Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: September

By Caroline O'Connor | August 18 2022 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftPop Culture

So many amazing books to choose from this month – take a look at the staff picks below!!! See the full list of new titles going on sale in September here and the Children’s list here.

 


Staff Picks for September:

Workshop/APD Homes
Architecture, Interiors, and the Spaces Between
978-0-8478-7248-0
The first book from award-winning interior design and architecture firm Workshop/APD with projects ranging from sleek Manhattan apartments to Shingle Style getaways.
$55.00 US
Sep 13, 2022
10 x 12
Hardcover
304 Pages
Rizzoli

Woods + Dangaran
Architecture and Interiors
978-0-8478-7251-0
A masterful combination of classically modernist inspiration with comfortable California twenty-first-century living.
$75.00 US
Oct 18, 2022
10 x 13
Hardcover
256 Pages
Rizzoli

A Year in Art
A Painting A Day
978-3-7913-8911-0
Wake up to artistic inspiration every day with this popular, chunky hardback made available again in a refreshed edition containing a perpetual calendar featuring a dazzling variety of masterpieces from every era.
$24.95 US
Oct 18, 2022
6-3/4 x 6-3/4
Hardcover
736 Pages
Prestel

Lost Masterpieces
Stolen, Damaged, Mislaid, Destroyed - The World's Most Elusive Works of Art
DK
978-0-7440-5635-8
Discover the extraordinary stories behind the world’s missing works of art.
$17.99 US
Sep 27, 2022
5-13/16 x 7-9/16
Hardcover
192 Pages
DK

Joe Brainard
The Art of the Personal
978-0-8478-7211-4
The first major publication in twenty years on the prodigious and innovative work of this beloved twentieth-century New York multimedia artist and poet, whose work in collage and assemblage transformed the ordinary into the beautiful.
$55.00 US
Oct 11, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
240 Pages
Rizzoli Electa


An Illustrated History of Ghosts
978-1-913123-07-9
From haunted ranches to epic maritime legends of the 19th century, devour stories of our world's oldest hauntings and unexplainable phenomena in hair-raising accounts of the afterlife.
$19.99 US
Sep 13, 2022
7-1/4 x 9-5/8
Hardcover
128 Pages
Nobrow
Age 16 and up

Cocktail Botanica
60+ Drinks Inspired by Nature
978-1-922417-33-6
Create delicious botanical cocktails using flowers, fruit, and herbs.
$19.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
6-5/7 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
152 Pages
Smith Street Books

Good Mornings
50 Delicious Recipes to Kick Start Your Day
978-1-922417-91-6
Fifty sweet and savory healthy brunch recipes to brighten your morning.
$19.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
7-2/3 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
Smith Street Books


Eatertainment
Recipes and Ideas for Effortless Entertaining
978-0-525-61122-6
Everything you need to make everyday entertaining a flawless reality!
$32.00 US
Sep 13, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
312 Pages
Appetite by Random House

Nadiya's Everyday Baking
From Weeknight Dinners to Celebration Cakes, Let Your Oven Do the Work
978-0-593-57905-3
The beloved Netflix host and New York Times bestselling author of Nadiya Bakes and Time to Eat presents more than ninety sweet and savory recipes for every meal, occasion, or mood.
$29.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
7-7/16 x 9-3/4
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Food52 Simply Genius
Recipes for Beginners, Busy Cooks & Curious People [A Cookbook]
978-0-399-58294-3
100 of Food52's simplest, most rule-breaking recipes yet to help beginners and other time-strapped cooks build confidence in the kitchen, from the IACP Award-winning, New York Times bestselling Genius series.
$35.00 US
Sep 27, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Dinner in One
Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals: A Cookbook
978-0-593-23325-2
100 all-new super-simple and incredibly delicious one-pot, one-pan, one-sheet—one-everything!—recipes from the New York Times star food writer and bestselling author of Dinner in French.
$29.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Assassin's Creed: The Culinary Codex
978-1-78909-970-6
Step into the Animus and prepare to be transported to the world of Assassin’s Creed!
$29.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
8-1/4 x 11-7/16
Paperback
144 Pages
Titan Books

BUDMO!
Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen
978-0-8478-7256-5
Celebrate the rich culture of Ukrainian cuisine with these traditional Eastern European recipes infused with a fresh, contemporary approach for today’s home kitchen, from one of today’s most exciting young chefs of Ukrainian cuisine.
$39.95 US
Oct 11, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
224 Pages
Rizzoli

Pasta Night
60+ Recipes for Date Nights, Lazy Nights, and Party Nights
978-1-922417-87-9
More than sixty delicious pasta recipes for any night of the week.
$19.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
7-7/8 x 9-4/9
Hardcover
136 Pages
Smith Street Books

The Blonds
Glamour, Fashion, Fantasy
978-0-8478-7145-2
If you’ve seen images of the biggest entertainers—Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lil Kim, Britney Spears, Rihanna, J. Lo, or Madonna—on stage in a crystallized costume, you’ve seen the work of The Blonds.
$65.00 US
Oct 11, 2022
9-3/4 x 12-1/4
Hardcover
264 Pages
Rizzoli

Plant Bingo
A Game for Green Thumbs
978-1-922417-95-4
This bingo game is a trip through the lush green world of your favorite indoor plants.
$29.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
8-2/3 x 8-2/3
Other Formats
Smith Street Gift

For the Beauty of the Earth
A Coloring Book to Celebrate the Wonder of Creation: A Nature Coloring Book
978-0-593-23602-4
A coloring book that celebrates the beauty and wonder of Earth through inspiring designs of the natural world, from the team behind the bestselling and award-winning Whatever Is Lovely and Choose Joy.
$15.00 US
Sep 06, 2022
9-3/4 x 9-3/4
Adult Coloring Book
96 Pages
Ink & Willow

Road Trip Games
50 Fun Games to Play in the Car
978-1-922417-98-5
The essential companion to keep you and your friends entertained on your next road trip.
$24.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
Smith Street Gift

The Elegant Life
Rooms That Welcome and Inspire
978-0-8478-7253-4
Features recent interiors that are classic with an unexpected twist, inspiring for those who enjoy entertaining at home.
$65.00 US
Oct 11, 2022
9-1/4 x 11-1/2
Hardcover
256 Pages
Rizzoli

The Ultimate Bath
978-0-8478-7236-7
From the cofounder of Waterworks comes a beautifully curated collection of dream bathrooms designed by today’s top architects and interior designers, from Commune to Suzanne Kasler.
$60.00 US
Oct 25, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
272 Pages
Rizzoli

Romancing the Home
Stylish Interiors for a Modern Lifestyle
978-0-8478-7255-8
Stewart Manger is regarded for his bespoke interiors in which exquisite craftsmanship and a classic-meets-modern flair. This rising star’s first monograph showcases his imaginative ways to create vibrant and stylish rooms.
$50.00 US
Oct 18, 2022
9-1/4 x 11-1/2
Hardcover
256 Pages
Rizzoli

Rejected Books
The Most Unpublishable Books of All Time
978-0-593-23592-8
A collection of forty hilariously unrealistic, totally cringe-worthy covers for books that will never, ever be published--from the authors of Images You Should Not Masturbate To.
$15.99 US
Sep 13, 2022
5-1/2 x 7
Hardcover
112 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Music in the '80s
978-0-8478-7225-1
Chances are you’ve seen numerous iconic pictures by award-winning portrait and documentary photographer Lynn Goldsmith at some point in your life. Her images have graced the covers of magazines worldwide from Life to Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, People and many more. She has also published 14 monographs of her photographs, including the New York Times best-selling photobook New Kids (Rizzoli, 1990).
$75.00 US
Sep 27, 2022
10 x 13
Hardcover
352 Pages
Rizzoli

The Moth Presents: A Game of Storytelling
978-0-593-23650-5
From the storytelling experts at The Moth, an interactive card deck that uses true stories to encourage lively conversations, spark creativity, and improve your public speaking abilities.
$17.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
5-1/2 x 3-15/16
Cards
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Out of Your Mind
A Journal and Coloring Book to Distract Your Anxious Mind
978-0-593-53838-8
An uplifting and calming collection of journal prompts and coloring pages to ease an anxious mind, from the popular Instagram artist behind @positivelypresent.
$16.00 US
Sep 13, 2022
6 x 8
Paperback
160 Pages
TarcherPerigee

The Just Girl Project Self-Love Journal
978-1-63217-438-3
Learn to love and accept yourself with this illustrated guided journal for young women.
$16.95 US
Oct 04, 2022
6 x 7
Stationery & Accessories
160 Pages
Spruce Books

Go Here Instead
The Alternative Travel List
978-0-7440-6109-3
Ready to escape the crowds? This bucket list of amazing places off the tourist trail will have you itching for your next adventure.
$25.00 US
Sep 27, 2022
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Hardcover
224 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

Slide and See First Words: Animals
978-1-6643-5040-3
This engaging board book is an early-learning introduction to animals and the sounds they make. Features interactive text and sliders.
$9.99 US
Sep 13, 2022
6-3/4 x 6-3/4
Board Book
12 Pages
Tiger Tales
Age 2-5 years

This Is Not My Hat
978-1-5362-2805-2
The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner!From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good thing that enormous fish won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not like he’ll ever know what happened. . . . Visual humor swims to the fore as the best-selling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan-funny tale.
$8.99 US
Sep 27, 2022
7-1/2 x 5-5/16
Board Book
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 2-5 years

Night Lunch
978-0-7352-7057-2
A delectable picture book about midnight snacks, nocturnal creatures and unexpected generosity, inspired by lunch carts that were the predecessors of today’s food trucks and diners. For fans of The Night Gardener.
$18.99 US
Sep 27, 2022
9-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
48 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 4-8 years

Good Night, Little Bookstore
978-1-5362-1251-8
Part lullaby, part love song, this perfectly pitched bedtime book gives a nod to its classic predecessors as it champions the vibrant independent spirit of local bookstores.Join the Little Bookstore’s friendly staff as they draw the curtain on another busy day of browsing and matchmaking. Choose a bedtime story, say your good nights, and pet the shop’s feline mascot on your way out. Snuggle up to a loved one for a read-aloud, then drift off to sweet dreams of adventure and enchantment to come. Drawing on the best tradition of classic bedtime books, Amy Cherrix’s lilting text brims with sound play, soothing patterns, and repetition, while E. B. Goodale’s bright, inclusive artwork offers people-watching at its best, conjuring the bustling, ineffable mood of a homespun hall of treasures. Penned by a bookseller and illustrated with warmth and zeal, this cozy homage to the neighborhood bookshop ends with a gallery of bookstores around the world, encouraging local engagement and offering a gentle reminder that books are gifts that keep giving, the most comforting treasure of all.
$17.99 US
Aug 29, 2022
6-3/8 x 10-15/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 2-5 years

Eric Carle's Box of Wonders
100 Colorful Postcards
978-0-593-23653-6
100 delightful postcards featuring iconic artwork from Eric Carle's beloved children's books, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
$20.00 US
Sep 06, 2022
4-7/16 x 6-1/2
Cards
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Twas the Night Before Christmas
Or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas
978-1-5362-1799-5
Exquisitely detailed drawings by Matt Tavares embody the spirit of a magical night now in a lavish, full-size gift edition marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the classic poem.The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.Once upon a time, children imagined St. Nicholas as a stern, skinny bishop who was as likely to dole out discipline as Christmas presents. But thanks to the poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas”—written by Clement C. Moore in 1822 and published the next year in the Troy Sentinel—a plumper, merrier St. Nick was born, transformed into the sleigh-riding, chimney-diving jolly old elf we now call Santa Claus. With gorgeous monochrome illustrations by Matt Tavares that are meticulously true to pre-Victorian times, this reissue of the holiday favorite ’Twas the Night Before Christmas Or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas honors the poem’s original language in a definitive keepsake volume.
$17.99 US
Sep 13, 2022
9-3/4 x 11-5/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years

Witches of Brooklyn: Thrice the Magic Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Witches of Brooklyn, What the Hex?!, S'More Magic
978-0-593-56846-0
There's a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers that MAGIC runs in the family. This first-ever collected boxed set contains the first three volumes of Effie's magical adventures.
$38.97 US
Sep 06, 2022
5-1/2 x 8
Boxed Set
720 Pages
Random House Graphic
Age 8-12 years

One Sky
978-1-5362-2536-5
Marvel at the sky in this meditative die-cut book, a follow-up to You Are Light and My Favorite Color, from the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of the Journey trilogy.Its dawn begins in darkness.With hope we greet its light. Within the pages of this elegant book is the entire sky. Lyrical text moves readers through the day, from dawn to dusk, while ink- and die-cut lines resembling stained glass arc across the pages like birds in flight. An encounter with the translucent, jewel-colored panes in this special board book offers a luminous reminder that, no matter the hour or the hue, we all dwell together under one magnificent sky.
$17.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
8-1/2 x 8-1/2
Board Book
16 Pages
Candlewick Studio
Age 4-8 years

Too Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf
A Counting Story
978-0-7352-6991-0
An unseen reader goes head-to-head with the big bad wolf in this hilarious counting-book twist on The Three Little Pigs.
$17.99 US
Sep 27, 2022
8-1/4 x 11-3/4
Hardcover
36 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 4-8 years

Just the Way You Are
978-1-5362-2665-2
I love you just the way you are. So you will always know that everything about you is why I love you so. This heartwarming and uplifting book features an adorable little tiger cub who learns the value of having someone who loves them for being their authentic self.
$16.99 US
Oct 25, 2022
7-7/8 x 7-7/8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Templar
Age 2-5 years

The Christmas Wish
978-0-593-56421-9
Believe in the magic of Christmas with this New York Times bestselling wintry tale, now in board book for the first time with an abridged text perfect for little ones.
$10.99 US
Sep 13, 2022
6-3/4 x 9
Board Book
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years

If I Were Saint Nick---by the Cat in the Hat
A Christmas Story
978-0-593-43128-3
The Cat imagines how HE would fill in for Santa Claus in this hilarious new Beginner Book—a sequel to If I Had Your Vote by the Cat in the Hat and If I Ran Your School by the Cat in the Hat—that's perfect for Christmas celebrations and gift giving!
$9.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
6-1/2 x 9
Hardcover
48 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

The Crayons Trick or Treat
978-0-593-62102-8
The hilarious crayons from the #1 New York Times bestselling The Day The Crayons Quit are ready to celebrate Halloween!
$9.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
5-1/2 x 6-3/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years

Our Day of the Dead Celebration
978-0-525-51428-2
A family honors their living and dead relatives as they celebrate this holiday with shared food and stories.
$17.99 US
Sep 27, 2022
8-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books
Age 3-7 years

I'm a Unicorn
978-1-5362-1976-0
What happens when a one-horned calf with impeccable logic is convinced they’re a unicorn? Helen Yoon spins an endearing comedy of self-determination for gigglers everywhere.“See?” cries the calf. “Uni means one, and corn means horn!” Even their baby picture proves it: they were born with one horn! But as the eager little calf continues their research, a budding identity crisis arises when they realize they don’t quite check all the boxes—should a certain lack of moonlight sparkle or silky mane or rainbow poop decide the issue. Perhaps some unexpected encouragement from a pack of “real” unicorns might be just the assurance they need? Helen Yoon, the comic talent behind Sheepish (Wolf Under Cover) and the anarchic Off-Limits, returns with a clarion call for self-doubters everywhere to embrace who they are—unicorn or otherwise.
$17.99 US
Sep 20, 2022
9-13/16 x 9-1/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years