Staff Pick

Patricia Schultz certainly does not disappoint with the newest edition of this now classic and ultimate travel guide. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: The World As You’ve Never Seen it Before (Artisan, $50) has been expanded to coffee-table size, making it even easier for travel lovers to flip through the pages pondering their next adventure and admiring the magnificent photographs that accompany each location. Fans of the first two editions will be thrilled with the updates and newcomers will appreciate how Schultz efficiently and expertly breaks down the world by region, with her more than thirty years of travel-writing experience. This collection makes a wonderful conversation piece during holiday get-togethers and can be a fantastic activity for families to discuss where they have been or dream of going.

 

1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition): The World as You've Never Seen It Before Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781579657888
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Published: Artisan - October 29th, 2019

Staff Pick

Mythos (Chronicle Books, $29.95) is a modern retelling of the classic Greek myths by the legendary Stephen Fry. With his usual wry wit and charm, Fry weaves the tales together in chronological order with plenty of context for those who may be unfamiliar—and with plenty of new insight for those who are revisiting the stories once again. For those who are truly tickled by Fry’s sense of humor, you may find yourself laughing out loud on many occasions as he comments on everything from the English language’s tricky borrowings from Ancient Greek to the pettiness of the Gods’ familial spats. Not only is this book highly entertaining, it is a beautiful gift for history and art lovers who will appreciate the full- color illustrations. This could also be an excellent choice for readers who loved Madeline Miller’s Circe and are anxious to explore more.

Mythos (Stephen Fry's Greek Myths #1) Cover Image
By Stephen Fry (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452178912
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 27th, 2019