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The Table Comes First: Adam Gopnik on the Meaning of Food
The Table Comes First: Adam Gopnik on the Meaning of Food

A cultural history of our modern culinary obsession.

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Maurice Sendak’s Rare Velveteen Rabbit Illustrations circa 1960
Maurice Sendak’s Rare Velveteen Rabbit Illustrations circa 1960

Two icons converge in obscure vintage children’s volume.

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Little-Known Original Drawings for the First Edition of The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Little-Known Original Drawings for the First Edition of The Hobbit

A lively new look at one of the most beloved fantasy stories of all time.

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Balloons for Bhutan: Jonathan Harris Documents Happiness
Balloons for Bhutan: Jonathan Harris Documents Happiness

A portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom.

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Maira Kalman Illustrates Michael Pollan’s Iconic Food Rules
Maira Kalman Illustrates Michael Pollan’s Iconic Food Rules

A diet your grandmother would approve, why boredom isn’t edible, and what peas have to do with time travel.

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You Are Not So Smart: A Field Guide to the Brain’s Guile
You Are Not So Smart: A Field Guide to the Brain’s Guile

The science of why 600 Facebook “friends” are an illusion, or why brand loyalty is a product of the ego.

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