Literary Gifts

Andrew Sullivan —  Nov 23 2012 @ 2:46pm


Josie Leavitt, a bookseller, laments that no one gives her books anymore:

There is nothing quite like a good friend shopping for a book for you. I see tremendous thought go into book purchases by my customers. When you give a book you’re really thinking about someone. What do they like? What mood are they in and how can a book help that? Too often it is assumed that I know all the books in the land, therefore it’s pointless to get me a book. Oh, reader, this is not so.

I love being introduced to a book by a friend. Someone introducing me to their favorite author is a privilege. I like learning about my friends by what their book passions are. 

(Photo by Wayne Wilkinson)