If your dad is anything like ours, he probably does all of his holiday shopping in one big trip to Costco. While the wholesale store has everything you could ever need, there’s no guarantee dad will pick out something you actually want (seriously, how many pairs of white tube socks does one need?). When he heads out the door with his shopping list this year, why not suggest he pick up a copy (or ten) of Drinking Boston?

The new book from Stephanie Schorow, which pays tribute to the fascinating role alcohol has played throughout the city’s history, is now available at Costco locations in Danvers, Avon, Waltham, Dedham, and Everett. It was also recently featured in the WCVB Chronicle holiday gift guide, so it’s likely to please everyone on your (or dad’s!) list.

Drinking Boston introduces readers to the cast of characters who championed or vilified drinking and the places where they imbibed—legally and otherwise. Bringing us to present day, this literary pub crawl visits some of Boston’s most beloved and enduring neighborhood barrooms, ending with an examination of Boston’s very own recipe for the current cocktail renaissance sweeping the nation—the innovators, the hotspots, and the uncompromising dedication to craft.

Happy shopping!