Front Table Picks
Today’s picks run the gamut. But they’re titles I want to make sure you know about and I hope you’ll consider them!
From ACC Distribution, NEW YORK: SIGHTS UNSCENE (ISBN 9780990790839) with 250 color and 250 b&w photos is more than a “regional” title. The book is really for tourists, NY residents and photo enthusiasts everywhere. A wonderful collection of great photographs encompassing all areas of the state, it includes cities, rural towns, and villages – scenic views all – it goes from the shores of Lake Erie to the coasts of Long Island to the Empire State Building. It is truly a fantastic book with stellar photographs. Find out more from the ACC website.
Full disclosure–I’m a lifelong folk music fan. And I love that Schiffer Publishing is publishing SMILING BANJO: A HALF CENTURY OF LOVE & MUSIC AT THE PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL (ISBN 9780764353727). The Philly Folk Fest is a nationally renowned festival that attracts fans from all over the country and all over the world. In over 250 pages, and more than 800 photographs from 1962 to today, there’s a treasure trove of 825 performers including greats like Odetta, Arlo Guthrie, Janis Ian, Steve Earle and Doc Watson. Find out more from the Schiffer website.
Chronicle Books has a favorite of mine, THE WISDOM OF WONDER WOMAN (ISBN 9781452173955). A lovely package with foil on the cover, it is an uplifting gift – a collection of quotes from her history in comics, film and TV. Great for Mother’s Day, for mighty girls, for anyone. Find out more from the Chronicle website.
For kids, take a look at iPG’s VAN GOGH ACTIVITY BOOK (ISBN 9781910552858). 14 fun, arty activities and exercises provide a great introduction to Post Impressionism’s master. Fun and engaging, it’s a wonderful way to learn about the enigmatic artist. Find out more from the iPG website.
FRIDAY BLACK (ISBN 9781328911247) from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Mariner Books continues to collect accolades. We just found out it is a finalist for the NY Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. The winner will be announced at a dinner on June 13th. Find out more from the HMH website.
Staying with HMH, a forthcoming title (coming in May), GHOSTS OF GOLD MOUNTAIN (ISBN 9781328618573) got a terrific review in Library Journal. They called it “an essential read for anyone interested in the history of the American West, Chinese Americans and the history of the Transcontinental Railroad.” Find out more from the HMH website.
Great Graphic Novels
Two good ones from Abrams: first from their Comic Arts imprint, FIRE STORY (ISBN 9781419735851) is Brian Fries’ account of losing his family home and all of their possessions in a California wildfire in October of 2017. Compelling. Find out more from the Abrams website.
From the Self Made Hero imprint, MAGGY GARRISSON (ISBN 9781910593646) is coming May 4th. Maggy is a secretary to a drunken private eye. Five days into her job, her boss is beaten to a pulp and Maggy finds herself in a sinister world of corrupt cops and career criminals. Find out more from the Abrams website.
Ask your C&H sales rep about the 10th anniversary promotion from Abrams Comic Arts!