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Quick Pick: December 16, 2016

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Liberty Hardy

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Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

Atlas Obscura coverAtlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton

This week’s pick is actually a backlist bump! The holidays are almost upon us, and time is running out to find great gifts. May I recommend this amazing, illustrated atlas, filled with thousands of weird and fascinating places and things to see all around the globe? It’s perfect for trivia buffs, history fiends, coffee table book enthusiasts, and travelers. Unless they hate fun, pretty much everyone will love this book.

Backlist-backlist bump: Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Corners by Travis Elborough (Author), Alan Horsfield