For the Sports Fan

Wish It Lasted Forever: Life with the Larry Bird Celtics By Dan Shaughnessy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982169978
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Published: Scribner - November 16th, 2021

From award-winning Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, an “entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) and nostalgia-filled retelling of the 1980s Boston Celtics’ glory years, which featured the sublime play of NBA legend Larry Bird.

Today the NBA is a vast global franchise—a billion-dollar industry seen by millions of fans in the United States a


It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness By Seth Wickersham Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781631498237
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Published: Liveright - October 12th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED • NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
National Sports Media Association • Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews • Best Nonfiction of the Year

“[H]onest, sprawling, meticulously reported, and beautifully written." —Chad Finn, Boston Globe


Football: Designing the Beautiful Game By Eleanor Watson (Editor), James Bird (Editor), Thomas Turner (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Eleanor Watson (Editor), James Bird (Editor), Thomas Turner (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$45.00
ISBN: 9781872005614
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Published: Design Museum - August 23rd, 2022

The design story of soccer, from stadium planning to team badges


Son of Havana: A Baseball Journey from Cuba to the Big Leagues and Back By Luis Tiant, Saul Wisnia Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781635767872
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Published: Diversion Books - December 7th, 2021

The improbable story of Luis Tiant--a living link to the earliest days of Fidel Castro's regime, a Boston Red Sox legend, and the most qualified 20th Century pitcher not yet enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame


This Is Our City: Four Teams, Twelve Championships, and How Boston Became the Most Dominant Sports City in the World By Tony Massarotti Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781419753589
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Published: Abrams Press - October 18th, 2022

A celebration of the last two decades of sports success in Boston from the co-host of the #1 sports radio show in New England

Boston is a unique sports city.


The Grandest Stage: A History of the World Series By Tyler Kepner Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385546256
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Published: Doubleday - October 11th, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author of K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches comes the ultimate history of the World Series—a vivid portrait of baseball at its finest and most intense, filled with humor, lore, analysis, and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from 117 years of the Fall Classic.


The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II By Buzz Bissinger Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062879929
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Published: Harper - September 13th, 2022

Instant New York Times Bestseller


Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe By David Maraniss Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781476748412
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2022

A riveting new biography of America’s greatest all-around athlete by the bestselling author of the classic biography When Pride Still Mattered.

Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport.


The Year's Best Sports Writing 2022 By J.A. Adande (Editor), Glenn Stout (With) Cover Image
By J.A. Adande (Editor), Glenn Stout (With)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781637270905
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Published: Triumph Books - October 4th, 2022

J.A.


Racing Green: THE 2022 RAC MOTORING BOOK OF THE YEAR: How Motorsport Science can Save the World By Kit Chapman Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781472982179
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Published: Bloomsbury Sigma - May 10th, 2022

Racing Green is the story of how motorsport science has become smarter and more environmentally friendly, and how these developments on the track are changing the world.


The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance By W. Timothy Gallwey, Pete Carroll (Foreword by), Zach Kleinman (Preface by) Cover Image
By W. Timothy Gallwey, Pete Carroll (Foreword by), Zach Kleinman (Preface by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679778318
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 27th, 1997

An accessible, invaluable guide to mastering your “inner game” to ensure success on and off the court—part of the bestselling Inner Game series, with more than one million copies sold!


Men in Blazers Present Gods of Soccer: The Pantheon of the 100 Greatest Soccer Players (According to Us) By Roger Bennett, Michael Davies, Miranda Davis, Nate Kitch (Illustrator) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781797208015
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Published: Chronicle Prism - October 11th, 2022

From the hosts of the popular podcast and tv show Men in Blazers, comes their completely scientific, 100% definitive, defend-to-the-death list of the greatest soccer players of all time.

Every fan has their own list of the 100 soccer players they consider the greatest ever to play the game.


The Beckoning World: A Novel By Douglas Bauer Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609388478
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - November 1st, 2022

The Beckoning World is set in the first quarter of the twentieth century and follows Earl Dunham. His weeks are comprised of six days mining coal, followed by Sundays playing baseball.


The Baseball 100 By Joe Posnanski Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781982180584
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 28th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Winner of the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year

“An instant sports classic.” —New York Post * “Stellar.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A true masterwork…880 pages of sheer baseball bliss.” —BookPage (starred review) * “This is a remarkable a


Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised: A Memoir of Survival and Hope By Carmelo Anthony, D. Watkins (With) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982160593
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Published: Gallery Books - September 14th, 2021

From iconic NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony comes a New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in the housing projects of Red Hook and Baltimore—a brutal world Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised.

For a long time, Carmelo Anthony’s world wasn’t any larger than the view of the hoopers and hustlers he watched from the side window of his family&rsq


Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns and the Future of Chasing Snow By Heather Hansman Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335081117
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Published: Hanover Square Press - November 9th, 2021

*An Outside Magazine Book Club Pick*

"A sparkling account."--Wall Street Journal

An electrifying adventure into the rich history of skiing and the modern heart of ski-bum culture, from one of America's most preeminent ski journalists


Why We Swim By Bonnie Tsui Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643751375
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 13th, 2021

“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.


The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson By Jeff Pearlman Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780358437673
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Published: Mariner Books - October 25th, 2022

A New York Times Bestseller

By the author of Showtime—the source for HBO’s Winning Time—the definitive biography of mythic multi-sport star Bo Jackson.

“A legendary tome on a legendary athlete." —Chris Herring, author of Blood in the Garden


World of Sports: A Book for Sports Fans All Over the Globe By Ben Groundwater, Wenjia Tang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ben Groundwater, Wenjia Tang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781741176919
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Published: Hardie Grant - November 9th, 2021

Destination Sport is your guide to one of the world's great obsessions: to the teams, the games, the venues, the histories and the personalities that all come together to form something amazing. Matches that freeze economies. Races that stop nations. Rivalries that stretch back through centuries. This is the world of sport, electrifying and fascinating, thrilling and endlessly revealing.


The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of the NFL Color Barrier By Keyshawn Johnson, Bob Glauber Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538705483
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 21st, 2021

The unknown story of the Black pioneers who collectively changed the face of the NFL in 1946.

THE FORGOTTEN FIRST chronicles the lives of four incredible men, the racism they experienced as Black players entering a segregated sport, the burden of expectation they carried, and their many achievements, which would go on to affect football for generations to come.


Tall Men, Short Shorts: The 1969 NBA Finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter By Leigh Montville Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385545198
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Published: Doubleday - July 13th, 2021

This "part memoir, part sports story" (Wall Street Journal) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Big Bam chronicles the clash of NBA titans over seven riveting games—Celtics versus Lakers, Russell versus Chamberlain—covered by one young reporter. Welcome to the 1969 NBA Finals!


41-Love: A Memoir By Scarlett Thomas Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781640094765
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Published: Counterpoint - January 4th, 2022

A darkly funny sports memoir about a mid-life crisis, exercise addiction, tennis, and how to grow up when you really, really don't want to


Roadtrip America a Sports Fan's Guide to Route 66 (Scenic Side Trips #2) By Ron Clements, Roadtrip America Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781945501739
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Published: Imbrifex Books - August 2nd, 2021

Get Your Balls, Bats, and Sticks on Route 66


Dynasties: The 10 G.O.A.T. Teams That Changed the NBA Forever By Marcus Thompson, II, Yu-Ming Huang (Illustrator) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780762496297
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 5th, 2021

Acclaimed sports journalist Marcus Thompson II picks the 10 teams that transformed basketball in this illustrated history of the NBA.  Love it or hate it, being dubbed a dynasty is one of the ultimate accomplishments in team sports.