Gifts Perfect for All Your Valentine's & Galentine's Day Reading Pleasure!

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If you are a hopeless romantic, a realist, a vengeful ex, or just someone who loves a feel-good book, I have the perfect list of reads for you.


125,000 Ways to Say I Love You: Mix and Match Love Notes by Pia Frey   This brilliant flipbook of funny, sweet, and often daring one-line poetry will help you say what’s in your heart. It’s the perfect gift for the person you love.  If you’re celebrating an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or just trying to make someone smile, skip the cookie-cutter greeting card. This beautifully designed gift book will help you say “I love you” over and over again: you can mix and match the 3 panels into 125,000 unique combinations.  Mad Libs meets Instagram-worthy poetry in this unique book that lets you craft the perfect one-liner for your special someone. Plus, the book is designed to stand up on its own, so you can proudly display your creations—and switch it up anytime for a gift that keeps on giving. With  125,000 Ways to Say I Love You , you’ll never run out of creative ways to say those three little words.

125,000 Ways to Say I Love You: Mix and Match Love Notes by Pia Frey

This brilliant flipbook of funny, sweet, and often daring one-line poetry will help you say what’s in your heart. It’s the perfect gift for the person you love.

If you’re celebrating an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or just trying to make someone smile, skip the cookie-cutter greeting card. This beautifully designed gift book will help you say “I love you” over and over again: you can mix and match the 3 panels into 125,000 unique combinations.

Mad Libs meets Instagram-worthy poetry in this unique book that lets you craft the perfect one-liner for your special someone. Plus, the book is designed to stand up on its own, so you can proudly display your creations—and switch it up anytime for a gift that keeps on giving. With 125,000 Ways to Say I Love You, you’ll never run out of creative ways to say those three little words.


LOVE BY THE BOOK by Melissa Pimentel   This internationally bestselling, laugh-out-loud chronicle charts a year in the life of Lauren Cunningham, a beautiful, intelligent and unlucky-in-love twenty-eight-year-old American living in London. Feeling old before her time, Lauren moves to London in search of the fab single life replete with sexy Englishmen. But, why can't she convince the men she's seeing that she really isn't after anything more serious than seriously good sex? Determined to break the curse and find some regular male affection, she embarks on a project: each month she will follow the rules of a different dating guide until she discovers the science behind being a siren. Lauren will follow  The Rules , she'll play  The Game , and along the way she'll journal her adventures and maybe even find someone worth holding onto.

LOVE BY THE BOOK by Melissa Pimentel

This internationally bestselling, laugh-out-loud chronicle charts a year in the life of Lauren Cunningham, a beautiful, intelligent and unlucky-in-love twenty-eight-year-old American living in London. Feeling old before her time, Lauren moves to London in search of the fab single life replete with sexy Englishmen. But, why can't she convince the men she's seeing that she really isn't after anything more serious than seriously good sex? Determined to break the curse and find some regular male affection, she embarks on a project: each month she will follow the rules of a different dating guide until she discovers the science behind being a siren. Lauren will follow The Rules, she'll play The Game, and along the way she'll journal her adventures and maybe even find someone worth holding onto.


GHOSTED by Rosie Walsh   This instant New York Times bestseller tells the story of when Sarah meets Eddie. They connect and fall in love almost immediately. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun, and it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call. Sarah's friends tell her to forget about him, but she can't. She knows something's happened--there must be an explanation. Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she's right. There is a reason for Eddie's disappearance, and it's the one thing they didn't share with each other: the truth.

GHOSTED by Rosie Walsh

This instant New York Times bestseller tells the story of when Sarah meets Eddie. They connect and fall in love almost immediately. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun, and it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call. Sarah's friends tell her to forget about him, but she can't. She knows something's happened--there must be an explanation. Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she's right. There is a reason for Eddie's disappearance, and it's the one thing they didn't share with each other: the truth.


HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOKSHOP: A Novel by Veronica Henry   Enter the world of Nightingale Books for a serving of romance, long-held secrets, and unexpected hopes for the future--and not just within the pages on the shelves. Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive.  How to Find Love in a Bookshop  is the delightful story of Emilia, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.

HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOKSHOP: A Novel by Veronica Henry

Enter the world of Nightingale Books for a serving of romance, long-held secrets, and unexpected hopes for the future--and not just within the pages on the shelves. Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive. How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the delightful story of Emilia, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.


LOVE IN LOWERCASE by Fransesc Miralles, Translated by Julie Wark   On New Year’s Day, Samuel is convinced that the year ahead will bring nothing more than passive verbs and un-italicized moments until an unexpected visitor slips into his Barcelona apartment. The appearance of Mishima, a stubborn stray cat, leads Samuel from the comforts of his favorite books, foreign films, and classical music to places he's never been and people he might never have met. Even better, it leads him back to the mysterious Gabriela, whom he thought he'd lost long before. As unexpected relationships develop with fellow word-lovers, Samuel’s secluded world slowly opens up. He awakens to the importance of the little things in life, and discovers that sometimes love is hiding in the smallest characters.

LOVE IN LOWERCASE by Fransesc Miralles, Translated by Julie Wark

On New Year’s Day, Samuel is convinced that the year ahead will bring nothing more than passive verbs and un-italicized moments until an unexpected visitor slips into his Barcelona apartment. The appearance of Mishima, a stubborn stray cat, leads Samuel from the comforts of his favorite books, foreign films, and classical music to places he's never been and people he might never have met. Even better, it leads him back to the mysterious Gabriela, whom he thought he'd lost long before. As unexpected relationships develop with fellow word-lovers, Samuel’s secluded world slowly opens up. He awakens to the importance of the little things in life, and discovers that sometimes love is hiding in the smallest characters.


Jane Eyre (Vintage Classics) by Charlotte Brontë   Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester. The loneliness and cruelty of Jane's childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove invaluable when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after she falls in love with her sardonic employer, her discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice. Ever since its publication in 1847,  Jane Eyre    has enthralled every kind of reader, from the most critical and cultivated to the youngest and most unabashedly romantic. It lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling and as a moving and unforgettable portrayal of a woman's quest for self-respect.

Jane Eyre (Vintage Classics) by Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester. The loneliness and cruelty of Jane's childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove invaluable when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after she falls in love with her sardonic employer, her discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice. Ever since its publication in 1847, Jane Eyre has enthralled every kind of reader, from the most critical and cultivated to the youngest and most unabashedly romantic. It lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling and as a moving and unforgettable portrayal of a woman's quest for self-respect.

PARIS FOR ONE AND OTHER STORIES by Jojo Moyes   From the sensational #1  New York Times  bestselling author Jojo Moyes comes the ultimate romantic novella and short story collection. Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away--to anywhere--before. Everyone knows traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their romantic mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone--including herself--wrong. Alone in Paris, Nell uncovers a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Adventurous, funny, and charming,  Paris for One  is classic Moyes--as are the eight stories that round out the collection.

PARIS FOR ONE AND OTHER STORIES by Jojo Moyes

From the sensational #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes comes the ultimate romantic novella and short story collection. Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away--to anywhere--before. Everyone knows traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their romantic mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone--including herself--wrong. Alone in Paris, Nell uncovers a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Adventurous, funny, and charming, Paris for One is classic Moyes--as are the eight stories that round out the collection.


TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR by Pablo Neruda, Translated by W.S. Merwin   This book remains among the most popular works of Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda, even after its first appearance in 1924. The rich use of nature symbolism to celebrate love and to express grief has not been surpassed in the literature of our century. Additionally, many regard W. S. Merwin’s translations as the best versions of Neruda available in English. With the most recent introduction from Cristina Garcia, this book continues to inspire poets and lovers alike.

TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR by Pablo Neruda, Translated by W.S. Merwin

This book remains among the most popular works of Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda, even after its first appearance in 1924. The rich use of nature symbolism to celebrate love and to express grief has not been surpassed in the literature of our century. Additionally, many regard W. S. Merwin’s translations as the best versions of Neruda available in English. With the most recent introduction from Cristina Garcia, this book continues to inspire poets and lovers alike.


TOGETHER, CLOSER:   The Art and Science of Intimacy in Friendship, Love, and Family by Giovanni Frazzetto   Whether its romantic partners in a cycle of attraction and repulsion, a single woman in a fictional relationship she invented out of frustration with her love life, or a married couple in a years-long affair--how we interact with one another and our emotional barriers is one of the most fundamental and multi-layered aspects of who we are. But, intimacy can extend to relationships beyond the pale of romantic encounters: coping with the loss of a loved one, dealing with overbearing parents, and even celebrating the joys of our friends are areas ripe for examination on a behavioral, emotional, and neurological level. In  Closer , Giovanni Frazzetto brings a mastery of the neuroscience behind how we decide who to be close to, and tells captivating stories that demonstrate his signature blend of art and science.

TOGETHER, CLOSER: The Art and Science of Intimacy in Friendship, Love, and Family by Giovanni Frazzetto

Whether its romantic partners in a cycle of attraction and repulsion, a single woman in a fictional relationship she invented out of frustration with her love life, or a married couple in a years-long affair--how we interact with one another and our emotional barriers is one of the most fundamental and multi-layered aspects of who we are. But, intimacy can extend to relationships beyond the pale of romantic encounters: coping with the loss of a loved one, dealing with overbearing parents, and even celebrating the joys of our friends are areas ripe for examination on a behavioral, emotional, and neurological level. In Closer, Giovanni Frazzetto brings a mastery of the neuroscience behind how we decide who to be close to, and tells captivating stories that demonstrate his signature blend of art and science.


THE DEAD EX by Jane Corry   Vicki’s ex-husband has just gone missing. She insists she last saw him years ago when they divorced, but the police don't believe her and her memory's hardly reliable--what if she did have something to do with it? Meanwhile, Scarlet and her mother Zelda are down on their luck, and at eight years old, Scarlet doesn’t know that the "game" her mother forces her to play is really just to deal drugs. Soon, Zelda is caught, and Scarlet is forced into years of foster care--an experience that will shape the rest of her life. Elsewhere, David's new wife, Tanya, is the one who reported him missing, but what really happened on the night of David's disappearance? The answers lie in the connection between these four women--and the one person they can't escape.

THE DEAD EX by Jane Corry

Vicki’s ex-husband has just gone missing. She insists she last saw him years ago when they divorced, but the police don't believe her and her memory's hardly reliable--what if she did have something to do with it? Meanwhile, Scarlet and her mother Zelda are down on their luck, and at eight years old, Scarlet doesn’t know that the "game" her mother forces her to play is really just to deal drugs. Soon, Zelda is caught, and Scarlet is forced into years of foster care--an experience that will shape the rest of her life. Elsewhere, David's new wife, Tanya, is the one who reported him missing, but what really happened on the night of David's disappearance? The answers lie in the connection between these four women--and the one person they can't escape.


The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson   London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.  Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?    With The Gown , Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.

Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?

With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.

MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS by Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic   In the spirit of  Humans of New York  and  PostSecret , MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS is a gorgeous gift book celebrating the objects that outlast love: a poignant, funny, sometimes bizarre and always delightful window into modern love and loss.  A postcard from a childhood sweetheart. A wedding dress sealed in a jar. A roll of undeveloped film. An axe used to chop an ex-lover's furniture in a fit of rage. A wind-up toy, a bar of bath soap, a tin of Love Potion with the simple caption "Doesn't work." These objects, and many more, make up the whimsical, imaginative, poignant population of the Museum of Broken Relationships.  Started by two former lovers who wanted a way to commemorate their relationship even after it ended, who couldn't bear to simply throw away the objects that had once meant so much, the Museum of Broken Relationships has captured hearts and imaginations around the globe since its founding in 2010. Anonymous submissions have poured in by the thousands: objects with brief, compelling captions confessing to the story behind their meaning. The museum's Croatian exhibit quickly became a main draw for tourists from around the globe, and has garnered enthusiastic, glowing media attention from sources as disparate as the  New York Times  and the Chinese national news.  Now, as the physical museum arrives for a permanent spot in Los Angeles, the authors have collected the best, funniest, most heartwarming and heartrending stories from their huge selection of submissions. Much like the bestselling  Postsecret  series, this beautiful oversized, four-color book will offer an irresistible glimpse inside other people's secret worlds, creating moments of deep human connection. It is a must read for anyone who has ever loved and lost.

MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS by Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic

In the spirit of Humans of New York and PostSecret, MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS is a gorgeous gift book celebrating the objects that outlast love: a poignant, funny, sometimes bizarre and always delightful window into modern love and loss.

A postcard from a childhood sweetheart. A wedding dress sealed in a jar. A roll of undeveloped film. An axe used to chop an ex-lover's furniture in a fit of rage. A wind-up toy, a bar of bath soap, a tin of Love Potion with the simple caption "Doesn't work." These objects, and many more, make up the whimsical, imaginative, poignant population of the Museum of Broken Relationships.

Started by two former lovers who wanted a way to commemorate their relationship even after it ended, who couldn't bear to simply throw away the objects that had once meant so much, the Museum of Broken Relationships has captured hearts and imaginations around the globe since its founding in 2010. Anonymous submissions have poured in by the thousands: objects with brief, compelling captions confessing to the story behind their meaning. The museum's Croatian exhibit quickly became a main draw for tourists from around the globe, and has garnered enthusiastic, glowing media attention from sources as disparate as the New York Times and the Chinese national news.

Now, as the physical museum arrives for a permanent spot in Los Angeles, the authors have collected the best, funniest, most heartwarming and heartrending stories from their huge selection of submissions. Much like the bestselling Postsecret series, this beautiful oversized, four-color book will offer an irresistible glimpse inside other people's secret worlds, creating moments of deep human connection. It is a must read for anyone who has ever loved and lost.


YOU ALWAYS CHANGE THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE (for Another Love or Another Life) by Amalia Andrade   Now that  Dear Sugars  is off the air, bestselling author and illustrator Amalia Andrade is stepping in to help mend your broken heart. It’s the “thank u, next” of books. When Andrade was faced with her own heartbreak, she constructed the ultimate first aid kit: an interactive guide to getting over someone through reflections, recipes, and lots of ingenious ideas for transforming a negative experience into a liberating one. In these pages, you'll find the secret code for interpreting text message read receipts, loving odes to Beyoncé, the ideal playlist for crying in the shower, and much more.

YOU ALWAYS CHANGE THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE (for Another Love or Another Life) by Amalia Andrade

Now that Dear Sugars is off the air, bestselling author and illustrator Amalia Andrade is stepping in to help mend your broken heart. It’s the “thank u, next” of books. When Andrade was faced with her own heartbreak, she constructed the ultimate first aid kit: an interactive guide to getting over someone through reflections, recipes, and lots of ingenious ideas for transforming a negative experience into a liberating one. In these pages, you'll find the secret code for interpreting text message read receipts, loving odes to Beyoncé, the ideal playlist for crying in the shower, and much more.


TIME’S CONVERT by Deborah Harkness   From the #1  New York Times  bestselling author, Deborah Harkness comes a passionate love story and exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities for revolution. On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon, who offers Matthew a chance at immortality by becoming a vampire. Now, in contemporary Paris Phoebe Taylor--the young employee at Sotheby's whom Marcus has fallen for--is about to embark on her own journey to immortality. Though the modernized version of the process seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the shadows Marcus believed he had escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both—forever.

TIME’S CONVERT by Deborah Harkness

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Deborah Harkness comes a passionate love story and exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities for revolution. On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon, who offers Matthew a chance at immortality by becoming a vampire. Now, in contemporary Paris Phoebe Taylor--the young employee at Sotheby's whom Marcus has fallen for--is about to embark on her own journey to immortality. Though the modernized version of the process seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the shadows Marcus believed he had escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both—forever.


The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay    Falling into the past will change their futures forever.   Mary Davies finds safety in her ordered and productive life. Working as an engineer, she genuinely enjoys her job and her colleagues—particularly a certain adorable and intelligent consultant. But something is missing. When Mary’s estranged childhood friend, Isabel Dwyer offers her a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in England, she reluctantly agrees in hopes that the holiday will shake up her quiet life in just the right ways.  But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes she lives in Jane Austen’s Bath. While Isabel rests and delights in the leisure of a Regency lady, attended by other costume-clad guests, Mary uncovers startling truths about their shared past, who Isabel was, who she seems to be, and the man who now stands between them.  Outings are undertaken, misunderstandings arise, and dancing ensues as this  company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation , work out their lives and hearts.

The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

Falling into the past will change their futures forever.

Mary Davies finds safety in her ordered and productive life. Working as an engineer, she genuinely enjoys her job and her colleagues—particularly a certain adorable and intelligent consultant. But something is missing. When Mary’s estranged childhood friend, Isabel Dwyer offers her a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in England, she reluctantly agrees in hopes that the holiday will shake up her quiet life in just the right ways.

But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes she lives in Jane Austen’s Bath. While Isabel rests and delights in the leisure of a Regency lady, attended by other costume-clad guests, Mary uncovers startling truths about their shared past, who Isabel was, who she seems to be, and the man who now stands between them.

Outings are undertaken, misunderstandings arise, and dancing ensues as this company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation, work out their lives and hearts.


Knock Knock What I Love About You Fill In The Love Journal   This little gift book contains fill-in-the-blank lines describing some aspect of your affection for your beloved. Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift your loved one will read again and again. Make it as mushy, racy, or witty as you choose! Simple prompts make it easy to express yourself. Ideal anniversary gifts, tissue not included. Hardcover with removable clear plastic jacket; 4.5 × 3.25 inches; 112 pages. Knock Knock is an independent maker of clever gifts, books, and whatever else we can think up. Our mission is to bring humor, creativity, and smarts to everyday life. Say something more with #knockknockstuff.

Knock Knock What I Love About You Fill In The Love Journal

This little gift book contains fill-in-the-blank lines describing some aspect of your affection for your beloved. Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift your loved one will read again and again. Make it as mushy, racy, or witty as you choose! Simple prompts make it easy to express yourself. Ideal anniversary gifts, tissue not included. Hardcover with removable clear plastic jacket; 4.5 × 3.25 inches; 112 pages. Knock Knock is an independent maker of clever gifts, books, and whatever else we can think up. Our mission is to bring humor, creativity, and smarts to everyday life. Say something more with #knockknockstuff.

 

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