Your favorite book lover needs a gift this holiday season, but the possibilities are endless. Let’s cut it down, okay?
“Artists in residence: seventeen artists and their places of life, from Giverny to Casa Azul”
By Melissa Wyse, illustrated by Kate Lewis (Chronicle Books). $ 16.99
Find out where the magic happened: This illustrated guide provides an overview of the spaces where Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse and other renowned artists have lived and worked.
“Continue: Thoughts for a New Generation (audiobook)”
By John Lewis, with Andrew Young and Kabir Sehgal, read by Don Cheadle (Grand Central Publishing) $ 22.94
The congressman and civil rights pioneer spent his final months working on this meditation on the ideals that shaped his life and career. Cheadle’s moving storytelling is perfect.
“Black ballerinas: my journey to our heritage”
By Misty Copeland, illustrated by Salena Barnes (Aladdin Books). $ 16.99
The American Ballet Theater ‘s first black principal dancer explores the lives of pioneering artists like Delores Browne and Tai Jimenez, women who paved the way for Copeland’s success.
By Frank Herbert, illustrated by Sam Weber (The Folio Society). 140 $
The recent release of a new film adaptation of Herbert’s 1965 classic has sparked renewed interest in the novel. This beautifully illustrated version is ideal for the ultimate fan.
“Gastro Obscura: A guide for the gastronomic adventurer”
By Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras (Workman Publishing). $ 31.99
Travel across continents with this world-spanning menu that details some of the world’s most innovative foods (mist-based beer, anyone?) With a side of a fascinating culinary history.
By Colson Whitehead (Doubleday). $ 17.91
Double Pulitzer winner Whitehead takes a lighter turn with this detective story, set in the 1950s and 1960s, as ironic as it is exhilarating.
Princeton Architectural Press: in the bookstore puzzle
The charming illustrations in this puzzle – depicting a five-level bookstore (and a few notable customers) – are worth the work of putting together its 1,000 pieces.
The Alabama Booksmith: Signed First Editions Club
Annual subscriptions to this book club deliver a new first edition book signed by the author each month. Previous picks have included books by Jonathan Franzen, Kristin Hannah, and Ann Patchett.
“The secret life of mushrooms: discoveries from a hidden world”
By Aliya Whiteley (Pegasus Books). $ 17.99
Here’s one for nature lovers: a charming compendium on all things mushrooms by a British novelist with a long-standing obsession with the eccentric organism.
“The Spirit and Wisdom of Bridgerton: Official Guide to Lady Whistledown”
By Julia Quinn (Avon). $ 11.99
Is your favorite “Bridgerton” fan pining for the second season of the Netflix series? Relieve their heartache with this collection of memorable book quotes brought to you by Lady Whistledown herself.
“Crying in H Mart”
By Michelle Zauner (Knopf). $ 16.16
You’ve probably heard of this memoir from Michelle Zauner, who is best known for playing in indie rock band Japanese Breakfast. Trust us, his book is worth the hype.
“Towards the South: Essays on Identity, Heritage and Social Change”
By Anjali Enjeti (University of Georgia Press). $ 24.95
This choice of non-fiction offers a nuanced and essential journey to explore what it means to be American. In 20 essays, Enjeti tackles everything from white feminism to voter suppression.