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To Be or Not To Be

To Be or Not To Be

From Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) comes a humorous choose-your-own-adventure game based on Hamlet. To Be or Not To Be features art by Kate Beaton, Mike Krahulik, Zac Gorman and more. Also available as a book.

SNL: The Complete History

SNL: The Complete History

Saturday Night Live: The Complete History contains over 2,300 photos from SNL’s archives, an illustrated breakdown of the cast and crew’s 6-day work week, a comprehensive season reference guide and more.

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Win: Zombie Combat Field Guide

Win: Zombie Combat Field Guide

Enter to win one of five copies of Roger Ma’s The Zombie Combat Field Guide. The new book provides valuable tips for surviving the inevitable zombiepocalypse, while busying your mind with coloring and other activities. (Ends 1/15/15).

People of the Twenty-First Century

People of the Twenty-First Century

Hans Eijkelboom’s massive collection of street photos taken all over the world in the past 20 years. The “anti-sartorial” presentation shows people wearing similar clothes in the same city on the same day. More here and here.

Perpetual Disappointments Diary

Perpetual Disappointments Diary

A hilariously dark twist on the daily journal, including demotivational affirmations, reminders of notable deaths, a contacts section for people who never call, and places to jot down pointless doodles and ideas you’ll never follow up on.

Fifty Shades of Chicken

Fifty Shades of Chicken

This beloved parody not only apes the infamous adult novel Fifty Shades of Grey – telling the story of a chef seducing… a chicken – it’s also a legitimate cookbook. It also has 50 chicken recipes and lots of beautiful images.

Snail Mail My Email

Snail Mail My Email

A group of artists that turns your message into a whimsical handwritten letter and then sends it for free. Just leave your message and the recipient’s address on its website on or before 11/16/14. Also check out the book of sent letters.

Now I Know More

Now I Know More

Trivia maven Dan Lewis has a new paperback collection. Now I Know More: The Revealing Stories Behind Even More of the World’s Most Interesting Facts contains 101 interesting stories in Dan’s trademark engaging prose.

Geek Art: An Anthology

Geek Art: An Anthology

Thomas Olivri compiled this amazing book featuring over 750 images of pop culture inspired artworks from talented creators around the globe. It also includes website and contact info for each artist, so you can buy their works.

SkyMaul 2

SkyMaul 2

Kasper Hauser’s latest parody of the infamous SkyMall inflight magazine, which advertises quirky items. SkyMaul 2 ups the weirdness with ideas like a karaoke set that contains only history’s greatest speeches. SkyMaul 1 here.

Alex Gross: Future Tense

Alex Gross: Future Tense

Alex Gross’ Future Tense series consists of paintings with a shallow and saccharine beauty, expanding upon “themes of consumerism, industrialization and the omnipresent media” and “our inability to exist in the present moment.”

The World of Ice & Fire

The World of Ice & Fire

Nope, it’s not The Winds of Winter, but this prologue still contains lots of new material for A Song of Ice and Fire fans, including the full family trees of the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens. Sample chapter here.

The Best American Comics 2014

The Best American Comics 2014

Scott McCloud selects works from established and up-and-coming artists around the country. Whether you want a laugh, intrigue, romance, or just plain weird, there’s something for everyone in this hardcover book. (Contains adult content.)

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Modern Classic Cocktails

Modern Classic Cocktails

New York’s Death & Co. is regarded as one of the greatest premium cocktail bars in the world. Now you can create nearly 500 drink recipes, designed and curated by the bar, with incredible cocktails like the Shruff’s End and the Hostage Situation.

You Have to F***ing Eat

You Have to F***ing Eat

(NSFW: Language) “You woke me and asked for breakfast, so why the f*** won’t you eat?” Adam Mansbach follows up Go the F*** to Sleep with another faux children’s book about getting kids to eat. Illustrated by Owen Brozman.

Amazon Kindle Voyage

Amazon Kindle Voyage

The Kindle Voyage is lighter and smaller than the Kindle Paperwhite. It has a 300ppi touchscreen, an adaptive backlight as well as forward and back page turning haptic sensors on each edge for one-handed use.

Randall Munroe: What If?

Randall Munroe: What If?

xkcd creator Randall Munroe ponders ridiculous hypothetical questions and answers them with scientific responses. Ever wanted to know what would happen if everyone on the planet jumped at the same time? This is the book for you.

99 Ways to Open a Beer Bottle…

99 Ways to Open a Beer Bottle…

Bottle openers can be found on all sorts of gadgets these days, but you still never have one when you need one. Brett Stern’s guidebook offers numerous ways to pop open a cold one without an officially-sanctioned opener.

Bryan Lee O’Malley: Seconds

Bryan Lee O’Malley: Seconds

A new graphic novel from the creator of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Seconds is about a successful young chef who suddenly comes upon magical mushrooms, which let her go back in time to correct her mistakes. Preview here (pdf).

Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Like Scribd and Oyster, Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited subscription service aims to be the Netflix of books. Access over 600,000 books and thousands of audiobooks on your Kindle device or through Kindle apps.

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Manga Shakespeare

Manga Shakespeare

Three Manga illustrators transformed the classics A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello and Romeo and Juliet into Japanese-style cinematic graphic novels, set in a dystopian future Tokyo.

The Bible of Barbecue

The Bible of Barbecue

Not only does it have tips on cooking a good barbecue meal, the book’s pages are cooking tools as well. There’s a knife sharpener, a chopping board, a page made of coal and more. Made by JWT Brazil for Tramontina.

Chineasy

Chineasy

Learn how to read over 400 basic Mandarin characters using simple illustrations which help your brain associate words with images. A great coffee table book, but also quite useful if you need to pick up the language in a hurry.

The Drinkable Book

The Drinkable Book

The pages of The Drinkable Book contains tips on proper sanitation & hygiene, but more importantly, they’re function as water filters. Each book can provide clean water for up to four years and costs just pennies to make.

The Portlandia Activity Book

The Portlandia Activity Book

An offshoot of the hipster hyperbole TV show, The Portlandia Activity Book is filled with fun activities and ideas like crowdfunding your baby, how to be a critic, a tarot card expansion pack and conversation starters and stoppers.

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