THE BEST Books

Broke Millenial

Broke Millenial

Erin Lowry explains (in very relatable ways, and with true stories) how to avoid being a complete financial fool, avoid being mystified by money and be the master of your hunned dollar bills y’all, in her book Broke Millenial.

The LEGO Trains Book

The LEGO Trains Book

Do you aspire to someday make an awesome LEGO railway like this one? Holger Matthes’ book could be the place to start. The hardcover book features 248 pages packed with the history of LEGO trains, and instructions for building your own working LEGO railroad.

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Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia

Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia

Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia covers the first 17 games in the series, from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. It contains information about major and minor characters, spinoff games and more. There’s also a limited edition.

LEGO Ideas Pop-up Book

LEGO Ideas Pop-up Book

Inspired by a design submitted by Grant Davis and Jason Allemann, this 859-piece LEGO kit lets builders create two different scenes inside the “pages” of a pop-up book, each based on a classic fairy tale – Little Red Riding Hood or Jack and the Beanstalk. Drops 11/1/18.

The Current

The Current

Gestalten’s The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age looks at the history and evolution of electric motorcycles, bicycles, and everything in between. It showcases some of the best and most unique examples of this two-wheeled revolution.

How to Invent Everything

How to Invent Everything

Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North wants to be competent if he ever became a time traveler. So he wrote How to Invent Everything, a funny but informative history guide that will help time travelers rebuild civilization in case their journey goes awry.

NERF Blaster Modification Guide

NERF Blaster Modification Guide

Written by YouTuber Luke Goodman aka Out of Darts, The NERF Blaster Modification Guide is an unofficial handbook that has everything you need to know about modding NERF weapons, from the basics to more advanced processes such as 3D printing.

The Star Wars Archives Vol. 1

The Star Wars Archives Vol. 1

Taschen, George Lucas, and Lucasfilm present The Star Wars Archive, a series of books about the making of the movies. The 604 page Volume 1 covers Episodes IV to VI, with “script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photos, stills, and posters.”

Cut in Half (Book)

Cut in Half (Book)

Mike Warren entertains and educates with his YouTube channel Cut in Half, where he slices open everyday objects with a waterjet cutter so we can see what’s inside. He’s releasing a book containing photos of dozens of his work, along with text that explains the object’s parts.

Cars & Curves Porsche Book

Cars & Curves Porsche Book

Stefan Bogner and Ben Winter’s Cars & Curves: A Tribute to 70 Years of Porsche features pictures of awesome sports cars, from the 906 to the Carrera GT, each in their natural environment. The beautiful photos are punctuated by essays about each featured car.

The LEGO Book New Edition

The LEGO Book New Edition

The LEGO Book charts the history of the famed toy company as well as its ever growing line of products. The New Edition adds LEGO’s latest sets, including the ones from LEGO Ideas. It also comes with an exclusive 2×4 LEGO brick. Drops 10/2/18.

Fallout Official Cookbook

Fallout Official Cookbook

Learn how to make Nuka-Cola, BlamCo Mac & Cheese, Deathclaw Steak and more with the Fallout: The Vault Dweller’s Official Cookbook. This hardcover book contains dozens of recipes based on or inspired by the food from the video game series. Drops 10/23/18.

Paperback Paradise

Paperback Paradise

(PG-13: Language) Comedian and artist Dominic Moschitti aka Paperback Paradise peppers Instagram with hilarious edits of book covers from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. He sells some of the covers as packs of postcards on his website.

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F*cking Brilliant Planner

F*cking Brilliant Planner

In 2018, you keep your appointments in your smartphone. In 2019, you’ll keep the really important ones in your F*cking Brilliant 12-Month Planner book. This cheeky organizer features stylish calligraphy, a gold foil stamped cover, monthly tabs, and plenty of swearing.

Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History Book

Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History Book

The Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History is a pop-up book that celebrates the work of game designer Yu Suzuki. It includes pop-up models of the arcade machines for Hang-On, Space Harrier, OutRun, ThunderBlade and After Burner along with their stories.

Brutal East

Brutal East

Zupagrafika’s cut-out model book lets you build your own cold and impersonal miniature city filled with the brutalist architecture of Central and Eastern Europe. Includes seven buildings from Serbia, Moldova, Russia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia.

Puzzle Ninja

Puzzle Ninja

Alex Bellos took learnings from his travels to Japan to create a series of more than 200 Sudoku-Kakoru-Futoshiki-style puzzles, including 20 completely new and original types of puzzles. The book is packed with challenges for even the most hardened puzzle junkie.

How to Save a Wet Book

How to Save a Wet Book

Syracuse University Libraries’ Preservation department shows us how to save a water-logged book and restore it back to its original condition. All you need is some paper towels, a fan and some weights. You should also store it in the freezer if you can’t work on it right away.

Spiroglyphics

Spiroglyphics

Thomas Pavitte’s clever illustrations offer a unique spin on adult coloring books. Each image is hidden within a pair of concentric spirals, which only reveals itself as you fill in the lines. Use two colors to create a duotone. Choose from music icons, cities, or animals.

Ferrari Coffee Table Book

Ferrari Coffee Table Book

Ferrari gave premiere coffee table book publisher Taschen full access to its archives as well as those of some of its most avid collectors to create this 514-page masterpiece. The Art Edition comes in an engine-inspired aluminum display case designed by Marc Newson.

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Hot Wheels Book

Hot Wheels Book

Publisher Assouline is coming out with a hardcover book about one of the world’s most popular toys. Hot Wheels features 300 pages and over 200 illustrations, covering the origins, evolution and even the future of the brand. Featuring a foreword by racer Mario Andretti.

Virtual Cities

Virtual Cities

Urban planner and game designer Konstantinos Dimopoulos is working on Virtual Cities, an atlas featuring the cities in video games. It will feature maps, analysis and more for over 40 video game cities, including Half-Life‘s City 17, GTA V‘s Los Santos and Silent Hill.

Fantastic Machines Coloring Book

Fantastic Machines Coloring Book

The latest in illustrator Steve McDonald’s series of intricate coloring books features an array of wondrous mechanical and solid state creations, including a space station, submarine, jumbo jet, and a pinball machine. Be sure to grab the matching set of colored pencils for gift giving.

Millennial Problems

Millennial Problems

Ever felt bad if brunch doesn’t look good enough to Instagram or you put the wrong emoji at the end of a risky text? Check out #Millennial Problems, a collection of amusing tweets exploring the struggles of millennial life. Great for gifting (and for historical purposes).

Jakub Rozalski: Howling at the Moon

Jakub Rozalski: Howling at the Moon

Step into the world of illustrator Jakub Rozalski, where robots, samurai, werewolves and rural scenery collide. ArtStation’s Howling at the Moon features complementary text and interviews with the artist. There’s also a special edition with a slipcase and 6 prints.

How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety

How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety

Is your cat growing up too fast? This book will help you speak with kitty about morality, and keep them on the straight and narrow from sex, drugs, satan, and unsafe gun usage. It’s time to Make America Great Again for Kitties!

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