For 35 years, the “Today” show’s Gene Shalit has shared his favorite selection of distinctive books for great gift-giving. This year, Gene's at it again. Here's the list he discussed on “Today.”
Gene Shalit's list of distinctive books for gift-giving
Photographs by Howard SchatzPublisher: Bulfinch Press156 pages$60www.bulfinchpress.com
"Christmas in New York: A Pop-Up Book"
Author: Chuck FischerPublisher: Bulfinch Press$35www.bulfinchpress.com
"The Complete Calvin and Hobbes"
Three volumes, hardcover, slipcased setAuthor and illustrator: Bill WattersonPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingVolume 1: 492 pagesVolume 2: 480 pagesVolume 3: 484 pages$150www.calvinandhobbes.com
"The Complete New Yorker"
Introduction by David Remnick8 DVDs for computer use onlyPublisher: Random House$100www.randomhouse.com
"Irving Berlin's Show Business: Broadway-Hollywood-America"
Author: David LeopoldPublisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.240 pages$50www.abramsbooks.com
"Jazzlife: A Journey for Jazz Across America in 1960"
By William Claxton and Joachim E. BerendtPublisher: Taschen696 pages$200www.taschen.com
Photographs by Tim Street-PorterIntroduction by Diane KeatonPublisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.263 pages$195www.rizzoliusa.com
"My First Menorah"
Author and illustrator: Salina YoonPublisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing20 pages$7.99www.simonsays.com
"Nicky the Jazz Cat"
Story and pictures by Carol FriedmanPublisher: PowerHouse Books$16.95www.nickythejazzcat.comwww.powerhousebooks.com
"The 60-Second Encyclopedia"
Author: Michael J. RosenPublisher: Workman Publishing$11.95www.workman.com
"Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them"
Author: Tim WalshPublisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing320 pages$29.95www.andrewsmcmeel.com
"The World's Longest Crossword Puzzle"
Author: Frank LongoPublisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc$9.95www.sterlingpub.com