It’s the season for giving and if your gifts of choice are books, we have a few suggestions for you.
We LOVE Powell’s Books and their right-on-the-money gift ideas. If you are on a budget, no problem! They have great suggestions for $7 and under.
Next time you are at any of our library locations, pick up a copy of the free review magazine BookPage. The December issue has a special feature called "Great Gifts for Readers of Every Stripe". Get a headstart and download the Holiday Gift Catalog.
We also like Amazon’s 2006 Top 50 Editors’ Picks; the Most Gifted in Books; and their lists of award winners.
Want to do right by the little ones?
Here are the N(ational) E(ducation) A(ssociation) Teachers' Top 100 Books and the Kids' top 100 books; New York Public Library’s 100 Favorite Children's Books and the 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know.
Clueless about those teenagers on your list?
What about music? You will be sure to find something on The Billboard Hot 100 to please them. You could also strongly encourage reading by presenting them with one or more of these fabulous picks from the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults.
And if you have deep pockets and are short on time, and you love shopping as much as scrubbing the toilet with a toothbrush, then there is always the BookBaskets option. I cannot personally vouch of this outfit, but Katie Couric is a satisfied customer.
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