Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gift Ideas - Books

So in the spirit of gearing up for the holidays... our usual Etsy item picks will be replaced with Etsy and non Etsy items that would make great gifts! This week's theme.... books.

Love Letters of Great Men by John C. Kirkland
I bought this item a few weeks ago for myself and love it. Easy to pick up and put down. Complete, actual love letters of great men like Lord Byron, John Keats, Voltaire, Georget down. Washington, Mozart, Beethoven, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Woodrow Wilson, and more. You'll recognize it from the movie version of Sex and the City. Inspiring words form brilliant men and the women they loved.
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Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know
Instructions for Life From the Everyday to the Exotic by Lauren Smith
Molly pointed this book out to me a few weeks ago. I purchased it for a friend's birthday but it would make a good gift for a sibling or inquisitive friend. The graphics are great and easy to follow. We love books like this. purchase here from

Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images
Molly and I went to LACMA a few weekends ago to see this exhibit. We both purchased this book.. for gifts of course. Actually I love mine so much I might keep it.. I know I know spirit of giving. But with 300 iconic portraits from Vanity Fair's 95-year history, who could resist? Photographs by Edward Steichen, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, and Annie Leibovitz capture some of the best-know figures from the worlds of art, film, music, sports, business, and politics.
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