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How To Sharpen Pencils

Anyone who still uses a North American No. 2 pencil no doubts appreciates the unique tactile feel it provides, but also recognizes how important it is to keep it sharp. Penned by comic strip writer, funny man, and apparent pencil aficionado David Rees, How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths, & Civil Servants is a tongue-in-cheek guide to getting the perfect point on your preferred writing tool. It covers every thing from the creative and psychological aspects of sharpening to the dark arts of the electric sharpener and mechanical pencil.

  • Barley & Hops

    It's important to remember that beer isn't just about suds and mugs -- over the last couple of decades an incredible culture has grown around beer-drinking as craft brews invaded homes and bars alike. Telling the stories of hobby brewers, craft breweries, the history behind your favorite beers, and so much more Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about beer. Find out about great beer and food pairings, delicious beer recipes, portraits of brewers, and profiles of great beers from their bottle and packaging designs to their unique ingredients.

  • We Make Beer

    Looking for a good late summer read? Pour yourself a cold one and settle down with We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America's Craft Brewers. Penned by frequent BeerAdvocate contributor Sean Lewis, this fascinating book takes you inside the breweries and minds at the heart of the craft beer movement, with insight from industry pioneers like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and Greg Koch of Stone Brewing, as well as upstarts like the Kavulaks of Nebraska Brewing Company. A true celebration of the passion, innovation, and collaborative spirit that binds this industry together, it's sure to make you thirsty.