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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Thug Notes: The Hobbit

Thug Notes: The Hobbit

Sparky Sweets has proven before that only one thug presents literary analysis in a way that all the homies understand. Here Sparky breaks down The Hobbit and explains why Bilbo Baggins didn’t just stay home and smoke some trees.

Magical Game Time Vol. 1

Magical Game Time Vol. 1

A 144-page, full color compilation of Zac Gorman’s Magical Game Time comic strips, from its inception in 2011 to the July 2013 strips. The comic depicts video game characters in hilarious or touching introspective moments.

Bike EXIF: The Ride

Bike EXIF: The Ride

The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders is a new coffee table book from premiere motorcycle blog Bike EXIF. It looks at the resurgance of bike building and the philosophy behind this new wave of builders.

Now I Know: The Book

Now I Know: The Book

Dan Lewis’ email newsletter Now I Know provides interesting trivia from a variety of topics, from why alcohol makes wounds burn to the horse jockey who won a race after he died. His book has 100 stories, half of which are new.

Hyperbole and a Half Book

Hyperbole and a Half Book

Allie Brosh has entertained millions of people with her hilarious and achingly sincere web comic. Now she’s working on a book. We’re not sure if it will have 100% new content, but we’re pretty sure it’s going to be awesome.

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Super Graphic

Super Graphic

Tim Leong’s book presents trivia about comic books and comic book characters using stylish charts and infographics. Hardcore comic fans shouldn’t expect an encyclopedia though: Tim seems to have focused more on fun than facts.

The Disciples

The Disciples

A coffee table book by James Mollison. From 2004 to 2007, Mollison went to concerts and requested the attendees who emulated the look of their idols to pose for pictures. A few more shots at All That is Interesting.

Do-It-Yourself Doodler

Do-It-Yourself Doodler

David Jablow was given a doodle pad with each page containing a suggestive outline of a woman. Instead of feeling constrained, he took it as an opportunity to be creative. More here. He’s also selling some of the original sketches.

The Hot Sauce Cookbook

The Hot Sauce Cookbook

There’s nothing quite like foods that make you sweat. With the help of this manual, you’ll be creating homemade versions of popular hot sauces and salsas, as well as cooking meals with about 50 recipes you can make with them.

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

There’s much to be said about thinking out of the box, but sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones. Anthony Rubino Jr. compiled 101 inventions that required no expensive research or complex experimentation to develop.

Bloom Bookcase

Bloom Bookcase

Design firm Raw Edges came up with this loom-based design to show off Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists series. By displaying the books floating at different heights it encourages viewers to explore each work individually.

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