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Holiday Selections

Dear Reader,
 
E.B. White once wrote, “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” Plan the day, indeed—some days I want to retreat from the world! Then, a few weeks ago, I read a poem in the New York Times Magazine that presented a solution to the dilemma that E.B. White poses.
 
Small Kindnesses
by Danusha Lameris

 
I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk
down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs
to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you”
when someone sneezes, a leftover
from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying.
And sometimes, when you spill lemons
from your grocery bag, someone else will help you
pick them up. Mostly, we don’t want to harm each other.
We want to be handed our cup of coffee hot,
and to say thank you to the person handing it. To smile
at them and for them to smile back. For the waitress 
to call us honey when she sets down the bowl of clam chowder,
and for the driver in the red pick-up truck to let us pass.
We have so little of each other, now. So far 
from tribe and fire. Only those brief moments of exchange.
What if they are the true dwelling of the holy, these
fleeting temples we make together when we say, “Here,
have my seat,” “Go ahead-you first,” “I like your hat.”

In the little world that is RJ Julia, we do get to both save and savor. We have the honor and the good fortune to welcome you and we have been doing this for almost 30 years. This holiday season, let our bookstore be your retreat from the world.  We want to thank you for your continued enthusiasm and goodwill and to extend our wishes for you and your family’s good health and well-being.

See you in the store,

 

 

Roxanne J. Coady

Founder, RJ Julia Booksellers


HOLIDAY SELECTIONS


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The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films to See Cover Image
By Wallace Schroeder (Editor), A.O. Scott (Selected by), Manohla Dargis (Selected by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780789336576
Availability: Backordered
Published: Universe - October 1st, 2019

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NFL 100 Cover Image
By National Football League, Rob Fleder (Editor), Peyton Manning (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781419738593
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 3rd, 2019

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The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538715284
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 5th, 2019

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385539302
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Published: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019

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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781523506484
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019

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Janis: Her Life and Music Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781476793108
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 22nd, 2019

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Edison Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9780812993110
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Published: Random House - October 22nd, 2019

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Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524761738
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019

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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525537090
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2019

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Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781501197628
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 5th, 2019

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Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America's National Parks, Second Expanded Edition Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9781733576000
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Published: Terra Galleria Press - August 1st, 2019

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The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9781579658939
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Published: Artisan - October 1st, 2019

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Sudden Courage: Youth in France Confront the Germans, 1940-1945 Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062470027
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Published: Custom House - August 13th, 2019

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The Well Adorned Home: Making Luxury Livable Cover Image
By Cathy Kincaid, Chesie Breen (Contributions by), Bunny Williams (Foreword by), John Rosselli (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847863563
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Published: Rizzoli - September 10th, 2019

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The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316439152
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 22nd, 2019

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A Garden Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781604698817
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Published: Timber Press - October 29th, 2019

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World War II: Infographics Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780500022924
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Published: Thames & Hudson - September 10th, 2019

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Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525575443
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019

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Ansel Adams' Yosemite: The Special Edition Prints Cover Image
By Ansel Adams, Pete Souza (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780316456128
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Published: Ansel Adams - October 29th, 2019

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The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories (A Penguin Classics Hardcover) Cover Image
By Jhumpa Lahiri (Editor), Jhumpa Lahiri (Introduction by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780241299838
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 10th, 2019

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Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9781524763503
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarkson Potter - September 3rd, 2019

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Vanity Fair's Women on Women Cover Image
By Radhika Jones (Editor), David Friend (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525562146
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Published: Penguin Press - October 29th, 2019

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The Whole Fish Cookbook: New Ways to Cook, Eat and Think Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781743795538
Availability: Backordered
Published: Hardie Grant - September 17th, 2019

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Audubon's Animals: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America Cover Image
By John James Audubon, Kristofer M. Helgen (Introduction by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847866724
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Published: Rizzoli Electa - September 24th, 2019

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Sailing America Cover Image
By Onne van der Wal, Gary Jobson (Introduction by)
$100.00
ISBN: 9780847863587
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Published: Rizzoli - October 22nd, 2019

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Best Actress: The History of Oscar®-Winning Women Cover Image
By Stephen Tapert, Roxane Gay (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781978808058
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Published: Rutgers University Press - December 10th, 2019

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Tartine: A Classic Revisited: 68 All-New Recipes + 55 Updated Favorites (Baking Cookbooks, Pastry Books, Dessert Cookbooks, Gifts for Pastry Chefs) Cover Image
By Elisabeth M. Prueitt, Chad Robertson, Alice Waters (Foreword by), Gentl + Hyers (Photographs by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452178738
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2019

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The Year of the Dogs Cover Image
By Vincent J. Musi (By (photographer))
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452181929
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 17th, 2019

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National Geographic The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World's Most Vulnerable Animals Cover Image
By Joel Sartore, Elizabeth Kolbert (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781426220593
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Published: National Geographic - September 10th, 2019

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100 Dream Cars: The Best of
By A.J. Baime, Mario Andretti (Foreword by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847866236
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Published: Rizzoli - September 17th, 2019