Support your local bookstores and Give Books this holiday!
I love giving books as gifts, but buying a book for someone else requires some thought. It reflects how well you know someone. It can project your own hopes and desires. And it asks for something back from them. Sitting down with a new book is a commitment. When you give a book, you’re offering a portal into another world and you’re asking someone else to step though. Accepting a book recommendation can be a leap of faith, so it’s often best left to the experts. This is what makes local bookstores such a wonderful resource in the community. There’s always someone there willing to help you find the perfect gift.
We’ve called upon booksellers from five of our favorite independent bookstores across the country to give us their top recommendations this holiday season. Today we’re featuring Powell’s Books in Portland, and Parnassus Books in Nashville. Come back tomorrow to hear from Politics & Prose in DC, Common Good Books in St. Paul, and Book People in Austin!
Take the pledge to GIve Books this holiday! For every #GiveBooks tweet, pin, and online signature, we’re donating a book to a child in need. Our goal is to donate 10,000 books by December 15. We’re halfway there but we still need your help. Click here to take the pledge, and please spread the word!
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New York Comic Con 2012 is upon us and guaranteed to be bigger than ever! So here’s an updated list of places where you can feed your faces and drown your sorrows near the Jacob Javits Center this year. Bear in mind, the Javits isn’t the most convenient place on Earth, flung all the way over on…