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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.
 
Slide 12: Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures
$35.00
Explore amazingly imaginative designs in Beautiful Creatures: Jewelry Inspired by the Animal Kingdom. From Cartier's iconic panthers to Bulgari's snakes and JAR's butterflies, these spectacular objects dripping with precious stones are akin to wearable art. Beautiful Creatures depicts some of the most spectacular beasts ever transformed into sparkling treasures. Guest curator Marion Fasel relays the stories behind the individual pieces through entertaining anecdotes and reveals the colorful histories and fascinating symbolism of these remarkable creatures in precious gems and metals that intrigue and delight and that we never tire of wearing.
 
Slide 13: Women in Art
Women in Art
$16.99
Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts, from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, to lesser-known names like 19th-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo. Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women's representation in museums, and notable works by women. Women in Art celebrates the success of the bold female creators who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of artists.
 
Slide 14: Women in Science
Women in Science
$16.99
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is a charmingly illustrated and educational book. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
 
Slide 15: The Complete Gardener's Guide
The Complete Gardener's Guide
$30.00
The Complete Gardener's Guide is a one-stop treasure trove that covers every aspect of gardening, from planning and planting to growing and care. Delve into this concise, practical encyclopedia to find all the ideas and advice you need to create a spectacular, thriving garden. Read how to choose plants that will thrive in your space, design a border for year-round color, grasp different pruning techniques, discover how to protect your vegetable patch from pests, make the best compost and more.
 
Slide 16: How to Attract Birds to Your Garden
How to Attract Birds to Your Garden
$25.00
How to Attract Birds to Your Garden helps you help local wild birds by providing them with a safe garden environment. Provide the best shelter, feeding, and nesting opportunities for them and then you can reap the rewards as they sing and entertain. No need to be an expert gardener already, or to break the bank. Many of the most beneficial features can be installed easily and cheaply, and many of these features you can build yourself or upcycle to be eco-friendly.
 
Slide 17: The New Heirloom Garden
The New Heirloom Garden
$24.99
In The New Heirloom Garden, Ellen Ecker Ogden inspires us with a history of seed saving in this country, then guides gardeners of all levels to create their own heirloom gardens with tangible gardening tips, twelve themed garden designs, and detailed resources. The first half of the book shares specific garden plans, plant keys with descriptions, plant and seed wish lists, interviews with gardening experts, and even tips and tricks to handle your own local weather. The second half of the book contains 55 recipes for delicious entrees, sides, drinks, and desserts that can be made from each vegetable, fruit, and flower grown in your garden. It's a book designed for readers to bring to their local supply store, take outside into the garden, and then enjoy in the kitchen.
 
Slide 18: You Never Forget Your First
You Never Forget Your First
$17.00
You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington takes a closer look at America's first president and finds he is not quite the man we remember. With irresistible style and warm humor, You Never Forget Your First combines rigorous research and lively storytelling that will have readers—including those who thought presidential biographies were just for dads—inhaling every page.
 
Slide 19: History of the World Map by Map
History of the World Map by Map
$50.00
History of the World Map by Map proves that maps don't just show us where to go, but also where we've been. A stunning overview of all human history, side by side with 140 custom maps. This stunning visual reference book starts with the evolution and migration of our oldest ancestors out of Africa. You can then look up maps about the Greece and Persian War, the Mongol Conquests, Medieval Europe's trade routes, and the rise of the Ottomans. There are maps about the colonization of North America, the scientific revolution, Napoleon's advances, and Britain's control of India. There's more in later centuries, like the Age of Imperialism, the American Civil War, industrialized Europe, and the transformation of Japan.
 
Slide 20: Ida B. the Queen
Ida B. the Queen
$27.00
Journalist. Suffragist. Anti-lynching crusader. In Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Michelle Duster, the inspiring life of Ida B. Wells begins with her birth into slavery and ends with her being honored with the Pulitzer Prize in 2020. Written by Wells' great-granddaughter Duster, readers delve into the story behind this pioneering Black woman who was often overlooked and underestimated—and who ultimately co-founded the NAACP and is now remembered as a civil rights icon.
 
Slide 21: Promises to Keep
Promises to Keep
$18.00
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics by President Joe Biden reveals what his experiences in government taught him about himself, his colleagues, and America. With his customary candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, world leaders, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people's lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life's work as husband, father, and public servant.
 
Slide 22: The Truths We Hold
The Truths We Hold
$30.00
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Vice President Kamala Harris explores the core truths that unite us and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them. The daughter of immigrants, Harris was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice that she has never hid her passion for. When she began practicing law Harris quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices.
 
Slide 23: Wine and The White House
Wine and The White House
$55.00
Wine and The White House: A History by Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., the publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, is an informative and entertaining read for history and wine enthusiasts alike. It is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president's experience with wine. Fully-illustrated pages feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection. Early presidents recognized the important function wine played in entertaining, and while some appreciated and enjoyed it, others considered it merely a ceremonial necessity. All presidents, regardless of whether they enjoyed wine themselves, have used the White House as a venue to showcase the fine wines produced in the United States.
 
Slide 24: The White House Atlas
The White House Atlas
$24.99
The White House Atlas: A Complete Illustrated Guide to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by Nicole Wetsman opens the door to more than 200 years worth of fascinating stories and memorable photographs that celebrate the ultimate symbol of America's pride, progress, and power. Designed to the specifications of George Washington and occupied by every U.S. President since John Adams, the White House is one of the world's most iconic buildings and a place where history is made, literally, every day. A stunning 3D map of the entire interior brings you inside the action while you explore the buildings opulent furnishings, working offices, hidden spaces, public gardens, and state rooms.
 
Slide 25: Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents & Secret Lives of the First Ladies
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents & Secret Lives of the First Ladies
$33.90
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents and Secret Lives of the First Ladies by Cormac O'Brien explores what these men and women were really like behind closed doors. The set of two books features outrageous and uncensored profiles from the first to the current occupants of the White House and is packed with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.

* This product is not eligible for promotional discounts. *
 
Slide 26: Mini Leather U.S. Constitution
Mini Leather U.S. Constitution
$30.00
Keep the foundation of America handy with a mini leather U.S. Constitution. The palm-sized, leather-bound book contains an impressive array of information that reveals the ideas, aspirations and differing views of the founding fathers along with copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Bill of Rights, the Massachusetts Bill of Rights, the Articles of Confederation, and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.

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Slide 27: The Jefferson Bible
The Jefferson Bible
$35.00
The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
by Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Bible is an exquisite full-color reproduction of his famous, much-edited version of Jesus’ life and teachings, cut and pasted from eight Bibles—two each in English, French, Latin and Greek. Includes his hand-written margin notes, chapters on his Enlightenment views, and a review of the painstaking process to preserve the original.

An introduction by Smithsonian curators Harry R. Rubenstein and Barbara Clark Smith explains Jefferson’s intentions in creating the volume and the ways that his endeavor reflected his Enlightenment ideals and Revolutionary spirit. Smithsonian conservator Janice Stagnitto Ellis’s essay on conservation reveals surprising insights into how Jefferson crafted the book so precisely. Faithful to the unique artifact so painstakingly created by Thomas Jefferson himself, The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition makes the thoughts of a great American mind accessible for generations to come.
 
Slide 28: How to Lead Signed Edition
How to Lead Signed Edition
$30.00
How To Lead: Wisdom From the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers comes from the acclaimed author of The American Story and host of Bloomberg TV's The David Rubenstein Show. It is a defining study of leadership told through conversations with the world's greatest leaders, featuring Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah, Nancy Pelosi, and many others.

* INCLUDES A BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR *
 
Slide 29: A Promised Land
A Promised Land
$45.00
In Barack Obama's book, A Promised Land, the former president revisits his early years in politics through the major historical events during his first term in office. Volume one is a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.
 
Slide 30: Coconut & Sambal
Coconut & Sambal
$35.00
In the Indonesian cookbook Coconut & Sambal: Recipes From My Indonesian Kitchen, Australian-born chef Lara Lee takes us on a journey to trace her family's Indonesian roots while she discovers the secrets to real Indonesian cookery. She shares more than 80 authentic, mouth-watering recipes that have been passed down through generations so you can recreate dishes such as nasi goreng, beef rendang, chilli prawn satay and pandan cake. There are also recipes for a variety of sambals: fragrant, spicy relishes—ranging from mild to fiery—that are undoubtedly the heart and soul of every meal.
 
Slide 31: People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People
People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People
$18.95
This charming, giftable collection of Julia Child quotes shares the wise and witty words of the beloved, best-selling author. Julia Child: People Who Love To Eat Are Always The Best People And Other Wisdom is a delightful volume of compiled quotations and some of Child's most memorable lines on eating—"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook"—on drinking, on life—"I think every woman should have a blowtorch"—on love, travel, France, and much more. Perfect for fans, home cooks, and anyone who simply loves to eat and drink.
 
Slide 32: In Bibi's Kitchen
In Bibi's Kitchen
$35.00
In this East African cookbook Somali chef Hawa Hassan and renowned food writer Julia Turshen present 75 recipes and stories gathered from bibis (grandmothers) from eight African nations. These women welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue. In Bibi's Kitchen explore the people and food in Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, and Comoros. Through Hassan’s writing, and her own personal story, the women and the stories behind the recipes come to life.
 
Slide 33: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
$34.95
The James Beard Award-winning cookbook The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen is a rich education and a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders. Oglala Lakota and chef Sean Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, elegant and easy. Sherman dispels outdated notions of Native American fare—no fry bread or Indian tacos here—and no European staples such as wheat flour, dairy products, sugar, and domestic pork and beef. The Sioux Chef's plates embrace venison and rabbit, river and lake trout, duck and quail, wild turkey, blueberries, sage, sumac, timpsula or wild turnip, plums, purslane, and abundant wildflowers.
 
Slide 34: The Mitsitam Café Cookbook
The Mitsitam Café Cookbook
$26.95
The Mitsitam Café Cookbook is published in association with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian and showcases the Americas' indigenous foods in 90 easy-to-follow, home-tested recipes. Author and Mitsitam Café chef Richard Hetzler spent years researching Native American dishes and food practices for this stunning cookbook that includes full-color images of the dishes and of objects from the museum's collection.
 
Slide 35: More Mexican Everyday
More Mexican Everyday
$35.00
More Mexican Everyday is the follow up to the first Rick Bayless Mexican cookbook. In it Bayless teaches home cooks how to build tasty meals with a few ingredients in a short amount of time. Cooking Mexican couldn't be easier or more delicious. Bayless generously reveals the secrets of his dishes—the salsas and seasonings, mojos and adobos he employs again and again to impart soul-satisfying flavor. He explains fully the classic techniques that create so many much-beloved Mexican meals, from tacos and enchiladas to pozole and mole. Home cooks will be led confidently to making these their go-to recipes night after night.