One of Uncrate's favorite pop-culture authors is back with — surprise! — a tale of fiction. Downtown Owl: A Novel by Chuck Klosterman ($17) is the best-selling author's first novel, set in a fictional North Dakota town during the early Eighties. Mid-westerners will no doubt connect with the book's characters, who endure a (non-fictional) blizzard while trying to understand what it means to be normal, if there is such a thing. Filled with pop-culture detail, it's a great way to pass the time this winter.
Celebrate 40 years of Penthouse with this limited-issue Penthouse 40th Anniversary Book ($350). At 128 cotton paper pages, the book is filled with the absolute best, most iconic photography from the mag's 40 years, along with a preface by renowned pop writer Glenn O'Brien, and beautiful packaging for discrete display.