Non-fiction

Image from Build It with Dad, a book from Popular Woodworking magazine

Father’s Day Gifts Sure to Delight

Father’s Day is June 21st, so we thought we would present some books dad’s may like.  The first selection of books below focuses on books we think will be favorable to those of the dad persuasion. The second half of the post highlights two interesting books that are fun gifts for[…]

by × June 11, 2015 ×

Radical Fairy Justin Vivian Bond and Tony-award winner Alan Cumming at the 2015 Lambda Literary Awards

Lambda Literary Award 2015 Winners Announced

As we delve into our exploration theme this month, it’s not only literal mountains and streams we cross. The best exploration in books comes from our ability to put ourselves in another person’s shoes. The march of history seems to be towards acceptance. We come to recognize that different isn’t[…]

by × June 4, 2015 ×

Donut Day! Win The Donut Book

Donut Day! Win The Donut Book

Did you know that in the US today is National Donut Day? I know what you’re thinking, this is probably one of those silly holidays made up in the last few years to sell some product or another. But actually National Donut Day has been around since 1938, and it[…]

by × June 1, 2015 ×

Spotlight on Duke Ellington

Spotlight on Duke Ellington

When I saw that Duke Ellington’s birthday was coming up, I decided I wanted to know what the best Ellington albums are. I decided to use my go-go-gadget guest post hosting power to find out. I invited Justin Scoville, AKA the Jazz Daddy, to write this post in honor of[…]

by × April 30, 2015 ×

Stamp Collecting

Stamp Collecting

This is part II of a three-part series on getting to know the Alibris.com authors. Today’s post will introduce author Steve Cianfichi. I’ve been collecting stamps, on and off, for most of my life. Whenever I live near a stamp store my collection seems to grow, though naturally I have[…]

by × April 28, 2015 ×

The Best Climate Change Books (Happy Earth Day?)

The Best Climate Change Books (Happy Earth Day?)

Happy Earth Day! Let’s take stock of where we’re at in our ongoing relationship with Mother Nature. Let’s see…a group of European scientists presented evidence that we can expect severe floods to double in the next hundred years.  The New York Times reports that the megadroughts in California (and much[…]

by × April 22, 2015 ×

Books for Coaching Youth Soccer

Books for Coaching Youth Soccer

It is very likely that your kids will want to play soccer. Soccer has grown as a sport in America. With over 13 million Americans playing soccer in the United States, soccer is the third most-played team sport in the U.S.  The largest category of soccer in the United States in terms of participation is[…]

by × April 10, 2015 ×

by Sebastian Hyde, from Tales of San Francisco Cacophony Society

The Cacophony Society: Best Pranksters Ever?

  Pop quiz: What do Burning Man, Fight Club, flash mobs, urban exploring, art cars and the Billboard Liberation Front have in common? All of them were born of the  pranksters known as the Cacophony Society. They started in San Francisco, 1986 and expanded to have chapters in Detroit, Portland,[…]

by × April 1, 2015 ×

Books for Pi Day

Books for Pi Day

Hey everyone! It’s Pi Day! Today is the day when we celebrate that ridiculous but also irrational number you get when you divide a circle’s circumference by its diameter. I can’t tell you exactly what pi is, because it has that irrational tendency to go on forever, but I can[…]

by × March 14, 2015 ×