Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas from the Warwick's Staff

It’s that time of year—Holiday Season; where everyone is running around frantically trying to check names off of their gift lists in time for the holiday. This where the Warwick’s staff shines. We love the challenge of finding that perfect gift; whether it is a book, toy, jewelry, or any of the other fun and gorgeous items in the store—we always enjoy trying to match people with a great gift. Last year, the Book Department put together a list of our favorite handsells for the season and it was a real hit with our customers, so this year in the same spirit, our dedicated staff is taking a moment to give you a glimpse at some of our top gift book ideas for the season.

Jim, Bookseller:
Into the Unknown by Stewart Ross “Fourteen historic journeys (Leif Erickson, Marco Polo, and many more), complete with colorful illustrations of the route and how they traveled. Fold-out illustrations of the adventures adds to this excellent gift for young and old.”

The Most of Nora Ephron “A complete collection of the late writer's humorous and often biographical essays, books, blogs, and screenwriting credits (When Harry Met Sally) and the script for her recent Broadway debut, Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks.”

Janet, Bookseller:
“Something Dark”: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
“Something Light”: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
“Something Cozy”: Susan Hill's A Question of Identity
“Something Bright”: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
“For a Teen”: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
“For a Tween”: First Light by Rebecca Stead
“ For a Baby”: Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden

Sam, Local Author Coordinator:
The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin “It’s a reference book that’s easily as entertaining as any of the novels listed on its pages.”

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes “Duh”

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan “This is definitely one of the best debuts of the year—funny, poignant and well-written!

Mary Lee, Bookseller:
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg “I gave this to my all-girl gang for Christmas with the promise of a fun book club evening in January 2014! Smart, funny, and charming—the perfect holiday read.”

The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook “Its festive cover is in keeping with all the festive ideas inside! Full of famous chef special recipes, as well as menu ideas, food for gift giving, and creative decorating ideas. I’m putting this in my Christmas list for sure!

Adriana, Bookseller:
Perfect for the budding fashionista or the veteran fashion addict in your life…

Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years edited by Alexander Vreeland
Dior Glamour: 1952-1962 by Mark Shaw
The Fashion Book by Phaidon Press

Great Fiction & Non-fiction for the finicky person in your life who needs great writing and a great story…

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Last but not least, for the lovable oddball in your life, this is beautifully and cheekily put together.

Taxidermy by Alexis Turner

Heather, Marketing Coordinator:
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion “This smart new novel is a prefect crossover novel for adults and teens of either sex. Quirky and well-written it is a pleasure to read.”

Boxed Dashiel Hammet from the Library of America “Perfect for the mystery fan. Who doesn’t love Hammet? This deluxe collector’s box is the most comprehensive collection of Hammet’s works around. I’d pair it with a DVD copy of The Maltese Falcon and make it a package!”

George Hurrell's Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992 by Mark A. Viera “For the film fan, this is a beautiful coffee table book that presents over 400 of master glamour photographer George Hurrell’s Hollywood portraits. I’m a big fan of Hurrell, and find this book to be absolutely gorgeous.”

Margie, Office Department:
Daily Calm: 365 Days of Serenity by National Geographic “It’s good as a gift, it’s good for everyone. This is just such a soothing book. I read from it every morning and before I go to bed. A simply wonderful book, perfect as a gift."

Acacia, Bookseller:
The Moth edited by Catherine Burns, Catherine Burns, Adam Gopnik “Everyone has that one person on their list that's impossible to shop for. This year, battle the indecision of gift giving with 50 of the greatest true stories ever told at The Moth in New York. Even the most finicky reader will love hearing the story of how a doctor tried to save the life of Mother Teresa, how famous recording artists deal with "ear worms", and what it was like for an ordinary New York teenager to leave the United States and become the favorite girlfriend to a Pasha in the Middle East.”

America Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett “Perfect for the fantasy lovers in your life! A near perfect blend of the quirky and the macabre, American Elsewhere reads like a collaboration between Norman Rockwell and Salvador Dali. Readers of writers like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will be sure to eat up this unique take on small town America.”

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell “A whip-smart, funny, electrifying romance that's great for both teens and the young at heart. Eleanor & Park will remind you of how wonderful it was to be in love for the first time.”

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton “A near perfect yarn! Perfect for lovers of mystery and historical fiction.”

Adrian, Head Book Buyer:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
The Andalucian Friend  by Alexander Soderberg

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