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    31 Things For Anyone Who Loves To Read

    Staying at home means ~finally~ catching up on all those books you said you'd get around to reading.

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    1. A fun reading journal so you can always remember what you read and how you felt about it. You can even get creative with sections like ''Literary Places I'd Like to Visit" and "Books I'd Like with Me if I Were Stranded on a Desert Island."

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    This reading log holds up to 67 books! It is a hardcover with 216 pages but small enough to carry around with you in your bag.

    Promising review: "This journal is so great — not only does it help me to keep track of what I have already read, but it can also keep track of what you want to read, what you've loaned out, and there are lists of books to give you ideas of future books to read. When I go back and look over the entries I've made, 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. My tastes are constantly evolving so it can be interesting to go back and see what I was reading and why. As such, my journal is deeply personal to me and is so much more than just a list of what books I've read." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $11.03.

    2. A personal library kit that rekindles the magic of going to the library and the nostalgia of the old library card system. If you can't go to the library, bring the library to you! Use this to fulfill your childhood dreams of becoming a librarian and keep track of every book you lend out. Cue throwback!


    This kit includes 20 self-adhesive pockets, 20 checkout cards, a black inkpad, a date stamp, and one pencil.

    Promising review: "I keep all the books I read and at this point, I have way too many books. When I lend them out, I like people to sign their name and the date they read the book, only because I find it interesting if I have an old used book and see the same information in it. So I thought these were a cute throwback to the library system I grew up with and people could sign their names on the cards. Great quality — very sturdy, smooth cardstock-type paper." —Holly Tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.53.

    3. An incredibly funny book of cocktail recipes based on famous novels. With endless literary jokes, witty comments, and titles like The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose, you'll just be squealing with delight.


    This book features 65 drink recipes as well as bar bites, illustrations, and drinking games.

    Promising review: "This book is hilarious! I gave it as a birthday gift but I kind of want one for myself. Tons of cocktail/drink recipes based on books you know and love...or hate! LOL. Each one has a brief review of the book before listing the ingredients and directions for the drink. Very fun gift for anyone that loves books!" —Beckersly

    Get it from Amazon for $11.17.

    4. A pack of the cutest Harry Potter stickers you've ever seen. It's the golden trio as cats and I've never needed anything more.


    Get it from mochamochicake on Etsy for $5.

    5. A copy of Other-Wordly, a lovely illustrated book from which you can discover untranslatable words in different languages: words that are beautiful and strange with equally beautiful meanings. Sunlight that filters through the leaves? Piles of unread books on your table? There are words for those!


    Promising review: "If you love words as much as I do, you're really going to enjoy Other-Wordly. It is filled with words from not only English but other languages and cultures to expand your vocabulary and to make you realize that, yes, there is a word for that. Like 'komorebi,' the Japanese word for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees, or 'tartle,' a Scots word that means to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you've forgotten their name. My only greedy little complaint? It's too short! —Cathy

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79 (available in Kindle for $9.59).

    6. A delightful cookbook of recipes from your favorite books plus the passages they're featured in — if you've ever wanted to try a literary food, now's your chance. Ranging from carrot pudding (Charles Dickens) and Turkish delight (C.S. Lewis) to a yummy omelet (Louisa May Alcott), you'll be inspired to spend the day in the kitchen whippin' these up!


    Promising review: "This is a really awesome gift for any literary nerd who also loves to cook. The book has TONS of literary references dispersed throughout the book. I gave it to a friend as part of a moving/new home/kitchen gift. I think it brought tears to her eyes." —Margot

    Get it from Amazon for $13.74.

    7. An elegant customized bookplate and ink stamp so you can personalize all of your books and make your very own library.


    Get it from PaperPeachShop on Etsy for $16.19+.

    8. A tiny collectible storybook that retells your favorite beloved fairytale and features illustrations pulled straight from the films! You'll love seeing this in your book collection.


    Get them from Amazon: Beauty and the Beast for $6.69 and Cinderella for $7.89.

    9. An illustrated listography that acts as an autobiography for your literary life — it has over 70 list topics from standard things like books that made you cry to unconventional things like fictional crimes you've witnessed. It's super fun and guaranteed to keep you busy during the long days at home!


    Promising review: "If you're an avid reader, this is absolutely awesome! I can tell it might take a while for me to fill mine out, but looking through it I know I'm going to have fun. The lists make you think and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the artwork! This would be a great buy for a gift or just for yourself, but it's worth the money!" —Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $15.32.

    10. A coloring book perf for bibliophiles — it's a great way to pass the time!


    Promising review: "It arrived on time and in great condition. Illustrations are beautiful, we love books in this house. Pages are nice, bound well, quality paper. I’m sure my daughter will get plenty of use out of it." —Ruby

    Get it from Amazon for $5.

    11. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, a poignantly beautiful book that explores unlikely friendship and life’s universal lessons, and reminds you to be kind to yourself and have hope — especially during trying times. The story is handwritten and features over 100 sweet drawings!

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    Promising review: "An absolutely beautiful book that the world needs right now! The artistic style is simply elegant. And the story of the boy and his animal friends is charming and encouraging, especially to anyone struggling to find peace in the world. It’s is refreshing to have such a simple message about love and friendship. It is a treasure in my collection and I love reading it over and over while admiring all of the illustrations." —Dayna

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59 (available in Kindle version for $11.99).

    12. An adorable little book ladder that'll make a perfect decor piece for your desk or bookshelf.


    Get it from Amazon for $10.75.

    13. A pack of bookmarks featuring beautiful Chinese brush paintings — there's 30 in this pack so whether you lose one or whether you're reading five books at once, you'll never run out of bookmarks to use!


    Promising review: "I've got multiple books all over the house and at least a half a dozen tech books at work, all being read a bit here and there. Tired of using folded sticky notes for a bookmark. These are really nice heavy stock cardboard with an Asian motif. Nice having a box full of bookmarks at the ready. A good buy for this price if you go through books like I do." —Virginia

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    14. A literary insults chart that displays a collection of colorful insults from different authors in an interconnected map — they range from sassy to sophisticated to downright gasp-worthy, and will give you a great laugh every time you see it.

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    Promising review: "Perfect gift for our English major son. Everyone got a kick out of the poster!" —FlynnMom

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    15. A fun library card-themed tote bag you can keep all your books in.

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    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 30+ designs)

    16. A ceramic vase that'll be a companion for the one who's always reading or writing. It's made to look like a book (already so unique, guys) and it's perfect for showing off flowers, office supplies, anything!


    I have one of these and I keep it on my work desk with flowers and large leaves sticking out, and I love coming in and looking at it every day!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.42.

    17. A bookish enamel pin to decorate your jacket and showcase your bookish love to the world.

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    Get them from Etsy: the hedgehog and book pins from Goldsupply111 for $3.99 and the pink bookshop pin from fableandblack for $9.35.

    18. A lovely candle that smells of coffee, chocolate, pastries, and books to transport you to the smells and atmosphere of your favorite cafe or coffee shop — since we can't really go there ourselves right now, we can dream!

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    Burn these no longer than 2-3 hours at a time so your candle will last longer! The container is recyclable and reusable.

    Promising review: "Frostbeard candles are high quality. The candle names match the scents, and the scent combinations are unique. Reading At The Cafe says that it has Coffee and Chocolate Pastry as the scent. To me, it smells like slightly-burnt cocoa, espresso, and melted chocolate. Crazy combinations that work!" —Tabber

    Get it from Amazon for $26.

    19. A bookish pair of socks to snuggle your feet when you're all cozied up by the fire with your favorite book and a cup of tea *sighs dreamily*

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    Get them from Amazon for $9.43+ (available in 20+ designs)

    20. An amazing card catalog notecard set from the Library of Congress! The notecards are replicas of the original cards used in the Library of Congress to keep track of literary classics — and it comes in a card catalog box!


    Note that this is not a wooden card catalog box: the box is sturdy laminated cardboard. Reviewers say the box is strong and looks like real oak from afar. Plus, the drawers open! Each notecard is the size of actual catalog cards and has realistic handwritten notations and scribbles on them for classics like Wuthering Heights (because catalog cards used to be handwritten!).

    The set comes with 30 blue envelopes that are reminiscent of checkout sleeves in the back of library books, and 5 tabbed alphabetical dividers. It's a great way to remember the old card catalog system!

    Promising review: "I think the cards and envelopes are delightful! They are small but they are precisely the size of a catalog card. And definitely enough room to write more than on a picture postcard. I ordered several sets — some to use as notecards and a full set to keep for myself. The boxes are lovely. Sturdy cardboard covered in nicely printed faux wood. They definitely look like card catalog drawers. Same height and width as a card catalog drawer. I plan to use mine as special little file boxes."—Raucous Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $17.38.

    21. Novel-themed black teas tagged with classic literary quotes to boost your reading experience by a thousand.


    The novel teas come with 25 quoted teabags. Reviewers note that the tea tastes great!

    Promising review: "Super cute for your literary friend. I just fell in love when I saw this. 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 quotes on them individually as well. Worth every penny. And the tea is just delicious." —Nora

    Get the novel teas from Amazon for $13.50.

    22. A monthly YA book subscription box that throws in self-care goodies so your stress levels from staying in all the time will go down. More into classics? There's a box that combines classics with coffee or tea. And even one for horror fans so you'll always have a book you're sure to enjoy!


    The YA box and classics box add in themed items like mugs, snacks, face masks, bath bombs, and more!

    Get them from Cratejoy: YA box for $33.25/mo, the classics box for $39.89/mo, and the horror box for $16/mo.

    23. A book locket that'll actually hold a personalized secret message inside when you open it...just like in the those romantic movies (that are usually based on romantic novels)!


    The locket is made of solid brass and has a working hinge and clasp that you open to reveal the message. It also fits two tiny photos inside!

    Promising review: "A beautifully crafted locket necklace that I got to personalize with my friend's favorite book quote. A great gift for a great friend!" —Megan

    Get it from SilkPurseSowsEar on Etsy for $28 (available in 5 necklace lengths).

    24. A set of ornate bookplates so you can label your books and (gracefully) let everyone know who owns them. Each bookplate features a literary quote and a pretty illustration!


    The set comes with 55 bookplates!

    Promising review: "The packaging is so cute! 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. The designs are neutral and are not overtly masculine or too feminine. I love them and will be ordering more in the future. Also, great quantity for an awesome price."—girlreader

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

    25. A small and flexible reading light that lessens the strain on your eyes so you can pull all-nighters reading your favorite books in complete darkness without disturbing anyone. And without going blind.


    This book light comes with two lithium coin cell batteries. The neck is flexible and can be moved in different directions. The light can fasten onto books, Kindles, and E-readers with an attachable clip, and is portable, foldable, and lightweight.

    Promising review: "I love my book light. It is even prettier than it appears in the picture and is very well made. Not cheap at all. I was looking for a small light I could easily carry in my purse since I travel a lot. This one fit the bill. The small ball for the light might give the impression it isn't very powerful, however, it is one of the best light sources to cover my entire page and then some. The price can't be beat either. I am very happy with my light and would recommend it." —StarlinEyes6

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 designs).

    26. A wooden page-holder to make the life of a bookworm easier all around. With this, you can hold those don't-want-to-stay-open books open with just one hand, leaving the other free to indulge in your coffee addiction. Hey, we're not judging.


    This page-holder is made with natural walnut. It's lightweight, small enough to be portable, and holds both thick and thin books open! There are two sizes to suit thick and thin fingers.

    Promising review: "Great quality. I'd used some of the plastic ones before but I wanted to try the wooden one out. My thumbs are on the thicker side, but the large one I got still has some room. Overall, very comfortable to hold and makes reading with one hand much more convenient. I'd recommend it to any avid reader." —Margvela

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    27. A gorgeous weathered bundle of books that — wait for it — is *not* real; it's decor! How sophisticated would this look as a centerpiece? I'll tell you: a lot.


    Each book set is handcrafted so that no two bundles are the same! The books are coverless and wrapped with old twine, and each stack is topped with a literary title for authenticity.

    Get it from acozycompany on Etsy for $22.

    28. A pair of distressed-style trendy quotation earrings for the minimalist reader or writer (or both). They're cute, eye-catching, and simple enough for everyday wear.


    Promising review: "I'm a writer and editor, so I love wearing these, especially when I have meetings to remind people who the boss is! They're a good size — large enough to be seen and for people to know what they are, not large enough to be weird and garish. I also like that they are open and closed quotes, so you have to pay attention to which ear you're putting them in and your head acts as the quotation." —Du

    Get them from ModCloth for $12.

    29. A stunning lithograph poster that weaves the entire text of a novel into the artwork. From afar, you'll see an illustration of a scene from the novel — go closer and you can read the entire book! Your bookworm friends will be oh so jealous.


    These posters are printed on vinyl-infused paper and are tear-resistant, water-resistant, and long-lasting. The print includes a white border and a die-cut mat that displays the book title and author. They come ready to frame!

    Get this Jane Eyre one from Litographs for $24 (available in over 200 book titles, 19 genres, 3 sizes, and 6 colors).

    30. A scratch-off bucket list poster of 100 books to read — it'll be a blast getting through each title and scratching off the panel to reveal the image underneath. If you don't like classics, there's a children's books version too!


    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 Years resolution! —Alexander

    Get them from Amazon: the classics poster for $15 and the children's books poster for $13.51

    31. A miniature book necklace that can be customized to your favorite book cover so you'll never be without it.


    Get it from FromNewLeaf on Etsy for $15.58+.

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