The Post About Gifts for Bookish Folks

I'm a book person.

A recent houseguest noticed I had books in every room. Including the bathroom and laundry room. How-to guides find their home in the latter. My Dad just has to move them when he's completing my how-to projects.

I don't just read though. I use books as decoration and tools. I even use them as weapons.

So what might a bookish soul might like to receive as a holid
ay gift?

I'm glad you asked. Here's a list I whipped
together of some useful and not so much for that booklover in your life:

Pandora's Box Secret Storage: A great place for valuables or those pesky evil spirits that seem to taunt. Neatorama - $23.95.

The Book Lover's Cookbook: All the recipes were inspired by works of literature like A Farewell to Arms Mac-n-Cheese and Harry Potter's Baked Custard Pudding. Amazon - $12.24

Hide-a-Book Covers: So you're on a plane or train or in a waiting room and you pull out a book to pass the time. Then you remember it's Twilight and not Mother Teresa's biography and your shame starts to set in. No worries. You're covered. Hide-a-Book - $12.00

Bedside Caddy: Until I got one of these nifty tools, books would simply take up the space intended for Mr. Knightley and find their pointy way to my 8th vertebrae bringing nice dreams to an abrupt halt. My Mom made mine, but since her Etsy shop doesn't exist, then might I recommend this one. Amazon - $9.99.

Burning Bookmark: I own quite a few books that have been previously banned. This is my homage to the destiny from which I saved them. Gama-G0 - $2.50

Rosie the Riveter Bookends: Bookends are a must-have for those whose collections regularly try to escape from the shelves. These are fun and help celebrate that women are now taught to read. Neatorama - $34.95

Sidebar: These
trash compactor bookends are the ones my heart really pines for. April 2010.

Personal Library Kit: I have paper book sleeves wedged throughout my shelves as a reminder I own the book but it's been loaned out. The problem is aspartame has stolen my memories of the borrowers. This kit means problem solved. Shakespeare's Den - $16.95


Bookstore Membership Card: I've shown Books-A-Million's discount card which is $20. Barnes and Noble also has one at $25. These provide the shopper with better discounts, both online and in-store, plus some snazzy gifts. Borders and Powell's have no such program but they do have nifty gift cards. Of course, if you're going the gift card route, consider one from an independent bookstore in your givee's neighborhood. Find one at Indie Bound's Store Locator.

So it's your turn - what do you think makes the perfect gift for bookies?

More gift guides to follow...

{Rabbit Disclaimer: I was not compensated to endorse any of these products or vendors. But they could if they wanted to.}


  1. These bookends are must cooler. (and more expensive. But probably still worth it.)


  2. Just saw this elsewhere on the net and had to come back here and share... "Books are useless. I only ever read one book, "To Kill A Mockingbird" - and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! Sure it taught me not to judge a man by the color of his skin, but what good does THAT do me?"
    - Homer Simpson

  3. SS#1: No more skimming my blog and missing out...

    SS#2: Excellent.

  4. Excellent post!

    I'm sucker for the freshly printed.

  5. These are all fantastic ideas. I love the Pandora box. My favorite gift is a giftcard. I can pick the book of my choice and do not get stuck with the gifters latest must read rather than my choice :) My aunt swears by the Kindle reader(Amazon) but you can't beat the smeall and feel of a good book !

  6. S: Thanks dear!

    M: You're surely welcome!

    K: I'm with you on the gift card... I'm also a hair anti-e-reader right now. I've not been swayed yet...

  7. LOL - fun post! I love the hide-a-book book cover...to keep those pesky nosy people from judging you by your literature.


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