Nicole Magistro, left, is owner of The Bookworm of Edwards. Bethany Strout, right, is the buyer for the Tattered Cover bookstores.

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Want a go-to list of books perfect for holiday gifts? We've got some local booksellers to lend a hand.

Nicole Magistro of The Bookworm of Edwards and Bethany Strout of the Tattered Cover Bookstores talked to Colorado Matters to share their recommendations for books that come with a flavor of Colorado or the West. 

Magistro's Picks:

  • “Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks: The Story of Knapp Ranch” — Betsy and Bud Knapp

  • “Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times” — Anita Sanchez

  • “Ski Soldier: A World War II Biography” — Louise Borden

  • “High Alpine Cuisine: Inspired Dishes from Extraordinary Mountain Escapes Around the World” — Marla Meridith

Strout's Picks:

  • “Mile High Stories: 25 Years of Our Best Writing” — Editors of 5280

  • “From Twinkle, With Love” — Sandhya Menon​

  • “Down By the River: A  Family Fly Fishing Story” — Andrew Weiner, illustrated by April Chu  

  • “The Continental Divide Trail: Exploring America’s Ridgeline Trail” — Barney Scout Mann