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From Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle and A Hologram for the King, comes this inventive, cinematic story of one ordinary man's dreams of flight.
In Understanding the Sky -- illustrated by over 150 of the author's photographs -- we see the everyday world sprawling 3,000 feet below through the eyes of a man on the day of his long dreamed-of first flight in a tiny ultralight aircraft. Who is this man? He wants to fly. What is this man searching for? He is searching for a bit of escape. Maybe some danger. Has he told his wife about this? He has not told his wife about this.
Once again, Eggers invites us to move beyond our notions of how stories can be told and how a book can be experienced. At once a tightly written story and a beautifully designed art book -- Understanding the Sky combines breathtaking aerial photos with a searching, funny meditation on the things we put in between ourselves and our dreams.
Last year coloring books were the hottest gift and this year the trend is continuing. We have more this year and they are flying off the shelves. Coloring is said to help reduce anxiety, create focus, and give a feeling of tranquility.
You can never go wrong with a good novel. With over 8000 books in our fiction section, 3000 in our science-fiction/fantasy section, and 4000 in our mysteries you should be able to find something to give or just for yourself.
Being human means that we need to eat and that usually means some cooking has to happen. We have cookbooks that range from general everyday cooking to the extravagant, from soups to desserts, and from every corner of the world. When you give a cookbook bookmark a few of the recipes you find the most appealing so the receiver has a good place to start when trying to decide what to make first.
This past year we brought in more history books than any other subject. So much came in that we had to move some sections around just to make more space. It is enjoyable to delve into a part of history and learn as much as you can which is why history books make great gifts.
The perfect stocking stuffer item. It will hold your book open to the page you need and keep your hands free. Perfect for cookbooks, textbooks, and heavy books. With handy conversions and in 3 colors, Book Bones make a great gift.
Gifting a journal allows the receipent to write their own story, jot down their ideas and thoughts, draw when inspired, and keep notes and lists.
Why choose a book for someone when you can give them the opportunity to choose it for themselves? Jane Addams Book Shop gift cards can be purchased for any amount, used on anything in the store, and you can even pick out a hand made envelope.