Do you still have that book inscribed to you by your first love (or second, or fifth?) Doesn’t it bring back memories – good book, bad book, good lover, bad lover?
Do you still have that box of chocolates or bunch of roses from that first love? Let’s hope not.
So, this Valentine’s Day, why not get your sweetheart a book that will live on, long after the roses wilt and the chocolates are devoured.
Valentine’s Day recommendations from the staff at Chevalier’s:
Love Poems. A beautiful tiny book of love poems by the great Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda in the original Spanish with English translations
Classic Love Poems. An anthology of classic love poems with charming illustrations.
I Love You: Poems of Love. A gorgeously illustrated anthology of some of the most romantic love poems ever written. Comes with its own bookplate and gift box.
Ode to Love: 100 Poems of Love & Lust. Just what it says, from the Bible’s “Song of Solomon” to contemporary poets like Seamus Heaney. A really good anthology collected by the British poet Dannie Abse.
The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time. Timeless verses of passion and romance, from old favorites to modern classics.
Love Stories. An Everyman Pocket Classic. Nineteen stories by a wide array of well known authors such as Kawabata, Marquez, Lahiri, Trevor, T.C. Boyle. Like all these pocket classics, a fascinating collection.
Chevalier’s Books Your independent neighborhood bookstore 126 N Larchmont Bl Tel: 323 4651334