Gift Guide: For The Bookworm In Your Life

Gift Guide: For The Bookworm In Your Life
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 15, 2009

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Her book collection is so extensive that her place has become a pseudo-library. She loves to share her babies, but with so many sticky hands on her books, it’s hard for her to keep track of what’s been checked out. That’s where this personal Library Kit comes to the rescue. It includes all the tools used by pro-librarians: 20 self-adhesive pockets and checkout cards, date stamp and inkpad, pencil. Let’s just hope she doesn’t start charging a fee for late returns.

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If reading is the last thing she does every night before turning over to sleep, this reading light will keep her from disturbing her partner or roommate’s sleep with a bright light. This innovative device only illuminates the page you are reading, so no glares, reflection or shadows! Simply place the sleek light on the page and read. It’s so thin that she can even use it as a bookmark.

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She may be drowning in bookmarks, but we can assure you none of them come close to these. Instead of using flimsy paper bookmarks that tear and bend, give her a Hookmark. Unlike traditional bookmarks, these hook over the book’s spine to stay put. They come in sterling silver, gold-plated brass or silver plated brass. Choose one or two with a beautiful glass stone for some eye candy while she reads.

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Sonia Sanchez’s poetry is a must for all readers. Period.

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Imagine her delight when she sees her name in the pages of a book! You’ll score a home run with any book worm with this personalized gift. Choose a book and then choose one or more names that you want to have featured in the book.

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You either love the Kindle or are so opposed to its presence in the world. But no one can deny the convenience of carrying one device (which stores lists of books) rather than a few bulky paperbacks in your carry-on.

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Every book worm has to have a bookshelf to house her library. Is she prone to piling her books up around the house? If the answer is yes, she’s probably in need of a good, sturdy bookshelf to better maintain her books. This Louis Philippe Bookcase with glass doors is a sophisticated piece with a beautiful finish that will enhance her home decor.

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This is the perfect companion for any book club member. These trusty cards aid in jump-starting compelling analysis of any book with thought provoking questions that promise lively book club meetings.

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Everyone should own one of these for the amazing shots of the young King of Pop.

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She’ll need a solid shelf or table to support this epic sized book weighing in at a whopping 18 pounds. Jazzlife is a visual, historical documentation by famed photographer William Claxton of the Jazz scene in the U.S. in 1960. Classic images of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus speak as much about the birth of this true American art form as it does about the state of the country at that time. This limited edition collector’s edition which comes with four signed and numbered prints is packaged in a cloth covered box. Truly a precious collector’s item.

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What do you get when an ultra-luxurious label like Chanel and Assouline , a leading publisher celebrated for its chic and fine illustrated graphics come together? An overdose of style is what. This decadent quilted leather-bound slipcase with metal Chanel logo holds the inimitable fashion house’s ground breaking accomplishments in three memoirs.

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Hip-Hop culture has, since its inception, been a means of expression, release and income for many African-Americans. This fascinating book by the genre’s leading MC examines where the culture has been, where it’s going and how we can preserve it.

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Gail Buckland’s photography book pays homage to the unsung photographers behind 200 of the most iconic pop-culture images seared in our heads. Who could forget the shot of Hendrix
setting his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967? Priceless. Along with interviews with the photographers on capturing their famous images, Who Shot Rock & Roll includes intimate backstage and on stage portraits of an array of pop artists spanning several decades from Tina Turner (who graces the cover) to Jay-Z. Flipping through this visual masterpiece will have your bookworm nostalgic.

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