Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Books from the Museum Shop for Mother's Day

(Come in or call and mention this blog post for 10% off your Mother’s Day gifts!!)

Last night we were joined by Dave Isay and StoryCorps for the launch of Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, a collection of some of their most poignant stories, culled from their over 30,000 interviews with everyday Americans. We had Dave Isay stay a little longer and sign a stack of this new book, which makes a great gift for Mom, so call and get one while they last.

This got us thinking about great books and gifts for Mother’s Day, which is right around the corner. We’ve got lots of other book selections for your mom, whether she’s into history, fiction, or even graffiti.

For foodie mamas who have followed the life of the legendary Ruth Reichl, we suggest the new paperback For You Mom, Finally or choose from one of our wide selection of New York cookbooks.

My mom won’t read anything but fiction, and I’m constantly bringing her books from our New York and immigrant fiction shelves. She’s loved everything from fast-paced historical fiction and mysteries like Dreamland by Kevin Baker or The Alienist by Caleb Carr to contemporary immigration narratives such as The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz and The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

And if your mother saves her ticket stubs, try a different kind of book, the perennially popular Ticket Stub Diary. Mom can organize the mementos of her favorite plays, movies, and concerts in this cute little book.

No matter what your mother is into, we’ve got the perfect gift for her. No, seriously! We've got a little something for everyone. As an extra incentive, mention the blog when you make your purchase for 10% off your Mother’s Day gifts. Don't forget, buying something is like making a donation to the Tenement Museum. Every little bit helps.

Tenement Museum Shop
108 Orchard Street (Delancey)
Monday-Sunday, 10am - 6pm

- Posted by Kat Broadway

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's very nice. I love books and am very much fond of shopping them. Its good to give books as a gift of mother's day.


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