2020 Gift Guide

Gifts for Book Lovers

There’s nothing like a good book and cozy cobija on a chilly winter night. Check out our book recommendations and find a libro for everyone on your list.


Elizabeth Acevedo Clap When You Land In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives. Shop
Bricia Lopez Oaxaca Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico A colorful celebration of Oaxacan cuisine from the landmark Guelaguetza restaurant in Los Angeles. Shop
Annecy Baez My Daughter's Eyes and Other Stories My Daughter's Eyes and Other Stories, winner of the 2007 Mármol Prize, is a collection of fourteen interrelated stories about young Dominican women living in the Bronx as they deal with the choices they make in their everyday life. Shop
ADRIANNA ADARME The Year of Cozy From quick recipes to easy crafts, the author focuses on simple, inexpensive undertakings that have a big reward: happiness. The Year of Cozy will surely inspire you to march into your kitchen and craft closet to make something you can truly be proud of. Shop
Naima Coster Halsey Street A modern-day story of family, loss, and renewal, Halsey Street captures the deeply human need to belongnot only to a place but to one another. Shop
Zoraida Cordova Labyrinth Lost The first book in the Latinx-infused Queer fantasy series from highly acclaimed author Zoraida Córdova that follows three sisters—and teen witches—as they develop their powers and battle magic through epic questing in the realms beyond. Shop
Maria Hinojosa Once I Was You In Once I Was You, Maria shares her intimate experience growing up Mexican American on the South Side of Chicago. She offers a personal and illuminating account of how the rhetoric around immigration has not only long informed American attitudes toward outsiders, but also sanctioned willful negligence and profiteering at the expense of our country’s most vulnerable populations—charging us with the broken system we have today. Shop
Carmen Maria Machado Her Body and Other Parties In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado puts together a series of short stories that blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. Shop
DAISY HERNANDEZ A Cup of Water Under My Bed A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life. Shop
Shea Serrano Movies (and Other Things) Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things), combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one.