I was a bookseller for about six years, and one of my favorite things about working in a bookstore is when a really exceptionally stunning new book comes in and all the booksellers crowd around the info desk to look through it. There are so many cool books - especially nonfiction - that are so pleasing to the eye. These make great gifts!
  1. The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary
  2. The Who, The What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History
  3. Wonderbook: the Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Nonfiction
  4. Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will
  5. Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations
  6. No. 5 Pastel
  7. Here
  8. The Story of Buildings
  9. A Map of the World
  10. Thing Explainer
  11. Miscellany of Curious Maps
  12. The Book of Memory Gaps
  13. Animalium
  14. The Hobbit Classic Hardback edition
  15. This other Hobbit edition
  16. The Maps of Tolkien's Middle Earth
  17. The Sleeper and the Spindle
  18. Shackleton's Journey
  19. Beautiful Lego
  20. Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
  21. Tree of Codes
  22. Jerusalem
  23. The Odyssey: Gareth Hinds graphic novel edition
  24. The Best American Infographics
  25. National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology
  26. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
  27. Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers: Portraits of 50 Famous Folks and All Their Weird Stuff
  28. Plotted: A Literary Atlas
  29. Lists of Note
  30. Letters of Note
  31. The Sartorialist
  32. 750 Years of Paris
  33. Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film
  34. Where's the Artist?
  35. Klee & Kandinsky
  36. Things Come Apart
  37. Wave
  38. Happy World Book Day!