I’m one of those readers who likes to read in quiet. But some readers enjoy soft music in the background. If the reader you’re buying for is like that, then they might enjoy Brahms for Book Lovers: A Cozy Companion for Reading.
$6.99 at Amazon.com.
Does the reader you’re shopping for read in bed? Then they might enjoy this Book Lover’s Bed Tray for hands-free reading, and a place to put their tea.
$44.95 at Stacks and Stacks.
I love this mug and what it says: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Perhaps your book lover will, too.
$19.95 at Zazzle. (Okay, okay, I admit it–I also love the colors.)
Book boxes are boxes made out of real books. I have mixed feelings about this; they both appeal to me, and upset me (taking a real book and cutting into it). SecretStorageBooks offers many books that have secret compartments, where you can store things–and they have children’s books, including Anne of Green Gables, and Harry Potter. When I thought about cutting up Anne of Green Gables I winced, but somehow a secret storage compartment seemed to fit Harry Potter.
The book boxes range from $17.50 to $40 according to size, though most seem to be about $25 to $35.
I love rubber stamps, and finding some with characters from children’s books feels delicious to me. Kidstamps has 39 rubber stamps featuring characters from various children’s books, including Where the Wild Things Are; Charlotte’s Web; Clifford the Red Dog; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; Frog and Toad; and more.
Prices range from $5.00 to $8.00–quite reasonable.
Kidstamps also has a section of book-related stamps that would be great for book lovers, under “Books and Libraries.” Some are clearly library related (“I love libraries”) and some are perfect for book lovers–“Give us books, give us wings,” Paddington carring books and saying “There’s no such thing as too many books”, Amelia Bedelia saying “Reading is Fun,” “Read to Your Bunny”, Kevin Henkes characters reading, cats in and on books, and many more. (Don’t forget to click on the numbers at the top of the page to see more items.)
Prices range from 7:50 to $8.50
Also from Kidstamps are rubber stamp bookplates–always reusable, and a great way to mark your book as your own before you lend it out. (I have one with Franklin the Turtle, which I love.) There are some picture book characters featured here as well. They’re $9.00 each.
The Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages That Feature Them sounds like a fun way to interest your book lover. The book, created by two chefs and book lovers, connects passages about food from famous books, and ties them to recipes the chefs created. Two recipes I enjoyed reading about in the reader comments on Amazon.com were Turkish Delight (The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe) and Not Violet, but Blueberry Pie (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) because I love those books.
The cookbook starts at around
$2.00 used from Amazon.com./a>
This book lover “Do Not Disturb” pillow could be cute and useful, especially for a young book lover, or anyone who wants to read in peace.
$16.95 at Amazon.com.
I hope you find something here that your book lover will enjoy, or that it gives you some good ideas.
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