I’m trying out a new meme today–it’s hosted over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, and you can join the fun by clicking on the icon above! Each week a new bookish question is posted. This week’s question is:
What book would you recommend for a Christmas present?
This is actually a tough question! Tastes in books are so individual–what I like to read may not be what you like to read. However, there is a book that has become my surefire “go-to gift” for book lovers of all types and for all occasions.
Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller’s Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages by Michael Popek is a wonderful gift for anyone who loves books, and especially for anyone who enjoys the adventure of searching through used book stores. This wonderful book is filled with photos of objects found in used books—pictures, notes, news clippings, postcards, receipts, old letters, and much more—it’s fascinating to imagine who these books and objects originally belonged to, and how they all ended up in the author’s used book store. Each object is paired with a photo of the book where that particular item was found. This is a great book for browsing, and it’s hard to put down–it’s so easy to get caught up in imagining the stories behind the objects on these pages!
How about you? Do you give the gift of books at Christmas or on other gift-giving occasions? Are there any books that you typically give as gifts? Please share!