Gifts for Book Lovers, part 2

I’ve put together some more gifts for book lovers. It’s such fun to find neat gifts for people who love books. I’m window-shopping. Okay, screen shopping. ๐Ÿ™‚

These Literary Boxes–boxes made to look like old books, where you can store your treasures–look pretty neat to me. Functional and aesthetically pleasing. They come in a set of 2 for $39.00 US.

The Levenger Book Bungee Bookmark. I personally lust after one of these. The bookmark marks your page, and keeps your book closed (and so undamaged), even in a bag. They’ve also got a number of colors, some of which are very attractive. You put the plastic marker in the book, and wrap the elastic cloth around the outside, which also means that the bookmark can’t fall out. They fit both hardcovers and softcovers. They’re only $8 US (but when they ship to Canada, the shipping is something like $30. Ug!).
I love all things books. And functional household items that relate to books and still look aesthetically pleasing make me feel good to look at.Enter the book cutting board.It looks like a book, is functional, and still manages to look beautiful to me. It’s available at the Library Shop–$35 for the small one, and $50 for the large. Perhaps a bit pricey, but I love looking at it online. And I’ll bet the booklover you know will love it, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

This Conceal Bookshelf looks like a unique and aesthetically pleasing way to store your books. You probably can’t have too many on one shelf, but for a small section of books somewhere in your house, it looks pretty good. And the price is great: , and $13.95 US for the large.

These page points by Levenger are supposed to be able to mark the passage in a book and leave no mark. (I don’t know for sure, since I’ve never tried them myself, but they sound great.) They’re paper-thin, and you can use them as often as you want, or leave them in the book permanently. $10 US
A good booklight can be wonderful. I have a booklight that looks just like this (though it’s silver), and it is light to carry because it uses two thin lithium batteries, is thin, compact, and easy to fit into your bag or purse, and bright.
Slim LED booklight from Bas Bleu. $14.95 US.
This BookLust reader’s journal is one of my favorites so far. Remember what you read and what it meant to you. Based on Book Lust and More Book Lust by Nancy Pearl. $12.95 US

This Edward Gorey cat pin, with a cat relaxes on books, may please your book lover. On the reverse is engraved, “books. cats. life is sweet.” $54 US from the Library shop.
This House Without Books paperweight has a lovely saying etched along the bottom–“A house without books is like a room without windows.” The paperweight is pewter. $40 US
This “Book Buddy” holds the book for you in your lap at the right angle, and holds the pages for you while you read. Apparently, it’s easy to turn the pages. I can see that this would be especially useful with a hardcover book, since those tend to be heavy. Navy Stripe Book Buddy II, $29.99 at Bas Bleu.

A Jumbo Box of Picture Books Classics on DVD! It includes over 30 great picture books, including Crockett Johnson’s Harold and The Purple Crayon; Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are; Harry Allard’s Miss Neilson Has a Field Day; Kevin Henke’s Chrysanthemum; and many more (30 in total). I think this is a wonderful gift for anyone who loves children’s picture books, or writes them. Personally, I’d love to have my own set. $59.95 US

A good reading lamp is important for readers and booklovers. Verilux lamps are supposed to be among the best; they simulate the natural spectrum of daylight, providing glare-free “indoor sunlight.” Verilux lights emit a bright white light that shows true colors, reduces eyestrain, and are flicker-free. I have two of these lamps (one desk lamp for my writing, and one next to my couch for reading), and the light is indeed like sunlight, and different than other lamps. My eyes seem to hurt less, too. The standing lamp is $119.95 US, and the desk lamp is $79.95. There are also other styles available.

If you use matches a lot, or maybe even if you don’t, you (or a booklover you know) might like this Match Book Box. I think it’s cute. The price isn’t so cute–$29.95 US–but it’s fun to look at.

There are three Edward Gorey sweatshirts here related to books. My favorite is the one with a girl riding on top of a book over waves, and the text says “Explore with books.” There’s also one that says “So many books, so little time,” and one that says “There’s no such thing too many books.” So many books is $32.98 US for the sweatshirt, and $17.95 US for the t-shirt. The “explore with books” sweatshirt is on sale for $17.98. Everything else is sold out.

This pewter pencil paperweight seems like a great gift for a writer (I’d love one). Engraved on the pewter pencil are the inspiring words “Make your mark.” $16.00 US

Want more ideas of some great gifts for book lovers? See my other posts on this:

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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8 Responses to Gifts for Book Lovers, part 2

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  2. Danielle says:

    I found your website when I was looking for unique book lovers gifts. Thank you, you gave me so many ideas, in fact I’m going to order a couple of the items for myself and my friends.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Danielle, I’m so glad you found some good book-lover gift ideas from my lists–for you and for your friends. Thank you for letting me know; that felt good to hear. And I love that you’re going to buy some for yourself; I think it’s so important to treat ourselves. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Brad Wirz says:

    Cheryl, you’ve got an amazing collection of ideas here! Book lovers and bibliophiles can be so hard to shop for. Love the “conceal” bookshelves. Thanks for posting!

  7. Thank you, Brad; I really appreciate your letting me know you like the book lover gift posts!

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