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The Definitive Rolling Stones Retrospective

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This is a hand-signed limited edition extra-large book (and by ‘limited’ that means bonafide limited, not throwaway limited, as this is a numbered edition restricted to 75 copies. That is all there ever will be.)

Each copy is signed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie and Ronnie.

It is jam packed with photographs and illustrations, and includes silkscreen printed chapter openers, with three epic foldouts for you to enjoy in all their sumptuousness upon the included clamshell display box.

Relevant to in particular is the royal violet cover of this museum quality book. All we can say is, wow, it pops violet!

Produced in concert with the Rolling Stones, David Dalton, Waldemar Januszczak, and Luc Sante brought this multimedia book to life, charting the Stones’ rock n; roll history and genre-defining, war-hatin’, free-lovin,’ pugilistically rebellious lifestyle in 518 pages of photographs and illustrations, many never before seen, and gathered from archives Rolling Stones’ own transatlantic archives in both New York and London.

Put it on your coffee table, put it on your credit card. Paint it Black and give it shelter.

There are a handful of new copies of this 2014 Art Edition Rolling Stones. Read more here

Newly Released Aladdin OST by Disney

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By Various Artists

This is what Disney does better than anyone else: transform intellectual property long bequeathed to the public domain, remake and renew it for contemporary audiences.

This soundtrack as a standalone piece of olfactory art is no different. It was jazzy in 1992, but this track and its beats are club-ready for anywhere from Marrakech to Madagascar to Medan.

See the Aladdin film in theaters from May 24th 2019

Check out the new cover of a “Whole New World” by ZAYN, Zhavia Ward:

The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller Book 1) by Gregg Olsen

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“Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, she’s flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction. All Nicole has left is the dream of a warm bed at a homeless shelter and the haunting memories of three-year-old Kelsey Chase—whose murder case ended her career.

As Nicole obsesses over the old facts, she realizes everything about that case felt off: a disinterested mom, a suicidal pedophile, and too many questions left unanswered. When the little girl’s grieving father begs Nicole for help, she’s drawn back into the investigation…and given one shot at redemption.

But the deeper Nicole digs, the more evil she uncovers, including betrayals that hit painfully close to home. Will a shocking discovery be the key to finally getting justice for Kelsey and resurrecting her own life?”

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

“[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .
Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.
“Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”—USA Today
“[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”—The Washington Post”

The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil

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“Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “A guide that has all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding”(Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly).

Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”

Whole Beauty: Meditation and Mindfulness

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“Slow down and create mindful moments using this self-care handbook that includes everything from guided meditations to Ayurvedic practices like tongue scraping and self-massage.”

The Miracle of Mindfulness

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“In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.”

The Comic Life: We Are Beautiful Garbage

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The Comic Life: we are beautiful garbage
By Murielle Lindsley Dela Rosa

“A book narrating the beautiful chaos that is our lives; beware that this collection not only illustrates wholesome content, and everyday relatable scenarios; it will also cut you deep into issues that a lot of people struggle with to this day. The Brutal Truth is not for the faint of heart.”