Maggie Knapp

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Storey’s Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills: 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How To Do

Taking on everything from no-equipment-necessary foot massages to the relatively complex tiny shelter on wheels, this one will appeal to DIYers. Particularly useful for rural libraries.
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Defining Documents in World History: Pandemics, Plagues & Public Health

In addition to examining epidemics throughout history, readers can explore documents relating to child labor, vaccine safety, or alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Likely to see most use in academic settings, with some appeal in public libraries, given that COVID-19 is a major concern for many.
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Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Your Questions Answered

Evenhanded, with solid nutritional information and suggestions for navigating social interactions when adopting new eating patterns.
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Access Guide to the Black Comic Book Community 2020–2021

Of interest to newbies or seasoned comics readers looking to support local stores or find publishers with BIPOC team members.
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The Official Guide to Style; Over 100 Fashion, Decorating and Entertaining Tips To Bring Out Your Inner Holly Golightly

Fun and flirty, with a “you go, girl!” attitude, this title will let aspiring Hollys capture her vibe. A quick pick-me-up for the 646 section.
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Welcome to Wine: An Illustrated Guide to All You Really Need To Know

An accessible and friendly reference for beginning oenophiles.
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Great Women’s Speeches: Empowering Voices That Engage and Inspire

Originally published in 2019 as So Here I Am, this quick, inspiring read is recommended for purchase by libraries that don’t own the original release.
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MLA Handbook

A necessary addition to every library’s reference desk, this work is likely to see use from students and scholars, even with the plethora of online citation creators.

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