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Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die by Chris Santella

Santella’s newest addition to the Fifty Places outdoor adventure series is sure to find happy readers here, whether you’re planning your own vacation or needing inspiration while waiting out the big crowds and small waves of summer. Full of iconic and lesser known surf spots, travel tips, essays and full-page photos, it’s a bucket list in book form or fodder for the aspiring grom—the perfect way to spend your days when not in the water. - Melinda

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Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die: Surfing Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419734564
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 9th, 2019

The National Team by Caitlin Murray

Soccer friends, here is your perfect read in the run-up to the Women’s World Cup this summer. The National Team is a lively and substantive history of the U.S. Women’s National Team, from its scrappy early days in the ‘80s to the legendary ‘99ers and up to now. Moving beyond the highlight reel to the storied complexity of women’s soccer in America, this book sheds light on these tenacious, trailblazing athletes, not just as stars but as advocates for women’s rights and gender equity in sports and beyond. - Melinda

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National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419734496
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 2nd, 2019

Some Stories by Yvon Chouinard

Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, brings it all together in this gorgeous, photo-filled book that spans his life and his many passions, from climbing to surfing, spearfishing to falconry, and business to environmental activism. A collection of essays, articles, letters, and poetry handpicked by Chouinard himself, Some Stories is likely as close to a memoir as we will get from this unequaled adventurer. In the preface, he writes, “I don’t consider myself much of a writer, I’m more of a story teller really”—and this is the perfect way to hear him speak. - Melinda

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Some Stories: Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781938340826
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Published: Patagonia - April 23rd, 2019

The Cost of These Dreams by Wright Thompson

Wright Thompson is one of America’s best long-form sportswriters because his stories are never “just” about sports. Thompson explores sports through the lenses of people, politics, regions, culture, and history with a deft eye, keen wit, and profound empathy, and delivers his stories through gorgeous prose. Thompson is a treasure, and while this collection is a must-read for sports fans, non–sports fans will absolutely be able to appreciate and enjoy Thompson’s writing, too. - Stuart

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The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133872
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Published: Penguin Books - April 2nd, 2019

Tigerbelle by Wyomia Tyus

Wyomia Tyus, a record-setting track and field Olympian (1964 and 1968), should be as well-known as Tommie Smith and John Carlos for her political activism or as Wilma Rudolph for her athletic prowess, but we are still challenged with broadening representation beyond iconic representatives. Now is the time to add Tyus to the pantheon of great Black women athletes and citizens, and this is the book, her enjoyable accounting of a remarkable life. - Melinda

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Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617756580
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Published: Edge of Sports - September 4th, 2018

Run for Your Life by Mark Cucuzzella

A fascinating look into the history and medical science behind why and how humans run, and also has exercises and summaries at the end of each chapter that add a practical element to each topic. I’ve been a runner for a few years now, and this is just the book I needed. A new runner might find it a bit overwhelming, but those looking to move to the next level in their running will appreciate the thoroughness and breadth of the book. - Jax

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Run for Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101946305
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Published: Knopf - September 18th, 2018

Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

Sad that the U.S. Men’s Team didn’t make the World Cup? Spend some time with Rog and Davo, the two hilarious, knowledgeable, self-deprecating expat Brits behind the podcast and show Men in Blazers. Their encyclopedia of soccer and MiB history combines their enthusiasm for the sport, its glories and defeats, personalities and hairstyles, with their own personal anecdotes. If you are a Great Friend of the Pod, you will love this book. And if you aren’t one, you soon will be. - Melinda

Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano, illus. by Arturo Torres

What was Michael Jordan’s best season? Who was the greatest dunker ever? These and other explorations of hoops make this book so much fun. I totally geeked out on the Franken-player section, where you can combine the skills and attributes of multiple players to design a super-baller. (Mine got Steph Curry’s jumper.) It also has super cool illustrations. A must-have for anyone who loves sports. - Jason

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Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator), Reggie Miller (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419726477
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 10th, 2017

Fire on the Track by Roseanne Montillo

In 1928, women were permitted to participate at the Olympics in track and field for the first time. This book recounts the careers of the women who were there and those who followed in their footsteps. These women overcame immense physical, mental, and social obstacles to pursue a sport they loved. It’s a fascinating and rarely told part of history. - Jade

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Fire on the Track: Betty Robinson and the Triumph of the Early Olympic Women Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101906156
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Published: Crown - October 17th, 2017

Under the Lights and In the Dark by Gwendolyn Oxenham

This is the soccer book I’ve been waiting for! Oxenham, who played for Santos FC in Brazil, takes us on an intimate tour of women’s soccer around the world. She follows Allie Long, who moonlights in underground men’s leagues, and Marta, the lesser known Brazilian Número 10, and others through Europe, Russia, refugee camps, motherhood, and more. It’s an engaging look at their real life struggles and passion, always their passion. - Melinda

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Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Womenas Soccer Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781785781537
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Published: Icon Books - September 5th, 2017

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