Whether you're shopping for yourself or for someone else, there are many great deals to be had on short poetry and speculative fiction this holiday season. Now is a good time to stock up on books that you might have had your eye on for a while but were too expensive.
Basho: The Complete Haiku is a much-heralded hardcover collection of haiku by one of the form's great masters, translated by Jane Reichhold. This book typically lists for about $25, but Amazon currently offers it for $16.47, and it's eligible for free shipping if you spend at least $25.
Two less traditional voices from the haiku world are Jack Kerouac and Richard Wright. Kerouac's Book of Haikus can be had on Amazon for $11.39, and Wright's Haiku is selling for $10.17. Both are paperback books, and both are eligible for Amazon's free shipping policy.
Fans of author Charles Gramlich can get signed copies of many of his books for cheaper than the normal purchase price during the holiday season. Books like Swords of Talera and Cold in the Light are being offered, signed by the author, for less than their standard retail price. Check out the list of available books on Gramlich's blog.
There are many other holiday deals to be had, and I'll post more as I come across them. I haven't read all of the books mentioned above, but I've read Book of Haikus and Cold in the Light, and I would highly recommend both of them.