Holiday Gift Guide 2020

A lot has changed in 2020, but one thing hasn't and that's the fact that books make the best gifts!! With the holidays fast approaching, we've put together lists of our favorite books in all genres and age ranges to make gift-giving easier than ever. Shop the lists below. Can't find what you're looking for? Send us an email at and we'll help you find what you need! You can also check out our handy Holidays FAQ + Shipping Info page for more information on shipping deadlines, early hours shopping appointments, gift cards, subscription services + more.

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Thank you for continuing to support our local, independent, family-owned bookstore. It really does make all the difference.

Sending you all the love and appreciation this holiday season!

-The Bookmine Fam


The Searcher: A Novel Cover Image
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
Hamnet Cover Image
The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image


If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future Cover Image
A People's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area (A People's Guide Series #3) Cover Image
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures Cover Image
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
Trees in Trouble: Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change Cover Image

Memoir & Biography

A Promised Land Cover Image
Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close Cover Image
What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action Cover Image
One Life Cover Image
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image


Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter: [A Cookbook] Cover Image
Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook Cover Image
Baking at the 20th Century Cafe: Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake Cover Image
A Field Guide to Cheese: How to Select, Enjoy, and Pair the World's Best Cheeses Cover Image

Holiday Spirit

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter (A Penguin Classics Hardcover) Cover Image
The Velveteen Rabbit Plush Gift Set: The Classic Edition Board Book + Plush Stuffed Animal Toy Rabbit Gift Set Cover Image
The Atlas of Christmas: The Merriest, Tastiest, Quirkiest Holiday Traditions from Around the World Cover Image
Best Kids' Christmas Jokes Ever! (Highlights Joke Books) Cover Image
In a Holidaze Cover Image

Picture Books & Board Books

You Matter Cover Image
What We'll Build: Plans For Our Together Future Cover Image
I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish Cover Image
No Reading Allowed: The Worst Read-Aloud Book Ever Cover Image

Kids Books (Ages 7-12)

When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
Class Act Cover Image
No Ordinary Thing Cover Image
Witches of Brooklyn Cover Image
The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15) Cover Image

Young Adult (13+)

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy (The Chronicles of Never After #1) Cover Image
Instant Karma Cover Image
Hush: A Novel (The Hush Series #1) Cover Image
The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person Cover Image

Sci Fi & Fantasy

The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
Ready Player Two: A Novel Cover Image
Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #2) Cover Image
Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre Cover Image
The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image

Nature Lovers

The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas Cover Image
Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: California: Your Guide to Feeders, Food, and the Most Common Backyard Birds Cover Image
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Cover Image
Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
The California Field Atlas: Deluxe Edition Cover Image

Beautiful Books

The Art Book, revised edition Cover Image
The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde: An Annotated Selection Cover Image
Humans Cover Image
Herbarium: The Quest to Preserve and Classify the World's Plants Cover Image
Cherry Hill: A Childhood Reimagined Cover Image