The dictionary defines a bibliophile as “a person who loves or collects books, especially as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like.” True to form, a bibliophile is a person who just can’t get enough of books. Their appreciation for them extends beyond that of a classic “bookworm,” who loves books for their content or just loves to read. The classic bibliophile collects and treasures books, it’s a person who makes them an important part of their lives. This may sound all too familiar; you may consider yourself one or perhaps it just describes someone you know. Today, we take a look at 10 gifts that were made for that person. In fact, they’re sweet and clever gifts that the reader in all of us can enjoy.
1. Readers Nest Book Shelf
The Readers Nest Book Shelf is a simple and smart little shelf where you can place that last book you read upside down on top of the “roof.” You no longer have to “dog ear” your book! Place this bookshelf near your bed so that after you’ve finished reading at night, you can quickly and easily put your book somewhere. Next time, you’ll be able to find the page where you stopped reading in a flash!
Retail Price: $64.59
2. Hardback Book Lamp
This Hardback Book Lamp transforms a real, intriguing book called called “Secrets and Spies – Behind the Scenes Stories of World War II” into a unique lamp! By using antique reproduction light bulbs, it’s a classically designed home accessory that would fit in any room. The bulb and switch are actually attached to the book, so that you can switch on the light whenever you need it. What a creative way to pay homage to books!
Retail Price: $245.00
3. Out of Print T-Shirts
What better way to show your love for reading than by wearing classic book covers as t-shirts? Out of Print takes the world’s greatest stories and creates t-shirts out of them. They work closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in their cool collection. You can choose to wear these works of art from classic novels like The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, and Catch-22 either as a t-shirt or as an accessory, since the site also sells these designs on tote bags or phone cases.
Retail Price: $28.00
4. Wizard of Oz Inspired Bookmark
Next time you need to stop reading and hold the page, why not reach for this clever bookmark that’s sure to incite a laugh? The Wicked Witch Bookmark that’s Wizard of Oz-inspired is made with polymer clay and is completely handmade. With those familiar-looking legs sticking out of the book, it gives the illusion that the witch is stuck inside!
Retail Price: $29.00
5. Retro Modern Owl Bookends
Who doesn’t love the classic look of owls? These Retro Modern Owl Bookends are simple and chic. The all-white resin bookends promise to add a touch of whimsy to any bedroom, office or bookshelf. Perfect for owl lovers or just those who want to showcase their favorite books for all to see.
Retail Price: $39.99