Bibliophilia: Gifts for Library Lovers

Something to keep in mind when buying a book for a known bibliophile: everyone gives them books as gifts. While books can be thoughtful and wonderful presents, even the quickest readers have a  long queue of books stacking up on their shelf.

Here’s a few presentables to help you stand out from the crowd, while sparing them the twinge of guilt that accompanies a pile of unread books.

1. BookPlates from SunshineandRavoli2


Bookplates are fancy stickers placed on the inside cover of a book. They’re an elegant way to make sure people don’t steal the books you lend them–“Ex libris” loosely translates from Latin “from the library of”. Sunshineandravoli2 is a purveyor of fine paper goods, and they have an excellent collection of book plates like the ones pictured above.The first Sunshineandravoli is a bridal shop owned by the same company, to answer the question you’re about to ask.

2. Library Book Shirt from Grammatical Art


This shirt is a two-fold gift–First, there’s the shirt itself. Second, you are giving them a joke that will never grow old: Hey, “check out” my awesome shirt!”

Get it now from GrammaticalArt.

3. Bookstore Candle by Frostbeard Studio

candleWho doesn’t love the smell of old books? This candle from Frostbeard Studio brings the bookstore to your home library. The shop carries many candles using all sorts of nerdy inspiration for scents–like “The Shire”, “Sherlock’s Study”, or “Dumbledore’s Office”. No doubt they will offer some assistance while you lose yourself in a fantastic environment.

4. Honeycomb Bookcase from FormMaker 

The cool thing about FormMaker (beside their design) is their building materials. They use a material called “re-board”, which is made from 100% recyclable cardboard. You can also stack these hexagonal shelves as your collection grows, until your whole home looks like the smartest beehive of all time.

5. Book Purses from NovelCreations


Along with admiring stares and easy conversation, you get a purse with that handily converts into a clutch when you shop at NovelCreations. There’s a range of classic texts to choose for the design, including titles like Crime and Punishment, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Dracula. 


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