One Stop Book Shop: A Bunch of Bookish Gift Guides

Alison Peters

Staff Writer

Alison Peters surrounds herself with books, green things, animals and love. A Creative Writing M.F.A. holder with a day job that shall not be named, Alison is also working on a Masters in Library and Information Science. Currently cohabitating with her partner in the Northernmost outpost of San Francisco’s East Bay, she spends her spare time exercising her big dog so he won’t get annoyed with her, reading everything she can get her hands on, and then writing about it all. If you’re ever interested in discussing Harry Potter, Alison re-reads the series at least once a year, so drop her a line.

We’ve noticed a ton of bookish gift guide lists floating around this year, which makes book lovers really really happy. Until you disagree with everything on the list and decide to write your own, that is. So here are some bookish gift guides to get your creative book-giving-juices going. Or your anti-list. Whichever.

The best of bookish gift guides

From Random House: Great Book Gifts for Writers

From SF Gate: Book recommendations from authors and Architecture Book Gift Guide

From Television Without Pity: Best TV books

From AfterEllen: Gift Guide for the Bisexual Biblioholic

From Barnes & Noble: Books for Everyone On Your List 

From NY Times: Holiday Book Gift Guide

From MotherReader: 150 Ways to Give a Book

From Road Cycling UK: Cycling Books

From Huffington Post: Three Great Books for Lovers of France (and Food) and Perfect Holiday Gift Books

From Toronto Sun: Ultimate Gift Guide for Book Lovers 

From Newsday: Holiday Gift Guide: Books

From How-To Geek: Books for Boys, Girls, Geeks, and Sentient Robots

From LA Times: Holiday Books Guide

From PsychCentral: 10 Powerful Psychology Books to Give

From Courtney Summers: YA Recs for the Holiday Season

From Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian: Queer Canadian Books for Everyone! and Don’t Bring Me Figgy Pudding, Bring Me Books!

From Astrostraddle: Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Finicky Feminists Want Books

From Librarian in Black: Gift Guide for Librarians and Book Lovers

From BBC Travel: Gift Guide 2013: Books

Got a list of your own or a link to share?