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Luella's Guide to English Style

No, it's not a grammar book (although since it's written by a Brit, we're expecting flawless punctuation). Luella's Guide to English Style ($16) is a manual on the culture of the modern English woman, written by the 2008 British Fashion Awards' Designer of the Year,... [More]

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Classic Book Cover for Kindle or Kobo

It's hard to say goodbye to the page-turning format of paper books, especially for big readers. But hey, it's going to take more than a hardcover copy of Little Women to stop the wheel of progress. At least with a Classic Book Cover for Kindle... [More]

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The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems

Late in her life, Emily Dickinson wrote a small collection of fifty-two poems using the backs, flaps, and insides of used envelopes. All of them are collected in The Gorgeous Nothings ($26), a hardcover book which reproduces the poems in their original context - as... [More]

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Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living

Ahh, winter vacation: a time to wear fleece PJs 24/7, eat cereal straight from the box, and catch up on our pleasure reading. First up is Nick Offerman's recent release, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living ($16). We hear it's a... [More]

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Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Simple times call for simple measures. From the genius mind of Amy Sedaris, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People ($20) is full of crafts and activities for the financially challenged. From salvaging materials to entertaining yourself cheaply, Sedaris reminds you that "inside your featureless well-worn... [More]

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Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

Writers and lovers of literature have never needed an excuse to drink, but that doesn't mean they won't take one. Enter Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist ($14) by Tim Federle. It's home to over sixty-five punny drink recipes based on the classic works... [More]

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Modern Homestead

Homesteading: it's not just for smelly hippies and paranoid survivalists. Renee Wilkinson's Modern Homestead ($22) reveals raising your own livestock and veggies, preserving, canning, and generally being self-sufficient, as hip lifestyle choices for everyone from suburban moms to urban apartment-dwellers.... [More]

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Roberta's Cookbook

Who's Roberta and what makes her cookbook so special? Turns out, Roberta's Cookbook ($21), by chef Carlo Mirarchi, is special because the Roberta's in question is the famed Bushwick pizza-turned-high-end-foodie place. We've yet to patronize the restaurant and nom on some wood-fired pizza, but we'll... [More]

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Raising Unicorns

We're intrigued. Is it really possible to start our own unicorn farm? Jessica S. Marquis tells us it is! Her book, Raising Unicorns: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Starting and Running a Successful - and Magical! - Unicorn Farm ($12), gives us the nitty-gritty details about... [More]

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Juniper Books Jane Austen Set

Do we really need our collection of Jane Austen novels to be bound in custom-printed pink dust jackets? You may assume we're going to say no, but you'd be wrong. Juniper Books Jane Austen Set ($199)... [More]

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Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition

Does anybody do portmanteaus quite like the Germans? If schadenfreude got too mainstream for you, check out Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition ($10), Ben Schott's collection of German words that ought to exist to help illustrate specific instances succinctly - or in the... [More]

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Oyster Books Subscription

You know what make the best gifts? The things that the recipient can to tailor to his/her own preferences. We wouldn't say no to an Oyster Books Subscription ($10/mo), and we suspect your coworkers, siblings, etc. wouldn't be able to, either. You give them a... [More]

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Dictionary Bookmark

What do you do when you're reading and come across a word you don't know? ... Uh-huh... And what should you do? ... Uh-huh... Dictionary Bookmark ($45)... [More]

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Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers

No, that shade of blue isn't a coincidence. Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers ($16) is written by Walter Hoving, former chairman of Tiffany & Co. in New York. Turns out the master of drool-worthy jewelry is also quite the expert on etiquette, and in this... [More]

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Cooking Slow

All our foodie magazines are chock full of meal ideas we can throw together in four minutes with three ingredients or less. But what about those days when we actually want to spend a long time in the kitchen? Cooking Slow ($23) is packed with... [More]

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My Mother's Clothes

Squeeze a couple of tears out of your old lady's eye with My Mother's Clothes ($18), photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron's loving tribute to her late mother and her struggle against Alzheimer's. This gorgeous book combines the power of Barron's lens with the memories embodied in... [More]

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Colorstrology

The design minds at Pantone might have pulled the notion of your "birthday color" out of their proverbial rears, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun reading up on our Colorstrology ($20). Find out if you're a striking and appealing Apricot Nectar type, or... [More]

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Kindle Paperwhite

Feeling conflicted about picking an e-reader? Maybe you like to squeeze in an extra chapter after the spouse has turned out the lights but hate the glare of a glowing screen the rest of the time. Thankfully, there's a better solution than reading with a... [More]

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The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey

Watching a lot of Boardwalk Empire lately, huh? By the founders of the Kings County Distillery (the first New York City distillery since Prohibition), the Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey ($17) is part history book, part how-to manual, and part... [More]

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The Married Kama Sutra: The World's Least Erotic Sex Manual

We hate to admit it, but we definitely had a little chuckle over some of the "positions" depicted in the Married Kama Sutra ($13) by Simon Rich and Farley Katz. Not your typical naughty hanky-panky manual, The Married Kama Sutra humorously describes marital interactions like... [More]

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