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SKU: 2320011854385

Once you get locked into a serious coffee collection, the tendency is to push it as far as it will go. This Ivory Coffee Tin comes in red, white and blue, so you can store your dark, medium and mild roasts all at the same time. These also look real classy no matter what state your kitchen is in.

SKU: 2320012074393

I love both skulls and coffee, so this mug is a no brainer. As well, the image comes from a medical text book, giving the imagery a look that is both academic and morbid.

SKU: 2320012074386

The science of Phrenology is dead, but this great mug keeps the idea alive with a great, vintage graphic that shows how science used to think the brain was mapped. There's also a matching set of snack trays by the same company, which we also sell here at Vroman's. Check them out!

How to Make Coffee: The Science Behind the Bean Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419715846
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Image - April 14th, 2015

This is essential reading if you're a coffee aficionado; facts, tips, science, history, and tons of pictures, which make this a fun and informative read.

SKU: 2320011946141

If you like the magical combination of coffee and doughnuts like I do, then this is the chocolate bar for you. It tastes exactly like coffee and doughnuts, due in no small part to the ingredients (hint: coffee and doughnuts). Buy it.

SKU: 2320011952128

This is the cadillac of decoratve skulls. Highly detailed, life size, and heavy enough to double as a paperweight or door stop, you couldn't do much than this.

SKU: 11-99-69863-6xx

Although famously different than the book, The Shining is still regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all time. I saw it when I was a little kid and have never recovered. Definitely worth having in your video collection to screen for friends at Halloween - or even Christmas, since snow plays a big part in the story. But maybe that's just my Holiday parties.

Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Kostova (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780143105039
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2007

If you are going to get a copy of the Mary Shelly original for your bookshelf, you couldn't do worse than this edition, which features a cover and jacket fold art by the one and only Daniel Clowes (creator of 'Ghost World'). Plus if you've never read the original story, you're in for a shock as there are no mobs with torches, no igor, and a smart, artciulate monster - much like the one seen in the show 'Penny Dreadful'.

The Phantom of the Opera Cover Image
By Gaston LeRoux, Mireille Ribiere (Translator), Mireille Ribiere (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141191508
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Published: Penguin Books - May 29th, 2012

If you only know of the Phantom through Andrew Lloyd Webber, you owe it to yourself to read the original book, which features a much more complex and horrifying Phantom with a rich backstory that includes designing torture chambers in Persia and being one of the chief architects of the Opera House itself! I've read this one dozens of times and it never gets old.

Feathered Dinosaurs Cover Image
By Brenda Z. Guiberson, William Low (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805098280
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 1st, 2016

Although scientists have known about the fact that many Dinosaurs were feathered for decades, it's not an idea that has caught on readily with the public. Which is why I was so happy to see this book, which accurately lists known feathered species (including the T-Rex!) and is also geared towards children - the next generation of DInosaur lovers, who might grow up with a more scientifically accurate idea of Dinosaurs than we have.

(August 2016)

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781472911254
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Published: Bloomsbury SIGMA - July 5th, 2016

This is a great book that goes into detail about the T-Rex as an animal as opposed to a myth; if you want a clear eyed, scientific view of what this Dinosaur was like in real life, this is the book to get! Some of the most interesting facts about the T-Rex are the ones that make him seem the most fallible, like broken legs and parasitc invasion being a more likely cause of death to the than any fight with a Triceratops. LIttle details like these make it much easier to accept such a giant stalking the lands and bring him to life in a way that's entirely unique.

(August 2016)

SKU: 2320012015211

Yes, I know this is a children's toy, but I don't care - it's awesome and I want one. You submerge it in warm water, and within 24- 48 hours the egg cracks and out pops a baby dinosaur. The best part is you don't know what kind of species you'll get - it could be a baby Triceratops, or a baby Allosaurus! 

See Inside the Dinosaur: An Interactive 3-D Exploration of a Triceratops Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626865662
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Silver Dolphin Books - May 10th, 2016

Remember those 'Visible Man' model kits in the 80's? This is like that, but with a Dinosaur, which is inifinitely more interesting, since much of it is speculative. You get a model kit of a Triceratops which you can take apart layer by layer, as well as a 48 page booklet for reference. Worth having just to put on your desk at work or at home!

SKU: 2320012015228

This thing is seriously expressive - the soft rubber it is made out of gives this a real life like quality is you make it roar, chomp, or snarl. Get two, put one on each hand, and battle it out.