As they put it, “We seek to bring you the most literate, quirky, smart, useful, and fun items possible for your gift-giving pleasure!’
Part One of their recommendations featured the categories Picture Books, Food and Drink, and Cats. (The store has resident cats, so of course they need their own recommendations, like Atticus’s review of Cat Bingo, the game pictured at left.)
Part Two contains “Awesome Books,” Regional History, and Fiction. A sample:
Speaking American – Josh Katz
I grew up in a number of places, so personally witnessed the soda/pop/sodee wars, but was still unprepared when I went to Wisconsin for college and people kept talking about bubblers. The what? These endlessly fascinating linguistic maps show the divides in our country are not just political. [sweet pea]
Would you let Juliet live? How about letting her turn into a spinster pirate instead of ever meeting Romeo? Ryan North finally gives us the liberty to re-write Shakespearean classics in a choose-your-own-adventure format. A ridiculously fun time is guaranteed! [Nicole]
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