Need holiday shopping ideas?

by Teresa Gereaux on December 15, 2014


Need some good holiday shopping ideas? Here are several Roanoke related ideas to help you with holiday or even birthday or special gifts for the coming year.

Maroon spirit wear is always a good choice for members of the Maroon Nation.sweatshirt-650

Several choices of shirts and jackets are available from the Bookstore website, as well as Roanoke College chairs, cuff links and other gift options.

Don’t see what you want online? Call the Bookstore at 540-375-2317 for personalized service and they’ll be glad to help you out.

Little Rooney stuffed hawks ($12.99)350Just a reminder, the Roanoke College Bookstore closes at 1 pm on Dec. 23 and then will be closed until January.



Give a gift of education in honor of your mentor, mother or friend. You can give a holiday donation to the Roanoke Fund in honor of someone special. We’ll send them a note to let them know of your thoughtful gift in their honor.

Give the gift of reading. Choose from one of these recent books written by Roanoke alumni. The latest issue of Roanoke College Magazine features several Roanoke related writers.

Sukey Forbes The Angel In my Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death (Viking Adult) is an uplifting story of love and loss when Forbes’ six-year-old daughter died of a rare disease. Her process of grieving and healing is one that really reminds us what’s important in life.

Joel Gills’ Strange Fruit, Volume 1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History, (Fulcrum Publishing) is a graphic art comic-book style collection of nine stories about unsung early civil rights heroes.

Matt Silverman’s Swinging ’73 (Lyons Press) is an entertaining and meticulously researched narrative of baseball that runs parallel to the social and cultural history of that era.

Doug Clark’s Eisenhower in Command at Columbia (Lexington Books) is Clark’s analysis of the former president’s leadership and debunks historians’ opinions of Eisenhower’s academic role.

Mary Crockett Hill’s Dream Boy (Sourcebooks Fire) is a creative fictional spin on ways to question dreams vs. reality. In the young adult story, Annabelle lives a dreary life, only to anticipate the time she spends with the blue eyed boy who appears in her dreams. Things get interesting when he shows up in her chemistry class- except she’s not dreaming this time.

Paul Dellinger’s Mr. Lazarus and Other Stories (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) is a collection of 24 short stories which has appeared in science fiction and fantasy magazines. These characters encounter adventures ranging from aliens and space invasions, to vampires and foreseeing gypsies.

Beverly Ryle’s Ground of Your Own Choosing (Shank Painter Publishing) has been described as a, “Guide to a new kind of work security, one not dependent on any particular job, but on a person’s own capacity to generate work.”

Marshall Harris’ Aviation in Roanoke (Arcadia Publishing) is a historical timeline of aviation in Virginia’s Roanoke Valley. It covers the evolution of aviation in the valley and tells the story of the students and faculty at Roanoke College who left for war and trained on campus for the military.

Peter Harholdt’s Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles (Stance & Speed). This book was produced to accompany an exhibit of Art Deco-styled cars at the Frist Center for Visual Arts. Cars and motorcycles at the exhibit are presented in the book by Harholdt’s cutting-edge photography.

Don Martin’s They Call Me Fat Zoe (New Horizon Press) is a unique children’s book that depicts an overweight family dog, Zoe, taking a trip to the veterinarian because its weight issues. The dog provides an opportunity for the family to examine their health.

With all of these options, you may never need to go elsewhere but if you shop at, do it with a Smile. Amazon Smile is a program that gives a portion of your purchase back to Roanoke College. All you need to do is bookmark this link, select Roanoke College as your charity and every time you shop, you support the College.

Happy Holidays!


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