29 Bibliophile Approved Gifts Ideas For Book Lovers

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Reading is one of our favourite hobbies. It’s also one of our most unassuming. But behind every book is a story and each of those stories were born from the minds of talented creators.

So if you’re looking for something extra special for your favourite bibliophile, consider one of the gifts we’ve picked in this article. We hope you’ll find something that will spark the reader in that special someone.

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Library Card Book Club Coaster SetBest OverallLibrary Card Book Club Coaster Set
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1. Library Card Book Club Coaster Set

Our rating: 10 / 10

Library Card Book Club Coaster Set

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The first book club idea comes from the amazing Reddit community. It comes in the form of a library card collection. This crafty gift idea is inexpensive and fun one for anyone on your list that loves to read. It could even introduce readers to your local library if they haven’t been there before. One of the users, naelya, put together the following tutorial.

2. Out of Print Literary and Book-Themed Zipper Pouch

Our rating: 9 / 10

Out of Print Literary and Book-Themed Zipper Pouch

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For book lovers, this is a true treat. Not only does this zipper pouch have a variety of book-themed phrases from one of the world’s most famous libraries, it is also filled with authentic vintage book pages. This allows the user to put his or her personal touch on this unique gift. All of the phrases on this bag are quotes from famous authors.

Nostalgia is a fleeting, yet important, part of the reading experience. Whether reading an old book or rereading a childhood favorite for the hundredth time, these memories are a treasured part of our growing love for reading and the stories we share.

This bookworm purse features an array of iconic books and phrases from a variety of books and movies. Delve into the rich literary history of some of your favorites that will make you feel that, whatever happens outside, you’ll always have a place to put your books.

3. Tech Tools Stop Hand Bookends

Our rating: 9 / 10

Tech Tools Stop Hand Bookends

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Pros:

  • Unique hand sculptures with black acrylic base stand
  • Pair of bookends will keep your books safe
  • Assembly required

The Tech Tools Stop Hand Bookends are a perfect gift idea for the book lover in your life. These bookends make a statement about your love of reading.

They feature super strong steel and can hold up to 24 lbs of books. The hand bookends are very easy to assemble and a perfect addition to any home library.

4. Fuck Off

Our rating: 9 / 10

Fuck Off

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Pros:

  • They feel like any other socks.
  • They have a perfect fit.
  • Their tight stitching and thick fabric ensure durability.
  • Their material make them breathable.
  • They have a seller refund policy.

Cons:

  • They're on the pricier side.
  • They don't have a size chart.
  • They don't have any size guidance.
  • They might shrink overtime.

As a bibliophile, you’ll surely understand the importance of having time for yourself. Books are a surefire way to get enjoyment, relaxation, and entertainment away from the hustle of everyday life. For the book lover, reading time is sacred, which is why you shouldn’t waste a second of it fumbling over your socks. These crew socks are for bibliophiles who are not only looking for durability and comfort but also want to reserve the time for themselves to read. They’re made of durable material and will fit like a glove. You’ll never have to worry about your feet or toes getting itchy because these socks have room for air circulation.

5. Oh, Susannah I Carry Your Heart

Our rating: 9 / 10

Oh, Susannah I Carry Your Heart

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Pros:

  • The fabric is design to look like fabric.
  • Very good quality for the price you pay.
  • Great as a wedding gift.
  • Will last a long time and has no fading even after washing.

Cons:

  • A few of the buyers feel the shipping was a little long.
  • You need to be careful with the product because it is very fragile and easy to break.
  • Some buyers found that the pillowcase was crooked and they had to fix it.

'Mighty Leaf' is a name in teas and they offer a few different flavors of tea. Mighty Leaf Tea Company is a small family-run business. They provide handcrafted teas which are all organic, Fair tradeships, gluten-free and Kosher.

The different flavors of tea they offer are:

  • Mint Julep
  • Blackberry Sage
  • White Honeybush Chai
  • Hibiscus Green
  • Neroli Green
  • Holiday Spice
  • Lemon Ginger

6. Out of Print Literary and Book-Themed Canvas Tote Carrying Bag

Our rating: 9 / 10

Out of Print Literary and Book-Themed Canvas Tote Carrying Bag

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Pros:

  • Canvas bag
  • Great for transporting multiple books at once
  • Special bookworms design
  • Durable bag
  • Attractive design
  • Can be used as a tote bag
  • Comes in different colors
  • Roomy
  • Large capacity
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Prone to damage
  • Relatively expensive

Featuring the line, For people who live more than one life at a time, this bookworm tote bag will help you carry your books with style. Made from canvas which is both durable and lightweight. A perfect bag for bringing your books to school or work. The bag has an inner lining to protect your books and features a large main compartment plus an inner pocket for your smaller items.

The main compartment is roomy enough to hold several books or folders along with your laptop and tablet. It also has an inner pocket for your smaller items. There is a strong, comfortable shoulder strap for carrying your books wherever you go. You can use this bag to get around on your bicycle, as well.

7. A Whale Of A Good Time

Our rating: 9 / 10

A Whale Of A Good Time

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The vintage dictionary poster contains over 400 words made from vintage dictionary text. Makes a great gift for literature lovers who need new or replacement dictionary words.

8. Library Due Date Card Business Card Case

Our rating: 9 / 10

Library Due Date Card Business Card Case

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Pros:

  • Great for organizing library books, CD’s, and DVD’s
  • Made of durable steel and plastic
  • Comes with a library card and business card holder

The Library Due Date Card Business Card Case is a unique and functional way to keep track of your library books. As a home or office accessory, it’s a great way to keep your business cards available as well. The card case is made from durable steel and comes with a library card holder and a business card holder.

The holder for the library books is made from plastic, and it’s a hard clamp, which will seal the book closed to keep it safe. The original clamping device has been designed specifically for the Library Due Date Card Business Card Case.

For the business cards, the case has a magnetic closure that will keep the card securely in place. The holder itself is small. If you have a large number of business cards, you may want to look for something else. The maximum business card size that it can hold is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

9. Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit & Gift

Our rating: 9 / 10

Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit & Gift

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Pros:

  • This makes a great gift for book lovers
  • Card catalog style check out cards
  • Perfect when lending or returning books
  • Original gift for book lovers
  • These were featured on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

(16 cards, 13 bookplates, 1 stamp)

The knock knock library is a unique card catalog style check out cards with original quirky check-out card system. It is a colorful initiative to make book ownership more fun where you can check out and return books like you're at a library. These work best when lending/returning books to friends or family, and is a great conversation starter.

If you're curious how it works, you'll insert the check-out cards back into the card slot, then your friend checks out the books as they finish reading them. When they're done, they return the check-out cards to you and you return it to the card slot.

10. The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Vonnegut and Asterisk Enamel Pin Set

Our rating: 9 / 10

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Vonnegut and Asterisk Enamel Pin Set

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Providing the gift of a book is always an option, but what fun is that for a bibliophile? Unless, of course, you choose the perfect book, and then that makes it even more fun. We love the Vonnegut and Asterisk Enamel Pin Set.

This lapel pin set of two unique colored metal pins is sure to make for a memorable gift. It is a set of two pins: the one depicts a six-point asterisk and the other of a typewriter. The asterisk pin measures 1.5 inches, and it is made of metal. The typewriter pin measures 2 inches, and it, too, is made of metal.

The pins are a great choice for a stylish gift for a bibliophile – one who loves to read. The Vonnegut and Asterisk Enamel Pin Set is a gift that is sure to inspire someone to read one of Kurt Vonnegut’s books. Anyone who is a fan of Vonnegut’s is sure to enjoy this set of unique pins.

11. Curious Charts Commission Shakespeare Insults Gift Poster

Our rating: 9 / 10

Curious Charts Commission Shakespeare Insults Gift Poster

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Pros:

  • Funny insults

The Shakespeare Insults gift poster prints out to four 8×10.5 posters. Featuring such classics as “Type: Sorrowful,” “The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast,” and “You look as if butter would not melt in your mouth, but I’m afraid it would more likely rise there and dance,” this poster is a great thing to have for yourself or for a Shakespeare lover in your life.

You can also buy the original designs on a convenient note card, or for a slightly larger collector’s print.

12. Tosnail Elegant Wooden Antique Book Tissue Holder Dispenser/Novelty Napkin Holder

Our rating: 9 / 10

Tosnail Elegant Wooden Antique Book Tissue Holder Dispenser/Novelty Napkin Holder

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Pros:

  • Good for bathrooms, bedsides or desktops
  • Easy to use
  • Proper way to dispose of tissues/napkins, reducing wastage
  • It you love antique design, this case/box is perfect for you.

If you love vintage things, you’ll love this book tissue holder.

This wooden book tissue box is elegant, smooth to touch, and it suit any rooms. It’s very durable and it’s good to the touch. It’s well made and the cover has a nice finish.

13. Oh, Susannah Just One More Chapter Pillow Cover

Our rating: 8 / 10

Oh, Susannah Just One More Chapter Pillow Cover

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Pros:

  • Beautiful quotes about books
  • Makes a perfect gift for book lovers
  • Fits most 18 inch x 18 inch pillow cases
  • Can be machine washed

Cons:

  • Slight fading spots after first wash
  • May shrink slightly if machine washed

If you or someone you love lives and breathes for books, then this pillow cover may be the perfect gift for that bibliophile in your life. It’s the perfect size for an 18-inch by 18-inch pillow, and it’s just the right thing to give any book lover a smile as soon as they see it. And if you’re a book lover yourself, any bibliophile gift will make you smile.

The pillow cover is available in a variety of designs, most of which are quotes about books and reading. One of our favorites is the Oh, Susannah Just One More Chapter one. The pillow cover is 17.75 inches x 17.75 inches and reflects the original cover art from the book, with Oh, Susannah as the main character. We can see reading this book in bed in the middle of the night with this pillow cover with Susannah’s hand grasping for the giant pile of books.

14. Umbra Aquala Bathtub Tray Extendable

Our rating: 8 / 10

Umbra Aquala Bathtub Tray Extendable

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If you’re looking for a cute, but functional accessory for your bath, then this one comes highly recommended. It’s designed to hold small items, bath products, and other bath accessories. It has four plastic feet and is made from 7-ply bamboo. It has a water-resistant coating and can hold up to 3.5 kg. It’s pretty small, measuring 14.4 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm. It has a handle at the top, letting you easily hold it and keep it within reach.

15. Paddywax Candles GL08Z Paddywax Library Collection Mark Twain Scented Soy Wax Candle

Our rating: 8 / 10

Paddywax Candles GL08Z Paddywax Library Collection Mark Twain Scented Soy Wax Candle

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Pros:

  • Set of 3
  • Eco-friendly, soy wax with no toxins or chemicals
  • 100% cotton wick
  • Long and clean burn
  • Gift-ready (Individual box packaging)
  • Smells wonderful and fills the entire room
  • Last well over an hour
  • Excellent customer service and fast delivery

Cons:

  • Candle may not be able to light the entire room
  • May burn a little too fast

Our final product on the list is a great inexpensive gift for any book-lover in your life. One of the features we like about these candles from Paddywax is that they’re not overpowering, and they’re subtle. We love that we can set these out and not have to worry about guests, or even kids, complaining about the smell.

If you’re concerned about the safety of these candles, don’t worry. They’re made from responsibly sourced natural soy, and they’re completely toxin and chemical free. Add a splash of ambiance with this set of three library-scented candles.

16. Novel Teas contains 25 teabags individually tagged

Our rating: 8 / 10

Novel Teas contains 25 teabags individually tagged

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This is the perfect gift for book lovers from the Caudalie blogger for an elegant English breakfast tea time.

17. Kindle – Now

Our rating: 8 / 10

Kindle - Now

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Pros:

  • Easy to hold
  • Simple to use
  • Loads books quickly
  • Reading Life for Kindle

Cons:

  • Can be a little hard on the eyes
  • Limited types of Kindles in terms of design

If you are a fan of reading then this is a must have in your home. They come in different sizes. The biggest one holds thousands of books and the smallest one holds 2000 books. They have many different types of books to choose from. Kids love it also.

The screen looks really nice and is easy to hold. It is about size of a book and is very nice to look at. The words on it are large and easy to read. You can also make the screen darker or lighter to your liking.

The only thing that we would like to see different is the price. The prices are fairly expensive. If you are on a tight budget then we would suggest getting a book from the library vs buying one. That way you can save lots of money.

18. MeMeDIY Stainless Steel Pendant Necklace Book Heart,Come

Our rating: 8 / 10

MeMeDIY Stainless Steel Pendant Necklace Book Heart,Come

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Pros:

  • Stainless steel material
  • Engravable by laser
  • Sturdy, durable construction
  • Made in the USA
  • Engraves beautifully with laser engraver
  • Available in 1 line

MeMeDIY is a store that sells all kinds of jewelry. They have an awesome Children Jewelry category and this is one of their products, which highlighted here.

This is one book lover’s best friend!

This Book Heart Dog Tag Necklace is a CUSTOMIZABLE to perfection. You can make it personal by your own words or even the name of the person you want to give it.

19. Book Worm Wrap Ring

Our rating: 8 / 10

Book Worm Wrap Ring

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(Silver)

20. Silicone Finger Point Bookmarks Book Marker

Our rating: 8 / 10

Silicone Finger Point Bookmarks Book Marker

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The Silicone Finger Point Bookmarks are a great idea for a bookmarker for the avid reader on your shopping for their loved one. They are made with silicone to last through years of use.

It’s Blue in color, so even if they misplace it, it won’t get lost in the stacks. They come in a pack of 5 assorted colors. It also come with a carrying pouch to help store when not in use.

The price is very affordable for the type of bookmarker. It’s easy to use and keeps the place where you’re reading. All you need to do is push your finger into the center of the circle and place it on the side of the page.

21. MoKo Case

Our rating: 8 / 10

MoKo Case

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Pros:

  • Protects your device from scratches and scuffs
  • Lightweight
  • Anti-skid and washable
  • Stylish design

The MoKo case for Kindle Paperwhite comes with a slim and lightweight design and a Micro-fiber interior to prevent scratches. The case also features a wake or put magnetic function, which will turn it on or off when you open or close the cover.

This case is suitable for the Paperwhite generations up to 2018.

22. Peleg Design Luma Smart Mobile Phone Night Light

Our rating: 7 / 10

Peleg Design Luma Smart Mobile Phone Night Light

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Pros:

  • simple to use, no assembly required
  • clip on most devices, a perfect gift idea for anyone who reads on a phone, or used to reading on a phone/tablet in bed
  • this tiny LED light offers a soft glow reminiscent of a book light
  • emits just enough light for reading in bed without disrupting your partner’s sleep
  • because the clip rotates, it can be positioned for use as a reading light or a task light elsewhere in the room
  • there are two ways to turn this light on. The first is by depressing the button on the back of the device. But once it’s on, there is a simple on/off switch on top of the light that toggles the light on and off
  • comes in a simple cardboard box, but the packaging is super easy to open and recycles easily. It just slides out of the sleeve because of the ridges on the bottom

23. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails

Our rating: 7 / 10

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails

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Pros:

  • Idiotproof cocktails
  • Great for going on vacation
  • Easy to follow recipes
  • Simplistic design

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist is here just in time for your next literary cocktail party. Everything in the book is based on classic literature.

The authors have referenced everything from Shakespeare to Tolkien and Pullman to identify famous quotes that can be used as cocktail titles or to inspire a particular drink recipe.

Because all of the ingredients are mixed drinks, you can pour them in a thermos and take them with you so you can have a cocktail on a picnic or at the beach.

24. C.R. Gibson Leatherette Bookmark

Our rating: 7 / 10

C.R. Gibson Leatherette Bookmark

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Pros:

  • Very stylish
  • A classy stocking stuffer
  • Made from durable materials
  • Gold lettering is beautifully embossed
  • Beautiful fur ball at the top
  • Not fussy to use
  • Fun, unisex gift
  • Makes an inexpensive gift for a book lover

Cons:

  • The bookmark doesn’t hold your place in the book for long
  • The fur ball is sometimes too furry

This gold foil bookmark with a fur ball at the top is a fun and fashionable way to hold your place in a book. It’s small, inexpensive, and stylish. It doesn’t interfere with reading and it’s easy to use.

25. Umbra 330633-560 Conceal Floating Bookshelf

Our rating: 6 / 10

Umbra 330633-560 Conceal Floating Bookshelf

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Pros:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Pretty design
  • Price is great

Cons:

  • Lower quality materials used.

This modern looking wall shelf has a steel structure that’s already decorated and doesn’t require any hanging brackets. It’s lightweight and is a perfect accent piece in any room. The shelf can accommodate up to 30 pounds. It comes in silver and black.

This wall shelf floats horizontally, and is great for giving your walls a bit of extra flair.

26. She Burned Too Bright

Our rating: 6 / 10

She Burned Too Bright

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Pros:

  • Great design
  • Fairly priced
  • Great quality

This literary-inspired graphic t-shirt is perfect for a book lover, especially one who is a fan of Emily Bronte.

This top is an officially licensed tribute to Emily Bronte and represents her novel, "Wuthering Heights". This graphic t-shirt features a Gothic style heart and a quote from the book on the front. You'll love the comfort and fit of this top.

After wearing it, you'll never want to take it off because of its extreme comfort. This t-shirt is made from 100% preshrunk cotton and will stay with you for a long time. This top is a great way to show off your love for Emily Bronte and her novels.

27. Bibliophilia: 100 Literary Postcards

Our rating: 6 / 10

Bibliophilia: 100 Literary Postcards

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Pros:

  • Different drawings of classic books
  • A different design for every card

If you are a book lover, then you will really love this postcards. Some are illustrations of classic books. If you are an English literature major, or you are someone who has read the classics, then you are sure to be familiar with these books.

These postcards come in a hardcover book. There are 100 cards in total. Each card has a different illustration of a book, and some illustrations are of more than one book.

This also makes it even more interesting because you can quiz your friends or family members on whether they know the book by the illustration.

28. Finish This Book

Our rating: 6 / 10

Finish This Book

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By K.M.Weiland

Finish This Book is a practical, hands-on guide that gives practical, insider advice on how to plot unsuccessful novels of all kinds, including action adventures, dramas, thrillers, zombie romances, romances, and more.

The book is formatted in a simple, straightforward way that makes the complex task of plotting fiction a breeze to understand. In just 65 pages you will have a solid grasp on how to construct successful fictional stories.

29. What Would Jane Do?: Quips and Wisdom from Jane Austen

Our rating: 6 / 10

What Would Jane Do?: Quips and Wisdom from Jane Austen

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Pros:

  • Nice hardcover binding
  • Great for everyday inspiration
  • Doesn’t overwhelm like some books that are dedicated to just one author

This is a nice little book with a lot of uplifting content. It is especially great for those moments when you, or someone you love, needs a little bit of inspiration.

Full of adorable images, this hardcover book contains 112 pages of quotes and wisdom from Jane Austen. It’s printed on heavier paper, and has a nice hardcover binding.

Many of the quotes will resonate with women in all walks of life, and we found this book to be full of inspiration and wisdom.

30. The Puffin in Bloom Collection

Our rating: 6 / 10

The Puffin in Bloom Collection

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Make sure your favorite book nerd always has a book to read with the Puffin in Bloom Collection. These two-volume collections each include two books in one so your favorite book lovers will always have something to read. The collections, which are available in both hardcover and paperbacks, are geared toward children, but adults should appreciate their wit and humor as well.

The first collection includes Amelia Bedelia and Marcy Marxer. Amelia Bedelia is the beloved character who interprets everything she’s told literally, like the instructions to “dip the fish in the water” when she was told to take the fish to the vet. Marcy Marxer is the author of the children’s book series The Underpants, which tell the story of three bunnies and how they are mischievous, get in trouble, and ultimately learn something from their adventures.

The second collection features Frog and Toad. This beloved series tells the adventures of two best friends and their daily lives. Whether they’re sharing homemade ice cream or Toad is lending Frog his tools, these books are humorous and friendly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What to gift someone who loves books?

Books make great gifts regardless of the person’s reading level. You can choose to get your book-loving loved one a book that he or she will enjoy or a book that provides more insights into that person.

As with any gift there are different choices to pick from. Some of the best ways to get ideas and suggestions on what to gift your friend now includes “top gifts to give” lists posted by popular online bookstores like Amazon.

Perhaps your loved one lives an inspirational lifestyle, why not send that friend a copy of Think and Grow Rich or The Art of War as gifts. Or if that book lover is also a movie buff, why not get him or her some of the best selling movies literature-based movies of all time including Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Harry Potter.

What do you put in a book lovers gift basket?

This can come in many forms. Some people prefer the very practical option of a book token, as the recipient can select the book of their choice before hand. For those who enjoy reading classics, winning this contest may be your best bet. For the really impulsive book lovers, a book lottery is for you. This enables the recipient to buy a book easily, without any planning. For book lovers that appreciate the design of books, you can get them a beautiful gift box or a book sleeve, which will help them protect the book they love.

You can also get them books with beautiful covers, nicely bound books, and leather journals. Do consider choosing books that you’re sure the recipient has read before because giving a book to a casual reader probably doesn’t make much sense.

What is the best book to give as a gift?

The best book to give as a gift is one that you know your friend will like. If you’re buying for a child, it’s probably best to narrow your search down to books about a popular topic, such as princesses or dinosaurs. If you’re buying for a teenager or college student, you might want to find out what courses the recipient is taking in school. Do they already have the required text books, or are they still looking for a cheap used copy? Do they like science fiction or romance novels? Maybe you should get them something related to the topic that they love.

As a final note: it shouldn’t matter what the book is as long as the recipient loves it.

What do you buy a bookworm?

Books, of course! But if you have a close friend or family member who’s a literary lover, chances are they’ve got a stack of books already. Instead of gifting a book, why not gift something that’s useful for them to keep their already stuffed bookshelves organised?

It’s no secret that bibliophiles LOVE books. So, even if they’re not reading one or reading a book for a class, they’ll probably still want something to do with literature. Furthermore, bookworms tend to be collectors of books, not just readers. This means that they need accessories to store their books and to protect them from dust and sunlight.

Conclusion

As an avid reader, I love to give out books as presents any time of the year. I believe everyone loves to get a good book as a gift.

Here’s the catch – Finding the perfect book for someone can be challenging. So we decided to take the bait, and create a list of Bibliophilic gifts that could be valuable for anyone who loves to read.

There are all kinds of people in your life who appreciate books, including friends, family, and coworkers. This list is filled with both cuddly and practical gifts that any book lover will like. You'll find books, clothing, and book accessories on the list.

Our Recommendation

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Library Card Book Club Coaster SetBest OverallLibrary Card Book Club Coaster Set
C.R. Gibson Leatherette BookmarkBudget PickC.R. Gibson Leatherette Bookmark
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