Travel, Adventure, and Sports from our 2017 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2017 Winter Newsletter, recommended by Bookshop Santa Cruz staff.

All right, Santa Cruzans: Whether you have your own Sprinter or vintage VW or you’re just looking for inspiration, a breath of fresh air, and a little open road, here’s the book for you and your favorite nomad. Huntington has put together a glorious collection of van life, divided into sections by vehicle type and full of stunning photographs and essays by those living the dream. Love Tiny Homes or Cabin Porn? Here’s your next move. - Melinda

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Van Life: Your Home on the Road Cover Image
By Foster Huntington (Artist)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316556446
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - October 10th, 2017

If you love the California coast and are dying for a nice coffee-table book celebrating its rugged beauty but can’t decide between photography or paintings, I’m here to make your decision harder. These two books capture our gorgeous coastline—one in beautiful photographs, the other in luminous paintings that span 100 years of the California Art Club. Like me, you may be hard-pressed to choose between the two! - Flannery

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Coastal California: The Pacific Coast Highway and Beyond Cover Image
By Jake Rajs, Edmund G. Brown Jr (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847861095
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 24th, 2017

If you love the California coast and are dying for a nice coffee-table book celebrating its rugged beauty but can’t decide between photography or paintings, I’m here to make your decision harder. These two books capture our gorgeous coastline—one in beautiful photographs, the other in luminous paintings that span 100 years of the California Art Club. Like me, you may be hard-pressed to choose between the two! - Flannery

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Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns Cover Image
By Jean Stern, Molly Siple, Elaine Adams (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847860593
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skira Rizzoli - October 3rd, 2017

Lonely Planet is a trusted source whose guidebooks many have used on travels abroad. Their new book is a little different this time around. Instead of focusing on a specific area, Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure has tips and tricks for maximizing your adventure, whether it be biking, climbing, or canoeing, in numerous locations around the globe. It is a great book for the armchair traveler and outdoor enthusiast alike. - Ian

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Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventure Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781786577597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lonely Planet - September 19th, 2017

Frans Lanting, one of the most widely known and well-respected nature photographers in the world, has taken some of the iconic photographs of the past several decades. Here he collects his best images from Africa, capturing the light and vibrancy of the continent. The images are so astounding they literally calm the spirit. A great gift for photographers, travelers, nature lovers, and those looking to take an African safari of the mind. - Rico

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Into Africa Cover Image
By Frans Lanting, Chris Eckstrom (Editor), Frans Lanting (Photographer)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781608878895
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Earth Aware Editions - October 10th, 2017

What was Michael Jordan’s best season? Who was the greatest dunker ever? These and other explorations of hoops make this book so much fun. I totally geeked out on the Franken-player section, where you can combine the skills and attributes of multiple players to design a super-baller. (Mine got Steph Curry’s jumper.) It also has super cool illustrations. A must-have for anyone who loves sports. - Jason

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Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator), Reggie Miller (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419726477
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Published: Abrams Image - October 10th, 2017

In 1928, women were permitted to participate at the Olympics in track and field for the first time. This book recounts the careers of the women who were there and those who followed in their footsteps. These women overcame immense physical, mental, and social obstacles to pursue a sport they loved. It’s a fascinating and rarely told part of history. - Jade

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Fire on the Track: Betty Robinson and the Triumph of the Early Olympic Women Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101906156
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - October 17th, 2017

This is the soccer book I’ve been waiting for! Oxenham, who played for Santos FC in Brazil, takes us on an intimate tour of women’s soccer around the world. She follows Allie Long, who moonlights in underground men’s leagues, and Marta, the lesser known Brazilian Número 10, and others through Europe, Russia, refugee camps, motherhood, and more. It’s an engaging look at their real life struggles and passion, always their passion. - Melinda

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Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781785781537
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Published: Icon Books - September 5th, 2017

The newest chapter of expatriate and acclaimed cook David Lebovitz’s life in Paris, complete with recipes! “David captures the torturous travails of apartment renovation in the City of Light with humor and acumen. ‘Pas de problème,’ he’s told time and again as the renovation derails. He is as alert to details of parquet and working with a notaire as he is with recipes for tarte tatin and quiche, both included here. This memoir brings fans of David even closer to the happy life he’s built for himself in Paris.” —Jacques Pepin

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L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780804188388
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 7th, 2017

 

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