More Holiday Picks!

Monday, December 19th, is the last day for online orders! Tuesday and Wednesday are for gamblers. On with the Holiday Picks:

Rachel's Picks:

Hole in the Middle
Kids books that make you cry are the best.

Perfect, incredibly reasonably priced blank books for your writing or art. Great for kids and adults alike.

Knitting is Knotty Mug
I'm a knitter, you're a knitter, wouldn't like a knitting corn mug, too?

Henry & Glenn Forever Sticker Funbag!
Their eternal love, now in sticker format.

Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
The book about the man who brought folk music to the mainstream with his field recordings is coming in as a paperback any day now, but we still have some hardcovers left. You can check out a bunch of his recordings on Spotify. One of my faves:
Various Artists – I'll Be So Glad When the Sun Goes Down: Alan Lomax’s "Southern Journey," 1959–1960

Brewing in Baltimore
We love beer here at Atomic and we always serve local brews at our events, even our own beer sometimes. The Images of America series has done some great local books. They're like super scrapbooks that your extremely long-lived grandmother would have, if she were also an historian. Brewing in Baltimore is all about the influence of the beer industry on Baltimore, from 1748 to present day brewers.

Atomic Gift Cards
Gift cards - some may think that they're kind of a thoughtless, impersonal gift, but in reality an Atomic Gift Card is a slice of Magic Time that you can give to anyone. It grants someone a chance to browse through multiple possibilities (in store and online) of how they will spend future time for themselves - whether they buy a book, a game, a journal or an art toy.

Benn's Picks:

50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion
I can't think of a better way to celebrate the birth of the little baby Jesus than with a copy of his book from The Disinformation Co. It's part of their very fun, very readable "50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know" series.

Any Gun Can Play: The Essential Guide to Euro-Westerns
If you can't get enough of spaghetti westerns, this book takes an in-depth look at the 1960s phenomenon of European westerns. If you love Sergio Leone flicks and are looking for more movies like that, Any Gun Can Play is full of information, recommendations and cinematic history.

Hark! A Vagrant
New Yorker cartoonist Kate Beaton is also the creator of this web-comic sensation. She uses history and literature as a playground for her always funny comic strips.

The MAD Fold-In Collection: 1964-2010
I don't know a single MAD Magazine fan who's seen this 4 volume, hardcover, slip-cased set and hasn't immediately wanted it. Decades of Jaffee's fold-ins - both before and after so you don't have to fold up the book set to see the end result. But you know you'll kind of want to anyway.

Mutter Museum Calendar 2012
Enjoy a medical curiosity every day of the year! Great for disturbing coworkers snooping around your cubicle.

Pogo: The Complete Daily And Sunday Comic Strips Volume 1: Through the Wild Blue Wonder
Fantagraphics is giving the archival treatment to this masterpiece comic strip. A must for any serious comics fan. Seriously. It's Pogo.

R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection
This art book is designed, complete with sleeve, to look like an old 78 record. The hardcover contains much of Crumb's record cover art and a lot of his musician portraits too. Stunning work by a master of illustration.

Selected Unpublished Blog Posts Of A Mexican Panda Express Employee
Local writer Megan Boyle delivers one of the funniest, most original, most satisfying book of poetry I've come across in years. It's so good, I'm almost hesitant to tell people it's poetry.

Stuck Up!: 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be
I really can't stop thinking about this book. In fact, I like to show people my favorite x-rays of disturbing bodily insertions all the time. Please, next time you're in the store just ask. Instead of going the expensive artbook route, this book is an affordable trade paperback, which makes total sense because you're going to want to carry it with you - if for no other reason than to show people the x-ray of the person that managed to insert a pistol up their ass. And yes, each entry includes an explanation and in some cases, instructions.


Anonymous said…
"Captain Berlin vs. Fukuda", an atomic freebie made in Germany by Jörg Buttgereit:

Happy Holidays!
Kelly Robinson said…
I visited your store when I was in Baltimore and wanted to say how much I love the collection. You guys are brilliant!
Rachel said…
Aw, thanks so much!

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