LA Times and Chapters bookstore pick Rooms of Their Own and Art Day by Day

There’s no such thing as too many books, especially for a booklover. Instead of gifting them something written by their favourite novelist, try a coffee table book about revered authors themselves. Rooms of Their Own: Where Great Writers Write explores the unique spaces—via whimsical illustrations—where the Brontë Sisters, James Baldwin, D.H. Lawrence, and more penned their most famous works.

Meanwhile, the LA Times in its gift guide 'The 15 best nonfiction books for fans of advice, memoirs and histories' says this of Art Day by Day:

Art history for people who don’t want to read eye-glazing art history tomes, Alex Johnson’s gift-perfect (but never trite) compendium is organized by date, so you can read it from beginning to end or go day by day. Each calendar date touches on an event — say, Michelangelo acquiring the marble for his David or the discovery of the Lascaux caves in France, which reportedly inspired Picasso to declare, “We have invented nothing!”

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