Happy Holiday Shopping Guide! Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, the “bigger on the inside” bookstore at 65 James Street, is happy to present our 2019 recommendations of gifts for the winter holidays.
One great idea for a holiday gift that won’t break the bank, and will really be appreciated by any art lover would be a coffee table type art book, or a regular art book, if one so desires. We have many books related to art that will satisfy all tastes.
The first set of books I will talk about are not necessarily considered art, but nonetheless have art aspects to them. They are books on Mythology, Cartography and Photography. Cartography is the art of mapping, creating maps of geographical places. This is a very precise and painstaking art. Photography, as everyone knows, captures an image of a moment in time, a thing of importance or desired, or something just plain interesting. This book on Mythology shows pictures of sculptures, etc. that are associated with Egyptian myths.
We have books on many different types of classic art, from Oil Painting, to Stenciling, Sculpture and Watercolor. We also have many books on how one can create their own masterpieces using some of these materials.
If you know a person is interested in a particular artist, such as Rembrandt, Gauguin, Bruegel, Rubens, Geddes, or more, we have many books on various artists from many time periods who are totally different – Impressionists, Abstract artists, Dutch Masters, Modern Artists, etc.
If your gift recipient’s tastes lean toward Middle Earth, we have a fantastic collection of The Hobbit Chronicles Art Books. These are only $9.00 each! I did say these books won’t break the bank, didn’t I?
As far as Music books go, we do have a number of new Music biographies, from Debbie Harry to the Julie Andrews and Elton John bios mentioned in the Non-fiction guide. Other bios include Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Music, as well as Art reflect the culture and the times, and we do have several music books that fill that category. Music of the Andes, and The New Groove, Gospel, Blues and Jazz show how the music evolved. And we can’t forget the old standby, A Guide to Orchestral Music, for those classical music fans.
So, as you can see, we have Music and Art books for all kinds of tastes. If you don’t know what they like, you can also buy them a Gift Certificate so they can choose what they want themselves!