Off the Shelf: Use BookPage to Help Buy Christmas Gifts for Every Family Member

By Sharon Saye on November 22, 2017 from Off the Shelf via

The fall weather appears to finally have arrived and with the advent of Thanksgiving, readers can no longer pretend that Christmas is not rapidly approaching.  Obviously for any recent visitor to the mall, the hectic Christmas shopping season is now upon us.  Of course, what would a librarian recommend for Christmas gifts except books?  And for all of those readers who like to get books or buy books for friends and family, the December edition of “BookPage” is a definite must.  “BookPage” is a regular monthly handout provided free at the library.  It includes reviews, interviews, columns, departments, and feature articles on that month’s new books.
The December issue also includes a Holiday Catalog Bonus with 14 pages of gift ideas for book lovers.  This section ranges from Books to Explore to Interesting Lives with pages on Christmas, Children’s, Cooking, Fiction, and Nonfiction.  The books recommended range from the expected such as John Grisham’s “The Rooster Bar,” to Wiley Cash’s “The Last Ballad,” to Nina George “The Little Paris Bookshop,” to nonfiction titles such as Dan Rather’s “What Unites Us,” Kate Moore’s “Radium Girls,” Bill O’Reilly”s “Killing England,” and Scott Kelly’s “Endurance.”
There are cookbooks from Jamie Oliver to the Six Sisters and for children, the recommendations include Margaret Wise Brown’s “Good Day, Good Night,” Philip Pullman’s “The Book of Dust,” and Erin Hunter’s “The Warriors” series.
Even if you aren’t a book giver, the regular part of this issue of “BookPage” offers an article on Olaf Olafsson, and a portrait of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Since it is the last issue of the year, it also includes the editors’ pick of the 25 best books of the year.  It also features dozens of columns such as “Wrap Up a Real Treat,” “Awesome Audio Gifts,” “Crashing into a Seriously Cold Case,” “Meet You under the Mistletoe,” “America’s Fascinating Past and Present,” and “Guides for Spiritual Seekers.”  With details on 275 books, BookPage is a great place to start for both book readers and book lovers alike.
So take advantage of this latest issue of “BookPage” and keep your eye out for each month’s copies.  They are available at both circulation desks.

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