Making a List and Checking it Twice, Or, Gift Ideas for the Bookish

Are you seeking a gift for a bookish type, either an avid reader or a book collector? Can’t afford that first edition Gatsby in dustjacket but still want to give a gift that will appeal to the bibliophile? If so, welcome to my second annual list of Gift Ideas for the Bookish. To repeat the reasons for such a list from last year:


The holidays are fast approaching, and perhaps you are wondering what gift is appropriate for the bibliophile in your life. Although my enthusiasm for books is known far and wide, my family is always somewhat reticent to buy me books. They worry when they select a book for me that it’s a book I already have or it’s book I won’t like. I’m assuming I am not the only bookish type to encounter such a situation. This year I’m suggesting a few bookish gifts for bibliophiles that do not force the buyer to second-guess a bibliophile friend or relative’s particular literary taste. You can click on the links to find out pricing and shipping information for each item.


Magnetic bookmarks from Victorian Trading Company


Book Lady Hanging Ornament


The Treasure Within Secret Book Box

Penelope Print


Record Book End -- The Clash Combat Rock


Nancy Drew book cover postcards


A colorful book clock


Miniature Marbleized Book Jewelry


Happy gift hunting!

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