As digital as I am, when it comes to books nothing beats cracking open a real paper book and smelling that new scent of paper. Ah! Books become memories and I am lucky that while growing up my parents would always give me books as gifts. Some of my childhood books (where some are at least 35 years old) adorn my daughter's bookshelf, taped up tattered spines and all.
As the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping soon arrives, Chronicle Books has started a wonderful idea for us to share the gift of a good book with their Give Books campaign. Whether you are young or old, no one can deny how special a good book can really be. Think of a special book you love and want to share or match a book to your BFF's personality.
This holiday, Give Books!
Books make the perfect gift: They're personal. They're beautiful. They can inspire creativity and transport you to another world. Driven by a shared love of books, reading, and a commitment to support bookstores and literacy, Chronicle is launching a community-driven campaign to Give Books this holiday. We're partnering with authors, artists, bloggers, bookstores, and librarians to share their favorite reads and inspire your gift-giving this season. Whether you love the smell of books, the feel of paper, or the sight of colorful spines lining the shelves, join us this holiday and Give Books.
Now through December 31, enjoy 30% off + free ground shipping on all holiday orders at ChronicleBooks.com! Enter discount code GIVEBOOKS at checkout.
I've chosen 10 books and paper goods below which I plan to give to family and friends this holiday season. And guess what? You can win each of these 10 books too by entering this giveaway. Simply leave a comment to this post to enter. The giveaway will run through this week and end on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 5pm PST.
Note: This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced soon. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Here are my 10 picks for the holiday gifts for my family and friends:
Boo Little Dog in the Big City ($12.95)
100 Years in Fashion ($40)
Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful ($29.95)
Step It Up Knits ($22.95)
Paris in Color ($19.95)
Decorate Workshop ($27.50)
Liberty Art Nouveau Notecard Set ($15.95)
Julia Rothman Bookshelf 2013 Agenda ($12.99)