Lucky is the number 8, for it has been eight years since we introduced our first Christmas catalogue in 2005. It stemmed from a very simple idea of a booklet collecting the latest and best titles (in a myriad of subjects) for the discerning lover of books, merely because so many wonderful books seemed to get passed over, unnoticed.
Every year since, the months coming into November have been nail-biting, heart-wrenching and brain-bursting – as we choose which books to feature and which we could not. These books were not only the latest and best, they had to be a book that you’d be burning to own. These were also the ones you wanted to give with much love, and be received with even more joy – embodying the spirit of this festive season.
If you look between the lines and behind the covers, each title carries a heartfelt message from our booksellers:
The literary reads are beautifully imagined, artfully written and critically acclaimed books that may also cure you of some malaise. Philosophy can be deep, thoughtful yet accessible while books on self-help should inspire the spirit, impart ideas and still be fun. Science is not dull, and history is not bland; travel should take you places whilst the spiritual stays the soul. Business should be as usual but also ready to evolve; the arts move you with images, words and notions. Children’s books are for the parent, the child and the whole caboodle of a family to share, learn and enjoy together.
All of these books are beautiful in their special way, and like a letter from one booklover to another, they convey our wishes, thoughts, intentions and thanks to the reader, who have in turn, inspired and given us much hope that books remain the best gifts of all.
As always, we say it with our books. Bookishly yours - the bookpeople of Books Kinokuniya.