Gifts & Sidelines
Go ahead and make
some beautiful marks!
RELAXATION. MINDFULNESS. HEALING . . .
who better to bring you the best new series
of Adult Coloring Books than HCI, the leader
Replete with motivating mantras complemented by unique art, Inkspirations features
bestselling authors like Rokelle Lerner and
Marci Schimoff, and award-winning illustrator
Judy Clement Wall.
And here’s more:
• Gorgeous original art with diverse
imagery, including space for creating
• Quotes and affirmations help people think
positively, reinforced by
their own creativity
• Perforated pages for
easy framing and
• How-to sections that
show readers ways to
customize their art
and learn the benefits
Coloring books for adults
are this year’s surprise smash
hit category, and they’re
gaining steam . . .
—Publishers Weekly, November 2015
Princeton Architectural Press has a weekly
calendar, Redstone Diary 2017: The Time
Diary (July, $24.95), featuring work of
artists such as On Kawara, Louise Bourgeois,
Edvard Munch, and others, all on the subject of time. Willow Creek Press has a wide
range of calendars, many based on popular
animals, including Instagram sensations
Doug the Pug and Pumpkin the Raccoon.
To accompany food and drink titles,
Chronicle offers Cocktail Coasters: 15 Coasters
with Cocktail Recipes (March, $14.95),
reusable coasters featuring cocktail recipes,
and Owl Drink to That (April, $14.95),
a coaster set pairing animal drawings
and drinking puns. Chronicle’s Bach says,
“Anything food-related becomes a much
stronger gift item because people tend to
buy others things about food.”
Compendium has two new additions to
its Write Now line of journals that include
original artwork and inspirational quotes:
We Must Go and See for Ourselves, a journal
designed to encourage adventure, and
Life Is Always Now, which encourages
users to live in the moment (Jan, $6.95).
The Compact Novel Journals series
(Canterbury Classics, May, $14.99) are
gifts for lovers of classic literature. The
printed lines of these notebooks are made
from the complete text of classic literary
works, rendered in a tiny font.
Earthbound Journals produces hand-crafted leather journals with embossed
designs, antique-style metal clasp locks,
and handmade recycled cotton paper.
Sizes and prices vary.
Princeton Architectural Press has
Thoreau Notecards (March, $14.95) featuring
quotes from the author with envelopes
reflecting the four seasons, and San
Francisco: Portrait of a City Notecards by
Fred Lyon (March, $15.95), which presents
the mid-century photographer’s photos
of the city. Fotofolio offers a Clyfford Still
Notecard Box, featuring the works of the
Abstract Expressionist painter, and a
Basquiat Postcard Box.
Cyclepedia: 100 Postcards of Iconic Bicycles
(Thames and Hudson, May, $22.95)
showcases 100 bicycles from the history
of cycling, and for those who can’t get
enough of those Eames chairs and other
design wonders, there’s Mid-century
Modern: 100 Postcards of Iconic Designs
(Thames and Hudson, May, $24.95).
Gibbs Smith offers several tote bags,
including a “Dewey Decimal for President”
tote ($20) and the reader-nerd classic
“Talk Wordy to Me” ($20).