Home Sweet Home: A Journey Through Mary's Dream Home (Oct., $29.95) by Mary Engelbreit takes readers on a tour of Mary's home and explains why and how she decorates.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
The Biba Experience (Sept., $69.50) by Alwyn W. Turner focuses on the pioneering style of the London retail store in the 1960s and '70s.
The Journey of a Woman: 20 Years of Donna Karan (Sept., $60) celebrates Karan's career, vision and life.
Carolina Herrera: Portrait of a Fashion Icon (Sept., $60) is a retrospective of the designer's style and fashion.
Godden's New Guide to English Porcelain (Sept., $39.95) by Geoffrey Godden. A ceramics authority shares 50 years of experience and advice.
The Jigsaw Puzzle: Piecing Together a History (Nov., $22.95) by Anne D. Williams traces the jigsaw puzzle's history from an educational tool in the 1700s to its present-day popularity.
BOSTON MILLS PRESS
Chariots of Chrome: Classic American Cars of Cuba (Sept., $29.95) by Simon Bell and George Fischer offers a pictorial tribute to the American cars of the 1950s and '60s which are still enjoying a vibrant old age in Cuba.
Susan Sargent's The Comfort of Color: Inspire—Transform—Create (Sept., $29.95) by Susan Sargent with Todd Lynn highlights a variety of home makeovers. Advertising. HomeStyle and Bookspan main selections. First serial to Good Housekeeping.
Kelly Hoppen Style: The Golden Rules of Design (Nov., $40) by Kelly Hoppen. A world-renowned designer shares her expertise. Advertising.
Preston Bailey's Fantasy Weddings (Nov., $45) by Preston Bailey. The celebrity-wedding floral designer provides inspiration for creating the wedding of one's dreams. Advertising.
THE CHIPSTONE FOUNDATION/MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM (dist. by D.A.P.)
American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts 1790—1840 (Sept., $75), essay by Sumpter Priddy, highlights "fancy," a style that expressed itself in items that pleased the senses, engaged the emotions and expanded the imagination.
CREATIVE HOMEOWNER/CREATIVE ARTS & CRAFTS
Complete Beading: Jewelry & Accessories (Oct., $24.95) by Jema Hewitt features 30 beadwork projects for all skill levels. Ad/promo.
What Wendell Wants : Or, How to Tell if You're Obsessed with Your Dog (Sept., $20) by Jenny Lee. The author writes about the true love of her life: her dog, Wendell. Advertising. Author publicity.
Christmas Style (Oct., $29.95) by Dr. Christmas—Bob Pranga and Debi Staron. Christmas decorators to the stars share holiday ideas for unique and stunning rooms.
Off the Cuff: The Essential Style Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them (Sept., $24.95) by Carson Kressley. The Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star offers a manifesto on looking good and feeling great about it. First serial to US magazine. Author tour.
DogAge: The Proven Program to Determine Your Dog's True Age and Keep Him Young (Feb., $23.95) by Dondi Dahlgaard provides information to improve a dog's health and quality of life. Author publicity.
The Complete Mosaic Handbook: Projects, Techniques, Designs (Sept., $35) by Sarah Kelly is an easy, step-by-step guide.
Kitchen Culture: Reinventing Kitchen Design (Oct., $39.95) by Johnny Grey. This practical design book offers tips on materials, craftsmanship and a source list of suppliers and manufacturers.
Bordeaux Style: History and Interiors of the Great Chateaux (Oct., $60) by Frank Ferrand takes readers on a historical tour of prestigious chateaux in this popular wine-making region.
Blueprint Remodel: Tract Home Transformations That Turn Everyday to Extraordinary (Sept., $24.95) by Michelle Kodis transforms 10 standard tract houses into distinctive domiciles.
Scalamandré: Luxurious Home Interiors (Sept., $60) by Brian D. Coleman, photos by Dan Mayers The renowned textile company celebrates its 75th anniversary. Advertising.
The French Touch (Sept., $39.95) by Jan de Luz. Designer de Luz brings Southern French style to America via rescued French antiques and architectural elements.
GUILD OF MASTER CRAFTSMAN (dist. by Sterling)
Wood: Identification & Use (Sept., $29.95) by Terry Porter is a guide highlighting more than 200 different woods.
Big Designs for Small Kitchens (Oct., $25) by Marta Serrats proposes creative solutions for kitchens with limited space. 25,000 first printing.
Stiletto (Nov., $35) by Caroline Cox. A fashion authority explores the shoe's relationship to sex, power, femininity, fetishism and fashion.
Country Living Collection Style: Arranging & Displaying Your Treasures (Nov., $24.95) by Marie Proeller Hueston suggests striking ways to display beloved items with lighting, custom shelves and more.
House Beautiful Decorating School (Oct., $29.95) by Tessa Evelegh suggests beautiful, achievable decorating ideas.
Weldon's Practical Needlework, Vol. 11 (Sept., $30) by PieceWork magazine editors gathers 250 projects, patterns and stitches from turn-of-the-century England.
LANNOO PUBLISHERS (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Ready to Decorate: Chris Mestdagh (Sept., $65) by Veerle Windels. Designer/decorator Mestdagh suggests color palettes suitable for each season.
The Knitted Rug: 21 Fantastic Designs (Sept., $24.95) by Donna Druchunas offers a fresh take on rug-making.
Crafting Personal Shrines: Using Photos, Mementos & Treasures to Create Artful Displays (Oct., $24.95) by Carol Owen shows how to create shrines to commemorate special moments and people.
HUGH LAUTER LEVIN
Great Paper Crafts: Ideas, Tips & Techniques (Oct., $30) by Judy Ritchie, Jamie Kilmartin with Deborah Cannarella includes rubber stamping, sticker art, quilling and collage.
LORENZ BOOKS (dist. by NBN)
Paint Effects Projects (Sept., $29.99) by Sacha Cohen and Maggie Philo suggests practical ideas for transforming the home with more than 100 painting techniques.
My Life with Dogs (Sept., $21.95) by Roger Welsch. Humorist and columnist Welsch provides essays reflecting mankind's love of dogs. 25,000 first printing. Author publicity.
Travel by Pullman: A Century of Service (Sept., $24.95) by Joe Welsh and Bill Howes depicts the pleasures of traveling by rail from the early 20th century to the 1960s.
John Deere (Oct., $50) by Randy Leffingwell chronicles more than 150 years of the tractor company's innovation. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
Lessons from Lucy About Loving God (Nov., $8.99) by Wendy Murray Zoba explains that pets have a way of reminding us to slow down, reflect and enjoy God's blessings.
The Southwest Home (Sept., $34.95) by Suzanne Pickett Martinson. Professional decorating tips depict Southwest dream homes.
Pottery Barn Workspaces (Oct., $24.95) is a guide for creating comfortable, attractive home workspaces. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Kitchen Utensils: Names, Origins, Definitions Throughout the Ages (Sept., $19.95) by Philip V. Brooks looks at 375 utensils and from whence they came.
Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past (Sept., $19.95) by Diane C. Arkins suggests ideas inspired from the late 1890s to the 1930s.
Contemporary Asian Bathrooms and
...Kitchens and Dining Rooms (Sept., $30 each), both by Chami Jotisalikorn and Karina Zabihi, photos by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, depict the changing aesthetics redefining the Asian home.
Day of the Dachshund (Sept., $18) by Jim Dratfield combines photos and clever quips that celebrate this irresistible breed. Ad/promo.
Nina Campbell's Decorating Notebook: Professional Styling Schemes for Your Own Home (Sept., $40) by Nina Campbell. England's grand dame of traditional design offers professional advice.
InTents (Sept., $60), photos by Patrick McMullan, text by Katie Couric and Fern Mallis, admits readers into the tents erected in New York City's Bryant Park for Fashion Week extravaganzas. Ad/promo.
A.L.T. 365+ (Nov., $85), photos and text by André Leon Talley. The editor-at-large for Vogue magazine takes readers around the world as he shares a year in his life. Ad/promo.
The Complete Guide to Stamping: Includes Over 70 Techniques with Original Projects & 300 Motifs (Sept., $26.95) by Alan D. Gear and Barry L. Freestone is filled with techniques for a wide variety of surfaces.
Gifts for the Family: Over 120 Projects to Make for Those You Love in Under 30 Minutes (Sept., $26.95) by Reader's Digest editors provides complete instructions for making cherished homemade gifts.
Tom Ford (Oct., $125) by Tom Ford, with contributions from Bridget Foley, Anna Wintour and Graydon Carter, surveys designer Ford's work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994—2004.
Hollywood Style (Oct., $50) by Diane Dorrans Saeks, photos by Timothy Street-Porter, looks at some of Hollywood's most beautiful private houses, classic residences and historic hotels.
It's Her Wedding but I'll Cry if I Want To (Feb., $15.95) by Leslie Milk helps the mother-of-the-bride cope with the emotional, logistical and financial challenges of being the second most important woman of the day.
Color Match: Color Therapy Workbook for the Home (Sept., $35) by Ali Hanan is a quick reference guide to using color in the home.
Masterpieces of American Jewelry (Sept., $29.95) by Judith Price looks at the history of America through its jewelry.
RYLAND, PETERS & SMALL
Gift Wrapping (Sept., $12.95) by Lucy Berridge shows how to make the outside of a gift as wonderful as what's inside.
Home Style Sourcebook (Oct., $35) by Leslie Geddes-Brown, Katherine Sorrell and Judith Wilson. Photos inspire the home decorator.
THE SHOESTRING BOOK COMPANY (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
The Curtain Recipe Book (Sept., $36) by Wendy Baker is a guide showing sketches of window treatments on one page and the instructions to make them on the opposite one.
SIXTH & SPRING BOOKS (dist. by Sterling)
Vogue Knitting Accessorize: Scarves. Hats. Ponchos. Socks & Mitts (Sept., $24.95), edited by Trisha Malcolm, offers 60 special projects.
24-Hour Crochet Projects,
...Quilts (Sept., $24.95 each), all by Rita Weiss. Each title provides time-saving techniques for creating garments and decorative items.
Designer Scrapbooks with K & Company (Oct., $24.95) by Kay Stanley shows scrapbookers how to create beautiful pages.
Decorating with M&J Trimming (Oct., $24.95) by Mary Jo Hiney. The largest manufacturer of trimmings in the world compiles 35 projects.
Heart & Home's Charming Paint & Decoupage Projects (Nov., $24.95) by Melissa Frances contains more than 80 vintage labels that crafters can color copy and use.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
ABC [cat] (Sept., $12.95) by Lorenz Kienzle. Duotone photos capture felines in all of their glory. 25,000 first printing.
Charmed Bracelets (Sept., $19.95) by Tracey Zabar explores the enduring appeal of charm bracelets.
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie: Cozy Canines and Their Napping Nests (Sept., $16.95) by The Humane Society of New York with Julia Szabo features portraits of New York personalities and their pets. 25,000 first printing.
Knit Scarves!: 16 Cool Patterns to Keep You Warm by Candi Jensen and
Knit Socks!: 15 Cool Patterns for Toasty Feet (Sept., $14.95 each) by Betsy McCarthy provide patterns for keeping necks and feet warm. 25,000 first printing each.
Lowe's Complete Tile & Flooring Book (Oct., $26.95) provides know-how for tile and flooring projects. 40,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Creating the Inspired House: Discovering Your Place Called Home (Sept., $34.95) by John Connell tells stories of memorable characters immersed in finding a place to call home. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
TEN SPEED PRESS
People I Sleep With (Oct., $19.95) by Jill Fineberg. Photos depict domestic and exotic animals napping with their humans.
TEXAS TECH UNIV. PRESS
As Seen in Vogue (Jan., $45) by Daniel Delis Hill examines the relationship among the ready-to-wear industry, fashion journalism and fashion advertising.
THAMES & HUDSON
At Home in Greece (Sept., $40) by Julia Klimi. Photos offer an insider's view of modern Greek homes.
Ceramics: A World Guide to Traditional Techniques (Nov., $45) by Bryan Sentance is a survey of traditional ceramics, including raw materials, techniques, types of decoration and uses.
THUNDER BAY PRESS
Complete Book of Scrapbooking (Sept., $19.95) by Louise Riddell teaches how to make scrapbooks that tell stories.
TIME INC. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Real Simple: The Organized Home (Sept., $27.95) by Real Simple magazine editors is a guide to streamlining the home. 60,000 first printing. $300,000 ad/promo.
Getting Gorgeous: The Step-by-Step Guide to Your Best Hair, Makeup and Skin (Oct., $27.95) by In Style magazine editors suggests the best products for skin, eyes, lips, hair, body, nails and more. 100,000 first printing. $400,000 ad/promo.
Junior Knits (Oct., $24.95) by Debbie Bliss gathers 25 projects for four to 10-year-old girls, from leg warmers to a hooded parka. A Crafter's Choice BC selection.
Japan Style (Sept., $45) by Kimie Tada, photos by Noboru Murata. This sourcebook looks at 20 unique Japanese homes.
The Cabin Book (Nov., $39.95) by Linda Leigh Paul explores innovative design in cabin architecture.
VENDOME PRESS (dist. by Abrams)
American Designers' Houses (Oct., $50) by Dominic Bradbury, photos by Mark Luscombe-Whyte. American interior designers David Easton, Karim Rashid and Holly Hunt et al. describe the décor of their own homes, their design style and some of their best-known clients.
For the Love of Knitting: A Celebration of the Knitter's Art (Sept., $29.95), edited by Kari Cornell, is an anthology paying tribute to the art and the artists of the craft.
Mary Gilliatt's Dictionary of Architecture and Interior Design: Essential Terms for the Home (Sept., $24.95) by Mary Gilliatt. The international interior designer demystifies terms defined in 12 easy-to-use subject areas.
Home Alamanc (Sept., $24.95), edited by Alice Wong and Lena Tabori, gathers tips, information, charts and diagrams to create a comfortable, tidy and safe home. $20,000 ad/promo.
WILEY/HOWELL BOOK HOUSE
Riding with Confidence: Starting Out and Starting Over (Sept., $34.99) by Gincy Self Bucklin looks to build a good physical, mental and emotional relationship between a horse and amateur rider.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
What Labs Teach Us (Sept., $14.95) showcases the joys of owning a Labrador retriever.
Horse Sense (Sept., $14.95) by Willow Creek Press editors highlights the beauty, power and majesty of the horse.