holiday gifts

The BIG 2017 Gift List (Part II: Tots, Big Kids, and Teens!)

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Nieces and nephews coming to visit for the holidays? New baby joining the family just in time for all the festivity? Voracious book-eating teenager in the house? Keep everyone happy with a book to unwrap! Our booksellers name their go-to gift suggestions for all ages, from classic favorites to new releases: Read the rest of this entry »

Writers to the Rescue: Your Favorite Authors Share Their Gift Lists

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Catherine, Lauren, and Tristan with Emily St. John Mandel (in nametag), author of Station Eleven and your personal gift-helper
Catherine, Lauren, and Tristan with Emily St. John Mandel (in nametag), author of Station Eleven and your personal gift-helper

Wait — Christmas is next week? What?! If you, like us, are in a bit of denial about how fast this holiday season is going, don’t panic. Some of our featured authors from this year have agreed to share their shopping lists, and you may feel free to copy them shamelessly in your gift-giving. Read the rest of this entry »

What Book People Give When They Give Books: Our Ultimate Holiday Guide

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The best thing about Parnassus Books staff: They’re real people. They love to read and talk about books, and they also have a wide range of other interests. They have cool hobbies, nerdy obsessions, favorite bands, beloved pets (see: Sparky, above, getting into the holiday spirit), friends and families. Many of them have fascinating past careers and world travels. Some of them are writers or have worked in publishing. And all of them have holiday parties to go to and gifts to give, which means that just like everyone else, they’ve been making shopping lists. So when a group of professional book-people with diverse interests give presents, what do they pick? We asked our booksellers to share their lists. Read the rest of this entry »