Telephone Tales

Telephone Tales

Telephone Tales
Gianni Rodari
27.95

Every night, at nine o’clock, wherever he is, Mr. Bianchi, an accountant who often has to travel for work, calls his daughter and tells her a bedtime story. But since it’s still the 20th century world of pay phones, each story has to be told in the time that a single coin will buy.

Reminiscent of Scheherazade and One Thousand and One Nights, Gianni Rodari’sTelephone Tales is composed of many stories––in fact, seventy short stories, with one for each phone call. Each story is set in a different place and a different time, with unconventional characters and a wonderful mix of reality and fantasy. One night, it’s a carousel so beloved by children that an old man finally sneaks on to understand why, and as he sails above the world, he does. Or, it’s a land filled with butter men, roads paved with chocolate, or a young shrimp who has the courage to do things in a different way from what he’s supposed to do.

Awarded the Hans Christian Anderson Award in 1970, Gianni Rodari is widely considered to be Italy’s most important children’s author of the 20th century. Newly re-illustrated by Italian artist Valerio Vidali (The Forest), Telephone Tales entertains, while questioning and imagining other worlds.

Tarot del Toro: A Tarot Deck and Guidebook Inspired by the World of Guillermo del Toro

Tarot del Toro: A Tarot Deck and Guidebook Inspired by the World of Guillermo del Toro

Tarot del Toro: A Tarot Deck and Guidebook Inspired by the World of Guillermo del Toro
Tomas Hijo, Guillermo del Toro
$29.99

Let the fantastic vision of Guillermo del Toro guide your tarot practice with this sumptuously illustrated deck inspired by the haunting world of the award-winning filmmaker.

From the macabre world of Guillermo del Toro comes a deliciously twisted take on a traditional seventy-eight-card tarot deck. Designed and illustrated by Tomás Hijo, this deck features sumptuous original artwork inspired by the themes, imagery, and characters of some of del Toro’s most popular films, including Pan’s LabyrinthCrimson Peak, and The Shape of Water. Featuring both major and minor arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning, as well as a simple introduction to creating and reading spreads. Packaged in a collectible gift box, this imaginative set is the perfect gift for del Toro collectors and tarot enthusiasts alike.

Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things

Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things

Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things
Josh Clark, Chuck Bryant, Nils Parker
$27.99

Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood.

As it turns out, they aren’t the only curious ones. They’ve since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics.

The pair have now taken their near-boundless “whys” and “hows” from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost.

Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (…except maybe jackhammers).

Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year: A Little Book of Festive Joy

Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year: A Little Book of Festive Joy

Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year: A Little Book of Festive Joy
Beth Kempton
$22.00

What if the month of December were soothing instead of stressful? Now you can celebrate a new kind of holiday season—one where you radiate calm and cultivate delight. Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year leads you out of the darkness of winter and back to the enchantment of an authentic and attainable Christmas season filled with merry gatherings, thoughtful gift-giving, and meaningful observations of annual traditions.

Covering the time period from late November to early January, this joyful guide embraces all the festive holiday build-up and then welcomes the new year in a holistic, nurturing way. Author Beth Kempton gently encourages you to prioritize your holiday hopes and take a slower, more mindful approach to your celebrations. Kempton also offers helpful suggestions for making the most of winter, and recommends using this quiet time to dream new dreams, set goals, and aspire toward a beautiful year ahead.

Filled with personal stories, tips, and advice for staying calm and connecting with others, Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year provides a cozy retreat from the pressure of striving for perfection. Instead of starting the New Year exhausted, in debt, and filled with regret, you will rejoice in the memories of the season feeling rested, rejuvenated, inspired, and calm.

 

True Heart Intuitive Tarot, Guidebook and Deck

True Heart Intuitive Tarot, Guidebook and Deck

True Heart Intuitive Tarot, Guidebook and Deck
Rachel True
$30.00

Rachel True, an actress best known for her role inThe Craft, is a lifelong occultist—she had been reading tarot cards long before being cast in the 90s witchy cult classic. Now, True shares her tarot knowledge through her unique guidebook and deck boxed set. Each card in the deck is uniquely made following a beautiful, multicultural aesthetic. True’s guidebook helps readers use the cards as she does: with an intuitive approach, rather than assigning one literal definition to each card. She shares personal stories from her experiences inHollywood to explain how the cards can mean something different for each person, depending on their unique set of circumstances. True’s stance is that tarot cards don’t predict the future, but rather suggest possible outcomes based on the reader’s present energy.

Classic Paperbacks Notecards and Envelopes

Classic Paperbacks Notecards and Envelopes

Classic Paperbacks Notecards and Envelopes
Richard Baker
16.95

Every book lover’s collection includes a few treasured favorites with frayed edges and covers soft from wear. Richard Baker’s remarkable paintings of vintage paperback books capture these intimate details. The “book portraits” feature titles by some of the most iconic writers of the modern era, from Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain to George Orwell and Susan Sontag.