Where to Eat Pizza

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While summer might be all about grilling, autumn is all about pizza. Maybe you’re heading back to college, having some people over for the game Sunday, or you got home too late to make dinner. Check out Where to Eat Pizza for the inside scoop on where to get the best slice the world over. Over 1,000 food experts and aficionados reveal insider tips, secret ingredients, special sauces, and the quest for the perfect crust. Also included are city maps, reviews, and honest comments.


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Living with Pattern

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Rebecca Atwood may very well be my favorite textile maker, and I’ve been waiting for her book – Living with Pattern – since she first uttered word of its impending arrival. Pattern is one of the most prominent presences in any room, but it can also be one of the most challenging to introduce. Rebecca shares just how to mix and layer prints throughout your space using things you might already own and talks about some areas you may not have thought to add it to (remember my fireplace using her wallpaper?). Pick up a copy for brilliant ideas and beautiful photography.


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I’ve loved Mexican food since I was a kid, and living in Oklahoma off and on for 16 years only succeeded in deepening my love. Tacopedia is a tribute in encyclopedia style to Mexico’s taco culture that includes 100 recipes, interviews, plenty of photography, illustrations, graphics, and maps. A visual cornucopia for taco enthusiasts.


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The Roommate Book

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For *most* of us the roommate phase of life isn’t all that long. College, your 20s, and then you’re more than likely ready to strike out on your own or live with a significant other. My pal Becky Simpson is an amazing illustrator whose latest book – aptly named The Roommate Book – provides a non-serious look at how to live with a friend (or total stranger). Flip through for a look at comical pie charts, hypotheticals, illustrations, and brief essays along with some nuggets of wisdom!


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The Joy of Swimming

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Artist Lisa Congdon’s books never fail to impress or inspire, and such is the case with her latest – The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water. A longtime swimmer herself, Lisa has created an illustrated collection of vintage swimsuits and pool signs, hand lettered quotes on the subject, dozens of watercolor portraits paired with personal stories, and more. With summer just around the corner The Joy of Swimming is the perfect book to get you swimsuit ready!


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See America: A Celebration of Our National Parks & Treasured Sites

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Have a love for both nature and America? See America: A Celebration of Our National Parks & Treasured Sites was created to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the National Parks Service. Featuring artwork for 75 national parks and monuments across all 50 states, See America celebrates our nation’s landmarks and wilderness as well as revives the legacy of the WPA travel posters. Destinations are catalogued in the order they were established, and 1% of sales will support the National Parks Conservation Association through 2017.


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