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Barbara

$8.95
SKU: 9781886403796

This packed but succinct laminated guide to our area's wildflowers is the perfect (and perfectly priced) companion for your spring walks!


Silent Spring Cover Image
By Rachel Carson, Linda Lear (Introduction by), Edward O. Wilson (Afterword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618249060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2002

Considered by many to be the book that inspired America's environmental movement, this 1962 classic rang the alarm loudly and clearly about the rampant danger of chemical pesticides. Carson's work rocked our country to its core and engendered the grass roots movement that has, until now, carried us forward in environmental protection. "No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves."


My First Summer in the Sierra Cover Image
By John Muir, Gretel Ehrlich (Editor)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780140255706
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 3rd, 1987

California's legendary conservationist first set foot in what would become Yosemite National Park in 1869--as a shepherd. Years later, he shared with the public his first experience in the wonders of America's westernmost mountain ranges. In this book, he painted naturalist murals with his prose and drew eternal sketches of the wonders he beheld. Walk beside this world-changing soul as he found his "true north" at the foot of Half Dome and El Capitan.


$32.00
SKU: 2320012127594

The gold standard for stationery features many beautiful floral designs for your spring correspondence. Many, such as these pink and purple blooms, are rendered in three dimensions to add gorgeous texture to your writing experience.


$9.99
SKU: 2320011916243

True to their rich, colorful style, Caspari has eight photo-realistic peony cards--one for every occasion. If peony's aren't your favorite florals, Caspari makes companion designs in Cameilias, Orchids, and other gorgeous flowers for your card-writing pleasure.


Skull Sourcebook: Over 500 Skulls in Art & Culture Cover Image
By Adele Nozedar (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$27.99
ISBN: 9781631061585
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Race Point Publishing - May 10th, 2016

A beautifully illustrated collection of skulls in artwork, design and culture.

(September 2016)


$29.00
SKU: 2320012009944

One of Crane’s extensive collection of engraved note cards. These beautiful cards feature the raised texture of engraved designs. Images range from golden stars and cheetahs to dancing bride and groom to stately silver elephants to… octopi!

(September 2016)


Milk and Honey Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449474256
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

Ms. Kaur is an acclaimed Canadian poet. The Huffington Post declared this collection of poetry, prose and the artist’s own illustrations to be “… what every woman needs on her nightstand or coffee table.” A portrait of a modern woman, the book expresses love, pain, loss and healing. Reading this collection is a truly moving experience.

(September 2016)


Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780767916035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - September 12th, 2006

An essay ensemble that casts a slyly incisive and unflinching eye on Western civilization’s obsession with comfort and luxury. You’ll smile in rueful amusement at this series of insightful pokes at undoubtedly “first world” problems.

(September 2016)


$11.95
SKU: 232001185973

These photo-sized journals encourage positive and motivational daily entries that will inspire you towards adventure, boldness and creativity. The journals are also available in a variety of leather-bound covers under “titles” including “Take Epic Chances,” “On To the Next Adventure” and “Trust Your Crazy Ideas.

(September 2016)


The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250007810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Griffin - May 22nd, 2012

For those of us who have always been fascinated by these intelligent, loyal and sensitive giants, this book lets us peek through the window into the life of a conservationist who took in a rogue herd of elephants--and lived with them through a generation. His chronicle of interactions with these majestic animals speaks to the deep communicational bonds within their family units. They also show us that humans can indeed communicate with animals. It's a touching, humorous and important story of Planet Eart Stewardship from a sanctuary in Africa. 

(June 2016)


$29.00
SKU: 2320011924422

A perfect companion the "The Elephant Whisperer," these elegant Crane Boxed Cards feature a top center embossed image of two pewter-colored pachyderms. Unmatched Crane quality, including substantial card stock and lined envelopes with a unique theme. 


The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780802412706
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Northfield Publishing - January 1st, 2015

How often do we express ourselves to a loved one, only to have them react as if we had said something else entirely? This book helps us to understand what "language" we individually prefer to use in communicating with our spouse and family members. And, more importantly, it helps us to understand the "language" in which they communicate. How else can we achieve understanding in relationships? I have a dear friend whose family endured several unthinkable losses. She credits this book with helping her to understand how to communicate with each family member in the way that resonated with them--and helping her family to cope with the fallout of grief.

(June 2016)


$8.95
SKU: 11-99-28331-2xx

And to write your communications, nothing beats the value of the Seven Year Pen. These colorful, smooth-writing and fun pens will last seven years at the rate of 1.7 meters of ink per day.  Swiss-engineered, they use a larger amount of the interior space for ink, reducing plastic waste. Environmentally-friendly recycled paper packaging adds to the good feelings engendered by using this pen. However, the best aspect of the Seven Year Pens is not their longevity, it's their entertaining sayings and images that attract us--from the "Love Letters" red version, to mermaids, unicorns, lightening bolts, and other clever sayings ("Cat Lady") and images on the clips that keep us coming back! 


Telephones 500 PC Puzzle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735347069
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Galison - January 5th, 2016

This affordable family-friendly puzzle celebrates vintage telephones and is guaranteed to entertain as each phone photo emerges. There are no phones smaller than a jumbo countertop model--and nary a "Touch Tone," "Smart Phone," or texting screen in the bunch!