That means the December issue of BookPage is officially available (although I spied it at the library as early as November 26)—and you can start dog-earring our gift guide for readers. We’ve put together 10 roundups of gift books.
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Gift books for art lovers
The Louvre: All the Paintings and The Art Museum
Gift books for bibliophiles
The Shakespeare Guide to Italy, Why Read Moby-Dick?, John Updike’s Higher Gossip, MetaMaus, The Iliad, The Annotated Peter Pan and Harlem Renaissance Novels
Gift books for guys
Monsters in the Movies, Listomania, The Batman Files, Mountaineers, Steam: An Enduring Legacy and A Soldier’s Sketchbook
Gift books for sports junkies
The Big Show, 100 Yards of Glory, When the Garden Was Eden, Shaq Uncut and Room for Improvement
Gift books for style mavens
Katie Ridder Rooms, Southern Living Style, Big, Easy Style and Books Make a Home
Gift books for foodies
The Table Comes First, Balzac’s Omelette, The Great American Ale Trail and See Mix Drink
Gift books for history buffs
A History of the World in 100 Objects, Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History, The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War and Life Upon These Shores
Gift books for music fans
Pearl Jam Twenty, George Harrison, Harry Belafonte’s My Song and Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Gift books for children
My First Farm Friends, The Family Storybook Treasury, Knick-Knack Paddywhack, All Around the World, Doodle Cook, The Wizard of Oz, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-Up Book, Treasured Classics, Legendary Journeys: Ships, My Fabulous Look Book, and The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict’s Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Cunundrums
Gift books for everyone else!
The White House, Comic-Con Episode IV, The RecordSetter Book of World Records, Social Q’s and Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of America
Browse the December issue of BookPage on our website. What gift books are you giving this year? Any more recommendations?