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Staff recommendations from 2020 Holiday Pop-up Bookshop

Book recommendations from annual Holiday Pop-up Bookshop (virtual)

Books make the best holiday gifts, and Athenæum staff recommend a few to inform, inspire, or amuse. Links will lead you to the online shop of Harvard Bookstore, whom we thank for partnering with us in this annual tradition.

Daniel Axmacher

Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Bruno Faria

Agua Viva by Clarice Lispector
Borges: Selected Poems by Jorge Luis Borges
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey

Adriene Galindo

Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein
Writers and Their Cats by Alison Nastasi

Sam Gill

Saturday by Oge Mora
Tiny T Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neil
Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Andrew Hahn

Michael Jugenheimer

Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé
Calypso by David Sedaris
Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

Carolle Morini

Kaelin Rasmussen

Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

Graham Skinner

The Plant Messiah by Carlos Magdalena
Dry Store Room No. 1 by Richard Fortey
The Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer

Mary Warnement


Harvard Book Store logoThis event was a collaboration with the Harvard Book Store, whom we thank for partnering with us in this annual tradition.