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RJ Julia Booksellers Recommend Their Holiday Picks

In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Roxanne and the staff of RJ Julia Booksellers explore the best books of the year to give as gifts to the readers in your life.

Roxanne’s picks: 

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne · Eleanor: A Life by David Michaelis · The Luckiest Man by Mark Salter · Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten · Quick & Simple by Jacques Pépin · Winter Cocktails by Maria del Mar Sacasa · The Choice and The Gift by Dr. Edith Eger · Classical Mythology A to Z by Annette Giesecke · Chasing Chopin by Annik LaFarge · The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin · Begin Again by Eddie Glaude Jr. · Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi · Just Us and Citizen by Claudia Rankine · I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou · Caste and The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson · A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Jack’s picks:

Luster by Raven Leilani · Dune by Frank Herbert · Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Andrew’s picks:

A Wealth of Pigeons by Steve Martin · Storey’s Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills: 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How to Do · Open Studio: Do-It-Yourself Art Projects by Contemporary Artists by Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Amanda Benchley · Best of Me by David Sedaris · The Neil Gaiman Reader

Lori’s Picks:

Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake · The Ocean Book by Derek Harvey and Lonely Planet Kids · World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil · The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories · RJ Julia Bookseller’s Self Care Bundle · The Boy, the Mole, the Fox & the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

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Roxanne Coady is owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States, which—since 1990—has been a community resource not only for books, but for the exchange of ideas. In 1998, Coady founded Read To Grow, which provides books for newborns and children and encourages parents to read to their children from birth. RTG has distributed over 1.5 million books.

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