Brookline Giftseller Jes recommends:


ISBN-13: 9780062231796
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Published: Harper, 10/2013

Ice skating in Gorky Park, feeling the cool breeze in The Presidio, the colorful canals of Xochimilco, and (my personal favorite) the curves and mosaics of Park Guell.  The title captures the spirit of a park perfectly - finding a private, quiet moment in the middle of an amazing city is a wonderful thing.  The essays and photos in this collection are a wonderful tribute to the amazing spaces and scenery created for the communities and cities of the world. And if you will excuse me, I am off to the Emerald Necklace.

~ recommended May, 2014

ISBN-13: 9781454900108
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Published: Sterling Epicure, 10/2012
Standing on the edge of Spring has me thinking about food.  As usual.  Tired of root vegetables and soups, I look forward to cracking open my copy of Clean Foods to Spring.  This book is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to tailor their diet to be both seasonal and healthy.  Focused on eating clean, whole foods, Terry Walters gives us both great information and easy, adaptable, and delicious recipes.
~ recommended March, 2014

ISBN-13: 9780811878135
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Published: Chronicle Books, 3/2011

What would you do if two baby teeth showed up on your doorstep unannounced? Would you turn them away, into the harsh winter? Or would you invite them in and document their adorably amazing lives? I know I've never said no to a stray, and neither should you.

~ recommended January, 2014

ISBN-13: 9780060933845
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Published: Harper Perennial, 9/2008

Reading is something we might take for granted when you learn just how long it took for our brains to understand the concept of a written alphabet.
"Although it took roughly 2000 years to make the cognitive breakthroughs necessary to learn to read an alphabet, today our children have to reach those same insights about print in roughly 2000 days."

If reading about language interests you, this should be right up there for you.

~ recommended June, 2013

ISBN-13: 9780143122036
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Published: Penguin Books, 10/2012

Maira Kalman shows us our own history through art, prose, and new observation of old traditions.  Funny, touching, and beautiful, this is a wonderful tribute to American democracy, our history, and ourselves.

~ recommended January, 2013

ISBN-13: 9781401234539
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Published: DC Comics, 6/2012

Although it's been quite a while since I last read anything Batman, I couldn't not pick this up. Set in the Golden Age of Gotham, this story draws on two real life events in New York that happened years apart - though they are reimagined for Gotham as two intertwined incidents.  The art is simple and rough without looking unfinished, and the story pulls you along through the mystery. Pulpy and noir-ish, this is a great story for fans of Batman and for anyone who likes a good mystery.

~ recommended August, 2012