Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: September

By Kat La Mantia | August 16 2023 | GiftBlogAdultsChildren'sGeneralAll

Welcome new fall books in September! Get into a New York state of mind with The Spirit of New York Jigsaw, New York: A Pop-up Book, or New York Style! Hone mixology skills that will impress your friends with The Botanical Cocktail Deck of Cards or the new edition of Free the Tipple, and for little ones already missing the beach, make the magic of the ocean last all year long with The Oceans Atlas, Fun with Oceans and Seas, and By the Sea.

September is full of great titles to discover. See our staff pick lists below to dive in!

Gift titles on sale in September

Cooking titles on sale in September

Children’s titles on sale in September


September Staff Picks HERE!

Ralph Lauren A Way of Living
Home, Design, Inspiration
978-0-8478-7214-5
A stunning celebration of Ralph Lauren’s signature home collections—including the designer’s own homes—which have inspired the world of interior design for nearly half a century.
$75.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
9 x 11-3/4
Hardcover
544 Pages
Rizzoli

Free the Tipple
Kickass Cocktails Inspired by Iconic Women
978-3-7913-8988-2
This new edition of the wildly popular cocktail book features revised and updated texts and a bold new cover.
$16.99 US
Sep 26, 2023
6-1/2 x 7-1/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
Prestel

96 Facts About Taylor Swift
Quizzes, Quotes, Questions, and More! With Bonus Journal Pages for Writing!
978-0-593-75093-3
The ultimate fact book and journal for fans of Taylor Swift!
$6.99 US
Sep 19, 2023
6 x 9
Paperback
80 Pages
Grosset & Dunlap
Age 8-12 years

Oh My Gourd!
How to Carve a Pumpkin Plus 29 Other Halloween Activities
978-1-922754-02-8
Learn how to make the most of a beloved seasonal delight: the pumpkin!
$19.95 US
Sep 05, 2023
6-5/7 x 8-5/9
Hardcover
72 Pages
Smith Street Books

Pizza Night
60+ Recipes for Date Nights, Lazy Nights, and Party Nights
978-1-922754-45-5
60+ delicious pizza recipes for any night of the week.
$19.95 US
Sep 05, 2023
7-7/8 x 9-4/9
Hardcover
140 Pages
Smith Street Books

Bluey: Stickety Stick: A Sticker & Activity Book
with over 140 stickers
978-0-593-66148-2
Double the stickers, double the fun! Based on the award-winning animated series Bluey, as seen on Disney+
$9.99 US
Sep 12, 2023
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Penguin Young Readers Licenses
Age 3-5 years

Quit Being an Idiot: Life Lessons from The Golden Girls
9781368077668
The wit and wisdom of The Golden Girls comes alive in this collection of short essays that examines many of the issues discussed on the hit TV show and how Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia handled them--written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Robb Pearlman.
$17.99 US
Sep 26, 2023
6 x 9
Hardcover
128 Pages
Hyperion Avenue

The Botanical Cocktail Deck of Cards
50 Cocktail Recipe Cards Inspired by Nature
978-1-922754-61-5
A deck blooming with delicious botanical cocktails that use flowers, fruit, and herbs.
$24.95 US
Sep 05, 2023
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
50 Pages
Smith Street Gift

Weird But True! Disney
300 Wonderful Facts to Celebrate the Magic of Disney
978-1-4263-7470-8
Combine the beloved, super-powered Disney brand with Nat Geo Kids’ most popular book series Weird But True! and you have a magical, whimsical fan-favorite book.
$8.99 US
Sep 26, 2023
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Paperback
208 Pages
National Geographic Kids
Age 8-12 years

New York Botanical Garden Mushroom Identification Flashcards
100 Common Mushrooms of North America
978-0-593-57856-8
A compact, colorful, and informative deck of 103 flashcards for newly minted mushroom lovers, featuring illustrations from the renowned archives of the New York Botanical Garden and text from the Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
$20.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
4 x 5-1/2
Cards
103 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The World Central Kitchen Cookbook
Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope
978-0-593-57907-7
A captivating collection of stories and recipes from renowned chefs, local cooks, and celebrity friends of José Andrés’s beloved nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK), which feeds communities impacted by natural disasters and humanitarian crises; with a foreword from Stephen Colbert.
$35.00 US
Sep 12, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
304 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Mama's Sleeping Scarf
978-0-593-53557-8
The first children's book from the best-selling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Americanah—a tender story about a little girl’s love for her mother’s scarf, and the adventures she shares with it and her whole family
$18.99 US
Sep 05, 2023
9-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Knopf
Age 3-7 years

Marvel Tarot Deck and Guidebook
978-0-7893-4123-5
Look into the future with this lavishly illustrated tarot deck and guidebook, featuring newly commissioned artwork of the Marvel Comics canon.
$25.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
5-1/3 x 3-1/2
Other Formats
208 Pages
Universe

Gastronogeek Anime Cookbook
978-1-80336-628-9
40 recipes dedicated to anime and inspired by the greatest works of recent years, from Naruto to Attack on Titan, from chef and pop-culture expert, Thibaud Villanova, author of The Unofficial Zelda Cookbook and The Unofficial Ghibli Cookbook.
$34.95 US
Sep 06, 2023
8-1/4 x 11-1/4
Hardcover
120 Pages
Titan Books

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights
978-0-593-64668-7
A Little Golden Book edition of the story of Hanukkah--a great holiday read-aloud for the whole family!
$5.99 US
Sep 05, 2023
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

A Home for Every Season
A Month-by-Month Guide to Decorating Your Space
978-0-7440-7743-8
Celebrate each season with styling inspiration and simple DIY projects for a festive and cozy home every month of the year.
$29.99 US
Sep 26, 2023
8-3/8 x 10-1/16
Hardcover
256 Pages
DK

Shabbat
Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours
978-0-593-32777-7
Instant New York Times bestsellerNamed a Best Cookbook for Fall 2023 by the LA Times, Food & Wine, Eater, WBUR, and Simply RecipesThe author of Sababa returns with a collection of good-for-the-soul recipes that embody the spirit and pleasures of Shabbat
$35.00 US
Sep 05, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
384 Pages
Avery

Dragon's First Taco (from the creators of Dragons Love Tacos)
978-0-593-53317-8
Let the New York Times bestselling team behind Dragons Love Tacos introduce the joy of dragons to the youngest of readers in this original board book shaped like a taco!
$8.99 US
Sep 26, 2023
7-1/2 x 5
Board Book
16 Pages
Dial Books
Age 1-3 years

The Official Dune Coloring Book
978-0-593-63823-1
The first official coloring book based on one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Frank Herbert's Dune.
$17.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Adult Coloring Book
96 Pages
Ace

The Slow Cook Book
200 Oven & Slow Cooker Recipes
DK
978-0-7440-9215-8
No-fuss recipes for the ultimate comfort foods: soups, curries, chilis, casseroles, risottos, tagines, pot roasts, stews, and even desserts.
$24.99 US
Sep 12, 2023
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Hardcover
336 Pages
DK

Books and the People Who Make Them
978-3-7913-7549-6
This unique, fun and informative introduction to the publishing world shows young readers how a book makes its journey from the writer’s notebook to the reader’s hands.
$19.99 US
Sep 05, 2023
10 x 12-1/2
Hardcover
48 Pages
Prestel Junior
Age 8-12 years

The Spirit of New York Jigsaw
1000-piece Jigsaw
978-1-84994-823-4
1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of an iconic New York illustration, inspired by classic Batsford book covers of the 1930s and '40s.
$25.00 US
Sep 05, 2023
10 x 8-1/2
Other Formats
Batsford

Nixology
Low-to-no Alcohol Cocktails
978-1-922754-54-7
60 classic cocktails remixed with low-to-no alcohol.
$19.95 US
Sep 05, 2023
6-5/7 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
152 Pages
Smith Street Books

What's Inside a Caterpillar Cocoon?
And Other Questions About Moths & Butterflies
978-0-593-17657-3
With warm and heart-fluttering illustrations, discover the next nonfiction picture book about butterflies and moths from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science!
$18.99 US
Sep 05, 2023
9 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
48 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers
Age 4-7 years

22 Pull-out Posters that Prove Harry Styles Is Perfection
978-1-922754-83-7
The only thing better than Harry’s House is Harry in your house!
$26.95 US
Sep 05, 2023
11 x 13
Paperback
22 Pages
Smith Street Books

Scandinavian Gatherings
From Afternoon Fika to Christmas Eve Supper: 70 Simple Recipes for Year-Round Hy gge
978-1-63217-499-4
Enjoy holidays the Scandinavian way with seasonal, family-friendly food and crafts! Whether you're a fan of whimsical modern Scandinavian style or have Scandinavian heritage yourself, you'll love this hygge handbook for creating cozy celebrations with family and friends.
$24.95 US
Sep 05, 2023
7-1/4 x 8-1/2
Paperback
256 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Christmas Fun
978-1-63962-083-8
Make spirits bright with this Christmas activity book! Explore 48 colorful pages of Hidden Pictures scenes, mazes, spot-the-differences and other puzzles featuring featuring reindeer, Santa, elves and snowpeople. With over 150 stickers, plus bonus crafts and recipes to round out the fun, this book makes a perfect Christmas gift for puzzlers ages 3-6.
$8.99 US
Sep 05, 2023
7 x 10
Paperback
48 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 3-6 years

Nordic Christmas Crochet
978-1-80092-113-9
Capture the spirit of a cosy Nordic Christmas with eleven crocheted decorations to create.
$19.95 US
Sep 26, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
128 Pages
Search Press

Paddy's Pub: The Worst Bar in Philadelphia
An It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Cookbook
9781368083799
For fans of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia who want to don their aprons and take a crack at making some of the iconic foods from the show.
$22.99 US
Sep 26, 2023
7 x 9
Hardcover
160 Pages
Hyperion Avenue

How to Be a (Young) Antiracist
978-0-593-46161-7
The #1 New York Times bestseller that sparked international dialogue is now in paperback for young adults! Based on the adult bestseller by Ibram X. Kendi, and co-authored by bestselling author Nic Stone, How to be a (Young) Antiracist will serve as a guide for teens seeking a way forward in acknowledging, identifying, and dismantling racism and injustice.
$14.99 US
Sep 12, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
208 Pages
Kokila
Age 12 and up