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What If? The Book

What If? The Book

Physicist and xkcd creator Randall Munroe will soon release a book version of What If?, his funny and enlightening science Q&A series. The book features unpublished articles as well as revised versions of some of the published ones.

English Words Not on Tests

English Words Not on Tests

English Words That Don’t Appear on Tests (試験に出ない英単語) is a series of Japanese books that teach English through hilarious sentences accompanied by silly illustrations. They’re available at Amazon Japan and E-Hon.

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The Bike Deconstructed

The Bike Deconstructed

Chockful of diagrams and explanatory text, Richard Hallett’s visually impressive book provides an in-depth look at not only every detail about how modern bicycles function, but also how they came to be. Informative and beautiful.

Corpus Libris

Corpus Libris

Emily Pullen’s Corpus Libris (“body of work”) is an ongoing photo essay. Emily and others take pictures of people posing with books in such a way that the books’ cover art appear to be part of their body.

Movies R Fun!

Movies R Fun!

The perfect companion to Go the F**k to Sleep, Movies R Fun! features classic scenes from R-rated flicks like Fargo, Alien, The Godfather and Die Hard, illustrated in the style of children’s books. Illustrated by Pixar animator Josh Cooley.

Vader’s Son & Princess Figures

Vader’s Son & Princess Figures

A 2-in-1 bundle of Jeffrey Brown’s children’s comic books Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess. It comes with two maquettes featuring the titular characters. The Son and Princess sets are also available separately.

How to Archer

How to Archer

Sterling Archer provides sage advice for spies, from dressing for success, to personal grooming, to taking down foes, to fixing the perfect cocktail, to seducing the ladies. Browse inside the book here. Say, that cover sure looks familiar.

Mytro

Mytro

Author John Biggs may be known for his work at TechCrunch and Gizmodo, but he’s also been writing an adventure trilogy for young adults about a secret underground train system that connects New York and the rest of the world.

The Library: A World History

The Library: A World History

A book by architecture historian James W.P. Campbell and photographer Will Pryce. It features over 80 libraries from around the world and from different eras, “from ancient Mesopotamia to modern China.” More on CNN.

Echolilia

Echolilia

Timothy Archibald’s photography book features images of his autistic son Elijah when the boy was five up until he was seven years old. The photos are blunt expressions of powerlessness and alienation, but also filled with wonder and beauty.

An Astronaut’s Guide (Book)

An Astronaut’s Guide (Book)

The humorous trailer for astronaut Chris Hadfield’s non-fiction book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. In the book, Hadfield talks about his experiences as an astronaut and the lessons he learned from them.

The Married Kama Sutra

The Married Kama Sutra

This book can be classified under either non-fiction or horror depending on the person reading it. Simon Rich and Farley Katz outline the realities of married life in The Married Kama Sutra: The World’s Least Erotic Sex Manual.

Politically Incorrect Toys

Politically Incorrect Toys

(NSFW, Offensive Humor) An amusing and cringe-inducing collection by David Humphrey. The images are of old children’s toys that are insanely inappropriate by today’s standards, but were considered harmless at the time.

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Giveaway: Cult Movie Art 2 Books

Giveaway: Cult Movie Art 2 Books

Our pals over at MightyMega are giving away three copies of the new Cult Movie Art 2 from Gallery 1988’s Crazy4Cult series, courtesy of Titan Books. The book features tons of awesome fan art from classic flicks. (Ends 10/20)

Afterlife with Archie

Afterlife with Archie

We knew that Jughead loves to eat, but we didn’t know he’d develop a taste for human flesh. The zombie apocalypse comes to Riverdale in Afterlife with Archie by writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla.

Alternative Movie Posters

Alternative Movie Posters

Matthew Chojnacki’s Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground is about the art of unofficial movie posters. Featuring over 200 posters with commentary from the artists. More on The Verge.

Paper x Moleskine Custom Book

Paper x Moleskine Custom Book

Fiftythree partnered with Moleskine to allow users of the brilliant iPad sketching app Paper to order a printed version of their virtual journals from within the app. Each book costs $40 and will be delivered in 2 weeks. More here.

Design Film Trilogy: Interviews

Design Film Trilogy: Interviews

Gary Hustwit’s upcoming book compiles the full text of the interviews from his design documentaries: Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. Featuring prominent designers such as Dieter Rams, Sir Jony Ive and Chris Bangle.

I Could Pee on This…

I Could Pee on This…

An amusing collection of poetry written by cats. Or perhaps written by a human controlled by his cat master. Either way, why hasn’t this won a Pulitzer prize yet? Also available as a wall calendar – perfect for your kitty to claw at.

Nick Offerman Crafts His Book

Nick Offerman Crafts His Book

Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman shows us how he made his memoir and manly advice book Paddle Your Own Canoe. We’d love to see a whole series of stars crafting their books,even if they don’t really have one coming out.

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Athletes Among Us

Athletes Among Us

Jordan Matter’s upcoming photo book featuring amateur and professional athletes humorously placed in everyday situations. Athletes Among Us is Matter’s follow up to his bestselling book Dancers Among Us.

The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

E.B. Hudspeth’s tale of a doctor who became obsessed with mythological beasts. The doctor’s magnum opus is The Codex Extinct Animalia, a book (within the book) filled with anatomical illustrations of fictional creatures. More at io9.

2013 Kindle Paperwhite

2013 Kindle Paperwhite

The latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite has a faster processor and an improved touchscreen. It also has new features such as a quick page scanning feature and intuitive word and phrase lookup tools.

Fall of the Governor

Fall of the Governor

It’s time for Phillip Blake (aka The Governor) to get what’s coming to him in the latest expansion novel from The Walking Dead. If you haven’t read ’em already, pick up Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury first.

Bathroom Guest Book

Bathroom Guest Book

Knock Knock’s Bathroom Guest Book provides a fun activity for when you’re engaged in another activity. Rate the bathroom, describe your visit with a song and more. Check out a large image of the activity page here.

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