Last-Minute Holiday Gift Recommendations from Local Indie Booksellers!

Today is Friday, December 23, 2016. For some, this means they will begin their holiday shopping this evening when the crowds and lines are less busy, and they are less likely to have the noise of screaming babies and high pitched shrieks followed by laughter from teens surrounding them.

If you fall into this “last minute” shopper category and don’t know what the heck to get for the book lover in your life, here are some recommendations from our three independent bookstores found in downtown Portsmouth, NH.

Sheafe Street Books
29 Sheafe Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-498-5202
Hours: Open until 7:00 p.m. today

Sheafe Street Books

Ken Kozick, recommends the beautiful new editions of these six sci-fi classics (Penguin Galaxy Series). These six collectible hardcover editions of masterworks of science fiction and fantasy each features a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman: 

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
2. Dune by Frank Hebert 
3. Neuromancer by William Gibson 
4. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
5. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursala K. Le Guin
6. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein 


RiverRun Bookstore
142 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-431-2100 
Hours: open until 9 p.m. today


RiverRun Bookstore

Tom Holbrook, recommends the following new books:

1. Swing Time by Zadie Smith
2. Sheds by Howard Mansfield


Portsmouth Book and Bar
40 Pleasant Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-427-9197
Hours: Open until Midnight today

Portsmouth Book and Bar
David Lovelace, recommends the following books:

1. The Name of War by Jill Leporte
2. The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
3. The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov 

Parking is FREE in downtown Portsmouth, NH, right now through the holidays!

So grab yourself some coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, and make sure to pop into each of our three fantastic community bookstores and say hello to the owners & staff!

Remember, booksellers also love coffee and treats!

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