A Book Under Every Tree


"One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore.  "Another

Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair.  People

will insist on giving me books."

--Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 

We confess: we buy books for Dumbledore, too.  If you're like us and prefer giving books, why not stop by City Lit?  We have loads of titles in store; we can special order most books for you (and have them in 2 or 3 days!); and we can recommend great reads for the most stubborn people on your shopping list.  Every bookseller here has personal favorites, and we have a gift guide containing all our favorite 2014 releases.  We've also enjoyed browsing this year's New York Times' 100 Notable Books.  Most of their favorites are in stock at City Lit, and we can share our own opinions about them, too!  Check out some of their favorites below (then stop by to see them in person):

The Empathy Exams: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555976712
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - April 1st, 2014

Can't and Won't: Stories Cover Image
Not available for on-line purchase
ISBN: 9780374118587
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 8th, 2014

Bark: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307740861
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 28th, 2014

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608198061
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 6th, 2014