I have to admit, this is one of my favorite gift guides to create every year, and one of the only ones that I regularly make. I have suggested books for various categories or type of person who is receiving the gift, as well as some book-related gifts.
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If you don’t shop online, shop local! There are some locally-owned book stores out there still, but they’re getting harder and harder to find. If you’re in Boston, check out Trident Booksellers & Café. If you’re in Nashville, check out Parnassus Books. If you’re in Portland, Maine, check out Longfellow Books or Nonesuch Books in South Portland (I grew up coming here and I’m so glad they’re still around!).
For your politically conservative friend: Sisters First, Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader
For your politically liberal friend: What Happened; Promise Me, Dad; Unbelievable: My Front Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
For your friend who gets motion sickness: Audible subscription – I can’t read in the car or on the T; sometimes even reading Twitter while on the T will make me feel sick. Audible has been a life saver, especially since the car rides to Maine are 4 hours one way.
For your friend obsessed with Hamilton: Hamilton: The Revolution, The Culper Ring: The History and Legacy of the Revolutionary War’s Most Famous Spy Ring, 1776
What are your favorite books or bookish gifts?
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