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Winter Cocktails

Sadly, it's time to retire your fruit muddler until next spring. The colder days call for more substantial cocktails, and you can find recipes for them all in Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks ($15, preorder) by Maria del... [More]

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Great Ideas Cunning Plans Notebook

You're always thinking up cunning plans...but when it's time to seek revenge, suddenly you're fresh out of ideas! Keep a list of your evil schemes in the Great Ideas Cunning Plans Notebook ($14)! It's the same one Lex Luthor uses!... [More]

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Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

Nothing says classy like eighteenth-century illustrations of dead flora and fauna, which is why we think this Cabinet of Natural Curiosities ($40) is possibly the world's most perfect coffee table book. Set it out and watch as your house guests browse delicately rendered fish skeletons... [More]

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Vs. Journal

If you're the type that likes to ask who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman* then this Vs. Journal ($17) is just for you! What looks like a quick joke book is actually a fun psychology exercise, getting you to think critically... [More]

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The Library: A World History

Who needs TV when you can stare into the pages of The Library: A World History ($48) and be whisked away to some of the most beautiful places in the world? Written by James W. P. Campbell and photographed by Will Pryce, the beautiful hardcover... [More]

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Coolness Graphed

Things to release at a wedding... very cool: butterflies... uncool: prisoners. Combining wordplay and bar graphs, Coolness Graphed ($12) by RC Jones is a blog-turned-book that's easy to read and easier to love.... [More]

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The Fashionable Cocktail

Just like the fashion industry, the cocktail industry has its trends. Are you up-to-date with the latest of booze-filled concoctions? Jane Rocca's The Fashionable Cocktail: 200 Fabulous Drinks for the Fashion Set ($15) will keep you informed and tispy. She's got darling illustrations to go... [More]

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Bon Voyage Journal

Planning an excursion? When it's done, all you'll have left is an empty bank account and your memories. Help make sure the latter are as lovely as possible by recording them in this Bon Voyage Journal ($15).... [More]

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Sock Monkey Kama Sutra

The actual Kama Sutra too racy for your virgin eyes? The Sock Monkey Kama Sutra ($11) is highly erotic stuffed animal porn that's good for a laugh (and is surprisingly sexy... we heard from a friend).... [More]

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Made By Hand

With great power comes great responsibility, and if you can make a birdhouse without it turning out to be your tenth ashtray this month, then you are powerful indeed and must exercise your gift. Best-selling author Lena Corwin's Made By Hand ($30) contains twenty-six craft... [More]

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Saved by the Bell Guide to Life

Finally, the bulk of Zach Morris's wisdom is now written down so mankind no longer has to fear losing it! The Saved by the Bell Guide to Life ($2 - you get what you pay for) has hands down the best advice for how to... [More]

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Freakin' Fabulous on a Budget

You all love Clinton Kelly as much as we do, right? The charming host of The Chew and What Not to Wear has been inspiring men and women to be their best selves for years, so don't you just wanna devour his new book, Freakin'... [More]

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Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

Full of real-world parenting scenarios and their most favorable outcomes (for you), Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us ($15) is a hilarious read that lets you live vicariously through the same mothers you condemn! Buy it to make you feel good... [More]

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M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual)

The market is flooded with millions of parenting guides from every imaginable angle... isn't it time for at least one guide to how children should treat their parents? Doreen Cronin and Laura Cornell's M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual) ($7) promotes an appreciation for motherhood amongst the... [More]

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Understand Rap

So that's what "I got rubberband banks in my pocket" means! The appeal of William Buckholz's Understand Rap ($8) is layered: you have the absurdity of some rappers' lyrics (Lil Wayne really makes this book possible), you have the author's overly dry textbook explanations, and... [More]

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Put an Egg on It

Forget birds! The new trend is to top your meals with an egg. Err, we guess the trend is hardly new, but Lara Ferroni makes it especially egg-cellent with her new cookbook, Put an Egg on It: 70 Delicious Dishes that Deserve a Sunny Topping... [More]

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What The F*ck Should I Make For Dinner?

It's a question it seems like we all wrestle with at least once a week when contemplating an empty fridge or dwindling grocery budget. What The F*ck Should I Make For Dinner? ($15) helps you overcome that urge to reach for the nearest take-out menu... [More]

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Mom's Five-Second Memory Journal

We're sure you had grand plans before the arrival of that bundle of joy, but now that baby book is sitting empty and neglected, and that diary you planned on keeping is full of blank pages. Tiny people are damned time-consuming, which is why you... [More]

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Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found

We're not sure if anybody still looks at them, but we remember craigslist's "missed connections" from back in the good old early 2000s. Hearing about how Red Civic is sure that the glance he exchanged with Blue BMW during the morning commute was fraught with... [More]

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The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts

The Art of Instruction ($35) is a perfect coffee table book: it's filled with beautiful illustrations, but it's also interesting enough to get lost in every time you pick it up. Katrien van der Schueren has collected over a hundred botanical and zoological vintage pull-down... [More]

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