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Gift Ideas 2014
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|Our Gift Ideas for this holiday season|
Ready or not, the gift-giving season is upon us! |
Whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or any other opportunity to give presents during the dark days of the winter solstice, we’ve got ideas aplenty. As in previous years, the ABC Staff has looked through their sections and hand-picked various choice literary jewels for your gift-giving pleasure.
Over the past month we've posted our tips in a series of blog posts and recommendation lists, and here they are:
Gift Ideas for Artists
Gift Ideas for Fashionistas
Gift Ideas for Chefs
Gift Ideas for Travelers
Gift Ideas for Film and TV Buffs
Gift Ideas for Historians
Gift Ideas for Business People
Gift Ideas for the Socially Aware
Gift Ideas for Nature Lovers
Gift Ideas for Fringers
Gift Ideas for Spiritualists
Gift Ideas for Thinkers
Gift Ideas for Geeks
Gift Ideas for Sleuths
Gift Ideas for Avid Readers
Gift Ideas for The Littlest Ones
Gift Ideas for Tweens and Young Adults
Gift Ideas for People Who Don't Like Books
We hope you will find lots of inspiration in them, but remember that these titles only represent a tiny fraction of the books on offer in our stores. Please be sure to stop by to see what else there is in the area of your interest.
|Guess the Gift Idea!|
Did you come to the Blind Book Date party last Saturday and want to relive it a little bit? Here are some gift idea descriptions from the ABC book buyers, as used in our Gift Ideas posts. |
Can you guess the book based on the ABC staff's description?
"...this holiday season will at least see the publication of a small amount of prose which managed to escape [Author]’s brain (it is said he sieves his stories from the air using his beard, like a blue whale extracting krill from sea-water). It’s only 176 pages, but that’s 176 pages more than doodley-squat. It goes without saying that this is the perfect gift for [Author] fans." (Answer)
"Just the right side of tacky, with that floral cover, but this complete works of [Author] is truly a gift any Steampunk adept will love." (Answer)
"No, this book is not about my colleagues… Instead, it’s a new and challenging interpretation and analysis of our recent economic history, and what to do to make things better-ish…" (Answer)
"Eighty creators from the world’s top video game studios joined forces without the constraint of committee design, free to submit their wildest fantasies. The result is the spectacular dark fantasy world of [Book]. This book features character designs, locations, monsters, items, interface designs, and much more. An alluring book to spark your imagination." (Answer)
"Ever wondered what the Bee Gees look like in knitted form? Or Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo? A knitted pack of cigarettes? This little book has a crafty wonder of truly mind-boggling proportions on every page. Why, people, why did you knit that?!" (Answer)
"Cool book for world travelers. Beautifully illustrated words from many languages that just don’t translate in another language with an explanation of what they mean." (Answer)
"Beautiful, strange essays by [Author], who could very well be the new Susan Sontag, or Joan Didion. By confronting pain – real and imagined, her own and others’ – [Author] uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel. " (Answer)
"There are some CEOs that can make running a company look ridiculously easy. Then there are some who can do it with, well, a certain je ne sais quoi. Sexiness is a subjective measure and it’s not just about looks. It’s also about success, power, ambition, charisma, altruism, fashion sense, and style." (Answer)
"This book is already winner because of the awesome title. A beautiful coming-of-age story about two teenage boys who meet each other at a swimming pool." (Answer)
Click here for more guess-the-book-based-on-the-clues fun. You can also read Tiemen's rousing Blind Book Date Manifesto and order one of our Blind Book Dates.
|Thanksgiving: Our Favorite Day of the Year|
Remember that this Thursday, November 27th, is Thanksgiving Day, when we say thanks to all of you by giving 10% EXTRA discount to EVERYONE! If you normally receive 10% discount with us, you will get 20% discount on this day*.|
If you have a valid and registered discount card you should have received a € 7 gift voucher in the mail this past weekend. You can use your voucher from Thanksgiving Day until the end of 2014.
To see what else is going on in the stores that day, click here. For more information about our book drive for BetterWorldBooks, which also starts on Thanksgiving Day, click here.
*Please note that the extra discount is only off items in the brick stores – so no extra discount on books ordered that day, special orders that have not yet arrived, anything you want mailed to your home, or ebooks.