What did Maya Angelou do to keep the words flowing? What is a NASA engineer's lucky charm? How does Thom Yorke prep for a concert? This book peeks into the dressing rooms, studios, labs, and locker ro..
For three years, fashion and portrait photographer Richard Phibbs has donated his services to the Humane Society of New York, making portraits of dogs up for adoption as part of the Manhattan shelter'..
Rules For My Son is a collection of traditional, humorous, and urbane fatherly advice for boys. From the sartorial ("Men should not wear sandals. Ever") to the practical ("Keep a copy of your letters...
Once used by village shamans for meditation and fortune telling, runes are stones with Elder Futhark inscriptions that make predictions about your wealth, love life, happiness, and more. Learn ancient..
A delightfully quirky compendium of the Animal Kingdom's more unfortunate truths, with over 150 hand-drawn illustrations to make you laugh and cry. Have you ever wondered how expensive a jar of honey ..
Imagine a field guide to all the animals you'd encounter on an African safari, but instead of looking at a photograph of them in the book you're reading, you're actually seeing a small film clip on th..
The Special Air Service was the brainchild of Scots Guards' officer Lieutenant David Stirling, serving with No 8 Commando. He advocated a specially organised, specially equipped and specially trained ..
Modern life is full of minor but acute dilemmas: we get stuck at a gathering with someone unusually boring and wonder how to move on without causing offence; in the course of introducing one friend to..
This entertaining and whimsically illustrated journey into the world of weed not only charms the eyes and mind, but the nose as well. Twenty scratch-and-sniff scents bring to life a variety of topics ..
At the height of the Second World War this small pocket-book was issued to all ratings on board ships of the Royal Navy. In straight period prose it outlines all the basic expressions and tasks a seam..
Most wars have had some element of espionage and subterfuge, but few have included as much as the Second World War, where the all-embracing nature of the conflict, new technology, and the battle of id..
'I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.' The most quotable writer of our time, Terry Pratchett's unique brand of..
Entertaining and uplifting, this book is a hilarious look at those embarrassing setbacks experienced in one's senior years. From picking up the wrong child from school, to misplacing your car somewher..
Let your family, friends, and co-workers know how you really feel with the Oscar the Grouch Talking Button! Including audio of 5 of Oscar's signature phrases such as "Scram!" and "Go Away!", the talki..
Invaluable life advice from the one and only Dr. Seuss!The one and only Dr. Seuss dispenses invaluable advice about life in this splendiferous collection of his most memorable quotes.With over sixty p..
O Romeo, Romeo! Where fur art though Romeo? William Shakespeare has given us so many of the most iconic moments in literary history. From the tortured existential genius of Hamlet's "To be or not to b..
When Sherlock Holmes wrestled with Dr Moriarty on the Reichenbach Falls, he was employing a system of self-defence that was all the rage in Victorian Britain. In an age when footpads and fogle-snatche..
Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, ..
By the author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller The EtymologiconAlmost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness..
Should you add your Mum as a 'friend' on Facebook? How about getting that face tattoo? You're at a child's birthday party - is it wise to keep drinking? Are you thinking about texting an ex? Think aga..
Slinky Malinki was blacker than black, a stalking and lurking adventurous cat. This gorgeous box set contains a hardback edition of Slinky Malinki and a lovable soft toy of the cheeky and fiendish bla..
In public estimation and scientific investigations, sloths have undergone an astonishing transformation in the course of the past few years. Thanks largely to YouTube clips posted by the sloth orphana..
This fun, absorbing book, packed with quirky bite-sized lists, quizzes and trivia, is an exploration of the Latin language, aiming to prove that it is as vibrant and relevant today as it was 2,500 yea..
Nothing rewards close attention like the work of the great old master painters - and with Masterpiece Spot-the-Difference, you'll be lost in a gallery of the world's most stupendous artworks - each gi..
Rest a drink or two on this unique set of coasters featuring six iconic ships from STAR TREK history. This one-of-a-kind, beautifully designed gift book includes full-color spreads and descriptions of..
The world of Star Wars is rich with content, from its iconic characters to its stunning locations. This sixth installment in the Abrams Block Book series-and the first title based on a licensed proper..
Dads are hard to buy for. Books are easy gifts. A book dad can laugh at with mom and the kids? Solid gold. Let's be honest: Most gifts for dad usually end up being a golf club or a tie. But what about..
When asked to talk to students at Broome Community College in upstate New York in the spring of 2011, Austin Kleon wrote a simple list often things he wished he'd heard when he was their age: 'Steal l..
Spanning 1979-1987, "The Fry Chronicles" charts Stephen's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. "Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book". ("The Times"). "Perfect prose and excruci..
This timely sticker book brings together around 200 of the best protest stickers created by artists and activists around the world. Funny, irreverent, bold and poignant, the stickers tackle key issues..
PRE-ORDER NOW! That's not a demand by the way, you don't have to pre-order it - but, we'd LOVE IT if you did. Think about it, by the time it arrives at your door you'll have forgotten buying it in the..