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It’s Better To Give

While our focus for is on scholarly and academic books, that does not mean they are all on weighty, strictly academic subjects. All work and no play make one a dull scholar. We offer many titles on subjects that are informative but fun to read and that may appeal more to your avocations than your vocation. These also make for excellent gifts. Does your list include a music fan? A foodie?  An art lover? A world traveler? A history buff or photographer? Browse our selections to find gives for these readers.

The readers and thinkers on your gift list will never have too many books. You don’t have to worry about what size or color to get, and the recipients probably won’t mind if they already have dozens of books on the same subject. If you get those books on, you will also reap substantial savings over retail list prices for the same titles. Your biggest problems will be narrowing down your selections and resisting the urge to buy stacks of new books for yourself, too.

We have searched for the most giftable books in our inventory of titles to offer selections. offers many books that can serve as resources for classes, but these selections are for pleasure reading too. Here are some titles from our publishers, available at discount prices on our Website:

The Gift List


I Have a Dream: A 50th Year Testament to the March that Changed America

The Kennedy Assassination

Photographs from the Memphis World: 1949-1964

Gettysburg: Sentinels of Stone



Jazz Planet

American Singers: Twenty-Seven Portraits in Song

American Singers II: Seventy-One Portraits in Jazz

Cajun and Creole Music Makers

Country Music Culture from Hard Times to Heaven

From Every Stage: Images of America’s Roots Music

Shreveport Sounds in Black and White



Aaron Douglas: Art, Race and the Harlem Renaissance

American Icons from Madison to Manhattan: The Art of Benny Andrews, 1948-1997

The Art of Nellie Mae Rowe

Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980

Mississippi Quilts

Coming Home: Self-Taught Artists, the Bible and the American South


Cooking/Food & Wine History

Thomas Jefferson on Wine

The New Great American Writers Cookbook

Louisiana Cookery

You Are Where You Eat: Stories and Recipes from the Neighborhoods of New Orleans

New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories

Garlic Capitol of the World: Gilroy and the Making of a Festive Foodscape

The Soul of Southern Cooking


Christmas Tales

Christmas Stories from Mississippi

Christmas Stories from Louisiana

Christmas Stories from Georgia



African American Writers: Portraits and Visions

Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing

Southern Writers Quiz Book

Choctaw Tales

Fourteen on Form: Conversations with Poets



Speak the Culture of Spain (Part of a series that includes various countries)

Florida’s Miracle Strip: From Redneck Riviera to the Emerald Coast

Highway 51: Mississippi Hill Country

Some Notes on River Country

Delta Land

Richard Wright’s Travel Writings: New Reflections

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