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Great Gifts for Grownups

Books, cards, and gifts for even the pickiest adults in your life

Great Gifts for Grownups

Like what you see? Come visit us to see our full selection, or email us to order your favorite: orders@bigbluemarblebooks.com

 
Philip Pullman, The Book of Dust - a prequel to His Dark Materials, $22.99

Philip Pullman, The Book of Dust - a prequel to His Dark Materials, $22.99

Rad Women Worldwide travels around the globe and across time. A great gifts for kids, teens, and adults, $15.99

Rad Women Worldwide travels around the globe and across time. A great gifts for kids, teens, and adults, $15.99

Women in Science, a multi-cultural, historical, feminist, illustrated, beautiful book, $16.99

Women in Science, a multi-cultural, historical, feminist, illustrated, beautiful book, $16.99

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: The Album, the Beatles, and the World in 1967 by Brian Southall, former head of publicity at EMI, $30.00

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: The Album, the Beatles, and the World in 1967 by Brian Southall, former head of publicity at EMI, $30.00

 
Rad American Women postcard set - 26 cards - perfect for sending notes to elected representatives, $12.99

Rad American Women postcard set - 26 cards - perfect for sending notes to elected representatives, $12.99

Women in Science boxed set of 100 postcards - another great idea for contacting your Congresspeople, $20

Women in Science boxed set of 100 postcards - another great idea for contacting your Congresspeople, $20

 
John Lewis's award-winning graphic memoirs tracing the history of the Civil Rights movement, in a stunning boxed set, $49.99

John Lewis's award-winning graphic memoirs tracing the history of the Civil Rights movement, in a stunning boxed set, $49.99

Pusheen Mermaid. 12 inches high. $26

Pusheen Mermaid. 12 inches high. $26

A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format.  $29.99

A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format.  $29.99

Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories--some published here for the first time--with a foreword from the President himself.   $50

Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories--some published here for the first time--with a foreword from the President himself.   $50

A four-volume slipcased paperback edition of the original best-selling set includes all the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that appeared in syndication and celebrates Watterson's creative mastery through the infamous antics of the intrepid 6-year-old and his imaginary tiger cohort. $100

A four-volume slipcased paperback edition of the original best-selling set includes all the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that appeared in syndication and celebrates Watterson's creative mastery through the infamous antics of the intrepid 6-year-old and his imaginary tiger cohort. $100

Black Lives Matter yard sign, $5. All proceeds go to the Philly Children's March organization

Black Lives Matter yard sign, $5. All proceeds go to the Philly Children's March organization

 
Remarkable Books:  The World's Most Beautiful and Historical Works, a beautiful book for lovers of beautiful books, $30

Remarkable Books:  The World's Most Beautiful and Historical Works, a beautiful book for lovers of beautiful books, $30

 
Featuring two enamel pins—a stack of books and a pair of eyeglasses—this set celebrates the love of reading and all things literary. For bibliophiles and book friends of all ages!  $14.95

Featuring two enamel pins—a stack of books and a pair of eyeglasses—this set celebrates the love of reading and all things literary. For bibliophiles and book friends of all ages!  $14.95

Explore a wealth of new rules options for both players and Dungeon Masters in this supplement for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. The beholder Xanathar—Waterdeep’s most infamous crime lord—is known to hoard information on friend and foe alike. The beholder catalogs lore about adventurers and ponders methods to thwart them. Its twisted mind imagines that it can eventually record everything! $49.95

Explore a wealth of new rules options for both players and Dungeon Masters in this supplement for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. The beholder Xanathar—Waterdeep’s most infamous crime lord—is known to hoard information on friend and foe alike. The beholder catalogs lore about adventurers and ponders methods to thwart them. Its twisted mind imagines that it can eventually record everything! $49.95

The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute.  $19.95

The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute.  $19.95

Have you ever wondered what keeps Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the Supreme Court’s favorite octogenarians, so sprightly? She owes it in part to the twice-weekly workouts she does with her personal trainer, Bryant Johnson. $14.99

Have you ever wondered what keeps Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the Supreme Court’s favorite octogenarians, so sprightly? She owes it in part to the twice-weekly workouts she does with her personal trainer, Bryant Johnson. $14.99

This fully illustrated edition commemorates the 75th anniversary of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s timeless novel. Featuring all-new full-color artwork as well as an afterword about the author, the history of the book, and the Boxcar Children legacy, this volume will be treasured by first-time readers and longtime fans alike. $34.99

This fully illustrated edition commemorates the 75th anniversary of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s timeless novel. Featuring all-new full-color artwork as well as an afterword about the author, the history of the book, and the Boxcar Children legacy, this volume will be treasured by first-time readers and longtime fans alike. $34.99

These slender, 8-page notebook/bookmarks have a hundred uses! They were designed for readers who want to take notes on their books, especially members of book clubs, people who borrow from the library or from friends, and students. Keep your place and keep all the page references, quotes, and notes you want to capture and discuss later. $2.75 each or $15 for a pack of 6

These slender, 8-page notebook/bookmarks have a hundred uses! They were designed for readers who want to take notes on their books, especially members of book clubs, people who borrow from the library or from friends, and students. Keep your place and keep all the page references, quotes, and notes you want to capture and discuss later. $2.75 each or $15 for a pack of 6

Share the rebellion! A boxed set of 20 notecards and envelopes. $14.95

Share the rebellion! A boxed set of 20 notecards and envelopes. $14.95

A fun new way to be creative, paint-by-stickers is like paint-by-numbers but with, well, stickers.Collections include animals, rock stars, and art masterpieces. $14.95

A fun new way to be creative, paint-by-stickers is like paint-by-numbers but with, well, stickers.Collections include animals, rock stars, and art masterpieces. $14.95

Light-up Tardis Kit from Running Press. $9.95

Light-up Tardis Kit from Running Press. $9.95

 
Oglala Sioux chef Sean Sherman dispels outdated notions of Native American fare—no fry bread or Indian tacos here—and no European staples such as wheat flour, dairy products, sugar, and domestic pork and beef. Contemporary and authentic, his dishes feature cedar braised bison, griddled wild rice cakes, amaranth crackers with smoked white bean paste, three sisters salad, deviled duck eggs, smoked turkey soup, dried meats, roasted corn sorbet, and hazelnut–maple bites. $34.95

Oglala Sioux chef Sean Sherman dispels outdated notions of Native American fare—no fry bread or Indian tacos here—and no European staples such as wheat flour, dairy products, sugar, and domestic pork and beef. Contemporary and authentic, his dishes feature cedar braised bison, griddled wild rice cakes, amaranth crackers with smoked white bean paste, three sisters salad, deviled duck eggs, smoked turkey soup, dried meats, roasted corn sorbet, and hazelnut–maple bites. $34.95

 
Transport to an amazing new universe where Kirk and Spock are lovingly reimagined as cats. Star Trek fans will love sporting these pins, a unique new twist on the classic series. $14.95

Transport to an amazing new universe where Kirk and Spock are lovingly reimagined as cats. Star Trek fans will love sporting these pins, a unique new twist on the classic series. $14.95

An award winning, best-selling, one-of-a-kind interactive book, Beautiful Oops! shows readers of any age how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion “telescope”—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.  $15.95

An award winning, best-selling, one-of-a-kind interactive book, Beautiful Oops! shows readers of any age how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion “telescope”—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.  $15.95

 In the spirit of the best literary gift books, Brolliology is a beautifully designed and illustrated tour through literature and history. It surprises us with the crucial role that the oft-overlooked umbrella has played over centuries--and not just in keeping us dry. Marion Rankine elevates umbrellas to their rightful place as an object worthy of philosophical inquiry.  $16.99

 In the spirit of the best literary gift books, Brolliology is a beautifully designed and illustrated tour through literature and history. It surprises us with the crucial role that the oft-overlooked umbrella has played over centuries--and not just in keeping us dry. Marion Rankine elevates umbrellas to their rightful place as an object worthy of philosophical inquiry.  $16.99

Wishing mew the best! Send the purr-fect greeting to feline-loving friends and family with these pawsitively adorable cat-themed notecards. From "I'm All Ears" to "Hug Life," these illustrated notecards full of cat puns litter-ally beg to be shared.  20 notecards, $14.95

Wishing mew the best! Send the purr-fect greeting to feline-loving friends and family with these pawsitively adorable cat-themed notecards. From "I'm All Ears" to "Hug Life," these illustrated notecards full of cat puns litter-ally beg to be shared.  20 notecards, $14.95

Cozy Classics Board Books - great literature retold with felt dolls and only one word per page. Genius. Titles include Pride & Prejudice, Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Les Miserables, and more. $9.95

Cozy Classics Board Books - great literature retold with felt dolls and only one word per page. Genius. Titles include Pride & Prejudice, Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Les Miserables, and more. $9.95

 
Pranks-in-a-tin!  You KNOW you need a whoopie cushion in these trying times! $10.50

Pranks-in-a-tin!  You KNOW you need a whoopie cushion in these trying times! $10.50

Pusheen Unicorn Plush. 12 inches high. $26

Pusheen Unicorn Plush. 12 inches high. $26