Harry Potter: Travel Magic: Platform 9 3/4: Artifacts from the Wizarding World

Harry Potter: Travel Magic: Platform 9 3/4: Artifacts from the Wizarding World

Harry Potter: Travel Magic: Platform 9 3/4: Artifacts from the Wizarding World
Insight Editions
$24.99

A must-have guide to Harry Potter’s Platform 9 ¾, packed with dazzling reproductions of props from the Harry Potter films.

Every year on September first, young witches and wizards board the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾ and make the journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The first in a collectible new series, Harry Potter: Travel Magic: Platform 9 ¾: Artifacts from the Wizarding World contains over a dozen removable prop replicas from the Harry Potter films as well as stickers, postcards, and other stationery supplies.

Inside, fans will learn all about Platform 9 ¾ and the Hogwarts Express, relive magical moments from the Harry Potter films, and delve into the behind-the-scenes magic that brought Harry Potter to life on the big screen.

Inside readers will find:

  • Over a dozen removable reproductions of props from the Harry Potter films, including Harry’s Hogwarts Acceptance letter and supply list, Platform 9 ¾ ticket, Chocolate Frog box, and more
  • Stickers, bookmarks, postcards, booklets, and other stationery supplies—all themed to Platform 9 ¾ and the Hogwarts Express
  • Behind-the-scenes facts and insights about the Harry Potter films
  • Stunning set photography and concept art
Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other

Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other

Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other 
Sam Heughan, Graham McTavish
$26.99

From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of Outlander Sam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.

Unlikely friends Sam and Graham begin their journey in the heart of Scotland at Glencoe and travel from there all the way to Inverness and Culloden battlefield, where along the way they experience adventure and a cast of highland characters. In this story of friendship, finding themselves, and whisky, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.

The Goldfinger Files: The Making of the Iconic Alpine Sequence in the James Bond Movie Goldfinger

The Goldfinger Files: The Making of the Iconic Alpine Sequence in the James Bond Movie Goldfinger

The Goldfinger Files: The Making of the Iconic Alpine Sequence in the James Bond Movie Goldfinger
Steffen Appel
$45.00

Perhaps the classic James Bond film, Goldfinger (1964) undoubtedly marked the beginning of 1960s Bondmania. Incorporating much unpublished material, including photographs and the original typed screenplay, The Goldfinger Files is an illustrated history of the film’s iconic scenes shot in Switzerland’s Urseren Valley, crowned by the car chase with Bond’s gadget-laden Aston Martin.

To maximize publicity for the film, its makers took the unorthodox step of inviting journalists and photographers onto the set, resulting in a wealth of photos, including those by Hans Gerber, Josef Ritler and Erich Kocian. These give us an insider’s view of the famous sequence—Goldfinger’s Rolls-Royce on the dusty mountain road, Tilly Masterson’s failed assassination attempt on him, the chase between her Mustang and Bond’s Aston Martin and finally Goldfinger’s smelting factory. Dozens of private pictures revealing candid, behind-the-scenes moments complete this documentary flipbook of golden-age James Bond culture.

Greenlights

Greenlights

Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey
$30.00

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.

Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”

So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.

Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.

It’s a love letter. To life.

It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.

Good luck.

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
Seth Dickinson, Hank Green, R. F. Kuang, Martha Wells, Kiersten White
$35.00

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists:

• Austin Walker explores the unlikely partnership of bounty hunters Dengar and IG-88 as they pursue Han Solo.
• Hank Green chronicles the life of a naturalist caring for tauntauns on the frozen world of Hoth.
• Tracy Deonn delves into the dark heart of the Dagobah cave where Luke confronts a terrifying vision.
• Martha Wells reveals the world of the Ugnaught clans who dwell in the depths of Cloud City.
• Mark Oshiro recounts the wampa’s tragic tale of loss and survival.
• Seth Dickinson interrogates the cost of serving a ruthless empire aboard the bridge of a doomed Imperial starship.

Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from:
Tom Angleberger, Sarwat Chadda, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Katie Cook, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Rob Hart, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R. F. Kuang, C. B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel José Older, Amy Ratcliffe, Beth Revis, Lilliam Rivera, Cavan Scott, Emily Skrutskie, Karen Strong, Anne Toole, Catherynne M. Valente, Django Wexler, Kiersten White, Gary Whitta, Brittany N. Williams, Charles Yu, Jim Zub

All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books—valued at $1,000,000—to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education.

X-Files: The Official Archives: Cryptids, Biological Anomalies, and Parapsychic Phenomena

X-Files: The Official Archives: Cryptids, Biological Anomalies, and Parapsychic Phenomena

X-Files: The Official Archives: Cryptids, Biological Anomalies, and Parapsychic Phenomena
Paul Terry
$50.00

When an X-Files fan opens up The X-Files: The Official Archives, they are gaining access—for the first time—to Agents Mulder and Scully’s notes, records, and visual evidence from actual X-File reports. Designed to mimic a collection of FBI case files and packed with such items as autopsy reports, mug shots, lab results, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, pages ripped from antique books on the occult, and security camera printouts, this fully authorized book is the only one of its kind. Detailing the agents’ investigations into 50 cases of cryptids, biological anomalies, and parapsychic phenomena—from the Flukeman to The Great Mutato to Pusher—The X-Files: The Official Archives showcases some of the show’s greatest villains (some dastardly, some just misunderstood), and instructs future agents on how to successfully investigate the paranormal.