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Holiday Shopping in Montclair: Staff Picks From Watchung Booksellers

This is the first in a series of gift guides created by local merchants.

This article was contributed by Marisela from Watchung Booksellers in Montclair.

Well the season is here. Actually, the season has been officially here for over a week now, with Hanukkah coming good and early.  

This is also that time of year when the “lists” come out. It seems everywhere you look there is a “recommended,” “best of,” or “our favorites” list.  

Overwhelming? That’s where we come in. We have so much fun this time of year, working with our customers to pick out the perfect gifts for everyone on their list. Having said that, we, too, have our favorites (some you heard of and some are new and interesting discoveries — yep, that is also what we do!) and, in that spirit, here are a few of OUR favorite things for the 2013 Holidays… 

Books for Grownups… 

  • The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Circle, Dave Eggers
  • Doctor Sleep, Stephen King
  • S, J.J. Abrams
  • David & Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell
  • One Summer, Bill Bryson
  • Brave Genius, Sean B. Carroll
  • Provence 1970, Luke Barr
  • Ten Years in the Tub, Nick Hornby
  • Alice in Tumblrland: and Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation, Tim Manley

Books for Young Adults & Kids

  • Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
  • The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey
  • Everyday, David Levithan
  • The Unwanteds, Lisa McMann
  • The Real Boy, Anne Ursu
  • The Snatchbook, Helen Docherty
  • Mr. Wuffles, David Wiesner
  • The Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt
  • Lego Playbook, DK

Great Gift Books

  • Skyscrapers, Judith Dupre
  • History of the World in 100 Objects, Neil MacGregor
  • Go, Chip Kidd
  • The Secret Language of Color
  • Joann and Arielle Eckstut
  • The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook, Michael Anthony
  • Dog Songs, Mary Oliver
  • The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World, Gillaume de Laubier

Visit www.watchungbooksellers.com for more picks, lists and recommendations.  Don’t worry … we’ll get it done. Happy holidays! 

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