Independent-Bookstore Swag to Gift the Book-Lovers in Your Life
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Wandering through a local bookstore, filling a canvas tote bag with well-loved treasures while sipping a warm latte is one of the loveliest experiences. Sure, shopping at big-name retailers is convenient, but if you get the chance, you should definitely check out the independent bookstores in your state (New Yorkers have soooo many good ones) for the quintessential charming, personal experience (just watch You've Got Mail if you don't know what I mean.) While getting a gift card for books or treating a book-lover in your life to the next novel on their list is nice, you could also give your bookworm friends really cool swag from some of the most iconic local bookstores this holiday season. How else will they be able to share their love of charming books and unique shops than by carrying a tote bag from The Strand in New York or wearing a shirt from Powell's Books in Oregon? BTW, all of these stores will ship their cool merch, so don't worry if you don't live super close to one. Check out a few of our favorite independent-bookstore gifts ahead!