THE BEST Books

Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide

Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide

We’ve featured a number of Pawel “Sariel” Kmiec’s incredible LEGO Technic builds. Now learn from the best with this 424-page guide which takes you from basic building principles up through sturdy and complex mechanisms so you can make your own wonderful machines.

Goodnight Darth Vader Deluxe Set

Goodnight Darth Vader Deluxe Set

The perfect gift for Star Wars fans of all ages, this new collection includes the charming Vader as good dad books, Goodnight Darth Vader and Darth Vader and Friends, along with two frameable art prints, all wonderfully illustrated by author Jeffrey Brown.

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High Five This Sign

High Five This Sign

Jeff Wysaski hit the Internet jackpot with his Obvious Plant parody signs. Now you can be an Obvious Planter with Jeff and Archie McPhee’s High Five This Sign. The book contains 23 tear-out signs that will lighten up your town’s poles.

Simon Stålenhag: Things from the Flood

Simon Stålenhag: Things from the Flood

Stålenhag’s follow up to Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood is still filled with paintings of Nordic countrysides invaded by mechanical beings and relics. But here a flood from a “huge abandoned underground facility” washed up strange organic creatures as well.

1000 Record Covers

1000 Record Covers

Music archivist and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs amassed a substantial private collection of albums and has generously shared his favorites with us in this book. It’s a sentimental look at great art and a slice of history all rolled into one petite package.

Kobo Aura One

Kobo Aura One

Kobo’s new e-book reader has a 7.8″ 1872 x 1404 screen yet weighs just half a pound. It’s also waterproof and has an adjustable night mode that reduces blue light. It also has Wi-Fi, 8GB of storage and a battery that lasts up to a month per charge.

Essential Novels Scratch-off Chart

Essential Novels Scratch-off Chart

Pop Chart Lab’s upcoming poster features its top 100 novels. Each title is represented by a foil-covered book cover. You can scratch the foil off to reveal the full cover art. The poster measures 18″x 24″. We’d love to have a customizable print.

Welcome to The Last Bookstore

Welcome to The Last Bookstore

Chad Howitt’s profile of Josh Spencer, owner of Los Angeles’ famous used book shop The Last Bookstore. An outdoorsman, Josh was paralyzed from the waist down after an accident. But it led him to create what become a beloved landmark.

The Book of General Ignorance

The Book of General Ignorance

The Book of General Ignorance informs us about many things in life we don’t know or make assumptions about; e.g., camels store fat in their humps, not water. Grab a copy of it now and get smarter. Seriously, don’t you want to know who blew the nose off the Sphinx?

Calm the F* Down Coloring Book

Calm the F* Down Coloring Book

Attention adults: when you really should be cool but you’re panicking instead, take a moment to breathe, lift your heart to the sky and Calm the F* Down with Sasha O’Hara’s quirky coloring book. Let’s all chill while coloring subversive inner thoughts.

The Star Trek Book

The Star Trek Book

It’s the perfect gift for Star Trek fans from The Original Series to the J.J. Abrams movies, and everything in between. Learn the history of Starfleet, character backgrounds, Trek tech in layperson’s terms, and much more in author Paul Ruditis’ 300+ page visual guidebook.

NES/Famicom Visual Compendium

NES/Famicom Visual Compendium

Bitmap Books’ 240+ page coffee table book about two of the most important video game systems ever made. Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom: A Visual Compendium contains dozens of high resolution screenshots, box art, fan art and more.

ComiXology Unlimited

ComiXology Unlimited

ComiXology’s new subscription service lets you read the first volumes of dozens of titles from Image, Dark Horse, Fantagraphics and more (no Marvel or DC). It’s a great way to get into comics or find out which titles to dive into. It has a free 30-day trial period.

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The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book

The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book

The burger of the day board at Bob’s Burgers features specialties like the Hummus a Tune Burger, and the Is This Your Chard Burger. Now you can make 75 of Bob Belcher’s punny creations for yourself, thanks to this cookbook from the FOX animated show’s creators.

Coloring Book of Booze

Coloring Book of Booze

Adult coloring books are totally dope, so curl up with some pencils and any kind of mule and bring life to the pages of the Coloring Book of Booze. There are 26 cocktails to color, with recipes included. A great gift for a dinner or housewarming party. (Thanks Mike P!)

Tauba Auerbach: [2,3]

Tauba Auerbach: [2,3]

Nowness inspects artist Tauba Auerbach’s oversized pop-up book set [2,3]. It consists of six separate volumes, each with one large, complex and arresting pop-up that somehow still folds flat when its folio is closed.

Tattoo Coloring Book

Tattoo Coloring Book

UK illustrator Megamunden’s 112-page coloring book is loaded with 120 of the artist’s unique and intricate designs in outline form so you can color them in yourself. If you dig this, be sure to check out his color-in postcards.

The Drive: Custom Cars & Their Builders

The Drive: Custom Cars & Their Builders

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.

How to Drive

How to Drive

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.

Amazon Kindle Oasis

Amazon Kindle Oasis

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.

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Deceptive Desserts

Deceptive Desserts

Christine McConnell is known as the “Queen of Creepy Cookies” for good reason. Her creations include such subversive pastries as an Alien Xenomorph Easter Bunny and edibles with tentacles. Learn to make your own disturbing desserts with her new book.

Where to Eat Pizza

Where to Eat Pizza

Phaidon’s ultimate reference manual for pizzaphiles catalogs more than 1,700 great places around the globe to grab a slice or a whole pie. This 576-page book is sure to be covered with grease and tomato sauce by those who use it regularly.

Recess

Recess

Put down your smartphones and game controllers and go play outside! Recess. Ben Applebaum and Dan DiSorbo’s book catalogs and offers rules for over 150 games, from the many variants of tag, to hopscotch, four square, and dodgeball.

History of Magic in North America

History of Magic in North America

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.

Making a Book from Scratch

Making a Book from Scratch

(Gore) The latest project from ultra DIY channel How to Make Everything is about making a book. Host Andy George spent a total of 50 hours making paper – cotton, hemp, wood – a pencil, a quill pen, a leather cover, ink and glue. More here.

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