Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Hooray! Hooray! It's here! It's here! The day I look forward to twice each year when I get to show you all the books I edited for Chronicle Books for the upcoming season. Today we shall see all my Fall 2017 (or F17 as it's known to it's friends) titles -- all of which are coming this fall to booksellers and other fine retailers near you, and all of which are already available for pre-order right this very minute at all the usual preordering places, if you happen to be so inclined.

It's really an astonishing roster of talent I got to work with this time around, and I feel extremely lucky to have gotten to make these amazing books with all of these amazing people -- not to mention my enormously talented colleagues around this joint who make everything just right and beautiful. Let's dive in, shall we?

Rothko: The Color Field Paintings foreword by Christopher Rothko, essay by Janet Bishop

The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA preface by Bill Nye, text by Nirmala Nataraj

Earth and Space 100 Postcards featuring photographs from the archives of NASA, text by Nirmala Nataraj

William Wegman: Being Human by William A. Ewing

I Fought the Law Photographs by Olivia Locher of the Strangest Laws from Each of the 50 States, foreword by Kenneth Goldsmith, interview by Eric Shiner

I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers by Guinevere de la Mare, with essays by Maura Kelly, Ann Patchett, and Gretchen Rubin

Animal Friendship Notes by Ashley Percival

It's Great to Create: 101 Fun Creative Exercises for Everyone by Jon Burgerman

Love Found: 50 Classic Poems of Desire, Longing, and Devotion edited by Jessica Strand and Leslie Jonath, illustrations by Jennifer Orkin Lewis

A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives by Lisa Congdon

Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing by Anthony Casillo, foreword by Tom Hanks, photographs by Bruce Curtis and Anthony Casillo

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