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    1. The Ultimate Sneaker Book, a massive anthology that packs 15 years of Sneaker Freaker material (and beautiful retro pictures) into one binding.

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    Get it from Amazon for $45, Barnes & Noble for $45.99, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    2. Salad For President, for 75-plus visually stunning recipes that position veggies as the main attraction — rather than merely a supporting player.

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    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 or find a copy at your local library.

    3. Of Cats and Men, which takes a dive into history's most notable cat-loving men (Nikola Tesla! Sir Isaac Newton! Freddy Mercury!) with some stylish accompanying illustrations.

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    Get it from Amazon or find a copy at your local library.

    4. Coyote Doggirl, a Western-style graphic novel from the delightfully twisted mind of BoJack Horseman producer/production designer Lisa Hanawalt.

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    Get it from Amazon for $15.19 or find a copy at your local library.

    5. The Incomplete: Highsnobiety Guide to Street Fashion and Culture, Highsnobiety's first book that tracks the evolution of men's fashion, highlighting brands like Supreme and Comme des Garçons that have gained cult followings in recent years.

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    Get it from Amazon for $39.16, Barnes & Noble for $60, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    6. The Monocle Guide to Drinking and Dining, a handbook perfect for anyone looking to start bulking up their bucket list of destination eats.

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    Get it from Amazon for $35.99, Barnes & Noble for $60, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    7. Cereal Magazine's City Guides, which offer eclectic guides through major metropolitan cities — plus, the magazine's signature clean and minimalist art direction.

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    Editions include: London, Paris, and New York.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.29, Barnes & Noble for $24.99, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    8. Houseplants and Hot Sauce, for beautifully illustrated visual puzzles that can only be described as millennial catnip.

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    Get it from Amazon for $13.25, Barnes & Noble for $14.95, ModCloth for $9.99, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    9. The World of Apartamento, an impressive document that wrangles 10 years of inspiring interiors from the influential magazine.

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    Get it from Amazon for $37.47 or find a copy at your local library.

    10. Menu Design in America, for anyone — not just foodies — who can appreciate a good graphic history that makes you rethink an everyday item.

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    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $20, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    11. Chair, a perfect living-room addition that highlights some of the best artistic contributions to the household staple.

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    Get it from Amazon for $21.48, Barnes & Noble for $24.95, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    12. The Noma Guide to Fermentation, the critically loved cookbook from the revered chefs behind its namesake restaurant featuring 500 step-by-step photographs and illustrations.

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    Get it from Amazon for $23.49 or find a copy at your local library.

    13. All-American Ads of the 90s, your one-way ticket to Nostalgiaville, populated by Super Soakers, Prada frocks, and Beanie Baby consumerism.

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    Get it from Amazon for $31.28, Barnes & Noble for $40, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    14. The Japanese Garden, for a zen stroll through eight centuries of aspirational garden designs.

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    Get it from Amazon for $41.28, Barnes & Noble for $69.95, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    15. Bong Appetit, the aptly named stoner bible filled with 65 cannibis-infused recipes to get you high on cooking at home.

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    Get it from Amazon for $25.12, Barnes & Noble for $26.99, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    16. 30:30 Landscape Architecture, a global look at contemporary landscape architecture — and, wow, that look is *chef's kiss*.

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    Get it from Amazon for $75, Barnes & Noble for $75, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    17. Rooftops: Islands in the Sky, because you may never have rooftop access of your own, but that's not gonna stop you from drooling over dreamy urban design.

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    Get it from Amazon for $62.80 or find a copy at your local library.

    18. Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color, a look at the color trends that defined 100 years.

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    Get it from Amazon for $36, Barnes & Noble for $40, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    19. Pet-tecture: Design for Pets, for the animal lover looking to be transported to the future where 3D-printed fish tanks are deemed quotidian.

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    Get it from Amazon for $15.79 or find a copy at your local library.

    20. Food in Vogue, for some stylish and indulgent food photography lifted from the pages of the iconic 'zine.

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    Get it from Amazon for $49.37, Barnes & Noble for $75, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    21. Dieter Rams: As Little Design As Possible, a collection of minimalist, smart design from one of the 20th century's most influential product designers.

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    Get it from Amazon for $97.87, Barnes & Noble for $105, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    22. Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking, to give the artist in your life a broader understanding of pigment and the history of inkmaking.

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    Get it from Amazon for $21.90 or find a copy at your local library.

    23. Stanley Kubrick Photographs: Through a Different Lens, a collection of 400-plus images from the legendary director's formative years as a photographer.

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    Get it from Amazon for $47.78 or find a copy at your local library.

    24. Atlas of Brutalist Architecture, featuring 850 amazing buildings spanning nine continental regions.

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    Get it from Amazon for $104.05, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    25. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders, for a look at 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

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    Get it from Amazon for $16.45 or find a copy at your local library.

    26. Annie Leibovitz at Work, an updated edition containing the celebrated photojournalist's most enviable work and behind-the-scenes insights.

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    Get it from Amazon for $31.42, Barnes & Noble for $49.95, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    27. The Beer Pantry: Cooking at the Intersection of Craft Beer and Great Food, a dense cookbook that challenges our understanding of beer-inspired cuisine (it's much more than just fried food!).

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    Get it from Amazon for $16.72, Barnes & Noble for $25, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    28. Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Boy's Heart, for easy-to-follow vegan recipes and photographs that are just as much a treat for the eyes.

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    Get it from Amazon for $24.06 or find a copy at your local library.

    29. 1000 Record Covers, a look at the evolution of cover art (and ultimately, some important music milestones) from the '60s to '90s.

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    Get it from Amazon for $18, Barnes & Noble for $15, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    30. Hair, for a curated portfolio of the most iconic locks and a fascinating glimpse into our changing culture.

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    Get it from Amazon for $80.68, Barnes & Noble for $95, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    31. Animal: Exploring the Zoological World, a richly illustrated book that digs all the way back into the first documented cave paintings to make an important statement about our symbiotic relationship with animals.

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    Get it from Amazon for $40.50, Barnes & Noble for $59.95, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    32. 1000 Tattoos, to celebrate the diverse and original work of up-and-coming tattoo artists.

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    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 or find a copy at your local library.

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