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This compulsively readable book is as much about NYC as it is about the two toxic friends who roam the city in pursuit of the next Thing -- party, selfie, gala, boy. It’s a wild and heart-pounding ride through private clubs and penthouses as Lavinia introduces Louise to a lifestyle any girl would kill for. A delicious blend of The Talented Mr. Ripley and Gossip Girl, you won't be able to put this down until the last bloody page. - Kelly

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780385543521
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Published: Doubleday Books - June 5th, 2018

This is Sadie. And this is a celebration of Sadie’s imagination. Sadie sees a boat when others might see a box; she tells secrets to her favorite garments; she checks for her wings, which safely deliver her home from any adventure. “Sadie has been a girl who lived under the sea. She has been a boy raised by wolves.” She likes stories best of all because they can be anything at all, just like Sadie. Julie Morstad complements the open-ended words with sky-is-the limit illustrations, delightful from beginning to end. Preschool. - Michelle

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By Sara O'Leary, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735263246
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Published: Tundra Books (NY) - March 6th, 2018

Why update a classic? Only to make it even better! Case in point: David Lebovitz’s outstanding book on ice cream, sorbet, gelatos, and granitas. Originally published in 2007, this new edition of The Perfect Scoop has fresh photography, a dozen new recipes, and an awesome selection of frozen cocktails. The first version of this book was already on my list of all-time favorites (not only because the Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream is perfection) but this revised edition seals the deal. If you have any interest at all in frozen desserts, The Perfect Scoop is a must-have. - S.B.

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The Perfect Scoop, Revised and Updated: 200 Recipes for Ice Creams, Sorbets, Gelatos, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780399580314
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 27th, 2018

Everything about this book by Chris Kronner, founder of KronnerBurger in Oakland, is wonderful. First, it has great information about how to make the most magnificent burger. And while there are labor-intensive recipes for the dedicated (roasted bone marrow!), there are also plenty of ideas for adding a cool topping to an otherwise completely store-bought burger. A Burger to Believe In is also written in such a witty and amusing way that I didn’t want to stop reading it. This is how you do burgers. - Jax

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$29.99
ISBN: 9780399579264
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 22nd, 2018

Give me all the fruits! Canning has been a tradition and a legacy in my family; the recipes, the rituals and the rules are all things I treasure. This new book is one I will gladly splatter with sugared fruits and scalding water. I have pages earmarked for the earliest strawberries all the way through till the end of summer. No peach will escape my plans for the Peach-Lime Salsa. The beautiful photography, the creative recipes (arranged by season), and the wealth of information are enough to forgive the publishers for not including tasting samples. - Jenny

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Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving Handbook Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780399579615
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - June 26th, 2018

This is my favorite kind of cookbook: personal, welcoming, and absolutely delicious. As much a narrative of Shaya’s life (from Israel to Philadelphia, Italy to New Orleans) as a collection of recipes, the warmth and quality of his writing had me reading this book cover to cover like a novel. That Shaya’s food (Southern-Israeli-Italian) shines even brighter than his exceptional prose is no surprise, as he is an acclaimed restaurateur and a two-time James Beard Award winner. But what has caught me off guard is how much this book lingers in my mind even when I’m nowhere near the kitchen. - S.B.

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Shaya: An Odyssey of Food: My Journey Back to Israel Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780451494160
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 13th, 2018

I love Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s cooking, and I am beyond excited about her newest cookbook. While Gather & Graze is not for the novice, it has plenty of basic recipes and simple sauces that anyone can make. Izard is real about what to spend money and time on versus what to cut corners on. I can’t wait to read this. - Jax 

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Gather & Graze: 120 Favorite Recipes for Tasty Good Times Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780451495945
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - April 3rd, 2018

Native Parisienne Clotilde Dusoulier is the perfect person to write this love letter to the food of Paris. With great charm and warmth (so familiar to readers of her culinary blog Chocolate & Zucchini), Dusoulier shares 100 of her favorite recipes for a wide range of foods, from classic French dishes to those inspired by the diverse communities living in Paris today. Whether you’ve been to the City of Light multiple times or just dream of going, use this book to bring the flavors of Paris to your kitchen. - S.B.

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Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780451499141
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - March 20th, 2018

Macramé is back, and whether you’re new to it or you’ve been knotting since the 1970s, you’ll enjoy the terrific styling and photography and the clear and easy-to-follow instructions in Modern Macramé. If you’re still unsure of this “new” trend, spend a little time with this book; its range of projects runs from those that are easy to make to those that are ambitious. - Megan

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Modern Macrame: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399579578
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 15th, 2018

You’ve got to love a designer whose number one rule about color is: It should make you happy. Making a joyous home—filled with brightness and color—is what Rachel Mae Smith (The Crafted Life blog) is all about. In her new book, she shares simple DIY projects like wall art, coasters, and dip-dyed napkins, that are easy ways to add pops of color to your place. If you’re ready (even timidly) to step away from neutrals, this fun book is a good place to start.

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$22.99
ISBN: 9781683690177
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Published: Quirk Books - May 1st, 2018

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