Books as Gifts: 2023 Edition

Books make perfect gifts for anyone in your life. Consider the gift receiver's hobbies, interests, and preferences. Even if they're not usually a reader, look at the stories they enjoy from their favorite show/podcast/movie to find a read-alike. This season brings out some of the prettiest books of the year; new editions, foiled pages, and seasonal covers bring a bit of joy to anyone's shelves. Having trouble deciding? Ask your favorite library staffer for advice!

Romantasy from authors like Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, and Rachel Gillig make great gifts for frequent readers or anyone looking to break into the hobby. Lookout for special editions, retailer exclusive content, and preorder bonuses from stores like Barnes and Noble and Bookshop (a one-stop shop for anyone wanting to support local and independently owned bookstores). There are several local bookstores in Northern Kentucky, including Roebling Books, Blue Marble, The Hidden Chapter and Scarlet Rose Books.

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Written by Janice Shepherd and Lisa Clark