We remember being kids waking up early for a family road trip and hitting the local gas station to load up on fuel and snacks for the long drive ahead. Then, many miles down the road, we’d hit another gas station, this one wildly different from the one we started the trip with. It’s a Gas! The Allure of the Gas Station is a 240-page ode to the humble gas station. With a preface by Jay Leno, the book takes you to some of the most unique fueling stations around, showcasing the eclectic nature of these oft visited places. It also charts the history of the gas station, taking you from the earliest days when gasoline was sold at pharmacies, to the modern structures where you can snag a sandwich from a touchscreen while you gas up.