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Clean & Green
Clean & Green By Nancy Birtwhistle, Foreword by Emma Mitchell

Learn how easy it is to make simple swaps in your cleaning and tidying methods for a more eco-friendly home. This beautifully illustrated black and white guide with 101 hints and sustainable, natural cleaning tips, and hacks will help you take small steps that have a massive positive environmental impact. In Clean & Green, Nancy Birtwhistle shares the simple recipes and methods she has developed since making a conscious effort to live more sustainably, many of which are faster and easier than the go-to products and methods most of us use now. From everyday cleaning and laundry tips to zero-effort oven cleaner and guidance on removing tricky stains from clothing and furniture, these economical, practical methods are perfect for anyone looking to reduce their use of plastic and throwaway products. Nancy shares her tried-and-tested recipes for all-purpose cleaners, replacements for harmful chemicals, as well as planners and to-do lists that will keep both your home and the planet clean and green for future generations. Includes metric measures.
The Gaza Kitchen
The Gaza Kitchen By Laila El-Haddad, By Maggie Schmitt

This new edition of an award-winning cookbook shares with readers the little-known but distinctive cuisine of the Gaza region of Palestine, presenting 130 recipes collected by the authors from Gaza. Cooks will find great, kitchen-tested recipes for spicy stews, piquant dips, fragrantly flavored fish dishes, and honey-drenched desserts. They will also be entranced by the hundreds of beautiful photos of Gazan cooks, farmers, and fresh-produce merchants at work, and by the numerous in-kitchen interviews in which these women and men tell the stories of their food, their heritage, and their families. Anthony Bourdain, Claudia Roden, and Yotam Ottolenghi are among the many culinary figures who have embraced The Gaza Kitchen. This third edition features tantalizing new stories and recipes, a fresh new design in a beautiful paperback volume, new photos, and an updated index.
New Yorkers
New Yorkers By Sally Davies

New Yorkers presents more than 70 intimate portraits of people in their apartments and studios—captured in unique style by renowned New York street photographer Sally Davies—along with their testimonies and tales, and their illuminating observations on what it means to be a New Yorker. Considering the origins and ambitions of its subjects, it captures an intoxicating glimpse of New York's alternative scene before its actors are washed away on a wave of gentrification. A cast of drag artists, store owners, doctors, dog walkers, psychics, cab drivers, writers, artists, tattoo artists, gallery owners, photographers, film producers, designers, dancers, and musicians (including such legendary New Yorkers as Laurie Anderson, Danny Fields, and William Ivey Long) reveal the diversity, eccentricity, creativity, and humanity at the heart of this iconic city.
Negative Space
Negative Space By Lilly Dancyger

Despite her parents' struggles with addiction, Lilly Dancyger always thought of her childhood as a happy one. But what happens when a journalist interrogates her own rosy memories to reveal the instability around the edges?

Dancyger's father, Joe Schactman, was part of the iconic 1980s East Village art scene. He created provocative sculptures out of found materials, and brought his young daughter into his gritty, iconoclastic world. She idolized him--despite the escalating heroin addiction that sometimes overshadowed his creative passion. When Schactman died suddenly, just as Dancyger was entering adolescence, she went into her own self-destructive spiral, raging against the world that had taken him away. But as an adult, Dancyger began to question the mythology she'd created about her father--the brilliant artist, struck down in his prime--using his paintings, sculptures, and prints as a guide to piece together a truer story.

Featuring Schactman's artwork throughout, Negative Space explores Dancyger's grief, anger, and artistic inheritance as she sets out to illuminate the darkness her father hid from her, as well as her own.
Authentic By Paul Van Doren

In the tradition of bestsellers such as Shoe DogAuthentic is a surprisingly candid, compelling memoir by a high school dropout who went on to establish one of the world's most iconic brands.

You may not know their creator, but you certainly know the shoes: for more than a generation, Vans shoes have been synonymous with cool.

Now in this refreshingly candid memoir, meet Paul Van Doren, the charismatic founder of Vans—the shoe company beloved by skateboarders, creatives, and fans everywhere for its laid-back, colorful SoCal vibe, and famous for its people-oriented company culture.

In Authentic, he shares his unlikely journey from high-school dropout to sneaker-industry legend. A blue-collar kid with no higher education and zero retail experience, Van Doren started out as a 16-year-old “service boy” at a local rubber factory. Over the next few decades, he leveraged a knack for numbers, a genius for efficiency, and the know-how to make a great canvas tennis shoe into an all-American success story. What began as a family shoe business has today evolved into a globally recognized brand with billions of dollars of annual revenue.

Van Doren is not just an entrepreneur, he’s an innovator. In 1966, when the first House of Vans store opened, there were no stand-alone retail stores just for sneakers. Paul’s bold experiments in product design, distribution, and marketing (Why not sell custom shoes? Single shoes?), aided by legions of fans—skateboarders, surfers, even Sean Penn wearing Vans’ famous checkerboard slip-on shoe in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High—made Vans a household name. But there was also back-breaking work, a shocking bankruptcy, family turmoil, and a profound shift in how customers think about athletic shoes.

Authentic details Van Doren’s personal life, but also hard-won business lessons learned over six turbulent decades in the shoe trade: the importance of deep-rooted values, of improvisation, of vision (and revision), and above all, of valuing people over profits.

Bracingly forthright and totally entertaining, Authentic is a business memoir by an American original.
How to Make and Use Compost
How to Make and Use Compost By Nicky Scott

Composting is easy and fun, it saves you money and helps you grow lovely plants. More importantly, it is good for the environment, as it massively reduces the amount of noxious methane gas generated from burying food waste in landfill. It's great for the soil and a great way to learn about nature. Written by Nicky Scott, the author of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, this book shows you how to go about composting.Nicky is an activist who has been teaching composting for years. He explains why making compost is so important for healthy soil and the environment, how it works and how to make your own compost, in spaces big and small. He shows how different composting systems work including cold composting, wormeries, bokashi and hot boxes. He gives guidance on the most appropriate system for your site, whether you're composting in a garden or a kitchen.In How to Make and Use Compost, he explains:•why making compost is so important for healthy soil and the environment•how it works•how to make your own compost in spaces big and small•how different composting systems work•the best system for your site, whether you're composting in a garden or a kitchen.The book features an A-Z guide to what you can and cannot compost, composting techniques, common problems and their solutions. A is for Activators (such as manures, nettles and coffee grounds), Additives, Alkalinity and Ant; C is for Carbon-to-nitrogen ratio and Cardboard; O is for Odor and Oils (cooking oil can be composted in small quantities); and Z is for the excellent Zoo poo from the elephant or rhinoceros enclosures if you're lucky enough to have a zoo nearby!The book also describes how to compost food waste on a large scale, e.g. for hotels, restaurants or cafés. Composting cooked food needs more care as it is devoid of microbial life, but even large quantities can be safely composted through "continuous throughout" or "batch" systems, which Nicky explains in detail.Schools are also a rewarding place to start composting, as it enhances garden areas, reduces waste and gives children a great hands-on learning experience. Nicky advises on planning a school scheme, how to first reduce food waste and what to do with the many paper towels a school generates - everything to get a school scheme started.How to Make and Use Compost includes an extensive list of resources, including websites, organizations, books and where to buy equipment.
Surf By Day Jam By Night
Surf By Day Jam By Night By Ash Grunwald

Surf by Day, Jam by Nightis seasoned bluesman and surfer Ash Grunwald's deep dive into the extraordinary. Ash takes to the road, interviewing 15 of the world's top surfer–musicians. From Kelly Slater to Stephanie Gilmore, Jack Johnson to Dave Rastovich, Pete Murray to G. Love, and many more, like Ash, these are people doing life their own way. Soulful and candid, these conversations offer insights into the lives and minds of some masters of both surfing and music. Spanning stories of heavy wipe-outs and heaving crowds and riffs on style, the flow state, career longevity, and jamming vs shredding, this book is an often light-hearted, wide-ranging meditation on what it really takes to live your dreams. If you've ever found yourself in any kind of rut and wondered if there's something more out there, here's a call to wake up, take your life into your hands, and dare to follow your passions.
The CALM Baby Method
The CALM Baby Method By Patti Ideran, OTR/L, CEIM, By Mark Fishbein, MD, FAAP

When your baby is unhappy, you're unhappy. Learn the experts' secrets to soothing your fussy little one, for happier days and more restful nights! Whether your baby is colicky, fussy, or just plain cranky, the proven techniques in The CALM Baby Method will help you both feel better. With decades of expertise as a pediatric occupational therapist and a pediatric gastroenterologist, Patti Ideran and Dr. Mark Fishbein have helped thousands of parents soothe their high-need babies— improving attachment, sleep, feeding, and overall quality of life for the whole family. You'll learn the causes of your baby's crying and ways to help, including baby massage, positioning, baby yoga, and more. The CALM (Cues, Arousal Levels, Massage) method is evidence-based and easy to follow and will strengthen the bond between you and your baby with hands-on loving care.
My Shadow Is Pink
My Shadow Is Pink By Scott Stuart

My Shadow Is Pink is a beautifully written rhyming story that touches on the subjects of gender identity, self acceptance, equality and diversity. Inspired by the author’s own little boy, the main character likes princesses, fairies and things "not for boys." He soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide.This is an important book for a new generation of children (and adults alike) which exemplifies the concepts of unconditional love, respect and positive parenting.

  • Empowers LBGTQ children and the wider community with its strong and powerful message
  • Encourages self love and acceptance
  • Teaches children the concept of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Creates opportunity for open discussion and learning
  • Highlights current themes of gender identity
  • Bright and colorful illustrations by Scott Stuart

Cats in Hats
Cats in Hats By Jo Clark

Filled with wonderfully quirky illustrations, this perfect gift for the cat-lover in your life shows that cats may have nine lives, but they like to dress to the nines, as well
Step inside the wonderful wardrobe of cats and get ready to see their transfurrmation. This gem of a book features an adorable array of cats donning hats for all occasions, from the beret to the fedora and the sombrero to the tiara. Featuring full-color illustrations from artist Jo Clark, alongside witty descriptions of cats from around the world, this is the purrfect book to inspire your kitty's new closet.
prettycitydublin By Siobhan Ferguson

This beautiful collection of images will take you past Dublin's famous landmarks - the bridge, the Liffey, the pubs - and into the pretty hidden gems waiting around every corner. From secluded mews to artisan outlets, vintage markets and tree-lined streets, prettycitydublin champions the quiet, gentle moments that allow you to escape in a bustling capital city like Dublin.

Curated by Siobhan Ferguson, founder and editor of Instagram's @theprettycities and the author of the acclaimed prettycitylondon, this stunning guide also includes tips on how to photograph and plan your own prettycitydublin experience, whether on foot or from afar.

Girl Warriors
Girl Warriors By Rachel Sarah

Interviews with 25 eco-activist teens present a hopeful picture of the future of environmentalism
The Assassination of Fred Hampton
The Assassination of Fred Hampton By Jeffrey Haas

On December 4, 1969, attorney Jeff Haas was in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton's fiancée. She described how the police pulled her from the room as Fred lay unconscious on their bed. She heard one officer say, "He's still alive." She then heard two shots. A second officer said, "He's good and dead now." She looked at Jeff and asked, "What can you do?" Fifty years later, Haas finds that there is still an urgent need for the revolutionary systemic changes Hampton was organizing to accomplish. With a new preface discussing what has changed—and what has not—The Assassination of Fred Hampton remains Haas's personal account of how he and People's Law Office partner Flint Taylor pursued Hampton's assassins, ultimately prevailing over unlimited government resources and FBI conspiracy. Not only a story of justice delivered, this book puts Hampton in the spotlight as a dynamic community leader and an inspiration for those in the ongoing fight against injustice and police brutality.
Dogs at Home
Dogs at Home By Marianne Cotterill, By James Merrell

Meet Gaspard the Dalmatian who hates the London rain but loves a good sing along to The Antiques Roadshow; jet-setting Rufus and Marni, two wire-haired dachshunds who can often be found sniffing out vintage finds in Brooklyn's flea markets; or Jack Russell Ollie, who enjoys the views of the Eiffel Tower from his gorgeous Parisian apartment. Featuring big dogs, small dogs, countless rescue dogs, and even a few champions, these stunning photographs celebrate the joyful, cherished, chaotic, but never dull life that's lived with dogs. Each image perfectly capturing that unique relationship between us humans and our beloved pets.
Dead Money
Dead Money By Srinath Adiga

A riveting satire about the downfall of humanity caused by a toxic financial product that promises happiness in the next world, but nearly destroys this one
The Package
The Package By Sebastian Fitzek, Translated by Jamie Bulloch

The only survivor of a killer known in the tabloids as "the barber," Emma gives up her job and retreats from the world to stay at home. Quiet. Anonymous. Safe. He won't find her here. All she did was take a parcel for a neighbor. She has no idea what she's let into her home.
The Innkeeper’s Daughter
The Innkeeper’s Daughter By Bianca M. Schwarz

Sir Henry, a man of wealth and charm, comes across a badly beaten Eliza, desperate to escape her cruel stepfather. Realizing she has nowhere to go, Sir Henry takes her to his home in Mayfair. There, as she recovers, Henry introduces the lovely Eliza to a world of art and literature she never knew existed. But Eliza's brutal world follows her to London, where the salons of the aristocratic elite co-exist with the back alleys of the criminal underworld. Thankfully, Henry, a secret agent to the crown, is able and willing to deal with the man Eliza's stepfather had sold her to, and the pimp who plans to enslave her. As romance blossoms between them, Eliza unearths an old secret that leads them into the dark sadistic world of sex trafficking, and finally allows Henry to identify the traitor responsible for selling military secrets to the French, causing the death of thousands.
The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia
The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia By Steven Jay Rubin

The most comprehensively researched Bond book, packed with behind-the-scenes information based on interviews with the cast and filmmakers, fascinating facts, trivia, bloopers, classic quotes, character bios, cast and filmmaker bios, and hundreds of rare and unusual photographs of those in front of and behind the camera
Queer Intentions
Queer Intentions By Amelia Abraham

Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it's cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren't so advanced? Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, in Queer Intentions, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to these urgent challenges, as well as the broader question of what it means to be queer right now. Join her as she cries at the first same-sex marriage in Britain, loses herself in the world's biggest drag convention in L.A., marches at Pride parades across Europe, visits both a transgender model agency and the Anti-Violence Project in New York to understand the extremes of trans life today, parties in the clubs of Turkey's underground LGBTQ+ scene, and meets a genderless family in progressive Stockholm.