How to shop for a book lover this holiday

Books are the gifts I most love to receive. And they are precisely the item my family and friends are most terrified to gift me. I get it. I read a lot, I have a tbr pile (okay, it’s actually an entire bookcase) stuffed with titles I have yet to devour.  I have reviewed loads of books. Certainly their hesitation is warranted. So how do you shop for a bibliophile and not duplicate something they’ve already read? Present a bookish gift!

Here are six gift suggestions for bookish accessories, guaranteed to delight the book lover on your list!

Library Card: Yellow socks

‘Well Read Woman’ Strand Book Tote:

Banned Books matchbox set

Etsy Book Lover Mug

NYPL Library Card Ornament

Sassy Blue Q Socks (warning-curse word ahead!)

Greeting Card 8-Pack – Ideal Bookshelf 628: Tweens

“Reading Journal”

***But if you REALLY wanted to get them a book, here are three tremendous suggestions:

1–Give a gift certificate to a bookstore that requires a road trip. Offer to drive, buy lunch and join them.  Voila, now it’s an experience present!

2–Hook them up with a book subscription, like Book of the Month, where they can select their titles each month.

3–Choose one of these spectacular books about books:

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers and Book Lovers by Bob Eckstein

Books for Living by Will Schwalbe

1,000 Books to Read Before you Die: A Life-Changing List by James Mustich

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul (NYT Book Review Editor)

Happy Holidays!


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