Update: White House confirms Obama’s vacation reading

President Obama bought two books on his bookstore jaunt on Friday in Vineyard Haven, Mass., where he is vacationing, the Associated Press reports.

One is “The Bayou Trilogy,” a collection of crime novels by Daniel Woodrell, while the other is “Rodin’s Debutante” by Ward Just, a coming-of-age novel.

Earlier: Obama goes book shopping on vacation

President Obama stopped by a favorite bookstore in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on Friday, in search of vacation reading. He was sighted carrying Emma Donoghue’s “Room,” Daniel Woodrell’s “The Bayou Trilogy,” and a copy of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” which may have been for his daughter, Malia, 13. The Huxley novel is required reading at Malia’s school, Sidwell Friends.

Obama said his daughters Sasha, 10, and Malia, had to pick up a few titles, adding one of them had a school assignment.

Book browsers inside the store said Sasha picked out a copy of “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead.

Last year, the president visited Bunch of Grapes bookstore and bought “Tinkers” by Paul Harding and “A Few Corrections” by Brad Leithauser, and was given an advance copy of “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen.

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