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Holiday Shopping Inspiration

By Kristin Masters. Dec 14, 2011. 1:22 AM.

Topics: Legendary Illustrators, Rare Book Gift Ideas

Christmas is fast approaching, and you still have plenty of gifts to buy. What to do? Find just the right book for every name on that list! The right book gives a lifetime of joy and pleasure. Walter Rodgers, of the Christian Science Monitor, reminds us that books have incredible power because “they are our bulwarks against time, ignorance, and barbarity.”

     
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Collectors' Favorites: Children's Christmas Books

The holidays have arrived, and with the season come hectic schedules. It can be easy to lose sight of the joy and celebration that also accompany this time of year. Our favorite children’s Christmas books beautifully capture those themes.

     
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