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...
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
One of USA Today's “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.
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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“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.$35.00ISBN: 9780307957894Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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$16.00ISBN: 9780385480017Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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:
$32.50ISBN: 9781524763138Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
$18.00ISBN: 9781984897831Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Vintage - April 28th, 2020
“A vivid account of a remarkable life.” —The Washington Post$18.99ISBN: 9780679805274Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 1990
Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect gift for back to school--no matter what that looks like!$15.95ISBN: 9780393074314Availability: Special Order (email to check availability)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$22.99ISBN: 9780062976581Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER · USA TODAY BESTSELLER$27.00ISBN: 9780316481885Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Little, Brown Spark - January 21st, 2020From 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.$24.99ISBN: 9781684126606Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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.$37.50ISBN: 9781476753836Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017
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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$28.00ISBN: 9780399562396Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Penguin Press - May 12th, 2020
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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.$29.95ISBN: 9780233005393Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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.$24.95ISBN: 9781849945899Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Batsford - December 3rd, 2019
365 classic poems celebrating friendship, love, and constancy.$24.00ISBN: 9781908213693Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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.$18.95ISBN: 9781324001980Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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.$17.95ISBN: 8058647626673Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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.$40.00ISBN: 9781426220616Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: National Geographic - October 22nd, 2019$89.95ISBN: 9780190065812Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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.$15.95ISBN: 9780525655015Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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."$17.99ISBN: 9781534437555Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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