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31 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, which read "Fuck off, I'm reading," 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


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.


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 $13.07.

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 $12.58 or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

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

10. 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


11. And a 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 expandable arms fit most tubs and have rubber on the bottom to keep it from slipping, plus the book holder is protected by a waterproof cloth to keep any errant splashes away. AND the bamboo is coated in a water-resistant lacquer to keep any mold and mildew at bay.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or a similar one from Walmart for $40.49.

Promising review: "Love this beautiful bamboo tray! I used it the first night it arrived (fast shipping!). The adjustable angle stand works great for leaning my iPad against. The phone slot, wine glass holder and extra storage space for a towel, mug or candle are great! My bathtub is small, but it expands quite long." —Lisa Gyllenberg

12. 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 eight 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.

13. 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 $21+ (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.

14. 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 or Walmart for $11.92.

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


15. 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.

"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


20. 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 $13.39.

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

21. 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


23. 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 or Barnes and Noble for $15.95, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

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

24. 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

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

Get a 33x'25" roll from Wayfair for $27.99.

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

26. 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) or a similar one from Jet for $14.99.


27. 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 $14.87, Barnes and Noble for $15.61, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

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

28. 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 $11.95.

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

30. A mug printed with classic first sentences so you can start your day like the opening of a novel — let that drama unfold.

Get it from Amazon (also available in nine other mug designs, including author-specific ones like Austen and Vonnegut, plus banned books, and closing lines of novels) or Jet for $15.95.

Promising review: "I got this mug as a Christmas present from my wife. There are so many reasons I love this mug. For starters, it is big! It holds a good amount of coffee in the morning or tea later in the day. Second, it is very well made. The cup is solid. I wouldn't say that it is heavy, but there is substance to it. Third, the first line quotations are great. The patterning and color variations are very pleasing, and I can't help but read a few every time I use the cup. Some lines are from books that I have read many times and love while others are from stories that I have never read but have become more interested in. As a former English major and lover of literature (as well as warm beverages), I highly recommend this cup!" —Joshua


31. 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!