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Books | 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Our Books section’s picks for the bibliophilic.

Shelf portrait Featuring vibrant paintings by Jane Mount and interviews by former Paris Review editor Thessaly La Force, My Ideal Bookshelf ($24.99) showcases the favorite books of writers, musicians and other creative types. Lit lovers will enjoy dissecting their picks. Available at the Book Cellar, 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave (773-293-2665).
Writer�s stock Made in Chicago and inspired by agricultural memo books, Field Notes are elegantly rustic. Writers will appreciate the Field Notes Kit ($49.95), containing all the tools needed to sow their brilliant ideas. Available at
�Once upon a time�� revisited You�ll find �Cinderella� but also �The Girl with No Hands� in Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm ($27.95), Philip Pullman�s retelling of 50 wonderfully weird stories�perfect for fantasy fans and, in particular, Pullmaniacs. Available at City Lit Books, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd (773-235-2523).

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