2020 Cleveland Book Lover Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the writer or reader in your life? Why not support local shops and writers with one of these gifts!

Local Book Merch

Visible Voice Shirt

Bookhouse Brewery Anniversary Hoodie or Glass

25th Anniversary Canvas Tote Otis Tote

Rust Belt Arcana Tarot Bundle


Bookish Experiences

Pizza, Wine, and Private Browsing at Visible Voice

Private BOOKings at The Bookshop in Lakewood


Book Bundles

Belt Cleveland Bundle

Belt Midwest Starter Pack

Belt Book Club

Loganberry Book of the Month Clubs 

CSU Poetry Center Bundles

Gift Cards to Local Bookstores

Appletree Books

Loganberry Books

Mac’s Backs Books

Visible Voice Books

The Bookshop in Lakewood

Fireside Book Shop

Learned Owl Book Shop


Lit Cleveland Gifts

Literary Cleveland Membership + Shirt Combo

Literary Cleveland Class

From Local Presses

Belt Publishing

Outlandish Press


Rescue Press

CSU Poetry Center

Free Period Press

Gray Publishing



Books by Local Authors


Cuyahoga by Pete Beatty

Heartland Calamitous by Michael Credico

Ancestry (Iowa Short Fiction Award) by Eileen O'Leary

Mistakes by the Lake by Brian Petkash

The Heebie-Jeebie Girl by Susan Petrone

The Daughters of Erietown: A Novel by Connie Schultz


Egg Drop Dead: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien

Al Dente's Inferno (A Tuscan Cooking School Mystery #1) by Stephanie Cole

A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette

The Secrets of Bones by Kylie Logan

No One's Home by D.M. Pulley



Becoming Brianna (Emmie & Friends) by Terri Libenson

Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the Backyard Treasures by Tricia Springstubb, Elaheh Taherian (Illustrator)

Binny's Diwali by Thrity Umrigar, Nidhi Chanani(Illustrator)

Sugar in Milk by Thrity Umrigar, Khoa Le (Illustrator)


Graphic Novel

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf



Black in the Middle

Cleveland Stories Vol 2

Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America by Sherrod Brown

Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America by David Giffels

Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Colette Goldbach

Rust Belt Femme by Raechel Anne Jolie

Bright Archive by Sarah Minor

This Isn't The Movies: 25 Years in the Classroom by Charles Ellenbogen

Out of Nowhere Into Nothing by Caryl Pagel


Books About Writing

The Storytelling Code by Dana Norris

So You Want to Publish a Book? by Anne Trubek


If It Heals at All by Ali Black

We Made It To School Alive by Quartez Harris

Love & Solidarity by Brendan Joyce

ZOETROPE by Kevin Latimer

Shrapnel Maps by Philip Metres

You're My Favorite Garçon by Matt Mitchell

The Vagina Analogues by Michelle Smith

Got more bookish gift ideas? Send them our way at info@litcleveland.org.