Great Reads for Fathers' Day

Article by liz

Fathers’ Day is Sunday, June 15--this Sunday!--and we know: you’re just itching to shower the fathers and father figures in your life with love and appreciation. We’re here to help! If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, we’ve got a huge selection of books to meet every father’s varied interests. All the books are listed at the bottom of the article--you can add them to your cart here online to have them reserved to pick up in-store! Just click the title of the book here in the text, and you'll jump to the book's "Add to Cart" feature.

NORMAN ROCKWELL’S TREASURY FOR FATHERS pairs the classic illustrations of Norman Rockwell with poetry, stories, and more to demonstrate the wonderful spirit of fatherhood. Similarly, STORIES OF FATHERHOOD from the Everyman’s Library collects classic short stories on fathers and fatherhood, showcasing authors from Kafka to Edith Wharton. Or, for the newly-minted dads and dads-to-be in your life, PAPADADDY’S BOOK FOR NEW FATHERS offers humorous yet helpful advice from Clyde Edgerton’s thirty years’ worth of fatherly experience.

Spend some quality family time outside with the THE NOLAN RYAN BEEF AND BARBECUE COOKBOOK, if food is the way your family comes together. And that’s not the end of our outdoorsy gift ideas: if your dad loves the great outdoors, THE THREE-MINUTE OUTDOORSMAN is the perfect offbeat gift to take on hikes or fishing trips. The short essays in this collection distill the coolest, newest science about nature into three-minute chunks perfect for quiet moments. For the hunters in the family, Field & Stream’s THE BEST AMERICAN HUNTING STORIES collects the most exciting and adventurous tales from the 114 years of Field & Stream Magazine. Field & Stream also have a new TOTAL FISHING MANUAL, a comprehensive guide for everyone from experts to families looking for bonding time. If your family has a nautical bent, try pairing one of the above with THE SAILING BIBLE, a guide for sailors of every experience level, whether they’re looking to explore the seas themselves or just looking for a new dimension on Age of Sail novels!

Maybe your family bonds over popcorn flicks and music--if so, we’ve got a great selection of biographies and books for the media-loving dad in your life. Richard Pryor’s biography FURIOUS COOL, Scott Eyman’s definitive JOHN WAYNE, and Galadrielle Allman’s moving memoir-tribute to her father, Duane, PLEASE BE WITH ME, are just a few samples of the entertainment nonfiction we’ve got on display. THE GREATEST FILMS YOU’LL NEVER SEE, a book of all the sequels, prequels, and pet projects that never made it from development hell to the screen, will spark great discussions in any film-buff family. For musicians and music fans, you can’t do better than ALL THE SONGS: THE STORY BEHIND EVERY BEATLES RELEASE, a deep history and analysis of every Beatles album, a first-of-its-kind book from two music historians featuring hundreds of photographs and decades’ worth of research. (And if your musically-inclined father isn’t a Beatles fan, BEATLES VS STONES and THE DYLANOLOGISTS, among many others, offer revealing looks into the people and cultures behind these pop culture legends.)

For the culture vulture father, THE MONOCLE GUIDE TO BETTER LIVING compiles Monocle Magazine’s essentials for twenty-first century living. More than just a guidebook, this comprehensive volume features essays, tips, and values, designed to stay relevant for years to come. Or, if your father’s more of a modern man’s man, PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE by Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman (portrayer of the manliest man to ever man, Ron Swanson) offers practical advice for everything from beards to carpentry, mixed with Offerman’s own hilarious anecdotes from his life in theater and film.

All these picks are just a few of the books we’ve picked out to aid in your gift-giving search. No matter what your father’s interests, we’ve got something to suit his tastes this Fathers’ Day. Come and browse our display today!

Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781419706189
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: ABRAMS - May 14th, 2013


Stories of Fatherhood Cover Image
By Diana Secker Tesdell (Editor)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375712456
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Everyman's Library - May 13th, 2014


Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316056939
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - May 6th, 2014


The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes from a Texas Kitchen Cover Image
By Nolan Ryan, Geno Loro (Photographer), J. R. Rosenthal (With)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780316248266
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - May 6th, 2014


The Three-Minute Outdoorsman: Wild Science from Magnetic Deer to Mumbling Carp Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780816692538
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Minnesota Press - April 25th, 2014


The Best American Hunting Stories Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781616286767
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Weldon Owen - June 3rd, 2014


The Total Fishing Manual (Field & Stream): 317 Essential Fishing Skills Cover Image
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9781616286293
Availability: Out of Print - Not Available for Order
Published: Weldon Owen - May 21st, 2013


The Sailing Bible: The Complete Guide for All Sailors from Novice to Expert Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781770850316
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Firefly Books - February 3rd, 2014


Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him Cover Image
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9781616200787
Availability: Out of Print - Not Available for Order
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - November 5th, 2013


John Wayne: The Life and Legend Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781439199589
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 1st, 2014


Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781400068944
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 4th, 2014


The Greatest Movies You'll Never See Cover Image
By Simon Braund (Editor)
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9781844037742
Availability: Out of Print - Not Available for Order
Published: Cassell - February 11th, 2014


All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781579129521
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - October 22nd, 2013


Beatles vs. Stones Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781439159699
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 29th, 2013


The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781451626926
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 13th, 2014


The Monocle Guide to Better Living Cover Image
By Monocle
$60.00
ISBN: 9783899554908
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Gestalten - September 13th, 2013


Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525954217
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books - October 1st, 2013


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