E. Shaver Bookseller | 326 Bull Street |  eshaverbooks.com

E. Shaver, Bookseller is Savannah’s oldest independent bookstore. They specialize in new books and were voted Southern Living Magazine’s Best Bookstore in the South for 2020. 

The holidays are for slowing down and enjoying our community…let’s get to know some fun facts about Melissa Taylor, co-owner, before we get to the gifts

Guilty Pleasure: Fabulously trashy movies like Mannequin and Grease 2
Project Currently Working On: A sweater I’ve been knitting for about two years now
On My Holiday Shopping List: Books, obviously
On The Weekends You Will Find Me: Running after my three dogs and baking
Favorite Savannah Holiday Tradition: The yearly fight at E. Shaver about when it’s appropriate to play Christmas music

Best Gift for a Teacher – Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by Ariel Burger

In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protégé and friend of one of the world’s great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master teacher.

Best Gift for a History Buff – The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson 

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during The Blitz

A Splurge but Worth It – A Promised Land by Barack Obama

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Buy Multiples of This Crowd Pleaser – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

A brand new story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic series. A young woman makes a bargain with the devil to live forever, in exchange, everyone forgets her. Three hundred years later she meets a man in a bookstore who finally remembers her.

Best Stocking Stuffers – Library Travel Candles from Paddywax

For all the bibliophiles in your lives, pairing favorite quotes with exquisite fragrances, these candles pay homage to the literary greats.