A Handy Holiday Gift Guide

Is anyone else very alarmed that it’s December? Wasn’t it summer only a few minutes ago?

Since it appears that the holiday season is officially upon us, let’s talk about holiday gifts! Here at the Firehouse we love the holiday season because it brings more people into the store than usual who are looking for the perfect book to gift to friends, family, and minor acquaintances. And we love nothing more than recommending the perfect read!

If you have the time, we invite you to stop into the store and and ask one of our knowledgeable booksellers for help finding a book. The best book recommendations come from the voracious readers who spend their days surrounded by books!

For our readers who have embraced all things digital (except e-books of course) we’ve collected a list of gifts for everyone in your life. You can click the links to order the books online or stop by the store and pick up a copy.

For the coffee table book collector:

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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

Get it here!

(Purchase it in store for an extra 15% off with our Winter Catalog discount!)

This extensive collection of pictures, stories, and information about the Vietnam war is perfect for fans of Ken Burns and his PBS series of the same name.

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Yellowstone Migrations by Joe Riis

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(Purchase it in store for an extra 15% off with our Winter Catalog discount!)

This collection of beautiful pictures from Yellowstone National is the perfect gift for the amateur naturalist, animal lover, or national park aficionado.

For the foodie: 

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Bianco by Chris Bianco

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(Purchase it in store for an extra 15% off with our Winter Catalog discount!)

Pizza and pasta lovers alike will cherish this drool-worthy collection of recipes from pizza master Chris Bianco, owner of Pizzeria Bianco.

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Zahav by Michael Solomonov

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For the adventurous foodie in your life, gift them this beautiful and scrumptious cookbook that provides an introduction into Israeli cooking. The bright, beautiful dishes will have you salivating, so hopefully you’ll be able to convince the giftee to try out their new culinary skills on you.

For the world traveler: 

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The Edge of the World by the editors of Outside Magazine

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(Purchase it in store for an extra 15% off with our Winter Catalog discount!)

This pictorial exploration of the hidden corners of the world is sure to wow even the pickiest traveler. The editors of Outside Magazine curated this incredible collection.

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All Over the Place by Geraldine DeRuiter

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This travel memoir proves you don’t have to be an expert adventure to wander the world. Geraldine DeRuiter blogs about her travels on The Everywhereist and her first book is sure to have the same kooky, accessible humor that’ll make you want to see something new.

For the outdoor aficionado:

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Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes by Ted Alvarez

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Backpackers and camping fans will love this extensive guide to trails throughout the nation. The beautiful national parks are the perfect escape for outdoor lovers looking to get away.

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Best Wildflower Hikes Colorado by Chris Kassar

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Colorado is home to a plethora of hikers. This collection of trails that have beautiful blooms is perfect for a hiker looking for new trails come spring.

For the historian: 

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Grant by Ron Chernow

Get it here!

(Purchase it in store for an extra 15% off with our Winter Catalog discount!)

The same author who brought us Alexander Hamilton is back with another biographical powerhouse about civil war general Ulysses S. Grant.

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Alone by Michael Korda

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World War II amateur and academic historians alike will enjoy this extensive look into the British experience throughout WWII — the country at large, it’s leader, the soldiers fighting on the ground and in the sky, and the civilians.

*If you need to order books in for Christmas gifts, please order them with us before December 11th so we can ensure they get here in time! (Barring any shipping errors, natural disasters, or book-nappers)*

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