A Comprehensive Guide of Brilliant Gifts

Our booksellers have assembled some of their top recommendations for gifting this season!  Of course, for the readers in your life, there's only one gift they're actually guaranteed to love.  Give them a subscription to Brilliant Books Monthly, and one of our expert booksellers will hand-pick personalized selections based on each reader's own preferences.  If we send a book they've already enjoyed, or something that doesn't delight, we'll replace it, free of charge!

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Bacon 24/7: Recipes for Curing, Smoking, and Eating Cover Image
By Theresa Gilliam, E. Jane Armstrong (Photographer)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781682682470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Countryman Press - September 11th, 2018

From curing to consuming, this book is perfect for the bacon lover in your life, which is to say it's perfect for everyone. Just try flipping through without your mouth watering!   — Anthony


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Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780399580949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 23rd, 2018

The complete visual history of Dungeons & Dragons, perfect for fans old and new.  There’s even a special edition boxed set for all the hardcore D&D afficionados.    — Jodie


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The Brambly Hedge Complete Collection Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780008282820
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Children's Books - October 23rd, 2018

This charming collection of stories is perfect to read aloud to any age. The illustrations are gorgeous and the adventurous mice are sure to be a family favorite.   — Sam


$65.00
SKU: 9780997895834

The stories of two hundred amazing women fill these pages, accompanied by illustrations that bring them to life.  This boxed set makes the perfect gift for adults and kids alike.   — Rachel


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The Big Ideas Box Cover Image
By DK
$53.89
ISBN: 9781465478184
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: DK - October 23rd, 2018

Perfect for the teen (or adult) that loves to learn. As a kid obsessed with atlases, science, and National Geographic magazines, this is exactly the type of thing I would have loved to have.   —Kendall


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History of the World Map by Map Cover Image
By DK
$50.00
ISBN: 9781465475855
Availability: Backordered
Published: DK - October 23rd, 2018

A unique look at history in context.  It’s fascinating to see how the impact of seemingly minor events can ripple across the globe.  —Andrew


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Joy of Cooking: Joy of Cooking Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780743246262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - October 31st, 2006

I was gifted this as a new college graduate, and I must say, it’s gotten more use than the rest of my cookbooks combined.  Perfect for aspiring foodies and home cooks alike.   —Caitlin


$39.95
SKU: 814229029694

When you’ve got someone hard to buy for, sometimes you need something unusual.  For example, this is the perfect gift for my brother-in-law, who’s got his Ph.D. in physics.   —Sandi