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Weekly Book Special: Ice Cream: Delicious Ice Creams for All Occasions, Now 90 Percent Off

Weekly Book Special: August 2nd-8th

Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Celebrate with this week’s book special:


Ice Cream!: Delicious Ice Creams for all Occasions

by Pippa Cuthbert and Lindsay Cameron Wilson
Ring Binding, 176 pages, ISBN: 1561484776
List Price: $20.00, OUR PRICE: $1.95
Ice Cream

This book is all about indulgence, ingredients and ideas, but most of all it’s about exciting flavors. Written by experienced food writers who always have a tub of homemade ice cream in their freezer, the book lets you in on a secret — making homemade ice cream is easy!

The authors show how you can use an inspired range of luxurious ingredients to create classic favorites and new flavor combinations. There are over 80 ice cream recipes for all occasions — from dinner parties to children’s parties, afternoons in the garden to rainy days under the quilt. Full-color photos.

Our favorite recipe is for Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip (click to enlarge):
Peanut Butter

“This cheery little cookbook celebrates the innumerable pleasures of ice cream, from simple Milk Chocolate and fresh-tasting Strawberry to elaborate Raspberry and Kaffir Lime Leaf Sorbet,” writes Publishers Weekly. “The authors provide a glossary of ice cream terminology and a useful guide to toasting nuts, caramelizing condensed milk and performing all the other steps necessary to churn up homemade ice creams, gelatos, yogurts and sorbets.”

This book is discounted only through August 8th. Purchase it for $1.95 (list price $20.00):

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August 2, 2011 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

Weekly Book Special: Mozart Children’s Book, Now 75% Off

Weekly Book Special: July 26th-August 1st

Today marks the 220th birthday of acclaimed classical music composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. To commemorate, this week’s book special is:


Mozart: The Wonder Child: A Puppet Play in Three Acts

Written and Illustrated by Diane Stanley
Hardcover, 48 pages, ISBN: 0060726741
List Price: $19.00, OUR PRICE: $4.75
Mozart

“Mozart was only three years old on the day his life changed forever.” So begins this biography about one of the most legendary prodigies in history. Diane Stanley engagingly tells the story of a brilliant boy who grew up to be a complex and often troubled young man — a man who composed some of the most beautiful music of all time.

With stunning full-color illus., she portrays Mozart’s turbulent life as a marionette show, inspired by the famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre, using an innovative artistic approach to present the life of a renowned musical genius. She presents an honest and sympathetic portrait of the boyhood and tragically short adulthood of a composer whose music has lived on for more than 200 years.

Our favorite illustration is when he plays for the great nobles of Europe (click to enlarge):
Mozart Concert

“Stanley frames this engaging and well-paced biography of Mozart as a three-act puppet play,” writes Publishers Weekly. “Painting gessoed wood panels with egg tempera in soft tones, Stanley achieves an authentic sense of place, while augmenting the historic mood with musical staffs that wind through the scenes and informational asides presented by angels.”

This book is discounted only through August 1st. Purchase it for $4.75 (list price $19.00):

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July 26, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

The Illustrated Wizard of Oz, 65% Off

Weekly Book Special: October 26th-November 1st

In October of 1938, Judy Garland set out to make history on the MGM Studios Lot in Culver City, California. With no small help from the wizards at technicolor, MGM continued the fine tradition of reinventing L. Frank Baum’s wonderful world of Oz.

The Wizard of Oz
Written by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by Lisabeth Zwerger, Hardcover 103 pages
List Price: $20.00, OUR PRICE: $6.95

Wizard of Oz

Along with adults and children, the land of Oz has always been irresistible to writers and artists. The immersive, fantasy world first envisioned by Baum in 1900 has reached iconic status as the greatest American fairytale of the 20th century.

Much like Dorothy, world-renowned illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger could not help returning to Oz. Zwerger reimagines Dorothy, Toto, the Tinman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion in her own signature style, providing a gorgeous accompaniment to Baum’s unaltered words.

A group of creatures line up to see the Wizard (click for a closeup):

Lennon

The Wizard of Oz is a story that belongs on every bookshelf and this is an ideal edition for young people who are developing their love for reading. Amazon Reviews declare that “[Zwerger’s] characters have a poignance and oddity that escaped the makers of the Oz movie.”

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October 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Get a Recession-Busting Discount on The Art of the Market, Now 60% Off

Weekly Book Special: October 19th-October 25th

The United States economy has gone through some lean periods but, given time, it always seems to bounce back. However rough today’s economic seas may feel, we would do well to remember that they have been worse. Today marks the 23rd anniversary of Black Monday, the steepest single day fall in market history. To commemorate the resilience of the U.S. stock market, we present you with a recession-proof sale.

The Art of the Market:
Two Centuries of American Business As Seen Through Its Stock Certificates

By Bob Tamarkin and Les Krantz, Hardcover, 176 pages
List Price: $35.00, Lowest Amazon.com Price: $23.75, OUR PRICE: $14.95

Art of the MarketAllow us introduce you to “scripophily:” the collecting of old stock certificates that have no monetary value. If you’re wondering why anyone would ever do such a thing, take a look at the beautiful hand-engraved image below.

Before television commercials or even widespread print media, the stock certificate was a company’s favored means of projecting a brand image. Tamarkin and Krantz have compiled over 150 full color stock certificates that will inspire artists and investors alike.
The Worsted Corporation’s emblem  (click for a closeup):

Lennon

Richard Drezen of the Washington Post News Research Center hails The Art of the Market for “successfully remind[ing] us that ‘business art’ need not be an oxymoron.”

This book is discounted only through October 25th. Purchase it for $14.95 (list price $35.00):

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October 19, 2010 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

For John Lennon’s 70th Birthday, a 70% Discount

Weekly Book Special: October 12th-October 18th

October 9th was John Lennon’s 70th birthday. In commemoration of the founding Beatle’s enduring musical contributions, we have a present for you: 70% off a photo book documenting the Fab Four from their humble Liverpool beginnings to their post-Beatles solo careers and personal lives.

The Beatles:
From Yesterday to Today

Written by Nik Cohn, Photography by Harry Benson, Hardcover, 127 pages
List Price: $25.00, Lowest Amazon.com Price: $13.00, OUR PRICE: $7.95

Beatles

While we have plenty of books about the Beatles here at Diane Publishing, From Yesterday to Today is the undisputed favorite around the office.

 

“The ultimate fan’s guide to the Beatles is filled with rare photographs from the archives of Life magazine, complemented by little-known trivia and lore, interviews with first-hand Beatlemania witnesses, and a timeline history of the group.”

John Lennon in New York, 1972 (click to enlarge):

Lennon

Life Magazine photographer Harry Benson upholds the magazine’s reputation as the greatest chronicler of the 1960s experience in America. Benson has supplied us with some of the most iconic images of the Beatles which sit side by side in this volume with rarer, more intimate portraits of practice sessions, late night chats and the infamous clashes between John and Paul.

This book is discounted only through October 18th. Purchase it for $7.95 (list price $25.00):

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October 12, 2010 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Vegetarian Soul Food Cookbook, Now 70% Off

Weekly Book Special: October 5th-October 11th

In recognition of World Vegetarian Day, we’ve been poring over our collection of cookbooks looking for the best in animal-friendly, heart healthy recipes. Our undisputed favorite was this collection of 150 sumptuous vegan meals from acclaimed food justice activist and “eco-chef” Bryant Terry.

Vegan Soul Kitchen:
Fresh, Healthy and Creative African-American Cuisine

by Bryant Terry, Paperback, 165 pages
List Price: $18.95, Lowest Amazon.com Price: $7.32, OUR PRICE: $5.95

Vegan Soul Kitchen

Bryant Terry takes local, organic, vegan cuisine, gives it a Southern twist and a much needed dollop of soul. It wasn’t enough to provide us with soon-to-be-family-favorites like upper Caribbean creamy grits with roasted plantain pieces, Terry gives us a soundtrack as well. Each of these mouthwatering recipes comes with a recommendation for musical inspiration ranging from old-school soul to gospel to hip-hop.

Terry’s background in food justice activism leads him to eschew elitism; his recipes depend on commonly available ingredients without sacrificing quality. Don’t let the “vegan” label scare you; this is a book for all of us who know that “healthy” and “hearty” are not mutually exclusive.

The two vegans in our office humbly defy you to resist Terry’s open-faced BBQ tempeh sandwich with carrot-cayenne coleslaw (click to enlarge):

Trains

Diet for a New America author John Robbins extols the virtues of Terry’s kitchen-craft, asking us: “do you think a commitment to healthy eating means enduring bland and boring food? Vegan Soul Kitchen will not only show you otherwise, but will make it easy for you to create fabulously delicious and exotic dishes. Here’s proof that natural foods can be fascinating and sensuous.”

This book is discounted only through October 11th. Purchase it for $5.95 (list price $18.95):

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October 5, 2010 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Timeless Toy Trains, Now Half Off!

Weekly Book Special: September 28th-October 4th

It was in September of 1900 that Joshua Lionel Cohen opened up a small manufacturing company in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The line of model electric trains produced there would soon become known as “the standard of the world” and, even 110 years later, are still marveled at by adults and children alike. At Diane Publishing we’re celebrating the history of model trains with this week’s special:

A Century of Lionel:
Timeless Toy Trains

by Dan Ponzol, Hardcover, 160 pages, 2000, ISBN: 1567999662
List Price: $35.00, Lowest Amazon.com Price: $30.00, OUR PRICE: $17.95

A Century of Lionel

“This officially licensed, centennial celebration of the Lionel electric train tells the story of the first 100 years of Lionel and showcases stunning, full-color photographs of some of the most famous — as well as some of the rarest — examples of the Lionel output.

Readers are treated to a warm retelling of the history of the cherished toy, from the first electrical devices invented by engineer and Lionel founder Joshua Lionel Cowen to the technical marvels being produced today.

Written by toy train expert Dan Ponzol, this wonderful book is a stunning tribute to one of the most cherished American institutions.”

A closeup revealing the meticulous detail of Lionel’s craftsmanship (click to enlarge):

Trains

The Midwest Book Review declares this gorgeous coffee table exposition “a ‘must’ for all true Lionel train fans.” Author and Lionel train collector Dan Ponzol has given these gorgeous, hand-crafted playthings the royal treatment they truly deserve.

A Century of Lionel is sure to draw in readers of all ages; it is “wonderfully illustrated throughout with reproduced images from legendary catalogs and Lionel train ads, as well as representative models from [Ponzol’s] expansive collection.”

This book is discounted only through October 4th. Purchase it for $17.95 (list price $35.00):

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September 27, 2010 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

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