Posted October 17, 2017
Dictionary Day celebrates the birthday of American lexicographer Noah Webster, who was born on October 16, 1758.
June 06, 2017
Looking for a Father’s Day gift? Check out some of our books that are great for every dad and granddad!
Artcade: The Book of Classic Arcade Game Artwork by Tim Nicholls
Artcade is a collection of coin-op cabinet marquees, some dating back 40 years to the dawn of video gaming, that have been scanned and digitally restored to their former glory. Perfect for video game-loving dads who would enjoy reliving their misspent youth! Includes artwork from Asteroid, Battlezone, Street Fighter II, Out Run, Moon Patrol, Gyruss, Q*Bert, Bubble Bobble, and more.
Ghost Buck: One Man's Family and Their Hunting Traditions by Dean Bennett
Using in-depth records from his family’s hunting journal, Ghost Buck draws on the long history of noted environmentalist and hunter Dean Bennett’s extended family and tells of the changes that have affected hunting and the landscape in western Maine. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs and line drawings.
The Federalist Papers: The Ideas that Forged the American Constitution Slip-Cased Edition by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay
Thomas Jefferson called The Federalist Papers, "the best commentary on the principles of government which has ever been written," and this silk-bound gift edition, packaged in a decorative slip-case, pays tribute to the Papers in a way that history-buff dads will love. Features edited highlights of the essays that persuaded American voters to back the Constitution.
Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom by George Leopold
The tragic Apollo I Launchpad fire’s 50th anniversary was this past January. For the Dad who loves space nonfiction, this biography of one of America’s greatest astronauts and Cold War heroes will be a treasure.
“...fascinating and haunting, and impressive research…thrillingly told, taking readers into the cosmos with Grissom, conveying the sense of wonder and danger that accompanied these early voyages.” – The Wall Street Journal
Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones by Carolyne Larrington
"Even superfans well-versed in the story’s historical bases will find plenty to chew on, and casual viewers who never bothered to think about it may find an entirely new way of looking at looking at their favorite show." - WinterisComing.Net
CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping by Kerry Brown
The first biography of China’s president got a starred review from Library Journal: they called it an “in-depth look at power in China and the new president that will appeal to those interested in China or politics.”
Exploring Wine Regions: Argentina by Michael C. Higgins
Sophisticated dads will enjoy this part-photography/part-travel guide title, which details one of the fastest-growing wine destinations in the world in a lavish coffee table format.
“This slick softcover has the look of a well-organized travel guide, with short, focused text entries and scores of glossy photographs…a great overview not only of world-famous Mendoza, but also lesser-known growing areas all the way down to Rio Negro, the world's southernmost wine region. As a bonus, the book offers culinary and cultural insights, plus travel tips.” – Chicago Tribune
Recently named an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ 2017 Gold Winner for Travel.
Both Sides of the Line: The Coach and the Mob Enforcer, The Mentor and the Murderer: The True Story of Clyde Dempsey and the 1974 Don Bosco Bears by Kevin Kelly
One of the best football books you will ever read, but also fascinating because coach was an enforcer for the Boston mob! Rave reviews from Booklist, Midwest Book Review, and more.