Books make us better. Books make us human. Books give us facts and pathos. Art and empathy. They unleash our imaginations into the infinite, even as they distill our world, and ourselves, into a form we can hold in our hands. Books can impress our senses, and they can alter minds. That’s why we surround ourselves with books that help define who we are. Here is a hand selected collection of books that excite us — Come on in and grab a world off our shelf.