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As much as we miss seeing you in person, we are thrilled to be here virtually.  Along with our new fall titles you may also browse our wonderful distribution publisher offerings.  We are thrilled to launch Levine Querido’s inaugural list—do not miss their diverse and beautiful books!  We also distribute Laurence King, Princeton Architectural Press, Hardie Grant, Quadrille, Galison, Mudpuppy, Christian Lacroix, Twirl, and Creative Company.

Our fall lists are brimming with innovative puzzles and games for all ages, diverse voices, cookbooks, gifts for every occasion, children’s books from award winning authors and illustrators, and a book by the one and only Dolly Parton.  You’ll also see Galison’s cool new totes – and nab one in your show box!  Dig into our catalogs and collections, watch our author reel and be sure to check out Chesapeake & Hudson and Southern Territory Associates too!  Here’s to the resilience and ingenuity of our independent book community, we love you and are so proud to be a part of all that you do!

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Featured Titles from Chronicle Books

DOLLY PARTON, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics | 9781797205090

DOLLY PARTON, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.  As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton’s personal and business archives. Mining over 60 years of songwriting, Dolly Parton highlights 175 of her songs and brings readers behind the lyrics.  Packed with never-before-seen photographs and classic memorabilia, the book explores personal stories, candid insights, and myriad memories behind the songs.  DOLLY PARTON, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics reveals the stories and memories that have made Dolly a beloved icon across generations, genders, and social and international boundaries. Containing rare photos and memorabilia from Parton’s archives, this book is a show-stopping must-have for every Dolly Parton fan.

AFTER THE RAIN | 9781797200101

NAIBA Holiday catalog title! 
In After the Rain, celebrated self-care storyteller Alexandra Elle delivers 15 lessons on how to overcome obstacles, build confidence, and cultivate abundance.  Part memoir and part guide, Elle shares stirring stories from her own remarkable journey from self-doubt to self-love.  This soulful collection is filled with illuminating reflections on loss, fear, bravery, healing, love, acceptance, and more.  Readers follow her journey as she transforms challenging experiences–a difficult childhood, painful romantic relationships, and single parenting as a young mom–into fuel for her career as a successful entrepreneur and author driven by purpose and passion.  Filled with Elle’s signature candor and warmth, the book includes empowering affirmations and meditations for readers to practice in their own lives.  After the Rain is a soulful guide to help you embrace all the beauty, love, and opportunity life has to offer.

THE FLAVOR EQUATION: The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes | 9781452182698

Every time you cook, you’re trying to hit just 6 notes: richness, brightness, depth, heat, saltiness, and sweetness. These are the flavors that make our food sing. When you cook—and eat—you rely on a variety of senses and feelings—taste, sight, aroma, sound, mouthfeel, and emotion—to perceive these sensations. In this groundbreaking cookbook from Nik Sharma, author of acclaimed cookbook Season and the award-winning A Brown Table blog, we learn the simplest ways to play up any and all of these sensations for the most flavorful food. The compounds that cause these unique sensations are found in the simplest ingredients: lemons and limes, salt and pepper, pickles, cream, olive oil, and butter. These are the flavor-boosting building blocks on hand for splendid, simple cooking. Once home cooks learn how to evoke these sensations, they’ll be able to make nearly anything delicious. The Flavor Equation presents an in-depth exploration of the science of taste, with more than 100 illustrations for visual learners. Here, too, are 125 go-to recipes for favorite dishes—curries, one-pot vegetarian mains, soups—for cooks of all skill levels, with a photo of almost every recipe, in Nik’s trademark evocative and moody style. This is a hefty, must-own cookbook—the next Food Lab or Flavor Bible—perfect for curious cooks of all levels who are learning the basics, need best-of-their-class recipes, and want to take their cooking to the next level.

THE WANDERER | 9781646140176

AUTHOR APPEARANCE at New Voices New Rooms – 9/22 @ 1 PM — “Kids Lunch” Panel! See below for more details and to register!

Wonderfully strange and strangely wonderful, Peter Van den Ende’s Wanderer is an epic dream captured in superbly meticulous detail.”-Shaun Tan — As with Shaun Tan’s The Arrival, it gives us collective goosebumps to introduce the singular talent and imagination of Peter Van den Ende to North America. Without a word, and with Escher-like precision, Van den Ende presents one little paper boat’s journey across the ocean, past reefs and between icebergs, through schools of fish, swaying water plants, and terrifying sea monsters. The little boat is all alone, and while its aloneness gives it the chance to wonder at the fairy-tale world above and below the waves uninterrupted, that also means it must save itself when it storms. And so it does. We hope that readers young and old will find the strength and inspiration that we did in this quietly powerful story about growing, learning, and life’s ups and downs.

IF YOU COME TO EARTH | 9781452137797

From two-time Caldecott Winner, author-illustrator Sophie Blackall!  If You Come to Earth is a glorious guide to our home planet, and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other.  This stunning book is inspired by the thousands of children Sophie Blackall has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.  Sophie has created an engaging storybook about a single curious and imaginative child that is simultaneously funny and touching while carrying a clear message about the need to care for the earth and each other.  This masterful and moving picture book is a visually comprehensive guide to the earth, imbued with warmth and humor. 
Ages 3-8 years.


The newest adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series! In Construction Site Mission: Demolition!, the construction team we all know and love has an exciting job to do—smashing, crushing, sorting, hauling.  Ultimately, this picture book is about working together, breaking things down, and cleaning it all up at the end of the day. Filled with playful rhyming text and vibrant illustrations to inspire cleanup.  Features the same beloved trucks and construction site from the original book Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.  Teaches teamwork, perseverance, and how to overcome obstacles—and have fun!  More than 3.5 million copies sold in the series. 
Ages 2-5.


AUTHOR APPEARANCE at New Voices New Rooms – 9/22 @ 3 PM — “Tough Subjects” Panel! See below for more details and to register!

At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls “Daniel”) stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much.  But Khosrou’s stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy…and further back to the fields near the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of sunset burst over everything, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan. We bounce between a school bus of kids armed with paper clip missiles and spitballs to the heroines and heroes of Khosrou’s family’s past, who ate pastries that made people weep and cry “Akh, Tamar!” and touched carpets woven with precious gems.  Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, Daniel weaves a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story). It is Daniel’s. 
Ages 10 and up.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE | 9781452184579

Pride and Prejudice is one of the most beloved novels of all time, and nothing captures Jane Austen’s vivid emotion and keen wit better than her characters’ correspondence. This deluxe edition pays homage to the power of these epistles, from Lydia’s announcement of her elopement to Mr. Darcy’s honest, beseeching missive to Elizabeth. Glassine pockets placed throughout the book contain removable replicas of all 19 letters in the story. Each one has been re-created with gorgeous, hand-written calligraphy and hand-folded with painstaking attention to historical detail. In additional text, curator Barbara Heller offers the history of letter writing in Austen’s time, and reveals the detailed process behind creating the letters.  Perusing the letters will transport readers straight to the drawing-room at Netherfield or the breakfast table at Longbourn.  For anyone who loves Austen, and for anyone who still cherishes the joy of letter writing, this book illuminates a favorite story in a whole new way.

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