2019 books-as-gifts guide

Tis the season with the holidays right around the corner. What better way to show friends and family that you care by giving them an amazing book to read.

Smart Talk is hosting our annual book-as-gifts guide. Books come in all shapes and sizes, and in a vast array of genres, including non-fiction, fiction, mystery and much more. Quite frankly, there is a book genre for everyone!

On Thursday’s Smart Talk, we discuss how books make great holiday gifts with our literary experts and hear their recommendations for books to read or give.

Joining the conversation is Catherine Lawrence, co-owner of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, Dr. Travis Kurowski, Ph.D, assistant professor of creative writing at York College of Pennsylvania, and Carolyn Blatchley, Executive Director of Cumberland County Library System.

We are interested in hearing about your book suggestions! Make sure to tune in on Thursday and send us an email or call the show to voice your suggestions.

Click here to view Catherine Lawrence’s recommendations

Click here to view Dr. Travis Kurowski’s recommendations

Click here to view Carolyn Blatchley’s recommendations

Click here for WITF’s Pick of the Month

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