Booksellers Showcase Their Holiday Spirit on Social Media

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Booksellers took to social media over the past few days to share photos of how they’re celebrating the holiday season, from book recommendations to ideas for stocking stuffers. Heres a look at what stores are sharing: 

A Hanukkah display at Split Rock.

Split Rock Books in Cold Spring, New York, posted to Instagram: “We Benders are Jewish and celebrate Chanukah, which starts tonight! If you need a last minute gift for the first night, we’ve got you covered. Happy Chanukah/Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice or Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays and Happy Everything, everyone.”

A bookseller giving recommendations at Book Soup.

Book Soup in West Hollywood, California, did a series of book recommendations. For the store’s second installment, it posted to Instagram: “Leola’s #favoritebook this year is #ASongForYou by #RobynCrawford: ‘Truly the book we’ve all been waiting for!!! Crawford was one of Whitney Houston’s closest friends (and maybe lover)! She delivers us a beautiful, powerful, and forever-timely tribute to Whitney that takes us into a deep dive of Whitney’s heart and soul!’ Did you read A Song For You? What’d you think? Tell us your favorite book of 2019 in the comments below!”

Booksellers at Book Soup giving recommendations.

Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, Washington, posted to Instagram: “Kathryn, Madeline & Suzanne holding a few of their current reads. Great Holiday books for a variety of interests.”

A holiday display at Read with Me

Read With Me, A Children’s Book & Art Shop in Raleigh, North Carolina, posted to Instagram: “We’re here 11-6 today to help with last minute ideas & stocking stuffers & @kidlabraleigh will be here for the last Holiday Make Shop.”

A holiday display at Loganberry.

Loganberry Books in Cleveland, Ohio, posted to Instagram: “On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to meeee: an Otis in a cookbook treeeee! Can you spot him? Hint: look for the only non-woman-identifying food writer we tagged on the table!”

A blanket drive at A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea in Lincoln, Nebraska, posted to Instagram: “These lovely people just contributed a BUNCH to our Blanket Drive!”

Buffalo Street Books bookstore dog

Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, New York, posted to Instagram: “#Bookstoredog Raya is here today to help you pick out gifts for all the dog lovers in your life.”

A successful party at Fireside Books

Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska, posted to Instagram: “Thank you to everyone who came to our Jolabokaflod party! We had an absolute blast telling stories, swapping books, and meeting new friends!” 

A Hanukkah display at Gallery Books

Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books in Mendocino, California, posted to Instagram: “Happy Hanukkah!” 

RJ Julia bookstore dog

R.J. Julia Booksellers in Middletown, Connecticut, posted to Instagram: “Pipit is ready for Santa’s arrival. We hope you have a magical weekend!”

Copperfields Bookstore Dog

Copperfield’s Books in Healdsburg, California, posted to Instagram: “December can be ruff! Remember to take a few minutes to rest and recharge everyday. Lola likes to take power naps with short stories so she can read a few pages between sleeps!”

Literati Book Tree

Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, posted to Instagram: “Goodnight, book tree.”