Live Long and Prosper on Star Trek Day!

By Kat La Mantia | August 8 2023 | Pop CultureBlogAdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGift

On September 8, 1966, the first episode of Star Trek aired on television, and the world of sci-fi media was changed forever. Premiering in the middle of the space race–three years before the moon landing–Star Trek dreamed of where our journeys to the stars could take us. A future utopia where mankind voyages across galaxies, peacefully seeking out new forms of life and strange new worlds to explore.

Star Trek broke barriers with its multiracial cast and its portrayal of women, using space adventures as analogies to comment on civil rights issues of the day. The unique vision of the Star Trek universe sparked a cult following that has persisted for 57 years. With the newer JJ Abrams films and current shows like Lower Decks and Strange New Worlds, the Trekkie fandom is still going strong.

Celebrate Star Trek Day on September 8, and check out our favorite picks for Star Trek fans, including books all about the history of the show, out of this world cocktail recipes, and all things Kirk and Spock!

The Star Trek Book New Edition
978-0-7440-3696-1
To boldly expand your Star Trek horizons. Re-engage! The new edition of The Star Trek Book takes readers even further into one of the greatest science fiction universes ever created. This unique, insightful, and comprehensive examination of an enduring, much loved franchise features every era of Star Trek in one volume, from the pioneering 1960s TV series to the latest movies and streaming shows, including Star Trek: Beyond, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Short Trek.Written by Star Trek experts, this book is packed with stunning film and TV stills, illuminating infographics, and incisive, specially curated essays that unlock the mysteries of the ever-expanding Star Trek Universe. From new and legendary heroes such as James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, and Michael Burnham to iconic villains like Khan, Q, and the Borg, to fascinating alien species like the Vulcans, Klingons, and Ferengi, this book explores the central characters, technology, civilizations, and events that have shaped the complex, epic story of Star Trek.Resistance is futile. This is the (star) trek of a lifetime you don't want to miss! TM & © 2020 CBS Studios Inc. © 2020 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
$27.99 US
Aug 03, 2021
7-1/2 x 8-15/16
Hardcover
336 Pages
DK

The Star Trek Book of Friendship
You Have Been, and Always Shall Be, My Friend
978-1-63774-051-4
Star Trek has energized friendships for over 50 years. Whether it’s exploring a convention, beaming into a movie theater, or joining in on a landing party watch party, generations have been as united in their love of the franchise’s bold storytelling and stunning action as they are in the honest fully realized relationships of their favorite characters.  Created by fans for fans, with a foreword from Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips, this is a first-of- its-kind, fully authorized celebration of Star Trek’s most enduring and endearing friendships, including Kirk and Spock, Picard and Data, Janeway and Seven of Nine, Bashir and Garak, and more!  Whether you and your pals think of yourselves as a Sulu and Chekov, a Burnham and Tilly, or even an Archer and Porthos, this is the perfect book to gift to your best Trek friend or keep for yourself! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to benefit The Planetary Society, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration. 
$18.00 US
May 10, 2022
6 x 6
Hardcover
128 Pages
Smart Pop

Phasers on Stun!
How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World
978-0-593-18569-8
Written with inside access to writers, cast, and crew and the perfect perspective, PHASERS ON STUN! both charts a history of Star Trek and explains its enduring place in popular culture, celebrating the show’s past as well as sharing new, exclusive insight on its very current and relevant journeys. 
$28.00 US
May 31, 2022
6 x 9
Hardcover
400 Pages
Plume

I Am Captain Kirk (Star Trek)
978-1-9848-2973-3
Boldly go where no one has gone before with this first-ever Star Trek(TM) Little Golden Book--featuring Captain James T. Kirk!
$4.99 US
Jan 08, 2019
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

What Is the Story of Captain Kirk?
978-1-5247-9114-8
Your favorite characters are now part of the Who HQ library!Journey to deep space and learn how James Tiberius Kirk became one of the greatest space heroes in the Star Trek universe in this addition to the New York Times bestselling series.
$6.99 US
Dec 07, 2021
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Star Trek Alphabet Book (Star Trek)
978-0-593-12187-0
Captain Picard, Mr. Spock, and your Star Trek favorites from A to Z star in an out-of-this-world Little Golden Book!
$5.99 US
Jul 07, 2020
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

Star Trek Captains - The Autobiographies
Boxed set with slipcase and character portrait art of Kirk, Picard and Janeway autobiographies
978-1-80336-216-8
The iconic Star Trek characters’ lifestories told for the first time in their own words; perfect for fans of the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Words.
$47.95 US
Oct 25, 2022
5-1/8 x 8
Boxed Set
816 Pages
Titan Books

Star Trek: Fifty Years of Star Trek
978-1-78585-593-1
The 50-year history of Star Trek, as told by the people who were there - every cast member interviewed.
$19.99 US
Nov 29, 2016
8 x 10-3/4
Paperback
176 Pages
Titan Comics

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years
978-1-78116-915-5
For the first time, an 'in universe' history of Star Trek!
$29.95 US
Oct 08, 2013
Hardcover
176 Pages
Titan Books