Father’s Day Recommendations From Our Staff

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Make sure you’ve got your dad, your dad’s dad, and anybody you know befitting of that bill something special that shows how much you recognize and appreciate them. Just in case you’re in the dark, or this person is just darn hard to shop for, here are a few examples of what we plan on gifting.


A Michael Chabon duo, both of which look thoughtfully and often tenderly at manhood and fatherhood.

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062834621
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Harper - May 15th, 2018

Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061490194
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Harper Perennial - May 11th, 2010

Keaton (Official Brazos Dad):

For the football loving dad. This is cultural criticism in the guise of sports writing, using the life of the near-mythic gridiron hero as a lens through which to explore our nation's history of racism, violence and toxic masculinity. A perfect gift for the intellectual sports fan.

Jim Brown: Last Man Standing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399173448
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Blue Rider Press - May 15th, 2018


A gorgeous memoir about the invisible bonds we share with our ancestors as well as the objects we inherit in our lives. HARE also takes an intimate look at Europe and World War II, especially Paris and Vienna. Art, history and the arbitrary nature of a person's legacy - what's not to love?!

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312569372
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2011

Bryan (Laura G’s Dad):

This book tells the amazing yet true story of how nearly everything has been and continues to get better for humanity. Don't believe that's true? Check out the book and be prepared to be shocked and pleasantly uplifted.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525427575
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Viking - February 13th, 2018


An inside look at the 2017 Houston Astros championship season, focusing on the epic seven-game World Series, the front office decisions that built a winning team, and the resilience of the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Also, because it’s the Astros!

Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316485241
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Hachette Books - May 1st, 2018

Laura M.: 

A fascinating look the the history of scientific precision, and how our quest for perfection has lead innovation down unexpected paths. Perfect for the mechanic, the history buff, the dad that has to have everything just so.

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062652553
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Harper - May 8th, 2018


An explosive, action-packed page turner of a book! Taking place all over the world - Columbia, Thailand, India - a young man is arrested for drug smiggling while searchiong for his disappeared sister. For any dad who loves good writing, great plots and amazing stories.

Night Prayers Cover Image
By Santiago Gamboa, Howard Curtis (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781609453114
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Europa Editions - March 1st, 2016

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