Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
1575 York Avenue
(Between 83rd and 84th Sts.)
New York, NY 10028
(212) 517-7292 Fax (212) 517-7197
As November and December come to pass, it becomes the time of year for holiday gift shopping, and Logos Bookstore is the place to come. Logos has attractive 2011 wall and desk calendars of New York City, the world, art, flowers, spirituality and religions as well as children’s favorites such as Peanuts, Curious George and Dr. Seuss’ zany characters. In addition Logos sells the 2011 Manhattan Diary, a most comprehensive compact fit-in-your-pocket calendar diary with store, club, restaurant, and museum listings as well as maps. For those people who observe Advent, Logos will have lovely traditional image Advent calendars.
Holiday greeting cards, boxed and individual (Christmas and Hanukah), will be available from November 5 onward. Currently there are individual Thanksgiving cards for purchase. Books about Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukah are also available. Perennial Christmas favorites include The Night Before Christmas, The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Polar Express, The Gift Of The Magi, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, A Child’s Christmas In Wales and A Christmas Carol, among others.
Logos now has “Tintin” books in both French and English, as well as “Asterix” books in English, so now one can follow up on the French-speaking young adventurer Tintin and his dog Milou as well as the last Gauls, Asterix, Obelix and their compatriots (and their secret potion), as they hold the Romans at bay through some most hilarious adventures. In addition to the regular Tintin stories there are now books devoted to younger readers focusing on numbers, transport and simple stories about Tintin and the elephant, lion and llamas.
Holiday music at Logos includes different classical music compilations from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, lovely contemporary instrumental renditions of carols and songs, and jazz and world music versions to complement the rich collection of world, classical, jazz, religious and Gregorian music.
Gift items for the holidays include Central and South American nativities, straw angels, ornamental balls and bells, Christmas crackers with party hats and surprises, and other ornaments and decorations as well as menorahs and plush toy tie-ins to such children’s books as Go Dog Go and Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman, the “Five Little Monkeys” series, the “Little Quack” series, and Knuffle Bunny and other Mo Wihelm characters as well as games based on Curious George and The Cat In The Hat.
For those people who like food and possibly cooking, Logos has a well-stocked cookbook section of all kinds of cuisines. Happy Holidays!
Upcoming Events At Logos Bookstore
• Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7 p.m., Kill Your TV Reading Group will discuss The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John Le Carre.
• Monday, December 8, 2010 at 7 p.m., the Sacred Texts Group led by literary agent Richard Curtis will discuss the book of Acts and the Talmud.
• Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7 p.m., KYTV Reading Group will discuss The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.
• Every Monday at 11 a.m., is Children’s Story Time led by Lily.
Transit: 4, 5, 6, Subways to Lexington Ave. and 86th St., M86 Bus (86th St.),
M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.) M15 Bus (1st and 2nd Aves.)