6 Cool, Quirky Books To Give This Season



Author Neil Gaiman said, “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!”

This list appeared on ksl.com as one of my book columns. To see it, CLICK HERE. 

folio christmas carol collectable

  1. The Folio Society Collectables

The Folio Society, known for incredible editions of favorite books, offers a new line of novels this Christmas season. With the same high quality and beauty, these books are portable and ready to read. Enjoy these four titles: “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” by Anita Loos, “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Arthur Conan Doyle.

shakespeare star wars

  1. “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope” by Ian Doescher

With excitement over the new “Star Wars” film filling the Christmas air, why not give a fan this book to go with his movie tickets. A unique reimagining of both the classic bard’s language and the “Star Wars” story, this book, and its sequels, were instant hits. The book also includes amazing artwork.


  1. “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” by Mary Roach

Got a science geek on your list? Mary Roach’s books, including this “New York Times” bestseller, explore scientific matters in quirky, fascinating and often hilarious ways. This book dives into the strange lives of bodies after death.


  1. “Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New York” by Randy Kennedy

For the traveler you know, pick up this fascinating book. “Subwayland,” adapted from Randy Kennedy’s award-winning “The New York Times” column “Tunnel Vision,” explores the history, inhabitants, wildlife, and legends of the New York subway.

home alone pic book

  1. “Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook” by John Hughes, illustrated by Kim Smith

“Home Alone” hit holiday theaters 25 years ago, and is still the #1 highest-grossing live-action comedy film of all time. Delight fans with this vibrant illustrated picture books, a great edition to the family library.

improbable libraries

  1. “Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Libraries” by Alex Johnson

And because readers love books most of all, this stunning book of photography. Take an incredible trip through the places that house history, knowledge, culture, fantasy, and ideas. From open garden libraries to loaded shelves on boats, see the images and read what the librarians have to say about these invaluable places.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Hope you all have a wonderful season full of good books, happy family, and yummy food.



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