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Clever and Creative Gifts for Book Lovers

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Designing and Curating a Home Library
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Book Club Candle
Homesick

Book Club Candle

$34 from Homesick
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Enjoy some aromatherapy along with your next book club discussion. This soy wax candle has a scent profile that includes hints of oranges, cinnamon, vanilla, and balsam, and can burn for up to 80 hours. 

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 Flexilight Xtra Booklight Flexible Portable LED Clip Reading Light Book Lover Gift
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A Book Light

$10 from Amazon
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This cute LED book light has a flexible neck and does double duty as a bookmark. Available in 21 colors and patterns, including cute critters like cats and penguins.

Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit
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Literary Enamel Pin Set
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

Literary Enamel Pin Set

$16 from Unemployed Philosophers Guild 
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Let everyone know who your favorite author is with this two-pin set from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild. If Jane Austen isn't your cup of tea, you'll also find pins featuring the likenesses of Edgar Allen Poe, Kurt Vonnegut, James Baldwin, as well as other notables such as Mr. Rogers, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Marie Curie, and many more.

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Kindle Paperwhite
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Kindle Paperwhite

$130 and up from Amazon
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Some libraries may still be closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but readers can still borrow ebooks online. A dedicated e-reader like this one will let you keep feeding your head, pandemic or not, and it's a lot easier to tote than a pile of library books.

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A Cat-tastic Kindle Cover
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The Library Book
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The Library Book

$13 and up from Amazon
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Susan Orlean, essayist and best-selling author of "The Orchid Thief," chronicles the headline-grabbing 1986 blaze that destroyed more than 400,000 books and other holdings at the main branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.

Brown Wool Kindle Cover with Pocket
Etsy

Brown Wool Kindle Cover with Pocket

$34 from Etsy
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A cover for your Kindle is a good idea if you're always taking your e-reader on the road, but why be boring? A handmade cover like this one protects your gadget and looks good doing it, plus there's an external pocket to slip a phone or notebook into. Bertie's Closet sells covers in a variety of sizes and fabric styles, plus offers custom options.

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Book Lover Tie Clip
Etsy

Book Lover Tie Clip

$14 from Etsy
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This tie clasp is a subtle, stylish way to proclaim their love of all things book-related. Made of hand-stamped aluminum, the tie bar can be customized with the wearer's initials or one of dozens of different icons.

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Geometric Bookcase
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Geometric Bookcase

$200 from Wayfair
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Put your favorite books on display for all to see (and give that empty corner of the room some love) with this fun, functional vertical bookshelf. Fabricated from steel and available in black or white, it measures 5 feet tall.

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Book Darts Line Markers
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Book Darts Line Markers

$15 from Amazon
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No more dog-earing pages or applying neon-colored sticky flags when you want to mark a passage in the book you're reading. These brass flags are a tasteful, reusable alternative. Each tin contains 125 flags.

Lumio Book Lamp
MoMA Design Store

Lumio Book Lamp

$200 from MoMA Design Store
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Never be left in the dark again (or be forced to read by flashlight). This clever indoor-outdoor lamp opens to reveal the warm glow of its illuminated Tyvek "pages." The laser-cut wood cover can be opened a full 360 degrees to create a dramatic glow, and magnets embedded within mean it can be mounted on a metallic surface, to get it out of your way while you work.

A Vintage Murder Mystery
Etsy

A Vintage Murder Mystery

$10 and up from Etsy
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There's something special about leafing through a vintage paperback, especially when it's a page-turner of a classic mystery by Agatha Christie, Erle Stanley Gardner, or another British writer. The iconic green Penguin covers look great on a bookshelf, too.

At the Strand Jigsaw Puzzle
New York Puzzle Co.
stack of books with a hat and flower
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Indispensable Book Subscription Club

$45 from Powell's Books
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If you're in Portland, Oregon, you go to Powell's for books. If you're not in Portland, Powell's will bring the books to you, every six to eight weeks, by mail. Each shipment contains a signed hardback copy of a notable book from an independent publisher, plus a second surprise book and other goodies to keep things fun. Powell's also has a similar service for kids called Boox.

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Custom Book Embosser
Amazon
I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf
Amazon
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
Amazon

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

$24 from Amazon
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Discover the great books of the world — as well as the authors and histories behind them — with this richly illustrated text that celebrates the world of literature. From autobiographies to fiction, poetry, and beyond, there's a world of books out there to discover.

Helping Hands Bookends
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Helping Hands Bookends

$35 from Amazon
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If you don't own enough books to fill an entire shelf — or you just want to display a few select tomes — a set of cleverly designed bookends like these will keep your books in order.

Book Temporary Tattoo
Etsy
The World's Most Historic and Significant Works
Amazon
old vintage books
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A Collectible, Rare, or First Edition Book

Varies from eBay
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Know someone who absolutely cherishes a certain title above all others? For the beloved bibliophile in your life, consider a vintage edition from a local bookseller or online. You'll find scores of titles on eBay, ranging from inexpensive midcentury pulp fiction to priceless signed first editions.

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Nessie Tale Bookmark
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Bathtub Caddy Tray
Amazon

Bathtub Caddy Tray

$40 from Amazon
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Know someone who likes to soak in the tub while they read? Then get 'em this bamboo bathtub tray. It expands from 29.4 inches to 44.2 inches and has room for a book or e-reader, plus space for a drink, soaps and lotions, and whatever else you require at bathtime. Available in three colors.

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Holder
Uncommon Goods

Eye-Catching Eyeglasses Holder

$18 from Uncommon Goods
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Is he the type who’s always misplacing his glasses — even if he won’t admit it? This wooden eyeglasses holder measures just shy of 6 inches tall and provides the perfect perch for a pair of specs. They’re handcrafted in India, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the communities that produce them.

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Based on a Novel T-Shirt
Etsy

Based on a Novel T-Shirt

$18 from Etsy
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For that friend of yours who has seen every Stephen King movie, read his every book, and can never, ever get enough thrills and chills, there's this cotton T-shirt. It's available in seven colors and in sizes from small to 3XL, including women's fittings.

100 Hikes Book
Amazon
RocketBook
Amazon

Rocketbook

$16 from Amazon
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Don't let your reader  feel guilty about tossing a notebook into the trash. Rocketbook solves this problem with its reusable pages. Simply write with a Frixion pen and microwave the book to wipe away any notes (no joke).

Coffee Subscription Box
Trade Coffee

Coffee Subscription Box

$15 and up from Trade Coffee
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There is nothing better than curling up with a good book and a warm cup of coffee. Trade Coffee subscription service will introduce your reader to 50 highly rated roasters such as Cuvee Coffee in Austin, Huckleberry in Denver, and Revelator in Birmingham, Alabama.

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