A dozen perfect gifts for the bookish people in your life

Can you read your friends and family like a book? Here are a dozen perfect gifts for the bookish people in your life.

For the fur fiend:

The Life and Love of Dogs

Lewis Blackwell


Abrams, $50

For the family that plays together:

Unbored Games

Serious Fun for Everyone

Joshua Glenn

Bloomsbury, $16

For the religious experiencer:

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

Jack Miles, Wendy Doniger, et al.

W.W. Norton, $100

For the L.A. foodie:


Stories, Secrets, and Recipes from Our Kitchen

Zoe Nathan

Chronicle, $35

For the well-read-child:

Personalized Vintage Bookplates, $16.95

For the literary twentysomething:

Texts From Jane Eyre

And Other Conversations With Your Favorite Literary Characters

Mallory Ortberg

Henry Holt, $23

For good sports:


Great Writing About the National Sport

Edited by John Schulian

Library of America, $30

For the fantasy fanatic:

Game of Thrones e-reader cover, $52.95 and up

For the pop-culture fan:

Dear White People

A Guide to the Inter-Racial Harmony in “Post-Racial” America

Justin Simien

Atria, $19

For the history buff:

The Roosevelts

An Intimate History

Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

Alfred A. Knopf, $60

For the literary adventurer:

Map of London rewritten as book titles, $40 and up

For the eccentric DIYer:

Taxidermy Art

The Rogue’s Guide to the Work, the Culture and How to Do It Yourself

Robert Marbury

Artisan, $18.95