Book Bites: End-of-Year Releases You Don't Want to Miss

Don't ask us quite how, but the end of the year is right around the corner. We're usually turning our attention towards holiday shopping and gift wrapping this time of December, but we couldn't resist sharing one last roundup of great new releases we think you'll love. We have some late-breaking favorites here that we know are going to stick with us well into 2024 — from beautiful literary fiction to history and mystery to the best piece of Florida-set narrative nonfiction this side of The Orchid Thief. Read on!

What the Blue Willow Staff Is Gifting This Holiday Season

If you're here, we probably agree that books make the best gifts. A lesser-known maxim is that all the other fun stuff in a bookstore works great in wrapping paper and bows, too. As we approach this season of gifting, we've asked our team of booksellers to weigh in with which books, puzzles, games, stationery, and more has caught their eyes this year. Browse through their picks for some inspiration while you fill out your holiday shopping list, or check our separate post on the best books of 2023 for more great ideas. Then, stop by and see us! We'll be ready with personal recommendations and on-the-house gift wrapping from the elves in our back room. Happy holidays!

The Best Books of 2023

Can it be that the sun is setting on another year of reading? As the leaves turn—and as we all turn our heads to holiday gifts—our Blue Willow booksellers have curated a list of some of their favorite books of the year to recommend for you.

As always, we love to share personalized recommendations. Stop in and talk with us. We look forward to helping you find just what you're looking for.

Without further ado, we are very happy to present to you Blue Willow's Best Books of 2023!