Great Gifts for Grads

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780679805274
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 1990

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect gift to celebrate all of our special milestones—from graduations to birthdays and beyond!


How to Live Like the Little Prince: A Grown-Up's Guide to Rediscovering Imagination, Adventure, and Awe By Stéphane Garnier Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781797215730
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Published: Chronicle Prism - April 12th, 2022

"All grown-ups were once children... but only a few of them remember it."
–Antoine St. Exupéry, The Little Prince


The Blur By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593377468
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

Meet a child with superhero-like abilities . . . and the parents who are racing to keep up with her in this sweetly funny picture book about the blur of childhood, from the award-winning creators of Drawn Together. A perfect gift to celebrate all of our special milestones--from graduations to birthdays and beyond!


Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones By James Clear Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211292
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Published: Avery - October 16th, 2018

The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 4 million copies sold!

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results


Great Thinkers: Simple Tools from Sixty Great Thinkers to Improve Your Life Today. By The School of Life, Alain de Botton (Editor), Stuart Patience (Illustrator) Cover Image
By The School of Life, Alain de Botton (Editor), Stuart Patience (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9780993538704
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Published: School of Life - January 30th, 2018

A collection of simple - and surprisingly relevant - tools from great thinkers throughout history.



On Confidence By The School of Life, Alain de Botton (Editor) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780995573673
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Published: School of Life - April 3rd, 2018

Confidence is a skill that anyone can learn.



Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You'll Never Hear By Carl Hiaasen, Roz Chast (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carl Hiaasen, Roz Chast (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525655015
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Published: Knopf - April 10th, 2018

This is Oh, the Places You'll Never Go--the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate's future. And what he or she can or can't do about it.

"This commencement address will never be given, because graduation speakers are supposed to offer encouragement and inspiration. That's not what you need. You need a warning."


Who Am I?: Psychological Exercises to Develop Self-Understanding By The School of Life, Alain de Botton (Editor) Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781912891085
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Published: School of Life - August 4th, 2020

An interactive guide to our complex and elusive inner selves.

One of the most difficult tasks we face as humans is figuring out who we are. "Describe yourself" can be a surprisingly difficult task. Sometimes, we need prompts and suggestions to engage and energize us.


Self-Care for College Students: From Orientation to Graduation, 150+ Easy Ways to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Stress-Free By Julia Dellitt Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781507211151
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Published: Adams Media - July 30th, 2019

Make the most out of your college experience with these manageable self-care tips that are easy to incorporate into your busy college lifestyle.

As a student in college—you’re dealing with a lot. At times this can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining between classes, homework, activities, and building a new social life for yourself.


The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525562795
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Here is the Nobel Prize winner in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades that "speaks to today’s social and political moment as directly as this morning’s headlines” (NPR).


You Need to Hear This: 365 Days of Silly, Honest Advice You Need Right Now By Chronicle Books Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781797207698
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 3rd, 2022

This little book has 365 pieces of advice, something for every life moment. Think of it like an oracle deck, a Magic 8 Ball, and an irreverent tarot reading all in one book.


What They Forgot to Teach You at School: Essential Emotional Lessons Needed to Thrive By The School of Life, Alain de Botton (Editor), Andrei Verioti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By The School of Life, Alain de Botton (Editor), Andrei Verioti (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781912891399
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Published: School of Life - October 5th, 2021

A collection of the essential emotional lessons we need in order to thrive.



Whatever You Are, Be a Good One: 100 Inspirational Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon (Lisa Congdon x Chronicle Books) By Lisa Congdon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Congdon (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452124834
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 1st, 2014

This collection of 100 quotes beautifully hand-lettered with accompanying artwork is a delightful reminder to get out there and make the most of life.



A book of quotes like no other, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One is a thought-provoking collection that compiles the timeless wisdom of great original minds—from Marie Curie to Stephen King, Joan of Ar


Yay, You!: Moving Up and Moving On By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780689842832
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Published: Boynton Bookworks - April 1st, 2001

A book for moving out, moving up, moving on.

For new graduates, or for anyone facing imminent change, here is profound insight, bold inspiration, and truly ensloxifying advice. Also an occasional hippo. No wombats.

What's more, Yay,You! will not overstress the weary mind.


You Will Leave a Trail of Stars: Words of Inspiration for Blazing Your Own Path (Lisa Congdon x Chronicle Books) By Lisa Congdon Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781452180281
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 16th, 2021

This book provides all the advice you need for taking the world by storm, from the inimitable Lisa Congdon.


If This Isn't Nice, What Is? (Even More) Expanded Third Edition: The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live By By Kurt Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield (Selected by) Cover Image
By Kurt Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield (Selected by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609806101
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 31st, 2020

For this first-ever paperback edition of If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?, the beloved collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s campus speeches, editor Dan Wakefield has unearthed three early gems as a sort of prequel—the anti-war Moratorium Day speech he gave in Barnstable, Massachusetts, in October 1969, a 1970 speech to Bennington College recommending “skylarking,” and a 1


I Wish You More (Encouragement Gifts for Kids, Uplifting Books for Graduation) By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452126999
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 31st, 2015

The #1 New York Times bestselling children's book


Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World By Admiral William H. McRaven Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781455570249
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 4th, 2017

Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 New York Times bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (Wall Street Journal).

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.


The North Star By Peter H. Reynolds, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763636777
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2009

Ideal for graduates! A gorgeous new edition of the universal fable that has inspired seekers of all ages to follow their heart’s desire.

Ask yourself where it is you want to go. . . .


Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the creator and star of Hamilton and In the Heights, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse By Charlie Mackesy Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY BESTSELLER


Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps By Kelly Williams Brown Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538729137
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - March 6th, 2018

From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.

If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK.


Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar By Cheryl Strayed Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307949332
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Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2012

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Soon to be a Hulu Original series The internationally acclaimed author of Wild collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces. Rich with humor and insight—and absolute honesty—this "wise and compassionate" (New York Times Book Review) book is a balm for everything


The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now By Meg Jay Cover Image
By Meg Jay
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538754238
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Published: Twelve - March 16th, 2021

The Defining Decade has changed the way millions of twentysomethings think about their twenties—and themselves. Revised and reissued for a new generation, let it change how you think about you and yours.

Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence.


Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead By Brené Brown Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781592408412
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Published: Avery - April 7th, 2015

The #1 New York Times bestseller. More than 2 million copies sold!

Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us!

From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.


Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change By Stacey Abrams Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214805
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Published: Picador - March 26th, 2019

Lead from the Outside is a necessary guide to harnessing the strengths of being an outsider by Stacey Abrams, one of the most prominent black female politicians in the U.S.


The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories By Marina Keegan, Anne Fadiman (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Marina Keegan, Anne Fadiman (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476753911
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Published: Scribner - April 14th, 2015

The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012.


The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business By Charles Duhigg Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812981605
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times


Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know By Malcolm Gladwell Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316299220
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 28th, 2021

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangersand why they often go wrong—now with a new afterword by the author.

A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune,


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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion By Jia Tolentino Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510567
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
 


Your Turn: How to Be an Adult By Julie Lythcott-Haims Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250838414
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 5th, 2022

New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims is back with a groundbreakingly frank guide to being a grown-up, Your Turn.


How To Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food--With 1, By Mark Bittman Cover Image
$37.00
ISBN: 9780470528068
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Published: Harvest - March 5th, 2012

The next best thing to having Mark Bittman in the kitchen with you

Mark Bittman's highly acclaimed, bestselling book How to Cook Everything is an indispensable guide for any modern cook. With How to Cook Everything The Basics he reveals how truly easy it is to learn fundamental techniques and recipes.


The Prophet (A Penguin Classics Hardcover) By Kahlil Gibran, Rupi Kaur (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Kahlil Gibran, Rupi Kaur (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133582
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 15th, 2019

"My all-time favorite collection of poems . . . [Gibran's] poetry always roots me in my humanity." --Rupi Kaur, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Milk and Honey, The Sun and Her Flowers, and Home Body


1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List By James Mustich Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781523504459
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 2nd, 2018

“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —The Washington Post
“If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
        

Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining,


The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times (Global Icons Series) By Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250784094
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Published: Celadon Books - October 19th, 2021

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?


Looking at the headlines—the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.


The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World By Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399185045
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Published: Avery - September 20th, 2016

An instant New York Times bestseller

Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.