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Dec 6 2016

Holiday Gift Pick #2

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Gift Idea #2: ThinkGeek's Harry Potter-themed 1000-piece puzzle

There are actually two versions of this puzzle. We prefer the vintage-travel-style "Ride the Hogwarts Express" one; but the Marauders' Map one is okay too. Both retail for $15.99...

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Dec 6 2016

Holiday Gift Pick #1

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It is time once again, dear readers, for our annual Holiday Gift Guide! We're going to spend the week showcasing some of our favorite book-themed gift ideas, which vary widely in style and price point...

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Dec 23 2015

Shopping for slackers

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It's two days before Christmas, and I have a lot of experience working in bookstores at this time of year, so I thought I'd put together a quickie gift guide for my favorite kind of customer: the kind who shows up at 4:37 PM on Christmas Eve with $300 and no plan, ready to do 100% of their holiday shopping...

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Dec 3 2015

Holiday Gift Guide Idea #8: Any of the literary posters at Pop Chart Lab

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Gift Idea #8: Pop Chart Lab's extremely detailed literature-themed posters ($29)...

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Dec 3 2015

Holiday Gift Guide Idea #7: 2016 Jane Austen calendar

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Gift Idea #7: "Amiable Rancor", the Republic of Pemberley's 2016 Jane Austen calendar ($19.99)...

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Dec 3 2015

Holiday Gift Guide Idea #6: Literary subscription boxes

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Gift Idea #6: Literary subscription boxes (approx. $30 to $50 per box)...

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Dec 2 2015

Holiday Gift Guide Idea #5: Any of the great Alice's Adventures in Wonderland anniversary editions

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Gift Idea #5: Any of the 3 billion (or so) 150th anniversary editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (approx. $10 to $50)...

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Dec 2 2015

Holiday Gift Guide Idea #4: Edward Gorey anything

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Gift Idea #4: Any of the many fine goods at the Edward Gorey House Store (prices vary)...

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Dec 1 2015

Holiday Gift Guide Idea #3: MOMA bookends

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Gift Idea #3: Hiroaki Watanabe's Indice Bookends ($25)...

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Dec 1 2015

Holiday Gift Guide Idea #2: "2 Spaces 4 America" Hoodie

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Gift Idea #2: Any of the new Bloom County products, really, but particularly the "2 Spaces for America" hoodie ($49)...

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Dec 1 2015

Holiday Gift Guide Idea #1: Harry Potter artwork

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Dear readers, it is once again time for the Wordcandy Holiday Gift Guide. As usual, we're running late, but (also as usual) we've found some awesome stuff.


Gift Idea #1: Harry Potter artwork from MinaLima (Prices vary, but are all high)...

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Dec 3 2014

So... many... links... (The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide)

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Behold, our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! Prices range from $118 to $7.95, and links are provided below

1. Marquee Lights - Ampersand...

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Dec 6 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Something to read aloud

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Gift Idea #8: The e-book edition of Irene Iddesleigh, by Amanda McKittrick Ros ($3.49)

You're gonna have to bear with me on this one...

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Dec 6 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Snuggly blankets (which I'm hoping is not a brand name)

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Gift Idea #7: Throw blankets

Wordcandy reading should always be a comfortable experience, and having a warm and fuzzy blanket to wrap up in can really help with that. PB Teen (the only even semi-reasonably-priced part of the Pottery Barn empire, IMO) currently has some great throw blankets on sale, including...

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Dec 5 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Animal Bookends

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Gift Idea #6: Zuny Bookends

Zuny Bookends are cheerful and sturdy (they're made of synthetic leather, so your kid would need to put in some serious effort to chew through one), and come in pretty much whatever animal form you can think of...

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Dec 5 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Literary posters

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Gift Idea #5: Jane Austen posters by PemberleyPond

I have some quibbles: These ladies got Sir William Lucas's name wrong on their Pride and Prejudice poster...

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Dec 4 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Roots: The Definitive Compendium, by Diane Morgan

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Gift Idea #4: Roots: The Definitive Compendium, by Diane Morgan

In addition to being the winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for "Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian" cookbooks* and the winner of the 2013 IACP Cookbook Award for single subject-cookbooks, Diane Morgan's book Roots (cover price $40, can be found for considerably less online) is...

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Dec 4 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Harry Potter necklace

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Gift Idea #3 Harry Potter necklace

Etsy is overflowing with Harry Potter-themed jewelry and clothing, but I fell in love with this delicate sterling silver "Glasses" necklace ($34). It manages to be both pretty...

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Dec 3 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Bizarrely specific journals

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Gift Idea #2: Blank Books

It doesn't matter what your friends and loved ones are into: trust me, there's probably a journal for it, and journals are almost always a safe and affordable gift. Check out BuyOlympia's wide selection of blank books and guided journals, which offer...

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Dec 3 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Kate Beaton t-shirts

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This year we're doing our Wordcandy-approved holiday gift list a little differently: we're going to put together a series of eight mini posts, each featuring a different gift idea. Like always, we're way late with these suggestions (our sincerest apologies to our Hanukkah-celebrating readers), but at least all of our suggestions are well under fifty bucks...

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May 9 2013

A guide to adulthood

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If you're looking for a literary graduation gift, you might want to check out Kelly Williams Brown's Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps. I usually give out copies of Stella Gibbons's Cold Comfort Farm (my personal Guide to Life), but this Publishers Weekly excerpt from Ms. Williams Brown's book is pretty great...

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Dec 12 2011

The gift of library signage

One last gift idea:I totally covet this vintage-style wooden "Library" sign from Three Potato Four. The sign was inspired by public library signage from the 1950s, and costs a (relatively) reason...

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Dec 2 2011

Wordcandy's Holiday Gift List: 2011 Edition

It's December, and that means it's time for Wordcandy to release our annual Holiday Gift Guide! We've chosen a variety of deeply awesome potential gifts for the bibliophiles on your shopping list...

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Nov 30 2010

Wordcandy's Holiday Gift List: 2010 Edition

It's that time of year again, dear readers—time for our annual list of Wordcandy-friendly gift suggestions! Behold ten of our favorite book-related goods ranging in price from $10 to $100:1.Jonat...

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Apr 21 2010

Class act

Aw... in a particularly cool move, Powell's Books is celebrating Earth Day by giving away a free reusable Powell's tote bag with the purchase of any three used books.This offer is good through Apr...

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May 8 2009

Class act

In a truly classy gesture*, Jean Schulz (wife of the late Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts) has donated one million dollars towards renovating Sullivant Hall, the future home of the Cartoon Libr...

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May 9 2008

Mother's Day gifts for the procrastinator (Part II)

Sadly, some of us don't have $50 to spend on our mothers (even if said mothers are worth every penny). If you're shopping for Mom on a limited budget, we suggest hitting up your local Goodwill or ...

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May 9 2008

Mother's Day Gifts for the procrastinator (Part I)

Many of us woke up this morning, glanced at our calendars, and realized: Sweet Georgia peaches, Mother's Day is this weekend. (Seriously, how did it sneak up on us like this?) So if you're in the ...

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Dec 13 2007

Make every word tell

Here is the Wordcandy stocking stuffer of choice: a new, gorgeously illustrated version of our personal bible, Strunk and White's The Elements of Style:Is it not awesome? This elegant $15 paperbac...

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Dec 5 2007

Wordcandy's 2007 Gift List

Well, the holiday season is upon us. On the one hand, that means we're broke. But on the other, it also means that we get to compile our annual list of elegant, affordable, Wordcandy-worthy gift...

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