Stumped On What Books To Gift This Holiday? Here’s What The Experts Recommend

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Photo: Book Picks 2018 Colorado Matters Nicole Magistro Bethany Strout
Nicole Magistro, left, is owner of The Bookworm of Edwards. Bethany Strout, right, is the buyer for the Tattered Cover bookstores.

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