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    32 Useful Things For People Who Read A Whole Lot Of Books

    Treat yo' self, bibliophiles.

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    1. "Shhh! I'm reading" socks so everyone will know EXACTLY what the deal is when you snuggle up with your favorite book.

    Promising review: "These appeared exactly as advertised and arrived as stated. I love to wear them as they are comfortable and allow me to read in silence. Haha. When my husband tries to interrupt my reading, I hold up my 'Shhh!' foot and he knows to leave me be. Love them! LOL." —Dee Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    2. A Book Lover's Journal because real readers don't just read books. We really let 'em marinate and this thing is like a diary for your reading life. The journal has space to jot down books you want to read next, notes on the book you're reading now, a list of books you've borrowed and need to return, your book club info, and even a good recs for authors you should check out. You're about to have the most organized reading life ever and this'll be a great journal to return to whenever you want to reflect on some of your favorite titles.

    The journal has an elastic band closure, a sturdy hardcover binding, and 261 pages.

    Promising review: "I do a lot of reading and it becomes cumbersome sometimes to keep the books straight. This helps me with that. When I'm talking with someone about a book I really liked, but I can't quite bring up the title, I can consult my notes and find out what I need to know. There are separate sections in this journal. It has a two-page spread for each book you read where you can put pertinent details including the author, number of pages, publisher, where you got the book on one side, and your notes and 'review' on the other side. A table of contents can show the books listed in that section so you don't buy them again, something I have done more times than I care to mention. Another section is just to list the various books you've heard about and want to get later. You can mark them out as you get them. The journal is small enough that you can easily put it in your purse to carry with you. I really like this little book for organizing my reading life!" —Linda Keenan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.01.

    3. An eight-shelf bookcase to present all your beloved books in total style. It'll hold a lot without taking up too much space.


    The bookshelf comes with an anti-toppling device that'll adhere it to the wall for added stability. Per the reviews, this shelf will be pretty wobbly without it, so you'll probably want to use that!

    Promising review: "This is worth every penny. This is real wood and not that particleboard stuff all self-assembly furniture seems to be made of these days. It's super unique and holds quite a few books. Buy this!" —Jennifer Karlen

    Get it from Amazon for $71.99+ (available in walnut and rustic brown).

    4. Paper Mate Felt Tip Pens to make all the notes you take on your books look extra bright and pretty., Amazon

    Promising review: "These have to be my absolute favorite pens! I use them for almost everything from notes at school to the forms I have to sign. The pens come in a variety of colors which really allow me to color code and organize my notes and events on my calendar and in my planner. These pens have a felt tip so they allow me to write nice and smoothly... I feel they make my handwriting look a little neater and more professional. I also like the fact that these pens write darker but do not bleed through as badly as other felt-tipped pens I have used in the past. Additionally, these pens have a great life span... I have been using them since January and they are still writing like they are brand new pens right out of the package." —Jordan Lauren

    Get them from Amazon for $11.94.

    5. A book weight that'll hold you down (and the book, more literally) when you want to do some hands-free reading but need your book to stay in place while you're engaged in your story. The weight is waterproof and washable, and you can use it for magazines, paperbacks, and hardback books.

    Promising review: "This is an awesome little gadget! You simply lay it across the pages of your book and the book will no longer close on you. It's great for cookbooks especially because most of them never stay open and this keeps the pages flat for easy reading. It's also awesome for reading outside on a windy day or when laying on your stomach while reading. The book weight is rubber and flexible but kind of thick where the weights are. I don't think I would ever use it as a bookmark but I'm so excited to use it all the time as a book weight!" —Marissa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in five styles).

    6. A mermaid bookmark so you can always dive right back into a story in the exact place that you left off.


    Promising review: "My friend had a dangly bookmark and I really liked the idea of it so I searched them on Amazon and I found this mermaid one. I am OBSESSED with mermaids so of course, I ordered one in record time! It's so beautiful and I use it all of the time. It's one of my top favorite purchases from Amazon to date." —Jaelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    7. A bookstand that'll hold your book up for you and sit sturdily on any desk or table you set it on. Since you won't have to hunch over a book and look down at it, this stand will come in handy if you're like me and want to protect your neck and improve your posture while reading.

    Promising review: "I love this! I got it for school because I get a lot of neck pain while reading my books. I use it to hold my iPad, books, and even my huge science textbook. It is very sturdy and so easy to adjust. It holds my huge textbook without falling over!" —DKS

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in two styles and two colors).

    8. Sticky notes to help you mark your page if you don't trust yourself to keep up with a cutesy bookmark., Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased these for my day planner but use them for so many other things. These stick well and are in six bright colors. They come in a little book-like case that helps keep them clean and protected when not in use. They are easy to peel and stick and then remove again as necessary. They do not damage books or papers at all. The stickies are big enough to put some distinct notes on without being so large that they take the entire page or do not work on smaller pages. I use these for my day planner, noting recipes in cookbooks, taking notes in various craft books, and taking notes on important documents so I remember what I need to do with them later. I will be buying these again when I run out." —Sarah Lee

    Get them from Amazon for $5.51+ (available in 10 quantities).

    9. A waterproof Kindle because at some point you'll have to accept that there's way more space in your heart for new books than you have in your home. The device has a 300 PPI glare-free display so your eyes will be safe, 8 gigs of storage, and an ability to be Bluetooth paired with the Audible app. Also, you'll be happy to know that a single battery charge can last for WEEKS. Go ahead and let your friends know they can find you in your reading corner if you happen to go missing for longer than usual after having this gadget.

    Promising review: "I love books but I lack the space to store them. This was made painfully clear to me the last time I moved and had to donate eight bags of books, which was hard, because books are kind of a personal thing... I love the matte screen. There's not a lot of glare unless it's facing a light source directly and when you're reading it feels like looking at the page of an actual book... The battery life on this thing is also a big plus. It can sit on my bed for days, weeks even, and has never powered down for lack of juice. It also doesn't take long to charge.... I like that I can switch between titles through the library depending on my mood. I can also add books to my wishlist if I'm not ready to purchase them at that moment. You can search any author/title/genre and, I have to say, I've been happy with the suggestions that Amazon makes within their 'ad' component. It doesn't feel like an ad and I've found some great reading there. They also give you the option to read some titles for free with Amazon Prime. In all, this has been the perfect solution for someone who loves books but who cannot store them due to space limitations. I wish I could have the Hogwarts library, but reality dictates another solution." —Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in two colors and two storage options).

    10. An e-reader cover to give your e-reader the feel of a hardcover book!


    Promising review: "This may be one of my favorite Amazon purchases. It's excellent quality and a sturdy cover for my Kindle Paperwhite. The cover looks and feels like a hardback book but it's very lightweight. It arrived quickly and in good shape. It took some minor wrestling to get the Kindle into the enclosure for it but I appreciate that it fits in there so snuggly. I really like that the cover was handmade; it came with a signed enclosure card." —Kathy Tosh

    Get it from Amazon for $29.45 (available in five styles).

    11. A mug that'll validate your need to buy more books no matter how little shelf space you've got waiting at the crib. There's no such thing as too many books. Period. End of story. Literally. Ha!


    The mug was made in the USA and it's dishwasher- and microwave-safe. It was also designed with eco-friendly and lead-free inks.

    Promising review: "I love my mug! It's gotta be the best mug in the world for a librarian, teacher, or bookaholic. It is a good size and one thing I appreciate is that the handle is easy to grasp. Also, it is a lightweight mug, which is important. Like most of us, I own several mugs but this one has become my favorite!" —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    12. A tiny library-inspired change purse that'll be perfect if you're a millennial dinosaur like me who ~actually~ remembers checking out physical books with these lil' cards in 'em. This thing won't take up much space in your pocket or bag but it'll take up a TON of space in your nostalgic heart because it's just way too friggin' cute.


    BY THE FREAKIN' WAY, one reviewer takes this pouch with her to book signings and has her fave authors sign and date each slot which is FREAKIN' genius. It'll turn your throwback change purse into a really beautiful keepsake. And in case you're not an avid reader but know someone who is, this will also make a gift for them that they'll always, always treasure. Take it from this bookworm.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in 30 book-inspired styles) AND, check out the entire literature-themed brand, Out of Print.

    13. A subscription to Book of the Month so you'll never really have to deal with the "Now what do I do?" feeling that comes with finishing a really great book. Like, it's great to finally reach the conclusion of the story but it still hurts your heart that the ride is over? Been there babe, but it's all over now because DING-DONG, that's your new set of reads waitin' on you at the door from this dope subscription service.

    Instagram / Book of the Month / Via

    Book of the Month will send you five new books every month. You get to keep and pay for your faves. If you've spent the summer doing everything but book surfing or simply want to split your time this fall between required and leisurely reading, then let the back-to-school season be your cue.

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

    14. A fake-out dictionary stowaway book to hide easily between the library books you own. Hide your kids. Hide your wife. Hide your money. Hide whatever you want between these "pages." You can snag one with a combination or key lock.


    Promising review: "This is a wonderful book safe. It is very realistic and looks like a dictionary. The spine also feels like a dictionary. Sitting on the shelf, you would have no idea that it’s a safe. I like that this is a key lock versus a combination lock. That’s just my preference. It comes with two keys, enough to spare. It’s a great size for storing medication, which makes it a dual purpose kid safety item. This thing is great!" —Megan B.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in three colors and two lock styles).

    15. A digital bookmark that'll double as a countdown timer so you can stick to your allotted reading time. The timer will also be super-duper helpful for the students who have required reading time for school every day. Oh yeah, BONUS, this bookmark will also track your cumulative reading time for up to 100 hours. And hey, when you hit 100, feel free to reward yourself with some chocolate, ice cream, a bag, a new book, etc... 😏


    Promising review: "Got it for my 7-year-old who asks 'have I read long enough?' every few minutes during his required 20-minute reading. He also had the idea to use it during teeth brushing so he wasn't left wondering how much longer. A great stocking stuffer gift. Works well and easy to use." —Old Lady going back to school

    Get it from Amazon for $8.96+ (available in six colors).

    16. Vase bookends that can also work as holders so you keep your books and other trinkets organized and have some fun decor! The handmade vases are made of concrete too, so despite the size, they'll work pretty hard to hold up your books with no problems.

    Etsy / EMSAYstudio

    You'll also be happy to know that one reviewer noted that the seller is super cool about adding subtle custom details to the bookends to help you make them your own.

    Promising review: "Love these bookends! They are multi-functional, well-made, beautiful, and just what I was looking for to organize my desk." —Desirée Richardson

    Get it from EMSAYstudio on Etsy for $29.92+ (available in 12 colors).

    17. Floating bookshelves to make those magical stories levitate the way they deserve. You'll save plenty of floor space by utilizing your walls. Plus, your books will double as decor. Two birds. One really awesome floating library wall!


    Of course, the shelves also come with mounting hardware to make getting them up a super easy process.

    Promising review: "These are absolutely fabulous. I used them to surround my desk to divide books by category to make it easy to reference. They work best to hang on studs for support. They can be arranged in any pattern. I'm exceptionally pleased with these." —Squirrelly

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    18. A book lamp that'll be the visual representation of how you actually light up when you crack up open a really good page-turner. It's made of real maple wood and recyclable tyvec paper so you'll have this keepsake for a long time. The lamp is also a USB-chargeable light and will provide six to eight hours of light.

    Get it from Amazon for $28+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A coffee and book set featuring the Brew: Better Coffee At Home book by Brian W. Jones so you can merge your two favorite pastimes. The book has deets on how to buy the best beans and brewing equipment, plus tips for how to transform into a coffee-brewing connoisseur.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $45.

    20. Book tape so you'll have your favorite titles FOREVA. Word to Andre 3000 and Cardi B.


    This book tape is great for anyone with a ton of books that have seen a lot of years OR for kids' books that have seen a lot of unintentional (ok, maybe partially intentional) destruction.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47+ (available in four quantities).

    21. An attachable book light so that even when the lights go out in your home for the night, you can still enjoy your book before bedtime without disturbing anyone else in the house. It'll also come in pretty clutch for evening car rides or on a plane.

    So many reviewers shared that this little gadget emits a nice amount of light for its small size. This book light is also made by Energizer so you can expect its batteries to keep ~going and going and going~ for a pretty long time. And even if the CR2032 batteries die, they can be replaced!

    Promising review: "This is a great little book light that is absolutely amazing. I'm not sure how long it'll last but on the back of the package, it says you can replace the batteries. This is my go-to anytime I'm on a road trip at night or don't want to use my main room light." —Keish

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79 and the replacement CR2032 batteries for $4.52 (available in a four-pack).

    22. A hands-free angled seat that'll prop up your book at the perfect reading angle ANNND that'll double as a travel pillow! Now, when you pop a squat to get your read on, your book can pop a squat right along with you.,

    Several reviewers noted that this was a good book-reading solution for their arthritis, which makes holding books up for a long time difficult.

    Promising review: "Whatever you're worrying about, forget it. I think I read every review on this item and thought, 'Well, I'll just TRY it. I can always return it...'

    No! This baby is stayin' with me! The fabric is a soft moleskin or faux suede. Yes, it holds up a Kindle. Yes, it holds up thick books too. I've used it on 700-page hardback books; it holds them just fine. You'll notice a plastic 'lip' at the front that can be adjusted to fit just about any width book (maybe not oversized huge textbooks or coffee table books but you get the idea) by pulling the toggle. By the way, you don't need to lift your book to turn a page. Just flip the plastic lip down and turn. Would I buy it again? Yes, I would and I HAVE. After using it for a couple of hours, I went back on Amazon and bought one for my daughter (who kept stealing mine) and my sister (who likes to read in bed)." —Hereswhatithink

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90 (available in seven colors).

    23. A scratch-off poster of 100 books so when you wrap up one, and you're itching to read another ASAP, your next read is just a scratch away!


    This poster is full of classics and more modern titles including titles like The Color Purple, A Game of Thrones, and The Chronicles of Narnia. It's great for introducing you to popular titles or helping you travel back through your collection if you already own the books.

    Promising review: "This is a great gift. I got this for my mom who is a bookworm. She has told all of her friends and already solicited to borrow the books she hasn’t read so she can scratch them off. A fun way to encourage the classics. Also great for a New Year's resolution!" —Alexander D. Campbell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. A Heroic Girls In Books poster that'll serve as a reading guide for anyone who wants more young adult books that focus on women and girls! This poster also has a diverse selection of female protagonists so you'll get stories about a variety of cultures.


    By the way, this poster was also made in the USA!

    Promising review: "The poster was made of surprisingly sturdy paper and the graphics quality was great as well. It will go great on the wall by my classroom library! I look forward to other creations by this seller!" —Craig O. Andrews

    Get it from Amazon for $31.24.

    25. A personal library kit if you're still a kind, brave soul who lets people "borrow" your babies. More power to you because I started sending out Amazon links instead 😂. Anywho, this'll help you keep track of the who, what, when, and where of your book-lending philanthropy. May the force be with you and your books be with you ~again~ in the future. The kit comes with 20 self-adhesive pockets, checkout cards, a date stamp and inkpad, and a pencil.


    One reviewer shared that they used the cards as place-setting cards for their book club Christmas dinner!

    Promising review: "Bought as a gift for my best friend who is an aspiring librarian. She's also incredibly generous people borrow her books then forget they came from her. Now she can mark her territory." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $13.09 and the card refills for $11.99.

    26. A tissue box shaped like a stack of books to match the many titles you have posted up in your house.


    Promising review: "My husband bought me this for my library. It is lovely. It has good weight yet is not heavy. It makes a great gift for those book lovers." —Avid Online Buyer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    27. A Books and Baths subscription box so you can get your self-care game way, way up. The box will feature a new title and all the goods you need to have the most relaxing bath time ever. You'll never know what title you're getting or exactly what the bathtime goods will be. Plus, each month will have a theme.


    The Books & Baths box features one book, one bookmark, one candle, and two to three additional book- or relaxation-related items.

    Promising review: "I loved this month’s box. It's curated beautifully. The book is to my taste and looks really good! The candle is a good size and has a nice fragrance. The soap in a jar, wow! Very nice! I’m sticking with this subscription box! Thank you!" —Lori L.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $26.33.

    28. Novel ~tea~ bags with classic literature quotes to help you sip and read to your heart's content. Isn't this super ~Lit~?!


    The pack is made with English Breakfast tea.

    Promising review: "I just fell in love when I saw this. What a great idea. I love finding unique gift items and surely this is one of them! My friend loves history and tea and I can't believe I found the perfect gift to represent them both. The design is perfect and just like described. And I love that they put a quote on each bag as well. To me, nothing is better than having little sayings on your tea bags. Great gift. Worth every penny. And the tea is just delicious." —Nora

    Get them from Amazon for $13.50 (comes with 25 tea bags in one pack).

    29. Paperback book covers because yeah, softer books are more lightweight but their paper covers are always more susceptible to tearing and catching stains. These covers will protect the book without adding much weight.

    SEWING the ABCs on Etsy

    Promising review: "This book cover was flawless and CUTE! I gave her my measurements to ensure fit and she sweetly and quickly crafted me a custom cover." —Amber Horn

    Get them from SEWING the ABCs on Etsy for $16 (available in nine styles).

    30. Clip-on reading lights for eyeglasses so no matter where you go or how dark it gets, you'll still get to the good part in your book with zero problems.


    Promising review: "My mother-in-law is so excited to get her reading lights. She is 90 years old and reads constantly. She says these are perfect for clipping on to her glasses and she can point them exactly where she needs them. They arrived as promised and the only critique she had was that they did not come with any instructions for replacing the battery. I told her that if they run out, then they are cheap enough to just replace them. However, the seller may want to put something in the package to let people know what to do." —GranJam

    Get them from Amazon for $9.49.

    31. A matching pajama and book set that'll make bedtime way more fun for your favorite young human.


    Get the one on the left, middle, and right from Nordstrom for $50 (available in sizes from 2T to 7) OR grab them from Amazon for $47.99+.

    32. A 24-karat gold-plated music book clip to keep your place while you play!


    Promising review: "The quality of this clip by FAR exceeded my expectations. It's like jewelry... for my piano! Besides being very beautiful (and shiny), it is solid and comfortable to use. I should mention that it arrived elegantly packaged in a gift box, and would make a great present... but I'm KEEPING this one!" —Cape Cod Kadi

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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