Lorna Simpson Collages

Renowned American artist Lorna Simpson collates and embellishes advertising photographs of Black women from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet magazines to place hair, gender and race in a different context. In the book Lorna Simpson Collages, 160 of these surprising and powerful artworks, layered with found photography and ink swirls, attest to Simpson’s distinct eye. With an introduction by poet, author and scholar Elizabeth Alexander …

The Elements of a Home

From the importance of the clink of ice in a cocktail shaker to the devilish development of cutlery, Amy Azzarito’s book The Elements of a Home: Curious Histories behind Everyday Household Objects, from Pillows to Forks tells the tales of more than 60 ordinary furnishings and objects. Arranged alphabetically, the book’s entries traverse time to pick through origin stories and interesting advancements that anyone who loves …

Tomorrow Most Likely

Written by Dave Eggers, Tomorrow Most Likely is unsurprisingly playful and simultaneously tender. The book, illustrated by Lane Smith, preaches the virtues of going to sleep and waking up ready for the new day—and all the exciting, odd and glorious things that could happen then. “Tomorrow most likely there will be a door that leads to the world, where people are found,” one part reads. Intended …