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Bibliotaph, Holiday 2020

Compiled by Victoria Chase

The rules, traditions, and customs of table setting and entertaining, à la bohemian.


Amanda Bernardi—The Modern Bohemian Table: Gathering with Friends and Entertaining in Style—hardcover, 208 pages, Paige Tate & Co.











Historian Adrian Tinniswood takes readers on a glorious journey through the golden age of the country house party, with snippets on the revelries of guests from Nancy Astor to Winston Churchill.

Adrian Tinniswood— The House Party: A Short History of Leisure, Pleasure and the Country House Weekend—hardcover, 144 pages, Faber & Faber






Take your taco Tuesday up a notch, with recipes for tantalizing tacos and equally inventive tequila-inspired cocktails.


Katherine Cobbs—Tequila & Tacos: A Guide to Spirited Pairings—paper over board, 176 pages, Tiller Press











Sharing a meal is one of life's greatest pleasures and a powerful and intimate way to create community. When you’re feeding a crowd, this book of big-batch recipes from notable chefs fits the bill.


Leslie Jonath and 18 Reasons—Feed Your People: Big-Batch, Big-Hearted Cooking and Recipes to Gather Around—hardcover, 320 pages, powerHouse Books

Sustenance for hunker-downers needn’t be limited to packaged snacks, as this book attests.


Katherine Bebo—Binge-Watching Eats: Themed snacks for your next binge watch—paper over board, 160 pages, Ryland Peters & Small











In her first book, noted L.A. hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran shares her secrets for planning and giving brilliantly executed parties at home. Lavishly photographed, the eight fetes features range from a California pool party to a festive Christmas brunch.


Stephanie Booth Shafran—You’re Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining— hardcover, 240 pages, Rizzoli (rizzoliusa.com)

Each of the nutritious, alcohol-free beverage recipes in this book were designed with minimally added sugar and all- natural ingredients that you can easily find at any grocery store. Available in May 2021.


Diana Licalzi & Kerry Benson— Mocktail Party: 75 Plant-Based, Non-Alcoholic Mocktail Recipes for Every Occasion—hardcover, 144 pages, Blue Star Press

Serve up fictional fare from legendary literary meals for your real-life holiday celebrations.


Alison Walsh—A Literary Holiday Cookbook: Festive Meals for the Snow Queen, Gandalf, Sherlock, Scrooge, and Book Lovers Everywhere—hardcover, 272 pages, Skyhorse Publishing





The only official Disney guide to creating magical events that draw on 90 years of Disney inspiration.


Amy Croushorn—Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events From Mickey Mouse to Moana!—hardcover, 192 pages, Insight Editions







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