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2017 Literary Gift Guide: 40 of the Best Non-Book Gifts for Book Lovers

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It’s usually pretty easy to holiday shop for an avid reader – just get them books, of course! But this year, why not try something a little outside the box? While we always appreciate a great new read, there are tons of other book-themed presents that we would be more than happy to unwrap this season. Here are 40 clever and eclectic literary-themed gift ideas that are guaranteed to please the most voracious readers in your life: Library Card Socks Cute and practical, book lovers will instantly fall for these iconic library card socks. Tentacle Bookends Usually pirate ship attacks happen inside the pages of a book, though clearly not in the case of these clever bookends by Knob Creek…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: 42 Books That Will Make Your Holiday Wish List!

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Whether you’re looking to get a jump on crafting your holiday wish list or just looking for a fantastic read, our literary experts have you covered! Our very own Roxanne Coady recently had the pleasure of hosting a live event with Penguin Random House publishing powerhouses Michael Kindness, Jennifer Black and author, Matthew Dicks. The event, which took place at the JCC in West Hartford, Connecticut, was titled “Buzz About Books” and Just the Right Book Podcast was there every step of the way! If you’re trying to fill your holiday wish list with amazing titles, look no further! Stay tuned after the events to hear what folks are reading, straight from the New York Public Library in New York…

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Holiday Haul-A-Day Giveaway! — Day 5 — “Young Adult/Teen”

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Win this bag of books chock-full of Young Adult stories from high school to other worlds and so much more (plus, the BookTrib tote)! ENTER TO WIN BELOW! Spindle by E.K. Johnston Forever, Again by Victoria Laurie This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston Shutter by Laurie Faria Stolarz The Amateurs by Sara Shepard A List of Cages by Robin Roe Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken *Plus, a BookTrib tote bag! Ed. Note: The majority of these books are appropriate for ages 14+. There are one or two appropriate for 12+, but it is up to the parents’/guardians’ discretion as to which book is appropriate for the reader.

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Holiday Haul-A-Day Giveaway! — Day 4 — “Thrillers and Crime”

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Win today’s bag of books full of crime, mystery, thrillers and so much more (plus, the BookTrib tote)! ENTER TO WIN BELOW! The Chosen by Kristina Ohlsson Kill the Next One by Federico Axat They Are Trying to Break Your Heart by David Savill Coffin Road by Peter May Little Heaven by Nick Cutter Blood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre *Plus, a BookTrib tote bag!  

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Holiday Haul-A-Day Giveaway! — Day 3 — “Contemporary/Love”

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Win this bag of books full of contemporary romantic stories about love and family and so much more (plus, the BookTrib tote)! ENTER TO WIN BELOW! Hottest Mess by J. Kenner Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner Paris is Always a Good Idea by Nicolas Barreau Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman The Course of Love by Alain de Botton Everything Love Is by Claire King The Risen by Ron Rash The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith As Close To Us As Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner *Plus, a BookTrib tote bag!  

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Holiday Haul-A-Day Giveaway! — Day 2 — “Weird and Quirky”

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Win this awesome pack of funny and quirky books from guides to short stories to the Welcome to Night Vale podcasts (in book form) and more! ENTER TO WIN BELOW! Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale: Episodes, Vol. 1 by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe: Welcome to Night Vale: Episodes, Vol. 2 by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse edited by Robert Silverberg (ARC) Gone with the Mind by Mark Leyner Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts by The Awkward Yeti and Nick Seluk The F*ck It List: All the Things You Can Skip Before You Die by Kevin Pryslak You’re Saying…

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Holiday Haul-A-Day Giveaway! — Day 1 — “Harlequin Romance”

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Win this awesome pack of Harlequin books filled with Christmas stories, cowboys, tycoons and more! ENTER TO WIN BELOW! Wild Wicked Scot: The Highland Grooms by Julia London (ARC) Those Texas Nights: A Wrangler’s Creek Novel by Delorres Fossen (ARC) Lord of the Privateers: The Adventurers Quartet Vol. 4 by Stephanie Laurens (ARC) Amish Christmas Blessings by Marta Perry and Jo Ann Brown A Texas Cowboy’s Christmas: Texas Legacies -The Lockharts by Cathy Gillen Thacker A Child Under His Tree: Return to the Double C by Allison Leigh Maid Under the Mistletoe by Maureen Child The Greek’s Christmas Bride: Christmas with a Tycoon by Lynne Graham A Bravo for Christmas: The Bravos of Justice Creek by Christine Rimmer

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TED Talks: Amy Webb Hacks Online Dating!

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Valentine’s Day is coming up. Either you’re a romantic who loves all the hearts everywhere, or you’re not looking forward to your loneliness-induced hangover. Whether you’re a Valentine’s Day lover or hater, Amy Webb’s talk from TEDSalon NY 2013 will put a smile on your face. Webb, who specializes in big data, tells the story of the way she used her knowledge of algorithms to hack the online dating scene – with surprising results. This talk is undeniably hilarious, heartwarming and uplifting – the perfect way to greet one of the most dreamy and polarizing holidays. Recommended Reading: Data, A Love Story: How I Cracked The Online Dating Code To Meet My Match (Plume, 2014) Webb’s book tells largely the same story…

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Gab-Worthy Giveaways

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50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food: Mindfulness Strategies to Cope with Stress and End Emotional Eating In this much-anticipated follow-up to 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, renowned nutrition expert and New York Times best-selling author of Eat Q, SUSAN ALBERS delivers fifty more highly effective ways to help you soothe yourself without eating—leading to a healthier, happier life! If you’re an emotional overeater, you may turn to food to cope with stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring a sense of comfort. But, over time, overeating can cause weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and many other health problems. In 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, you’ll find fifty more mindful and healthy activities to help you replace your need to overeat.…

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Holiday HAUL-A-DAY 6: “Beer”

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These how-to beer books are the ideal pair for anybody looking for a chance to brew their own beer or craft cider. So crack open a cold one and enter in our holiday giveaway! Craft Cider: How to Turn Apples into Alcohol by Jeff Smith Brew Better Beer: Learn (and Break) the Rules for Making IPAs, Sours, Pilsners, Stouts, and More by Emma Christensen

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Live Interview with Maisey Yates and A Christmas Vow of Seduction (Princes of Petras)

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A Christmas present for the man who has everything…  With one band of gold Prince Andres of Petras can erase his past—albeit pleasurable—sins. But his prospective bride is untamable Princess Zara, so the playboy prince must seduce her into compliance and crown her by Christmas! The wayward princess of Tirimia has spent years hiding her untouched heart, and her convenient husband-to-be seems determined to keep it that way. Yet his caresses promise a sensual awakening that’s impossible to resist. But once Zara’s given him her hand and her body, it won’t be long before he has her heart… A passionate read for Christmas nights! Meet the Author MAISEY YATES sold her first book at age twenty-three. Since then it’s been a…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Sharon Kendrick and The Sheikh’s Christmas Conquest

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Summoned by the sheikh!  Sheikh Saladin Al Mektala isn’t used to being disobeyed. Incomprehensibly, the woman he summoned to help his favorite mare—the best horse “whisperer” in the world—turned his generous offer down! So he takes matters into his own hands. The snow is falling, the fire is roaring and the mince pies are in the oven when innocent Olivia Miller finds a darkly handsome and physically compelling man on her doorstep… The sheikh she dared to refuse is here to whisk her off to his kingdom—and this time he won’t take no for an answer! A passionate read for Christmas nights! Meet the Author SHARON KENDRICK started story-telling at the age of eleven and has never stopped. She likes…

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8 funny videos to spread some holiday cheer

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We here at the BookTrib Nerd Squad love our books. Heck, books are an integral part of our very name. But every now and then we enjoy a good video, especially during the holiday season when all kinds of seasonal goodies come down the chimney. So, save these for your lunch hour if you must (they’re all safe for work) then enjoy a little seasonal cheer on us.

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