Oooh, I just love a good holiday gift guide! So after I helped put one together for Queen Anne Book Company, I surfed the websites of the independent bookstores of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and found MORE.
Take a browse. You might even want to share your favorite lists because not everyone is lucky enough to have a real, live independent bookstore nearby. With these lists and orders through store’s websites, everyone can shop indie, even if they can’t shop locally.
Holiday Gift Guides from Pacific Northwest bookstores:
- Rediscovered Books, Boise, ID has super-creative themed gift packages. “The Dapper Dame?” “The Everyday Sommelier?” Yes, please!
- Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, MT offers staff picks and visiting author gift recommendations
- Grass Roots Books & Music in Corvallis, OR lists staff picks for stocking stuffers, adult and kid gifts, and cards.
- The Duck Store (Eugene, OR and other physical locations) holiday offerings include lots of green and yellow goodies.
- Murder by the Book in Portland, OR has a nifty holiday newsletter online.
- Powell’s in Oregon lists recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and kids.
- Village Books in Bellingham, WA breaks gift recommendations down by intended recipients, including Grandmas and Grandpas.
- Elliott Bay Book Company‘s Holiday Gazette is on their site for easy online shopping.
- Queen Anne Book Company‘s elves (including me) recommend gifts for different folks, including “the fan of page turners” and “the reader who has it all,” then shows recommendations staff member by staff member.
- Audubon Society of Portland Nature Store even put together a gift idea video with a Nutcracker score.
Many stores also use the PNBA Holiday Catalog online as well as in the store. You can find links on the sites for Oregon Books, Waucoma Bookstore, Broadway Books, Paulina Springs, Orca Books, and Liberty Bay Books.
And our virtual shopping tour can’t be complete without a visit to a site that gets to the heart of the spirit of giving: the Holiday Giving Tree at Annie Bloom’s in Portland.