The Q Guide to The Golden Girls and ...Soap Operas (Sept., $12.95 each) by Jim Colucci and Daniel R. Coleridge, respectively, look at two pillars of TV—an iconic sitcom and a genre watched with fanatic fervor.
Retire Downtown: The Lifestyle Definition for Active Retirees and Empty Nesters (Sept., $14.95) by Kyle Ezell dispenses information on urban living, including downsizing to an apartment.
Big Book of Optical Illusions: Over 200 Original Deceptive Artworks & Brain-Fooling Images (Sept., $19.99) by Gianni Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber features a choice selection.
Scrapbooker’s Alphabets (Sept., $21.99) by Ruth Booth details instructions for tracing or copying 50 alphabets.
Earth Spirit Living: Bringing Heaven and Nature into Your Home (Jan., $17.95) by Ann Marie Holmes introduces a new way to energize and harmonize home, office or apartment space.
BIG EARTH/JOHNSON BOOKS
In the Company of Horses: A Year on the Road with Horseman Mark Rashid (Sept., $16) by Kathleen Lindley recalls the year the author spent with this noted trainer, learning his philosophy and applying his techniques to her own horse.
Puppies: A Guide to Caring for Your Puppy by Amy Fernandez and Kittens: A Guide to Caring for Your Kitten by Sandy Meyer (Sept., $9.95 each) discuss sources for these animals, tips on raising them and handy glossaries.
The Crafter Culture Handbook: Making It Yourself (Nov., $17.95) by Amy Spencer presents practical projects typical of the political crafting movement.
BRECKLING PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Wagashi: Handcrafted Fashion Art from Japan (Nov., $24.95) by Kumiko Sudo showcases 20 accessories by the Japanese designer, including evening purses, paperweights and bookmarks. 25,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Rescue from Domestic Perfection (Oct., $29.99) by Dan Ho. The man dubbed by Time “the anti-Martha Stewart” explains how to find your true style with minimal money and time.
The Whole Pet Diet: Eight Weeks to Great Health for Dogs and Cats (Sept., $16.95) by Andi Brown suggests recipes for home-cooked meals as an alternative to chemical-filled commercial pet food.
CHARTA/PITTI IMMAGINE DISCOVERY (dist. by D.A.P.)
Human Game: Winners and Losers (Sept., $49.95), edited by Francesco Bonami et al. Essayists reflect on the increasingly pivotal role of athletes and athletics in contemporary society.
CHARTA/TRIENNALE DI MILANO (dist. by D.A.P.)
On My Vespa: Italy on the Move (Sept., $22), essays by Silvana Annicchiarico et al., includes the history of Vespa production, ad campaigns and photos of riders.
Trinny & Susannah Take On America: What Your Clothes Say About You (Oct., $19.95) by Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine. The BBC What Not to Wear hosts supply their signature mix of humor and advice.
Phil Hellmuth’s Presents Read ’Em and Reap: A Career FBI Agent’s Guide to Decoding Poker Tells (Nov., $18.95) by Phil Hellmuth et al. presents the next step in poker strategy: becoming a human lie detector at the tables.
COOL SPRINGS PRESS
Change Your Home, Change Your Life (Sept., $24.99) by Moll Anderson urges readers to transform their surroundings to reflect who they are and the lifestyle they desire.
Design Ideas for Home Decorating (Oct., $24.95) by Heidi King presents design solutions for every room in the house and every budget.
CREATIVE PUBLISHING INT’L
Black & Decker Finishing & Refinishing Wood (Sept., $19.95) by the editors of Creative Publishing International; Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Masonry & Stonework (Sept., $24.95), edited by Tom Lemmer; and Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Walls & Ceilings (Nov., $24.95) by Tom Lemmer use photography and the latest techniques to guide homeowners through a variety of projects.
The Garage Girl’s Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Your Car (Sept., $18.95) by Courtney Hansen. Topics cover everything from basic maintenance to installing more intricate details on a custom hot rod.
Knitting with Balls (Nov., $20) by Michael del Vecchio targets the growing band of male knitters with modern styles, tips and history.
It’s a Wonderful Lie: 26 Truths About Life in Your Twenties (Jan., $12.99), edited by Emily Franklin. Such female writers as Anna Maxted, Melissa Senate and Beth Lisick discuss first jobs, loves and losses. Ad/promo.
FOX CHAPEL (dist. by IPG)
Winning the Pinewood Derby: Ultimate Speed Secrets (Sept., $12.95) by David Meade offers race-tested advice for creating the perfect derby car.
Ultimate Outdoor Kitchens: Inspirations, Designs and Plans (Sept., $24.95) by Michelle Kodis. Plans range from simple cooking stations to state-of-the-art rooms with special features.
The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to the Good House and Home (Feb., $14.95) by Josh Garskof, intro. by Rob Grader, shows how to spend less, save more and live happily in your home.
How to Be a Cat Detective: Solving the Mystery of Your Cat’s Behavior (Oct., $14) by Vicky Halls suggest methods for deciphering and correcting the behavior of finicky felines.
A Simple Christmas: A Faith-Filled Guide to a Meaningful and Stress-Free Christmas and The Simple Home: A Faith-Filled Guide to Simplicity, Peace, and Joy in Your Home (Oct., $14.95 each) by Sharon Hanby-Robie offer tips and inspiration for the holiday season. 50,000 first printing each.
GUILD OF MASTER CRAFTSMAN (dist. by Sterling)
Fantastic Fairies and Their Friends (Sept., $14.95) by Julie Sharp demonstrates how to make toy fairy characters and magical accessories using pompoms and pipe cleaners.
Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet? and Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet? (Sept., $12.95 each) by Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori take a vet’s-eye view of the curious habits of our canine companions and feline friends.
Re-Creative: 50 Projects for Turning Found Items into Contemporary Design (Dec., $19.95) by Steve Dodds tells how to transform trash into treasure.
HOWELL BOOK HOUSE
Pampering Your Pooch: Discover What Your Dog Wants, Needs and Loves (Sept., $14.99) by Jason R. Rich offers the inside scoop on luxury items and services.
Hip Tranquil Chick: A Guide to Life on and off the Yoga Mat (Nov., $16.95) by Kimberly Wilson targets the young fashionista eager to lead a mindfully extravagant life.
Time to Weave: Simply Elegant Projects to Make in No Time (Sept., $21.95) by Jane Patrick teaches the fundamentals of nonloom weaving to make beautiful textural objects.
Couture Crochet Workshop: Mastering Fit, Fashion, and Finesse (Oct., $21.95) by Lily M. Chin explores a modern approach to crochet that fits well based on elegant clothing. Author tour.
JAPAN PUBLICATIONS TRADING
Bead Fantasies IV: The Ultimate Collection of Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Jewelry (Nov., $18) by Takako Samejima offers detailed instructions for more than 50 jewelry items.
Warman’s Pepsi Field Guide: Values and Identification by Bob Stoddard; Warman’s Action Figures Field Guide: Values and Identification by Mark Bellomo (Sept., $12.99 each); and Warman’s Hull Pottery: Identification and Price Guide (Nov., $24.99) by David Doyle feature detailed descriptions and up-to-date values.
Antique Trader Royal Doulton Price Guide (Nov., $24.99) by Kyle Husfloen includes British values, product details and historical background.
Debbie Mumm’s New Expressions (Oct., $19.95) by the editors of Leisure Arts takes quilting in bold new directions with projects for do-it-yourself decorators on all skill levels
The Curious Shopper’s Guide to New York City: Inside Manhattan’s Specialized Shopping Districts (Oct., $12.95) by Pamela Keech.
The Whole Dog Journal Handbook of Dog and Puppy Care and Training (Dec., $18.95), edited by Nancy Kerns, culls valuable tips from the highly regarded magazine.
365 Cars You Must Drive (Oct., $19.95) by Matt Stone and John Matras details the highlights of muscle cars, sports cars, race cars and assorted auto oddities. 50,000 first printing.
How to Repair Your Car (Oct., $19.95) by Paul Brand focuses on car ownership—including the rudiments of automotive systems and 50 DIY projects—on post-1985 cars. 100,000 first printing.
Family Home of the New West (Sept., $21.95) by Eliza Cross Castaneda illustrates new ways of creating a dream home for the whole family.
NORTH LIGHT BOOKS
DomiKNITrix: Whip Your Knitting into Shape (Nov., $19.99) by Jennifer Stafford teaches hip crafters fun ways to tweak designs in styles ranging from punk to goth to vintage.
Twist and Loop: Dozens of Jewelry Designs to Knit and Crochet with Wire (Oct., $21.95) by Annie Modesitt translates knitting and crocheting techniques into the creation of 25+ wire jewelry designs.
Naughty Needles: Sexy, Saucy Knits for the Bedroom and Beyond (Dec., $19.95) by Nikol Lohr supplies instructions for tempting ensembles—from the demure to the bizarre.
Home Plans Designed for Comfort and Style: Featuring over 300 Best-Selling Designs (Nov., $6.95) by the editors of the Family Handyman features plans that combine functionality and elegance.
Movie Lust: Recommended Viewing for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason (Sept., $16.95) by Maitland McDonagh continues the Lust series with 1,300 film recommendations for the discerning cinephile.
Portrait of the Dog as a Young Artist: Art from Scratch, by the World’s Preeminent Canine Painter (Sept., $14.95) by F. Bowman Hastie III profiles the Brooklyn-born Tillie, her life and work.
RONNIE SELLERS PRODUCTIONS
Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty (Sept., $14.95) collects recommendations from 60 authors from all walks of life, including Garrison Keillor and Dr. Nicholas Perricone.
The Complete Cat Organizer (Oct., $19.95) by Cricky Long helps owners keep track of health data, food suppliers and many other things feline.
SIXTH & SPRING (dist. by Sterling)
Knit.101: The Indispensable Self-Help Guide to Knitting and Crochet (Nov., $17.95) is a beginner-friendly how-to from the pages of Knit.1 magazine.
Basic Crocheting: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (Sept.) by Sharon Hernes Silverman and Basic Quilting... (Jan., $19.95 each), edited by Sherrye Landrum, teach beginners how to get going and offer projects for follow-through.
Popular Mechanics Garage Makeovers: Adding Space Without Adding On (Nov., $17.95) by Rick Peters suggests six themed ways to transform a garage into a comfortable living or work space.
Knitty Gritty Knits (DIY): 25 Fun & Fabulous Projects (Jan., $14.95) by Vickie Howell provides tips and projects.
Wood Works (DIY): Techniques & Projects for Fine Woodworking (Jan., $19.95) by David Marks aims its projects at woodworkers at all levels of experience.
Red Hats & the Women Who Wear Them (Sept., $14.95), foreword by Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper, displays myriad and diverse examples of millinery art, modeled by the women who created the headgear.
The Backyard Lumberjack (Oct.; $18.95, cloth $28.95) by Frank Philbrick and Stephen Philbrick combines information about felling and chopping wood with a history of lumberjacks.
Sew Subversive: Down & Dirty DIY for the Fabulous Fashionista (Sept., $14.95) by Melissa Rannels et al. The co-owners of Stitch Lounge offer 22 projects. Author tour.
Get Your Crochet On! Hip Hats & Cool Caps (Nov., $14.95) by Afya Ibomu delivers a funky collection of street-smart designs. Author tour.
THAMES & HUDSON
The Art of Embroidery: Inspirational Stitches, Textures, and Surfaces (Feb., $39.95) by Francoise Tellier-Loumagne presents hundreds of ways of embroidering with thread and other materials.
Great Mahjong Book (Dec., $19.95) by Jelte Rep compiles basic rules, a history of the game and its many international variants.
Santa Shops on eBay (Sept., $16.99) by Marsha Collier combines bargain-hunting and holiday shopping.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
Haute Dog: Canine Couture (Oct., $15.95), photos by Karen Ngo, shows off trendy dog ensembles along with fashion dos and don’ts.
Lessons in Lingerie from La Petite Coquette (Sept., $13.95) by Rebecca Apsan with Sarah Stark. The owner of a New York City lingerie store describes all manner of unmentionables. 15-city author tour.