Gifts for Wanderers

By Idlewild Books

By Idlewild Books

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer

$35.00 $32.20

Far and away the best book Idlewild book buyer and manager Natasha read in 2020. This book weaves together contemporary botanical science, ancient Indigenous wisdom, all through author Kimmerer's beautiful personal experiences in nature. You'll never look at pecans, ponds, or wildflowers the same way.

The Hour of the Star: 100th Anniversary Edition

Clarice Lispector

$17.95 $16.51

Idlewild store manager's personal favorite Lispector, this brief novella is a gorgeous work of literature and excellent introduction to the Brazilian writer. This edition comes in a beautifully designed and tactile hardcover edition.

Away & Aware: A Field Guide to Mindful Travel

Sara Clemence

$20.00 $18.40

Filled with calm watercolor illustrations, this is the perfect book to inspire you to be more present on your next trip.

Our World: A First Book of Geography

Sue Lowell Gallion

$18.95 $17.43

Sure it's published for children, but any globe-trekker will appreciate this cheerfully illustrated board book shaped like a globe that can open into a sphere!

How to Travel

The School of Life

$14.99 $13.79

If this winter offers a brief pause before we book future travels, this is the perfect book to read during that pause, to reset intentions when one travels and consider the why of it.

The Little Book of Wanderlust: Travel Quips & Quotes for Life's Big Adventures


$8.95 $8.23

Fun bits of trivia and good reminders for planning your next trip!

Emma Stibbon: Fire and Ice

$17.95 $16.51

Lush watercolor illustrations of the wild, volcanic Icelandic landscape.

Humans of New York: Stories

Brandon Stanton

$29.99 $27.59

Connect with your neighbors from indoors! The inimitable Instagram in hand-dandy book format!

Here is New York

E. B. White

$16.95 $15.59

THE essay about our fair city in a charming small hardcover.

Little Book of Paris

Dominique Foufelle


A perennial Idlewild favorite - this charming book fits in your palm, has gorgeous gold edges and nostalgic Parisian ephemera and drawings throughout.