Hats Off to Grads and Dads!

Have you heard that books make the best gifts? It's true... and we know that many of you have called or stopped in recently looking for gifts for a couple of specific late-spring occasions: High school and college graduations, and Father's Day. Here, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite in-stock recommendations for each occasion. So if you’re seeking words of wisdom, inspiration, or helpful college cooking tips, check out our grad section below. Scroll past those picks, and you’ll find an assortment of dad-approved titles from picture books to nonfiction. Stop in or give us a call, and we'll even take care of the gift-wrapping — leaving you more time to celebrate the dads and grads in your life. Hooray!


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations By John Bartlett, Geoffrey O'Brien Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316017596
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 6th, 2012

More than 150 years after its original publication, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition.

Things to Look Forward To By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781797214481
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 19th, 2022

Everyone needs things to look forward to: big things and small things, on good days and on bad days, whether we actively create delight for ourselves or simply allow it to enter our lives.

The Ultimate College Cookbook: Easy, Flavor-Forward Recipes for Your Campus (or Off-Campus) Kitchen By Victoria Granof Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593232088
Availability: Special Order
Published: Clarkson Potter - December 1st, 2020

Students will discover the joy and simplicity of cooking for themselves with 60 recipes for easy, delicious meals that can easily be made in any dorm room or shared apartment!


Navigate Your Stars By Jesmyn Ward, Gina Triplett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jesmyn Ward, Gina Triplett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781982131326
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Published: Scribner - April 7th, 2020

A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two-time National Book Award–winning Jesmyn Ward.

For Tulane University’s 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for on

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Brighter by the Day: Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams By Robin Roberts, Michelle Burford (With) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538754610
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 12th, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller! 
From the beloved host of
Good Morning America and New York Times bestselling author Robin Roberts, a guide to instilling hope and optimism into readers’ lives, infusing their days with positivity and encouragement.

Over the last 16 years as the esteemed anchor of Good M

Daddy Speaks Love By Leah Henderson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leah Henderson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593354360
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 4th, 2022

A moving tribute to the joy and grounding that fathers bring to their children's lives.

I Love You More Than . . . By Taye Diggs, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Taye Diggs, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250813701
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 17th, 2022

I Love You More Than... by Taye Diggs, illustrated by Shane W. Evans, and now available as a board book, is perfect for families who are separated, whatever the circumstances.

My child.

I am not always with you
as much as I’d like.

But you are always in my mind
and my heart.

Who Can Hold the Sea: The U.S. Navy in the Cold War 1945-1960 By James D. Hornfischer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399178641
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Published: Bantam - May 3rd, 2022

A close-up, action-filled narrative about the crucial role the U.S. Navy played in the early years of the Cold War, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Fleet at Flood Tide

“A lucid, fast-moving and fitting finale to [Hornfischer’s] career.”—The Wall Street Journal

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Seven Games: A Human History By Oliver Roeder Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324003779
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 25th, 2022

A group biography of seven enduring and beloved games, and the story of why—and how—we play them.

The Art of Whisky By Ernie Button Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797213828
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 10th, 2022

This amazing celebration of single malt Scotch takes a unique photographic perspective that highlights the nature of the spirits in startlingly beautiful ways.

So Help Me Golf: Why We Love the Game By Rick Reilly Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306924934
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Published: Hachette Books - May 10th, 2022

Beloved bestselling author and golf aficionado Rick Reilly channels his insatiable curiosity, trademark sense of humor, and vast knowledge of the game in a treasure trove of original pieces about what the game has meant to him and to others.

This is the book Rick Reilly has been writing in the back of his head since he fell in love with the game of golf at eleven years old.

The Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King By Terence Moore Cover Image
ISBN: 9781629379883
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Published: Triumph Books - May 17th, 2022

A heartfelt portrait of Hank Aaron, featuring nearly 40 years of stories plus never-before-told insights from the home run king

When journalist Terence Moore was 12 years old, he treasured his poster of Henry Aaron.

100 Great American Parks By Stephanie Pearson, Garth Brooks (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Stephanie Pearson, Garth Brooks (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426222009
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Published: National Geographic - May 10th, 2022

Discover diverse and breathtaking natural landscapes in this beautifully illustrated collection of America’s 63 national parks, as well as 37 state, recreational, and city parks and green spaces.