The Best Books of 2013
Our editors devoured hundreds of new books to find the ones that should be on your gift list. Or your shelf!
From restaurant recipes to home design inspiration, these eight books are too pretty to pass up! Find out why our editors can't stop reading them, and decide which are worthy of your coffee table, too.
The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook
"It would be impossible to replicate the magical experience of dining at Gramcery Tavern, but at least I can now create the food!"
-- Lauren Purcell, Editor-in-Chief
The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book
"This Brooklyn pie shop makes the best pies I've had outside of my mother's kitchen."
-- Gabriella Gershenson, Food Features Editor
Creating the Vintage Look
"Finally -- cool ideas for using all the stuff I schlepp home from antiques fairs!"
-- Margaret Farley, Assistant Managing Editor
"My tiny apartment isn't fit for a dog, so I'm living vicariously through this heartwarming book."
-- Morgan Gibson, Editorial Assistant
"The real-life homes and remodeling advice are inspiration for my husband's and my first house hunt!"
-- Jessical Weit, Art Director
Lonely Planet's Beautiful World
"A friend once said, 'The world is painfully full of beautiful places.' This book is a coffee table-size testament to that idea."
-- Abbie Kozolchyk, Beauty and Travel Editor
"I'm a sprinkles nut, so I can't wait to try these colorful recipes. And the glossary of sprinkles is amazing."
-- Allyson Dickman, Associate Editor
The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert
"I'm thrilled that scratch-and-sniff isn't just for kids anymore! Now if only the book came with samples ..."
-- Betsey Barnum, Production Director
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