Reference & Language Books

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523502196
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 12th, 2021

Taste the World!

It’s truly a feast of wonder: Created by the ever-curious minds behind Atlas Obscura, this breathtaking guide transforms our sense of what people around the world eat and drink. Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura serves up a loaded plate of incredible ingredients, food adventures, and edible wonders. Ready for a beer made from fog in Chile?

North American Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the Continent Cover Image
By Matthew Bucklan, Victor Cizek, Jack Dunnington (Illustrator), Ian Wright (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781615197484
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Published: The Experiment - November 23rd, 2021

The Maps for Curious Minds series is back—with 100 vivid infographic maps that transform the way we understand the cultural and geographical wonders of North America

No matter how well you think you know North America, the 100 infographic maps in this singular atlas uncover a trove of fresh wonders that make the continent seem like the center of the universe.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510766532
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Published: World Almanac - November 30th, 2021

#1 New York Times Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more.

The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold.

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines Cover Image
By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781797211916
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 2nd, 2021

It's time to diversify your reading list.

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501153648
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 16th, 2021

A truly original book in every sense of the word, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines emotions that we all feel but don’t have the words to express, until now—from the creator of the popular online project of the same name.

Have you ever wondered about the lives of each person you pass on the street, realizing that everyone is the main character in

Garner's Quotations: A Modern Miscellany Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250800220
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Published: Picador - November 9th, 2021

A selection of favorite quotes that the celebrated literary critic has collected over the decades.

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2022 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571988898
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Published: Old Farmer's Almanac - August 17th, 2021

Happy New Almanac Year! It’s time to celebrate the 230th edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Long recognized as North America’s most-beloved and best-selling annual, this handy yellow book fulfills every need and expectation as a calendar of the heavens, a time capsule of the year, an essential reference that reads like a magazine.

Guinness World Records 2022 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781913484101
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Published: Guinness World Records - September 14th, 2021

Fully revised and updated, and with a bright new design, Guinness World Records 2022 provides a fascinating snapshot of our world today. Our editors have chosen to curate the book with environmental issues at the forefront of their mind, so we open with a chapter exploring what’s happening to our ecosystem and what superlative lengths people are going to make a difference.

Valedictorians at the Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250619037
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - August 3rd, 2021

“The most honest, most helpful book I’ve ever read on applying to college” (New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant), Valedictorians at the Gate offers empowering advice and humorous asides that demystifies the college application process and encourages students to select a school that best reflects their personal values, academic pursuits, and potential career goals.

Writing Down the Bones Deck: 60 Cards to Free the Writer Within Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611809008
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Published: Shambhala - September 21st, 2021

60 all-new writing topics to inspire your daily writing practice from bestselling author of Writing Down the Bones and acclaimed writing instructor Natalie Goldberg.

"This is my wish for you: that you take these cards, grab the topic on one side and write, write, write . . . Remember no good or bad. Just words on the page."

What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374130626
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 17th, 2021

A collection of essays, lectures, and observations on the art of writing fiction from Alice McDermott, winner of the National Book Award and unmatched "virtuoso of language and image" (Rebecca Steinitz, The Boston Globe)

Never Say You Can't Survive Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250800015
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Published: Tordotcom - August 17th, 2021

From Charlie Jane Anders, the award-winning author of novels such as All the Birds in the Sky and The City in the Middle of the Night, this is one of the most practical guides to storytelling that you will ever read.

The world is on fire.
So tell your story.