FCF Hoosier Hoilday Gift Guide Day 11: Big Hat Books

Tis the season for giving, right? So we here at funcityfinder.com in Indianapolis felt that on top of giving you the best we’ve got when it comes to what’s going on in the Circle City, we will give you a little help in trying to find that perfect gift for the special someone on your list. On December 4, and  the next twenty days we will give you twenty ways to show you truly care. In the true spirit of Hoosier pride, we will try to suggest only that which is home-grown or handmade right here in Indiana.

Day 1-the binding bee
Day 2- Tickets for Sports of All Sorts
Day 3- Indy Eateries
Day 4- Arts for Young Hearts and Old Farts
Day 5- Better Body Longer Life
Day6- Many a Museum
Day 7- The Village Experience
Day 8- Four Legged Friends
Day 9- A Gift that takes Center Stage
Day 10- A Day to get Away


Nestled away just off the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple Village, is the answer for every shopper who is presently scratching their head. Big Hat Books is Indy‘s largest, and most informed, independent bookseller who can help anyone finish his or her Christmas list this year. While shopping for a book or two, be sure to take in all the art hanging on the walls around you too. All the work is from local Indianapolis artists and is for sale as well.

There are several key reasons why shopping at Big Hat Books is better than all the other written word warehouses. First, Big Hat is a locally owned independent bookseller, which means more of the hard-earned money you spend will be reinvested into our local economy. Second, the staff at Big Hat Books really knows what they are doing.

The staff on-hand will be able to suggest a title or two for even the hardest person on your list. By asking you just a few questions, it will seem they know your gift-getter better than you. We are talking people all ages, come one come all. Big Hat Books has an excellent children’s section filled with the classics you grew up with, to the newest fairytale fresh from the printer’s press.

Also, unlike big stores and shopping online, if Big Hat does not have what you need on-hand, you will not have to worry about waiting for it. Order any book by 12 p.m. and it will be there the next day. As the countdown to Christmas quickens, this will prove to be a very handy service.

On the off chance that you still need to do some Christmas shopping in Indianapolis after you get done with Big Hat Books, right next door is Marigold Contemporary Clothing. While I will not pretend they have anything much in the way of men’s fashion–be honest, you were just going to get him new socks and underwear anyway–Marigold has the perfect outfit or accessory for every lucky lady on your list.

Make an afternoon of it by recuperating with a wee winter nip and some healthy grub at the Broad Ripple Brewpub, which stands not 30 feet from Big Hat’s front door.

From babies to bibliophiles, Big Hat Books is your one stop bookshop this holiday season.

Big Hat Books
6510 Cornell Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220

You can also visit the Big Hat Book’s website for further information on this one of a kind bookstore.