Forget the farmer's market — if you really want to know where your food is coming from, you grow, find, or even kill it yourself. Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast ($16) is a guide to doing just that. Written by journalist and former cook Hank Shaw, it mixes in precise instructions on food preparation with anecdotes from his own conversion to a hunter/gatherer lifestyle, and provides some tasty recipes to get you started. [Scouted by Benedict]
Just in time for the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary comes a complete account of the band's revered, celebrated, and iconic front man. Penned by journalist and bestselling author Christopher Andersen, Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger ($15) is based on interviews with friends, family, musicians, industry insiders, and, of course, wives and lovers, and takes a look at Jagger from every angle, including his business dealings, his opinions on the new guard of music icons, relationships, and his dealings in sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll.
As Bond collectibles go, it's hard to beat this Casino Royale First Edition (£50,000; roughly $78,000). One of only 4,728 copies produced way back in 1953, this rare hardbound book features a playing-card inspired, Ian Fleming-designed cover, a custom-made clamshell box, and so few blemishes that you'll find it hard to believe its age.
After yesterday's celebrations, beer might not be the first thing on your mind — but rest assured, The Book of Beer Awesomeness ($10) will be ready when you are. Weighing in at just under 200 pages, this bible of imbibing covers everything from pouring and storage to drinking games and everything in between, giving you all the knowledge you need to booze like a champion at the next annual drinking event.