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Ryan Novak

Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, Ryan Novak has been a gamer almost since he learned to walk, having cut his teeth on an Atari 2600 joystick. His writing credits include the Stardew Valley Guidebook and the Hollow Knight Wanderer’s Journal; he has also contributed to many other video game-related books as an editor, producer, or whatever the situation calls for. He still lives in northeast Ohio with his partner, Kari Fry, along with several dozen plush cats (which are far easier and cheaper to take care of than real cats).


Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: May

May’s upcoming titles are bringing the summer vibes! Celebrate Pride month in June with great gift titles like The Little Book of Pride Heroes and Out in the World. Get grilling with Big Moe’s Big Book of BBQ, or make home brewing your summer hobby with Brew It Yourself! And kids can get ready to

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Cover Reveal: The Official Stardew Valley Cookbook

The first official cookbook from the immensely popular Stardew Valley, featuring more than 50 delightful recipes straight out of the video game. An immersive cookbook based on the farming, foraging, and community role-playing video game, The Official Stardew Valley Cookbook celebrates seasonal ingredients through unique recipes inspired by the game. Cook your way through the seasons! In Spring, enjoy

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