The Best 2016 Gift Books for the Literati in Your Life

Here are some gorgeous, funny, clever and inspiring books — mostly published in 2016 — for the literary person in your life (or yourself). Whether it’s a beautifully-bound poetry collection, a motivational journal or or much-needed source of laughter and satire, the gift of a book can be sophisticated, subversive and/or intellectual, three qualities we need in abundance this year. And don’t forget to skip Amazon and buy directly from the publisher, or order these gifts from your local indie store (if you can).

Without further ado, our bookish guide:


emi_14710004558For the poetry fanatic:

Selected PoemsEmily Dickinson

The Folio Society’s stunning, affordable selection of Dickinson’s poems is perfectly-timed to the Dickinsonassaince, with A Quiet Passion likely to hit theaters in 2017.