The Best Books from Our Spring 2018 Book Preview List

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An Embarrassment of Riches for Spring 2018 Titles

As a distributor, we put out more books each season than one person can conceivably read. Looking through our catalog for Spring 2018, I’ve picked out a handful of books I’m most excited we’re releasing. (Plus one that juuuuuust came out, so it still counts.) Please share in my excitement.

The Bonniest

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane by J.K. Rowling, translated by Matthew Fitt
March 2018

It looks like a typo, but it’s really a publishing milestone! This Scots translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the 80th translation of the work, just in time for the 20th anniversary of the original’s publication.





The Creepiest

Abandoned by Mathew Growcoot
April 2018

I live 4 blocks from the hospital where Hillary Clinton was born, which is now abandoned and about to be torn down. Let that metaphor wash over you! I’ve never had the courage to sneak in at night and explore, even though it’s a popular spot for local urban explorers. Instead I will stay in and look through Mathew Growcoot’s photographs of abandoned places all over the world—from Detroit theaters to a sports arena in the Czech Republic.


The Chicest

Dress Scandinavian by Pernill Teisbaek
December 2017

If your New Year’s resolution was to dress more like a Danish model, I have good news for you. Teisbaek, who wrote a popular fashion blog for years, has 500,000 Instagram followers and several cool fashion jobs, has written a how-to book on being as cool as her. It includes advice in mixing patterns, finding wardrobe staples, looking good when you travel, and beauty tips.



The Funniest

Classic Art Memes by Gemma Cooper
August 2018

This is one of those books that you pick up and flip through when you’re at someone’s house for a party, and then it’s so funny that you read it from cover to cover, chuckling to yourself, the world’s worst party guest. Now you can have it at your own parties! Also a great fit for the bathroom.



The Mysterious

Odette by Penny Starns May 2018

The paperback of this biography of Odette Sansom Hallowes, a female WWII spy is coming this spring, and you couldn’t make this stuff up. She became famous in 1950 when a movie was made about her wartime spy exploits, but questions lingered about some of the things she claimed she went through. Using her recently declassified SOE personnel file, this biography reads like a thriller.

The Nostalgic

Route 66 Then and Now by Joe Sonderman
June 2018

We all itch to get our kicks on Route 66. It’s as American as apple pie and roadside diners. This coffee table book takes you along the classic route, putting archival photographs of its landmarks alongside photos of the same sites today, taken especially for this book. You can practically hear the staticky radio.



The Wondrous

Blue Planet II by James Honeyborne and Mark Brownlow
January 2018

This book is a companion to the series that will premiere on BBC American on January 20, and it is gee-orgeous.




The Dishiest

Roman Holiday by Caroline Young
May 2018

Remember the moment in Roman Holiday when the hairdresser moved Audrey Hepburn’s bangs to the side, and they stayed there for the rest of the movie? How did that happen?! Hopefully the answer is in this book. But even if it’s not, I want to read this true story of when all of Old Hollywood’s coolest cats hung out together in Rome. Not to mention any delicious scoop on the most perfect man ever created, Gregory “Take Me Now” Peck.



What books are you most excited about for the Spring 2018 season? Let me know in the comments!

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