The best books to give a book lover

Marianne Julia Strauss Author Of Do You Read Me? Bookstores Around The World
By Marianne Julia Strauss

The Books I Picked & Why

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

By Jen Campbell

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

Why this book?

For any friend of yours that loves laughing or is a bookseller or wonders about the strangeness of human mankind often or has ever been in a bookstore, or all of that together, this is a perfect present. Jen Campbell is a bookseller herself and has a fine and hilarious sense of humour that is very contagious and perfectly capable to turn a rainy Saturday afternoon into some well-lived hours.


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Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany

By Jane Mount

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany

Why this book?

From the workspaces of famous authors to bookish quiz questions to portraits of the most adorable bookstore cats, this one is an illustrated love letter to the universe of books. Jane Mount recommends her best reads from memoirs to fantasy, shows her favourite bookstores, and presents songs about books, books that were turned into great films and so much more, including for sure some beautiful book facts that are new to your giftee.


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Library Lion

By Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes

Library Lion

Why this book?

This one by Michelle Knudsen is for the little and future book lovers. Library Lion is not only lovingly illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, it also tells a story of being courageous, thinking outside the box, and of having an open heart for everybody. My 8-year-old nephew loves reading this one with me again and again - including some loud roars of course - and I am the proud auntie that sees him being into libraries and lions as I am.


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The Shadow of the Wind

By Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Lucia Graves

The Shadow of the Wind

Why this book?

If you want your present to be a novel with books being one of the main characters, this mesmerizing masterpiece by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is my choice. The story about a mysterious book and the search for its author is beautifully wrapped in a time span from the wild days of the Spanish Civil War to the Franco regime until the 1960s. Though it’s at least 10 years ago that I read it for the first time, this novel is still giving me shivers (the good ones). 


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Massimo Listri. The World's Most Beautiful Libraries

By Georg Ruppelt, Elisabeth Sladek

Massimo Listri. The World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Why this book?

With its double book size and its weight of 7 kg, this breathtaking tome by Massimo Listri defines the ‘coffee table book’ new - in fact you could use it at coffee table itself! The photos and stories of the most amazing libraries from the 15th to the 19th century will blow you away. As pricyest book of this list it is a perfect present for a milestone birthday for a dear one who loves historical libraries (and who wouldn’t?).


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