Booksellers Showcase Their Holiday Spirit on Social Media [3]

Booksellers took to social media over the past few days to share photos of how they’re celebrating the holiday season, from book recommendations to ideas for stocking stuffers. Heres a look at what stores are sharing: 

A Hanukkah display at Split Rock.

Split Rock Books [5] in Cold Spring, New York, posted to Instagram [6]: “We Benders are Jewish and celebrate Chanukah, which starts tonight! If you need a last minute gift for the first night, we’ve got you covered. Happy Chanukah/Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice or Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays and Happy Everything, everyone.”

A bookseller giving recommendations at Book Soup.

Book Soup [7] in West Hollywood, California, did a series of book recommendations. For the store’s second installment, it posted to Instagram [8]: “Leola’s #favoritebook [9] this year is #ASongForYou [10] by #RobynCrawford [11]: ‘Truly the book we’ve all been waiting for!!! Crawford was one of Whitney Houston’s closest friends (and maybe lover)! She delivers us a beautiful, powerful, and forever-timely tribute to Whitney that takes us into a deep dive of Whitney’s heart and soul!’ Did you read A Song For You? What’d you think? Tell us your favorite book of 2019 in the comments below!”

Booksellers at Book Soup giving recommendations.

Liberty Bay Books [12] in Poulsbo, Washington, posted to Instagram [13]: “Kathryn, Madeline & Suzanne holding a few of their current reads. Great Holiday books for a variety of interests.”

A holiday display at Read with Me

Read With Me, A Children’s Book & Art Shop [14] in Raleigh, North Carolina, posted to Instagram [15]: “We’re here 11-6 today to help with last minute ideas & stocking stuffers & @kidlabraleigh [16] will be here for the last Holiday Make Shop.”

A holiday display at Loganberry.

Loganberry Books [17] in Cleveland, Ohio, posted to Instagram [18]: “On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to meeee: an Otis in a cookbook treeeee! Can you spot him? Hint: look for the only non-woman-identifying food writer we tagged on the table!”

A blanket drive at A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea [19] in Lincoln, Nebraska, posted to Instagram [20]: “These lovely people just contributed a BUNCH to our Blanket Drive!”

Buffalo Street Books bookstore dog

Buffalo Street Books [21] in Ithaca, New York, posted to Instagram [22]: “#Bookstoredog [23] Raya is here today to help you pick out gifts for all the dog lovers in your life.”

A successful party at Fireside Books

Fireside Books [24] in Palmer, Alaska, posted to Instagram [25]: “Thank you to everyone who came to our Jolabokaflod party! We had an absolute blast telling stories, swapping books, and meeting new friends!” 

A Hanukkah display at Gallery Books

Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books [26] in Mendocino, California, posted to Instagram [27]: “Happy Hanukkah!” 

RJ Julia bookstore dog

R.J. Julia Booksellers [28] in Middletown, Connecticut, posted to Instagram [29]: “Pipit is ready for Santa’s arrival. We hope you have a magical weekend!”

Copperfields Bookstore Dog

Copperfield’s Books [30] in Healdsburg, California, posted to Instagram [31]: “December can be ruff! Remember to take a few minutes to rest and recharge everyday. Lola likes to take power naps with short stories so she can read a few pages between sleeps!”

Literati Book Tree

Literati Bookstore [32] in Ann Arbor, Michigan, posted to Instagram [33]: “Goodnight, book tree.”