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Books make perfect gifts, and we've got books—at bargain prices—that will delight everyone on your shopping list, from Anglophiles and history buffs, to dog and cat lovers, and from poetry fans to devotees of fine fiction. Of course, we also offer the best prices on literary gifts like the Wuthering Heights coloring book, puzzles featuring favorite New Yorker covers, and a hilarious Shakespeare Insults mug. Our compact disc section is positively teeming with Christmas music, as well as new discs by Sting and the Rolling Stones, and collections by such favorites as James Taylor and Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan. And don't forget that calendars make perfect gifts; not only do we have calendars for every taste—trivia mavens, art aficionados, animal lovers—but you can't beat our prices. We hope you enjoy your holidays and thank you for your orders!
 
       
        

Gifts 2016

 
 The American Circus
 

The American Circus

Susan Weber, Kenneth L. Ames & Matthew Wittmann.
 
List Price: $65.00
Sale Price: $14.98
(A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013) In its heyday in American culture, the ...(Read More)

 
 America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World
 

America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World

Kevin Baker. Chris Dent, illus.
 
List Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $20.95
From the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Frank Lloyd Wright's ...(Read More)

 
 The American Angler's Book: Embracing the Natural History of Sporting Fish, and the Art of Taking Them
 

The American Angler's Book: Embracing the Natural History of Sporting Fish, and the Art of Taking Them

Thaddeus Norris.
 
List Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $6.98
More than 150 years after its original publication, this book remains a sought-after classic among ...(Read More)

 
 Architecture of Truth: The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet
 

Architecture of Truth: The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet

Lucien Hervé. Le Corbusier, intro.
 
List Price: $69.95
Sale Price: $14.98
Le Thoronet Abbey is one of the wonders of 12th-century Cistercian architecture, tucked away in a ...(Read More)

 
 The Art of the Bible: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Medieval World
 

The Art of the Bible: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Medieval World

Scot McKendrick & Kathleen Doyle.
 
List Price: $95.00
Sale Price: $64.95
Though they are some of the finest and most beautiful works of art to survive the Middle Ages, the ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Best American Sports Writing 2015
 

The Best American Sports Writing 2015

Wright Thompson, ed. Glenn Stout, series ed.
 
List Price: $14.95
Sale Price: $4.98
For 25 years this particular Best American series has built a solid reputation for showcasing the ...(Read More)

 
 The Birth of an Opera: Fifteen Masterpieces from Poppea to Wozzeck
 

The Birth of an Opera: Fifteen Masterpieces from Poppea to Wozzeck

Michael Rose.
 
List Price: $35.00
Sale Price: $6.98
The author of Berlioz Remembered and co-author of Words about Music as well as a ...(Read More)

 
 A Brief Guide To British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden
 

A Brief Guide To British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden

David Clark.
 
Sale Price: $5.98
Britain's many battlefields bear witness to dramatic turning points in the country's history, and ...(Read More)

 
 A Brief History of the Battle of Agincourt
 

A Brief History of the Battle of Agincourt

Christopher Hibbert.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
The biographer of Dickens, Johnson, and Disraeli, as well as the author of The Borgias and their ...(Read More)

 
 The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918–1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry
 

The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918–1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry

Derek E. Ostergard & Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds.
 
List Price: $45.00
Sale Price: $14.98
Since the mid-1920s Swedish glass has been synonymous with excellence in design and craftsmanship; ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Bumper Book of Crosswords: Over 250 Puzzles
 

The Bumper Book of Crosswords: Over 250 Puzzles

 
Sale Price: $6.98
You'll get plenty of mileage out of this spiral-bound book of 278 crosswords. Not too easy but also ...(Read More)

 
 The Bumper Book of Wordsearch: Over 500 Puzzles
 

The Bumper Book of Wordsearch: Over 500 Puzzles

 
Sale Price: $6.98
Sharpen those eyes and pencils for this portable, spiral-bound treasury of 516 themed word-search ...(Read More)

 
 Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War
 

Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War

Cecil Beaton.
 
Sale Price: $19.98
Before he was a Tony and Academy Award–winning costume and set designer, Cecil Beaton was famous as ...(Read More)

 
 Cheese, Pears & History in a Proverb
 

Cheese, Pears & History in a Proverb

Massimo Montanari.
 
Sale Price: $5.98
Intrigued by the Italian expression "Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears," ...(Read More)

 
 Chiaroscuro: Renaissance Woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and The Albertina, Vienna
 

Chiaroscuro: Renaissance Woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and The Albertina, Vienna

Achim Gnann, with David Ekserdjian & Michael Foster.
 
Sale Price: $19.98
During the 16th century a revolutionary woodcut process was developed in Northern Europe: tonal ...(Read More)

 
 

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Stocking Stuffers

 
 The Addams Family Large Lined Magnet Notepad
 

The Addams Family Large Lined Magnet Notepad

Charles Addams, illus.
 
List Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $2.98
A portrait of the creepy, kooky family invented by Charles Addams decorates this pad, with a ...(Read More)

 
 Arts for Transit Three-Panel Notecards: New York City Subway Cards: 12 Notecards (3 each of 4 designs) with Envelopes
 

Arts for Transit Three-Panel Notecards: New York City Subway Cards: 12 Notecards (3 each of 4 designs) with Envelopes

Ronni Madrid, designer.
 
List Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $4.98
These unique note cards feature colorful painted works from the Arts for Transit program of New ...(Read More)

 
 Baby It's Cold Outside: <I>The New Yorker</I> Jigsaw Puzzle
 

Baby It's Cold Outside: The New Yorker Jigsaw Puzzle

Ana Juan.
 
Sale Price: $14.95
It's a cold day in the dog park in Ana Juan's 2010 New Yorker cover illustration, and these ...(Read More)

 
 C.F.A. Voysey Bird & Tulip Lined Journal: Magnetic Closure Journal with 160 Pages, Penholder, and Pocket
 

C.F.A. Voysey Bird & Tulip Lined Journal: Magnetic Closure Journal with 160 Pages, Penholder, and Pocket

C.F.A. Voysey, illus.
 
List Price: $14.95
Sale Price: $4.98
With a lush floral pattern on the back and a stylized nature scene on the front (based on a curtain ...(Read More)

 
 Charles Demuth Notecard Folio: 10 Notecards (5 each of 2 designs) with Envelopes
 

Charles Demuth Notecard Folio: 10 Notecards (5 each of 2 designs) with Envelopes

Charles Demuth, illus.
 
List Price: $9.95
Sale Price: $3.98
A modernist in the circle of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Demuth is remembered ...(Read More)

 
 
 Charles E. Burchfield Bleeding Hearts Large Lined Magnet Notepad
 

Charles E. Burchfield Bleeding Hearts Large Lined Magnet Notepad

Charles E. Burchfield, illus.
 
List Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $2.98
A dramatically dark floral wallpaper pattern, Charles Burchfield's Bleeding Hearts decorates ...(Read More)

 
 Charles Rennie Mackintosh Large Lined Magnet Notepad
 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Large Lined Magnet Notepad

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, illus.
 
List Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $2.98
Based on a stencil by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the abstract floral decoration on this pad is ...(Read More)

 
 Charles Rennie Mackintosh Playing Cards: 2 Bridge Decks
 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Playing Cards: 2 Bridge Decks

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, illus.
 
List Price: $13.95
Sale Price: $4.98
The blue, green, and berry-colored patterns on these cards are adapted from Furniture ...(Read More)

 
 Christopher Dresser Textile Design Large Lined Magnet Notepad
 

Christopher Dresser Textile Design Large Lined Magnet Notepad

Christopher Dresser, illus.
 
List Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $2.98
An enchanted garden springs up on the cover of this pad—adapted from an elegant art nouveau textile ...(Read More)

 
 Colouring Fish: Over 40 Extraordinary Pictures with Full Colouring Guides
 

Colouring Fish: Over 40 Extraordinary Pictures with Full Colouring Guides

Diana Vowles, intro.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
The 44 finely detailed fish drawings in this coloring book for grown-ups represent some of the best ...(Read More)

 
 

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Fiction

 
 Pegasus Descending
 

Pegasus Descending

James Lee Burke.
 
Sale Price: $3.98
In this richly atmospheric 15th novel in the series by MWA Grand Master James Lee Burke (preceded ...(Read More)

 
 The Cinderella Murder
 

The Cinderella Murder

Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke.
 
List Price: $26.99
Sale Price: $4.98
In this first collaboration between Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke (preceding All Dressed ...(Read More)

 
 Under the Wide and Starry Sky
 

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Nancy Horan.
 
List Price: $26.00
Sale Price: $5.98
(A Washington Post Best Book of 2013) In this second novel from the author of the ...(Read More)

 
 The Devil in Montmartre: A Mystery in Fin-de-Siècle Paris
 

The Devil in Montmartre: A Mystery in Fin-de-Siècle Paris

Gary Inbinder.
 
List Price: $25.95
Sale Price: $4.98
Amid the excitement of Paris's 1889 Exposition Universelle, crowned by the newly built Eiffel ...(Read More)

 
 Great Short Novels of Henry James
 

Great Short Novels of Henry James

Henry James. Philip Rahv, intro.
 
List Price: $17.95
Sale Price: $5.98
The author of such novels as The Portrait of a Lady and The Wings of the Dove, Henry ...(Read More)

 
 
 News From Berlin
 

News From Berlin

Otto de Kat. Ina Rilke, trans.
 
List Price: $22.99
Sale Price: $4.98
June 1941: Dutch diplomat Oscar Verschuur has been posted to neutral Switzerland, while his wife ...(Read More)

 
 The First Murder: A Historical Mystery
 

The First Murder: A Historical Mystery

The Medieval Murderers.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
In Oseney Priory, Oxford, in 1154, Prior Wigod writes The Play of Adam, at the opening of ...(Read More)

 
 The Sacred Stone
 

The Sacred Stone

The Medieval Murderers.
 
Sale Price: $3.98
It is 1067, at the opening of this sixth Medieval Murderers book (following King Arthur's ...(Read More)

 
 Lionheart
 

Lionheart

Sharon Kay Penman.
 
List Price: $16.00
Sale Price: $4.98
This fourth book in Sharon Kay Penman's Plantagenet series (following Devil's Brood) opens ...(Read More)

 
 A King's Ransom
 

A King's Ransom

Sharon Kay Penman.
 
List Price: $16.00
Sale Price: $4.98
In this fifth book in the Plantagenet series, a sequel to Lionheart, Sharon Kay Penman gives ...(Read More)

 
 

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Compact Discs

 
 Banjo Christmas: Collector's Tin
 

Banjo Christmas: Collector's Tin

The Pine Street String Band.
 
Sale Price: $5.98
If you prefer your holiday music lively and a bit down home, look no further. Performing on banjo ...(Read More)

 
 Christmastime in New Orleans
 

Christmastime in New Orleans

The NOLA Players.
 
List Price: $16.98
Sale Price: $12.95
If you prefer that your Christmas have some spring in its step, the NOLA Players will oblige you ...(Read More)

 
 The Essential Bob Dylan
 

The Essential Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, guitar & vocals.
 
List Price: $14.00
Sale Price: $11.95
Winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature crowned the career of rock 'n' roll's troubadour, and ...(Read More)

 
 Frank Sinatra: The Box Set Series
 

Frank Sinatra: The Box Set Series

Frank Sinatra, vocals. Harry James, trumpet & bandleader. Tommy Dorsey, trombone & bandleader, & others.
 
Sale Price: $12.98
Chronicling Frank Sinatra's 1939–52 ascent from being a guest vocalist for Harry James ...(Read More)

 
 James Taylor: Original Album Classics (5 Albums)
 

James Taylor: Original Album Classics (5 Albums)

James Taylor, guitar & vocals. Dan Dugmore, pedal steel guitar. Leland Sklar, bass. Peter Asher, percussion, & others.
 
Sale Price: $12.98
(Grammy Winner Included/"Handy Man") Leading off with James Taylor's bestselling 1977 album ...(Read More)

 
 
 Jazz Haunts & Magic Vaults: The New Lost Classics of Resonance Records, Vol. 1
 

Jazz Haunts & Magic Vaults: The New Lost Classics of Resonance Records, Vol. 1

Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Shirley Horn, Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery, Sarah Vaughan & others.
 
List Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $6.95
Founded in 2008 to help preserve the legacy of great jazz recordings, Resonance Records is off to a ...(Read More)

 
 Joshua Bell: For the Love of Brahms
 

Joshua Bell: For the Love of Brahms

Joshua Bell, violin & conductor. Steven Isserlis, cello. Jeremy Denk, piano. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
 
List Price: $11.98
Sale Price: $9.95
In his final work for orchestra, Johannes Brahms wrote a piece that required a superb violinist and ...(Read More)

 
 Loretta Lynn: White Christmas Blue
 

Loretta Lynn: White Christmas Blue

Loretta Lynn, vocals. Tony Harrell, piano. Jamie Hartford, guitar. Mark Winchester, bass. Rick Lonow, drums, & others.
 
List Price: $11.98
Sale Price: $9.95
Still riding high on the success of 2016's Full Circle, Loretta Lynn returns with her first ...(Read More)

 
 Merle Haggard: Down Every Road 1962–1994
 

Merle Haggard: Down Every Road 1962–1994

Merle Haggard, guitar & vocals.
 
List Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $20.95
(Contains a Grammy Hall of Fame Song/"Mama Tried") The January 2016 passing of Merle Haggard ...(Read More)

 
 Miles Davis Quintet: The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
 

Miles Davis Quintet: The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions

Miles Davis, trumpet. John Coltrane, tenor saxophone. Red Garland, piano. Paul Chambers, bass. Philly Joe Jones, drums.
 
List Price: $35.98
Sale Price: $29.95
Quite simply one of the most gifted jazz ensembles ever assembled, Miles Davis's ...(Read More)

 
 

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Calendars

 
 Endangerously Cute 2017 Wall Calendar: Rare and Threatened Animals
 

Endangerously Cute 2017 Wall Calendar: Rare and Threatened Animals

 
List Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $2.98
A dozen rare and endangered animals, from China's golden snub-nosed monkey to the lemur leaf ...(Read More)

 
 A Parisian Life 2017 Mini Wall Calendar: 16-Month Calendar
 

A Parisian Life 2017 Mini Wall Calendar: 16-Month Calendar

 
List Price: $7.99
Sale Price: $1.98
Though the photos in this mini wall calendar may be contemporary, they capture the true ...(Read More)

 
 Wanderlust 2017 Wall Calendar: Quotes to Inspire Your Journey: 16-Month Calendar
 

Wanderlust 2017 Wall Calendar: Quotes to Inspire Your Journey: 16-Month Calendar

 
List Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $2.98
Filled with vividly colored images of beautiful landscapes to find, this wall calendar is in ...(Read More)

 

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DVDs

 
 15 Capital Cities to Check Out Before You Check Out: A City-Lover's Bucket List
 

15 Capital Cities to Check Out Before You Check Out: A City-Lover's Bucket List

 
List Price: $29.98
Sale Price: $9.98
Whether you're planning a spectacular vacation or you prefer to see the world from your ...(Read More)

 
 Affairs of the Heart: Series One
 

Affairs of the Heart: Series One

Diana Rigg, Margaret Tyzack, Pamela Brown, Patricia Routledge, Ian Ogilvy, Anton Rodgers & others.
 
List Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $14.98
The pitfalls of insincere love and marrying for personal gain are brilliantly analyzed here in ...(Read More)

 
 Affairs of the Heart: Series Two
 

Affairs of the Heart: Series Two

Derek Jacobi, Eileen Atkins, Sinéad Cusack, Edward Hardwicke, Daniel Massey, Cheryl Campbell & others.
 
List Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $14.98
Chronicling the culture clash between ambitious, provincial Americans and world-wise European ...(Read More)

 
 The American Civil War: Beyond the Battlefields
 

The American Civil War: Beyond the Battlefields

 
List Price: $29.98
Sale Price: $9.98
Discussions of the American Civil War often revolve around the decisions that determined the ...(Read More)

 
 Best of! British Classics Double Feature, Vol. 2: Naked Fury; Cover Girl Killer
 

Best of! British Classics Double Feature, Vol. 2: Naked Fury; Cover Girl Killer

Reed de Rouen, Leigh Madison, Victor Brooks, Bernadette Milnes & others. Charles Saunders & Terry Bishop, directors.
 
List Price: $19.98
Sale Price: $6.98
After killing a guard during a robbery, four criminals kidnap the man's daughter (Leigh ...(Read More)

 
 
 Blood
 

Blood

Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox & others. Nick Murphy, director.
 
List Price: $27.97
Sale Price: $6.98
When a shocking murder is committed in their small town, brothers Joe (Paul Bettany) and Chrissie ...(Read More)

 
 Elvis—Summer of '56: Deluxe Memorabilia Collection
 

Elvis—Summer of '56: Deluxe Memorabilia Collection

 
List Price: $39.98
Sale Price: $12.98
Not yet the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley in early 1956 scored a hit with ...(Read More)

 
 Route 66—The Ultimate Road Trip: Limited Edition Collectible Boxset
 

Route 66—The Ultimate Road Trip: Limited Edition Collectible Boxset

 
List Price: $39.98
Sale Price: $12.98
From 1926 to 1985, the legendary Route 66 was the main artery for those who really wanted to ...(Read More)

 
 The Shiralee
 

The Shiralee

Bryan Brown, Rebecca Smart, Noni Hazlehurst & others. George Ogilvie, director.
 
List Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $14.98
Finding that his wife (Lorna Lesley) is cheating on him, Macauley (Bryan Brown)—an itinerant ...(Read More)

 
 Ultimate Collections—World War II
 

Ultimate Collections—World War II

Don Horan & Jonathan Martin, directors.
 
List Price: $44.95
Sale Price: $19.98
Using archival footage, this ten-disc set takes a panoramic view of history's most far-ranging ...(Read More)

 
 

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Children's

 
 Bear Pull Puppet
 

Bear Pull Puppet

Fumiha Tanaka, designer.
 
List Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $3.98
As colorful as a Van Gogh painting, this artistic bear carries her brushes and palette with her ...(Read More)

 
 Owl Pull Puppet
 

Owl Pull Puppet

Fumiha Tanaka, designer.
 
List Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $3.98
This dapper owl has stars in his eyes and all over his jacket as he prepares for a long, lovely ...(Read More)

 
 Brothers
 

Brothers

David McPhail.
 
List Price: $12.99
Sale Price: $3.98
Sometimes brothers fight over things like who gets to eat the last pancake, who gets to ride the ...(Read More)

 
 A Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and Letters by More Than 30 of Today's Favorite Children's Book Illustrators
 

A Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and Letters by More Than 30 of Today's Favorite Children's Book Illustrators

Beatrix Potter.
 
List Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $16.95
Although she gave us unforgettable images of the world of brash Peter Rabbit, chattering Squirrel ...(Read More)

 
 Favourite Animal Stories: Heart-Warming Baby Animal Tales
 

Favourite Animal Stories: Heart-Warming Baby Animal Tales

Jill Tomlinson. Paul Howard, illus.
 
Sale Price: $14.98
Though she had trained as an opera singer, British author Jill Tomlinson discovered that what she ...(Read More)

 
 
 Other Goose: Re-Nurseried!! and Re-Rhymed!! Children's Classics
 

Other Goose: Re-Nurseried!! and Re-Rhymed!! Children's Classics

J.otto Seibold.
 
List Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $4.98
"'There was an old woman / Who lived in a sneaker. / She had a great big stereo speaker.' In the ...(Read More)

 
 Proverbs for Young People
 

Proverbs for Young People

Jack E. Levin. Mark R. Levin, preface.
 
List Price: $17.99
Sale Price: $4.98
People still say "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched," "The early bird catches the ...(Read More)

 
 The Simples Love a Picnic
 

The Simples Love a Picnic

J.C. Phillipps.
 
List Price: $16.99
Sale Price: $4.98
The Simple family—Mom, Dad, Lulu, Ben, and pets Rocco (a dog) and Dizzy (a cat)—are a fun-loving ...(Read More)

 
 The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots
 

The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots

Beatrix Potter. Quentin Blake, illus.
 
List Price: $20.00
Sale Price: $12.95
When a proper black cat named Miss Catherine St. Quintin—Kitty, for short—decides to go a-hunting, ...(Read More)

 
 Walter the Baker: Ready-to-Read Level Two
 

Walter the Baker: Ready-to-Read Level Two

Eric Carle.
 
List Price: $16.99
Sale Price: $5.98
In this delicious 1972 classic from the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Walter the ...(Read More)

 
 

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