From Maximilian Funk and Robert Klanten (The Ride) comes The Drive, a 400-page coffee table book about some of the world’s best custom car makers and their work, including ICON’s Jonathan Ward, RWB’s Akira Nakai and of course George Barris.
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Learn how to drive better and more safely not just in a sports car on a track, but in your daily driver with this excellent book from pro stunt and racecar driver Ben Collins, who has driven cars for the James Bond series, The Dark Knight Rises, and portrayed The Stig on Top Gear.
The crazy expensive Kindle Oasis is 20% thinner than previous models, with a new design that makes it easier to hold one-handed (for both lefties and righties). It also has improved backlighting and comes with a charging cover that extends its battery life to months.
The teaser for Magic in North America, a new series of stories from J.K. Rowling set in the Harry Potter universe. The first story in the series is History of Magic in North America, and is itself split into multiple parts, all of which will be available on Pottermore.
Become a whisky connoisseur fast with The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whisky Know-it-All, a 24-page guide by master sommelier Richard Betts. The book includes a flavor profile chart and scratch-and-sniff scents to help identify flavor elements.
Automotive author Jason Fogelson has spent years traveling America experiencing some of its greatest roads, auto shows, factory tours, off-road trails, tracks, driving lessons and more. He shares the best in 100 Things for Every Gearhead to Do Before They Die.
Walking with her distracted father, a young girl notices wildflowers growing all over the city. She collects and shares them with others along the way. This wordless illustrated book may be aimed at kids, but its reminder applies to everyone in this age of multitasking.
Author Matthew Rowley was given a old book of poetry. The book contained a secret manuscript with hundreds of recipes for compounding ingredients to create imitations of banned liquors. Learn which ones are worth replicating and which are downright dangerous.
Tom Roston’s book I Lost it at the Video Store is a collection of interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, David O. Russell, and other great filmmakers whose love for film were cultivated by video rental stores. Excerpt here. Tom’s list of video stores here.
This year’s edition is packed with over 350 pages of work from established and up-and-coming writers and artists. There’s something for everyone from cheerful romance, to dark tales of woe. We rather enjoyed the chapter intros, drawn by editor Jonathan Lethem.
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