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“After staring at a screen all day, there’s nothing like the tactile experience of opening a book. Whether it’s about food or fairy tales, the book transports you to another world -- not a bad gift.” –- Carl Germann, managing editor
"Alexander Girard" ($200, ammobooks.com) is an encyclopedic (672 pages!) study of the design guru’s influential style, especially his whimsical table settings.
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The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
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A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig
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The Family Meal
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New York's Golden Age of Bridges
"New York's Golden Age of Bridges" ($35, fordhampress.com) lionizes the Big Apple’s nine river spans.
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The Greatest Gift
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Paul Smith and Bruce Weber penned essays for "Jewelry" (limited edition, $165, deveraobjects.com), a showcase for baubles created or collected by New York City shopkeeper and jeweler Federico de Vera.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Reissues
Art Deco–themed jackets swathe F. Scott Fitzgerald reissues, including "Tales of the Jazz Age," "This Side of Paradise," and "The Beautiful and Damned" ($25 each, penguinclassics.com).