Books give the gift of time spent alone. They serve to inspire, they serve to educate and they offer escapism. They are thoughtful, they are useful, they last forever. Books can offer something for everyone; they cover just about every subject under the sun.
Here are some selections for the young and not-so young available at Books & Books that could make great gifts for family, friends or colleagues:
by Raymond Briggs
It wouldn’t be Christmas without “The Snowman.” Narrated entirely through pictures, capturing the wonder of Christmas magic, it is as beautiful now as it was 40 years ago.
“Last Stop On The Reindeer Express”
by Maudie Powell-Tuck and Karl James Mountford
A magical tale of love and adventure, brought to life by peep-through pages, lift-the-flaps and breathtaking illustrations. This imaginative picture book provides an interactive story that is especially appreciated by families that can’t all be together for Christmas.
“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (Rifle Paper Co Edition)
by Lewis Carroll
More than 70 full-colour illustrations from Anne Bond adorn this 150th commemorative edition of Lewis Carroll’s classic. A beautiful gift for children to treasure forever.
“A Year Off”
by Alexandra & David Brown
This one is for the daydreamer in all of us. Part travel guide, part memoir. Full to the brim of stylish and inspired photographs and lots of practical travel advice, this is the perfect book to awaken the wanderlust in you.
by Grey Malin
This book offers an incredible collection of awe-inspiring photographs of luxurious travel destinations that inspire every lover of travel and photography to get outside and to explore.
“The House That Pinterest Built”
by Diane Keaton
Actress Diane Keaton turned to Pinterest when she embarked on a renovation project, bringing online images to life and creating an incredible living space. She then turned her project into a book overflowing with stunning pictures and decorative details for us to devour.
“Bestia: Italian Recipes Created
in the Heart of L.A.”
by Genevieve Gergis,
Lesley Suter and Ori Menashe
Popular Los Angeles restaurant Bestia offers a one-stop shop for any budding Italian cooks with recipes for everything from negroni cocktails to salami, to coffee ice cream and, of course, pasta.
“Plantlab: Crafting The Future of Food”
by Matthew Kenney
Elegantly designed and gorgeously photographed, this book celebrates innovative vegan cuisine at the highest level. It is a feast for the senses.