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Specializing in contemporary fiction, children's books, young adult, local authors, & a large Shakespeare & theatre section.

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Share your passion for books with like-minded people. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 pm on the Mezzanine at Bloomsbury Books. Limit: 25 participants.

Gift Ideas for Graduates

Gift Ideas for Graduates

makeyourbedMAKE YOUR BED
William H. McRaven
Admiral William H. McRaven learned to always make his bed while in the Navy. This was one of ten lessons he passed on in a 2014 commencement address at the University of Texas at Austin. Making your bed in the morning won’t change the world, or it just might.

allthesewondersALL THESE WONDERS
Catherine Burns
This is a collection of true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown from the popular radio storytelling hour, The Moth. Storytellers include Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, as well as a hip hop ‘one hit wonder, ‘ an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, and a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s ‘secret army’ during World War II.

congratulationsbythewayCONGRATULATIONS, BY THE WAY
George Saunders
Try to be kinder. That is the advice lauded writer for the New Yorker and MacArthur Fellowship recipient George Saunders had for Syracuse University’s graduating class of 2013. The loving selflessness that he advises and the interconnectedness that he recognizes couldn’t be purer or simpler, or more challenging.

strengthsfinderSTRENGTHS FINDER 2.O
Tom Rath
How can you spend your life doing what you do best? Humans spend an inordinate amount of time focusing on fixing their weaknesses rather than expending energy developing our strengths. This central argument of Tom Rath’s book puts the power in the hands of the readers. Rath helps readers determine and develop individual strengths for a more successful life.

Grace Bonney
These profiles of 100 influential women in business provides inspiration and practical tips for women entrepreneurs. Bonney, founder of the website Design*Sponge (, tells the incredible stories of women around the globe who overcome adversity to achieve their dreams. “A joyful book that celebrates both the diversity of beauty and the beauty of diversity: in race, age, size, sexuality, and ways of thinking,” said Hanya Yanagihara, New York Times bestselling author of A Little Life.

maketroubleMAKE TROUBLE
John Waters
Embrace chaos. Be nosy. Don’t be afraid to be offensive. John Waters is known for being subversive, and his commencement address at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 is unsurprisingly incendiary. Light the world on fire, make trouble and find success on your own terms.

bigtripBIG TRIP
Lonely Planet
This handy guide is full of travel tips and advice for young people interested in planning overseas adventures such as spending a gap year prior to going to college, volunteering, working, or studying abroad. Highlights include a list of 20 big trips, full-page maps of continental areas, spectacular full-color photographs, and first-person experiences. Recommended for young, novice travelers eager to see the world.

bigmagicBIG MAGIC
Elizabeth Gilbert
From the woman behind Eat Pray Love comes a book about embracing fear and living an authentic life. Balancing spirituality and pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy

ohtheplacesyoullgoOH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
Dr. Seuss
This classic childrens book for adults by the beloved Dr. Seuss is a book we can never outgrow. In this joyous ode to life, Dr. Seuss addresses graduates of all ages—From nursery school to medical school—and gives them the get-up-and-go to move mountains with the unrivaled exuberance and charm.

travelasapoliticalactTRAVEL AS A POLITICAL ACT
Rick Steves
Travel connects people with people. It helps us fit more comfortably and compatibly into a shrinking world, and it inspires creative new solutions to persistent problems facing our nation. We can’t understand our world without experiencing it. There’s more to travel than good-value hotels, great art, and tasty cuisine. Americans who “travel as a political act” can have the time of their lives and come home smarter, with a better understanding of the interconnectedness of today’s world and just how our nation fits in.
betweenyouandmeBETWEEN YOU & ME
Mary Norris
According to Mary Norris, copy editor at the New Yorker and Comma Queen, I is not the formal version of you, “a hyphen is not a moral issue,” and you “cannot legislate language.”  You can break language apart however, and determine how each piece functions. From an ode to pencils to a special homage to a fellow copy-editor, Norris offers much more than a grammarian’s guide. This is a  humorous, insightful memoir of a logofile’s life. –Becky