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Four New Books on Our Reading List This Spring

From vegetable gardening tips to gorgeous homes and the dogs that live in them.

By Olivia Munson

Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs that Live There
Author: Nicole England 

This brilliantly photographed work showcases an array of breathtaking dwellings, all of which include an adorable dog or two. Whether it’s a penthouse apartment, a relaxed beach house or a modern Scandinavian abode, these architectural masterpieces would not feel like home without the canine companions who reside within them. $50 (

The Little Book of Bees
Author: Hilary Karney

Bees have been around since the era of the dinosaurs; today, 20,000 species exist. This illustrated guide takes a look at all things related to these beneficial pollinators. From their evolution to beekeeping techniques to honey healthcare, there is much more to nature’s best friends than meets the eye. $17 (

Vegetable Gardening Wisdom: Daily Advice and Inspiration for Getting the Most from Your Garden
Author: Kelly Smith Trimble

From choosing the best indoor herbs to identifying beneficial bugs and even learning how to whip up a mouthwatering carrot-top pesto, Master Gardener Kelly Smith Trimble shares her gardening secrets and tips. This colorful guide is perfect for both beginners and horticulture veterans. Your green thumb will be itching to plant once you get your hands on this one. $17 (

The Elements of a Home: Curious Histories Behind Everyday Household Objects, from Pillows to Forks
Author: Amy Azzarito

Did you know that mattresses were not just for sleeping? Ever wonder where napkin etiquette originated? This collection of stories reveals the intriguing origins of more than 60 household objects and furnishings. Get ready to discover little-known history and gain a new appreciation for these everyday items. $20 (


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