Even the laziest couch potato will be inspired to embark on a wilderness adventure after flipping through this book. Santella packs the pages with gorgeous photos and helpful camping tips that will be appreciated by novices and seasoned explorers alike. Whether you want to stay local or travel internationally, Fifty Places to Camp will motivate you to make your travel daydreams a reality.  —Jade

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ISBN: 9781419718267
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - May 10th, 2016

Creative Action Network has done a spectacular job in creating this compact book of art and history about our national parks. It can be so easy to forget about or dismiss these pieces of land held in trust, but See America inspires us to care more deeply for (and take greater advantage of) these priceless aspects of our national heritage. Take a look, I promise you’ll enjoy every page.  —Jax

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ISBN: 9781452148984
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 22nd, 2016

I loved Wendy’s first installment of these unique knitting stitches (Up, Down, All Around). The patterns are written for either flat or in-the-round, making it easy to design a new hat, scarf, or sweater around your new favorite stitch pattern. Remember, knitting isn’t just for winter; break out the cotton and linen and get your lace on for a fancy warm-weather tee!  —Megan


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ISBN: 9781617691959
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - April 26th, 2016

In an unobtrusive storefront in Brooklyn, people are packing into a wood-paneled bar and the tiny Michelin-starred restaurant behind it to taste Scandinavian-inspired dishes paired with a twist on Evil Twin’s ever-unique, rightfully famous beers. Think: aged sour stout plus smoked trout on rye toast. This gorgeous book combines recipes, philosophy, and methods to help you recreate (and understand) some of the most amazing flavor combinations you’ve never imagined. A perfect gift for the beer connoisseur.  —Julia

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ISBN: 9780714871059
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Published: Phaidon Press - May 16th, 2016

The Italian Cooking School series from The Silver Spoon (Italy’s best-selling cookbook of the last 50 years) has so far included Pasta and Pizza. Now comes the sweetest title of all: Ice Cream! In this super-accessible guide, step-by-step instructions and photographs make it easy to learn to make gelati, sorbets, and all kinds of delicious frozen desserts. It’s perfect for beginners and, of course, perfect for summer! —S.B.


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ISBN: 9780714871219
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Published: Phaidon Press - June 27th, 2016

If you were as obsessed with M.R. Carey’s The Girl with All the Gifts as our staff was, you’ll be curious about Fellside. Don’t expect a reprise of Girl, because it’s a completely different creature, but if you can take Fellside on its own terms, you’re in for a hell of a ride. Prison life and ghosts take center stage in this creepy, thought-provoking novel that I read in three breathless sittings.  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780316300285
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Published: Orbit - April 5th, 2016

The latest in the Hap and Leonard series is raunchy, twisted good fun. The two PIs are good ol’ boys with a penchant for vanilla cookies and Dr. Pepper. They’re sly, and apt to erupt into violence at the slightest (and I mean slightest) hint of injustice. Their “cases” aren’t so much jobs as digging themselves out of their own graves. Smart chemistry between leads centers a rollicking mystery that ain’t for the squeamish.  —Dillon


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ISBN: 9780316329408
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Published: Mulholland Books - February 2nd, 2016

We all know about Jim Crow segregation in the South, but in California segregation existed as well, separating Mexicans and other Latinos from whites. Sylvia Mendez was a young girl who didn’t understand why she couldn’t attend the white school. Her family couldn’t get a satisfactory answer as to why they were being separated, so they sued, and won, ending segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board of Education would desegregate the South. Duncan Tonatiuh’s book, written after he interviewed Sylvia, tells their story and includes Tonatiuh’s unique illustrations.  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9781419710544
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

When You Are Engulfed in Flames jumps from assimilating to life in Tokyo to butt boils without missing a beat. Witty and laugh-out-loud funny, Sedaris turns even the most mundane topics into an amusing read. –Jade

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ISBN: 9780316154680
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2009

If you’re looking for something altogether different from anything you’re reading now, you need to try this one. Jemisin builds an exciting and visceral world, and creates a cast of character that will effortlessly break your heart. It’s a book about magic, freedom, and how much people will bear before they break. Engrossing and absolutely stunning, it will really shake you up.  --Jax

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ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015



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