News from the Reference Desk Category: Pop Culture

New and Forthcoming Books – January 2020

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Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

New in Pop Culture

Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography book cover Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events from Mickey Mouse to Moana! book cover The Way We All Became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom Became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We are Still Talking About Today book coverMovies (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated book cover

Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography by Randy L. Schmidt

Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events from Mickey Mouse to Moana! by Amy Croushorn

The Way We All became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We are still Talking about Today by Kimberly Potts

 

New in History

Army of the Roman Emperors book cover Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion book cover Women: The National Geographic Image Collection

Army of the Roman Emperors by Thomas Fischer

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion by Hilary Davidson

Women: The National Geographic Image Collection introduction by Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine

New in the Humanities

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham book cover Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem book cover The Pre-Raphaelites book cover

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham by Howard Phillips Lovecraft ; edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger with additional research by Janet Byrne

Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem by Michael Schmidt

The Pre-Raphaelites by Aurélie Petiot ; translated from the French by Jane Marie Todd.

New in Travel and Geography

Atlas Obscura: The 2nd Edition. An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders book cover The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China, and Japan book cover The Unique States of America: Can't-Miss Experiences Across the USA book coverWanderlust: A Traveler's Guide to the Globe book cover

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton

The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China and Japan by Amy Miller

Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe by Philippe Gloaguen

New and Forthcoming Books – November 2019

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Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

New in Pop Culture

Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life book cover 35 Years of WrestleMania book cover Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir book coverThe Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert): A Best Friends' Guide to Life book cover

Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life by Rachael Ray; food photography by Christopher Testani

35 Years of WrestleMania by Brian Shields and Dean Miller

Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir by Adam Rippon

The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert): A Best Friends’ Guide to Life

New in Spiritual

Saint Everywhere: Travels in Search of the Lady Saints book cover What are Biblical Values?: What the Bible Says on Key Ethical Issues book cover The Reluctant Witness: Discovering the Delight of Spiritual Conversations (Featuring Original Research from Barna) book cover

Saint Everywhere: Travels in Search of the Lady Saints by Mary Lea Carroll

What are Biblical Values?: What the Bible Says on Key Ethical Issues by John J. Collins

The Reluctant Witness: Discovering the Delight of Spiritual Conversations (Featuring Original Research from Barna) by Don Everts

New in Health Choices

BOSH! How to Live Vegan: Save the Planet and Feel Amazing book cover Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Boost Brain health, and Reverse Disease book cover Essential Well Being: A Modern Guide to Incorporating Essential Oils in Beauty, Body, and Home Rituals book cover

BOSH! How to Live Vegan: Save the Planet and Feel Amazing by Henry Firth & Ian Theasby

Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Boost Brain health, and Reverse Disease by Dr. Josh Axe

Essential Well Being: A Modern Guide to Incorporating Essential Oils in Beauty, Body, and Home Rituals by Sara Panton

New in Jane Austen

Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans book cover The Lost Books of Jane Austen book cover Biographic Austen book coverCamp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan book cover

Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans by Holly Luetkenhaus & Zoe Weinstein

The Lost Books of Jane Austen by Janine Barchas

Biographic Austen by Sophie Collins

Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan by Ted Scheinman

New and Forthcoming Books – October 2019

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Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

New in Paranormal

I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore book cover In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch book cover Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark: A Guide to Summoning Spirits, Divining the Future, and Invoking the Supernatural book cover

I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore by Lynda S. Godfrey, Creator of Manila Spoon

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch by John Zada

Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark: A Guide to Summoning Spirits, Divining the Future, and Invoking the Supernatural by Lucia Peters

New in Self Help

Be a Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life you Love and Still Pay the Bills book cover Meta Human: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential book cover For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity book cover

Be A Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills by Marianne Cantwell

Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential by Deepak Chopra

For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity by Liz Plank

New in History

Brooklyn: The Once and Future City book cover Country Music: An Illustrated History book cover Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience book cover

Brooklyn: The Once and Future City by Thomas J. Campanella

Country Music: An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience by Martyn Whittock

New in Downton Abbey

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book: Appropriate Libations for All Occasions book cover The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook book cover

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book: Appropriate Libations for All Occasions by Downton Abbey and Julian Fellowes

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook by Annie Gray

 

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – June 2019

New Books
Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

LGBTQ

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States book cover We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation book cover The Stonewall Reader book cover

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen

We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Matthew Riemer

The Stonewall Reader edited by The New York Public Library

Television

Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History book cover The Sopranos Sessions book cover Binge Watching New York: A Travel Guide Through the Most Emblematic TV Series book cover

Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History by Frazier Moore

The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz & Alan Sepinwall

Binge Watching New York: A Travel Guide Through the Most Emblematic TV Series by Marion Miclet

New Cookbooks

Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes Through Darkness and Light cookbook coverThe Power of Sprinkles book cover The Turkish Cookbook book cover

Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light by Caroline Eden

The Power of Sprinkles: A Cake Book by the founder of the Flour Shop, Amirah Kassem

The Turkish Cookbook: The Culinary Traditions & Recipes from Turkey by Musa Dağdeviren

New in History

The Color of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960 book cover When Brooklyn Was Queer book cover Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England book cover

The Color of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960 by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral

When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan

Chaucer’s People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England by Liza Picard

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – February 2019

New Books
Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

Pit Bull Flower Power
by Sophie Gamand
Since 2014, French photographer Sophie Gamand has been composing portraits of adoptable pit bulls from more than thirty shelters and rescues throughout the United States. Who could resist?!

by Ari Seth Cohen
Photographer Ari Seth Cohen presents affectionate portraits of subjects who prove that love is bound by neither the constraints of age or time.


Tasting Italy
The experts at America’s Test Kitchen and National Geographic bring Italy’s magnificent cuisine, culture, and landscapes–and 100 authentic regional recipes–right to your kitchen.

 
 

by Lucy Cook
Here, in a mindfulness book like no other, heart-tuggingly cute photographs of these always-chill creatures are paired with words of wisdom, all to inspire us to slow down, stop to enjoy the little things, and come up relaxed, centered, and smiling.

by David Gilmore
An immersive portrait of the lives of the British in India, from the seventeenth century to Independence.

by Mary Capterton Morton
Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations.

 
 
 
 

by Frederic Morin et al.
A new cookbook/survival guide/love letter to Montreal for these apocalyptic times, from the James Beard Award–nominated culinary adventurists and proprietors of the beloved restaurant, Joe Beef.

by Michael S. Engel
A fascinating look at the world’s most numerous inhabitants, illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History’s Rare Book Collection.

by Meredith Ochs
This beautifully illustrated unofficial retrospective celebrates the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and reflects on her life, music, and legacy.

 

by Mark Dery
The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.

by Kara Cooney
This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra-women who ruled with real power-and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today.

This book is a spectacular artifact of an American icon.