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  1. Words For Pictures

    Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

    $24.95

    Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more. Learn More
  2. The Urban Homesteader

    Urban Homesteader: How To Create Sustainable Life in the City, featuring Make Your Place, Make It Last, Homesweet Homegrown, and Everyday Bicycling

    $29.95

    Want to learn to make your own soap? Mend your torn clothes? Grow your own cucumbers? Carry your groceries and children on a bicycle? Learn More
  3. Urban Agriculture

    Urban Agriculture: Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution

    $21.95

    You don't have to journey to a rural paradise to find the farm of the future. It's your neighbor's suburban lawn, the roof of your uptown condominium, or the co-op market garden in the vacant lot down the street. Urban Agriculture is a detailed look at how food is taking root in our cities. It offers inspirational advice and working examples to help you dig inand become more self-sufficient with your own food choices. Learn More
  4. The One-Block Feast

    The One-Block Feast: An Adventure in Food from Yard to Table

    $24.99

    Based on the James Beard Award–winning blog The One-Block Diet, this all-in-one home gardening, do-it-yourself guide and cookbook shows you how to transform a backyard or garden into a self-sufficient locavore’s paradise. Learn More
  5. The Illustrated Doom Survival Guide

    The Illustrated Doom Survival Guide: Don't Panic!

    $20.00

    The Illustrated Doom Survival Guide is the definitive handbook to ensure your survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Learn More
  6. The Feast Nearby

    The Feast Nearby: How I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week)

    $24.00

    Within a single week in 2009, food journalist Robin Mather found herself on the threshold of a divorce and laid off from her job at the Chicago Tribune. Forced into a radical life change, she returned to her native rural Michigan. Learn More
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    The Elements of Style Illustrated

    $24.95

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    The classic writing manual, The Elements of Style, has been enriched to include vibrant, witty, and instantly recognizable images by Maira Kalman in a beautiful illustrated edition. Learn More
  8. Stencil 201

    Stencil 201: 25 New Reusable Stencils with Step-by-Step Project Instructions

    $24.95

    In this entirely original collection, stencil maverick Ed Roth presents 25 brand-new stencil designs from retro-cool typewriters, microphones, and roller skates to elegant leaves, birds, and abstract shapes. Learn More
  9. Stay Solid!

    Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth

    $20.00

    It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first time in generations, today's teens have worse prospects ahead of them than their parents did, and the pressure to toe the line and be a success is heavier than ever...and so is the temptation to just give up. But there are things in the world worth fighting for! Learn More
  10. Smarter Faster Better

    Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

    $28.00

    From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life. Learn More
  11. ReadyMade: How to Make [Almost] Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer

    ReadyMade: How to Make [Almost] Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer

    $25.00

    You need this book. As the stuff of life piles up and things spin out of control, we could all use a little help. Learn More
  12. Protect Your Garden

    Protect Your Garden: Eco-Friendly Solutions for Healthy Plants

    $24.95

    Why are there brown spots on the leaves of my tomato plant? What are those small green bugs on my roses? How can I prevent mold from growing on the leaves of my squash plant? Learn More
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    Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens

    $27.50

    Itís the natural inconsistenciesóthe accidental differences between one finished piece and anotheróthat make hand-printed fabrics, papers, furniture, and works of art so interesting. Learn More
  14. People's Park: Still Blooming

    People's Park: Still Blooming

    $24.95

    This book celebrates 40 years since the creation of People's Park - a 2.8 acre public park covered with trees and grass located between Haste St. and Dwight Way a half-block East of Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley, CA. Learn More
  15. Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

    Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

    $24.95

    The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like thriller; it’s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Learn More
  16. Narconomics

    Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

    $26.99

    What drug lords learned from big business. Learn More
  17. My Empire of Dirt

    My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned His Big-City Backyard into a Farm

    $25.00

    For seven months, Manny Howard—a lifelong urbanite—woke up every morning and ventured into his eight-hundred-square-foot backyard to maintain the first farm in Flatbush, Brooklyn, in generations. His goal was simple: to subsist on what he could produce on this farm, and only this farm, for at least a month. Learn More
  18. Mind Your Manners!

    Mind Your Manners!: George Washinton's Rules Of Civility

    $20.00

    In an age when being crude, crass and offensive is in vogue, take a moment to consider those we share the world with, for after all you're one of them. Learn More
  19. Make: The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory: Build Over 200 Pieces of Science Equipment!

    Make: The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory: Build Over 200 Pieces of Science Equipment!

    $24.99

    "Much, much more than a DIY Lab. It's really a fairly full course in experimental science." -Forrest M. Mims III, Author and Amateur Scientist Learn More
  20. The Laws Of Love

    Laws Of Love: A Guide To Gallantry

    $20.00

    You are invited to partake in the joy of love. Improve your gallantry with our "Guide to Affairs," including "Romance Maximizing Maxims" on before, during and after an affair. Learn More
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    Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

    $24.95

    Today's knitters are chic, smart-and busy. Learn More
  22. Knits to Give

    Knits to Give: 30 Knitted Gifts Made with Love

    $24.95

    Knitters looking for quick, hand-knitted gifts for a variety of occasions will find delightful solutions in this project book from a world-renowned knitwear designer. Learn More
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    Indie Publishing: How to Design and Produce Your Own Book

    $24.95

    Once referred to derisively as 'vanity publishing,' self-published books are finally taking their place alongside more accepted indie categories such as music, film, and theater. Learn More
  24. How to Sound Cultured

    How to Sound Cultured: Master The 250 Names That Intellectuals Love To Drop Into Conversation

    $22.95

    Covering such inscrutable characters as Martin Heidegger, Michel de Montaigne, Karl Popper, and Claude Lévi-Strauss (apparently not just a designer of jeans), writer Hubert van den Bergh—author of the best-selling How to Sound Clever—and journalist Thomas W. Hodgkinson offer you a wry look inside the mirrored palaces of high culture. Learn More
  25. How To Make Books

    How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-Kind Book

    $25.00

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    Miniature Books is the first lavishly illustrated, authoritative book on the delightful subject of books no taller than three inches. Learn More

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