Gifts for Grads and Teachers

Gifts for Grads and Teachers


  • Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

    By Krista Tippett

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101980316
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: February 2017
  • Curious You: On Your Way

    By H. A. Rey

    Our Price: $6.50 - $14.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780618919758
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    • Published: April 2008
    The perfect book to celebrate moving forward and finding the next adventure! With George as a guide, readers everywhere will be inspired by the amazing feats of a good monkey looking for fun. This adorable collection is perfect for graduates of all ages! (All Ages).
  • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

    By Mason Currey

    Our Price: $12.50 - $22.45
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307273604
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: April 2013
    "How artists work, how they ritualize their days with the comforting (mundane) details of their lives: their daily routines, fears, dreams, naps, eating habits, and other prescribed, finely calibrated "subtle maneuvers" that help them use time, summon upwillpower, exercise self-discipline and keep themselves afloat with optimism. Artists considering how they work--in letters, diaries, interviews, beguilingly compiled and edited by Mason Currey. Portraits that inspire, amuse, and delight and that revealthe profound fusion of discipline and dissipation through which the artistic temperament is allowed to evolve, recharge, emerge. From Beethoven and Kafka to George Sand, Picasso, Woody Allen and Agatha Christie; from Leo Tolstoy and Henry James to Charles Dickens and John Updike, here are writers, composers, painters, choreographers, playwrights, philosophers, caricaturists, comedians, poets, sculptors, and scientists on how they create (and avoid creating) their creations. A Sampling of Daily RitualsCharles Dickens Dickens's eldest son recalled that, "no city clerk was ever more methodical or orderly than he; no humdrum, monotonous, conventional task could ever have been discharged with more punctuality or with more business-like regularity than he gave to the work of his imagination and fancy." Dickens rose at 7:00, had breakfast at 8:00, and was in his study by 9:00. He stayed there until 2:00, taking a brief break for lunch with his family, during which he often seemed to be in a trance, eating mechanically and barely speaking a word before hurrying back to his desk. On an ordinary day he could complete about two thousand words, but during a flight of imagination he sometimes managed twice that amount. Maya Angelou I keep a hotel room in which Ido my work--a tiny, mean room with just a bed and, sometimes, if I can find it, a face basin. I keep a dictionary, a Bible, a deck of cards, and a bottle of sherry in the room... "--
  • Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes

    By Alison Roman

    Our Price: $32.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780451496997
    • Publisher: Clarkson Potter
    • Published: October 2017
  • Don't Get a Job? Make a Job: How to make it as a creative graduate

    By Gemma Barton

    Our Price: $9.00 - $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781780677460
    • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
    • Published: March 2016
    Too often a design or architecture degree is seen as a means to an end (a job in an established practice). But imagine for one moment that there are no employers, no firms to send your resumé to, no interviews to be had—what would you do? How would you forge your own path after graduation?The current economic climate has seen many graduates chasing a finite number of positions. The most ingenious and driven designers have found weird and wonderful ways of making opportunities for themselves, often by applying their skills across the creative disciplines of art, design, architecture, and interiors. Knowing what you want from your design career and being able to adapt your strategy to suit is basic and vital—just like in the wild, designers need to evolve.The book celebrates the various strategies that students and graduates are taking to gain exposure, while also including interviews and inspirational advice from those who are now enjoying success as a result of their creative approach to employment.
  • Fotoclips

    By Lomography

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: X
    • Publisher: Lomography
  • How to Relax (Mindfulness Essentials)

    By Thich Nhat Hanh

    Our Price: $5.00 - $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781941529089
    • Publisher: Parallax Press
    • Published: September 2015
    A concise review of essential mindfulness practices emphasizes the importance of recharging mindfully in today's busy world in order to stay connected to reality, control stress and minimize suffering. Original.
  • Notebook: World Travels 6 x 8

    By Cavallini

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: X
    • ISBN-13: 9781574895995
    • Publisher: Cavallini Papers & Co., Inc.
    • Published: December 2017
  • Oh, the Places You'll Go!

    By Dr. Seuss

    Our Price: $9.50 - $18.99
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679805274
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: January 1990
    Advice in rhyme for proceeding in life; weathering fear, loneliness, and confusion; and being in charge of your actions.
  • Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (Beginner Books)

    By Dr. Seuss

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394831299
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: August 1975
    Relates in verse some of the unusual thinks you can think if only you try.
  • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

    By Adam Grant

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143128854
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 2016
  • Pouch: Dinosaurs Reading

    By Studio Strand

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: X
    • ISBN-13: 9789112101126
    • Publisher: Strand Bookstore
    • Published: September 2017
    Avoid extinction, read a book! We can't know for sure, but if dinosaurs had known how to read, maybe we'd all be riding pterodactyls to work instead of the train. Just saying. Pouch dimensions are 9.5” W x 6” H, with a zipper closure. Do not wash in washing machine, spot clean instead! 100% Cotton.
  • T-Shirt: Baseball Indie Script

    By Studio Strand

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: X
    • ISBN-13: 9789112224559
    • Publisher: Studio Strand
    • Published: March 2018
    Strand on trend. This black and white baseball tee features the Strand script logo and is available in adult unisex sizes XS - 2XL.
  • The Art of Thinking Clearly

    By Rolf Dobelli

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062219695
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: May 2014
    An eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning — essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives. 384p. Pap.
  • The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life - A Practical Guide

    By Twyla Tharp

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743235273
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: January 2006
    A guide to unlocking creative potential provides exercises, anecdotes, and advice for evaluating one's creative history, finding creative stimulation through activity, and making time for creative change.