Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier to Arrive in Stores in November

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    The American Booksellers Association’s new annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier, to arrive in stores in the November Red Box, features 19 children’s and adult titles across a range of gift book categories, as recommended by independent booksellers.

    Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flierThe double-sided, four-color flier is branded with the Indie Next List logo and highlights titles in six categories: Art & Photography, For Bibliophiles, Entertainment, Pop-Up Books, Science & Nature, and A Home Chef’s Heaven. Each featured title is accompanied by cover art and a quote from one of the booksellers who recommended the book.

    The November Red Box is scheduled to arrive in stores in mid-November. Questions about the new flier can be directed to ABA Director of Development and Publisher Relations Matthew Zoni.

    The titles appearing in the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier are:


    Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016 by Annie Leibovitz
    (Phaidon Press, 9780714875132, $89.95)

    “Like a museum exhibit in your hands. Any recipient of this holiday gift is lucky indeed!” —Hilary Barrineau, Hooray for Books! (Alexandria, VA)

    Andy Goldsworthy: Projects by Andy Goldsworthy
    (Harry N. Abrams, 9781419722226, $85)

    “Andy Goldsworthy’s interactions with the natural world create moving and powerful, if ephemeral, works of art. His new book presents 40 large-scale projects from all over the world.” —Mark LaFramboise, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington, DC)

    The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits by Mihaela Noroc
    (Ten Speed Press, 9780399579950, $30)

    “This book reveals a stunning collection of portraits of women from all around the world. You’ll find images of each woman in her own culture that aren’t Photoshopped but contain a stunning, raw beauty. This is a refreshing glimpse at the idea of beauty and would truly be an eye-catcher on any coffee table.” —Alicia Simon, Inklings Bookshop (Yakima, WA)


    Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys Into the Medieval World by Christopher de Hamel
    (Penguin Press, 9781594206115, $45)

    “You may come to this big, beautiful book with no previous interest or background in medieval books, but Christopher de Hamel will meet you more than halfway, bringing a lifetime of learning to illuminate (sorry!) the stories behind 12 of the most significant books created before the printing press. It was one of the most rapturously reviewed books in the U.K. last year, and you’ll see why now that it’s arrived.” —Tom Nissley, Phinney Books (Seattle, WA)

    Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition by Edith Hamilton, Jim Tierney (Illus.)
    (Black Dog & Leventhal, 9780316438520, $29.99)

    “In honor of its 75th anniversary, and in time for holiday shopping, here is a new large-format edition of the best, most useful guide to classical mythology out there, crammed with beautiful new illustrations and decorations. Hamilton’s Mythology is perfect both for cozy reading and quick reference; the author is one of the few adapters of the great myths who cites her sources and includes family trees of the gods. Every home should have one.” —David Bear, Left Bank Books (St. Louis, MO)


    Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies by Andrew DeGraff, A.D. Jameson
    (Quirk Books, 9781594749896, $29.99)

    “A fun book for any movie buff this season. You can travel through all your favorite movies, from The Princess Bride to North by Northwest and anywhere in between.” —Jason Kennedy, Boswell Book Company (Milwaukee, WI)

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: The Album, the Beatles, and the World in 1967 by Brian Southall
    (Imagine, 9781623545260, $30)

    “This book is amazing! A wonderful tribute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It chronicles the Beatles’ creation of the album and the history of the world at that time. Its pages contain enough behind-the-scenes pictures and stories to impress any hardcore Beatles fan.” —Rachel Fowler, Inklings Bookshop (Yakima, WA)

    Star Wars: The Blueprints by J.W. Rinzler
    (Epic Ink, 9780760355442, $79.99)

    “Finally, all in one collection: every blueprint of every machine, robot, ship, and more. Geek on!” —Anne Holman, The King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)


    ABC Pop-Up by Courtney Watson McCarthy
    (Candlewick Studio, 9780763690076, $29.99)

    “Rediscover the alphabet in this clever and elegant pop-up book created by Courtney Watson McCarthy. ABC Pop-Up is full of bountiful rewards, with surprising 3D components and hidden embossed letters. This wordless wonder will enchant the youngest children just learning their ABCs and is a must for collectors. A perfect gift for all ages.” —Mary Alice Garber, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington, DC)

    This Book Is a Planetarium: And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions by Kelli Anderson
    (Chronicle Books, 9781452136219, $40)

    “This is the book equivalent of a Swiss Army knife—and much more impressive than any app. Not only is it a planetarium, but it’s an instrument, a speaker, and a Spirograph (remember those?). Useful, creative, and endlessly fascinating, this is a paper-engineered marvel for the entire family.” —Marika McCoola, Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA)


    Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife With Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics by James Cheshire, Oliver Uberti
    (W.W. Norton & Company, 9780393634020, $39.95)

    “In their second stunning collaboration, award-winning geographer James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti, former senior design editor for National Geographic, use big data to show us worlds we’ve never been able to see before. Where the Animals Go charts the creatures of land, sea, and air using information generated by a wide range of new technologies, from GPS to fluorescent nanoparticles. Watch the spirals of a griffon vulture catching a thermal, the flight of golden-winged warblers staying just ahead of a tornado, or measure the depth a whale dives when exposed to the noise of a submarine, and you come close to understanding what it’s like to be an animal on Earth today.” —Laurie Greer, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington, DC)

    Earth Is My Witness by Art Wolfe
    (Mandala Publishing, 9781683831310, $50)

    “Every new book by Art Wolfe is a beautiful and alarming testimony to the beauty of our earth, and this is no exception.” —Anne Holman, The King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)

    Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie
    (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 9781492656258, $9.99)

    Rocket Science for Babies is but one title in the charming Baby University series, which also includes General Relativity for Babies and Quantum Entanglement for Babies, and uses simple, clear drawings and bold words that will attract the attention of all babies and toddlers. Taking a complex idea and translating it into board book form for young ones gives author Chris Ferrie a shot at planting the seed for the next Einstein. Psst: parents will likely learn stuff, too!” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, The Book Vault (Oskaloosa, IA)


    Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work by Sarah Waldman
    (Roost Books, 9781611803099, $29.95)

    “Amidst the constant stream of intimidating restaurant cookbooks, Sarah Waldman’s Feeding a Family stands out as a refreshing invitation to come to the kitchen as you are. In this book there are no three-day recipes, no obscure ingredients or expensive devices. Instead, Waldman offers an approachable roadmap to getting a healthy dinner on the table for you and your family throughout the year. The book is helpfully organized by season and menus range from dead simple to realistically ambitious. Feeding a Family contains warm and inviting food photography, tips on involving children in meal prep, what portion of the meal to feed a baby, and what to do with leftovers. Perfect for anyone from a seasoned cook who needs weeknight inspiration to a recent graduate looking to start cooking at home.” —Emily Riehl-Bedford, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington, DC)

    Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm: Recipes From Land and Sea by Annemarie Ahearn
    (Roost Books, 9781611803327, $35)

    “A wonderful, thoughtful cookbook from the founder of Maine’s Salt Water Farm. Centered on gatherings to celebrate seasonal menus and feast with friends, Full Moon Suppers takes home chefs on a year-long culinary journey. Gorgeously rustic and locally minded, this book will leave you well-prepared to host a dinner party in any season!” —Kelly O’Sullivan, R.J. Julia Booksellers (Madison, CT)

    F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well by Action Bronson
    (Harry N. Abrams, 9781419726552, $27.50)

    “If you watch his show on TV, you know this guy likes to eat! His treatise on hot dogs is great; his send-up of Guy Fieri is even better. This book is a fun one and Branson gives credit where credit is due: to his mom, other relatives, and his famous buddies, like Mario Batali.” —Jason Martin, BookPeople (Austin, TX)

    One Pan & Done: Hassle-Free Meals From the Oven to Your Table by Molly Gilbert
    (Clarkson Potter, 9781101906453, $17.99)

    “This book is great if you enjoy cooking but are tired of cleaning lots of pots and pans after every meal. Thanks to some of the recipes in here (like the lamb meatballs), my Dutch oven is now my go-to cooking method. Very accessible to novice cooks like myself.” —Trevor Oetgen, Village Books (Bellingham, WA)

    Simple Green Suppers: A Fresh Strategy for One-Dish Vegetarian Meals by Susie Middleton
    (Roost Books, 9781611803365, $24.95)

    “I think many of us, vegetarian or not, are trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into our repertoire. Simple Green Suppers is a great cookbook to have by your side as you plan a menu, or to reach for when you’re stuck for inspiration. Divided into categories like ‘Veggies and Eggs’ and ‘Veggies and Tortillas,’ it’s easy to make really delicious and creative meals with those pantry ingredients we all have hanging around. It’s a cookbook I know I’ll be turning to again and again. A great gift for busy parents or any health-conscious cook!” —Julia Atwood, Boulder Book Store (Boulder, CO)

    Toast & Jam: Modern Recipes for Rustic Baked Goods and Sweet & Savory Spreads by Sarah Owens
    (Roost Books, 9781611803570, $30)

    “The introduction to this book brought me to tears. Sarah Owens shares not just cooking tips, but wisdom about food culture and community awareness. Her unique recipes of spreads and breads paired with notes about the cooking process help you slow down in the kitchen and think about the importance of each step. Owens’ recipes are detailed and designed to make you interact with your ingredients, and the resulting meals do not disappoint.” —Anna Stevens, Boulder Book Store (Boulder, CO)