Growing up, I was one of those kids that asked their mother to take them to the library instead of the park. To this day, I would sooner choose a trip to the bookstore over a movie, dinner out or a day of shopping. And just last Christmas my sister bestowed me with the most magical gift of all: an embossing set that reads “From the Library of Stephanie Todaro.” Needless to say, I am a book nerd.
While not everyone has such an deep love of books like myself, there are a lot of fun gadgets and products out there that make the obsession a lot more fun! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite booklover items this week, from apps to lamps.
Is there a bookish gadget out there that you love? Please share your favorites in the comments below so I can continue my sick obsession with all things books.
Google Play Books, Free
Works for both Android and iOS phones, this app offers more than 4 million books to choose from and many customizable reading options, including a night reading mode (which is my favorite).
Get your narrated books all in one location on your phone with this Audiobooks app. Listen to your favorite authors and celebrity narrators anywhere you are.
Take your love of reading social with this app. You can track your reading habits and those of your friends and also get access to more than 2.5 million books, publications and more.
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Stephanie Todaro has joined the Design*Sponge team to work on special projects and oversee our weekly Biz Ladies and City Guides columns. Although born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has been lucky enough to live all over the US, including DC and New York, and continues to travel the world with hopes to one day settle down somewhere in Europe. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from New York University in 2008 and now lives in LA where she works as the Director of Development for several celebrity websites and blogs about her adorable pup, Mr. Harvey. She has a slight (actually, major) obsession with all things stationery-related and likes to collect garden gnomes. To see more of Stephanie’s work, check out her blog HouseofHarvey.com.