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Books are affordable, and they provide hours of surprise, escape, and discovery. And as Amy Sedaris says, "Books make great gifts because they're easy to wrap!"

There is a book for every special person in your life. An adventure, a romance, a mystery, a comedy. Wish it, and it will come true within the pages of a book. Share the love of books with your friends and loved ones throughout the entire year! Explore our videos and other resources to learn more about giving the gift of a good book.

Watch Your Favorite Authors Speak About Books as Gifts

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There are hundreds of reasons why books make great gifts for any time of the year. But don't take our word for it--just ask your favorite authors! Authors and celebrities from Dan Brown and Danielle Steele to Valerie Bertinelli and Al Roker know books are great gifts and are sharing just some of the reasons why in their own words. Their responses are often funny, sometimes whimsical and always thoughtful. Read on to find out what makes a book a great gift:

  • “Books make great gifts because they can unveil hidden secrets.” –Dan Brown
  • “Books make great gifts because they expand your horizons and keep you cooking.” –Emeril Lagasse
  • “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside them, and it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world.” –Neil Gaiman
  • “Books make great gifts because… [they don’t] come in any particular size, so you don’t have to be embarrassed if you bought somebody the wrong size.” –Valerie Bertinelli
  • “Books make great gifts because in a time of trouble, they can take the reader personally into a place of hope.” –Glenn Beck
  • “Books make great gifts because they’re everybody’s favorite things.” –Julie Andrews
  • “Books make great gifts because they’re something you love that you can share.” –John Lithgow
  • “[Books are] the most fun you can have for under $25. You and your significant other can’t go to a movie and buy popcorn and have that much fun!” –Al Roker
  • “Books make great gifts because you don’t have to plug them in.” –Alec Baldwin
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Additional Resources

  • BooksEqualGifts.com Books Equal Gifts

    A great website where you can find more gift giving ideas, thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts from the hottest new releases, and much more!

  • www.harperholidays.com Harper Holidays

    Take a look here for some great holiday book suggestions courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers...And watch authors share thoughts about why books are great gifts.

  • Penguin.com What to Give & What to Get

    Want to know what authors want to give, and what to get this season? Check out Penguin Group’s  “What to Give, What to Get Web site! Authors including Elizabeth Gilbert, Patricia Cornwell, Mike Lupica, Robert Crais, Stewart O’Nan, Frank Bruni, Nick Hornby, Sue Monk Kidd, Jan Bret and others…, share which books they are giving, and which books they'd most like to receive this holiday season.

  • Hyperion Hyperion’s Books Are Great Gifts!

    Books are the perfect gift, and this site is a great place to start. From cookbooks that any home chef would love to stories that will inspire you to live a better life, this site is the first stop to find books for everyone on your list.

  • Hear what "Writers Recommend" presented by W.W. Norton W.W. Norton's Writers Recommend

    Here are some inspired book recommendations from best-selling and prize-winning writers who know what they're talking about.

    The Writers:
    Diane Ackerman, Andre Dubus III, John Dufresne, Fuchsia Dunlop, Lawrence Hill, Nicole Krauss, Don Lee, Michael Lewis, Sarah Lyall, Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, Mary Roach, Joan Silber, Manil Suri, Irvine Welsh

  • Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster

    Check out Simon & Schuster this holiday season for great books that will make great gifts!

  • Hachette Book Group Hachette Book Group

    Why are books the best gifts for the holiday season? They come fully charged. They can change someone's life. They can make someone laugh, cry and reflect. One stop shopping: your bookstore has the right gifts for everyone on your list.

  • Scholastic Scholastic

    Visit Scholastic’s store to find the coolest gifts to get and give to your favorite kids, tweens, teens, teachers, and more!

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Looking for a great holiday gift idea? Find inspiration at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Langenscheidt

    Check out Langenscheidt's wide variety of great gift books.  From car books to cookbooks to kids', your entire list will be covered.

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