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Celebrating Perfect Pi: March 14, 2018

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Founded in 1988 by Physicist Larry Shaw, March 14th marks the merging of math, science, and fun as people around the world salute the endless wonder known simply as "pi".

Everyone's favorite mathematical constant, Pi (π) refers to the ratio of a circle's circumference in relation to its diameter. 

Staying constant at approximately 3.14159 for circles of any size, Pi is an irrational and transcendental number - meaning it continues infinitely without repetition or pattern.

This reliably precise digit elicits excitement throughout the globe, and Pi Day is celebrated on March 3rd (3/14) to honor its circular perfection.

Here are our Top Three Pi Titles!

(in no particular order...)

How to Bake a Pi

How to Bake Pi by Eugenia Cheng

Understanding complex equations is always sweeter with Pi! Get carried away by Professor Eugenia Cheng's deliciously humorous and down-to-earth dictations as she leads you through some tasty theory. You'll learn a little about desserts, and a lot about math.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

For the bookworm, on Pi Day...Yann Martel's Life of Pi! With a dash of documentary realism, bits of beautiful truth, and sprinkles of inspiration, this Man Booker award-winner packs a powerful punch. Pairs greatly with the award-winning motion picture of the same name - a true Pi Day champion.

  The Pie Cookbook

The Pie Cookbook by Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen

For a more literal take on Pi Day, opt to bake a real pie with guidance from the talented taste experts at the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen. With thirty-five recipes, this comprehensive cookbook is sure to satisfy any mathematician with a sweet tooth for circularly-perfected desserts.

How do you celebrate Pi Day? Let us know!

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