We asked the book lovers at the Ivy Bookshop — “Baltimore’s literary book store” — to give us a few suggestions for gift giving this year. Here are some staff favorites.
From Ed Berlin, Ivy Bookshop Co-owner
Fiction: An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer
On the heels of bestsellers The Tourist and The Nearest Exit, An American Spy, follows the adventures of CIA agent Milo Weaver and is said to be Steinhauer’s most stunning thriller yet.
Non-fiction: Why I Left Goldman Sachs by Greg Smith
Who can forget last March when Greg Smith, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs, made a scorching exit from the Wall Street investment bank with a searing Op-Ed in the New York Times? Now comes his book, which picks up where the Op-Ed left off with more details about the nation’s most high-profile investment bank.
Coffee Table Book: Elegantissima by Louise Fili
Elegantissima covers the nearly forty-year design career of Louise Fili, an artist whose elegant designs created over 2,000 book jackets and helped market Sarabeth’s, Bella Cucina, Jean-Georges, and Good Housekeeping and other brands. A must-have for graphic design students and professionals.