Monday, December 1, 2008

12 Days of Books: Day 1

Gift Idea #1: A subscription to One Story ($21)

Purpose: May your giftee never again be without something good to read

One Story is a non-profit literary publication that publishes one carefully-selected short story every three weeks. The mission: “[T]o save the short story by publishing in a friendly format that allows readers to experience each story as a stand-alone work of art and a simple form of entertainment.” One Story publishes each writer only once, ensuring a variety of new voices.

Each installment of One Story is compact—20 or so pages printed as a small, monochromatic booklet—and perfect for slipping into a purse or pocket. I always keep an issue or two with me so I’m never without something good to read during an unexpected wait. U.S. gift subscriptions of One Story are only $21 for 18 issues, and international subscriptions are available for a bit more. Thanks to One Story, your giftee will remember you fondly all year long.


Book Lover Lisa said...

I'm loving these gift ideas. Glad that more are coming. That is a really good price for the subscription. To bad I want these things for myself, and not for someone else.

Gwen Dawson said...

I know what you mean. Just send the link to a friend or family member with the note "Hint, hint." Maybe they'll figure it out.