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Surprise Your Dad With These 5 Amazing Books for Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is here! If you need some last minute gift ideas, then look no further. You can celebrate the common interests you and your dad share with these titles that cover all the bases. They cover the classic films, icons, and History Channel topics that you’d be lying about not watching alongside your dad as a kid.


Star Wars: Millennium Falcon: Owner’s Workshop Manual


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After decades of watching the Millennium Falcon take flight, it’s natural to wonder how the damn thing actually works, especially with the number of times we’ve seen Han Solo and Chewie (Rest in peace, my friend) tinkering with random parts, pieces, and electrical things. This space manual from a galaxy far, far way provides the most thorough specifications and technical descriptions of the beloved Corellian freighter.


Exploring the Deep: The Titanic Expeditions


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Your dad might not care whether or not Rose could’ve made room for Jack on the floating door, but he might enjoy exploring the underwater ruins of the Titanic. James Cameron can afford to take the deep dive to the Titanic’s remains for fun, and he’s nice enough to share all of the findings and insights he’s accumulated over the years. Previously unreachable areas of the wreckage are now accessible with the turn of a page.


Knockout: The Art of Boxing


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Muhammad Ali. I’m willing to bet your dad has tried at least once or twice to imitate his swings and right hooks when he was younger. Hopefully, he hasn’t thrown out his back as a result, but if he’s feeling nostalgic, he can check out Knockout, to walk down memory lane with sports photographer Ken Regan. Regan shares first hand accounts of his photographic journey chronicling “The Greatest’s” most historic moments, inside and outside the ring.


Clint Eastwood: Icon


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While my favorite Clint Eastwood movie is still Gran Torino, the guy was a legend long before he was taking down violent teenage street gangs, and your dad is old enough to know. This deluxe art book traces Clint Eastwood’s entire career all the way back to when he was that studly cowboy on the movie poster, and traces the story of how his performances became cinematic archetypes that forever changed American filmmaking.


Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History


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Remember when Bruce Willis had hair? Your dad does. The Die Hard movies are an American treasure. This book chronicles the thirty-year long legacy of the groundbreaking film franchise that branched out into comics, video games, and other mediums that have come to define the action genre. Yippee-ki-yay peeps.



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5 Memorable Quotes From Fictional Fathers

Father’s Day was this past Sunday, and it got us ruminating on the wisdom of fathers, so here are some memorable quotes from fathers and paternal figures in fiction. Enjoy! 



1. “Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t where it keeps its brain.”- Arthur Weasley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


2. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead if getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”- Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird



3. “The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.”- Eddard (Ned) Stark, A Game of Thrones



4. “Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.” – The Man, The Road



5. “Stories don’t always have happy endings.”- Dad, A Monster Calls



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11 Book-Related Gifts For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this Sunday, so what better way to show the bookish fathers in your life some love than by giving them one of these great literary-themed gifts? Read on for some gifts that every book-loving dad will enjoy.



1. A book sculpture – $50





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Show Dad that you love him with this sculpture, carved from the pages of a book, that literally tells him exactly that.



2. Great Gatsby cufflinks – $24.95




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Cufflinks always seem like a very refined gift, and if he doesn’t like The Great Gatsby, there are also several other books to choose from.



3. This flask book box – $56



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Here’s a slightly cheeky gift. Let you dad channel his inner Hemingway with this book that secretly holds a flask inside.



4. Literary rocks glasses – $15 each




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Continuing with the drinking theme, why not buy him rocks glasses with passages from famous literature on them?



5. This banned books mug – $12



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If coffee or tea is more his thing, then buy this mug with banned books that appear whenever a hot beverage is added.



6. This magnifier for reading – $12.99




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Help dad out by buying him this magnifier, which includes a light, so that he can read even the smallest texts.




7. A literary tie – $36




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Here’s another gift that will make him look refined. This tie is high-quality, stylish, and literary!



8. This Bookworm iPhone case – $24.99




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Why not give Dad a stylish iPhone case and wallet that lets everyone know he’s a bookworm?



9. A bookmark – $17




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If he reads a lot, then he’ll be sure to love this bookmark. It’ll remind him of how much he’s loved every time he opens that latest book he’s working through.



10. A bookish watch – $39.95




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This watch is both practical and will remind him of his favorite pastime!



11. A bookish t-shirt – $28




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Let him express his love of reading and show his support for libraries with this library stamp t-shirt.



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