18 riveting reads that'll make perfect holiday gifts

Books make magnificent gifts—they're beautiful objects, they're rich with the worlds inside, and they can be inscribed and tailored perfectly for each individual. We've selected 18 of the best for your gift-giving needs.

So visit your local brick-and-mortar store—or your nearest cyberspace outlet—and start shopping for these wonderfully old-fashioned yet cutting-edge paper treasures, sure to delight anyone on your list.

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