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Gift Ideas from the Bookstore Dec 17 - 20

Every year in November and December I spend a fair amount of time looking for gift ideas. I look through newspaper ads, browse through magazines and even 'google' for gift ideas. There is a lot of pleasure derived from giving a gift you know will be enjoyed, and many of us share in the quest to find meaningful gifts. In the spirit of the season I decided to make a few suggestions for you to consider. As we like to say, Books are the gift that can be opened again and again.

An easy and thoughtful gift is a gift certificate. This, of course, allows the recipient to choose exactly what they want. And you're not just giving a book, you're giving the opportunity to spend time browsing through the bookstore! Gift certificates are available in any denomination. If you buy a gift certificate for $5.00 or more you will also receive a lovely handmade card while supplies last. Another idea is a nostalgic gift. How about a book that brings back memories, takes one back to earlier, simpler times, maybe The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew Mysteries? If money is no object (?) or you want to splurge, I have a couple suggestions. For the admirer of President Ronald Reagan there is a signed copy of Where's the Rest Of Me by Ronald Reagan for $500.00.  For the art lover, and fan of Edward Hopper we have the definitive, complete catalogue of Hopper's oils, watercolors and illustrations in a 4 volume boxed set. The volumes include essays, illustrations and a reference CD (for PC). These are both in our Collectibles Case, ask to look through the case you may find something else that interests you. Finally, we still have a very nice selection of Gift-quality books in both fiction and non-fiction, children's and adult books.

CarolM