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    29 Products For Anyone Who'd Rather Be Reading

    Raise your hand if you've cancelled plans because your book is too good to put down.

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    1. A pair of sweary socks for when someone just keeps trying to TALK to you even though you're clearly busy.

    Just raise your foot to show off these babies, and they'll get the message.

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    Promising review: "I love Blue Q socks! Since I'm a bookaholic, these are perfect for me. I mean, how dare someone disturb me when I'm deep into another world? LOL Seriously though, I'm now the proud owner of a ton of these and I love them all." —Popcorn Reads

    Let's just get a quick close-up of these beauts.

    2. Or a pillow you can point to when someone tries to get you to do something else. Go out to dinner? Socialize? I have a BOOK full of people right in front of me!


    Get the cover from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six designs).

    And get an 18x18 pillow insert that'll fit this cover from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. An infographic poster featuring literature's most burn-worthy insults so you can pepper your conversations with only truly high-brow zingers.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    4. An all-natural soy wax candle that'll smell like cherry blossoms and leather-bound books so you can pretend you're sitting in a Beauty and the Beast–style library reading a first edition rather than in your cramped apartment reading an ebook.

    Homesick Candles

    Get it from Amazon or Homesick Candles for $29.95.

    5. A pair of bamboo serving boards masquerading as hardcovers to put a new twist on the word "cookbook." Break this out as a cheese board at your next book club meeting — it'll be a hit!

    You can shelf them alongside your *actual* cookbooks, and only take them down when you need to use them! The titles read "The Art of Charcuterie," "Food for Thought," and "Moveable Feast."

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $49.50.

    6. An enamel pin you can totally add a photo of to your Tinder profile. Don't just a book by its cover, but do judge a potential partner by their collection of reading material!

    Get it from Punkypins on Etsy for $9.44.

    7. A spiral-bound book journal with pleeeeenty of space to keep track of all the Big Thoughts you had while reading — you know that part where you threw the book across the room? Talk about that.

    It ALSO has pages for books on your wishlist, logs for the books you've lent out to others (so you can ensure you one day get them back), and lists of suggestions to expand your literary horizons!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.94.

    Promising review: "Each book gets two pages: The first page is where you fill out the title, author, genre, how many pages it is, rate the book on quality based on several different elements, who you would recommend the book to, how you found it. The second page is almost entirely blank and reserved for whatever you want — your opinions, quotes you liked, impressions while reading, anything. When I go back and look over the entries I've made for other books I can see how much I enjoyed an author, a book, or even an entire series. It really gives me a unique perspective on what my frame of mind was when I read the book. As such, my book lover's journal is deeply personal to me and is so much more than just a list of what books I've read." —Liz

    8. Or a reading journal with watercolor illustrations of female characters (and their iconic quotes) woven throughout your book log.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.54.

    Promising review: "This journal is awesome. It asks for just enough info to remember the book without having to fill out an entire dissertation. I also love the focus on awesome women. This will be a really fun way for me to keep track of all the books I've read." —Teri Sobeck

    9. A wall-mounted reading light who is just there to support you when you say "one more chapter.... ok only one more..... I'll be done after this next one." Sleep is overrated.


    No clipping onto the book means it won't get in your way or make it harder to turn the page!

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98.

    Promising review: "Bright enough to read but not too bright. Good mood setting. Perfect for reading and journaling. It has screws that go into the wall but I just used a Velcro command strip and it’s holding up!" —Amazon Customer

    10. And a volume of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die so you never run out of ideas of what to check out next.


    Get it from Amazon for $21.48.

    Promising review: "Any bibliophile will instantly fall in love with this. First and foremost, it was clearly written by someone with a deep, almost infectious appreciation of books. That resonates across every page, with bite-sized essays that also happen to be incredibly poignant and packed with well-researched background and analysis. There's also the fact that the volume is easy to navigate and impeccably designed, complete with author spotlights, plenty of pictures, and thematic lists. This is essential for any home library or coffee table. Plus, it makes the perfect holiday gift." —John L.

    11. A super lightweight Kindle Oasis to seriously upgrade your on-the-go reading experience. This bb is glare-free, WATERPROOF, and a single charge lasts for weeks. Now you can carry *thousands* of books with you all the time!

    Plus it has both page-turning buttons on one side, so you can use it with just one hand! Got fifteen minutes to kill? Pull this outta your bag instead of angrily scrolling through Twitter.

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99+ (available in two colors: graphite and champagne).

    Promising review: "I'm officially in love! Got my Kindle about a week ago and I love it! It fits great in my palm; I love the rotation ability since I am always switching hands makes it comfortable In both hands. I love the large screen and the fact that its waterproof since I'm a bath reader and live by the beach. I have owned other Kindles and Nookes, and this is by far this is my favorite e-reader." —Danie

    12. And a sleek grey bamboo bath caddy so you can soak up some great lit while soaking in the tub — this one has room for a beverage (which wine pairs best with Outlander?), snack, candle, and your new waterproof Kindle.

    The organic bamboo resists mold and bacteria, and it's expandable up to 43" to fit most tubs (including clawfoot tubs!).

    Get it from Amazon for $39.97 (also available in white).

    Promising review: "This caddy has been a great addition to my bath time ritual. I feel more comfortable bringing my iPad and iPhone into the bath as the caddy provides secure spots for them so I can catch up on my favorite show while sipping my favorite beverage. It is sturdy and has compartments for everything. Plus, I love the gray color — matches my gray bathroom perfectly!" —Meredith

    If you're concerned about bringing your ereader into the bath, might I suggest the newest Kindle Paperwhite? It's WATERPROOF!

    13. An e-reader cover to protect your device from scratches WHILE looking like a real bound book — perfect for anyone who loves the convenience of an e-reader, but misses the actual feel of a hardcover.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in six designs). Check out the Potter-esque Spellbook versions too — they come in all four Hogwarts house colors!

    You can also get custom book-style covers directly from the Klevercase website.

    14. A tee that'll let everyone know that, *no you can't come to their housewarming this Saturday* faster than you can Google "excuses to say no to plans."


    Get it from J Law Creations on Etsy for $23+ (available in sizes S–2XL and five colors).

    You can get a similar tee in men's, women's and children's sizes on Amazon for $17.99.

    15. A set of old fashioned bookplate stickers so you can make sure anyone you generously share your books with knows the loan isn't permanent. We follow library rules, folks.

    Get the set of 55 labels from Amazon for $11.04.

    Promising review: "The packaging is so cute! The bookplates were packaged in a box that resembled a three tier magazine wall rack. There are three different groups of bookplates. Each group has a different color and height. There are a total of six different designs on 55 total bookplates. Quotes from C.S Lewis, Helen Keller, Henry W. Longfellow, Hilaire Belloc, Cicero, and Jorge Luis Borges are printed on some of the designs. The ones without quotes have 'Ex Libris' (from the library of) printed on them. I love them and will be ordering more in the future. Also, great quantity for an awesome price." —Girlreader

    16. A literary rocks glass to end your day with the perfect nightcap — a pour of your favorite beverage, and a few chapters before bedtime. Only thing better would be if you threw a Darcy in there, too.

    Uncommon Goods

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single person in possession of a large rocks glass, must be in want of a drink."

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $15 (available in five book options: Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, Hamlet, Les Misérables, and The Count of Monte Cristo).

    Promising review: "A gift for my husband who enjoys literature, whiskey and travel. We have toured Scotland and England, visiting homes, schools, and burial sites of various authors. This is an enjoyable way to enjoy a drink, while reminiscing about our trips and favorite authors." —Bibliophile

    17. Colorful washi tape for anyone ~shelf~ish about marking their territory.

    This is especially great if you track the books you read in your Bullet Journal!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.91.

    18. An assortment of silicone bookmarks so you can mark the exact line you were on when ever-so-rudely interrupted.


    Get a set of six random colors from Amazon for $6.88.

    19. Shakespeare, Not Stirred, a recipe book filled with cocktails inspired by the bard himself for anyone who can't have a ~happy hour~ without puns like "Kate's Shrew-driver" and "Much Ado About Frothing."

    If you're less adventurous, you can also just crack open a PBR and call it "King Beer."

    Get it from Amazon for $11.08.

    Promising review: "Delightful text. Historically accurate, creative, funny, and insightful. A must have for Shakespeare enthusiasts that enjoy reading with a cocktail in hand." —M I Kallich

    20. Or a sextet of shot glasses decorated with quotes (about drinking) from authors who are as well known for their boozing as their books.

    The set includes Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker, Winston Churchill, W. B. Yeats, and Charles Baudelaire.

    Get the set of six from Amazon for $16.95.

    Promising review: "These are crazy awesome. Only the best alcoholic writers are presented, with their best quotes about alcohol!! Love this set. Bought it for a friend and she freaked out!" —Amazon Customer

    21. A tote bag emblazoned with Hermione Granger's best advice, and best stuffed with as many volumes as Madam Pince will let you borrow from the Restricted Section.

    Get it from Amazon for $20. This tote is available in TONS AND TONS AND TONS of book-themed designs, so just click on the drop-down menu to check 'em out!

    Promising review: "I’d never heard of this brand before so I didn’t have high hopes but when this bag came in I was very pleased with the quality!! It looks amazing!! Nice material and the images are clear and look beautiful! I bought this for a friend but now I want one for myself too!!" —Alison's Mom

    22. Fascinating Facts About Famous Fiction Authors, an endlessly interesting collection of fun facts and literary trivia you can whip out in any conversation — small talk will never be the same!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (or read it for free with Kindle Unlimited).

    Promising review: "This is packed with so much fascinating trivia about famous (and infamous) authors of the past that I was surprised I could tear myself away from it long enough to order many of the books mentioned in it. It had to have taken Astor years to accumulate this information, which he wisely spaces out into short chapters, one on each author from A to Z. I was amazed to learn that Balzac drank as much coffee as I do, and that many great authors did not do well at school, that Ray Bradbury descended from a woman tried and convicted at the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and that one Bronte sister purposely messed up another sister's writing future. I like the smooth way Astor inserts his pithy opinions into researched facts, making the rich truth even richer." —Maggie

    23. A set of novel~tea~ bags printed with quotes about reading — perfect for caffeinating during that 4pm meeting that could have been an email... and speculating about how that book you're in the middle of is going to end instead of paying attention.

    Get a set of 25 tea bags from Amazon for $13.50.

    Promising review: "I got this for my mother, who loves her morning cup of tea. She really enjoyed both the tea (which she said was excellent) -- and reading the sayings. In fact, the last time I visited, she showed me several of the sayings she had saved!" —Cheryl D. Holton

    24. Gorgeous wallpaper to turn any room into the library of your dreams, because you read everywhere anyway!

    Get it from Wayfair for $.49 per square foot.

    Promising review: "Colors in wallpaper are very vibrant! Bookshelf design is beautiful!" —Margo

    25. A hinged book locket you should fill with a picture of the friend or significant other you never see cuz you're too busy with all your *fictional* friends and love interests.

    "I go to bed with someone different every night — different authors."

    Get it from Amazon for $9.70 (available in gold, silver, and rose gold).

    26. A cookbook chock-full of recipes inspired by literature and excerpts from the books themselves. This is a cookbook you'll want to read from cover to cover in one sitting — and then make *everything* in it.

    We're talking recipes for Turkish Delight (from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe), Amish Chicken and Dumplings (from Jodi Picoult's Plain Truth, Carrot Pudding (from A Christmas Carol), and SO much more.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.40.

    Promising review: "Every page of this delightful book is interesting. Snippets of old favorites, new novels, children's stories, and classics are included, along with wonderful recipes from those passages — some of them from the authors themselves. Wonderful quotes about literature are interspersed along with delightful recipes for us foodies who also happen to love books. A perfect combination!" —Deborah E. Roby

    27. A reusable shopping bag to make mundane errands feel more like a trip to the library. It's a heavy-duty option sturdy enough to schlep all the groceries to make those literary-themed recipes.... or to carry all 37 books you just checked out.

    That feeling when all the books you've had on hold are suddenly all available at once. 😩

    Get it from Amazon for $18.37.

    Promising review: "These bags are incredibly cute and far better than look-a-likes at many check-out-lines out there. We have several of the shopping totes or shoppers and they have lasted for years. Also make great themed gift bags, etc." —Rick Deckard

    28. A tee that'll tell everyone who meets you what your favorite activity is. It's not bragging if it's true.

    Get it from Femfetti for $23 (originally $28; available in sizes XS–2X).

    29. And a subscription to Book of the Month, because you deserve to treat yourself to a new pick every month, selected from an array of shouldn't-be-missed new releases, plus a fun little surprise.

    Each month you choose from five available titles — plus, you can always get more books or even skip a month if none of the options sound like the right fit!

    Subscribe at Book of the Month for $14.99 per month — and add any extra books on for $9.99 each!

    When someone tries to interrupt your reading, but you're just not having it:


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