Great Reads – Books for All
“Read a great book just the other day — “The History of Glue” ——– I couldn’t put it down! ”
To pull together this book list, we scoured a year’s worth of reviews and best-of lists, polled our staff, and reached out to voracious readers and writers for their top picks. Spanning a variety of genres, from fiction to nonfiction to short stories and essays, these books look at life through a kaleidoscope of experience.
Guide to the Feng Shui Compass ♋️ A Compendium of Classical Feng Shui
The first book in English to explain what the lo p'an is, how it works, and how to read and use it for luck, happiness, and an improved life.
Excalibur Omnibus 💥 Hardcover
Chris Claremont and Alan Davis' 1980s classic EXCALIBUR gets the Omnibus treatment!
Dealing with China 🇨🇳 Kindle Edition
DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism.
The Night Of The Hunter (Vintage Movie Classic) Paperback
"60 years after its original publication, Davis Grubb's Night of the Hunter remains the gold standard of Southern Noir. Grubb's unforgettably charismatic and psychopathic villain, Harry Powell, still has the power to flood your 21st century dreams with terror." --Richard Price
Limitless 🧠 Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster & Unlock Your Exceptional Life
Learn how to upgrade your brain and memory. What’s more, you’ll learn how to increase your focus, optimize your work time, and form healthy habits.
'No Hollywood Awards'
142 movies are covered in this volume, with the special added attraction of two articles about director Henry Hathaway and his movies.
Mother Goddam ⭐⭐ Career of Bette Davis 📚
A sympathetic biography of the 10-time Academy Award nominated Hollywood legend, written by Stine with "running commentary" by Davis inserted throughout the text in red ink.
What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing
The bird book for birders and non-birders providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing --and why.
Starstruck: Vintage Movie Posters from Classic Hollywood Hardcover
For four decades film historian Ira M. Resnick has been amassing a superb collection of 2,000 vintage movie posters and 1,500 stills, which has never before been published.
The Complete Wedding Planner & Organizer 🔔
If you are getting married or know someone that is, this Wedding Planner is the 'must have' bridal gift this wedding season.
The First Beverly Hillbilly 👨🏻🌾 The Untold Story of the Creator of Rural TV Comedy
A talented country boy, Paul Henning created one of the highest rated TV series of all time – “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
Femme Fatales Collection [DVD]
Here is a good mix of beautiful women acting well. An instant draw for the older viewer. We used to go to the cinema to see these films and they still have the same appeal.
Feng Shui that Makes Sense - Kindle Edition
Easy Ways to Create a Home that FEELS as Good as it Looks. You don’t need to be a professional designer or a feng shui expert in order to have a beautiful, comfortable home.
The Video Editing Handbook 🎦 Kindle Edition
The Video Editing Handbook is ideal for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS and will teach you the basics of easy, clean video editing
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Irwin Allen’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Volume One documents the creation and production of the most challenging TV series up to its time.
'My Dad Is Amazing' 👨 Illustrated Book
My Dad Is Amazing!, featuring a mythical yeti - a joyful tribute to just how amazing parents (and their kids!) are.
Important Things to Remember
A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the beloved PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Too Much and Never Enough 🇺🇸 How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of the Trump family.
Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking
Unlike traditional animation techniques that use specialized 3D animation software, machinima--a term derived from the words "machine" and "cinema"--records the action in real-time interactive 3D environments, such as those found in video games, to create a cinematic production.
Memoirs of a Professional Cad 📚
Out of print for many decades, Memoirs of A Professional Cad is one of the classic Hollywood memoirs, from one of its most enduring and inimitable stars.
Chuck Connors 🤠 The Man Behind the Rifle
To mention just a few of the highlights of his life, Chuck played baseball with and was a teammate of the great pioneer Jackie Robinson.
Comic Manga Anime Sketch Book 👧🏻 for Drawing and Sketching
Do you love to draw or do you want to learn? Are you creative and want to keep your drawing projects in one place? Then grab our blank sketchbook now. Ideal for comics and mangas. Let your creativity run free and draw what it takes. The drawing book is DIN A4 and offers enough space for your ideas.
Words to Live By
An inspiring collection of quotes that offer wisdom, courage, and hope. Written with wit and warmth, this book is the ideal companion to tuck beside your bed.
The Pleasure of a Sadist Kyoto Boy 🇯🇵 Kindle Edition
Ayane, a college student in love with Kyoto “one day” finds an unusual item in front of an antique shop. “What…is this?”, from inside appears a handsome shop keeper asking her about its use. Ayane –pretending she knows- answers that it’s her favorite thing and she always uses it…What could it be…!?
Making YouTube Videos 👦🏼 Star in Your Own Video! (Dummies Junior)
Written for kids in a language they can understand, this book helps budding filmmakers and producers create their own videos―no matter the subject.
Like a Lampshade In a Whorehouse
My Life In Comedy by Phyllis Diller. "You think I’m overdressed? This is my slip!
No, I’m going to tell you the truth about what I’m wearing. I used to work as a lampshade in a whorehouse. I couldn’t get one of the good jobs."
Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling Kindle Edition
If you are interested in film more than "movie stars" this is your book. Well written serious study of editing and story telling. Highly recommended.
Your Colossal Main Feature Plus Full Support Program - Kindle Edition
No less than 140 varied features (from Hollywood's main studios to Poverty Row) are discussed, all with full cast and technical credits plus other background information.
Dungeon Siege II: Sybex Official Strategies and Secrets
This is the exclusive, official guide to Dungeon Siege II, the sequel to Microsoft's best-selling role-playing game (RPG).
You Can Quote Me On This 📚
A beautifully written book of quotes that will uplift you, awaken your consciousness, empower your true self, and challenge your thoughts and beliefs.
Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency
Biden nearly imploded before his run for the presidency after a relentless string of misfires left him freefalling in polls and nearly broke.
The Greatest Stories Never Told 📜
History isn't always made by great armies colliding or by great civilizations rising or falling. Sometimes it's made when a chauffeur takes a wrong turn, a scientist forgets to clean up his lab, or a drunken soldier gets a bit rowdy.
Inspire Me! 📚 Book of Quotations
Inspire Me! is a compilation of quotes from people both widely and never before published.
The John Wayne Code 🤠
This stunning, gift-worthy book makes the perfect companion for any John Wayne fan who wants to make their life a little more legendary.
The Complete Guide to Drawing Action Manga 💥 A Step-by-Step Artist's Handbook
Whether your character is jumping for joy or grappling with an opponent, this book provides all the essential techniques to draw more lifelike action figures in the classic Japanese manga style.
The comprehensive introduction first shows the reader the physical anatomy of male vs. female figures and gives important tips on proportions, perspective and small but often-overlooked details such as the relative differences between male and female hands, fingers and feet.
Back to The Big Valley - Kindle Edition 🤠
Revisiting the Barkleys Out West. Tribute to a Classic TV Western: In the early 1960s, the TV western ruled the TV airwaves, and while most centered on a male dominated cast of cowboys, one series stood out ... The Big Valley.
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America 🦉
With more than 2.75 million copies in print, this perennial bestseller is the most frequently updated of all North American bird field guides.
Cool TV 2: More Cult TV From the 1960s 📺
Featuring all the episodes of six cult TV shows from the ‘60s covered in complete nit-picking, fact-checking, family-annoying, partner-irritating detail: The Outer Limits, The Invaders, The Green Hornet, Jonny Quest, and more.
The Machinima Reader 🎦
A must-read for any theorist of machinima. Brilliant essays by leading scholars in this brand new field.
All About All About Eve - Kindle Edition
The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made! "This is the best movie book I've ever read. I devoured it in one sitting. Staggs may not have invented the genre, but he's certainly perfected it." --Florence King, author of Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
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