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Graduation Gift Books

Books are a great way to mark milestones! Below is a list of some of our favorites. We're happy to tailor a list for your special graduate!

And don't forget about blank journals to record the journey...

How to Be an Artist Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780593086469
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 17th, 2020

Instant New York Times Bestseller

"Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin


The Secret Lives of Color Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143131144
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Published: Penguin Books - October 24th, 2017

One of USA Today'100 Books to Read While Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis” 

A dazzling gift, the unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volume.


Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563249
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Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.


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The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

As Heard on NPR's This American Life


“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S.


What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307957894
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Published: Knopf - April 14th, 2020

The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why


Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title:
 


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Becoming Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
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Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WATCH THE EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984897831
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Published: Vintage - April 28th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A vivid account of a remarkable life.” —The Washington Post


Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780679805274
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 1990

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! 


10 ½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said Cover Image
By Charles Wheelan, Peter Steiner (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393074314
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2012

“A book filled with so much wisdom that I have no choice but to recommend it.”—Craig Wilson, USA Today


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY BESTSELLER


Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316481885
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - January 21st, 2020

From one of America's most influential teachers, a collection of the best writing advice distilled from fifty language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White.


A Collection of Poems by Robert Frost (Leather-bound Classics) Cover Image
By Robert Frost, Ken Mondschein (Introduction by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781684126606
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Published: Canterbury Classics - October 8th, 2019

The early works of beloved poet Robert Frost, collected in one volume.

The poetry of Robert Frost is praised for its realistic depiction of rural life in New England during the early twentieth century, as well as for its examination of social and philosophical issues.


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

Now a Netflix series!

New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook and multiple IACP Cookbook Awards

Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPR, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Rachel Ray Every Day, San Francisco Chronicle


The World: A Brief Introduction Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562396
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Published: Penguin Press - May 12th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller

An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders.


Genius Inventions: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Technological Breakthroughs Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780233005393
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Published: Andre Deutsch - October 1st, 2019

Go back in time to share the excitement of the greatest technological breakthroughs in history--and meet the inspired inventors who made them happen.


Friends: A Poem for Every Day of the Year Cover Image
By Jane McMorland Hunter (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781849945899
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Published: Batsford - December 3rd, 2019

365 classic poems celebrating friendship, love, and constancy.


King of Dust Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781908213693
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Published: Little Toller Books - April 7th, 2020

It is an unusual path that led Alex Woodcock to Exeter Cathedral, where he worked as a stonemason for six years. The journey began in the edgelands and semi-ruinous buildings of suburban Sussex, where he skateboarded and discovered bands like Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus and Fields of Nephilim, and led him first to archaeology and then on to become a scholar of medieval sculpture.


The Communication Book: 44 Ideas for Better Conversations Every Day Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781324001980
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 4th, 2020

Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler have tested the 44 most important communication theories and distilled them in book form, alongside clear and entertaining illustrations.


Moleskine Notebook, Medium, Squared, Sapphire Blue, Hard Cover (4.5 x 7) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 8058647626673
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Published: Moleskine - February 27th, 2019

Moleskine Notebook, Medium, Squared, Sapphire Blue, Hard Cover (4.5 x 7)Small enough to fit in any bag, large enough to fit the biggest of ideas. The new Medium size Classic Notebook by Moleskine includes rounded corners to protect against any bumps in the road and an elastic closure to secure your handwritten thoughts and creative contents.


Epic Journeys: 245 Life-Changing Adventures Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781426220616
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Published: National Geographic - October 22nd, 2019

From rafting the Zambezi River's 23 stomach-flipping rapids to hiking the Inca trail and sailing from island to island in Greece, the travel experts at National Geographic reveal the world's best adventures in this stunning--and practical--treasury.


Atlas of the World Cover Image
$89.95
ISBN: 9780190065812
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2019

The only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford's Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas on the market.


Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You'll Never Hear Cover Image
By Carl Hiaasen, Roz Chast (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525655015
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Published: Knopf - April 10th, 2018

This is Oh, the Places You'll Never Go--the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate's future. And what he or she can or can't do about it.

"This commencement address will never be given, because graduation speakers are supposed to offer encouragement and inspiration. That's not what you need. You need a warning."


When You Need Wings Cover Image
By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534437555
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

In the tradition of Where the Wild Things Are, beloved author-illustrator Lita Judge brings us a soaring story about the power of imagination.

On a day when you feel
like no one is listening,
and you wish you could just disappear,
shut your eyes and listen.
Do you hear it?
That isn’t your heart.
That is the sound of your very own wings
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