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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
"The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" ($40, taschen.com) presents 27 stories from siblings Jacob and Wilhelm, including "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White."
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A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig
The "Great Food" series of 20 gastrocentric titles published by Penguin boasts unforgettable entries such as "A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig" ($12 each, amazon.com).
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The Family Meal
Lauded Spanish chef Ferran Adria serves up his first collection of home-cooking recipes in "The Family Meal" ($30, phaidon.com).
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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
The basis for "It’s a Wonderful Life," this new edition of the short story "The Greatest Gift" ($25, graphicimage.com) by Philip Van Doren Stern features a new afterword by his daughter.
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"Country" ($60, bn.com) by Jasper Conran rhapsodizes on life outside the big cities.
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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).
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