These three new books might be just the thing for the bibliophiles on your gift list.
The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit (Free Press), edited by Jen Adams and based on her Tumblr blog, collects dozens of personal stories about how gifts of books started, encouraged, changed — or ended — many kinds of relationships.
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop (Black Dog and Leventhal), edited by Ronald Rice, gathers loving tributes from more than 80 authors — John Grisham, Isabel Allende, Wendell Berry, Ann Patchett and more — to their favorite local booksellers.
One for the Books (Viking) by Joe Queenan is the humorist and journalist's acerbic, affectionate look at his own life as a passionate reader and at the possible fate of books in a changing world.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor