Category: Pop culture

What We See When We Read

Vintage | August 5, 2014 | 419 pages
A Knopf art director presents a fully illustrated investigation into how we visualize images while reading works of literature, sharing example fragments of artwork that provide insights into how authors imagined their characters and settings. Original. 20,000 first printing.  More Info
$18.50

You Have to Fucking Eat

November 12, 2014 | 32 pages
The long-awaited sequel to the #1 "New York Times" best-selling classic "Go the F*** to Sleep."  More Info

The Pocket Beer Guide

Sterling Publishing (NY) | September 17, 2013 | 320 pages
The best beers are here, so drink up! The authors of the acclaimed World Atlas of Beer (Sterling Epicure) have collaborated with top international contributors to create the most extraordinary, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide to brews available. This team of experts provides tasting notes on an... More Info
$20.95

Kurt Cobain

One Peace Books Incorporated | April 15, 2014 | 96 pages
Growing up, Kurt Cobain believed that he was an alien and that his parents weren t really his parents. He thought that his alien race would rescue him sooner or later or that he would at least meet others like him, never feeling alone again. Eventually, Kurt Cobain will meet like-minded friends and... More Info
$14.95

Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch

April 3, 2014 | 36 pages
The newest in I Love Mel's pop culture colouring books is Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch, an unofficial colouring book featuring line drawings of the star's best known roles on film and television. Cumberbatch has taken the world by storm in roles such as Sherlock Holmes on BBC's Sherlock,... More Info
$30.95

Top 40 Democracy

University of Chicago Press | October 20, 2014 | 312 pages
If you drive into any American city with the car stereo blasting, you’ll undoubtedly find radio stations representing R&B/hip-hop, country, Top 40, adult contemporary, rock, and Latin, each playing hit after hit within that musical format. American music has created an array of rival... More Info
$24.00

About Time

Little, Brown | November 4, 2014 | 224 pages
By the author of Paris Versus New York, an illustrated exploration of time and memory. Take it, make it, lose it, have it, kill it, spend it, save it, forget it, break it, set it, repeat it, keep it: time flies and time crawls. This might be your first time, your last time, or you may be stuck in... More Info

Inside the Dream Palace

Mariner Books | November 1, 2014 | 496 pages
The history of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, where artists of all stripes, legends themselves, have lived and loved and worked for more than a century.  More Info
$14.99

The Anti Journal

November 11, 2014 | 192 pages
Anti Journal is a fresh creative journaling title for teenagers and young adults reflecting the modern zeitgeist. Upwards and downwards of its core audience it offers perennial crossover value as an adult gift purchase and younger activity purchase -- in a nutshell, its audience is huge.... More Info
$32.95

Windows on the World

Penguin Press | November 13, 2014 | 152 pages
Forefront writers including Daniel Kehlmann, Nadine Gordimer and Xi Chuan collaborate with artist Matteo Pericoli to share metaphorical views on place, creativity and the meaning of home in the 21st century. 30,000 first printing. Illustrations.  More Info
$27.95

Novel Living

Stewart Tabori & Chang | November 11, 2014 | 144 pages
Presents ideas for collecting and restoring print books, and includes crafting and decorating suggestions to incorporate them into a person's living space.  More Info
$24.95

Homeland and Philosophy

Open Court | November 1, 2014 | 288 pages
In Homeland and Philosophy, 23 philosophers tackle the issues that Showtime's award-winning show Homeland asks us to consider. The drama, which centers on Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody's release from an al-Qaeda prison, and CIA Agent Carrie Mathison's distrust of his intentions, asks questions of... More Info
$18.50

Michael Jackson's Dangerous

Bloomsbury Academic | September 25, 2014 | 168 pages
Dangerous is Michael Jackson's coming of age album. Granted, that's a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold, at long last embracing adulthood-politically questioning, sexually charged-yet unable to... More Info
$18.99

Beatles vs. Stones

Simon & Schuster | November 11, 2014 | 320 pages
A lively examination of the most legendary (and least understood) rivalry in the annals of rock ’n’ roll: “Beatles vs. Stones is one of the best rock biographies I have seen this year…If you thought you knew everything there was to know about these two groups, think again” (Seattle... More Info
$21.95

Full Speed Ahead!

Abrams Books for Young Readers | October 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Animals and objects are grouped together by their speed, from slowest to fastest, including such things as elephants, hares, tanks, biplanes, and tennis balls.  More Info
$36.99

The World of PostSecret

William Morrow | November 4, 2014 | 288 pages
A ton of secrets, one postcard at a time.  More Info
$29.99

Napkin Notes

HarperOne | October 28, 2014 | 224 pages
Cancer has given Garth Callaghan a new purpose: to inspire parents to connect more with their children even in small ways, as he has done before and since his diagnosis by tucking a napkin note into his daughter’s lunch every day. Garth Callaghan doesn’t know how long he has to live. But he can... More Info

Shake Puppies

Harper Design | October 28, 2014 | 144 pages
This highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake features more than 130 photographs of adorable puppies. This brilliant, brightly colored collection truly captures the squishy cuteness of a puppy—its tousled fur, floppy ears, and endearing expression—in the moment when our tiny,... More Info
$20.00

A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

Penguin Group USA | October 28, 2014 | 192 pages
A witty, gracious, and charmingly illustrated anti-consumer manifesto Like most people, Sarah Lazarovic covets beautiful things. But rather than giving in to her impulse to spend and acquire, Sarah spent a year painting the objects she wanted to buy instead. Based on a visual essay that was first... More Info
$16.99

Infographic Guide to Literature

Cassell | October 14, 2014 | 160 pages
100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics all about literature, featuring your favourite books and authors! Infographic Guide to Literature presents unique, witty and surprising facts about literature, from Shakespeare and Austen to Nabakov and Orwell, to George R. R. Martin and E. L.... More Info
$39.00

The Beatles Lyrics

Little, Brown | September 30, 2014 | 384 pages
The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a... More Info
$24.95

They Came from Within

Arbeiter Ring Pub | October 1, 2014 | 356 pages
No horror film is truly mainstream, David Cronenberg has said, and it is for this reason that even the lowliest of them may be worth consideration.  More Info
$5.99

Someecards Mad Libs

October 16, 2014 | 48 pages
Someecards Mad Libs includes 21 hilarious and over-the-top stories inspired by the popular adult e-card website, www.someecards.com. At only $4.99 a pop, pick one up for yourself and all your friends. It's the perfect way to celebrate any occasion, like a birthday, graduation, one night stand,... More Info
$27.99

The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear

Cassell | October 14, 2014 | 256 pages
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$29.95

Tell Everyone

Doubleday Canada | October 14, 2014 | 352 pages
Ideas and stories that would once only reach a handful of people can now reverberate across the world, amplifying the power of individuals, informing our choices, and changing how we receive and react to the news. Tell Everyone explores and explains a more open, vibrant and diverse media Every day... More Info
$45.00

High Times

Power House Books | October 14, 2014 | 300 pages
Founded in 1974 by an ambitious political activist and outlaw drug smuggler, High Times has been a revolutionary venture right from the start. Providing alternative political commentary and unabashed enthusiasm for cannabis, LSD, and psychedelic mushrooms, the proven success and staying power of... More Info
$29.95

Homeland Revealed

Chronicle Books | October 14, 2014 | 160 pages
An American soldier presumed killed in Iraq returns home eight years after disappearing. This is the premise of the award-winning and highly addictive Homeland. Known for its heart-pumping plot and phenomenal acting, Homeland has garnered fabulous reviews and legions of devoted fans. This richly... More Info
$32.95

Rock Star

JHU Press | September 4, 2014 | 264 pages
"All stars are celebrities, but not all celebrities are stars," states David Shumway in the introduction to Rock Star, an informal history of rock stardom. This deceptively simple statement belies the complex definition and meaning of stardom and more specifically of rock icons. Shumway looks at... More Info
$18.99

The Disaster Artist

Simon & Schuster | October 7, 2014 | 288 pages
From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” (The New York Times): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room. In 2003, an independent film called The Room—starring and written, produced, and directed by a... More Info
$26.00

The Best American Infographics 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 1, 2014 | 160 pages
Showcases top examples of data visualization from the past year representing virtually all print and electronic media, offering insight into the present-day convergence of art and knowledge as it influences politics, culture and other arenas. Edited by a Pulitzer Prize winner with an intro from the... More Info
$35.00

Kitten Clone

Random House Canada | September 30, 2014 | 184 pages
Douglas Coupland, one of the world's biggest cultural brains, takes an inside look at the global company that keeps us connected, and wonders what all that connectivity is doing to our brains and our sense of ourselves as humans. The incomparable Douglas Coupland reports from inside the corporate... More Info
$32.95

The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

Yale University Press | September 2, 2014 | 320 pages
Selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 that embody rock and roll as a thing in itself--in the story each song tells, inhabits, and creates in its legacy.  More Info
$20.00

Frostbike

Rocky Mountain Books Ltd | October 7, 2014 | 304 pages
The bicycle is fast becoming a ubiquitous form of transportation in cities all over the world, making our urban spaces more efficient, more livable and healthier. But many of those bicycles disappear into basements and garages when the warm months end, parked there by owners fearful of the cold,... More Info
$32.95

The Sense of Style

Viking Adult | September 30, 2014 | 368 pages
A renowned cognitive scientist and author of the Pulitzer finalist The Blank Slate, shares upbeat reflections on the art of writing well, discussing such topics as the role of imagination in writing and the influence of texting in shaping language today. 75,000 first printing.  More Info
$32.00

I Only Read It for the Cartoons

New Harvest | August 1, 2014 | 256 pages
At last—a spotlight on the flesh-and-blood cartoonists whose sensibilities have helped define The New Yorker.  More Info
$40.00

The Simpsons Family History

Harry N Abrams Incorporated | September 1, 2014 | 304 pages
In honor of the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons comes a history of the famous cartoon family, which unravels 25 years of Simpsons facts and fun from the TV show and presents them in a never-before-seen chronological format, accompanied by 400 full-color illustrations. 300,000 first printing.  More Info

All My Friends Are Dead

Chronicle Books | June 30, 2010 | 96 pages
If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a... More Info
$21.99

Gimme Indie Rock

Voyageur Press | September 15, 2014 | 400 pages
The ultimate guide to one of the most revered periods and movements in American rock history. The 1980s are one of the most ridiculed and parodied epochs in popular musicâ??what with all the skinny lapels, synthesizers, spandex, and Aqua Net. However, music fans in the know recognize that beneath... More Info

Chronicles

Simon & Schuster | September 13, 2005 | 320 pages
"I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. Through... More Info

Charley Harper's a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Pomegranate | May 1, 2014 | 28 pages
Never before published, A Partridge in a Pear Tree wasn't intended as a commercial venture. Artist Charley Harper--perhaps with his wife, Edie, also an artist--created the fun little book for his family. A playful riff on the traditional Yuletide carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," Partridge is... More Info
$24.99

It's the Great Pumpkin

Dey Street Books | September 16, 2014 | 160 pages
The Great Pumpkin is coming! Join, Linus, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, and Snoopy for their Halloween night, when the Peanuts gang puts on their costumes to trick-or-treat while Linus waits dutifully in his pumpkin patch for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin. Nearly five decades after It's the Great... More Info
$33.00

Live From New York

Little, Brown | September 9, 2014 | 800 pages
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade. When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the... More Info

So We Read On

Little, Brown | September 9, 2014 | 352 pages
The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading... More Info
$32.00

Yeah Yeah Yeah

December 18, 2014 | 776 pages
For fifty years, pop music was created and consumed like this: you heard a record on the radio, or read about it in a music paper; you bought it on Saturday; you lent it to, or taped it for, a friend; and they reciprocated with another record. It was a secret network.  More Info
$24.50

Jurassic Park and Philosophy

July 15, 2014 | 288 pages
Twenty-one philosophers investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it’s true that “Life will find a way,”... More Info

Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks

Harper Design | July 15, 2014 | 192 pages
In a scene at the beginning of the First Doctor adventure "The Chase" (1965) The Doctor and his companions watch Shakespeare in conversation with Elizabeth 1. In the classic adventure "City of Death" (1979), the Fourth Doctor claims to have helped Shakespeare write Hamlet. What is truly astounding... More Info

Timeless Adventures

Oldcastle Books Ltd | October 2, 2009 | 160 pages
This critical history of Doctor Who covers the series' entire 45 years, from the creation of the show to its triumph as Britain's top TV drama.  More Info
$22.00

Fan Phenomena: Sherlock Holmes

Intellect Ltd | May 16, 2014 | 164 pages
Few could have predicted the enduring fascination with the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The new title in the series, Fan Phenomena: Sherlock Holmes, offers a variety of different approaches to understanding the deep cultural legacy of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories from the... More Info

It's a Punderful Life

Dog & Bone | February 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Puns often mistakenly get a bad rep, but if they're good enough for Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare (who's work featrued over 3000 puns), it's good enough for us. Hot off the back of her incrdibly popular Monday Punday online series, Gemma Correll has surveyed her army of punning fans to create this... More Info
$29.00

Rock Breaks Scissors

Little Brown & Company | June 3, 2014 | 320 pages
A practical guide to outguessing everything from multiple-choice tests to the office football pool to the stock market. People are predictable even when they try not to be. William Poundstone demonstrates how to turn this fact to personal advantage in scores of everyday situations, from playing the... More Info

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