November 29, 2011

What books the President is buying


POTUS and family was recently spotted at Kramerbooks in Washington’s Dupont Circle doing some early holiday shopping near his office. The Washington Post even has a video of the photo op, which took place this past Saturday. (See the video below, in case you’d like to see President Obama wandering around the store, offering his winning smile, and waving to the press.)

The Hill reports that the trio bought the following titles:

The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Tails by Matthew Van Fleet

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

Zen Shorts by Jon Muth

The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

Descent into Chaos by Ahmed Rashid

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selnick

What books would you suggest the President give this holiday season and who should receive them? (We’d like him to offer all Republican candidates David Graeber‘s Debt: The First 5,000 Years, while also keeping a copy for himself. Hey, one can make a wish, right?)