Get ready ! Our recommendations of 2014 Holiday Books to give or buy for your own library will be out in a few weeks. We’ve been saving dozens of books – new and recent — on cities, exciting places, photography, design, the natural world, food and more. What’s more: You’ll have several ways to decide if this book’s the right gift: read a book review, listen to an author interview or scan a book excerpt.
While you’re waiting, take a look at some of our recent book round ups
The Sea and its Abundance: Current and recent books of the seas and their creatures explore species that have prevailed for millions of years –broadbill swordfish, sharks, eels, horseshoe crabs – with amazing adaptations . The writers we are highlighting are great researchers — you won’t find a lot of fluff here — and passionate about the urgency of taking steps now to protect the rivers and oceans of life everywhere.
Books: Homage to Paris: Our selection is as light as a soufflé or as dense as a cassoulet. You choose which: French cuisine, American expats, literary figures, favorite walks, and memoirs.
Wonder what we featured for Christmas 2013 ? Check out our favorites from last year.
Cities and Places: 23 books on Europe, New Orleans, Chicago, walkable cities, New York’s High Line and more.
Photography – out of this world: From the Mars expedition to the power of water and war photography.
Food: Art, Science, Scam: Want to learn more about the history of food, how coffee became a world beverage, and the secret world of making/branding/marketing food. We’ve got you covered.
Plants, Trees, Gardens: A king’s ransom – 16 selections — of beautifully written books and facsimile editions on trees, tulips, arcane garden ornaments, plants and manmade landscapes for year-round reading and looking.
Come back in December for our Winter 2014 book lineup!