THE BEST Books

How to Poo at Work

How to Poo at Work

The who: you. The where: office. The what: no. 2 as your no. 1 priority.  We’ve all been there – er, we know someone who’s gone through it. This book would’ve helped that person a lot.

The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment is a light book, but not in terms of its contents because it doesn’t have any text. It’s actually a lamp shaped like a tome. Part of the proceeds from the sale go to Edukans.

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Ninja vs. Pirate Featuring Zombies

Ninja vs. Pirate Featuring Zombies

A book that packs three great genres under a single cover. Not only does it have ninjas, pirates and zombies (and a unicorn) – it’s described as “part Napoleon Dynamite, part The Matrix.”

Dad’s Playbook

Dad’s Playbook

Not to be confused with this other playbook, Dad’s Playbook is filled with quotes from some of the best coaches in sports. Not just for fathers but for anyone looking for wisdom and inspiration.

Snoop Dogg’s Rolling Words

Snoop Dogg’s Rolling Words

To promote his rolling papers, Snoop Dogg teamed up with Pereira & O’Dell to create Rolling Words. Its pages are filled with song lyrics and double as rolling papers. The spine acts as a match striker.

Love is Walking Hand in Hand

Love is Walking Hand in Hand

Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang define love in simple but true terms in Charles M. Schulz’ 1965 book, Love is Walking Hand in Hand. The book is out of print, hence its high price. (Thanks Bea!)

Journal Bandoliers

Journal Bandoliers

Etsy seller Cleverhands makes straps with small loops for carrying pens and pencils while wrapped around a book, sketchpad or journal. There’s also a version that carries cellphones.

Birth of a Book

Birth of a Book

Someday a “book” will be but bits of data, just one of the many functions embedded in our gadgets. Here’s a look at the soon-to-be lost art of printing and bookbinding, courtesy of Glen Milner.

Big Book of Spy Stuff

Big Book of Spy Stuff

Another bestselling book by Bart King, the Big Book of Spy Stuff unveils top-secret information and reveals espionage tricks in plain and humorous prose. A fun read for kids and adults alike.

The Art of Tim Burton

The Art of Tim Burton

A collection of over 1000 personal drawings and concept images from his films. This 430 page hardcover book would do any coffee table proud. Deluxe Edition ($299) includes a signed lithograph.

Insults Every Man Should Know

Insults Every Man Should Know

Arm yourself with hundreds of rude statements, smackdowns and comebacks for insulting the intelligence, appearance, sexual prowess and even, dare we say it… the mama of your foes.

1001 Whiskies…

1001 Whiskies…

..You Must Taste Before You Die features the best Scotches, Ryes and Bourbons, as selected by former Whisky Magazine editor Dominic Roskrow and a team of conoisseurs from around the world.

How to Behave

How to Behave

Get help with today’s social dilemmas, such as whether to friend your boss on Facebook, which airplane armrest is yours, appropriate texting, and how to generally not be a rude person.

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WTF Should I Make for Dinner?

WTF Should I Make for Dinner?

Zach Golden’s smart-ass website is now a smart-ass cookbook, providing tips and insights into what you should cook for any occasion – with the occasional swear word thrown in for spice.

Batman: The Black Mirror

Batman: The Black Mirror

Batman must use his detective skills to unravel a series of brutal murders in Gotham City in the first of two stories in what Batman junkies are calling an instant classic in the series.

Carved Book Landscapes

Carved Book Landscapes

Among the many talents of Guy Laramee is sculpting. His projects Biblios and The Great Wall are made of thick tomes carved into landscapes, from mountains to canyons to ancient temples.

Halo: The Art of Building Worlds

Halo: The Art of Building Worlds

A gorgeous hardcover book chronicling 10 years of environments, weapons, characters, vehicles and enemies from the Halo universe. A video game book that actually belongs on your coffee table.

The Ultimate Hamburger

The Ultimate Hamburger

The voluminous Modernist Cuisine hides the secret to making the Ultimate Hamburger. We stopped paying attention to the video halfway through because BRAIN WANTS BURGER NOW.

100 Facts About Sharks

100 Facts About Sharks

In the new book, 100 Facts About Sharks, you’ll learn dozens of things you never knew about sharks – all of which are completely fabricated. Wonder if their book about pandas is any more accurate.

Tic Tac Tome

Tic Tac Tome

A choose your own adventure book for puzzle geeks. The Tic Tac Tome has over 1,400 pages and even gives you the option of going first or letting the book go first. You can only play as the X though.

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Monsters in the Movies

Monsters in the Movies

The man who brought us Michael Jackson’s Thriller chronicles 320 pages of the grossest, creepiest, most evil and awesome monsters and baddies in the history of the cinema in this hardcover book.

The Hunger Games (Trailer)

The Hunger Games (Trailer)

The first trailer for the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ sci-fi novel The Hunger Games. Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class) plays the heroine, teen-turned-gladiator Katniss Everdeen.

Falling Books Bookend

Falling Books Bookend

While tablets are all the rage for reading books these days, there’s still something nice about having actual books on your shelf. Art Ori’s clever bookends turn your books into a tiny action scene.

Mini WMDs 2

Mini WMDs 2

Take down your office enemies with a new bunch of evil weapons you can make from office supplies and common household items. The pushpin darts and paper throwing stars sound painful.

Pocket Guide to Mischief

Pocket Guide to Mischief

An instruction manual for unleashing your inner Dennis the Menace, Bart King’s book helps you pull off practical jokes of all shapes and sizes, and chronicles some of the greatest hoaxes of all time.

The Art of Pixar

The Art of Pixar

Celebrating 25 years of Pixar, Amid Amidi and John Lasseter compile over 300 pages of Pixar’s color scripts and inspirational art behind the revered digital animation studio.

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