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Holidays 2021 Gift Guide

This has been an abundant year of book releases, from debut authors to authors we have loved over the years. Literati staff have put their heads together to provide you recommendations of books and Literati gear for holiday gifting. The list includes 2021 releases, as well as other titles we treasure — and think someone in your life may, too. It's a long list that runs the gamut from joyful reads to insightful thoughts to current events and into the future.

Discover Literati's 2nd Floor

If you haven't visited our reimagined 2nd floor, you're in for a wonderful surprise. First you'll be greeted at the top of the stairs with toys for tykes to teenagers, lots and lots of fun jigsaw puzzles for all ages, crossword puzzles and game books, as well as greeting cards, posters and prints. All our kids books have been moved upstairs, where there's an extensive collection of young adult, middle reader, picture, and board books just waiting to be discovered.

Early Fall 2021: Changing Perceptions

Fall is a time of change. Summer is coming to an end: leaves are beginning to change colors, the sun has shifted, and many are returning to school or moving into a new home. Here at Literati Bookstore we see Fall as a time for people to discover new ways of living in, being a part of, and seeing the world with books that can inspire, educate, and open new doors to change.  —  Literati bookseller Carla Bayha curated this expansive reading list.

Beach Reads

The heat is on, which means it's time to head north to the beach with more books in your suitcase than a change of clothing! Nothing says beach read like a good romantic comedy . . . or a mystery to get lost in . . . or just some great storytelling. Here's some suggestions for sunny sandy reading.

Kids Nature Books

Summer, ah! What a wonderful time of year to teach your young ones about the great outdoors and get them started on a path towards learning about and loving the natural world. Here's some suggestions of nature picture and board books for children, as well as outdoor interactive activity books that will keep them busy all summer.

Father's Day!

There's many ways to honor and spoil the most important guy in your life — DAD! We think there's nothing like a good book for him to get lost in as he dozes off on his hammock or chaise lounge on this one day that he doesn't have to mow the lawn! Here are suggestions for sweet board books gifted from daddy's favorite litte one, along with sports books, novels, and non-fiction books we think he'd enjoy unwrapping this Sunday. Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!

Pride Month

Pride Month is celebrated every June as a tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall Riots. Pride parades, festivals, and concerts are taking place around the world all month long. On June 1, 2021, the U.S. the White House released this proclamation on June 1, 2021 for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer pride month.

Garden Season

Literati staff member Carla is our resident Gardener Genuis Supreme. She and her partner Andy have spectacular gardens in which they grow plants most of us don't even know exist. This is her selection of gardening books, just in time for gardening season, with reviews that feature her wonderful gardening tips and tidbits.

Books for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 9. It wasn't easy whittling down to these suggestions of books to gift your mother . . . because there are so many possibilities on our bookshelves! This list includes new literary fiction, memoir/biographies, children's picture books, cookbooks, and nonfiction. We think there's just the right something here for your mom!