Books for Dads

Father’s Day is right around the corner! Still looking for the perfect gift? We’ve got you covered. Whether dad’s a health nut or a beer aficionado, one (or more!) of the books from this list is sure to please.

 

For the health nut

 

The Drinking Man’s Diet

How to Lose Weight with a Minimum of Willpower

The original low-carb diet, written by our founder, Robert Cameron.

 

Healing Civilizations

The Search for Therapeutic Essential Oils & Nutrients

A definitive new essential oils guide.

 

For the cool dad

 

Shepard Fairey Inc.

Artist/Professional/Vandal

A critical examination of Shepard Fairey, one of the most influential artists in the world’s, art and life.

 

Stay Up!

Los Angeles Street Art

Told from the perspective of artists working in Los Angeles, this book offers a new vantage point for understanding an art form that is popular yet has been the subject of much speculation and uncertainty.

 

For the closet romantic

 

If You’re Reading this, There’s Still Time

Blending humor, hope and his unique perspective on life, street artist Morley’s aim is to act as a friendly voice amongst the cacophony of billboarded messages and corporate slogans..

 

For the seafarer

 

Oyster Culture

A celebration of local food and the place of its production.

 

For the Giants fan

 

Never. Say. Die.

The San Francisco Giants: 2012 World Series Champions

Acclaimed Sports Illustrated and Major League Baseball photographer Brad Mangin has captured the historic 2012 season with breathtaking photographs that evoke the Giants’ relentless spirit of passion and persistence.

 

Championship Blood

The 2014 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants

This large-format, jacketed, full-color photo book also features the dynamic photographs of legendary Sports Illustrated photographer Brad Mangin and captures the 2014 season like no other book does.

 

For the beer aficionado

 

Brew It Yourself

Make Your Own Wine, Beer, Cider & Other Concoctions

The Two Thirsty Gardeners show that brewing your own delicious alcoholic drinks can be surprisingly quick, easy, and inexpensive.

 

The Northern California Craft Beer Guide

The definitive handbook to the artistry, people, and culture of the region’s craft beer scene.

 

For the history buff

 

Panorama

Tales from San Francisco’s 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition

This fully illustrated coffee table book focuses on the groundbreaking Pan-Pacific International exhibition and its fascinating participants.

 

For the new dad

 

How Do I Love Thee?

This sweet picture book illustrates Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s sonnet by following a father and son on a fishing trip.

 

For the foodie

 

Food to Write Home About: Hawaii

Hawaii restauranteur Bill Tobin tells the story of his love affair with Hawaiian cuisine—and all the nuances associated with Hawaiian fare—through a series of affectionate letters to his mother, who was living in a Midwest USA farm town.

 

For the art enthusiast

 

Kenny Scharf

In Absence of Myth

A front seat to the glamour, the gossip, and the story behind the artist considered to be the grandfather of street art.

 

For the naturalist

 

Treasured Lands

A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks

In an odyssey spanning more than 20 years and 300 visits, photographer Q.T. Luong focused his lenses on iconic landscapes and remote spots, presenting his journey in a sumptuous gallery of more than 400 breathtaking images.

 

Primal Beauty

The Sculptural Artistry of CrystalWorks

Over the last three decades, Lawrence Stoller’s CrystalWorks has been pioneering an extraordinary new art form, the cutting and polishing of mega-crystals and -gemstones, which can weigh up to a ton, and combining them with bronze bases and light, becoming sculptures of transcendent splendor.

 

For the animation fanatic

 

The Art of Trolls

Full of playful designs created in the optimistic and fun-loving spirit of the Trolls, The Art of Trolls showcases hundreds of pieces of concept and production art to illustrate how DreamWorks’s team of talented artists created an enchanting reinterpretation of the Trolls phenomenon that has gripped collectors and popular culture for decades.

 

The Art of Smurfs

The Lost Village

The Art of Smurfs presents hundreds of storyboards, character design, and location concept pieces. With a foreword by Veronique Culliford, daughter of Pierrot “Peyo” Culliford, this insider’s guide celebrates her father’s cherished Smurfs and provides a glimpse into the creative process that turned his popular comics into a feature-length, animated film.

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