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After the Flower Market

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$16.95

"These surprisingly beautiful images of growth and decay are like a meditation, an invitation to consider transience and joy." --Harper's Bazaar

Photographer Johanna Neurath visited Columbia Road Market in London nearly every Sunday for ten years. Rather than depicting the obvious prettiness of people and their flowers Neurath turns her attention to the colors and patterns left behind as the market clears out. This book fuses still life and street photography and reminds us that beauty is often to be found in the most unexpected places.

Johanna Neurath is Design Director at Thames & Hudson. A self-confessed image junkie, type nerd, and bibliophile, Neurath has worked in publishing for more than twenty-five years as a book designer, picture editor, typographer, and commissioning editor.

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Be More Taylor Swift: Fearless advice on following your dreams and finding your voice

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What would Taylor do?

Songwriting genius, poised performer, warm-hearted friend--we'd all love to be a bit more like Taylor Swift. This brilliant guide will show you how.

Whether it is standing up for yourself and your friends, opening your heart to love, or refusing to let others write your reputation, these life lessons will help you shake off your troubles and become folklore for Swifties everywhere.

Containing advice on love, friendship, overcoming fears, being yourself, and finding creative inspiration, Be More Taylor Swift is the perfect gift for Taylor Swift fans.

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Best of the Rejection Collection: 307 Cartoons That Were Too Dark, Too Weird, or Too Naughty for The New Yorker

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The best of the worst: these cartoons rejected by The New Yorker were deemed too dumb, too weird, or too naughty--but not for lack of laughs!

Every week, hundreds and hundreds of cartoons pour into The New Yorker. Most are rejected. Doesn't matter how big a deal the cartoonist is, either. Roz Chast, David Sipress, Kim Warp, Sam gross, Ed Steed, Emily Flake, Navied Mahdavian, or Mary Lawton--if the work in question is too weird, too naughty, too juvenile, or too dark, it's out. Luckily for us, Matthew Diffee has been bravely sifting through the circular file to rescue the best of the worst.
Here are 297 cartoons in a revised second edition featuring more than 50 new cartoons--even better, even worse! The cartoon set-ups may be familiar--a couple in bed, a few people stranded on a desert island, a doctor and patient in an examining room--but the joke are anything but, with twists so unexpected, you can't help but laugh out loud.


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Book Nerd

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$12.95

Book nerds rule! And what better gift than a book that celebrates bookishness?

You know you're a Book Nerd when...

--You have a minimum of 5 books on your night table.

--You never once thought the movie was better.

--Your favorite mug says "I'd rather be reading."

--You use words like librocubicularist in casual conversation (though no conversation about books is ever "casual").

--You wear a T-shirt that says--what else?--"Too many books, too little time."

Charming, affectionate, and unabashed in its celebration of book nerdiness, this little love letter is for every avid reader. Every page is packed with bright, playful, intricately detailed illustrations by Holly Maguire, and wonderful mottoes, definitions, relatable moments, and more.

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But I Wanted a Pony!: An Anne Taintor Motherhood Collection

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This new collection of vintage-with-a-twist work by Anne Taintor offers up a fresh serving of Anne's signature hilarious commentary on the joys, challenges, and cocktail hours of motherhood. From the fundamentals (WOW! I get to give birth AND change diapers!) to putting food on the table (you see them as pies . . . I see them as cries for help) to dealing with childhood questions (because I'm the mother . . . that's why) and strategies for taking the edge off (now be a dear and fetch mommy her flask), Taintor expertly captures the funny, frantic, and honest thoughts that most moms have experienced, with an attitude mothers everywhere will welcome.
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Cat

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$18.95

A cat is content to be a cat. A cat is not owned by anybody. A cat imagines things about you, nothing you can know for sure. A cat reminds us that much in this world remains unknown.

In his novels, stories, and essays, Leonard Michaels proved himself to be one of the most incisive observers of human behavior, but few know that he was every bit as perspicacious a chronicler of America's favorite pet: the domestic cat. Elusive, elegant, and often humorous--much like his subject--Michaels gives us this unfathomable animal as we have never quite seen it before, and yet as we have always known it to be. Through a series of meditations, aphorisms, and anecdotes, along with original illustrations from Frances Lerner, A Cat is a both a compendium of feline behavior and a love letter to this marvelous creature.

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Cat Naps: The Secret Life of Cats

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A gently humorous, strikingly illustrated guide to the different catnap positions favored by felines--and what they reveal about each cat's personality.

How does your cat like to nap?

It's well known that kitties have perfected the art of sleeping, and this adorable book shows them in a host of comfy positions--all accompanied by brief, irreverent descriptions of the pose. Some toms and tabbies hang loose, throwing themselves onto the nearest piece of furniture, while others stretch out their paws, crash behind the heater, and worship the sun. Cube hunters curl up in a shoebox or undersized container, while only the bravest settle themselves right on top of the family dog. With its irresistible pictures and humorous text, Cat Naps is the perfect gift for fans of all felines.

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9781912537839
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Cats in Spring Rain: A Celebration of Feline Charm in Japanese Art and Haiku

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This delightful little book pays homage to the cat through artfully curated Japanese poetry and prints.

No one captures the graces and idiosyncrasies of cats quite like the painters, printmakers, and haiku masters of Japan. From the Edo to the Showa period, many artists turned their gaze toward an unlikely subject: their small feline companions. Closely observed portraits in words ad ink elevate the everyday adventures of cats: taking a nap on a Buddha statue's lap, daintily eating a rice ball, courting the neighbor's cat. This curated collection of poems, prints, and paintings will leave you inspired to cultivate the serenity and wonder embodied by these creators--and by the cats themselves. Presented as a sweet, jacketed paperback with thoughtful design touches, this volume includes each poem in both English and Japanese.

THE ORIGINAL CAT LOVERS: Centuries before the emergence of cat memes and cat cafes, Japanese artists and writers perfected the practice of feline reverence. Cats played pivotal roles in folklore; they were the protectors of scriptures and symbols of good luck and wealth. They also proved to be a wonderful source of creative inspiration. This little compendium showcases Japan's rich cultural heritage.

UNIQUE GIFT: Surprise your cat-loving friends and family with this unusual twist on the cat-themed gift.

PERFECT FOR POETRY LOVERS: Whether they came to poetry through the works of Instagram poets, or have been reading the classics for decades, any lover of verse will enjoy this thoughtfully curated collection. The writers featured include Bashō, Chiyo-ni, Issa, Shiki, and more--all icons of the haiku form.

ENCHANTING ART: Hokusai, Hiroshige, Yoshitoshi, and more: These artists masterfully captured the personalities of cats and their humans. These images, with their delicate lines and soothing colors, have endured through time to bring us quiet joy.

Perfect for:
- Cat lovers
- Poets and poetry readers
- Artists and art lovers
- Anyone who appreciates Japan's arts and culture

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Happiness Is . . . 200 Things I Love About Mom: (Mother's Day Gifts, Gifts for Moms from Sons and Daughters, New Mom Gifts)

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From the creators of the Happiness Is . . . series (more than 200,000 copies in print!) comes a smile-worthy gift book to show moms how much we care--on Mother's Day, their birthday, or any other day of the year. Each book features 200 reasons to treasure those only-with-Mom moments, from getting much-needed advice to learning a new recipe, building a tree fort, taking a long walk together, sharing inside jokes, or just getting a big hug. Featuring the brand's signature sweet illustrations and friendly tone, these books celebrate all the personal moments, big and small, that we love to share with Mom.
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How to Go Waste Free: Eco Tips for Busy People

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No more waste! These 100 tips provide insight, practical advice, and a painless approach to joining the zero-waste revolution.

Every year, people dump over two billion tons of waste--which does untold damage to the environment, wildlife, and our health. How can we, as individuals, stem this tide of trash? How to Go Waste Free helps you change your habits, so you throw nothing away, replace non-sustainable products with reusable ones, compost or reuse everything, and live a simple, cost-effective, and eco-friendly life. One hundred easy-to-implement, painless tips cover everything from shopping locally, avoiding wastefully packaged takeout, and carrying your own shopping bags to buying LED lightbulbs, ecogifting, and throwing a waste-free wedding. Plus, there's advice on doing a waste audit so you know where you stand right now!

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Pocket Nature Series: Cloud Spotting: Pocket Nature Series: Cloud-Spotting

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A take-anywhere guide to the mindful practice of cloud watching.

Press pause, step outside, and look up. There is so much to gain by simply watching the clouds go by. This pocket guide invites you to tap into the calming power of nature through the contemplative practice of cloud spotting.

Discover different types of clouds, unique sky phenomena, and the many benefits that come from slowing down long enough to notice them. Perfect for nature-lovers and outdoorsy types, the petite size makes this book easy to toss in a backpack and take on an adventure. New and experienced meditators alike will appreciate the simple approach to mindfulness. Filled with remarkable tidbits and soothing practices, CLOUD SPOTTING reminds us that the wonders of nature abound if we just take the time to look.

NATURE AS THERAPY: The activities are easy and accessible to everyone who enjoys spending time outside. CLOUD SPOTTING is as applicable for avid adventurers as it is for people trying to spend more time outside, and for experienced meditators as well as those new to the practice.

UNIQUE CONTENT: The hyper-specific topics in this series stand apart from other general nature books in this category, offering clear gifting moments and recipients.

MAKES A LOVELY GIFT: The POCKET NATURE series makes a thoughtful gift for a wide range of folks for nearly any occasion, gifted alongside outdoor gear or tucked in a holiday stocking.

Perfect for:

  • Cloud appreciators, including those who subscribe to the Cloud-a-Day newsletter or are members of the Cloud Appreciation Society
  • Nature lovers
  • Mindfulness practitioners
  • Meditators and those looking for an easy way to start a meditation practice
  • People looking to slow down and disconnect, and/or spend more time outside
  • People who purchased MINDFULNESS CARDS, NATURE MEDITATIONS, A CLOUD A DAY
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    Recharge [Mini Book]: Meditations & Inspirations

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    A pocket-sized book of thoughtful quotes curated to help you take a step back, relax your mind, and recharge your psyche.

    "The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light..." --Mary Sarton

    In today's high-speed world of overstimulation and overachievement, our personal batteries have never felt more drained. In an age that requires immediacy and productivity in a minute's notice, how can we step away from the constant demands of our lives and allow ourselves to simply rest? Recharge mini book aims to reduce our everyday stress and encourages us to mindfully relax into the present moment with poignant words from writers, thinkers, and seekers that guide us toward making meaningful changes in our lives to optimize our energy, self-care, and mental health.

    150 QUOTES: Open to any page for inspiration from writers and thinkers including Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Thích Nh't H?nh, and Sharon Salzberg

    POCKET SIZE: This compact mini book fits easily in a pocket or purse for easy access to wisdom and inspiration whenever it's needed

    CREATE COMFORT AND CALM: Each quote is an invitation for self-reflection that can help us move toward clarity, presence, and a mindful being

    BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED: Lovely hand-drawn illustrations add a layer of beauty and joy to each quote

    COMPLETE THE SERIES COLLECTION: Deepen your mindfulness practice with Recharge: A Day and Night Reflection Journal

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    9781647226428
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    Rejected Books: The Most Unpublishable Books of All Time

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    A collection of forty hilariously unrealistic, totally cringe-worthy covers for books that will never, ever be published--from the authors of Images You Should Not Masturbate To

    This collection of imagined book covers will have you scratching your head and guffawing with every page turn. Though Pranks with Sausages and Holy Bible II don't actually exist, Rejected Books offers up a professionally produced series of photos imagining just what these wacky ideas (and plenty more) could look like.

    Rejected Books includes delightfully weird covers of imagined books like:

    - The Sculptors Who Couldn't Do Hands
    - Cooking with Breast Milk
    - Possessed Toys: A Buying Guide
    - Unfortunate Gluing Accidents
    - Camel Toes Through History


    Enjoy the worst book pitches of all time and rest assured that anyone can have a future in publishing . . . even if your ideas are totally horrible.

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    Sherlock Holmes Little Book Of Wisdom

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    Sherlock Holmes' wit and wisdom, combined with some sly illustrations, will help you deduce the best way to mindfully solve the mysteries of modern life!

    In our pursuit of happiness, is it possible we have overlooked some crucial clue? Time to turn your days into a thrilling adventure!

    The game's afoot.

    In this age of nano-tech and quantum physics, the thinking of Sherlock Holmes returns to remind us that success in life depends on noticing the tiny details that others do not.

    You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles. (Holmes)

    If you find life puzzling and incomprehensible, who better to help you understand what's going on than Sherlock Holmes?

    Holmes reminds us that life makes a lot more sense if you know what to look for. Listen to Holmes and you'll know that life isn't random.

    Holmes has lots of life lessons to offer us. His great career wasn't only down to spotting clues. He was a specialist in deduction, a master of disguise, a genius at setting traps and a prince of daring-do, happy to brave a moor at midnight and face a demon hound. He also knew how to choose his friends, and find the perfect ally in his dear Watson.

    After all, the great detective unmasked the Sussex Vampire, caught the Creeping Man and destroyed the evil genius Moriarty. Compared to this, shouldn't our worries be a piece of cake?

    Illustrated with Glenn Dakin's trademark witty cartoons and insightful observations.

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    Unplug [Mini Book]: Meditations & Inspirations

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    A pocket-sized book of thoughtful quotes curated to help you unplug from your devices, step away from your screen, and live a more present life.

    "Almost everything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." --Anne Lamott

    With the constant barrage of news feeds, notifications, and social media demanding our attention almost every minute of our day, it has become critical for us to take a digital break and unplug. Stepping away from our screens, however, is proving to be increasingly more difficult in today's constant, hyperconnected, technological world. How can we mindfully connect to the present moment and allow ourselves to fully enter into the here and now?

    Dive into the insightful words of writers, thinkers, and seekers who grapple with the way media shapes our consciousness. Let these quotes act as a guide to reflect on and cherish everyday experiences without digital technology and bring critical awareness on how technology is overtaking our lives.

    Unplug mini book invites us to disconnect from the never-ending data stream inundating our lives so that we can reconnect with ourselves.

    150 QUOTES: Open to any page for inspiration from writers and thinkers including Eckhart Tolle, Henry David Thoreau, Alan Watts, and Deepak Chopra

    POCKET SIZE: This compact mini book fits easily in a pocket or purse for easy access to wisdom and inspiration whenever it's needed

    CREATE COMFORT AND CALM: Each quote is an invitation for self-reflection that can help us move towards clarity, presence, and mindful being

    BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED: Lovely hand-drawn illustrations add a layer of beauty and joy to each quote

    COMPLETE THE SERIES COLLECTION: Deepen your mindfulness practice with Unplug: A Day and Night Journal for Cultivating Off-Screen Well-Being

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    9781647226435
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    Wine Makes Mommy Clever

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    From the author of the wildly popular Bunny Suicides series comes this hilarious collection detailing all the quirks and endearing oddities of motherhood. Mommy loves chocolate cake (no matter how bad it is for her), has magical spit (removes any stain!), and loves spa treatments (especially when she's not the one paying). Whether she's admiring her shoe collection or hiding Daddy's favorite grungy T-shirt, Mommy's always there doing her best to be the greatest. Including 60 all-new cartoons from Andy Riley, Wine Makes Mommy Clever is an affectionate, witty tribute to moms everywhere.
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    9781452112268
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    Would You Rather? Questions for Couples: Laugh and Grow Closer with Fun Conversations

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    Enjoy quality time with your partner with these hilarious, thought-provoking, and straight-up silly questions for couples.

    Would you rather give people the ability to read your thoughts or see your internet search history? Ditch the same-old, boring couples' activities--and learn what makes your partner tick--as you consider fun questions like this one. From deciding between two equally questionable choices to debating which impossible scenario you'd rather be stuck in, these Would You Rather questions will keep the conversation flowing, make you laugh hysterically, and strengthen your bond.

    Use Would You Rather? Questions for Couples to:
    Get playful--and weird. Questions span topics from everyday choices and embarrassing moments to wild adventures involving celebrities, time travel, and the supernatural. There's truly something for everyone.
    Spark hours of conversation. With over 250 questions, you'll have plenty of material for interesting debates anytime, anywhere. You'll be surprised just how much you learn about each other's thinking, perspectives, and priorities.
    Up the ante. Feeling competitive? Use our suggestions to turn these questions into a game for two, complete with stakes, points, and prizes.
    Win partner points. This book will help you foster a deeper connection with your significant other, making it the perfect Valentine's Day or anniversary gift, or date-night companion.

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    Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village

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    NATIONAL BESTSELLER - Considering a trip to a quaint English village? You'll think twice after learning about the countless murderous possibilities lurking behind the bucolic façades, thanks to this illustrated guide from #1 bestselling author Maureen Johnson and illustrator Jay Cooper--perfect for fans of cozy mysteries.

    A weekend roaming narrow old lanes, touring the faded glories of a country manor, and quaffing pints in the pub. How charming. That is, unless you have the misfortune of finding yourself in an English Murder Village, where danger lurks around each picturesque cobblestone corner and every sip of tea may be your last. If you insist on your travels, do yourself a favor and bring a copy of this little book. It may just keep you alive.

    Brought to life with dozens of Gorey-esque drawings by illustrator Jay Cooper and peppered with allusions to classic crime series and unmistakably British murder lore, Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village gives you the tools you need to avoid the same fate, should you find yourself in a suspiciously cozy English village (or simply dream of going). Good luck! And whatever you do, avoid the vicar.

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