Books, Book Bundles, & Gifts
The Snail on the Wall has Book Bundles for all ages and all readers, from men to book clubbers to teens and kids. Browse the 8 categories of bundles below. Bundles come wrapped and ready for gift giving. Or let me put together a custom bundle for you or your favorite reader! The Snail stocks plenty of additional books of all kinds, from Christmas books to book club picks to brand-new releases—all *specially selected* for independent readers.
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History Lovers Bundle, $55 *BESTSELLER!*
This combination of historical fiction and nonfiction takes you from early America to Nazi Germany and introduces you to unsung heroes called the Ritchie boys, Jewish soldiers who fought with American troops in WWII; Edison and Tesla battling it out for power in the Gilded Age; and the aging itinerant Captain Kidd who travels through post–Civil War Texas to bring a girl home after four years’ captivity with the Kiowa Indians.
Men’s Book Bundle, $60
Three almost unbelievable stories—about a top-secret CIA mission, a plane crash with a conspiracy theory behind it, and a beloved team that defies a curse to win the World Series after a century of losses. Yet only one—Noah Hawley’s page-turning Before the Fall—is fiction.
Book Lovers Bundle, $50
These novels are perfect for book lovers with wide-ranging literary tastes. Fierce Kingdom is a heart-stopping thriller that depicts the fierce strength of a mother’s love as she tries to save herself and her child from a modern-day crisis. The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir takes a quiet look at the meaning of community through the lens of WWII. From southern author John Hart, Redemption Road has more than one unsolved, overlapping crime at its center, and yet it is the characters—detectives, cops, crime victims, and broken families—that drive this emotionally riveting novel.
Pleasure Reading Bundle, $50
Cozy up with these novels that are light but still rich in charm, wit, and substance. You’ll get lost in the heartwarming story of Nightingale Books, an idyllic shop in England’s Cotswolds; a young woman on a southern road trip to Graceland after she loses her mother; and a funny, sometimes racy, modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Young Adult Bundle, $40
These books—one biographical, one historical, and another fantasy—are peopled with never-before-heard stories that appeal to adults both young and not so young. You know Vincent Van Gogh, but are you familiar with his brother, Theo, Vincent’s friend, confidant, and biggest champion? You’ve studied much about World War II, but do you know the sinking of the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff, a maritime disaster that claimed the lives of more than 9,000 civilians? And you’ve read tales about rival families, but you’ve never met the likes of Jack (“June”) O’Donnell and Saul Angert, two teens who can enter their loved ones’ memories and who form a bond strong enough to overcome the family curses they inherited. These characters prove the power of friendship and the human spirit, even up against the darkest forces of destiny.
Middle Readers Bundle, $38
Do you believe in wizards? Magical trees? Aliens? The main characters of these books—12-year-old Nick, 12-year-old Carol, and 11-year-old Alex—at first aren’t too sure they believe in otherworldly things. But then, Nick meets a bookstore owner who happens to be a 300-year-old wizard in The Evil Wizard Smallbone. In Hour of the Bees Carol’s grandfather tells her about a magical tree with healing powers in the New Mexican desert. Meanwhile, Alex is recording his daily life on an iPod and launching it into space to see if he can reach other life forms. In strange and magical ways, these otherworldly encounters help Nick, Carol, and Alex understand their regular lives, their families, and themselves.
Young Readers Bundle, $35
Get ready for adventure in these three books. In Tumble & Blue, two 12-year-olds named Tumble Wilson and Blue Montgomery venture into the Okefenokee Swamp in search of a legendary alligator named Munch, who might have the power to reverse a curse. In Under the Egg, Theo Tenpenny and her friends explore New York City solving the mystery of an old Renaissance painting that belonged to her grandfather. And in The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, a science-loving 11-year-old named Stella and her younger brother journey inside a “pet” black hole named Larry, who has swallowed up a hamster, dog, and other odds and ends.
Picture Book Bundle, $45
You’ve heard the story of Humpty Dumpty, you know the tale of a little girl in a red cloak chased by a wolf, and you’ve picked up plenty of rocks. But these books will open eyes, stretch imaginations, and make you think about familiar things in brand-new ways. Wolf in the Snow tells its story without words, as a girl gets lost in a snowstorm and forms an unlikely but lovely bond with a wolf pup. Humpty Dumpty has been put together after his famous accident, yet now he must conquer his fear of heights and take a leap of faith. And, in one of the most unique alphabet books of all time, If Rocks Could Sing celebrates nature using found rocks to make letters and objects; you’ll look again and again at these amazing rocks, in the shape of a whale, a couch potato, a face saying “Ouch,” and oh so much more.
Gifts for Readers
Personal Library Kit, for kids and adults: $16
Library Collection candles featuring favorite authors: Dickens, Alcott, Emerson, Shakespeare: $20 for 6.5-oz candle, $8 travel tin
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