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The Story of Upfront Carbon: How a Life of Just Enough Offers a Way Out of the Climate Crisis

An information-heavy overview of the cost of new purchases and how they affect the world. Though it’s BISAC’d as self-help, this is more of a technical book that will be beneficial to those looking to understand the pollution costs embedded in new things or seeking justification for living a simpler lifestyle.

The Unfiltered Enneagram: A Witty and Wise Guide to Self-Compassion

This is a singular and honest view of the Enneagram that plays the necessary devil’s advocate for readers wanting to better themselves. A great companion to other titles so libraries can provide a well-rounded approach to the Enneagram.

Imperfect Environmentalist: How To Reduce Waste and Create Change for a Better Planet

This is the book to read when the world’s pollution problem becomes too overwhelming. Adding this title will round out collections containing only “how-to” sustainable life guides by providing an alternative slower transition that can still affect ecological change.

The Soul of Gift Wrapping: Creative Techniques for Expressing Gratitude, Inspired by the Japanese Art of Giving

A mindful option that takes back the commercialism in gift giving and makes it a personal experience again. These ideas will fit everyone’s budget, and the book is sure to be a joyful experience.

Pocket Guide to Sashiko and Boro Stitching: Carry-Along Reference to Stitches, Tools, and Projects

For readers who want to see the potential in their used clothing, this quick guide is small but mighty. Marvelous for beginners but also ideal for people with embroidery knowledge who need some reminders while they work.

Footnotes from the Most Fascinating Museums: Stories and Memorable Moments from People Who Love Museums

A serene collection of some of North America’s most famous museums. Suitable for all ages and great for finding new places to visit.

The Alps: Hotels, Destinations, Culture

Invaluable as an Alps resource. Libraries can keep this title for many years, especially since several of the featured hotels have been around for a long time.

Beauty & Mischief: The Design Alchemy of Blackman Cruz

Blackman and Cruz’s particular style isn’t affordable for everyone, but this book is good inspiration nonetheless for readers craving the modern gothic look. Best suited for rounding out collections that include brighter, minimalist interior design books.

The Spirited Homes of Hunt Slonem

Newcomers and dedicated fans of Slonem will enjoy. Great for university libraries with art programs for students to see the versatility their art forms can take.

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