Under the tree

Wrap up these reads for holiday gift giving with perfect under-the-tree picks.

Wrap up these reads for holiday gift giving with perfect under-the-tree picks.

home_books_WhatIf“What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions”

by Randall Munroe (hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014, 320 pages, $24).

From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.

home_books_HeartNeeds“What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days: 52 Encouraging Truths to Hold On To”

by Holley Gerth (hardcover, Revell, 2014, 256 pages, $13.99).

Whether it’s a bad hair day or a broken heart, Gerth offers hope and encouragement to get us through whatever life brings.

home_books_WinterCocktails“Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks”

by Maria del Mar Sacasa (hardcover, Quirk Books, 2013, 160 pages, $22.95).

When the days grow longer and the air gets crisp, it’s time to gather with friends for drinks that’ll put a rosy glow on your cheeks.

home_books_SecretMuseum“The Secret Museum: Some Treasures Are Too Precious to Display”

by Molly Oldfield (hardcover, Firefly Books, 2013, 352 pages, $35).

Consumed by curiosity about what is behind the closed doors of museums’ back rooms, Oldfield spent two years touring the world in search of the most-extraordinary inventions, legacies and artifacts hidden from the public.

home_books_PostSecret“The World of PostSecret”

by Frank Warren (hardcover, William Morrow, 2014, 288 pages, $29.99).

A ton of secrets, one postcard at a time.

Books provided by the Stark County District Library, www.starklibrary.org

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass