It’s time to get gift-y, readers! Welcome to our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, where we’re sharing some tips designed to help you give (and receive!) thoughtful treasures with the people in your life.

Each of the book lists below start off with books by Washtenaw County and Michigan authors, a way to extend your #ShopLocal dollar.

Holiday order deadline: if you’re ordering something for the holidays that is not in-stock at our shop, please place it by 12/12 to have it in-hand by 12/24. This includes orders for shipping and for in-store pick-up. Thanks so much for your help with this! You’re the best.

Gift-y Tip #1: Gift Cards!
You can use Booksweet gift cards online or in-shop. We ship anywhere on earth, so this is a great way to #ShopLocal even when you are gifting for folks who live further afield. We’ve got two great options for gift cards:

1.) Physical gift cards (buy in-store or online for in-store pick-up)
2.) Digital gift cards (buy online and receive by email)

Pro-tip + discount opportunity for bulk buys: if you’ve got a BIG BATCH (10+) of physical gift cards to buy for the office or another great group of folks in need of some holiday cheer, feel free to email us in advance to get the batch rolling. If you place your order by November 20, we can also work with you to secure a bulk buy of holiday greeting cards to go with the gift cards (passing along a 10% bulk buy discount on the cards).

Gift-y Tip #2: Booksweet Swag 
Our branding by the incredible designer Katie Spak is super cute. Who can resist our original Book Diver icon? Not us. She’s great! This year’s gift-y merch options include: sweatshirts, totes, stickers, and pins… and coming soon: mugs!

Gift-y Tip #3: Stocking Stuffers
We’ve got some fun options available online, including Blackwing pencils and book lights, plus so much more in-shop including gorgeous journals, sketchbooks, drawing pens, book-note tabs, pride flags, candles, and so many cute stickers!

Gift-y Tip #4: Fancy Editions 
We have a limited number of gorgeous fancy editions of literary “classics” on hand to give the gift that says “of course I remember your favorite book!” 

Gift-y Tip #5: Cookbooks
Cookbooks? Yum! Yes please.

Gift-y Tip #6: Biographies and Memoirs
Biography and Memoir — for the gift that says “Of course I remembered how much you love Simu Liu!”

Gift-y Tip #7: Other Non-Fiction Gems
If your love language is fun facts, have a look at some Nonfiction Reads.

Gift-y Tip #8: Fiction Favorites
This is a list of recent releases (and recent releases to paperback) that are sure to delight.

Gift-y Tip #9: Youth Bestsellers and NEW stuff
You know your nibling loves books… but what should you get them? These recs are for you:

Picture Books | Middlegrade Graphic Novels | Middlegrade | YA

Also: don’t underestimate the power of gifting a Booksweet outing to the kids and teens in your life! We’ve got amazing boba tea next door, free sweet treats at check out… and you’ll get to learn all about their interests, what they’re reading, and what they’re excited for firsthand. So fun!


NOVEMBER: Mon + Tues, 10-7 // Wed-Sun, 10-9

  • Thursday, November 24: Closed for Family Time
  • Saturday, November 26 – Small Business Saturday: Booksweet is proud to be part of the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, donating 20% of our in-store sales to HSHV on Small Business Saturday!

DECEMBER: Mon-Sun: 10-9

  • Saturday, December 24: 9 am -1 pm
  • Sunday, December 25: Closed for Family Time