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Star Trek: Starfleet Is …

Celebrating the Federation's Ideals

Fully authorized and filled with full-color images and quotes spanning the Star Trek universe, Star Trek: Starfleet Is… celebrates Gene Roddenberry’s hopeful vision of the future.

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Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit cover art

Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit

Life Lessons from Pop Culture

Sure to be any Pop Culture fan’s go-to guide to life, this modern-day fable chronicles what happens when four cosplayers meet after a day at a convention to talk about life, love, and what they watched.

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Bob Ross' Happy Little Night Before Christmas

Bob Ross’ Happy Little Night Before Christmas

A fully authorized and beautifully illustrated instant classic that’s perfect for families, fans, and painters of all ages.

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I'm Dreaming of a Chris for Christmas cover

I’m Dreaming of a Chris for Christmas

A Hunky Hollywood Coloring and Activity Book for the Holidays

An adult coloring and activity book featuring the most notable celebrities named Chris, it's the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer!

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Smart Pop Classics’ Summer of YA Romance: Women Who Love Vampires Who Eat Women

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. This week, Sarah Reese Brennan dives into gender dynamics in her essay “Women Who Love Vampires Who Eat Women” from A Visitor’s Guide to Mystic Falls.  Buffy Summers and Bella Swan. What do they have in common? I know, they… Read more Smart Pop Classics’ Summer of YA Romance: Women Who Love Vampires Who Eat Women

Shadowhunters & Downworlders

Smart Pop Classics’ Summer of YA Romance: Why the Best Friend Never Gets the Girl

In the Smart Pop Classics’ Summer of YA Romance series, we share greatest hits from our throwback YA essay collections. This week, Kami Garcia tells it straight—Simon never stood a chance with Clary—in her essay “Why the Best Friend Never Gets the Girl”  from  Shadowhunters and Downworlders. I’m just going to come right out and… Read more Smart Pop Classics’ Summer of YA Romance: Why the Best Friend Never Gets the Girl

The Psychology of Twilight

Smart Pop Classics’ Summer of YA Romance: The Emotional Pleasures of Reading Twilight

In the Smart Pop Classics’ Summer of YA Romance series, we share greatest hits from our throwback YA essay collections. This week, Peter Stromberg breaks down how how reading about intense emotions can help us feel those emotions, and the positive impact this has on the human psyche, in his essay “The Emotional Pleasures of… Read more Smart Pop Classics’ Summer of YA Romance: The Emotional Pleasures of Reading Twilight