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Slide 0: The Hill We Climb
The Hill We Climb
$15.99
The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman captivated a nation and brought hope to many when Gorman recited it at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021. This special gift edition includes an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey and celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.
 
Slide 1: Project Hail Mary Signed Edition
Project Hail Mary Signed Edition
$28.99
In Project Hail Mary, signed by author Andy Weir, a lone astronaut must save the Earth from disaster. Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the Earth itself will perish. Project Hail Mary follows in the footsteps of The Martian, also written by Weir. It's a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival that takes us to places it never dreamed of going.

* INCLUDES A BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR *
 
Slide 2: The Martian Signed Edition
The Martian Signed Edition
$27.00
The Martian, signed by author Andy Weir, is a grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller—set on the surface of Mars. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.

* INCLUDES A BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR *
 
Slide 3: The Chef's Garden
The Chef's Garden
$60.00
The Chef's Garden by Farmer Lee Jones with Kristin Donnelly is an approachable, comprehensive guide to the modern world of vegetables, from the leading grower of specialty vegetables in the country. In this guide and cookbook, Jones and Donnelly share the wealth of knowledge they've amassed on how to select, prepare, and cook vegetables. It features more than 500 entries from herbs to edible flowers to varieties of commonly known and not-so-common produce. This stunning book packs in 100 recipes and will be a new bible for farmers' market shoppers and home cooks.
 
Slide 4: The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed
The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed
$29.99
The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed: Surprising Stories Behind the Jewels explores the scandals, mysteries, and human stories behind the world's greatest gems. Brought to life by the curator of the Smithsonian's National Gem Collection, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, fact is separated from fiction in this original book that reveals fresh information and regales the reader with anecdotes and tales of some of the world's greatest and most famous gemstones. Dr. Post tells the stories of the Smithsonian's most famous gems, including the Hope Diamond, Star of Asia Sapphire, Carmen Lucia Ruby, Hooker Emerald, and Blue Heart Diamond—and also presents the tales, details, and fascinating facts surrounding rarely displayed gems from the Smithsonian vault and additions made to the collection since 1997.
 
Slide 5: The Art of Being a Tourist at Home
The Art of Being a Tourist at Home
$16.99
In The Art of Being a Tourist at Home, Jenny Herbert takes us on a journey through our neighborhood streets and local parks, through museums and libraries, art galleries and bookshops. There's wonder to be found in the theatre and music-making all around us, vibrancy in fresh-food markets, new friends to meet through hobbies and clubs, and so many lifetime learning opportunities to be had—all without the stress involved in planning a holiday. With beautiful illustrations throughout, The Art of Being a Tourist at Home demonstrates that travelling at home offers the greatest potential for us to discover what contributes to our wellbeing and our happiness.
 
Slide 6: Smithsonian Makers Workshop
Smithsonian Makers Workshop
$25.00
Smithsonian Makers Workshop: Fascinating History & Essential How-Tos: Gardening, Crafting, Decorating & Food is a uniquely curated collection from the Smithsonian Institution. Perfect for hobbyists interested in the historical context of what they create for their homes, this beautifully illustrated book contains fifty DIY projects—from a uniquely American quilt pattern to on-trend crafts like terrarium making and pickling—that all offer satisfying ways to bring history and culture to life. For those craving more, features provide rare insights from Smithsonian experts on prominent figures, events, and trends. Readers can learn about influential Americans who've had an impact on each realm; look at visual timelines of significant events that pushed development forward; or stay in the present and see how American arts in contemporary life is being redefined, all while enjoying satisfying and unique projects.
 
Slide 7: The New Camp Cookbook
The New Camp Cookbook
$27.00
The New Camp Cookbook: Gourmet Grub for Campers, Road Trippers, and Adventurers is a book for anyone who enjoys cooking outdoors. You'll find guidance, organizational advice and cooking techniques to help plan your meals, pack a cooler, stock a camp pantry and even build a fire and maintain heat in a Dutch oven.
 
Slide 8: Planting the Natural Garden
Planting the Natural Garden
$35.00
Planting the Natural Garden is packed with practical information and visual inspiration. The book zeroes in on the New Perennial Movement's power to move us, making its distinctive plant palette available to all. For enthusiasts of these vibrant landscapes, it is an essential text. For gardeners who love the dreamy moods and colors that the authors celebrate, it’s the key to a magic kingdom of garden beauty.
 
Slide 9: Campfire Stories
Campfire Stories
$21.95
Campfire Stories: Tales from America's National Parks brings together stories by well-known writers such as John Muir, Bill Bryson, and Terry Tempest Williams, as well those from pioneer diaries and family tales passed down through generations of indigenous peoples. Co-editors Dave and Ilyssa Kyu spent six months traveling and researching the stories collected here, and gathered materials from public libraries, historical societies, arts and cultural organizations, museums, research centers and national park archives. The goal was to discover entertaining, diverse, and engaging writings that reflect each park's essence—as well as just fun to share.
 
Slide 10: Pen to Paper
Pen to Paper
$27.50
Pen to Paper: Artists' Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art reveals how letter writing can be an artistic act, just as an artist puts pen to paper to craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Howard Finster, Winslow Homer, Ray Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Maxfield Parrish, Eero Saarinen, Saul Steinberg, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or a related artwork, with a full transcription. Pen to Paper provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work and is sure to inspire your next handwritten note or letter.
 
Slide 11: America's National Historic Trails
America's National Historic Trails
$55.00
Karen Berger's America's National Historic Trails: Walking the Trails of History  takes readers from the battlefields of the American Revolution to the trails blazed by the pioneers, lands explored by Lewis and Clark and covered by the Pony Express, to the civil-rights marches of Selma and Montgomery. This is the official book of the country's 19 National Historic Trails that range from 54 miles to more than 5,000 and feature historic and interpretive sites to be explored on foot and sometimes by paddle, sail, bicycle, horse, or by car on backcountry roads. Totaling 37,000 miles through 41 states, our entire national experience comes to life on these trails—from Native American history to the settlement of the colonies, westward expansion, and civil rights—and they are beautifully depicted in this large-format volume.