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Be Safe!
Melissa Heckscher

Quirk Books, 2004

Better Safe Than Sorry   The littlest things in your everyday life can have injurious or even deadly results. Tomorrow, you could be in line at the bank when a robbery occurs. You could catch hepatitis from your toothbrush. You could be killed at a baseball game. Do you know how to live more safely? Haven’t you wondered about the safest:        •  Seat on a Plane?      •  Lane on a Highway?      •  Way to ...


The Art of the Video Game
Josh Jenisch

Quirk Books, 2008

The Art of the Video Game is the first book to celebrate an exciting new visual mediumówith stunning examples from the biggest design studios and game publishers in the business: Electronic Arts Activision Nintendo Midway Eidos Konami and many others. Every page features gorgeously rendered digital artwork (along with never-before-published sketches models and works-in-progress) from dozens of beloved gamesóeverything from old school ...


Who's on First?

Quirk Books, 2013

“Who’s on first. What’s on second. I Don’t Know’s on third.” One of the classic comedy sketches of all time is now transformed into a priceless picture book—and it’s a great read for kids of all ages. Follow the mistaken identities, confusion, and lots of laughs as Rabbit and Bear act out this scene. The book will appeal to Abbott and Costello fans, baseball fans, and anyone who enjoys funny banter-driven picture books. ...


Graceland : An Interactive Pop-Up Tour
Chuck Murphy, Jason Rekulak

Quirk Books, 2006

More than 600,000 people visit Graceland every year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. With Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour , you'll go behind the velvet ropes for an all-access tour of the Elvis Presley Estate. Eight full-color pop-up spreads feature the mansion's most memorable destinations: The Kitchen: Home of the famous peanut butter and banana sandwich. The TV Room: With three TVs ...


The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook: Cookies, Cakes, Candies, and More
Lindsay Landis

Quirk Books, 2012

Food blogger Lindsay Landis has invented the perfect cookie dough. It tastes great. It’s egg free (and thus safe to eat raw). You can whip it up in minutes. And, best of all, you can use it to make dozens of delicious cookie dough creations, from cakes, custards, and pies to candies, brownies, and even granola bars. Included are recipes for indulgent breakfasts (cookie dough doughnuts!), frozen treats (cookie dough popsicles!), outrageous ...


The Baby Owner's Starter Kit: Includes: The Baby Owner's Manual, Growth Chart and Stickers, Instructional ...
Joe Borgenicht, M.D., Louis Borgenicht, ...

Quirk Books, 2007

The Baby Owner's Starter Kit includes:        •   The Baby Owner's Manual      •  Growth Chart, with stickers for marking baby's progress      •  Diaper Changing Instructional Poster      •  Babysitter's Memo Pad      •  Decorative magnet 


Museum of Kitschy Stitches: A Gallery of Notorious Knits
Stitchy Mcyarnpants

Quirk Books, 2006

A Fashion Tour-de-Farce!   Welcome to The Museum of Kitschy Stitches, the astonishingly awful collection of the finest knitting and crocheting horrors the twentieth century has to offer. From hideous hats and gender-bending sweater sets to a set of bonus patterns that will bring the kitsch home, this gallery of notorious knits delivers it all.   Remember, one person’s inspiration can become another’s desperation quicker than you can ...


Find Momo: A Photography Book

Quirk Books, 2014

Thousands of Internet fans play hide-and-seek with Momo the border collie every day, and now you can, too. Momo and his best buddy Andrew Knapp have traveled all over—through fields, down country roads, across cities, and into yards, neighborhoods, and surreal spaces of all sorts. The result is a book of spectacular photography that’s also a game you can play anytime. Lose yourself in page after page of Andrew’s beautiful, serene, ...


The Indiana Jones Handbook
Denise Kiernan, Joseph D'Agnese

Quirk Books, 2008

Live the Adventure!   For every fan who’s dreamed of cracking a bullwhip, rescuing lost treasures, and evading giant runaway boulders, The Indiana Jones Handbook features essential information for would-be adventurers of all ages. Complete with helpful diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and full-color photography, this thrilling guide shows readers:        •  How to identify booby traps      •  How to fend off a gang ...


Haiku Mama: Because 17 Syllables Is All You Have Time to Read
Kari Anne Roy

Quirk Books, 2006

Yay! The perfect time To strip down naked and scream— When Mommy’s on the phone.   This irreverent collection of candid haiku is full of laugh-out-loud observations on dirty diapers, playdate anxiety, obn­oxious purple dinosaurs, choking hazards, stay-at-home dads, and more. It’s a book of verse every new mother will appreciate. Read, laugh, roll your eyes, and know that you are not alone!


Pardon My Spanglish
Bill Santiago

Quirk Books, 2008

In Pardon My Spanglish , stand-up comedian Bill Santiago chronicles the quintessentially American alegrías of his mother tongue: the quirky, hilariously improvisational fusion of inglés and español spoken by millions (even if they don’t know or admit que están doing it). With crash-course efficiency, cada página de este libro empowers your every step toward Spanglish mastery. How can you not love Spanglish? Twice the vocabulary, half the ...


This Saint's for You!: 300 Heavenly Allies Who Will Change Your Life
Thomas J. Craughwell

Quirk Books, 2007

Great news! Whoever you are, whatever you do, there is a patron saint who wants to help you specifically you with your life. There is a patron saint of booksellers. There is a patron saint of traveling salesmen. There are patron saints for vegetarians, cab drivers, and cancer patients. For astronauts, horseback riders, and dysfunctional families. For men who are physically unattractive. For families stressed by houseguests. These saints are ...


Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined
Mike Joyce

Quirk Books, 2013

“Fine art for font nerds.”— New York  Magazine  “One of the most engaging homages I have ever seen.”—Steven Heller Swissted takes rock concert posters of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and remixes and reimagines them through a Swiss modernist lens. The result is some of the coolest images you’ve ever seen! The book features 200 posters, all microperforated and ready to frame. Or keep them bound in one collection as an art ...


Risa Williams, Ezra Werb

Quirk Books, 2007

Lights! Camera! Psychoanalysis!   Discovering something new about your personality is as easy as making a list of your ten favorite movies.   In Cinescopes , you’ll learn about your strengths, weaknesses, and innermost secrets, all based on the movies you most enjoy. This unique form of personality assessment blends psychology and cinematic analysis to reveal sixteen core personality types and how they relate to one another. Your ...


Field Guide to Cocktails
Rob Chirico

Quirk Books, 2005

Finally, a field guide to preparing and identifying virtually every drink at the bar, from the Añejo Highball to the Caipirinha, from the Singapore Sling to the Zombie!   Field Guide to Cocktails is not an ordinary bartender’s guide. Here are more than 200 recipes for the world’s best libations, with tried-and-true classics like the Tom Collins and the Fuzzy Navel and contemporary favorites like the Mojito and the Cosmopolitan.   ...


Skywriting Journal
Byron Jorjorian

Quirk Books, 2010

Got your head in the clouds?   Turn the sky into a canvas for notes, doodles, and drawings.   Full of fluffy white clouds, desert sunsets, lightning storms, and early morning sunbeams, this trusty journal can be carried anywhere.   The sky’s the limit!


Fill in the Blank: An Inspirational Sketchbook
Vahram Muratyan, Elodie Chaillous

Quirk Books, 2012

With more than 100 different spreads to envision, design, and draw, Fill in the Blank invites you to create new houses, cars, skyscrapers, cereal boxes, wine labels, roller coasters, topiary, and much, much more! Part doodling book, part sketchbook, and part design-inspiration workbook, Fill in the Blank offers everything you need to jump-start your imagination. Want to design a tattoo? Here’s a body. Want to build a new castle on a ...


Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks
Maria del Mar Sacasa

Quirk Books, 2013

When the days grow longer and the air gets crisp, it’s time to gather with friends for drinks that’ll put a rosy glow on your cheeks. In Winter Cocktails , María del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano share more than 100 seasonal recipes for cold-weather cocktails, like Hot Buttered Rum, English Christmas Punch, Pumpkin-Bourbon Eggnog, Irish Coffee, Coquito, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, the Old-Fashioned (and the New-Fangled!), Mama’s Remedy, ...


Your Big Fat Boyfriend
Jenna Bergen

Quirk Books, 2008

Warning:  Your Boyfriend Is Making You Fat   So you’ve found Mr. Right (or maybe just Mr. Right Now). Unfortunately, you’ve also found that Mr. Right carries some baggage: his disastrous eating habits. What’s worse is that his terrible diet is affecting your waistline! Studies show that women in relationships often gain weight due to the influence of their partner’s unhealthy eating habits. Your Big Fat Boyfriend explores this ...


Gig Posters Volume 2
Clay Hayes

Quirk Books, 2011

Readers gave the first Gig Posters anthology a standing ovation—so for your viewing pleasure, here’s one heck of an encore: 700 more incredible posters from the archives of, the Internet’s premier destination for concert poster art. It’s a mad jam of illustration and photography, collage and typography, bringing the contemporary music scene to exciting visual life for a generation of fans who’ve grown up in the ...



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