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Bookish Holiday Gift Guide

By Kristin Masters. Nov 22, 2012. 3:01 AM.

Topics: Rare Books, Rare Book Gift Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! While today means turkey and stuffing, tomorrow means the biggest shopping day of the year. If you'd rather skip the Black Friday mayhem, find the perfect literary gift for everyone on your list--without even leaving the house. Here's a look at some favorite books that make exceptional holiday gifts.

Fine Press Books

Published in limited numbers using artistic techniques, fine press books are ideal for both book lovers and art enthusiasts. Each work by author/illustrator Charles van Sandwyk is a true gem, while works from independent fine presses like Heavenly Monkey and Shanty Bay Press are lovely additions to a collection

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Biographies and History Books

In an election year, books by and about presidents and other political figures have been quite popular. For the less politically minded, consider a book by a sports legend or music icon.


Works by Legendary Authors

Some authors remain perennial favorites among avid readers and rare book collectors. Many are Nobel laureates, such as Ernest Hemingway and Saul Bellow. Others like JRR Tolkien and Charles Dickens have consistently enraptured generations of readers.



Which books will you be giving to loved ones this year? And what titles are on your own holiday wish list?

Kristin Masters
Master Content Brain. You think it, she writes it, no good thought remains unposted. Sprinkles pixie dust on Google+, newsletters, blog, facebook, twitter and just about everything else.


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