Gift a book (not an e-book)!

In this day of iPads, Kindles, and Nooks (oh my) – the simple joy and beauty of gifting and owning a classic hardcover book can get lost.

Case in point: I recently gave a co-worker (who is also a fantastic make-up artist) Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces.  Suffice it to say she loved it: mostly because Kevyn Aucoin was an artist extraordinaire when it came to make-up and the book is a classic, but even more so because the book is out of print and she’d been borrowing it from the library and didn’t have it in her personal collection.

So for your favorite bibliophile, think about the beauty of gifting a book.  Perhaps it’s a classic (I’m partial to anything by Jane Austen), maybe it’s a new author, or a book on decorating or another shared interest.  You could go bold and beautiful with a wonderful coffee table book about something they love.  But whatever you choose it may just be a hit in this day of all things “e”.

Some of my favorites:

Books are Back

(Left to Right) Making Faces, Kevyn Aucoin; Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen;
Rizzoli’s Valentino: Theme and Variations; Domino: The Book of Decorating

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