Featured Books through 5/20

Tyrant

Shakespeare on Politics

By Stephen Greenblatt

As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution.

As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution.

Ninja

The Unofficial Secret Manual

By Stephen Turnbull

Ninja  takes the reader to Japan in 1789, conveying the excitement, danger, and subterfuge of the period. Based on original ninjutsu training manuals, it teaches precisely what is required to become a ninja. Illustrated throughout with contemporary artifacts, documents, and prints taken from the original manuals, as well as modern reconstructions, this lighthearted but informative guide covers every aspect of what it was really like to be a ninja in Japan.

Ninja takes the reader to Japan in 1789, conveying the excitement, danger, and subterfuge of the period. Based on original ninjutsu training manuals, it teaches precisely what is required to become a ninja. Illustrated throughout with contemporary artifacts, documents, and prints taken from the original manuals, as well as modern reconstructions, this lighthearted but informative guide covers every aspect of what it was really like to be a ninja in Japan.

The Meaning of Birds

By Stephen Barnes

One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in. As well as exploring how birds achieve the miracle of flight; why birds sing; what they tell us about the seasons of the year and what their presence tells us about the places they inhabit,  The Meaning of Birds  muses on the uses of feathers, the drama of raptors, the slaughter of pheasants, the infidelities of geese, and the strangeness of feeling sentimental about blue tits while enjoying a chicken sandwich.

One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in. As well as exploring how birds achieve the miracle of flight; why birds sing; what they tell us about the seasons of the year and what their presence tells us about the places they inhabit, The Meaning of Birds muses on the uses of feathers, the drama of raptors, the slaughter of pheasants, the infidelities of geese, and the strangeness of feeling sentimental about blue tits while enjoying a chicken sandwich.

Working with Winston

The Unsung Women Behind Britain’s Greatest Statesman

By Cita Stelzer

Much has been written about Churchill, and of the important world leaders, politicians, high-ranking military personnel with whom he interacted. But Churchill also required a vast staff to maintain the intense pace at which he worked. When Churchill strode the world stage, the secretarial and support staff positions were inevitably filled by women. Though extraordinarily talented and valuable to Churchill and his work, these women remain unheralded. A treasure trove of insight and research,  Working with Winston  reveals the man behind the statesman and as well as brings long-overdue recognition to the “hidden army” that, like Churchill, was never off-duty.

Much has been written about Churchill, and of the important world leaders, politicians, high-ranking military personnel with whom he interacted. But Churchill also required a vast staff to maintain the intense pace at which he worked. When Churchill strode the world stage, the secretarial and support staff positions were inevitably filled by women. Though extraordinarily talented and valuable to Churchill and his work, these women remain unheralded. A treasure trove of insight and research, Working with Winston reveals the man behind the statesman and as well as brings long-overdue recognition to the “hidden army” that, like Churchill, was never off-duty.

Asian Paleo

Easy Fresh Recipes to Make Ahead or Enjoy Now

By ChihYu Smith

Creator of the popular food blog  I Heart Umami , ChihYu Smith celebrates her Chinese and Taiwanese heritage and turns favorite Asian recipes into healthy, flavorful Paleo meals. In  Asian Paleo , she shares 75 fresh, bold recipes inspired by her favorite dishes from China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and beyond.

Creator of the popular food blog I Heart Umami, ChihYu Smith celebrates her Chinese and Taiwanese heritage and turns favorite Asian recipes into healthy, flavorful Paleo meals. In Asian Paleo, she shares 75 fresh, bold recipes inspired by her favorite dishes from China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and beyond.


More May Featured Books

Magnesium

Everyday Secrets

By Gretchen Lidicker

Oh Mg! Is there anything magnesium can’t do? Often called the miracle macro- mineral, magnesium has been credited with healing everything from headaches and insomnia to depression and heart disease. Magnesium plays a crucial part in the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine, which are the important feel- good chemicals we all want in our brains. Almost everyone can benefit from more magnesium in their life, not only for their health, but also for relaxation, anti- anxiety, and quality sleep. Thirty appealing recipes offer ideas to bring magnesium into your self- care routine, from foot rubs to indulgent Epsom salt baths to smoothies, for improved mood, better sleep and digestion, and optimized health.

Oh Mg! Is there anything magnesium can’t do? Often called the miracle macro- mineral, magnesium has been credited with healing everything from headaches and insomnia to depression and heart disease. Magnesium plays a crucial part in the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine, which are the important feel- good chemicals we all want in our brains. Almost everyone can benefit from more magnesium in their life, not only for their health, but also for relaxation, anti- anxiety, and quality sleep. Thirty appealing recipes offer ideas to bring magnesium into your self- care routine, from foot rubs to indulgent Epsom salt baths to smoothies, for improved mood, better sleep and digestion, and optimized health.

Let’s Tell This Story Properly

By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

How far does one have to travel to find home elsewhere? The stories in Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s collection attempt to measure that distance. Centered around the lives of Ugandans in Britain,  Let's Tell This Story Properly  features characters both hyper-visible and unseen―they take on jobs at airport security, care for the elderly, and work in hospitals, while remaining excluded from white, British life. As they try to find their place, they drift from a home that feels further and further away. In an ambitious collection by the critically acclaimed author of  Kintu ,  Let's Tell This Story Properly  explores what happens to those who leave.

How far does one have to travel to find home elsewhere? The stories in Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s collection attempt to measure that distance. Centered around the lives of Ugandans in Britain, Let's Tell This Story Properly features characters both hyper-visible and unseen―they take on jobs at airport security, care for the elderly, and work in hospitals, while remaining excluded from white, British life. As they try to find their place, they drift from a home that feels further and further away. In an ambitious collection by the critically acclaimed author of Kintu, Let's Tell This Story Properly explores what happens to those who leave.

Leonardo Pop-Ups

By Courtney Watson McCarthy

Experience the most famous Renaissance artist and inventor in a brand-new way. Courtney Watson McCarthy has crafted many brilliant pop-up books, featuring artists like Antoni Gaudi´ and Salvador Dali´, and  Leonardo Pop-Ups  is the most dynamic yet. McCarthy showcases a variety of pop-ups showing off Da Vinci’s many talents; beyond his famous Renaissance paintings, Da Vinci has also been called the father of paleontology and architecture, and has been credited with the inventions of such diverse machines as the helicopter, the parachute, and the tank.

Experience the most famous Renaissance artist and inventor in a brand-new way. Courtney Watson McCarthy has crafted many brilliant pop-up books, featuring artists like Antoni Gaudi´ and Salvador Dali´, and Leonardo Pop-Ups is the most dynamic yet. McCarthy showcases a variety of pop-ups showing off Da Vinci’s many talents; beyond his famous Renaissance paintings, Da Vinci has also been called the father of paleontology and architecture, and has been credited with the inventions of such diverse machines as the helicopter, the parachute, and the tank.


Featured Books for Young Readers

Hair Love

By Matthew Cherry & Illustrator Vashti Harrison

(This Book is featured in support of our 5/19 Book Author Talk w/Matthew Cherry & illustrator Vashti Harrison

Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy. Tender and empowering,  Hair Love  is an ode to loving your natural hair -- and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.

Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy. Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair -- and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.

P is for Pterodactyl

The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

By Raj Haldar & Chris Carpenter

Let's get real―the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you! This whimsical, funky book from Raj Haldar (aka rapper Lushlife) turns the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, poking fun at the most mischievous words in the English language and demonstrating how to pronounce them. Fun and informative for word nerds of all ages!

Let's get real―the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you! This whimsical, funky book from Raj Haldar (aka rapper Lushlife) turns the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, poking fun at the most mischievous words in the English language and demonstrating how to pronounce them. Fun and informative for word nerds of all ages!

Sock Story

By C.K. Smouha


It’s Phil and Dale’s favourite time of the week - the WASH! The two socks impress each other with their acrobatics; flipping, spinning and shrieking, much to the disapproval of the other clothes in the washing machine. But why should they care? They’ve got each other and that’s all that matters... right? Written in comic book form, and brought to life in gorgeous crayon illustrations, this a tale of friendship and identity that will delight children and adults alike.

It’s Phil and Dale’s favourite time of the week - the WASH! The two socks impress each other with their acrobatics; flipping, spinning and shrieking, much to the disapproval of the other clothes in the washing machine. But why should they care? They’ve got each other and that’s all that matters... right? Written in comic book form, and brought to life in gorgeous crayon illustrations, this a tale of friendship and identity that will delight children and adults alike.

Owling

Enter the World of the Mysterious Birds of the Night

By Mark Wilson,

This books is featured in support of our 5/4 Book Author Talk texturing Mark Wilson.   From Hedwig, the Snowy Owl of Harry Potter fame, to Winnie-the-Pooh’s beloved friend Owl ,  this wide-eyed bird of the night has found its way into young hearts and imaginations everywhere.  Owling  invites young readers into the world of real-life owls, to learn about their fascinating behaviors and abilities.

This books is featured in support of our 5/4 Book Author Talk texturing Mark Wilson.

From Hedwig, the Snowy Owl of Harry Potter fame, to Winnie-the-Pooh’s beloved friend Owl, this wide-eyed bird of the night has found its way into young hearts and imaginations everywhere. Owling invites young readers into the world of real-life owls, to learn about their fascinating behaviors and abilities.


The Undefeated

By Kwame Alexander (Author), Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes.

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes.

Side By Side

A Celebration of Dads

By Chris Raschka

King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child's roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, the book encapsulates Raschka's own passion and nostalgia for being a father to his [now-grown] son.    Ages 3-5

King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child's roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, the book encapsulates Raschka's own passion and nostalgia for being a father to his [now-grown] son.

Ages 3-5

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Poetry Of Mister Rogers

Lyrics by Fred Rogers, Illustrations by Luke Flowers

For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from  Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood  and  The Children's Corner  are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.

For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.

When Spring Comes to the DMZ

By Uk-Bae Lee

This unique picture book invites young readers    into the natural beauty of the DMZ, where salmon, spotted seals, and mountain goats freely follow the seasons and raise their families in this 2.5-mile-wide, 150-mile-long corridor where no human may tread. But the vivid seasonal flora and fauna are framed by ever-present rusty razor wire, warning signs, and locked gates―and regularly interrupted by military exercises that continue decades after a 1953 ceasefire in the Korean War established the DMZ.

This unique picture book invites young readers into the natural beauty of the DMZ, where salmon, spotted seals, and mountain goats freely follow the seasons and raise their families in this 2.5-mile-wide, 150-mile-long corridor where no human may tread. But the vivid seasonal flora and fauna are framed by ever-present rusty razor wire, warning signs, and locked gates―and regularly interrupted by military exercises that continue decades after a 1953 ceasefire in the Korean War established the DMZ.


We have limited copies of the New York Times Sunday Edition! Please contact us early to reserve your copy.    Call us at    (313) 832-1155    or email to sourcebooksellers@gmail.com.

We have limited copies of the New York Times Sunday Edition! Please contact us early to reserve your copy.

Call us at (313) 832-1155 or email to sourcebooksellers@gmail.com.


Still In Demand

Detroit Resurgent  by Howard Bossen, John P. Beck, Gilles Perrin and Nicole Ewenczyk     Detroit Resurgent  explores the city through the voices of those working in a multitude of ways to reshape it into a twenty-first century urban space through the auto industry, urban agriculture and food production, entrepreneurial action and small business, visual and performing arts, activism, and visionary leadership.

Detroit Resurgent by Howard Bossen, John P. Beck, Gilles Perrin and Nicole Ewenczyk

Detroit Resurgent explores the city through the voices of those working in a multitude of ways to reshape it into a twenty-first century urban space through the auto industry, urban agriculture and food production, entrepreneurial action and small business, visual and performing arts, activism, and visionary leadership.

A Detroit Anthology  Edited by Anna Clark

A Detroit Anthology Edited by Anna Clark