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One of the first books that had a big impact on me as a gardener was Martha Stewart’s Gardening: Month by Month, which I loved because Stewart’s aesthetics (alas, not her resources!) were so similar to mine. More than 25 years later, I still find inspiration in her books, including her latest, Martha’s Flowers. With its advice and lessons on growing and cutting blooms as well as its gorgeous photos of lush arrangements, this sumptuous volume takes readers through the seasons, bloom by beautiful bloom. - S.B.

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Martha's Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780307954770
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - February 27th, 2018

Sad that the U.S. Men’s Team didn’t make the World Cup? Spend some time with Rog and Davo, the two hilarious, knowledgeable, self-deprecating expat Brits behind the podcast and show Men in Blazers. Their encyclopedia of soccer and MiB history combines their enthusiasm for the sport, its glories and defeats, personalities and hairstyles, with their own personal anecdotes. If you are a Great Friend of the Pod, you will love this book. And if you aren’t one, you soon will be. - Melinda

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Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica: A Suboptimal Guide to Soccer, America's
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101875988
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 15th, 2018

The 21 California missions were established by Spanish padres, built by Native Californians, and preserved and restored by historians and architects. This book of 200 lush photographs by Melba Levick, accompanied by Rubén G. Mendoza’s insightful text, will put making a pilgrimage to each of these historic sites high on your bucket list. Author Mendoza is an archaeologist and professor at our own California State University, Monterey Bay. - Felica

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The California Missions Cover Image
By Ruben G. Mendoza, Melba Levick (Photographer)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847861514
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - March 20th, 2018

We all dream big with our friends, of outlandish trips and life-changing goals. But in Shark Drunk Stroksnes and his friend Hugo Aasjord make it happen, setting out to catch a Greenland shark (roughly 26 feet long and weighing about a ton). Balancing the excursion with tales of family and science, etymology and myth, this is a beautiful narrative of our relationships with nature, the world, and ourselves. - Rachel

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Shark Drunk (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972939
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Published: Vintage - June 12th, 2018

High on my list of new releases is BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds from the popular public radio show featuring the Seattle-based program’s best stories about our friends in the avian realm. Author Ellen Blackstone, who is a main force behind the show, offers brief essays on birds’ lives, habits, and songs that are illuminating and fascinating. The charming flock of illustrations are by Rhode Island School of Design’s Emily Poole. The book also features a foreword by John W. Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Bird and nature lovers are sure to enjoy this delightful volume. - Dave I.

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Birdnote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds from the Popular Public Radio Show Cover Image
By Birdnote, Ellen Blackstone (Editor), Emily Poole (Illustrator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781632171696
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Published: Sasquatch Books - March 20th, 2018

How do wrist fitness monitors keep track of our steps? And how does GPS really work? In his totally readable, super-engaging book, physics professor James Kakalios reveals the mind-bending science behind the seemingly basic things that keep our daily lives running, from our smart phones and digital “clouds” to X ray machines and hybrid vehicles. “You won’t find a better, more enjoyable tour guide to how the laws of physics explain the world all around us.” —Sean Carroll, Caltech physicist

The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780770437756
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Published: Broadway Books - May 15th, 2018

To truly understand the path that ancient peoples made across the Bering land bridge, author and adventurer Craig Childs doesn’t just study their path, he walks it. As he describes his journey and that of our ancient ancestors, he shows us a wild world of mastodons, mammoths, and saber-toothed cats. Written with a sense of poetry and appreciation for the untamed, Childs’s latest work is terrific for the student of history or the adventurer at heart. - Aric

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Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307908650
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Published: Pantheon Books - May 1st, 2018

Whoever you are, whatever your political leanings, I urge you to read this story of two boys who fled their country, El Salvador, for a better life in the United States. Told with honesty and a lot of heart, The Far Away Brothers chronicles their journey, from their harrowing passage through the desert to their battles with the legal system in order to remain in a country where their lives are unthreatened. - Jax

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The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101906200
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Published: Broadway Books - May 22nd, 2018

The indomitable Mary Russell is back at it again, this time tracking down a friend’s missing aunt in a search that leads her from the notorious insane asylum of Bedlam to the canals of Mussolini-era Venice. With a cast of players that includes fascist Blackshirts and Cole Porter in full party mode, King’s writing is, as ever, brimming with wit, rich historical detail, and her own brand of infectious joie de vivre. - Ilana

Don’t miss our in-store book launch event with Laurie R. King on June 24th, 2018.

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Island of the Mad: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780804177962
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Published: Bantam - June 12th, 2018

A tantalizing blend of investigative thriller and introspection into what it really means to know those you love. This is a perfect thriller of a beach read (even more appropriate as the opening scene is set at the beach!). The strong writing and exciting twists and turns make this a very enjoyable mystery and a great read if you loved Gone Girl or The Woman in Cabin 10. - Megan

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Watch Me Disappear Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812989489
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - May 8th, 2018

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