Gift Ideas from Sophie

ABC Gift Ideas 2015Every year we present you with our Gift Ideas: books, magazines, games or merchandise that we think would make great gifts in the December month.

This year we decided to introduce all our buyers to you at the same time.  That way, if you want an expert, you’ll know exactly who to turn to in which store.


Gift Ideas from Sophie, 2015

Sophie works in The Hague, and is the buyer for the Military History, Crafts, Religion, Sports, Military Fiction, and Audio Books sections.

Gift Ideas on display in the picture above:

What books from the list above do you want to highlight?

Brady vs. Manning.  These 2 quarterbacks have been the best quarterbacks in the NFL for the past 15 years or so, and this book is full of insights into, and interviews with, both men.  The debate will probably never be settled for the general sports fan, although my mind was made up for quite some time before this book was published.  🙂

Zinky Boys.  The author, Svetlana Alexievich, is this year’s Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature.  I find it refreshing that a non-fiction author is distinguished, and in Zinky Boys Alexievich sheds light on both the Soviet presence in Afghanistan in the 80s, a contentious issue still, and the horrors of war in general, both on the battlefield and off it.

Bulfinch’s Mythology, and then specifically the edition highlighted here.  Just a gorgeous reissue of a classic work of literature!”

What soon-to-be-released title do people need to pre-order?

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo.  I’m still not sure if this is an entirely new book, or just the illustrated version of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  Either way, it’s a must-have!”

More buyers with their gift ideas will be presented on the blog every day. An overview post can be found here.