Books for Libra Season

By Kat La Mantia | September 26 2023 | AdultsGeneralAllGiftBlog

From the maiden of the harvest to the scales of justice, the year turns from Virgo to Libra for September 23 – October 23. The scales may already give away the main trait for this sign: balance. Libras naturally possess a diplomatic and peaceful nature, and they also seek harmony in all aspects of their lives. Comfort is their main focus, but don’t call a Libra lazy. While Libras enjoy relaxation and calm, they are the poster child for “work life balance.” That is, as much as Libra enjoys their rest, they couple that with diligent work. Their role as a born peacemaker means that Libras do well in jobs that require tact, communication, and mediation.

Libras are fantastic listeners, making them the friend you’ll want to go to when you need to vent. Deeply empathetic, Libras find it easy to share in their loved ones’ emotions, feeling their joy or sadness as their own. This trait makes Libra a caring friend and partner, but can also make it difficult for Libra to voice opposition on an issue. When taking a side means someone might get their feelings hurt, Libras will often shy away from making a decision or voicing their true opinion in order to keep peace. Libras should be careful not to make doormats of themselves and may need to work on believing in the power of their own voice.

For Venus-ruled Libra, all is love. They’re a sign that leads with their heart as much as their head and can find themselves falling in love easily. Though Libra’s big heart may bring them plenty of suitors, their desire for balance means they’ll only be truly fulfilled in a partnership with an even give and take. Libra’s tendency towards people-pleasing can land them in sticky situations. Learning to honor and prioritize their own needs within relationships will lead tender Libras toward the harmony they seek.

Libras will love fiction about lovestruck couples and deep friendships. Their tendency towards balance means that they have an appreciation for beautiful artistic compositions and will love a luxuriously illustrated coffee table book to flip through. Self-care through things like yoga and meditation are important to Libra, and books on finding your voice and setting boundaries in relationships will help Libra check their people-pleasing ways. Our picks for Libra this month feature celebrities who share the sign, Will Smith and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, books that honor air as their zodiac element, books to aid in calm relaxation, and books that offer romance and beauty to win the heart of any Libra.

Baby Astrology: Dear Little Libra
Discover the qualities that make every Libra baby special! This perfect book for your little star is part of a gorgeous and 100% giftable 12-book astrology board book series that shares gentle thoughts about the characteristics of a child born under each star sign.
$7.99 US
Aug 25, 2020
6 x 6
Board Book
26 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years

One of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life, in a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve to a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are aligned. Along the way, Will tells the story in full of one of the most amazing rides through the worlds of music and film that anyone has ever had.
$30.00 US
Nov 09, 2021
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
432 Pages
Penguin Press

Queens of the Resistance: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
A Biography
A gifty, voice-driven celebration of Congress's newest superstar: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.Part of the QUEENS OF THE RESISTANCE series!
$18.00 US
Jun 30, 2020
5 x 7
208 Pages

Wa - The Art of Balance
Live Healthier, Happier and Longer the Japanese Way
A beautifully illustrated guide to 4 simple and easy-to-adopt daily practices based on the Japanese lifestyle: Nourish, Move, Rest and Socialize.
$19.95 US
Mar 14, 2023
5-7/8 x 8-1/4
288 Pages
Watkins Publishing

The Fair Play Deck
A Couple's Conversation Deck for Prioritizing What's Important
Based on the Reese's Book Club Pick and New York Times best-seller Fair Play, this couple's conversation deck will help you rebalance your to-do lists, reclaim your time, and rediscover and nurture the skills and interests that make you uniquely you.
$22.00 US
Oct 27, 2020
5-1/2 x 3-1/2
102 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband?
A Novel
“So modern and fresh. Like Bridget Jones, Yinka is a lovable and relatable disaster—which is to say, she isn’t actually a disaster at all...I adore her.”—Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation Meet Yinka: a thirty-something, Oxford-educated, British Nigerian woman whose mother's constant refrain is “Yinka, where is your huzband?” 
$19.00 US
Dec 27, 2022
5-5/16 x 8
384 Pages
Penguin Books

Love, Theoretically
Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist rom-com from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain.
$28.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
400 Pages

With Love, from Cold World
She has a to-do list a mile long and falling for her coworker isn't on it—yet somehow he’s become her top priority in this romantic comedy from the author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers.
$18.00 US
Aug 01, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
400 Pages

From TikTok phenomenon Whitney Hanson, a brand-new collection of poems exploring the cadences of love, loss, grief, and healing
$18.00 US
Nov 07, 2023
5-5/16 x 8
272 Pages
Penguin Life

All You Need Is Love (Notes)
Sweet Everythings for All the Loves in Your Life
A parcel of personal, sweet moments told through the intimacy of real bouquet notes from real senders, delivered with The Bouqs Co.’s signature warmth and humor.
$15.00 US
Jan 17, 2023
6 x 6
128 Pages

One Sky
Marvel at the sky in this meditative die-cut book, a follow-up to You Are Light and My Favorite Color, from the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of the Journey trilogy.Its dawn begins in darkness.With hope we greet its light. Within the pages of this elegant book is the entire sky. Lyrical text moves readers through the day, from dawn to dusk, while ink- and die-cut lines resembling stained glass arc across the pages like birds in flight. An encounter with the translucent, jewel-colored panes in this special board book offers a luminous reminder that, no matter the hour or the hue, we all dwell together under one magnificent sky.
$17.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
8-1/2 x 8-1/2
Board Book
16 Pages
Candlewick Studio
Age 4-8 years

Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice
What's your journey of becoming? Based on Michelle Obama's bestselling memoir, this gorgeous journal features an intimate and inspiring introduction by the former First Lady and more than 150 inspiring questions and quotes to help you discover--and rediscover--your story.
$19.99 US
Nov 19, 2019
5-11/16 x 8-1/4
208 Pages
Clarkson Potter

How to Relax
Stop, relax mindfully, and recharge to control stress and renew mental freshness and clarity. The fifth book in the bestselling Mindfulness Essentials series, a back-to-basics collection from world-renowned Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces everyone to the essentials of mindfulness practice.Thich Nhat Hanh says that when we relax, we "become calm water, and we will reflect reality as it is. If we’re not calm, the image we reflect will be distorted. When the image is distorted by our minds, it’s not the reality, and it causes lots of suffering." Relaxation is essential for accessing the tranquility and joy that lead to increased personal well-being. With sections on healing, relief from nonstop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude, being peace, and more, How to Relax includes meditations you can do to help you achieve the benefits of relaxation no matter where you are.Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Relax is a unique gift for those who want a simple guide to achieving deep relaxation, controlling stress, and renewing mental freshness and clarity, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditations.With sumi-ink drawings by celebrated artist Jason DeAntonis.
$9.95 US
Sep 18, 2015
4 x 6
120 Pages
Parallax Press

Live Your Yoga
54 Practice Cards to Bring the Wisdom of <i>The Yoga Sutras</i> to Life
Take the wisdom of yoga off the mat and explore 54 ways to reinvigorate your practice by connecting with the Yoga Sutras.
$18.95 US
Jul 13, 2021
4-1/5 x 5-4/5
54 Pages

The Set Boundaries Deck
A Tool for Expressing Healthy Limits for Happier Relationships
From the bestselling author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace, a card deck for reflection and practice—to use alone, in pairs, or with a trusted group.
$25.00 US
Nov 14, 2023
3-1/2 x 5
100 Pages

Mark Rothko
A landmark monograph on an unprecedented scale that allows all aspects of Mark Rothko’s career to be heard in full voice, published in close collaboration with the artist’s family and featuring beloved works from major collections as well as never-before-seen canvases and paintings on paper.
$150.00 US
Nov 01, 2022
9-7/8 x 11-3/4
386 Pages
Rizzoli Electa

Yayoi Kusama
A Retrospective
This book accompanies Yayoi Kusama’s first major European retrospective exhibition, offering a comprehensive overview of the Japanese artist’s influential oeuvre, which spans more than eighty years.   
$60.00 US
May 18, 2021
8-3/4 x 11
352 Pages

de Gournay
Hand-Painted Interiors
Renowned for its elegant hand-painted wallpapers and textiles, de Gournay creates some of the most beautiful interiors in the world.
$75.00 US
Oct 06, 2020
10 x 12
272 Pages

Masters of Art
This generously illustrated volume on the work of Botticelli makes the world’s greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation. The Florentine painter Botticelli personifies the Golden Age of the early Renaissance. Best known for The Birth of Venus and Primavera, Botticelli painted with an expressive poeticism that eschewed formal realism. He used line and color to gorgeous effect, creating some of the most beloved and familiar images of all time. Overflowing with impeccably reproduced images, this book offers full-page spreads of masterpieces as well as highlights of smaller details—allowing the viewer to appreciate every aspect of the artist’s technique and oeuvre. Chronologically arranged, the book covers important biographical and historic events that reflect the latest scholarship. Additional information includes a list of works, timeline, and suggestions for further reading.
$14.95 US
Sep 29, 2011
6-3/4 x 8-1/4
160 Pages

Goddess of Love Tarot
A Book and Deck for Embodying the Erotic Divine Feminine
An alluring and inspiring tarot deck guided by the heart in honor of the Divine Feminine, by the popular author of Inner Witch.
$22.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
4-3/4 x 6-7/8
78 Pages

Lady Justice
Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America
The instant New York Times bestseller from one of the nation’s foremost legal commentators, which tells the gripping and heroic story of the women lawyers who fought the racism, sexism, and xenophobia of Donald Trump’s presidency—and won
$19.00 US
Sep 19, 2023
5-5/16 x 8
368 Pages
Penguin Books