In need of a last-minute gift? From cookbooks to children's books to leadership advice, Agate has got you covered this holiday season. Check out these great gifts, including the critically-acclaimed Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. Happy reading!

For the mindful eater!

The Self-Care Cookbook: A Holistic Approach to Cooking, Eating, and Living Well

Dr. Frank Ardito

A first-of-its-kind cookbook that explores the intersection of cooking, eating, health, and wellness with 130 recipes designed to support one of 10 dimensions of holistic wellness and self-care. A distinct departure from other health and wellness cookbooks.


For the patient cook!

The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Easy, Healthy, Authentic Recipes

Anupy Singla

This unique guide to preparing Indian food using classic slow-cooker techniques features more than 50 recipes, beautifully illustrated with full-color photography throughout. 


For the young king!

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Derrick Barnes

Derrick Barnes’s smooth, fresh words and Gordon C. James’s lush, vibrant illustrations capture the confidence, pride, and magic black and brown boys feel the moment they get a new haircut and admire their own beautiful reflections in the mirror.


For the honey lover!

The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by 28 Honey Varietals and Blends

Carrie Schloss

A collection of 130 sweet and savory recipes inspired by the vast artisanal honey selection at Asheville Bee Charmer, a North Carolina shop located in one of the United States’ most bee-friendly towns. Twenty honey varietals and eight special Bee Charmer blends are featured in recipes and discussed in a guide to color, aroma, and flavor.


For the entrepreneur!

Let's Go Invent Tomorrow: A Year’s Worth of Quotes, Wisdom, and Insight from the World’s Most Successful Business Leaders

Jessica Easto

A collection of 365 thought-provoking and inspiring quotations that are packed with insights on business, management, and leadership from the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.



For the party planner!

It's All in the Timing: Plan, Cook, and Serve Great Meals with Confidence

Gail Monaghan

The ultimate cookbook guide to smooth, stress-free home entertaining.


For the kosher cook!

Jewish Cooking for All Seasons: Fresh, Flavorful Recipes for Holidays and Every Day

Laura Frankel

From everyday meals to holiday favorites, this book celebrates Jewish cooking with innovative recipes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients with more than 150 creative and convenient kosher dishes.


For the little trickster!

There's a Dragon in My Closet

Dorothea Taylor

Charly Palmer’s lush, colorful illustrations bring to life this funny and engaging tale of a little boy who blames sweet surprises and mischievous behavior on an invisible, mysterious guest only he knows exists: the friendly, goofy, troublemaking dragon in his closet.


For the early riser!

Sweet Mornings: 125 Sweet and Savory Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Patty Pinner

This collection of more than 100 sweet and savory options for breakfast and brunch offers choices from donuts to crumb cakes to sweet rolls—the kind of treats that evoke feelings of warmth and comfort like only good, old-fashioned breakfast food can.


For the jack of all trades!

Life Skills: How to Do Almost Anything

Chicago Tribune Staff

Collected from the popular “Life Skills” column in the Chicago Tribune, this book is filled with often humorous instructions on performing tasks that many of us have never gotten around to figuring out.


For the political junkie!

Grant Park

Leonard Pitts, Jr.

A page-turning and provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America, this political thriller blends the absurd and the poignant in a powerful, well-crafted narrative that showcases Pitts's gift for telling emotionally wrenching stories.



For the canner!

Artisanal Preserves: Small-Batch Jams, Jellies, Marmalades, and More

Madelaine Bullwinkel

This is a how-to guide that is perfect for eager cooks and seasoned preservers alike, providing 100 foolproof recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades, and more.