THE BEST Books

Build Your Own Human Skeleton

Build Your Own Human Skeleton

This amazing book from Taschen lets you construct a life-size (5’9″ tall) paper model of a human skeleton. It has movable joints, and each bone is labeled with its English and Latin name. While we don’t have a release date yet, it’s available for pre-order from Amazon now.

The New York Times Star Wars Book

The New York Times Star Wars Book

There are dozens of Star Wars coffee table books, but The New York Times’ In a Galaxy, Far, Far, Away still stands out. It compiles the publication’s notable Star Wars articles going way back to 1973. It comes with a magnifying glass bookmark.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Kirigami Models

Frank Lloyd Wright Kirigami Models

The linear windows of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic structures are the perfect subject for Marc Hagan-Guirey’s book, which comes with 14 cut-and-fold models based on buildings from the Frederick C. Robie House to Taliesin West and the Johnson Wax building.

How to Swear

How to Swear

Author and foul language connoisseur Stephen Wildish provides a comprehensive visual guide to using swear words and insults properly, along with a history of some of the many colorful words we pepper our everyday conversation with here at The Awesomer HQ.

Totally Awesome

Totally Awesome

Whether He-Man, Thundercats, Inspector Gadget, or TMNT was your jam, Andrew Farago’s 160-page book has got you covered with a great retrospective of the best that Saturday morning (and other days) had to offer back in the decade of big hair.

Project 77 Art Book

Project 77 Art Book

ArtStation is an online community for professional visual artists. The site has set up a publishing arm, and this is their first book. Project 77 features the dystopian sci-fi world of ArtStation member Martin Deschambault, enriched with short stories by Jeffrey Campbell.

One Mile Line

One Mile Line

A poster book featuring a drawing made from a single, unbroken one mile-long black line by artist Ana-Gabriela Stroe. There are tons of images along the path, and it makes a great coloring book. If you’ve got a 22.5 foot long stretch of wall, you can even wall mount it.

Stoner Coffee Table Book

Stoner Coffee Table Book

Now that smoking pot is becoming more and more acceptable, be sure to have the proper equipment on hand to suit the occasion. After you pick up the Doritos and cookie dough ice cream, grab this book, packed with colorful, weird, and silly images enhance the experience.

Sneakers

Sneakers

Sneakers is a 320-page coffee table book about the culture, the craft and the commerce of sneakers. Aside from its amazing case and photos, it’s filled with interviews with insiders such as Nike’s Tinker Hatfield, Patta’s Edson Sabajo, Serena Williams and more.

The Future is Now: Neon Rising

The Future is Now: Neon Rising

The Future is Now: Neon Rising is the second edition of the second book in Josan Gonzalez’s cyberpunk series. Almost all of its 212 pages has full-page illustrations, which tie into each other to create a “silent graphic novel.” It comes with three postcards.

Star Wars Kirigami Book

Star Wars Kirigami Book

Marc Hagan-Guirey specializes in kirigami – silhouetted sculptures made by cutting and folding a single sheet of paper. He worked with the guys behind Star Wars to create a book that lets you make 15 of the series’ vehicles using his technique. Accent lighting not included.

Your Sh*tty Family

Your Sh*tty Family

You’ll roar with laughter while perusing Your Sh*tty Family, a book with actual texts between family members, based on the popular Instagram account. It makes us yearn for a kinder, gentler time when teaching our parents how to text wasn’t even on the radar.

Wrestle Your Mailman

Wrestle Your Mailman

The consistently hilarious Jeff Wysaski of Obvious Plant and Pleated Jeans fame has released Wrestle Your Mailman and Other Small Ways to Feel Happy, a short and sweet book filled with amusing (though often unlawful) ideas to brighten your day.

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Roadside Lights

Roadside Lights

Japan has over 5.5 million vending machines. While typically associated with urban life, many of these machines end up serving remote areas. Photographer Eiji Ohashi shares portraits of these lonely automatons in his photo book, Roadside Lights.

2017 Amazon Kindle Oasis

2017 Amazon Kindle Oasis

The second version of Amazon’s high-end e-book reader is now waterproof and has a larger 7″ screen. The new Kindle Oasis also has Audible built-in, but you need Bluetooth headphones because it doesn’t have a 3.5mm output.

This Book is a Planetarium

This Book is a Planetarium

Kelli Anderson’s This Book Is a Planetarium, features six usable pop-up constructions, including a tiny planetarium, a Spirograph-like drawing machine, a secret decoder ring, and an acoustic amplifier. Each object is accompanied by an explanation of the science behind it.

The Art of Rick and Morty

The Art of Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty fans will grin ear to ear over never before seen concept art and a fun glow in the dark cover in this pleasing art book. It drills deeper into character creations and also offers intimate commentary from the show’s creators. If you aren’t already a fan, you soon will be.

Bury Me with the Lo On

Bury Me with the Lo On

(PG-13: Language) Lo Life was an ’80s New York City gang obsessed with Polo clothing. Pop culture caught on and spread the craze worldwide. This retrospective from Lo Lifes’ Thirstin Howl and photographer Tom Gould is a teaser for their eponymous book.

Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book

Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book

Most of us use our Swiss Army knives for emergencies and impromptu needs. But Chris Lubkemann’s book is packed with fun ways you can use your knife to start a new hobby – whittling wood. It’s packed with easy to make projects, from desktop sculptures to utensils.

The Broad City Coloring Book

The Broad City Coloring Book

Join Abbi, Ilana, and their pals for a series of ribald New York City misadventures in this most definitely adult coloring book, illustrated by Mike Perry, who also created the show’s hypnotic title sequences. Four and Three and Two and Buy!

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Playing with Super Power SNES Book

Playing with Super Power SNES Book

Prima Games’ follow up to its NES book. Playing with Super Power is a nostalgic guide book. Not only does it contain tips for SNES games, it also has a history of Nintendo’s console and its classics, as well as associated art and music. Also available as an online book.

Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniv. Art Book

Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniv. Art Book

Just in time for Sonic Mania, Cook and Becker’s Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book has posters, covers, concept art and more from Sega’s archives. It also has a $125 Collector’s Edition that comes with a inner sleeve/book stand and a signed print.

F*ck That’s Delicious: The Book

F*ck That’s Delicious: The Book

Chef, rapper, and TV host Action Bronson’s book is part memoir, part cookbook, and all awesome. The 224-page book features photos and stories from Bronson’s travels, along with dozens of deliciously decadent recipes. Here’s some chicken parm to whet your appetite.

Thug Notes: Ready Player One

Thug Notes: Ready Player One

(PG-13, SPOILERS) “See, Wade comes from the ‘hood. So he straight obsessed with getting Halliday’s cash money.” Sparky Sweets – the teacher who puts the lit in literature – sums up the story, themes and questions presented by Ernest Cline’s hit young adult novel.

The Art of Mondo

The Art of Mondo

Mondo’s upcoming art book is a back catalog of its highly sought-after movie posters. The book includes prints of Olly Moss’ posters for the Star Wars trilogy, Francesco Francavilla’s Clash of the Titans piece, Laurent Durieux’s subtle Jaws poster and many more.

This Be Book Bad Translation

This Be Book Bad Translation

From veteran translator Clyde Mandelin (Mother 3, Dragon Ball, Attack on Titan) comes This Be Book Bad Translation, Video Games!, a funny and insightful book about how errors in video game localizations occur, with 99 screenshots of bad translations as examples.

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