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TYPE BOOKS' HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

What Type Thinks You Should be Buying for the People You Love


GIFTS FOR THE MOTHER WHO LOVES SPACE, INTERGALACTIC EXPLORATION, ASTROPHYSICS, AND THE ENDLESS WONDER OF THE NIGHT SKY
Earth + Space Postcards by Nirmala Nataraj; Earth + Space Wall Calendar by Nirmala Nataraj; This Book is a Planetarium by Kelli Anderson; Celestial Desk Calendar; Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow's Moon by Pope Brock; What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid; Professor Astro Cat's Solar System by Dominic Walliman; 50 Year Calendar. Also recommended: Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World by Phaidon.

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GIFTS FOR THE FOODIE CO-WORKER YOU’VE NEVER ASKED OVER FOR A MEAL BECAUSE IT’S WAY MORE DELICIOUS TO GO TO HIS HOUSE
Cherry Bombe by Kerry Diamond; Toronto Eats by Amy Rosen; The Modern Cook’s Year by Anna Jones; Food From the Fire: The Scandinavian Flavours of Open-Fire Cooking by Niklas Ekstedt; Bread is Gold by Massimo Bottura; The Wine Lover’s Daughter by Anne Fadiman; Nobu: A Memoir by Nobu Matsuhisa; avocado and ketchup
ornaments.

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GIFTS FOR THE CURIOUS UNCLE WHO WANTS TO DEBATE THE TRUMP-RUSSIA CONNECTION AND WHY IT MATTERS
The Future is History by Masha Gessen; The Allies Strike Back by James Holland; The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump by Bandy Lee; Red Famine by Anne Applebaum; Incontinence of the Void by Slavoj Žižek; Impeachment by Cass R. Sunstein; Soviet Bus Stops Volume 2 by Christopher Herwig; red twine tree ornament. Also recommended: The Red Atlas by John Davies; Holidays in Soviet Sanitoriums by Maryam Omidi. 

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GIFTS FOR THE GANG THAT LIKES TO GET TOGETHER TO DISCUSS WHAT THE HECK “CANADA” ACTUALLY MEANS AND WHO GETS TO DECIDE ANYWAY
The Good Lands by Victoria Dickenson; Canadianity by Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens; My Conversations with Canadians by Lee Maracle; Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga; A History of Canada in Ten Maps by Adam Shoalts; The Inconvenient Indian: Illustrated Edition by Thomas King; sequined blue jay and red maple leaf ornaments.

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GIFTS FOR NEIGHBOURS WHO PUT YOU TO SHAME WITH THEIR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, HOMEMADE WREATHS, NEIGHBOURHOOD COOKIE SWAP, AND DOOR-TO-DOOR CAROLLING
A selection of classic Christmas ghost stories illustrated by Seth; The Twelve Days of Christmas by Emma Randall; festive jigsaw puzzles from The New Yorker; A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas; The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig; The Usual Santas by Soho Crime; The Mistletoe Murders by P.D. James; A Very French Christmas by Alphonse Daudet; retro elf ornaments; hot toddy candles; Christmas crackers galore! Also recommended: Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson; Santa’s Husband by Daniel Kibblesmith; The New York Times Holiday Crosswords by Will Shortz.
 
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GIFTS FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES TO ESCAPE TO THE WOODS (EVEN IN THE WINTER) TO FROLIC WITH HER FURRY FRIENDS 
The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben; The Log Cabin by Andrew Belonsky; Winter Wonderland craft kit; The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks; The Songs of Trees by David George Haskell; The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee; assorted furry creature ornaments. Also recommended: Winter: A Book for the Season by Felicity Trotman; Where the Animals Go by James Cheshire.

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GIFTS FOR THE SECOND COUSIN WHO LOVES TO READ ALL THE BIG BUZZ BOOKS OF THE SEASON (OR AT LEAST THEIR FIRST CHAPTERS)
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons; Sex and Rage by Eve Babitz; Brother by David Chariandy; Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney; Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander; Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado; Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward; stacks of book ornaments. Also recommended: Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill; I Am a Truck by Michelle Winters.

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GIFTS FOR YOUR POINDEXTER PAL WHO LIKES TO BROWSE OUR “PLOTLESS FICTION” SHELF (AKA THE BOOKS DEREK AND KYLE LIKE BEST)
Such Small Hands by Andrés Barba; Worlds From the Word's End by Joanna Walsh; literally show me a healthy person by Darcie Wilder; The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington by Leonora Carrington; Houses of Ravicka by Renee Gladman; District by Tony Duvert; Owens, Laura by Laura Owens; Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa; mirror bookmark; snowball snowglobe. Also recommended: I Am the Brother of XX by Fleur Jaeggy; anything by Fleur Jaeggy!
 
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GIFTS FOR THE GROOVY, ARTSY, DESIGN-Y, TOO-COOL-FOR-SCHOOL IN-LAWS YOU NEED TO IMPRESS
Monograph by Chris Ware; The Designer's Dictionary of Color by Sean Adams; Dries Van Noten by Dries Van Noten; Ten Principles of Good Design: Dieter Rams by Cees DeJong; Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City by Julia Wertz. Also recommended: Design is Storytelling by Ellen Lupton; The Type Deck by Steven Heller; Basketball and Other Things by Shea Serrano.

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GIFTS FOR THE DOGWALKER WHO JUST REALLY, REALLY LIKES DOGS
Beloved Dog by Maira Kalman (new, cuter edition); Men and Dogs by Alice Chaygeneaud-Dupuy; Afterglow by Eileen Myles; Artists and Their Pets by Susie Hodge; Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos by Monica Brown; Rover by Andrew Grant; retro dog (and cat!) puzzles; every kind of dog ornament known to humankind; cutest dog gift wrap of all time.

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GIFTS FOR THE WEE ONES WHO’LL BE SHAKING THEIR PRESENTS FOR WEEKS BEFORE THEY GET TO ACTUALLY OPEN THEM
Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear; Little Feminist Board Books by Lydia Ortiz; Read the Book, Lemmings by Arne Dyckman; Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton; Dress Up Jojo by Xavier Deneux; Tacos!: And Interactive Recipe Book by Lotta Nieminen; ombre tree ornaments; crochet mushroom ornaments. Also recommended: Still Stuck by Shinsuke Yoshitake.
 
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GIFTS FOR THE SLIGHTLY OLDER KIDS WHO MIGHT ACTUALLY PUT THEIR PHONES DOWN AND OFFER UP SOME SMILES AND HUGS OVER THE HOLIDAYS
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy; Comic Book Kit; Unicorn Snot glitter gel; assorted squishies; The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline; Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power by Mariko Tamaki; One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus; Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary; Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke; The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Also recommended: The Winnowing by Vikki Vansickle; Genuine Fraud by e. lockhart.

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