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Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Books

Heavy, tangible, and unencumbered by electricity, real-world books have enduring appeal: Books are art, books can be left in the bathroom for future reading, and great books never become obsolete. Below, we've identified new works for every type of personality.

For People Who Have Already Given Up on Print
Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

A few new features in Amazon's answer to the iPad have lured us to the digital side: high-definition display, Dolby stereo sound, dual-band wi-fi, unlimited cloud storage, and access to more than 25,000 streaming movies and television shows. And you can read on it. Okay, sometimes real-world books aren't best.
$299

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