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Booked for February

Culling this month’s most important reading material for every room of your house

There’s a mess of new titles out every month but really only so many you can possibly read. Here, we’re calling out the best new releases for your nightstand, coffee table and kitchen counter.

 

For Your Nightstand

For a late-night read, there might be no better bet than Bark: Stories, award magnet Lorrie Moore’s first collection of short stories in 15 years. Her last compendium was the beloved Birds of America, a staple of better bookshelves the world over.

 

For Your Coffee Table

Out in the living room, nothing will complement your ensemble like a copy of Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, an exhaustive look at the wardrobe and legacy of its namesake fashion plate, whose taste for edgy looks from the likes of McQueen, Philip Treacy and Manolo Blahnik is well represented.

 

For Your Kitchen Counter

And while we’re not saying we occasionally tune in to the VH1 series Mob Wives—in which a group of ladies associated with Cosa Nostra live, love and lash out on Staten Island—we will be curious to check out How To Use A Meat Cleaver, a cookbook detailing 100 recipes from the kitchen of the Graziano family, most notable for their own relationship to the Bonanno (crime) family.

 

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