THE COMPLETE BOOK OF MIXED DRINKS
By Anthony Dias Blue (HarperCollins, $18)
Blue pens each issue's 3 Bottles column for American Way, and is the wine and spirits editor for Bon Appétit. He's also the recipient of a James Beard award, and in this revised edition of his well-known guide, he delivers more than 1,000 recipes for classic concoctions, signature drinks, and delicious tropicals. Organized by spirit, each chapter is introduced by a Blue-trademark witty essay.
OUR READ: A MUST-HAVE BAR BOOK
NEW HOTELS FOR GLOBAL NOMADS
By Donald Albrecht (Merrell, in association with Cooper-Hewitt
National Design Museum, $40)
A stunning combination of architecture, interior design, photography, film, and art shows how varied and dynamic international hotels can be. The Venetian in Las Vegas and the "7 star" sail-shaped Burj-al-Arab in Dubai are among the more than 30 featured properties.
OUR READ: A GREAT GIFT FOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE BUFFS
PAUL BOWLES: THE SHELTERING SKY, LET IT COME DOWN, THE SPIDER'S HOUSE COLLECTION
PAUL BOWLES: COLLECTED STORIES & LATER WRITINGS
By Paul Bowles (The Library of America, $35 and $40, respectively)