Gift Books for Giving

The Niftiest Gift Books

These books are perfect for gifting—they’re small, but pack a powerful punch. Whether they’re filled with organizational wisdom, high-class horoscopes, riveting fiction or chic accessorizing instruction, one thing is for sure: they’ll fit perfectly in a stocking or gift bag and will delight whoever receives them.

Reviewed suggestions from a List curated by Abbe Wright, Read It Forward editor. Additional books from the 2015 Holiday Catalog from MIBA.
Brave Enough Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101946909
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 27th, 2015

This book gathers more than 100 of Cheryl Strayed’s most unforgettable quotes from her writing and packages them together to create a powerful and inspiring life manual that teaches us to be brave and keep putting one foot in front of the other. With quotes like, “Be about ten times more magnanimous than you believe yourself capable of. Your life will be a hundred times better for it,” it’s a gem every woman must read, and then pass to her sisters, friends or mother.


Shoestrology: Discover Your Birthday Shoe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307985040
Availability: Special Order
Published: Potter Style - September 4th, 2012

The perfect gift for the fashionista to keep on her coffee table, this book, featuring 366 breathtaking watercolor paintings of shoes, is a sole-to-sole guide to understanding the astrological traits associated with your day of birth. Each day’s shoe—which range from Louboutin slingbacks to Vivienne Westwood boots to Gucci loafers—has been hand-picked, based on the wearer’s sign, by astrologist sisters The AstroTwins and reveals layers about their personality. For instance, those born on April 25, “live a life that’s as dreamy and as colorful as the swirl of this Christian Dior platform.”


How to Tie a Scarf: 33 Styles Cover Image
$10.36
ISBN: 9780385344982
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Published: Potter Style - October 15th, 2013

Scarves are some of the most versatile additions to any wardrobe, but if I remember to add one to an outfit, it’s usually just draped haphazardly on top. This silk-covered guide teaches 33 ways to wrap, fold and tuck your scarves in stylish ways. Styles for every season and every size scarf, your sartorial pal will have a ball twisting and testing these out all year long.


Old Faithful: Dogs of a Certain Age Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062413451
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Published: Harper Design - October 27th, 2015

The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs Cover Image
$19.96
ISBN: 9781579656713
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Published: Artisan Publishers - October 20th, 2015

Beloved Dog Cover Image
$23.96
ISBN: 9781594205941
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Published: Penguin Press - October 27th, 2015

Breeds: A Canine Compendium Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781250066336
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 20th, 2015

Wildlife of the World Cover Image
By DK Publishing, Don E. Wilson (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781465438041
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - October 6th, 2015

A Dog Named Jimmy: The Social Media Sensation Cover Image
$15.96
ISBN: 9780525429623
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - September 29th, 2015

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Polar: A Photicular Book Cover Image
$20.76
ISBN: 9780761185697
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Published: Workman Publishing - October 6th, 2015

Ocean: A Photicular Book Cover Image
$20.76
ISBN: 9780761180517
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Published: Workman Publishing - October 7th, 2014

Safari: A Photicular Book Cover Image
$20.76
ISBN: 9780761163800
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Published: Workman Publishing - October 16th, 2012

Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781426215612
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Published: National Geographic Society - October 27th, 2015

Mark Twain's Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Investment, Romance, Health and Happiness Cover Image
By Mark Dawidziak (Editor)
$13.56
ISBN: 9781938849459
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Published: Prospect Park Books - June 9th, 2015

Cabinet of Curiosities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World Cover Image
$19.96
ISBN: 9780761169277
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Published: Workman Publishing - October 6th, 2015

Think South: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica Cover Image
By Cathy De Moll, Will Steger (Foreword by)
$19.96
ISBN: 9780873519885
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - October 15th, 2015

H Is for Hawk Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780802123411
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2015

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781465437853
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - September 4th, 2015

Winter in the Wilderness: A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills Cover Image
By Dave Hall, Jon Ulrich (With), Dave Hall (Illustrator)
$13.56
ISBN: 9780801479953
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Published: Comstock Publishing - September 22nd, 2015

Letters to Santa Claus Cover Image
By The Elves, Emily Weisner Thompson (Afterword by), Pat Koch (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780253017932
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Published: Indiana University Press - October 5th, 2015

An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Sweet Traditions for Hearth and Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781581573282
Availability: Special Order
Published: Countryman Press - November 2nd, 2015

Felicity: Poems Cover Image
$19.96
ISBN: 9781594206764
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Published: Penguin Press - October 13th, 2015

HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection Cover Image
By Harper Collins Publishers (Manufactured by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780062427250
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Published: HarperCollins - October 6th, 2015

Happy Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780399176432
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2015

The World of Little House Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780062430496
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Published: HarperCollins - October 6th, 2015