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The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style
by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White and Maira Kalman
Staff Pick
The classic bible of grammar and clear writing, illustrated with the delightful art of Maira Kalman. A must-have and a great gift.... (read more)

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Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss
Publisher Comments
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Atlantic • The Huffington Post • Men’s Journal • MSN (U.K.) • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Every year, the average American eats thirty-three... (read more)

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A Poetry Handbook
A Poetry Handbook
by Mary Oliver
Staff Pick
I bought A Poetry Handbook when I entered my first poetry-writing class as an undergrad. My professor was a notorious curmudgeon who didn't spare anyone's feelings and expected each progressive class in the term "to separate the sheep from the goats." I... (read more)

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (10th Anniversary Edition)
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (10th Anniversary Edition)
by Stephen King
Staff Pick
Whether or not you read Stephen King's fiction, if you're interested in writing, you'll love this book. Now in a handsome paperback anniversary edition.... (read more)

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The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects (More Crystals and New Age)
The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects (More Crystals and New Age)
by Barbara G Walker
Staff Pick
"One of my favorite ways of reading is to pull a book off the shelf and open it at random. That's the great thing about reference books like dictionaries or encyclopedias. These books are treasure troves — dip in anywhere, let chance take you, lead... (read more)

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Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
by Lajos Egri
Staff Pick
If you begged me to give you the title of one "how-to" book on the topic of screenwriting and wouldn't give up until I told you, then it would have to be this classic introduction to the craft. Often used as a textbook in screenwriting classes, Lajos... (read more)

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Dear Genius : Letters of Ursula Nordstorm (98 Edition)
Dear Genius : Letters of Ursula Nordstorm (98 Edition)
by Ursula Nordstrom
Staff Pick
Laura Ingalls Wilder. Crockett Johnson. Margaret Wise Brown. Ruth Krauss. Garth Williams. Maurice Sendak. Russell Hoban. Louise Fitzhugh. What do all of these names have in common? They are brilliant children's authors and illustrators who have been... (read more)

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Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
by John M. Carrera
Staff Pick
This "visual dictionary of curiosities" is charming, quirky, and endlessly entertaining. (It's also very hard to put down.) Fascinating images reproduced from wood engravings illustrate words from albatross and abracadabra to zibeth and zodiac."... (read more)

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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)
by Francine Prose
Staff Pick
Reading Like a Writer is a treasure chest. You can crack it open at any chapter and come away enriched. Prose is one of the best teachers around, and for the price of a paperback, you are getting an Ivy League education in writing. For people who love... (read more)

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The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online
The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online
by Kari Chapin
Staff Pick
Dreaming of quitting your day job and opening up an Etsy shop? Kari Chapin, with help from crafty experts like Amy Karol (Bend the Rules with Fabric) and Megan Reardon (notmartha.org), has written a timely and inspiring guide to starting, marketing, and... (read more)

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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
by Francine Prose
Staff Pick
Reading Like a Writer is a treasure chest. You can crack it open at any chapter and come away enriched. Prose is one of the best teachers around, and for the price of a paperback, you are getting an Ivy League education in writing. For people who love... (read more)

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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Staff Pick
Wow! What a fascinating book about a fascinating man: John Gilkey, professional book thief. Hoover Bartlett seems to have a hard time untangling herself from her story, which gives the book an interesting discordant feel. It is practically impossible to... (read more)

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Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life
Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life
by Laura Stanfill
Staff Pick
I'm really, really not just picking this because I have an essay in the collection. Really. This sweet, little book is wonderfully indie (printed solely and beautifully using an Espresso Book Machine, one of which lives at Powell's City of Books) and... (read more)

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The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks
The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks
by Bethany Keeley
Staff Pick
As an editor, I have a "special" place in my heart for the unintentional hilarity caused by grammatical gaffes, unfortunate typos, and poor punctuation, so Bethany Keeley's Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks gave me plenty of chuckles.... (read more)

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In the Conpany of Angels (10 Edition)
In the Conpany of Angels (10 Edition)
by Thomas E. Kennedy
Staff Pick
It's a rare book that can both haunt and inspire. The lead characters' efforts to recover from shattering events are traced with compassion, deep intelligence, and an almost miraculous hope. As if that weren't enough, the home life of the psychotherapist... (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
Staff Pick
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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The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language)
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language)
by American Heritage
Staff Pick
This is a great family dictionary with wonderful color pictures and a thumb index. A perfect addition to any home library.... (read more)

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The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do
The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do
by Samantha Ettus
Staff Pick
Debbi Fields on baking chocolate chip cookies, Bob Vila on how to paint a room, Ira Glass on how to tell a story... Life lessons from those who know best.... (read more)

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Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home
Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home
by Susan Hill
Staff Pick
Struck by the sudden realization that she possesses quite a few books she's never read, author Susan Hill decides to take a year off buying books so that she can read, and reread, the many treasures in her possession. Howards End Is on the Landing is the... (read more)

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Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free
Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free
by April Peveteaux
Staff Pick
Our bodies are complex, beautiful systems that can sometimes go rogue. Just when you thought you couldn't handle seeing one more person eat a cream-filled doughnut without you, April Peveteaux comes along and makes you laugh out loud at the absurdity of... (read more)

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