4

Five Locally Found Gifts for a Book Worm

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

The holidays are the perfect time to hunker down with a good book. Here are a few gift ideas for the reader or book lover in your life: 

1. Assorted Lined Notebooks 
Keep track of the books you want to read, or jot down overheard conversations at your favorite coffee-shop. It's up to you. Assorted notebooks available starting at $4 at Frances, 10 W. Camelback Road in Phoenix. For more info, call (602) 279-5467.
2. It Chooses You by Miranda July 
Back in the summer of 2009, Miranda July was struggling to finish writing the screenplay for her second film. As a way to procrastinate, she began to obsessively read the PennySaver, the free classified ads booklet. Who were the characters selling these items? She decided to find out. Along with photographer Brigitte Sire, July met a selection of the PennySaver sellers, which began to inform her and her film in unforeseen ways. Find it for $24 at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive in Tempe. For more info, call (480) 730-0205. 

3. Classic Cover Canvas Tote Bag 
Your bibliophile will need something to carry her books in. These sturdy canvas tote bags with classic cover art from the Out of Print Clothing company can be found for $18 at Bunky Boutique, 1437 N. 1st Street in Phoenix. For more info, call (602) 252-1323. 

4. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell 
This first novel by Russell features life in a failing gator theme park in the Everglades. Magical realism anchored in a swampy setting, $14.95 at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive in Tempe. For more info, call (480) 730-0205. 

And...Changing Hands now sells Google e-books compatible with many reading devices such as the Nook, Sony Reader, laptops and tablets. Titles start at $0.99 and up. 


5. 1960's Card Catalog 
Just the thing for your personal library. Repurpose this beauty and fill all the small drawers with reading and writing ephemera - pencils, pens, notecards, booklight, etc. $850 at Modern Manor, 716 W. Hazelwood in Phoenix. For more info, call (602) 509-7709.

Follow Jackalope Ranch on Facebook and Twitter.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.