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Some Gift Ideas: Are You Ready for Father's Day?

By Kristin Masters. May 25, 2011. 3:54 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Rare Book Gift Ideas

We just celebrated Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day isn’t far behind. Since 1910, Father’s Day has been celebrated on the third Sunday in June throughout the United States. It was recognized as an official holiday in 1972.

Now is the time to choose the perfect gift for dear old dad. Whether your father is more like Atticus Finch or TS Garp, a well chosen book could be just the present you’re looking for.

Books about Hobbies

Books about hobbies often make excellent gifts. And don’t just stop with the “how-to” books. Consider memoirs or biographies of people involved in the same hobby.
  • Anyone looking to improve his golf swing will find plenty of guides from the pros. Icons like Tom Watson, John Daly, Greg Norman, and Arnold Palmer have all contributed to golf literature.
  • If your father is a shutterbug, then books about art and photography are a natural choice.  Look for collections that capture a favorite city or region.
  • Avid readers may appreciate a work of fiction by a favorite author.

Books about Dad’s Favorite Subjects

Books are truly passports to lifelong learning. Help your father delve into his favorite subjects.
  • Both amateur and professional scientists enjoy books about various branches of the field, from astronomy to zoology.
  • Pop culture aficionados will like books that tie in with movies, such as Ian Fleming’s James Bond books .

Regardless of your father’s interests, rare books are an ideal gift. For more Father’s Day gift ideas, peruse our signed books or key categories for discerning collectors.

Kristin Masters
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