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Actor/writer Wil Wheaton (right) and a fan at a book signing at Brookline Booksmith (DiscourseMarker/Flickr)
Actor/writer Wil Wheaton (right) and a fan at a book signing at Brookline Booksmith (DiscourseMarker/Flickr)

Still have some holiday shopping to do?

We speak with Boston-area independent booksellers about what the e-book craze is doing to area stores, and their picks for 2010's best books, authors, and gift ideas.

Guests:

Top Picks
Mark Pearson, buyer at Brookline Booksmith:

  • Best Boston-Themed Book: "Eden on the Charles" by Michael Rawson
  • Best Boston-Area Author: Gail Caldwell for "Let’s Take the Long Way Home"
  • Best New Local Author: Phoebe Potts for "Good Eggs"
  • Most Overlooked Local Book: "Running the Books" by Avi Steinberg
  • Most Popular Books Bought By Your Customers This Year: "Flour" by Joanne Chang; "Moonlight Mile" by Dennis Lehane

Josh Cook, bookseller at Porter Square Books:

  • Best Boston-Themed Book: "Hub Fans Bid the Kid Adieu" by John Updike
  • Best Boston-Area Author: Gail Caldwell for "Let’s Take the Long Way Home"
  • Best New Local Author: Michelle Hoover for "The Quickening"
  • Best Boston-Area Children's Book: "Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot" by Anita Silvey
  • Most Overlooked Book (not local): "I Hotel" by Karen Tei Yamashita
  • Most Popular Book Bought By Your Customers This Year (not local): "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Steig Larsson

This segment aired on December 20, 2010.

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