We invite you to embrace the upcoming season with these inspirational wintertime books!

Winter: Warm Recipes for Cold Nights by Louise Franc is the perfect book to consult when he plummeting temperature causes you to crave comfort food. With hundreds of recipes from around the world, you can spend the whole winter exploring!

Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers and Cocktail Party Snacks by Maria Del Mar Sacasa is an extraordinary collection of more than fifty inspirational cocktail recipes perfect for warming up during the chill of winter.

A Guide to Nature in Winter: Northeast and North Central North America by Donald W. Stokes will open your eyes to the a plethora of natural phenomena that is frequently overlooked during the winter.

Growing Winter Food: How to Grow, Harvest, Store, and Use Produce for the Winter Months by Linda Pamela Gray teaches you how to enjoy your garden’s output throughout the year by growing herbs indoors, preserving your bounty, and even growing some heartier winter crops outdoors like roots, legumes, and some greens. This resource is full of useful tips and information on the of timing of planting for optimal yield.

Wintersweet: Seasonal Desserts to Warm the Home by Tammy Donroe Inman presents winter baking as an opportunity to fire up the oven and take advantage of the slowness of the season to create spectacular deserts using the very best seasonal produce, nuts, cheese, and chocolate.

Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons edited by Melissa Harrison is a lovely compilation of seasonal prose and poetry that allows you to experience winter through the viewpoint of a variety of writers.

Hot drinks For Cold Nights: Great Hot Chocolates, Tasty Teas & Cozy Coffee Drinks by Liana Krissoff contains a bounty of recipes for interesting hot beverages you can make at home. You’ll even find instructions on how to whip up flavored whipped creams and butters!

Winter Knits From Scandinavia: Twenty-four Patterns for Hats, Mittens, and Socks by Jenny Alderbrant contains twenty-four patterns with clear instructions and easy-to-follow charts that share how to knit beautifully warming seasonal accessories.

Wreaths: Fresh, Foraged & Dried Floral Arrangements by Katie Smyth and Terri Chandler will inspire you to grace your space with natural elements with their modern wreath-making aesthetic. With step-by-step instructions and twenty natural designs, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge to create your own wreaths year round!

100 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes: A Magical Menagerie of Kirigami Templates to Copy, Fold, and Cut by Marion T. Nichols is a simple, yet brilliant book that when combined with paper, a photocopier, and proper cutting implements can lead to some sensational snowflakes. When folded, the snowflakes can easily be mailed, imagine surprising friends and family with a paper animal snowflake this winter!

How to Build an Igloo and Other Snow Shelters by Norbert E. Yankielun details the process of how to construct and inhabit a variety of snow structures. Once you know how to build an igloo, your anticipation will build as the snow starts to fall inch-by-inch covering the landscape. Imagine the snow structures you can create!

Backyard Guide to the Night Sky by Andrew Fazekas contains tips and techniques for observing the stars, planets, and the moon with just your eyes, binoculars, or a telescope. Bundle up and step outside to view the crisp clear sky on a winter night, and prepare to be amazed with this book as your companion.

Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by biologist, illustrator, and award-winning author Bernd Heinrich will satisfy your curiosity if you have ever looked out at a landscape blanked in snow in wonderment of animals ability to survive through harsh winter conditions. The book brings the winter world to life!

Gifts From The Kitchen by Annie Rigg contains delectable gift-making ideas for all of the seasons including winter.

How to Hygge: The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life by Signe Johansen is my personal favorite from the influx of hygge books. It contains an abundance of recipes and suggestions on how to bring coziness into your life during the coldest season.

Thanks for checking out some of our favorite wintertime books, be sure to visit our Lists page for more reading suggestions and resource guides. You can also search the catalog to find more books on other wintertime topics that may be of interest to you!

Written 12/01/20 by Linda