Regional Reads: Gifts from Home

By Kat La Mantia | June 11 2024 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftPop CultureBlog

From hometown heroes like Tennessee’s Dolly Parton and Missouri’s Travis Kelce, to regional dishes like Hawaii’s loco moco or the many takes on southern barbecue, to pop culture touchstones like Gilmore Girls’ cozy Connecticut setting or Seattle’s iconic grunge scene, every state has its own local color. Celebrate the things that make the place you call home unique with books!

Check out our favorite picks for every part of the country, and don’t miss our Good Night book series, with a bedtime story for practically anywhere!

Northeast & Mid-Atlantic
Southern States
Midwestern States
Southwest & West Coast
Pacific Northwest
Hawaii & Alaska

New York: A Pop-up Book
A fun, interactive pop-up book celebrating the monuments and landmarks that make the Big Apple the world’s most popular tourist destination.
$24.95 US
Sep 05, 2023
4-1/2 x 6-1/10
30 Pages

Edgar Allan Poe-ka Dot Tote Bag
Canvas tote bags with cover art from your favorite classics and fun literary interpretations. An Out of Print tribute to Edgar Allan Poe.• 100% cotton canvas• Inner pocket• Flat tote• 15" w x 17" h• 11" strap (hanging)• Made in the USA
$22.00 US
Mar 13, 2014
Out of Print

On Locations
Lessons Learned from My Life On Set with The Sopranos and in the Film Industry
The executive producer of The White Lotus shares how he got his big break in film and television production on “the greatest TV show of all time” (Rolling Stone)An inside look at the film industry for fans, students, and aspiring professionals — featuring a foreword by Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning creator of The White Lotus, Mike White
$25.00 US
Feb 06, 2024
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
208 Pages

A Whataburger Adult Coloring Book Featuring Frameable Wall Art
Step back in time and look into the future with this fun adult coloring book celebrating the iconic Whataburger brand!
$14.95 US
Oct 22, 2024
9-7/10 x 9-3/10
Adult Coloring Book
80 Pages
Blue Star Press

Good Lookin' Cookin'
A Year of Meals - A Lifetime of Family, Friends, and Food
You’re invited to pull up a chair to a year of meals, friends, and fun with the Partons, as Dolly and her sister (and favorite cook) Rachel share beloved, crowd-pleasing recipes and family stories.
$35.00 US
Sep 17, 2024
8 x 10
272 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Bless Your Heart
200 Trivia Questions to Prove Your Southern Know-How
How well do y'all know Southern culture? Find out with this trivia game--plus hosting tips and ten recipes for cocktails and party bites--from the editors of Garden & Gun.
$20.00 US
Mar 31, 2020
5-1/2 x 3-1/2
200 Pages
Clarkson Potter

A Guide to Midwestern Conversation
Learn (and love) the language of the landlocked in this bitingly funny illustrated guide to the common phrases and sentiments of the American Heartland, from the author of the McSweeney’s series “A Guide to Midwestern Conversation.”
$16.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
6 x 8
144 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Who Is Travis Kelce?
How did a young boy who played three sports become a two-time Super Bowl champion? Find out in this exciting Who HQ Now book about one of America's favorite football players.
$5.99 US
Aug 27, 2024
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
56 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Mr. Boddington's Studio: Chicago ABCs
Abstract art! Big buildings! The Chicago Cubs! Oh my! Based on the chic designs of Mr. Boddington's Studio, this board book brings to life the ABCs of everyone's favorite windy city, Chicago.
$9.99 US
Jan 14, 2020
7 x 7
Board Book
28 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 3-5 years

Knowing the West
Visual Legacies of the American West
This expansive survey of the art and culture of the American West presents richly diverse works by more than 35 distinct Native American nations considered alongside non-Native artists from the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries.
$75.00 US
Sep 10, 2024
10 x 12
288 Pages
Rizzoli Electa

Earth's Incredible Places: Yellowstone
A captivating illustrated introduction to Yellowstone National Park, the world’s oldest national park and one of the most intact ecosystems on the planet. For fans of Kate Siber's National Parks of the USA.
$21.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
9-3/8 x 11-5/8
80 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 7-11 years

Project 562
Changing the Way We See Native America
A photographic and narrative celebration of contemporary Native American life and cultures, alongside an in-depth examination of issues that Native people face, by celebrated photographer and storyteller Matika Wilbur of the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes.
$50.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
10 x 10
416 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Field Notes from a Fungi Forager
An Illustrated Journey Through the World of Pacific Northwest Mushrooms
This gorgeously illustrated compendium is a love letter to mushrooms—and to the Pacific Northwest.
$22.95 US
Oct 15, 2024
6 x 8
176 Pages
Sasquatch Books

The Seattle Book of Dates
Adventures, Escapes, and Secret Spots
From the authors of the bestselling Portland Book of Dates comesthis cheeky insider's guide to the coolest spots in Seattle and Washington state. A visual delight, the illustrated book marries style and substance and the result is a curated and creative collection of more than 125 often-inexpensive outings in and around Seattle to inspire romance and adventure. Secret spots, beloved locales, and unexpected destinations offer endless options for date night or a weekend getaway.
$21.95 US
Nov 14, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
176 Pages
Sasquatch Books

My First 100 Pacific Northwest Animals
An ideal introduction to Pacific Northwest animals for kids ready to enjoy a book that is designed to stimulate their developing brains.
$9.99 US
Apr 16, 2024
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Board Book
22 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 0-3 years

Carissa Moore
Hawaii Gold: A Celebration of Surfing
Hawaiian native Carissa Moore brought joy and pride to the islands when she won the first-ever, gold medal in surfing’s Olympic debut. Here she shares her story and her personal perspective, alongside contributions from many of her fellow Hawaiian surf legends, on what it means to be a surfer from Hawaii.
$57.50 US
Apr 02, 2024
9 x 12
272 Pages

Aloha Kitchen
Recipes from Hawai'i [A Cookbook]
From a Maui native and popular food blogger, this beautiful cookbook of 85 fresh and sunny recipes reflects the major cultures that have influenced Hawaiian food over time: Native Hawaiian, Japanese, Filipino, Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean.
$30.00 US
Mar 26, 2019
7-1/2 x 10
240 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Alaska's Dog Heroes
True Stories of Remarkable Canines
Cuddle up with a favorite pup and learn about these courageous dog heroes from Alaska, who perform important jobs and offer companionship to their owners.
$10.99 US
Jan 23, 2024
7 x 5-1/2
Board Book
22 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 0-3 years