The Ultimate Gift Guide for Lovers of Libraries & Books

Searching for the perfect gift for a bibliophile? Our gift guide is PACKED with gift ideas for those who love books and libraries! Whether you're on the hunt for a Christmas gift, birthday present, or something special to give a recent grad, we've got you covered. 

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Set of 19 Postcards of Classic Authors with Quotes for the Book Lover-- literary gifts for teacher -- classic literature gift - $25.00 USD

"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." ― Mark Twain Poe, Whitman, Faulkner, Dickinson, Capote, Huxley, Twain, Steinbeck, Welty, Melville, Shakespeare, O'Connor, Lee, Austen, Jackson, Baum, Wright, Percy, and Burroughs. A great gift set for those book lovers. This set of nineteen postcards is intricately hand crafted on heavy cardstock.



Men's Straight Outta The Library Shirt Medium Black
S-Straight Outta The Library Shirt

Book Pin Badge William Shakespeare Jane Austen Emily Bronte Charlotte Bronte Charles Dickens Book Badge Book Button Book Worm Author - $1.25 GBP

These cute badges feature the famous authors Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.

Hand stamped, The Book Was Better bracelet, quote cuff, book nerd, fangirl, reader, english major, Bibliophile, book jewelry, bookish, geek - $16.00 USD

This lovely bracelet is hand stamped in my ODETTE FONT. It features a cute book design. I can change the font and quote at buyers request. I can fit up to 50 characters per bracelet. Website to find coordinates: This cuff is 6" long which will generally fit a 6.5"-7.5" wrist.

I Like To Party and By Party I Mean Read Books Shirt For English Majors Book Worm Gifts Gift For Mothers Mom Daughter Jane Austen Literature - $18.00 USD

Important Purchase Intructions: 1. Let me know in the seller notes if you would like BLACK or WHITE font on your SWEATER. A popular combo is the black with white font and grey with black font. 2. Please refer to the sizing chart for the right measurements.

Mini Poetry Book Charm Necklace Customizable for book lover teacher librarian English major Minimalistic tiny novel pendant - $26.55 USD

Not only can you have your own miniature book necklace, you can customize your own! Just pick your desired poem! You may choose from the leather choice listed (1-21) in the product pictures.

Cool Story, Poe Tote, Edgar Allan Poe Black Cat Tote Bag, Literary Gift for Her, Minimalist Bookish Gift, English Major - $24.00 USD

COOL STORY, POE Edgar Allan Poe once opined, "Of puns, it has been said that they who most dislike them are least able to utter them." Well Poe, we love them... And thus dare we to utter! Spend a little time with the master of horror, and you'll meet some colorful characters: Paranoids, sociopaths, demons, harbingers of doom.

Custom Book Cover Locket Jewelry Jewellery Literary Necklace Bracelet Keychain Bookmark Personalised Gift by The Locket Library - $10.00 GBP

Custom Book Cover Locket Charm Literary Jewelry with Personalised Library Card Available as a Necklace, Bracelet, Keyring, Bookmark, Charm or Earrings Metal Colours Available: Gold, Silver, Antique Bronze, Antique Copper, Rose Gold, Gun Metal Black ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ❋ HOW IT WORKS ❋ 1. Choose what item you would like from the drop down menu and order 2.

Mini Book Bracelets in Limited Edition Colors, Chain with Tiny Leather Books, Handmade Book Jewelry, Gift for a Librarian or Book Lover - $30.00 USD

This bracelet of tiny leather books is perfect for the book lover or librarian in your life! The chain of antiqued brass plated steel features six mini book charms made with limited color combinations of leather I have on hand. Each charm measures about 1/2 inch tall.

Hot Sox Cat On A Bookshelf Sock
Renfro Corporation

She Is Too Fond Of Books - Book Lover Gift Wife - Librarian Gift - Bookworm - Louisa M Alcott Literary Quote Cuff Bracelet - Book Jewelry - $38.00 USD

39;She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.' Louisa May Alcott This fantastic and so apt literary quote by American novelist Miss Alcott, author of Little Women, is set alongside a detailed bookshelf illustration featuring such titles as Dracula, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights.

Books are my Happy Place - Hand Lettered Enamel Pin - $9.85 USD

Our bestselling Books Are My Happy Place has now been immortalized in pin form. It's cute, it's shiny, and it's enameled. What's not to love? This adorable little pin features a rich, navy blue background and gold lettering, with a splash of blue and pink! And the teeny tiny ribbon bookmark?

The Raven Book Necklace with Poem Writing for book lover teacher librarian English - Edgar Allen Poe novel pendant - $24.87 USD

The Raven Book Necklace by Edgar Allen Poe with Poem Writing - for book lover teacher librarian English major student This is a great gift for a loved one who holds these words close to her/his heart. Now they can literally do that!


Knock Knock Personal Library Kit
By Knock Knock
Reading Journal: For Book Lovers
By Potter Style
Bookplates for All Book Friends
Too low to display
By Galison
What I Read (Red) Mini Journal
By Potter Style
Molly Hatch Owl Bookplates
By Galison
Cavallini 18-Pack Typewriter Bookplates
Cavallini Papers & Co., Inc.





Keep Calm & Read On Beaded Bookmark
By Peter Pauper Press
Macaron Sticky Notes
By Galison

Third Set of 6 Bookmarks of Classic Authors with Quotes for the Book Lover-- literary gifts for teacher -- classic literature gift - $5.00 USD

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." ― Stephen King Austen, Baum, Jackson, O'Connor, Percy, and Wright They delight, inspire, terrify, anger, and invigorate with every syllable. Now take the words of the masters with you as you travel through your literary journeys. Impress the quotes into your heart, as the bookmarks impress their place inside your favorite books.

Set of 7 Book Lovers Pencil Set - Pastel Colors, Imprinted Pencils, Engraved Pencils, Booknerd Gift, Bookish Gift - $14.95 USD

These new additions to IceyDesigns have my heart all aflutter. We picked out the finest pencils, our favorite quotes, and imprinted them by hand right here at home. The shimmery, midnight-blue foil on gorgeous pastel shades-what's not to love?

Forest Friends Sticky Notes
By Galison

Pun Bookmarks, Set of Six, Literary Gift, Funny Bookmark, English Teacher Gift for Him, College Student Gift, Bookworm - $5.00 USD

LITERARY PUNS Set of Six Bookmarks "... the goodness of your true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability" - Edgar Allan Poe. Thank you, Edgar, we'll take that as a compliment. This fun set of bookmarks makes a great gift for writers, english majors, book lovers and design lovers alike.


Posted on October 29, 2016 and filed under Gift Guides, Gift-Giving Guide, Articles, Featured Articles.