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Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship

Part cookbook and part series of small moments and stories, Date Night In ($24) by Not Without Salt blogger Ashley Rodriguez is about as perfect as it gets. It marries food with relationships, giving the reader the gift of delicious, simple meals that are easy... [More]

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Dept. of Speculation

If you're looking for a good fluffy read, you'll probably want to steer clear of Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation ($11). The quick novel is anything but light, drawing on easily imaginable real life conflicts to drive the plot. Offill's main characters remain unnamed and... [More]

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Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York's Most Creative Bakery

We will neither confirm nor deny the allegations that we purchased this cookbook ($22) from one of Brooklyn's most revered bakeries because the cake on the cover made us salivate. We're pretty sure you can guess the truth. And while we haven't tackled said cake... [More]

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Soppy: A Love Story

Need a dose of feel-good today? We hear ya. It's February and it's hard to stay cheerful. Your remedy is Soppy: A Love Story ($12) by Philippa Rice. Even if you aren't familiar with Rice and her webcomic, My Cardboard Life, you'll enjoy this collection... [More]

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Grumpy Notebook Set

If keeping a journal of your happy thoughts helps boost your health, we're not sure exactly what scribbling in this Grumpy Notebook Set ($7) will do for you. But since the overuse of antibiotics, genetically modified soybeans, and alien scanner rays are probably destroying your... [More]

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All the Light We Cannot See

Yes, All the Light We Cannot See ($16) by Anthony Doerr is a novel about World War II, but it's also so much more than that. It's a novel about a blind French girl and her father, a brilliant German soldier, and all of the... [More]

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The Little Hiptionary

When somebody offers to fix your wagon, do you look for your Radio Flyer? Think a butterface happens when you get sloppy while eating toast, or that ballin' has something to do with baseball? Get yourself a copy of The Little Hiptionary ($10) and start... [More]

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The First Bad Man

Doe-eyed mythical creature Miranda July has just released her first novel, The First Bad Man ($17). We know, we're surprised that it's her first full-length offering, but we shouldn't be, since she's been so busy with making movies (with talking cats), creating experimental mobile apps,... [More]

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The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse

You've sat around the coffee table, tossing back brews and bragging about how you're going to stockpile chainsaws and fortify your split-level for that inevitable moment when the ravenous undead descend. But what happens when you run out of rice and dried pasta? The Art... [More]

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The Seven Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today

When it comes to tackling life's big decisions, who do you turn to for advice? Some big shot in a suit with a wall full of degrees and qualifications, or five of the most awful human beings ever dreamed up? In The Seven Secrets of... [More]

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Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection

We're calling shenanigans on the fact that one of our favorite web comic writers has announced a new hardcover collection... that'll be released in September. That's so far away! (You should read that last sentence with a super whiny voice). While we wait, we'll stalk... [More]

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The Juice Solution

Happy New Year! Time to flush another 365 days of debauchery from your colon, and what better way to do it than with pureed raw vegetables? The Juice Solution ($21) comes with over 90 recipes for health-boosting liquid meals that won't leave you feeling like... [More]

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Travel Wallet

Keep track of this Travel Wallet ($95) while on vacation and you'll have everything you need to avoid being stranded in a foreign country, if you were a character in artist David Shrigley's world, that is. This half-functional item, half-art project includes several phrase cards... [More]

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Hickory Daiquiri Dock

Sleep deprivation, incessant screaming, and being frequently required to handle feces... sound like it might drive you to drink? The author of Hickory Daiquiri Dock ($11) agrees, transforming the familiar nursery rhymes of your childhood into recipes for much-needed cocktails. Commiserate over the trials -... [More]

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The Oxford Companion to Food

Food is the best. Where would we be without it? Sucking nutrient gruel through a tube, that's where. Celebrate the wonder of fueling your body by putting tasty things into your mouth with The Oxford Companion to Food ($43), a bewilderingly comprehensive guide to all... [More]

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Name That Movie: 100 Illustrated Movie Puzzles

Think you're a real cinema buff? Illustrator Paul Rogers wants to put you to the test. In Name That Movie ($12), he challenges you to guess the flick based on his whimsical illustrations of iconic scenes and sets, from the Big Kahuna Burger to the... [More]

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Blood, Bones & Butter

We can't be the only ones who - pardon the pun - eat up restaurant memoirs or else chefs would stop writing them, right? Let's hope it never comes to that because after finishing Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef... [More]

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Animal Architecture

While (most of) you have been living in homes constructed by skilled builders who took years to learn their craft, animals all over the world and even in your own backyard have been building their own homes that are structurally way more complex than your... [More]

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My Life Story - So Far

We're wondering if this My Life Story - So Far ($28) journal should come with a nice set of big black censorship stickers. The thoughtful headers in the nine sections of this handsome clothbound book prompt you to share cherished memories and experiences, from first... [More]

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Fortune-Telling Birthday Book

This Fortune-Telling Birthday Book ($10) should really be named "The Blatant Self-Aggrandizement Book." Every one of its 365 "fortunes" consists of a paragraph of gushing about the various ways in which you're great. And how does that explain the world's high percentage of jerks? Clearly,... [More]

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