For the hipster who has everything:

The Complete Record Cover Collection by R. CrumbRemember records?  Remember the art that covered them?  This album-sized collection includes all of R. Crumb’s record covers, for musical artists like Janis Joplin as well as for old, previously forgotten 78rpm blues singles.  450 images in total.

For the child (or adult) who loses things:
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. A bear loses his favorite pointy red hat and has to interview the other animals regarding its whereabouts.

For the foodie who doesn’t like being called a foodie:
Lucky Peach Magazine, Issue #2.  Lucky Peach is the new food magazine from the people behind McSweeney’s.  Led by chef David Chang, the contributors and designers write about food from every angle, with a particular focus in each issue of the magazine.  The current issue is “The Sweet Spot.”

For the wordsmith:
The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster.  To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its publication, the publisher has released this deluxe, annotated edition with the full text of the novel, featuring Milo, the Whether Man, the watch dog, et al, as well as the story of the novel’s creation.

For the young animal rescuer:
Saving Audie by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Patent tells the true story of a puppy taken from Michael Vick’s dogfighting compound and given a new life as a regular member of a regular family.

For all animal lovers:
The 2012 Pit Bulls of New Orleans Calendar.  Okay, we may be biased (Maple Street employees represent three of the pit bull models), but this colorful calendar is just $18 and the proceeds go to The Sula Foundation, which provides low-cost vet care, obedience classes and other programs for responsible pit bull owners in New Orleans.

For your most conservative friends or business associates:
The Definition of Bounce by 10th Ward Buck, Lucky Johnson, and Alison Fensterstock. One is never too conservative to get um, er, bouncy with it?

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