How Not to Die Alone -- Richard Roper

Staff Pick

Andrew Smith's job is to go into the homes of those who have died alone and dig through their belongings in the hopes of finding a next of kin or at least money for the funeral. In his spare time he finds solace in Ella Fitzgerald’s music and an online community of model train aficionados. But then he meets Peggy, and this is just the beginning. Dark and funny, How Not to Die Alone is a story exploring loneliness, the ways we shield ourselves from others and the walls we build. But it’s also a story of love and friendship and finding the strength to break those walls.



How Not to Die Alone By Richard Roper Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525539889
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 28th, 2019

The Colour of Time by Marina Amaral, Dan Jones

Staff Pick

Gifted Brazilian artist Marina Amaral and one of Britain’s leading historians, Dan Jones, have teamed up to give us a new history of the world. Covering events from the 1850s to the Space Race, The Colour of Time (Pegasus, $39.95) tells the story of some of the most important events and people that shaped the world, from Napoleon III and Queen Victoria to Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II. With vintage black-and-white photographs expertly colorized by Amaral, these distant moments in time come to life before our eyes; this is history as we haven’t quite seen it before. And even though a photo is worth a thousand words, brilliant writing by Dan Jones gives just enough context and a deeper meaning to what we see. A combination of two hundred amazing photographs and perfectly chosen words to accompany them, this book is a must have not only for history buffs but for everyone. If you are looking for a perfect Holiday gift, look no further.

Cocktail Codex

Staff Pick

From the authors of the Death and Co., a book that has become a must for cocktail lovers an enthusiast in recent years, comes another, slightly different but still fantastic book about the spirits we love and enjoy experimenting with. Cocktail Codex (Ten Speed, $40) at first glance seems like a book about six cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip, but, it’s so much more. Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan realized that these are the six drinks that can be used as a template for everything else and that will guide you into your adventure of mixing drinks. Perfectly organized and cantered around the basic six, the book offers a more in-depth overview of everything you need to know: the difference between Gin and London dry Gin, between Whiskey, Scotch and Bourbon, bitters and garnishes, types of glasses and mixing tools, origins, fundamentals and formulas. Every chapter is accompanied with beautiful pictures that will make you want to organize a party for your friends just so you can show off your mixing skills. Just in time for the holidays, treat yourself or surprise an aspiring mixologist friend with this beautiful and useful gem.

Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions [A Cocktail Recipe Book] By Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, David Kaplan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607749707
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 30th, 2018