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Father's Day

Father's Day is Sunday, June 16th!
We have a wonderful selection of books, cards and gifts at our store for Father's Day, including the recommended titles below. And don't forget Bookshop Santa Cruz gift cards, available in any amount.
Thank you dads for all that you do!
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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062655066
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Published: Harper - April 2nd, 2019

Instant New York Times Bestseller

KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501197819
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Published: Atria Books - May 14th, 2019

Golden State Warriors insider and bestselling author Marcus Thompson delivers the definitive biography of one of the most extraordinary basketball players in NBA history—Kevin Durant.

The NBA has never seen a player quite like Kevin Durant. Larry Bird wasn’t as quick, Magic Johnson didn’t have such a range, and Michael Jordan wasn’t seven feet tall.

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Horizon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394585826
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Published: Knopf - March 19th, 2019


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Franklin Steak: Dry-Aged. Live-Fired. Pure Beef. [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399580963
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 9th, 2019

From seemingly mundane tasks such as grocery shopping to more active pursuits like a romp at the park and fort-building, a loving and playful father alligator shows his gator kids that the simplest pleasures done together can make for an incredibly fun day. 

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Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501147845
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Published: Atria Books - October 3rd, 2017

The #1 national bestseller and inside story of Steph Curry, the greatest shooter basketball has ever seen.

Golden is the first book to provide an all-access look at Steph Curry and the team that has fueled Dub Nation—by longtime Warriors beat reporter and Bay Area News Group sports columnist Marcus Thompson, the go-to expert on all things Golden State.

A lifelong Warrio

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Bar Chef: Handcrafted Cocktails Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393651560
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 9th, 2019

An inviting handbook for cocktails rooted in classics and updated with a farm-to-glass ethos, from "one of LA’s most innovative mixologists" (Forbes).

Celebrated Los Angeles bartender Christiaan Röllich approaches a drink the way a master chef approaches a dish: he draws on high-quality seasonal ingredients to create cocktails for every occasion.

Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982113476
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Published: Atria Books - May 7th, 2019


“An imperative how-to for creativity.” —Nick Offerman

Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reali

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How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426220036
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Published: National Geographic - March 12th, 2019

Become a better birder with brief portraits of 200 top North American birds. This friendly, relatable book is a celebration of the art, science, and delights of bird-watching.

Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Dad Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938170157
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Published: Spry Publishing LLC - April 2nd, 2013

2013 Mom's Choice Awards(R) Winner

MEN: Ever wonder about stay-at-home dads? What in the name of testosterone do they DO all day with those kids? I mean, are they really men at all, or are they some strange, invasive alien species, sent to Earth to defy and destroy all gender stereotypes?

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Thunder Boy Jr. Cover Image
By Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316013727
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

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I Wonder: Celebrating Daddies Doin’ Work Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250078957
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 3rd, 2016

Perfect for Father's Day or all year round! What do daddies do with their children? They style hair, they carpool, they cuddle (after they look under beds for monsters). They play, they motivate, and they comfort. Dads may sometimes wonder if they're doing a good job. But one thing they're sure of is that they love every moment with their children.

Papa and Me Cover Image
By Arthur Dorros, Rudy Gutierrez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060581589
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Published: HarperCollins - April 22nd, 2014

In Papá and Me, a young boy and his papa may speak both Spanish and English, but the most important language they speak is the language of love. In this beautiful bilingual picture book, Arthur Dorros portrays the close bond between father and son, with lush paintings by Rudy Gutierrez.

Mister Seahorse: board book Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399254901
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Published: World of Eric Carle - March 3rd, 2011

When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets other underwater fathers caring for their babies.

Daddy, Papa, and Me Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781582462622
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Published: Tricycle Press - June 9th, 2009

One of the only original board books about gay parents! A perfect purchase for new parents, baby showers, and more!

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By Kim Norman, David Walker (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781454901303
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 3rd, 2013

Celebrate the imagination--and the love between father and son--with this new board book edition of the fun, rhyming, and totally original story. On a hot summer's day, a young boy playfully sets out on a "crocodaddy hunt" in the lake. Following the creature's shadow, dark and wet, he's soon taking a wild ride on the grinning croc's back.

Higher! Higher! (Leslie Patricelli board books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763644338
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Published: Candlewick - April 27th, 2010

One child. One swing. An obliging dad. The inevitable plea to go Higher! Higher! Add Leslie Patricelli's wildly expressive illustrations, and an everyday pasttime reaches new heights of humor and whimsy.