It's no secret that you'll find a bunch of bibliomaniacs here at Shelf Awareness. Even if this weren't true, we'd still have to point out that books are pretty much theperfect gift. They're always the right size. A book will never make you look anything but svelte and smart. And there's a book for every type of person on the planet. But before you dip into the 20 possible presents below, let's indulge our particular affection for books about books.
Kingston, Jamaica: The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will host five, intensive and engaging Creative Writing workshops. The workshop series will run from Tuesday November 21 to Tuesday, December 5, and will be instructed by top local writers, covering the areas of Essay, Novel, Play, Poetry and Short Story. The workshops will be held at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston 10, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Juli Berwald's Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone, out now from Riverhead Books, is an excellent addition to a growing body of literature seeking to expand readers' minds about what exactly qualifies as a mind.
Miami, Nov. 9, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Book Fair (MBF), the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering will present ReadCaribbean, a series including readings, panel discussions and storytelling for children, that highlights the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the Caribbean.  As noted, some author events will take place in Creole or French with simultaneous translation into English.
If one entertaining board book for young readers is great, wouldn't two be even better? Of course!
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