Departures 100: 2017’s Best Books List

Our curated book recommendations for the year ahead.

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Every year, as part of our Departures 100 list, our editors meticulously assemble a compendium of the 100 people, places, and things worth knowing about. As always, some are new, some are tried-and-true. But everything will matter in 2017. Here, we dive into a new year of books (George Saunders, Daphne Merkin), niche magazines (Mission), glossy coffee table books (on Venice, from Lloyd Ziff), and special limited-edition finds (The Godfather Notebook) that make 2017 a great year to read—and collect—all kinds of texts.

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