Who are we kid­ding—we to­tally judge books by their cov­ers. Th­ese are the hard­bounds we’ve been fawn­ing over.

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Salad for Pres­i­dent by Ju­lia Sher­man

Food blog­ger, mixed-me­dia artist and pho­tog­ra­pher Ju­lia Sher­man has a cam­paign: to un­seat a cer­tain pres­i­dent and re­place him with a bowl of veg­eta­bles. Just kid­ding! Her mis­sion re­ally is to get you to eat more veg­gies, so she’s dish­ing out their in­fi­nite pos­si­bil­i­ties in the book coun­ter­part of her pop­u­lar food blog. She knows first­hand that eat­ing veg­eta­bles doesn’t have to be tire­some, and her book might just in­spire you to ditch your or­di­nary dress­ing­doused salad to go for more imag­i­na­tive prepa­ra­tions that will make that quo­tid­ian leaf or root crop taste rev­e­la­tory. Price un­avail­able, NA­TIONAL BOOK­STORE, Power Plant In the ’50s, be­fore he was even an art and pop cul­ture icon, Andy Warhol cre­ated seven promo books to send out to po­ten­tial clients and friends. Th­ese books, filled with his whim­si­cal il­lus­tra­tions and words, in­clude a mock cook­book, a Proust-riffed trib­ute to Andy’s early job as a shoe il­lus­tra­tor, and even a kid’s sto­rybook that, upon closer in­spec­tion, cheek­ily cel­e­brates gay love. The orig­i­nal books have been auc­tioned off for thou­sands of dol­lars, so this com­pen­dium is ac­tu­ally a bar­gain. If you can’t have his work on the wall, why not have it on your cof­fee ta­ble? Price un­avail­able, NA­TIONAL BOOK­STORE Ad­mit it: When re­search­ing for an up­com­ing trip, you al­ways keep an eye out for the most pic­turesque ac­com­mo­da­tion that won’t only be a comfy home away from home, but will also dou­ble as yet another ‘grammable set­ting for those chillin’-on-va­cay snaps. Take a breather from the end­less ho­tel gal­leries on Tripad­vi­sor and flip through this travel tome in­stead to find lodg­ing re­cos from chic glo­be­trot­ters like Kate Moss, Sofia Cop­pola, Ja­son Wu and Poppy Delev­ingne. But be­ware: Paw­ing through this with­out a flight in sight will give you a se­ri­ous case of wan­der­lust. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Price un­avail­able, NA­TIONAL BOOK­STORE

Heimat by Ellen von Un­werth

No one cap­tures un­apolo­getic fem­i­nin­ity quite like pho­tog­ra­pher Ellen von Un­werth, as seen on Vogue and i-d and the al­bum cov­ers of sim­i­larly feisty artists like Ri­hanna, Christina Aguil­era and Janet Jack­son. Let her take you to a pi­caresque trip to her home­town of Bavaria through a provoca­tive port­fo­lio filled with bo­som bud­dies frol­ick­ing amid scenic land­scapes and saucily par­tak­ing in the re­gion’s time-hon­ored tra­di­tions. Price un­avail­able, NA­TIONAL BOOK­STORE Any fash­ion girl knows that her sense of style is abun­dantly present in her shel­ter, so it’s no sur­prise that fash­ion’s most creative minds live in su­per stylish digs. Rick Owens, for one, took up fur­ni­ture de­sign in 2006; the beau­ti­fully spare and strik­ing bru­tal­ist re­sults epit­o­mize his “grunge meets glam­our” aes­thetic, beloved by fel­low cre­atives like Kanye West. Take an in­ti­mate look at his Palais Bour­bon home and get to know the sub­ver­sive de­signer be­yond his run­way gar­ments. P3025, NA­TIONAL BOOK­STORE

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