Holiday Guide 2006: Small Pleasures 

Must-have music, mind-altering books, and homegrown gift ideas.

The Best Records of 2006
Funky mushrooms, 40-water, fishscales, fambly cats, and cookie mountains kept our critics alive this year.
By David Downs, Cole Haddon, Mark Keresman, Kathleen Richards, Nate Seltenrich, and Rachel Swan

Wrap Session
Everyone loves getting a few new books. But which books?
By Anneli Rufus

Who Reads What Where
Experts reveal the books they'd love to give or get.
By Chris Ulbrich

Burning Books
Our takes on this month's East Bay best-sellers.
By Kristan Lawson

Shop Local
Custom gift ideas from the East Bay.
By Lauren Gard and Kathleen Richards

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