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5 Holiday Cookbooks For Giving And Getting

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.12.2014 | Taste
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

A well-worn cookbook is like a cherished friend, one we turn to again and again for comfort and encouragement.

The $2 Item That Can Make Any Room More Stylish

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 11.13.2014 | HuffPost Home

What can you get for $2? Maybe a cup of coffee...but certainly nothing for your home. That is, unless you've stumbled upon the DIY gold that is washi ...

Part and Parcel: Danielle Krysa

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Krysa is an accomplished selector of detail, in both her own artwork and her efforts to champion other artists. Her joy in making and sharing art is evident in Collage -- the pieces in this book are playful, inventive, and utterly inspiring.

Low Riders in Outer Space: Cathy Camper on Graphic Novels, Robert Rodriguez, & Diversity

David Henry Sterry | Posted 10.28.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

The Book Doctors first met Cathy Camper at a Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for Books) at one of our favorite book stores, Powell's in Portland, Oregon. As soon as she pitched us her graphic novel, Low Riders in Outer Space," we knew this was a great book waiting to happen.

Writing the Walls: Berlin Then, One Philadelphia High School Now

Beth Kephart | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Beth Kephart

The deeper into the school I travel the more I understand that the walls of SLA are both context and text, a place where a capstone project looks like a question stenciled onto a slate-blue wall.

WATCH: Craziest Book Trailer Of All Time?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.23.2013 | Books

While not uncommon to advertise and promote books, we don't often see particularly extravagant trailers. Even with a few rare instances out there (lik...

WATCH: Chronicle Books Releases Super Cool Holiday Video

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.13.2011 | San Francisco

As if Chronicle Books wasn't cool enough already, the San Francisco-based independent book publisher released an adorable "happy holidays" video on Mo...

PHOTOS: A Global Guide To Rude Hand Gestures

Posted 11.27.2011 | Travel

The following is an excerpt from "Rude Hand Gestures of the World: A Guide to Offending Without Words
." --- Evolutionary anthropologists tell u...

Grammar Pet Peeves

Bethany Keeley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bethany Keeley

At one time in history, quotation marks served a single purpose: they were used for quoting people. But from my experience assembling both "The Book o...

Pixar's Teddy Newton On Writing A Picture Book Based On Film 'Day And Night'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Director Teddy Newton brought his short film, "Day & Night", to the printed page this month with the picture book version of the movie, published by C...

Fast, Fresh & Green Hits Home With Easy, Delicious Vegetable Recipes

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

I didn't write Fast, Fresh & Green for people who are already great cooks. I wrote for everyone who wants to cook with more vegetables. For people who want to cook at home and eat better. That's a lot of us.

The Best Publishers On Twitter And Facebook (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yesterday, we ran a feature on publishers' websites, looking at what purpose they serve and who they're trying to reach. Today, we thought we'd look...

Look! It's Jesus! by Harry and Sandra Choron - How The Book Came About

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Look! It's Jesus! Amazing Holy Visions in Everyday Life is a pocket sized delight from Chronicle Books, written by Harry and Sandra Choron. I spoke wi...

Older Athletes Turn Heads in a New Book by LA Photographer

Anthea Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anthea Raymond

Rick Rickman won a Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for his shots of world-class athletes at the Los Angeles Olympics. Soon after, he began taking pictures of "senior athletes."