide selection of baskets that will appeal to all skill levels and tastes. With easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful photography to guide and inspire, each completed basket will be proudly put to work in your busy home or happily given to a loved one on your gift list. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Nola Heidbreder has taught fiber art and handwork for two decades across the country and from her studio in St. Louis, Missouri. She has authored Finishing Hooked Rugs and Knitting Rugs, written for Mary Englebreit’s Home Companion and Rug Hooking magazine, and has appeared on local and national television. Linda Pietz has spent more than forty years teaching knitting and crafts around the country. She designs patterns for Bucilla, Dimensions, and Cat’s Cradle, and has been featured in several books, including Gourds + Fiber. She co-authored Knitting Rugs and has written articles for Rug Hooking magazine and other national publications. She lives in northern California.

Also Available Crochet Baskets 36 Fun, Funky & Colorful Projects for Every Room in the House Nola Heidbreder & Linda Pietz ISBN: 978-1-940611-61-7 PRICE: $22.95 PAGES: 128 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: March 2017

You can never have enough handmade baskets... If knitting’s not your thing, Nola Heidbreder & Linda Pietz also have 36 original baskets to satisfy that crochet itch. Life gets busy and these baskets will help keep your world organized. Like Knitted Baskets, these creative baskets have been inspired by everything from feathers and bottle caps to alligators and UFOs. With projects that will satisfy both the beginner and advanced, easyto-follow instructions, and stunning photography, you’ll soon be putting each completed basket to work.


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Woodworking

New for March 2018

SketchUp Success for Woodworkers Create 3D Drawings Quickly and Accurately in Four Simple Steps David Heim 978-1-940611-68-6 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 120 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: March 2018 ISBN:

Download SketchUp and start drawing detailed woodworking plans like a pro... An affordable, simple, and powerful 3-D design program, SketchUp can be used to create models and plans for anything a creative mind can imagine, especially simple to elaborate woodworking projects and plans. After many years of using SketchUp, David Heim, an expert woodworker and writer, has developed a simple set of rules for success that will guide you in mastering this potent program. With SketchUp Success for Woodworkers, any woodworker can download SketchUp at breakfast and be drawing detailed and useful plans by dinnertime. Easy-to-understand instructions, screen shots, and step-by-step projects make it easy to unleash the valuable benefits of SketchUp to create the models and plans that will transform your woodworking design process and elevate your woodworking output. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Heim is a journalist with more than three decades of experience who most recently served as an editor at Fine Woodworking. Now a free-lance writer and designer specializing in woodworking and woodturning, he spends most of his free time one of three lathes in Oxford, CT workshop. You can see David’s work on Etsy.com and read his regular woodturning and woodworking column on 360woodworking.com. In 2016, he was elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Woodturners.


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Woodworking

New for March 2018

CNC Router Essentials The Basics of Mastering the Coolest Machine in Your Workshop George Vondriska 978-1-940611-52-5 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 144 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: March 2018 ISBN:

Operate your new CNC machine with skill and confidence... CNC machines are now easier to use, less expensive to purchase, and will greatly increase woodworking productivity in the shop. So, if you’re looking to buy one — or you already have but wish the user manual actually made sense — then CNC Essentials is for you. Veteran woodworker George Vondriska of Fine Woodworking, WOOD, and The Wood Workers Guild of America walks you effortlessly through each step in learning to use this game-changing woodworking machine. Project design essentials, tool path basics, machine setup, bit selection, and more are all explained in an approachable and easy-to-understand format that will have any woodworker  maximizing the full capacity of their CNC machine. Helpful practice projects in 2-D, 2.5-D, and 3-D will ensure that you’ve grasped the basics of this versatile tool, while a gallery will inspire you to create your own imaginative designs. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Vondriska has been teaching and writing about woodworking since 1986 as an editor for American Woodworker, a contributor to Fine Woodworking, WOOD, and Woodworkers Journal, and his current position as Managing Editor of the WoodWorkers Guild of America. In addition to running his own woodworking school, he's taught at woodworking shows, schools, retail stores, the U.S. Peace Corps, the Pentagon, and manufacturers. He currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. Visit George at vondriskawoodworks.com. Randy Johnson


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children’s

New for April 2018

Possum Dreams Written & Illustrated by Julie Sola Meet Henry, the possum with BIG dreams... While remodeling an old 1890s home, Julie Sola discovered a passel of baby possums sleeping in a cozy spot in the attic. Her newfound friends were “living the dream.” It was this image that prompted Sola, a Nashville artist, to tell the tale of Henry the Possum and his many dreams of adventure. Possum Dreams is a playful narrative with simple, descriptive sentences, whimsical illustrations, and a positive message promoting the joy of dreaming. Like her previous release, Run Fast, Milo!, Sola tapped into her artistic style honed at Nashville’s legendary Hatch Show Print as she typeset Possum Dreams by hand, using antique Cheltenham type, and then carved each image in linoleum before hand-printing it on a 1964 Vandercook proofing press. Her approach infuses Possum Dreams with a handmade, Southern charm that befits her Nashville roots while making Henry’s endearing tale of adventure a nightly joy to read.

ISBN: 978-1940611-75-4 PRICE: $17.99 PAGES: 40 FORMAT: Hardcover PUB DATE: April 2018

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Julie Sola, founder of Fat Crow Press, is a Nashville-based artist and printmaker working with linoleum and wood cuts. She previously worked at the legendary Hatch Show Print, a 138-yearold letterpress poster shop. Her unique handmade style and her love for creating art led her to children’s books. Her first, Run Fast, Milo!, was published by Spring House Press in September 2018.

Also Available Run Fast, Milo! Julie Sola ISBN: 978-1-940611-74-7 PRICE: $17.99 PAGES: 64 FORMAT: Hardcover PUB DATE: September 2017

A hand-crafted tale about one loveable pup... When Julie Sola’s father brought home a rescued puppy and named him Milo, it was love at first sight. Adorable, happy, and constantly eating, Milo’s favorite activity was running as fast as he could when he heard the words, Run Fast, Milo! Like Possum Dreams, Sola used her unique letterpress style to capture Milo’s unfiltered happiness. With its quirky sentences, relatable tale of gleeful exuberance, and bright, original illustrations, Run Fast, Milo! is a playful narrative that will fuel young imaginations while winning their hearts.


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Lifestyle & Crafts

New for May 2018

The Handmade Mama Simple Crafts, Healthy Recipes, and Natural Bath + Body Products for Mama and Baby Mary Helen Leonard 978-1-940611-71-6 PRICE: $27.00 PAGES: 200 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: May 2018 ISBN:

Take a healthy path into Mamahood… As a new mother, making your own healthy recipes, soothing skin care products, and everyday baby items allows you to choose what goes into and on your–and your baby’s–body. From Mary Helen Leonard, a natural lifestyle writer and the creator of the popular blog Mary Makes Good, The Handmade Mama is an expression of unconditional love fueled by a new mother’s DIY passion and maker mindset. With quick recipes, simple instructions, inspiring photos, and helpful tips and sidebars, The Handmade Mama will make planning and completing your healthy and handmade mamahood projects a breeze. From ginger syrup for upset stomachs and comforting natural baby powder to delicious food purees, colorful changing mats, and simple, playful toys, The Handmade Mama is about choosing a fresh, healthy, and safe path while making your pregnancy and your baby’s first years a time you’ll cherish. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Helen Leonard is a natural lifestyle writer and educator living in Austin, Texas. She has spent ten years working in the natural skin care industry, formulating do-it-yourself recipes for the popular natural skin care blog NaturalBeautyWorkshop.com. Mary Helen also writes about food, family, and DIY at MaryMakesGood.com. When she’s not in the kitchen whipping something up, you can find her snapping photos, sewing freestyle quilts, or snuggling up to her son, Charlie.


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Crafts

New for June 2018

STRINGmagic ART Basic Techniques for Crafting Geometric Art with String & Nail

String Art Magic Basic Techniques for Crafting Geometric Art with String & Nail Rain Blanken 978-1-940611-73-0 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 144 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: June 2018 ISBN:

A beloved craft is rediscovered by today's Makers...

Rain Blanken

A classic craft gets a fresh spin and new style in String Art Magic from expert string artist and fashion writer, Rain Blanken. String art is created by winding colorful thread around nail heads to develop wonderfully detailed and complex fractal designs. However, without the proper numbered point patterns, this geometric art can be almost impossible to recreate—and it’s difficult to find these step-by-step geometric patterns. With String Art Magic, crafters will not only find a treasure trove of patterns to choose from, but will also learn the secrets to creating stunning geometric string art. Even the most novice of crafters will quickly discover how easy it is to follow these patterns. With each of the projects increasing in difficulty, String Art Magic will help crafters obtain a clear understanding of how the technique and geometry behind each design works. By the end, with the easy-to-follow instructions building a foundation, crafters will be able to customize any of the designs in order to create their own unique string art patterns. With a fresh look and easy-going voice, String Art Magic stylishly brings back the beloved craft of creating stunning geometric dreamscapes in string, nails, and parabolic curves. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rain Blanken is a new transplant to the Sunshine City of St. Petersburg, Florida. She is an editor at ThePennyHoarder.com, former host of About.com’s DIY Fashion, and author of Customize Your Clothes (2012). She has been designing string art patterns and crafting threaded masterpieces for more than twenty-five years.


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New for June 2018

cooking, lifestyle & more

Follow Your Heart A Guitar, a Tattoo, and One Man’s Country Music Journey Charlie Worsham with a Foreword by Marty Stuart 978-1-940611-84-6 PRICE: $20.00 PAGES: 100 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: June 2018 ISBN:

How three words became an instruction manual for life…… As a youngster seeking guidance and perspective, musician Charlie Worsham received three words of advice from the legendary Marty Stuart: Follow Your Heart. This sage philosophy became Worsham’s instruction manual for living. Committed to permanent ink on the inside of his left forearm, he reads it whenever he’s playing guitar—which, as it turns out, is pretty much all the time. In Follow Your Heart, Worsham shares his unforgettable journey around the world, playing music and living adventures that his 10-year-old Mississippi-kid self would never believe possible. He’s held a koala bear in Australia, played for soldiers in Iraq, and shared arena stages with Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, and Taylor Swift in between. He’s played crappy bars, national television shows, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Ryman. . He’s become a friend and collaborator to his heros. He’s cursed his luck and shouted hallelujahs. Through it all, he’s followed his heart. Paying homage to a philosophy kindly shared and the pursuit of a life fully lived, Follow Your Heart is the story of a man with a guitar, a tattoo, and a passion for his journey no matter where it takes him.

Proceeds benefit the Follow Your Heart Arts Program, which connects students with music teachers and puts musical instruments into the hands of underprivileged children. Learn more at FollowYourHeartArts.org.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charlie Worsham is among country music’s most skilled and dynamic performers. A native son of Grenada, MS, Worsham attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music before moving to Nashville in 2007. He joined the band KingBilly, then embarked on a solo career, releasing his Warner Bros. debut album, Rubberband, in 2013. His critically praised sophomore album, Beginning of Things, landed in 2017,


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Woodworking

New for July 2018

� RECLAIMeD WOoDwORKEr 21 ONE-OF-A-KIND PROJECTS TO BUILD WITH RECYCLED LUMBER

The Reclaimed Woodworker 21 One-of-a-Kind Projects to Build with Recycled Lumber Chris Gleason 978-1-940611-54-9 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 176 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: July 2018 ISBN:

Give new life to old wood... The Reclaimed Woodworker provides inspiration and easy-tofollow, step-by-step instruction for woodworkers of all skill levels who want to make well-built, stylish furniture and furnishings from reclaimed lumber. Featuring 21 projects ranging from the ever-popular sliding barn door to modern desks to chairs with vintage charm, each project is designed to use upcycled materials without sacrificing style. They are modern and fresh, but based on tried and true craftsmanship and technique. Through the use of beautiful photographs, inspired designs, and accessible building instructions, The Reclaimed Woodworker is a comprehensive guidebook to sourcing recycled lumber and using it to build your own furniture and furnishings. Because there is more to finding and using recycled lumber than tearing apart old pallets, you’ll learn how to source environmentally conscious wood in unexpected places. The icing on the cake? Once you know how to find them, these materials often provide a cost savings over traditionally-sourced lumber. The Reclaimed Woodworker is a how-to book, but it’s also a celebration of the creativity in reclaiming wood and discovering the possibilities for using it in your home. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chris Gleason has been described as a “maverick cabinetmaker with a sharp eye for design” by Popular Woodworking. Bringing passion and creativity to everything from cabinetry to furniture to unique cutting boards, he has owned Gleason Woodworking Studios for over 13 years. A New York farm boy, he lives in Salt City, Utah and raises chickens in his backyard.


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Woodworking & More

Coming Fall 2018

The Handmade Teardrop Trailer Design and Build a Classic Camper From Scratch Matt Berger The Handmade Teardrop Trailer: Design and Build a Classic Camper from Scratch hands you the keys to craft your own great adventure as it guides you from sketchbook ideas to your first escape away from the grind.

ISBN: 978-1-940611-65-5 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 192 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2018

Because we all have our own road-trip fantasies when it comes to comfort, style, and purpose, The Handmade Teardrop Trailer will train you up on the basics of trailer design, backed up by deep research and experimentation. Illustrations provide measurements and construction details that are easy to adapt for variations in size and configuration, and more than 100 step-bystep photos illuminate every detail in the design and build process. You’ll only need a little space and some basic tools and materials available at your local hardware store to craft your own camping classic.

Practical Shop Math Simple Solutions to Workshop Fractions, Formulas + Geometric Shapes Tom Begnal ISBN: 978-1-940611-63-1 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 200 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: November 2018

There’s no need to be intimidated by the fractions, decimals, and geometric formulas that are part of every woodworking project. Practical Shop Math is the comprehensive and accessible guide that will put all the solutions at your fingertips so you can use your hands to build instead of scratching your head.

The Essential Cannabis Book A Modern Field Guide for the Curious Rob Mejia ISBN: 978-1-940611-81-5 PRICE: $22.95 PAGES: 128 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2018

If you want to simply understand this ever-evolving landscape, The Essential Cannabis Book will have you confidently prepared to embrace your cannabis curiosity by addressing the most common and confusing questions in a brief, concise, and objective manner.


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Cooking

Coming Fall 2018

Gulf Coast Oysters Classic & Modern Recipes of a Southern Renaissance Irv Miller 978-1-940611-76-1 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 160 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: September 2018 ISBN:

The oysters all others should be measured against... Gulf Coast Oysters: Classic & Modern Recipes of a Southern Renaissance is the latest cookbook from acclaimed chef Irv Miller. Beautifully photographed and replete with easy-to-prepare recipes, Gulf Coast Oysters is a joyful and thorough exploration of the Gulf oyster culture that honors the oyster classics of the Coastal foodways while also adding a fresh, modern spin for preparing “panhandle pearls.” Beyond its delicious recipes and stunning photos, Gulf Coast Oysters focuses on preserving the Gulf’s crosscultural, Southern traditions. Miller’s years of hands-on experience modernizing the way the Florida Panhandle thinks about food, as well as his support of sustainable food-producing practices, has accorded him the perspective for telling the tale of the Gulf Coast food scene. Whether you’re a passionate epicurean, a native of the Gulf Coast, or simply an oyster fan, Gulf Coast Oysters is a bountiful book of succulent recipes, striking photography, and an engaging look at the proud culture surrounding the ancient mollusk of the Gulf Coast. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Irv Miller, founding executive chef at Jackson’s Steakhouse in Pensacola, Florida, is an award-winning chef and graduate of the esteemed Culinary Institute of America. With a distinct style, powerful vision, and most of all, the ability to translate bold ideas into food that’s irresistibly delicious and beautiful, Chef Miller has been committed to endorsing the Florida Panhandle’s seaward and inland bounties for over three decades. He’s written for Bon Appétit, Food Arts, Food & Wine, and Southern Living, hosted television shows, and has proudly promoted and represented the Sunshine State in cook-offs and festivals.


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Cooking

Coming Fall 2018

Little Everyday Cakes 50+ Perfectly Proportioned Confections to Enjoy Any Day of the Week Candace Floyd 978-1-940611-67-9 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 160 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2018 ISBN:

There's something sad about leftover cake… Ask most any home cook, and you’ll find they’re more of a pie or cookie baker than a cake baker. There’s a problem with baking a cake: unless you’re taking it to a potluck or holiday gathering, there’s just too much of it. Enter Little Everyday Cakes: 50+ Perfectly Proportioned Confections to Enjoy Any Day of the Week. Author Candace Floyd has taken the guesswork out of scaling down classic and original recipes to a manageable six to nine servings that pack no less of a delightful wallop. They’re just enough to polish off in one sitting with no leftovers lingering around. With mouthwatering photos of each cake to inspire you, easy-to-follow recipes to guide you, and lovely icings and toppings to add flavorful flair, Little Everyday Cakes will be the baking cookbook you’ll pull from your shelf over and over again—because every day deserves a little treat. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Candace Floyd has worked in the food magazine and cookbook field for more than 13 years. As former managing editor of Relish and food editor of American Profile, she worked with hundreds of food writers to develop stories about food trends, farmers and growers, chefs and restaurants, and new ingredients and curated recipe submissions from readers. She has co-edited five cookbooks produced by Relish and American Profile: the QVCfeatured “American Profile’s” Hometown Cookbook, Hometown Get-Togethers, Hometown Recipes for the Holidays, The Best of “Relish,” and Seasons and Celebrations. She most often can be found in her Nashville kitchen testing new recipes, or in her garden growing herbs and perennials.


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Woodworking

Best Sellers & Backlist

Make Your Own Knife Handles Patterns and Techniques for Customizing Your Blade Chris Gleason 978-1-940611-53-2 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 168 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2017 ISBN:

Put your woodworking talent on display every day... If you’ve ever wanted your own custom knife for the kitchen or that next camping, hunting, or fishing trip, Make Your Own Knife Handles has you covered. All you need is this book and the knife kit of your choice. With simple construction techniques, Make Your Own Knife Handles covers all the basics involved in making customized handles, including selecting the wood, prepping it for the blade, and assembling your new custom knife. The 16 projects featured cover a wide range of styles, from a pocket knife and paring knife to an Alaskan ulu and hatchet, and even teaches you how to make your own knife blade from scratch. With a knife kit and a little bit of wood and time, you’ll soon have a custom knife to proudly use and a very cool and rewarding new hobby. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Raised on a farm in Upstate New York, Chris Gleason has been operating Gleason Woodworking Studios for 15 years in Salt Lake City, Utah. He executes woodworking and design projects of varying levels of complexity, from high-end kitchen cabinetry to windowsill herb garden, utilizing sustainable materials and techniques whenever possible. With a goal of empowering people to build things that they’ll love for their homes, he’s written 12 books over the past decade for the woodworking and DIY market, including Wood Pallet Projects, The Versatile Shed, and Art of the Chicken Coop.


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Woodworking

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Woodturning Patterns 80+ Designs for the Workshop, Garden, and Every Room in the House David Heim 978-1-940611-69-3 PRICE: $22.95 PAGES: 144 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: July 2017 ISBN:

Save time and get turning with these classic woodturning patterns... Finally, an essential, one-stop resource for woodturning designs. With over 80 patterns for a wide range of classic woodturning projects for everything from bottle stoppers, tops, and pepper millsto salad bowls, holiday ornaments, and candlesticks, Woodturning Patterns will get you started and produce great results every time you turn on the lathe. Each pattern includes precise measurements as well as a finished drawing to show how each completed piece will look. Also included are basic woodturning lessons along with helpful tips on woods and finishes to use, advice on how to turn a piece successfully, and a bit of background on some legendary woodturners whose work inspired several of the featured patterns. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Heim is a journalist with more than three decades of experience who most recently served as an editor at Fine Woodworking. Now a free-lance writer and designer specializing in woodworking and woodturning, he spends most of his free time one of three lathes in Oxford, CT workshop. You can see David’s work on Etsy.com and read his regular woodturning and woodworking column on 360woodworking.com. In 2016, he was elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Woodturners.


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Woodworking

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The Essential Woodturner Classic Projects & Smart Techniques Every Turner Needs to Know Edited by Tim Snyder 978-1-940611-47-1 PRICE: $27.95 PAGES: 228 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: July 2017 ISBN:

Essential projects to build your turning skills... There’s a lathe in your shop, stock at arm’s length, and you’re ready to spin some wood. The Essential Woodturner features classic “go-to” projects that every woodturner should know how to make — either for themselves or as gifts. With over thirty projects ranging from pepper mills and bottle stoppers to pens, mallets, rolling pins, and duck calls, these projects are ideal for anyone looking to expand their turning knowledge and skill while creating handsome crafts — and having a lot of fun. With helpful drawings, step-by-step photos, and expert guidance,each project can be successfully completed in a few hours or a couple of days.

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Over 30 classic projects that guide you through essential woodturning techniques.

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Expert know-how on the choosing and using the right tool for each turning.

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A wide-ranging selection of projects that make great gifts for family and friends.

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Smart and simple techniques for finishing turned work.


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Woodworking

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The Tinkering Woodworker Weekend Projects for Home, Work & Play Mike Cheung 978-1-940611-08-2 PRICE: $24.96 PAGES: 152 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: June 2017 ISBN:

A woodworking book for today’s modern makers... As the founder of Tinkering Monkey, Mike Cheung has always had a passion for designing and making smart, functional woodworking products that are built to last. With his first book, The Tinkering Woodworker, this woodworker and industrial designer takes a break from his thriving wooden sign business and gets back to his maker roots, delivering 14 original, cleverlydesigned projects for the home, office, and play, including: ■■ Entryway Organizer ■■

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Beer Tap and Beer Caddy

With a clean industrial look, stylish projects, and an engaging, easy-going “how-to” approach, The Tinkering Woodworker is a woodworking book for today’s modern makers. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mike Cheung is a woodworker, DIY enthusiast, author, and avid cyclist. As the founder of The Tinkering Monkey, he has a habit of taking things apart and putting them back together as he sees fit. He grew up in Georgia shootin’ guns and tipping cows, but now lives a much a safer life as a thriving sign maker in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Make Your Own Cutting Boards Smart Projects & Stylish Designs for the Hands-On Kitchen David Picciuto

ISBN: 978-1-940611-45-7 PRICE: $22.95 PAGES: 168 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: November 2016

If you’re a beginner looking for a great first project or a craftsman looking to showcase a piece of treasured wood, it’s hard to deny the appeal of the cutting boards in this new book by David Picciuto, author of The New Bandsaw Box Book and host of Make Something, the projects range from simple to complex and the finished designs can be tailored to suit any style or taste. Best of all, upon completion, each project can be proudly used or given to that special loved one on your gift list. Extensive photography and clear, concise instructions make even the most complex techniques easy to understand and conquer. A gallery of inspiring designs is also included to spark your own cutting board styles.

Making Classic Toys That Teach Step-by-Step Instructions for Building Froebel’s Iconic Developmental Toys Doug Stowe

ISBN: 978-1-940611-33-4 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 144 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: November 2016

Friedrich Froebel, the inventor of Kindergarten, designed and crafted his gifts, the world’s first educational toys. Deceptively simple, they offer benefits to child development that have impacted art & design, popular culture, and education by influencing Maria Montessori, Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Einstein, Kandinsky, Klee, and many more. In Making Classic Toys That Teach, Doug Stowe, a woodworker and teacher, outlines for any parent or grandparent the valuable benefits of each gift while offering step-by-step instructions on how to build each toy and the box to hold them. As the backlash towards video games and television increases, the philosophy of Froebel and his priceless gifts are part of an exploding trend of making playtime and creative thinking a priority for any child.


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The Essential Wood Book The Woodworker’s Guide to Choosing and Using Lumber Edited by Tim Snyder 978-1-940611-37-2 $27.95 PAGES: 216 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: July 2016 ISBN:

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The right lumber makes all the difference... For any active woodworker, carpenter, or maker, knowing what wood to use and how to use it is critical to woodworking success. To that end, The Essential Wood Book makes the basics of using and choosing wood easy to understand. While some wood books are highly scientific or overflowing with exotic or hard-tofind woods you’ll never use, this handy, user-friendly guide is the perfect resource for anyone seeking straight-forward information regarding the most essential woods needed to tackle any project in the shop. With lots of photos, expert tips and techniques, and a collection of essential woods clearly detailed, The Essential Wood Book is the ideal book for anyone working with wood.

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Helpful info on the most essential native and exotic woods from Ash to Zebrawood.

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Expert know-how on lumber grades, buying hardwood lumber, and navigating saw mills.

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Essentials of wood movement, squaring up rough lumber, and mastering perfect flat panel glue-ups.

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Techniques for salvaging lumber, harvesting your own, and working with wild, discolored and toxic wood.

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Tips for drying your lumber along with easy-to-make storage projects to keep your shop ship shape.


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Traditional Woodworking Handtools A Manual for the Woodworker Graham Blackburn

ISBN: 978-1-940611-03-7 PRICE: $29.95 PAGES: 384 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: November 2016

The second Volume in Graham Blackburn’s Illustrated Workshop series, Traditional Woodworking Handtools covers every aspect of choosing, rehabilitating, and getting the most out of traditional handtools. It’s the ideal guide for creating beautiful details, perfect fit, and a final finish to any woodworking project and a reminder of why in this age of machines, handtools remain the best and — very often — the only way to go. With the help of Traditional Woodworking Handtools, there are no technical or artistic limits; they liberate the woodworker, maker, furniture builder, and carpenter from wrestling with the narrow capacity of power tools while elevating the personal satisfaction of engaging in a leisurely, contemplative approach to woodworking.

Also Available Illustrated Encyclopedia of Woodworking Handtools, Instruments & Devices

Furniture Design and Construction

Graham Blackburn

ISBN: 978-1-940611-05-1 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 256 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: June 2014

ISBN: 978-1-940611-02-0 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 208 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: August 2015

The ideal gift for any woodworker, this astounding reference captures the beauty and ingenuity of every handtool from the Adze to the Zig-Zag Rule. With over 570 illustrations, it details the all the woodworking tools that despite new technologies remain as relevant today as they did a hundred years ago.

Classic Projects & Lessons of the Craft Graham Blackburn

With the first three books covering the tools, joints, and techniques, this essential guide covers the style, proportion, and the "why" of furniture construction. Armed with this book, any woodworker can build or adapt 12 iconic projects, including a jewelry box, trestle table, and a classic chest.


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The New Bandsaw Box Book Techniques and Patterns for the Modern Woodworker David Picciuto

ISBN: 978-1-940611-32-7 PRICE: $19.95 PAGES: 120 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2015

Requiring little material and offering lots of challenges, the wooden box is a popular project for beginners and advanced craftsman alike. David Picciuto, aka The Drunken Woodworker and the man behind YouTube’s Make Something, is a huge fan of making boxes. With almost 200,000 YouTube subscribers, his box making videos are must-see viewing in the woodworking community and, with his first book, he presents a collection of beautiful boxes that can be easily crafted with a trusty bandsaw. Each project follows a clean step-by-step format that makes learning easy while the engaging tone keeps the expert information accessible. Every project concludes with a “Raise a Glass” sidebar that promotes celebrating your new box while reflecting on the process.

Minimalist Woodworker Essential Tools & Smart Shop Ideas for Building with Less Vic Tesolin

ISBN: 978-1-940611-35-8 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 152 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: December 2015

This book is about making woodworking clean and simple — from the tools and the workspace to the easy-to-follow instructions — while eliminating the intimidation of the craft. It’s a book that will get new woodworkers into the craft while inspiring power tool users to purchase hand tools. It quickly details how to make a small space productive and outlines the most efficient tools to own. Each piece of equipment is explained and instructions provided with techniques provided for keeping tools sharp and well-maintained. Includes six very useful projects that build skills and outfit a workspace: a saw bench and matching saw horse; a Nicholson-style workbench; a shooting board/ bench hook; a shop mallet; and a hanging tool shelf. If you are at the beginning of the craft or know someone who is, The Minimalist Woodworker is a great place to start. — Chris Schwarz, Popular Woodworking


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Classic Wooden Toys Step-by-Step Instructions for 20 Built-to-Last Projects Edited by Jim Harrold In an era of mass production and cheap plastic, well-made wooden toys stand out every time: they’re simple, timeless, and just plain fun. The twenty projects in Classic Wooden Toys are smartly designed to stand up to hard play so they still look good when passed down to the next generation. Whether you’re looking to build rugged toy trucks, delicate doll furniture, or toy chests designed to grow with your kids, this reliable guide is the helpful hand that walks you through the entire process. Complete with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photos and drawings, these projects offer something for everyone, from first time woodworkers and seasoned pros to the lucky kids who get to play with them. ISBN: 978-1-940611-34-1 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 176 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: November 2015

The Handmade Skateboard

Getting Started in Woodturning

Design & Build a Custom Longboard, Cruiser, or Street Deck from Scratch

18 Practical Projects & Expert Advice on Safety, Tools & Techniques

Matt Berger

Edited by John Kelsey

ISBN: 978-1-940611-06-8 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 160 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: September 2014

ISBN: 978-1-940611-09-9 PRICE: $27.95 PAGES: 224 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: November 2014

This best-seller offers everything a maker or woodworker needs to know about skateboard design, construction, and embellishment. Featuring six projects, insightful pro-files of today’s best skate makers, it’s a DIY manual bound together by instructive narrative, cool projects, helpful illustrations, and crisp how-to photography.

The official guide from the AAW covers everything you need to know to be a smart, safe, and technically sound woodturner. With tips and techniques from the best turners in the world and 18 skill-building projects, this is a must-have book for any enthusiastic woodturner.


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Drink Progressively From White to Red, Light- to Full-Bodied, A Bold New Way to Pair Wine with Food Hadley & TJ Douglas 978-1-940611-58-7 PRICE: $27.00 PAGES: 240 FORMAT: Paperback with Flaps PUB DATE: November 2017 ISBN:

Find that perfect bottle every time... Drink Progressively, from Hadley and TJ Douglas, wine experts and owners of Boston’s popular The Urban Grape, offers an easy and enjoyable method for discovering wines you’ll love, as well as expert advice on how to pair them with your favorite dishes. The Urban Grape’s “Progressive Scale”, a unique way to organize wine on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the lightest bodied wines and 10 being the fullest-bodied, is all you need to make the puzzle pieces of wine fall into place. Grasping this simple principle is the key to demystifying the challenge of pairing food and wine or simply finding that perfect bottle. Urban Grape’s Drink Progressively also details the author’s favorite regions and varietals; what to eat (and what to avoid) with each wine type; expert tips and know-how to make you wine savvy at home or in any restaurant; and delicious recipe pairings from Gabriel Frasca, executive chef of Nantucket’s acclaimed Straight Wharf restaurant. Brimming with fun, insightful, and invaluable wine advice, Drink Progressively is a book for every wine drinker, from the casual to the connoisseur. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: TJ and Hadley Douglas are the husband and wife owners of The Urban Grape, a popular and award-winning wine store in Boston, MA that has garnered accolades as Boston’s Best Wine Store from both Boston magazine and The Improper Bostonian, as well as a 50 on Fire award from BostInno, an innovation think tank in the city. Gabriel Frasca is an award-winning executive chef of Nantucket’s acclaimed Straight Wharf restaurant.


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The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook 120+ Everyday Recipes for the Healthy Home Cook Laura Lea Goldberg 978-1-940611-56-3 $30.00 PAGES: 368 FORMAT: Hardcover PUB DATE: May 2017 ISBN:

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No diet. No dogma. Just really good food... Healthy eating doesn’t require complex diets, endless food logs, or swearing off the “wrong” food for the “right” one. The secret to healthy eating is simply balance. With more than 120 healthy and easy-toprepare recipes, this first cookbook from the creator of the popular LL Balanced blog shows how to bring home-cooked balance to your table and energy and joy to your life. The recipes in The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook are wholesome, creative versions of beloved classic dishes that encourage home cooking. The food isn’t dogmatic: flavor, nutrition, and flexibility are the keys. Every recipe is naturally gluten-free and with easy substitutions many can be transformed into vegan, diary-free, or paleo dishes that will fit your current taste or dietary preference. With expert tips and easy-to-follow menu plans that focus on consistency and not perfection, The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook guides you in building a pantry and approach that make healthy cooking accessible and exciting, and never stressful. With warmth and style, Laura Lea will show you how to take control of your health while reconnecting with family and friends over nutritious and memorable home-cooked meals. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Laura Lea Goldberg is a Certified Health-Supportive and Holistic Chef who graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. After moving back to Nashville, she created LLBalanced.com, an immensely popular blog that dispels the common misconceptions of healthy eating with simple, family-friendly recipes inspired by the comfort foods we all love. In addition to helming LLbalanced. com, she teaches cooking classes, consults on food and health for restaurants and businesses, and has contributed to MindBodyGreen, Shape, Southern Living, Food Republic, and Men’s Health.


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A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather’s Skillet Today’s Top Chefs on the Stories and Recipes Behind Their Most Treasured Kitchen Tools Edited by Erin Byers-Murray 978-1-940611-36-5 $24.95 PAGES: 184 FORMAT: Hardcover PUB DATE: July 2016 ISBN:

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Every beloved kitchen tool tells a story... Whether it’s a workhorse utensil, a prized flea-market find, or a cherished family heirloom, there’s a special piece of equipment in every chef’s kitchen that reveals their history and identity. A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather’s Iron Skillet is a collection of stories — and delicious, style-defining recipes — from today’s top chefs about their most-beloved kitchen utensil. Each story, told in the chef’s own words, lovingly describes a tool in their arsenal that offers a glimpse into their culinary past or the cooking philosophy that guides them today. Unlike any other cookbook, A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather’s Iron Skillet is a compelling portrait of chefs and cooking styles and the ideal companion for anyone who enjoys being in the kitchen. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Erin Byers Murray is a magazine editor and food writer whose books include Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm and The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes, which was nominated for a James Beard Cookbook award. The recipient of the M.F.K. Fisher Award for excellence in culinary writing, she has been featured in publications like Food & Wine and The Local Palate as well as three editions of Best Food Writing.


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Peace, Love, and Potato Salad The Story of a Crowd-Sourced $55,492 Bowl of Potato Salad Zack Brown 978-1-940611-38-9 PRICE: $16.95 PAGES: 80 FORMAT: Hardcover PUB DATE: July 2016 ISBN:

The story of a $55,492 bowl of potato salad... In the summer of 2014, what began on a whim as a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10 to make potato salad exploded into one of the most talked-about Internet campaigns ever — and yielded the most delicious and versatile potato salad cookbook you’ll ever hold in your hands. In celebration of this hugely successful phenomenon that united a community of potato heads around the globe, The Peace, Love & Potato Salad Cookbook serves up a delicious mix of photos and recipes — from the perennial favorite Classic Potato Salad to new takes like Chipotle Corn Potato Salad and Winter Squash Potato Salad with Sage-Feta Dressing — that elevate potato salad from a humble, summertime side-dish to it’s new and rightful status as a year-round, jack-of-all-trades star. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Prior to becoming Ohio’s King of Potato Salad, Zack Brown cofounded a creative digital agency in Columbus, OH. His Kickstarter campaign now ranks fourth all-time in views with over 4 million. After donating almost $20,000 to Food Bank charities from PotatoStock and appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and other news outlets, Zack wants to continue doing the most he can with his Potato Salad project.


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The Cocktail Chronicles Navigating the Cocktail Renaissance with Jigger, Shaker & Glass Paul Clarke An enlightening field guide to the cocktail renaissance and the one cocktail book everyone needs. Written by Paul Clarke, the executive editor of Imbibe, and inspired by his pioneering blog, The Cocktail Chronicles is neither a lab manual nor a historical thesis as it offers mixology for the masses in Clarke’s engaging and never-overwhelming manner. The 200+ featured recipes all share a common deliciousness and an important role in the thriving cocktail renaissance. Informative, fascinating, and bound by Clarke’s enthusiasm for great yet approachable drinks, The Cocktail Chronicles celebrates the cocktail renaissance and its continuing revolution without making things overly complex or precious. Life is already complicated; a good drink doesn’t need to be.

ISBN: 978-1-940611-17-4 PRICE: $24.94 PAGES: 200 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: August 2015

Secrets from the La Varenne Kitchen

The Natural Beauty Solution

50 Essential Recipes Every Cook Needs to Know

Break Free From Commercial Beauty Products Using Simple Recipes and Natural Ingredients

Anne Willan ISBN: 978-1-940611-15-0 PRICE: $17.95 PAGES: 136 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: March 2015

This indispensable reference remains a cherished staple for La Varenne alumni as it celebrates Anne Willan’s renowned Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne while providing the fundamental recipes that are the key to culinary success. The recipes — timeless, reliable, and delicious as ever — are the tools that will assist any cooking enthusiast, culinary student, or seasoned cook achieve professional success in any kitchen.

Mary Helen Leonard ISBN: 978-1-940611-18-1 PRICE: $19.95 PAGES: 128 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: July 2015

Take the next step toward a healthier lifestyle with this engaging and simple step-by-step guide that will help you systematically replace your chemicalladen, commercial beauty products with a 100% natural routine. With easy-to-follow, affordable, and customizable recipes, The Natural Beauty Solution provides a wholesome alternative that will help you feel and look your natural, healthy best.


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The Hot Chicken Cookbook The Fiery History & Red-Hot Recipes of Nashville’s Beloved Bird Timothy Charles Davis 978-1-940611-19-8 PRICE: $19.95 PAGES: 128 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2015 ISBN:

The secret’s out about Nashville’s Hot Chicken… Entrenched in the city’s history, Nashville Hot Chicken is an addiction of sweet, spicy salvation to those who’ve had it. Now you can join the growing legion of Hot Chicken disciples and take a deep dive, taste buds flaring, into the myth, secrets, and addictive deliciousness behind one of the South’s most iconic dishes. Packed with traditional and modern recipes for Hot Chicken, spicy backstories, amusing sidebars, and passionate perspectives from culinary luminaries like Edward Lee, Andrew Zimmern, Carla Hall, and Linton Hopkins, The Hot Chicken Cookbook is the first and best authority on a beloved dish that is flying the coop to international acclaim. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Timothy Charles Davis is a Nashville resident who has written for Saveur, Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, Salon.com, and The Oxford American as well as The East Nashvillian, Nashville Scene, and Nashville Lifestyles. He was the associate editor for Gravy, the official magazine of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and a co-writer of The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook. He’s a “hot, extra bread, extra pickles” kind of guy who occasionally drops to “medium” in the interest of self-preservation.


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Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music Peter Cooper 978-1-940611-70-9 PRICE: $17.95 PAGES: 256 FORMAT: Paperback with Flaps PUB DATE: April 2017 ISBN:

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Country Music... Filled with untold stories and newly revealed histories, Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride is an informal yet well-studied inside view of country music’s greatest characters and pivotal moments. A senior director, writer, and producer at the Country Music Hall of Fame, author Peter Cooper’s selected stories are akin to a curated behind-the-scenes, first-person tour of the unique personalities that shaped country music old and new. Spanning nineteen chapters, Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride offers an original take on the formative days at WSM as well as engaging introductions to an ensemble cast of country music’s icons, quirks, and goldenbut-hidden personalities, including Porter Wagner, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, and many more while sprinkling in guest appearances by the likes of Lee Ann Womack, Jimmy Buffett, Chris Stapleton, and Dierks Bentley. With a gem on every page, Cooper has crafted a perceptive, smiling, and atypical immersion into the world of country music that will keep any music fan engaged with its wit, passion, and authenticity. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Peter Cooper is an award-winning musician, a respected music journalist, a senior lecturer at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Senior Director, Producer, and Writer. He is also a Grammy-nominated music producer, and a songwriter whose works have been recorded by John Prine, Bobby Bare, Jim Lauderdale, and others. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and was named one of Nashville's "10 Most Interesting People" by Nashville Arts & Entertainment.


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The Nashville Guide Experience Local Abby Demmer 978-1-940611-55-6 PRICE: $17.95 PAGES: 240 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: April 2017 ISBN:

Discover the hidden attractions beloved by locals... The Nashville Guide is the best way to experience Music City. Resident contributors provide personal and insightful descriptions on all the things that make Nashville so much fun: the restaurants, breakfast joints, markets, and food trucks that are not to be missed; the neighborhood barstools, breweries, and distilleries to raise a glass…or two; the shops to find that perfect gift for your guest or that quirky memento for yourself; and the venues for rowdy live music or to chill, pamper, or workout. This handy, attractive guide is like exploring Nashville with an in-the-know local at your side. With each listing, The Nashville Guide includes the basics of price and location information along with local insight in the form of an Overview, Highlights, Insider Tips, and Community Favorites. Photos add a glimpse into what makes each stop so uniquely popular among Nashville’s natives. Best of all, The Nashville Guide includes a helpful appendix featuring lists categorized by neighborhood, price, and other useful details so you can find your next location or plan your day in no time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wisconsin-born Abby Demmer is a firmly-entrenched Nashville resident and graphic designer. With her new home being a frequent stop for family and friends, all asking for “local” recommendations, she decided to create The Nashville Guide (via @TheNashvilleGuide) on Instagram. With over 150,000+ subscribers, @TheNashvilleGuide introduces visitors to a locally created “hit-list” of Music City’s most unique, creative, and talented local businesses and restaurants while shining a light on the hard work and talent that makes Nashville one of the nation's top tourist destination.


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The Storyteller’s Nashville A Gritty & Glorious Life in Country Music Tom T. Hall

ISBN: 978-1-940611-44-0 PRICE: $17.95 PAGES: 236 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: November 2016

Before the glamour and media spotlights, Nashville was a very different place. The Nashville that Tom T. Hall writes about — the “hairy-legged town” where broke musicians searched for their next meal, pill-popping pickers scammed their next hit, and writers found art in moments of quiet, solitary desperation — is the true foundation upon which today’s modern Music City rests. A valuable window into art and creation, The Storyteller’s Nashville is about a man whose songs — along with those by buddies like Kris Kristofferson — elevated the language of country music from a greeting card format into something akin to literature. Initially published in 1979, this revised edition includes Tom T. Hall’s life after 1979: his deep friendship with Jimmy Carter; Johnny Cash’s thoughts on humility; and his reflections on celebrity, art and the most dangerous addiction known to musicians: applause. Illuminating and hilarious, ribald and touching and, above all, entertaining, this is Tom T.’s greatest song and it’s now longer and better.

Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations Insight Into the Drive, Passion & Innovations of Music City’s Creative Entrepreneurs Lily Clayton Hansen

ISBN: 978-1-940611-25-9 PRICE: $29.95 PAGES: 240 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: July 2015

With a roaring economy, a thriving art scene, and a collaborative entrepreneurial community, Nashville is on everyone’s short-list as one of the hottest living and travel destinations. Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations, by Nashville writer Lily C. Hansen, is a collection of insightful interviews with the chefs, musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs that captures the passion and innovation of Nashvillians who have thrived in — and helped drive — the creative communities fueling Nashville’s boom. Highlighted by stunning, black & white photography from some of Music City’s finest photographers, Word of Mouth is an inside look at the exploding creativity of Nashville and a multifaceted portrait of the intellectual and inventive capital that makes the city hum with energy.


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Peace Work Mindful Lessons of Self-Regulation for Children’s Early Years Wynne & Midge Kinder 978-1-940611-07-5 PRICE: $24.95 PAGES: 144 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: June 2017 ISBN:

Developing resilience and clarity at a young age through the practice of mindfulness... Designed in 2005 and used in countless classrooms since, PEACE WORK is a ground-breaking mindfulness curriculum designed to fortify and enhance self-regulation in young children. Now evolved into an easy-to follow program of six sequenced lessons for teachers, parents, and after-school programs, PEACE WORK offers children the opportunity to learn mindful awareness skills to better help them to create, recognize, experience, and reinforce the calming presence of peace within themselves. This lifeenhancing skill ultimately prepares children to better manage their thoughts and emotions. With the helpful lessons of PEACE WORK, young children can learn to positively influence their impulses and behaviors and build the skills that lead to a peaceful, productive, and happy life. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Wellness Works in School & Community was co-founded by Midge (MAT, RYT) and Wynne (M.Ed) Kinder. With Midge’s 40 years of teaching experience in the areas of early childhood, preprimary impaired, and special education and Wynne’s 17 years of teaching in private and inner-city public schools, Wellness Works is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness into the classroom and has reached over 10,000 students and 2,000 teachers. It has gained local, national, and international recognition with articles appearing in The New York Times, TIME for Kids, and National Geographic and panel appearances at conferences such as Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Annual Conference of the UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.


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Construction Vehicles to Crochet Chunky Trucks and Marvelous Machines Straight from the Building Site Megan Kreiner 978-1-940611-57-0 $22.99 PAGES: 128 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2017 ISBN:

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Crochet an entire construction site for your little builder... Construction Vehicles to Crochet is packed with creative crochet projects that will have your favorite construction fan playing all day. Whether your little one loves bulldozers, cranes, cement mixers, or dump trucks, you’ll find a chunky truck or marvelous machine to please— or you can crochet the entire construction site for endless digging, dumping, and building. Best of all, each of the eleven construction projects have parts that actually move so your child can capture the enjoyment of real scooping, plowing, and steamrolling. Additional projects like safety cones, rocks, and crates will help create a buzzing building site for hours of joyful imaginary play right in your living room. With step-by-step instructions, helpful illustrations, and inspiring photography, Construction Vehicles to Crochet will have you supplying all the equipment your junior foreperson needs to get that next construction job done!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Megan Kreiner grew up in a Long Island household where art and art projects were a part of daily life. Coming from a long line of knitters and crocheters, she learned the crafts at a young age and later explored the wild and uncharted waters of toy design and pattern making. Now an artist and animator for DreamWorks Animation SKG, Kreiner currently lives in Altadena, California, with her husband and two children. Her first book with Spring House Press, Christmas Ornaments to Crochet, was published in October 2016.


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Christmas Ornaments to Crochet 31 Festive and Fun-To-Make Designs for a Handmade Holiday Megan Kreiner 978-1-940611-48-8 $22.95 PAGES: 128 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2016 ISBN:

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Create a cherished ornament for everyone on your list... Small in size, but big in design and holiday fun, each of the portable projects in Megan Kreiner’s Christmas Ornaments to Crochet can be created in no more than a few hours. Perfect for the beginner and advanced crafter alike, these thirty-one cheerful projects are designed to make it easy to crochet one or two for hanging on your tree or bestowing to the loved ones on your holiday list. Better yet, you can crochet away and create one of Kreiner’s creative Christmas-themed ornament sets — including Holiday Sweets, Fun in the Snow, Baby’s First Christmas, and a complete Nativity scene. Best of all, Kreiner offers tips and ideas for clever custom details so you can give your ornaments a personal touch. All of the easy-to-make handmade ornaments in Christmas Ornaments to Crochet will be a prized addition to any Christmas tree or become that timeless, memorable gift treasured by family and friends for years to come. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Respected and popular crocheter Megan Kreiner is the author of the bestselling crochet books Bathtime Buddies, Crochet a Zoo, and Crochet a Farm. Coming from a long line of knitters and crocheters, she grew up in a Long Island, NY household where art projects were part of daily life., This creative upbringing eventually led Megan to explore the wild and uncharted waters of toy design and pattern making. As a result, she is currently an artist and animator for DreamWorks Animation SKG. She lives in Altadena, CA, with her husband and children.


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Emoji Crochet 20 Easy-to-Make Projects Expressing Attitude & Style Charles Voth 978-1-940611-72-3 PRICE: $19.95 PAGES: 128 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: June 2017 ISBN:

Give your next crochet project some playful attitude... With the fast-paced growth of instant messaging, it was only a matter of time before emojis–those "everywhere-you-look" playful icons of emotion and attitude–became the norm for succinct, yet expressive, communication. Now, with the help of Emoji Crochet and crochet and knitting professional Charles Voth, you can add some emoji fun and personality to your next crochet project. With stylish and functional projects that will appeal to crocheters of all ages and all skill levels, Emoji Crochet offers up whimsical clothing, bags, pillows, and more. And, with the additional emoji patterns provided, you can switch up each project’s attitude depending on your own mood. Ideal for any crafter’s own enjoyment, the projects in Emoji Crochet also make the perfect gift for that loved one on your list. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A language teacher and a crochet and knitting professional, Charles Voth believes in life-long learning. His garments and home accessories can be found on Ravelry and Patternfish and he guest blogs at KnitMuch.com. While teaching at yarn stores, schools, craft shows and retail events, he also acts as a technical editor of crochet and knitting patterns and books to ensure the content is correct and accessible to all crafters. Charles currently resides in Canada with his wife and two college-aged sons.


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Fabulous Fat Quarter Aprons Fun and Functional Retro Designs for Today’s Kitchen Mary Beth Temple Fashionable fun for your kitchen... Those who sew know that a fat quarter stash can accumulate fast. In Fabulous Fat Quarter Aprons, Mary Beth Temple offers a dozen novel project ideas that are functional, fun, and will use your stash with a wink to the past. Ideal for the busy kitchen, your next holiday party, or that special gift for a friend, each design can be made with anywhere from two to six fat quarters and comes with a matching pot holder, oven mitt, or hot pad. Best of all, this handy guide offers an excellent starting point for anyone looking to join the sewing community. So grab your stash and let your imagination run wild to create the apron of your dreams. ISBN: 978-1-940611-39-6 PRICE: $12.99 PAGES: 56 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: July 2016

Weighted Blankets, Vests, and Scarves Simple Sewing Projects to Calm and Children, Teens, and Adults Susan Sullivan Craft a warm hug to soothe someone you love...

ISBN: 978-1-940611-46-4 PRICE: $12.99 PAGES: 48 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: September 2016

The pressure of the weight can be calming while providing a sense of security. It’s why weighted blanket is so popular: it can sooth those with sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders that have trouble sleeping by providing the deep pressure they covet. But, they can be expensive and don’t always reflect your — or your child’s — design style. With this handy guide from sewing expert Susan Sullivan, anyone can learn to make a weighted blanket for their child, teen, or their own use. It features step-by-step instructions, photos, and illustrations for crafting five fundamental projects: a twin-sized sleeping blanket, a lap pad, an activity blanket, a vest, and a scarf.


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Coloring Books

Rock Art: Gig Poster Coloring Book Volume 1 Boss Construction & Methane Studios You’ve seen the concert and love the band, but it’s the quirky, original art of a gig poster that you really want. In Rock Art: A Gig Poster Coloring Book, two of today’s top gig poster artists, Boss Construction and Methane Studios, offer up a volume of their bewitching gig art for your coloring pleasure. They’ve done the posters for some of the world’s most popular musical acts including Beck, Ray Lamontagne, Father John Misty, Cold War Kids, Luke Bryan, and many more, and now you can give their cutting edge art your own spin. So grab your colored pencils, put on your favorite tunes, and chill out in the colorful world of gig poster art. ISBN: 978-1-940611-42-6 PRICE: $12.99 PAGES: 80 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2016

Elegant Tea Party Coloring Book You’re Invited…Relax and Enjoy Laurie Triefeldt

ISBN: 978-1-61035-284-0 PRICE: $14.99 PAGES: 144 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: August 2016

Coloring book fans are invited to ease their tensions and invigorate their creativity in the world of the Elegant Tea Party Coloring Book. Hand-drawn by artist Laurie Triefeldt, these 70 absorbing illustrations of cups, saucers, teapots, muffins, and flowers will give colorists hours of calming focus. The illustrations range from intricate geometric patterns on fine bone china to fluid, organic shapes of floral prints, cut flowers, and even a kitten in a tea cup. These complex images offer endless opportunities to create personalized works of art and the tea party theme adds a special touch of civilized comfort and relaxation. Like a rich cup of tea, Elegant Tea Party Coloring Book is a relaxing break in one’s busy day.


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Coloring Books

Monkey Business: An Adult Coloring Book

Wise Owl: An Adult Coloring Book

ISBN: 978-1-940611-43-3 PRICE: $9.99 PAGES: 96 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: April 2016

ISBN: 978-1-940611-49-5 PRICE: $9.99 PAGES: 96 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: April 2016

Take a break to monkey around...

Make the wise choice to take a break…

It’s a jungle out there. So grab your favorite colored

Quiet, observant, and focused, the owl can teach us a

pencils or markers, swing away from the chaos, and

few things about being calm. So grab your favorite

let your brain monkey around with some creative

colored pencils or markers and fly off to a place of

coloring. With these 47 intricate and delightful

peace to enjoy some creative coloring. With these 47

drawings, you’ll quickly find your body and mind

intricate and delightful drawings, you’ll quickly find

unwinding as you let your colorist talents shine.

your body and mind unwinding as you let your colorist talents shine.

Faces of the Wild: An Adult Coloring Book

Life Aquatic: An Adult Coloring Book

ISBN: 978-1-940611-50-1 PRICE: $9.99 PAGES: 96 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2016

ISBN: 978-1-940611-51-8 PRICE: $9.99 PAGES: 96 FORMAT: Paperback PUB DATE: October 2016

Take a break from the pack…

Take a break to turn the tide…

Life can get wild. So grab your favorite colored

In this crazy, busy world, it’s easy to feel like you’re

pencils or markers and break from the herd with

underwater. So grab your favorite colored pencils or

some peaceful creative coloring. With these 47

markers and set sail for an isle of calm with some

intricate and delightful drawings, you’ll quickly find

peaceful creative coloring. With these 47 intricate and

your body and mind unwinding as you let your

delightful drawings, you’ll quickly find your body and

colorist talents shine.

mind unwinding as you let your colorist talents shine.


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DVDs

Quilty (Season 1: 52 Episodes) Fresh Patchwork + Modern Quilts Hosted by Mary Fons

Quilt It! The Complete First Season (100 Series) The Longarm Quilting Show

ISBN: 978-1-940611-10-5 PRICE: $19.95 RUNNING TIME: 462 Min FORMAT: DVD PUB DATE: January 2014

Hosted by Jodie Davis

Sew It All (Season 1: 13 Episodes)

Fons & Porterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Love of Quilting (2000 Series)

Watch How Simple Sewing Can Be! Hosted by Ellen March

ISBN: 978-1-940611-00-6 PRICE: $19.95 RUNNING TIME: 360 Min FORMAT: DVD PUB DATE: July 2013

Complete Series of 13 Episodes

ISBN: 978-1-940611-11-2 PRICE: $29.95 RUNNING TIME: 360 Min FORMAT: DVD PUB DATE: January 2014

Featuring Marianne Fons & Liz Porter

F&P Love of Quilting (1900 Series)

F&P Love of Quilting (1800 Series)

Complete Series of 13 Episodes

Complete Series of 13 Episodes

Featuring Marianne Fons & Liz Porter

Featuring Marianne Fons & Liz Porter

ISBN: 978-1-940611-12-9 PRICE: $29.95 RUNNING TIME: 360 Min FORMAT: DVD PUB DATE: March 2014

ISBN: 978-1-940611-13-6 PRICE: $29.95 RUNNING TIME: 360 Min FORMAT: DVD PUB DATE: March 2014

ISBN: 978-1-940611-01-3 PRICE: $29.95 RUNNING TIME: 360 Min FORMAT: DVD PUB DATE: July 2013


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Spring House Press Spring 2018 Catalog  

Simple. Creative. Fresh. We publish accessible books on woodworking, crafts, cooking, and more for those who want to sprinkle a little crea...

Spring House Press Spring 2018 Catalog  

Simple. Creative. Fresh. We publish accessible books on woodworking, crafts, cooking, and more for those who want to sprinkle a little crea...