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29 Bibliophile Approved Gifts Ideas For Book Lovers

Updated on May 5, 2021 Updated on May 5, 2021
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    If you are looking for a gift for someone who always peering up from behind a book it’s hard to know exactly what to get them. A book might seem like an easy chose but do you have any idea what kind of books they enjoy? Do you know what they’ve already read? Do you know what authors they love? We created this gift guide to track down the best gifts for book lovers and bibliophiles— that aren’t books.

  1. Cool Bookends
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    Keeping your books neat and organized is imperative to have an attractive collection of books. Depending on your style, you may want something unique to organize these books with. If you have a flair for the unusual and want to step away from ordinary, boring bookends and choose something that stands out, try the Tech Tools Desktop Madness Series Stop Hand Bookends instead. These bookends’ decorative nature is sure to turn your bookshelf into a beautiful display of all of your favorite books, holding them up in a neat and orderly fashion.

  3. Library Card Tote Bag
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    Did you meet your best friend in the aisles of Barnes and Noble while you were both perusing books? Did you bond over your discussion of books you’d both read? Do you borrow books from one another like some best friends borrow one another’s clothes? Then this library card tote bag is the perfect gift. It’s made of natural cotton and has an inner pocket for keys, ID, and of course, a library card!

  5. Leather Bookmarks
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    These beautiful bookmarks are made from genuine leather which will remind readers of the smell of a library full of leather-bound volumes. Each features a tree of life design, a mark of their love for books because books are life! The perfect book gift for an avid reader!

  7. 100 Books Scratch Off Poster
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    From the Hundred Acre Wood to the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, this poster invites you to read your way through 100 iconic books. As you do, use a coin to scratch off each title and reveal a surprise, literary artwork underneath. The collection covers classics like Animal Farm and Wuthering Heights, as well as works in the contemporary canon like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and influential nonfiction like Freakonomics. It’s an interactive way for any bookworm to enjoy essential reading. Made in the UK, which gave us Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice, and the Harry Potter series.

  9. EE Cummings Quote Pillowcase
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    “I Carry Your Heart With Me. I Carry It In My Heart” pillowcase. You will bring smiles and maybe more! Made of high quality double brushed microfiber pillowcases that are comparable to 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton. Each pillowcase is decorated using a process that permanently dyes the fabric in a way that you can’t even feel the words-it is just as soft as the rest of the pillowcase. 

  11. Library Collection Mark Twain Scented Candle
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    For all the bibliophiles in your lives, we present the Library Collection. Pairing favorite quotes with exquisite fragrances, we pay tribute to well-loved authors. Impeccably packaged in a gift box adorned with an author photo, bio, and stamped labels, this is the ideal gift for lovers of fine literature. Every candle fragrance is a blend of custom notes designed to evoke the spirit of author for which it is named.

  13. Library Card Coater Set
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    Fun, colorful coasters based on vintage library book check out cards. A great pop of nostalgia for your table and the perfect Book Club hostess gift. You receive all four images shown and they arrive in their decorative wrapper (pictured) all ready for gift-giving.

  15. Tequila Mockingbird
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    Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, you’re gonna drink like you do! From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world’s bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Great for some one who loves books and drinks.

  17. Personal Library Kit
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    For a bibliophile, there’s no greater pleasure than sharing beloved books, but no crueler pain than losing them for good—until the Knock Knock Personal Library Kit! Revive old-fashioned library circulation techniques for fun and book retention with our classic bestseller!

  19. Antique Book Tissue Dispenser 


    Stash and dispense tissues with this cleverly conceived tissue box cover shaped like a stack of 3 antique books. Perfect for the book lover at heart, this tissue display is both charmingly designed and exceptionally functional. Store and dispense napkins or tissues in the interior which can be accessed through a lift-up lid in any room in your home, from the bathroom to the dining room. Spice up the tissue dispensing in your living space or give it as a clever gift to friends and family.

  21. Classic Book Inspired Pouch
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    These cute little book-themed zipper pouches are a great gift for book lovers. Comes in so many different books from The Great Gatsby toThe Little Prince to Murder on the Orient Express. Cotton canvas, zipper enclosure.

  23. F**k Off I’m Reading Socks
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    You’d be forgiven for thinking that she’s a quiet, docile, meek bookworm. But only the first time. Perfect for book enthusiasts… oh, and just bad-asses like yourself. 

  25. Book Worm Wrap Ring
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    This bookworm wrap twist ring makes a great gift for a reading lover! Each ring is handcrafted from aluminum and says “Book Worm” on the outside and book design stamp on the inside. It can be made these in any size from 5 – 15 and the ring is fully adjustable. Each letter is stamped by hand into the metal for one of a kind character. Handcrafted from aluminum which is lightweight, hypoallergenic and will not tarnish. Not sure their ring size? Get then a cute mini book necklace charm.

  27. Shakespeare Insults Poster
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    This art print poster features 100 of Shakespeare’s greatest insults. The Odyssey of verbal swordplay includes classics like, “I was seeking for a fool when I found you”, and “More of your conversation would infect my brain”.

  29. Paperback Book Sleeve
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    S-T-R-E-T-C-H Book Cover comes in a bunch of different fabric prints with two ribbon bookmarks. They are form fitting and lightweight and can bend with your cover. Stop the corners of your cover from curling up while giving your book a little personality with this book cover from Etsy.

  31. Emily Bronte Women’s T-Shirt
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    She Burned Too Bright For This World Shirt, Get this fun “She Burned Too Bright for This World – Emily Bronte” graphic novelty slogan, perfect for any literature lover or fan, feminist literary quote, World Book Day gift idea, make friends and family smile. Book Lovers Gifts for Women and Teens, librarian bibliophile reading humor tee, great to wear on your next book club meeting, Christmas, Birthday, Teacher Appreciation Gifts for bookworms, authors, writers, homeschool mom, students, book party favors too.

  33. Library Book Return Compact Mirror


    Bibliophiles will treasure this gift. It’s a compact-sized mirror that fits easily into any purse or bag that will remind them of their school days, happy hours spent in the library. The mirror measures 2.25 x 2.25 inches.

  35. Book of The Month Club
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    Get awesome new books delivered to your door in a fun-to-open box. Take your pick of our five carefully chosen selections. Your books will arrive, sometimes with a small surprise tucked inside. Side effects may include: giddiness, daydreaming, and the sudden urge to cancel all your plans. Great gift idea for anyone who loves books.

  37. A Whale Of A Good Time Dictionary Art Print
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    A Whale of a Good Time is a beautifully printed design on an authentic old book page from the early to mid-1900’s. The pages that are used for each print are random pages from a vintage dictionary. Each page has a great antique look and feel. You will receive the exact image shown however the dictionary pages that are used will vary. This makes each print a one of a kind, as no two pages will be exactly the same. Great gift idea and home decor for an art-loving bookworm.

  39. Bibliophilia: 100 Literary Postcards
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    It presents us with truth, challenges, humor, and delight. This collection of 100 postcards showcases bold graphic interpretations of 50 of the greatest literary quotes of all time. From Virginia Wolf to Oscar Wilde, from Brontë to Poe to Austen, each piece will spark your imagination and kindle your creative spirit.

  41. Finger Point Bookmark
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    This pointing finger bookmark showing exactly where you finished reading. Pack of 5 silicone bookmarks: red, yellow, purple, green, blue. Can be used as a book strap as well. Unique and cute design. Great for all ages and genders, men, women, boys & girls.

  43. Book Bath Caddy
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    Sit back and relax with a good book, a glass of wine and all your bathing essentials within easy reach. Beautifully constructed of natural bamboo and chrome plated steel, the Aquala bathtub caddy is designed by Luciano Lorenzatti for Umbra-the worldwide leader in modern, original and affordable design for the home.

  45. Vonnegut Enamel Pin
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    Always be Kurt Vonnegut and never be an *. Set of two pins with strong black rubber backing. Made of brass and zinc alloy with black nickel plating, and hard enamel coloring. Now your backpack or favorite jacket can join the cultural conversation! A really unique gift!

  47. Kindle Cover
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    If they are Kindle readers then they need a cover that fits their personality. Slim lightweight hardback adds minimal bulk while protecting your Amazon All-New Kindle Paperwhite. Automatically wakes or puts your device to sleep when the lid is opened and closed. Magnetic closure.  The premium PU leather boosts a classy look. The no-scratch microfiber interior adds comfort and an additional layer of protection.

  49. Kindle Paperwhite
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    if they don’t have a kindle, this is a no-brainer. By design, Kindle Paperwhite is purpose-built for reading and creates a sanctuary so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, Kindle doesn’t distract you with social media, emails, and text messages.

  51. Floating Book Shelves
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    For a fresh, ultra-minimal look, the Conceal bookshelf from Umbra mounts to the wall and becomes invisible behind a stack of books, giving the books the appearance of floating in mid-air. The Conceal Shelf, designed by Miron Lior, is a winner of the annual Umbra-Pratt Institute Design Competition. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this product is donated to the Pratt Institute School of Design in New York City. A great gift for your favorite well-read friend to show off all the books they’ve read.

  53. Throw Pillow


    Snuggle up in bed and read that classic opening line, “Once upon a time,” with this pillow. Perfect book lover gift. Made with a permanent fiber dyeing process that leaves the decoration soft and breathable so you can sleep on the decoration and not even feel it. And your purchase supports a small family and local community in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

  55. Novel Teas 
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    Novel Teas Pouches contain 25 teabags individually tagged with literary quotes from the world over, made with English Breakfast tea. There is no better company than a steaming cup of tea as you open the cover of a favorite classic or turn the page of the latest thriller. Whether traveling to distant times and far-off lands or discovering new characters in a nearby locale, a soothing cup of tea makes the journey more pleasurable and the memory lasting.

  57. The Puffin in Bloom Collection
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    Puffin in Bloom: A collection of classics with stunning cover art by renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.’s principal artist, Anna Bond, now available as an exquisite gift set! Featuring all four Puffin in Bloom classics with illustrated covers by Anna Bond in a charming keepsake book box designed in her signature style.

  59. What Would Jane Do?
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    Jane Austen always knows just the right thing to say. With this pocket collection of quotes from Jane’s novels and letters, you too, will have a quip for every situation. Perfect gift for any book nerd or Pride and Prejudice fan.

  61. Phone Lampshade Light
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    This tiny lampshade will turn any smartphone into a fun and stylish nightlight. Just cling it to your phone, launch your flashlight app, and let there be light! Great as a book light and makes the perfect stocking stuffer gift.

  63. Finish This Book 
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    Your mission is to become the new author of this work. You will continue the research and provide the content. In order to complete the task, you will have to undergo some secret intelligence training, which is included in this volume. Since no one knows what lies ahead, please proceed with caution, but know…this book does not exist without you.