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Forget the shortages - there are lots of great gift books for Christmas

Posted On: Jan 23, 2022   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

Forget the shortages - there are lots of great gift books for Christmas

You've probably heard that the supply-chain crisis has been particularly hard on bookstores. These next few weeks, the most sought-after titles could be frustratingly sought after, even after you've stopped soughting on Christmas Eve.
But here's what I say:
Great gift books - great gifts! - come out of left field. Plus, most likely, the best readers on your shopping list are curious by nature. In other words, don't sweat that supply chain this year, and forget what's expected. What everyone is desperate for is not usually what gets a smile on Christmas morning.
The children's classic: One of my favorite book gifts to give has been something, anything, from the posterity-minded folks at the Folio Society in the U.K. (Don't worry, they also have a U.S. shipping point.) New this fall is a handsome box set of Roald Dahl classics with Quentin Blake illustrations: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Twits.” The cover fabric is nearly tweedy.
A box set of Roald Dahl...

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