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The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir
The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir
by Dee Williams
Staff Pick
Never before have I read a book that has so completely changed my thinking on how to live my life. Local author Dee Williams's memoir is a hilarious, sad, and absolutely lovely story of intentional living. As it turns out, sometimes exactly what you need... (read more)

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
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There is nothing on this planet that Bryson cannot make fascinating. In his hands, exploring the minutiae of his house becomes an adventure. (Granted, his house is a Victorian vicarage in Norfolk, England.) At Home is a joyful, chatty dip into the... (read more)

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Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills
Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills
by Raleigh Briggs
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Proof that good things come in small packages, Make Your Place packs a wealth of DIY know-how into a pocket-sized paperback. Hand-written and illustrated by Raleigh Briggs, this compendium of tutorials for non-toxic cleaning, natural body care, and... (read more)

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Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
by Martha Stewart
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Set a formal table, get streak-free windows, and fix a leaky faucet — all in the most efficient way! The expert shares her secrets to keeping your home beautiful and running smoothly.... (read more)

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Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
by Lloyd Kahn
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The house I grew up in (with my sister, my two parents, a constant but ever-changing assortment of critters, and all the associated clutter one might expect) was 800 sq. ft. In a word: tiny. But the homes in Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter give... (read more)

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Just in Case: How to Be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens
Just in Case: How to Be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens
by Kathy Harrison
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Many disaster-preparedness guides are hardcore; they assume that you can afford to dash out and buy a three-month food supply right this second and that you have the dedication to stock haz-mat gear in your basement. If you are more concerned with being... (read more)

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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
by Novella Carpenter
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If you've ever dabbled in community gardening or thought to yourself, "I could raise chickens!" then Farm City is a must read. Novella Carpenter brings heart and humor to her story of inner-city gardening.... (read more)

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Perfectly Kept House Is the Sign of a Misspent Life: How to Live Creatively with Collections, Clutter, Work, Kids, Pets, Art, Etc... and Stop Worrying
Perfectly Kept House Is the Sign of a Misspent Life: How to Live Creatively with Collections, Clutter, Work, Kids, Pets, Art, Etc... and Stop Worrying
by Mary Randolph Carter
Staff Pick
According to this lovely celebration of eclectic living, messy is the new neat. A common theme running through these featured homes is that of welcoming guests into the heart of their creative storms. A Perfectly Kept House will make you feel much better... (read more)

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
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"An eco-sustainable manifesto. The next Industrial Revolution will be Green!"... (read more)

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Clean House Clean Planet
Clean House Clean Planet
by Karen Logan
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Miller's depraved recollections of himself amid a cast of literary beggars and leeches is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was written seventy years ago. Often overlooked by literary purists for its lack of pretentiousness, this is the... (read more)

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Not So Big Remodeling
Not So Big Remodeling
by Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo
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Sarah Susanka is a design savant. Described as "the J. K. Rowling of home design books," Susanka has indeed created a media empire that champions small, well-built houses instead of ostentatious McMansions. Her previous books explain how to build new... (read more)

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Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live off the Land
Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live off the Land
by Kurt Timmermeister
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Seattle chef Kurt Timmermeister is living the dream (my dream, anyway). In this charming memoir he chronicles, missteps and all, how he turned four overgrown acres on Vashon Island into a bona fide farm. A practical and honest account from a self-made... (read more)

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Lost Lore: A Celebration of Traditional Wisdom from Foraging and Festivals to Seafaring and Smoke Signals
Lost Lore: A Celebration of Traditional Wisdom from Foraging and Festivals to Seafaring and Smoke Signals
by Una McGovern and Paul Jenner
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Drawing on folklore, tradition, and superstition, this amusing collection is packed with the wisdom you wish your grandparents had passed down to you. It includes methods to cure drunkenness, predict the sex of a baby, and make antidotes to poison — in... (read more)

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United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement
United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement
by Kurt B. Reighley
Staff Pick
If you make your own bitters, dream of owning some chickens, and know what it means to "put up" food, odds are you'll fall in love with Kurt B. Reighley's field guide to the new American roots movement. Covering music, fashion, grooming (welcome back... (read more)

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How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew
How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew
by Erin Bried
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This cute collection draws on the wisdom of 10 real grandfathers, with advice on how to grow and maintain a beard, change a flat, tie a bow tie, season a cast-iron skillet, and more. A charming, back-to-basics resource for young gentlemen and ladies... (read more)

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Builders of the Pacific Coast
Builders of the Pacific Coast
by Lloyd Kahn
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As the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, Inc. and the former editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, Lloyd Kahn boasts a long history of stellar publications, and his latest is no exception. Builders of the Pacific Coast showcases some of the... (read more)

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Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces
Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces
by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
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In Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan (cofounder of the astronomically popular Apartment Therapy blog network) showcases homes that are sure to inspire even the most skeptical small-space dweller. What these... (read more)

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Dare to Repair, Replace and Renovate: Do-It-Herself Projects to Make Your Home More Comfortable, More Beautiful, and More Valuable!
Dare to Repair, Replace and Renovate: Do-It-Herself Projects to Make Your Home More Comfortable, More Beautiful, and More Valuable!
by Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet
Staff Pick
This follow-up to Dare to Repair ups the ante. Instead of teaching you how to fix a leaky faucet, this book shows you how to rip it out and replace it. Empowering, practical, and timely — say goodbye to plumbers and contractors, and dive into the... (read more)

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How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
by Erin Bried
Staff Pick
Entertaining and informative about so much more than buttons! SELF magazine writer Erin Bried has put together a darling volume, gleaning knowledge from 10 "grandmothers," that includes instruction on how to fillet a fish, darn a sock, make dandelion... (read more)

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Green Remodeling: Changing the World One Room at a Time
Green Remodeling: Changing the World One Room at a Time
by David R Johnston
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This book is an inspired encyclopedic guide for the environmentally conscious builder, broken down into three parts "Getting Started," "Changing the World One Room at a Time," and "Everything You Need to Know (and More)." From simple "green" remodeling... (read more)

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