> The Things You Can Read: Holiday Season in Full Swing: Book Lover Gift Giving Tip # Seven

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Season in Full Swing: Book Lover Gift Giving Tip # Seven

Folio Society
As we all look for unique ways to share our love of books this holiday season we, here at The Things You Can Read, have been scouring the Internet to locate unusual gifts for book lovers to give children and adults of all ages.  Today's tip is simple, how about giving a book, but not any book, how about a gorgeous presentation copy of your favorite classic.  Take a peek at the books offered by the Folio Society.  What's that you say?  Well, here is how the  Folio Society describes themselves:
Great books should be outstanding not only in literary content but also in their physical form: this has been the philosophy of The Folio Society since it was founded in 1947 by Charles Ede, with a dream of publishing beautiful books that would be affordable to everyone. Our pleasure in reading is enhanced by the book itself, in which typography, illustration, paper, printing and binding all play a part in creating a harmonious whole. In a world of declining publishing standards, where most books are cheaply printed, and bound using low-grade materials, The Folio Society resolutely sets store by traditional values of excellence; for our designers and production personnel the term 'quite good' means 'no good': only the best is good enough.
In our 64-year history, Folio has published an astonishing range of works; from Moby-Dick to Pather Panchali, and from the Qur’ân to Kerouac’s On The Road. The quality of our books as tactile and aesthetic objects has been a constant hallmark, but members (some of whom have been with us from our inception in 1947) have long looked beyond our exceptional covers, to the standards we uphold for each and every text. From introducers who make up the great names of modern literature and academia, and editors and picture researchers who ensure unrivalled standards of research and textual work, to our artists who have swept the board in so many illustrations awards – Folio offers a complete experience for the book-lover.
So, the novel idea for the book lover on your list, is to give them a gorgeous book by the  Folio Society.  Let us, here at The Things You Can Read, know the title of your favorite book offered by the  Folio Society.

Happy Reading and Gift Buying!

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