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  • 5,203 Things to Do Instead of Looking at Your Phone

    Because life is calling.Put down your phone, close the lid on your laptop, and get back in touch with the wonders of the world around you. With thousands of ideas for simple, beautiful things to do instead of scrolling down the rabbit hole of cyberspace, this healing little book offers the opportunity, 5,203 times, to slow down, look up, and rediscover what makes you feel nourished and grounded as ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • What Are You Looking At?

    The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

    by Will Gompertz ...
    For skeptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year—and are confused—What Are You Looking At? by former director of London’s Tate Gallery Will Gompertz is a wonderfully lively, accessible narrative history of Modern Art, from Impressionism to the present day.What is modern art? Who started it? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it such big money? Join ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Nobody's Looking at You

    Essays

    by Janet Malcolm ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. A 2019 NPR Staff Pick."Malcolm is always worth reading; it can be instructive to see how much satisfying craft she brings to even the most trivial article." --Phillip Lopate, TLSJanet Malcolm’s previous collection, Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers, was “unmistakably the work of a master” (The New York Times Book Review). Like Forty ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • 7 Ways of Looking at Religion

    The Major Narratives

    An ambitious scholar’s lucid analysis of religion’s shifting place in the modern world.Western intellectuals have long theorized that religion would undergo a process of marginalization and decline as the forces of modernity advanced. Yet recent events have disrupted this seductively straightforward story. As a result, while religion has somehow evolved from its tribal beginnings up through ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Looking at Animals in Human History

    by Linda Kalof ...
    From the first cave paintings to Britta Jaschinski's provocative animal photography, it seems we have been describing and portraying animals, in some form or another, for as long as we have been human. This book provides a broad historical overview of our representations of animals, from prehistory to postmodernity, and how those representations have altered with changing social conditions.Taking ... Read more

    $36.89 USD

  • Wild Ones

    A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America

    by Jon Mooallem ...
    "Intelligent and highly nuanced… This book may bring tears to your eyes." -- San Francisco ChronicleJournalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter’s world overflow with animals butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls—while the actual world she’s inheriting slides into a great storm of extinction. Half of all species could disappear by the end of the century, and scientists now concede that most ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Seven Ways of Looking at Pointless Suffering

    What Philosophy Can Tell Us about the Hardest Mystery of All

    It’s right there in the Book of Job: “Man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward.” Suffering is an inescapable part of the human condition—which leads to a question that has proved just as inescapable throughout the centuries: Why? Why do we suffer? Why do people die young? Is there any point to our pain, physical or emotional? Do horrors like hurricanes have meaning?In Seven Ways of ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Looking at Trouble

    by Viola Grace ...
    series Tales of the Citadel #47
    Reeda works in the marketplace selling her mother’s scarves. Each one is a custom weave and no two are alike. When her friends at the marketplace need her, she comes running and takes care of business when peacekeepers are too far away.Each intervention requires her to record her use of her assessment talent with the peacekeepers in order to make sure she isn’t misusing it. When a Citadel ... Read more

    $4.33 USD

  • Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei

    A new expanded edition of the classic study of translation, finally back in printThe difficulty (and necessity) of translation is concisely described in Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei, a close reading of different translations of a single poem from the Tang Dynasty—from a transliteration to Kenneth Rexroth’s loose interpretation. As Octavio Paz writes in the afterword, “Eliot Weinberger’s ... Read more

    $9.59 USD

  • Possible Minds

    Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI

    Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers, for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking, intelligence and what it means to be human."Artificial intelligence is today's story--the story behind all other stories. It is the Second ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Here’s Looking At You

    A laugh-out-loud romantic (mis)adventure from the internationally bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane.Anna Alessi – history expert, possessor of a lot of hair and an occasionally filthy mouth – seeks nice man for intelligent conversation and Harlequin romance moments.Despite the oddballs that keep turning up on her dates, Anna couldn’t be happier. As a 30-something with a job she loves, life has ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Mhairi McFarlane 3-Book Collection: You Had Me at Hello, Here’s Looking at You and It’s Not Me, It’s You

    Three hilarious novels from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling authorYOU HAD ME AT HELLO: Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart. It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away. They’d been partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on: Ben is married. Rachel is not. Yet in ... Read more

    $15.99 USD