I subscribe to the theory that a person can never have too many books, which is why I give them as gifts so often. I love to wander through the Avid Reader looking for just the right books for the people on my gift list. I frequent the Avid Reader on Broadway, but there's also an Avid Reader in Davis.
For those of you who live up Highway 50, be sure to stop in at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills, if you haven't already. It's usually off the beaten path for me, but that's my smiling face in the picture below, standing in front of Face in a Book during the book launch party last year for The Dog with the Old Soul. It was exciting to hear that someone actually had the courage to open a new bookstore, given the conventional wisdom that online shopping and eBooks have rendered actual bookstores obsolete.
If you're shopping for someone who wants music or movies this holiday season, Dimple Records has a great selection of new and used CDs, as well as new and used DVDs. In addition to the store on Broadway, pictured below, Dimple Records also has a store on Arden Way, and stores in Folsom, Roseville, Elk Grove, and Citrus Heights. The Arden Way store also carries books.
Would someone on your holiday shopping list rather make music than listen to it? Check out all the musical instruments and accessories at Kline Music on Sutterville Road.