For Your Coffee Table
Place these beautiful volumes next to all those holiday drinks!
Photograph: Michael Partenio
The following group of coffee-table books is unique in that it follows no scheme: Titles aren’t listed by alphabetical order in terms of author, book name, or even sorted by category. Why? Because most lists do this, and this one’s different.
And, it’s a SHORT list, as well, meant to be suggestive, so that you visit the local bookstores below, where the fine staff can help you procure these and other beautiful books.
Diane's Books: 8A Grigg Street, Greenwich, (203) 869-1515
Elm Street Books: 35 Elm Street, New Canaan, (203) 966-4545
Barrett Bookstore: 314 Heights Road, Darien, (203) 655-2712
Books on the Common: 404 Main Street, Ridgefield, (203) 431-9100
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin—With Spielberg’s Lincoln out, can you go wrong with the book that the film is based on?
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien—The Peter Jackson flick will revive interest in this classic, and deservedly so. Read it!!! Or, reread it.
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan—A spy novel by the author of Atonement?!? Get this after you see Skyfall.
David Podgurski is a writer and editor who has lived in Fairfield County his entire life. A former books columnist for The Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time newspapers. Feel free to email David.