Need gift ideas? Here are a few nerdy books that are a perfect fit!

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The holidays are upon us, and, if you’re anything like us, sometimes shopping for presents can be overwhelming. Luckily our friends at Thunder Bay Press and Canterbury Classics sent over a few awesome ideas for the book fans among us, and we hope you like them as much a we do!

First up: Classic Tales of Science Fiction & Fantasy

51pd1lb1tql-_sx314_bo1204203200_Long before we ventured into outer space or explored the most remote regions of the planet, writers have spun stories of what might lie in those unknown worlds, or what awaits humanity in the future. Classic Tales of Science Fiction & Fantasy ($24.99; ISBN: 978-1-62686-801-4; Canterbury Classics) is a collection of ten novels and short stories that blazed the trail for the popular genre, in a handsome leather-bound edition that is perfect for gift-giving. Works by acclaimed authors such as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack London, and H. P. Lovecraft will transport the reader to distant places and times—and set the imagination ablaze!

Guys, this book is gorgeous. With gold gilded edges, blue foiled detail on the illustrated leather cover, and awesome illustrations just inside, it definitely entices the reader to peruse. Plus, it’s packed with incredible books like A Princess of Mars, The War of the Worlds, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and many more.

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This would be the perfect present for fans of classic stories. Here are links to get it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indie Bound.

Next up are some awesome adult coloring books set in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings universe:

A Bestiary of Tolkien Coloring Book, by Mauro Mazzara (Illustrator), Andrea Piparo (Illustrator)

613ylgivgvl-_sy496_bo1204203200_Gorgeous line art begs for color in this compendium of the beasts, monsters, and flora and fauna of Middle-earth. In A Bestiary of Tolkien Coloring ($14.99; ISBN: 978-1-62686-777-2)bring your favorite creatures from the books into sharp detail with your colored pencils or markers. Smaug the dragon, Balrogs, Hobbits, and Elves give you plenty of opportunity for creativity and shading. Turn each of the 90 pages into a precious work of art, in a 10” x 10” format for more coloring area!

Tolkein’s World: A Fantasy Coloring Book, by Allan Curless (Author), Mauro Mazzara (Illustrator)

612wt3avfrl-_sx497_bo1204203200_ This beautiful coloring book—suitable for Tolkien fans of all ages—presents more than 90 pages of famous scenes from Middle-earth, from the Trees of the Valar to Mount Doom; and characters as beloved as Gandalf the wizard, or as feared as Smaug the dragon. Line art illustrating the fantastical world of Middle-earth is readyfor your colorful imagination! Includes scenes and characters from The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings.

These coloring books are so incredibly cool, and they’re pretty too, with gold foil detail on the illustrated covers. They cover the entire Tolkien universe, and I honestly don’t know which one I like more, the one with just creatures or the one that also shows locations. Either book would be a great addition to the personal collection of any Tolkien fan.

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From A Bestiary of Tolkien:

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From Tolkien’s World:

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Here are links to purchase:

A Bestiary of Tolkien on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indie Bound

Tolkien’s World on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indie Bound

Thanks to Thunder Bay Press and Canterbury Classics!

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