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So You Want to Know More about Graphic Design?

Steven Heller, graphic design expert and longtime art director of The New York Times, recommends eleven essential books on his favorite subject.

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Botanist's Delight

Are you a plant lover, or is there one in your life? How about an art lover? Or a plant-art lover? If so, you owe it to yourself to take a look at Botanical Sketchbooks.

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In this edition, a book that will make you nostalgic for your banana seat bike, a memoir by the late, great Carrie Fisher, and a novel about a family of psychics...

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Rolling Stone Is 50. How Does It Feel?

Images from 50 Years of Rolling Stone, a celebration of the magazine's groundbreaking journalism, iconic photographs, and legendary contributors.

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As Seen Through Books

“The thing about a story is that you dream it as you tell it, hoping that others might then dream along with you, and in this way memory and imagination and language combine to make spirits in the head. There is the illusion of aliveness.” -Tim O'Brien

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Death Be Not Proud: Some Unpleasant, if Unlikely, Ways to Go

Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty's And Then You’re Dead explores what happens when you're swallowed by a whale, you fall into the vats at a potato chip factory, or you stow away on a moon mission. Generally speaking, it's not good.

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In this edition, a literary sportswriter takes on the Boer War, Sherman Alexie's moving memoir about his fascinating and complicated mother, and one of the masters of suspense returns....

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Amazon Charts: A Modern Reimagining of the Bestseller List

Amazon launches a new list that shows not only the top books being bought by Amazon and Audible customers but which books we're really listening to and reading. Is your favorite book "unputdownable"?

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Chariot of Fire: Apollo 8's Daring Mission to the Moon

“The Saturn V engines had only one speed, which was full speed.” Apollo 8 author Jeffrey Kluger reflects on the first humans to orbit the Moon and his own history with the extraordinary "living machine" that made it possible.

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Amazon's Best Books of May: Today's Releases

A compelling nonfiction read about the first mission to the moon, and a psychological thriller that gives new meaning to house of horrors...

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