40 Gifts for Book Lovers (That Aren’t Books)

Bookworms, rejoice!

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the bibliophile in your life, the obvious answer is, of course, more books; however, that can be tricky if you don’t know what they’ve read, what they already have, or what they may be interested in.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble gift cards are an option as well, but if you want to get them something with a more personal touch, look no further than our gift guide for book nerds.

This carefully curated, hand-picked list features a wide variety of gift ideas, all of which any bookworm should be overjoyed to receive. Even if you’re on a budget, we’ve included a number of more affordable items that are still sure to delight.

Whether you’re shopping for your significant other, a family member, a friend with their nose always buried in a book, or just someone from your book club, you’ll definitely find the perfect gift from our list of awesome literary-themed items and reading accessories.

Of course, if you do decide to go with books, you can’t go wrong with our list of the best sci-fi books of all-time. But for something other than actual books, here are the best bookish gifts for book lovers:

1 Book Darts

These teeny bookmarks are among the only line-keeping markers that don’t mangle your pages. [Read More]

2 Knock Knock Personal Library Kit

There’s quite a lot in this little package. If you know someone who likes to lend their books out but also likes to get them back, this kit provides the perfect way to make it clear that books should be returned without having to pester them (hopefully). [Read More]

3 LEDITOP Wireless LED Folding Book Lamp

For a less conventional reading lamp, this folding LED book lamp opens up and provides soft light—and it just looks really cool.[Read More]

4 100 Books Bucket List Poster

For the reader who loves a good reading challenge, this poster features 100 classic books, ranging from Ulysses to Matilda. [Read More]

5 Harry Potter Marauder’s Map Throw Blanket

For the fan of Harry Potter who needs something to keep them warm, this throw blanket is perfect. [Read More]

6 Triangular Wedge Cushion

Any reader knows how difficult it can be to find a good reading position in bed. [Read More]

8 Bookshelf Light Bars

If you know a reader who loves to decorate their shelves and show off their collection of books, this set of four LED light bars is an easy way to make any library look classy, no matter what books you’re illuminating. [Read More]

9 PageGlow Book Light

For a reading light that doesn’t illuminate the whole room, the PageGlow is a great option.[Read More]

10 Pipe & Rustic Wood Bookends

You can call them “rustic modern” or “steampunk,” but either way, these simple bookends are stylish and fun on any bookshelf. [Read More]

11 From the Library of Book Embosser

If you’re one of those readers who enjoys scrawling your name in the cover of your books, you might appreciate this personalized book embosser or know another reader who will. [Read More]

12 LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall

For the Harry Potter fan who also loves LEGOs (which makes up most of humanity), this impressive 878-piece set brings a bit of the wizarding school to your home. [Read More]

13 Thumb Thing

If you know a reader who struggles to get the right reading position, this Thumb Thing could be the perfect solution. [Read More]

14 Floating Bookshelf

This simple bookshelf creates the illusion of a floating stack of books on your wall—a great idea for a reader with minimalist tastes. [Read More]

15 LuminoLite Bookmark

This might be the ultimate bookmark with its built-in LED and slim design. [Read More]

16 55 Antiquarian Bookplates

This set of bookplates is a great gift for any reader who likes to leave their mark on their books. [Read More]

17 Game of Thrones Collectible Wine Glass Set

This glassy set of two stemless wine glasses is a great gift for any Stark or Targaryen.[Read More]

18 Sprout Bookmarks

For a set of bookmarks that stand out, these Book Sprouts make a great stocking stuffer. [Read More]

19 Make America Read Again T-Shirt

Now this is a message we can get behind. The product description accurately states, “Reading increases empathy, chills you out, keeps your brain sharp, and can even help fight prejudice.” [Read More]

20 Audible Membership

For the commuter, compulsive runner, or that one friend who prefers audiobooks, an Audible membership offers access to thousands of books that you can download and take anywhere.[Read More]

21 Bookmark Pen

This three-in-one tool works as a bookmark and pen, and it holds 100 sticky flags in two colors. [Read More]

22 Scanabout Barcode Scanner

If you know anyone who loves cataloging and organizing their library, this compact barcode scanner can make the process a whole lot faster and more convenient. [Read More]

23 LANGRIA Bamboo Bathtub Caddy

This inexpensive bathtub reading caddy barely needs an explanation. [Read More]

24 PenPower Dictionary Pen

Nothing interrupts your reading quite like having to pull out your phone to look up a word. [Read More]

25 Krukrustudio Book Bags

Krukrustudio Book Bags

These gorgeous leather book-shaped bags are available in four different sizes (ranging from 9×6.7×1.9 inches to 14× inches), are fully lined and padded, and feature a magnetic snap closure, an adjustable shoulder strap that goes up to 50″, and two inner pockets. [Read More]

Price: $170

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26 Frostbeard Book Lovers’ Soy Candles

I think every reader knows the feeling of walking into a bookstore or library and wishing they could concentrate that smell into a candle.[Read More]

27 LumioLite Rechargeable LED Book Light

My reading time is probably split pretty evenly between e-books and hard copies; as such, this little device comes in pretty handy when I’m reading in bed and don’t want to disturb my other half.[Read More]

28 LINENSPA Shredded Foam Reading Pillow

Reading in bed usually requires either holding your neck at an awkward angle, or holding the book directly over your face until your arms get tired. [Read More]

29 Books > People T-shirt

Books > People T-shirt

If you’re tired of people interrupting you while you read, let the whole world know exactly how you feel with this adorable t-shirt. [Read More]

Price: $20

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30 Book and Glasses Holder Stand

Book and Glasses Holder Stand

This would make a perfect gift for those that require reading glasses, or really any glasses-wearer that likes to read at bedtime. [Read More]

Price: $45.00

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31 Books Are My Happy Place Throw Pillow

Books Are My Happy Place Throw Pillow

We’re big fans of Redbubble, as they feature a number of quality items (t-shirts, phone cases, home decor, bags, etc.) in a wide variety of designs from some amazing artists from all corners of the globe. [Read More]

Price: $20.00

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32 Kindle Unlimited Subscription

Kindle Unlimited Subscription

If the reader in your life is a fan of e-books, considering gifting them a Kindle Unlimited subscription; it’s basically the Netflix of books. [Read More]

Price: $9.99/month

33 The Book Lover’s Journal

Most avid readers love to keep track of the books they’ve read (or want to read), either for memory’s sake or to help them keep track of particular series/authors they like. [Read More]

34 Novel Teas

As most readers know, nothing pairs better with a book than a nice hot mug of tea (see below for mug). [Read More]

35 Bracket Bookends

Bracket Bookends

Bookworms can display their collection in style with these minimalist, contemporary bookends in the shape of brackets. [Read More]

Price: $59.00

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36 First Lines of Literature Mug

This beautiful coffee mug from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild (a misleading name, as they are neither unemployed nor philosophers) features 24 opening lines from some of the greatest works of literature in history, including Pride and PrejudiceAnna KareninaSlaughterhouse Five, and Beloved. [Read More]

37 Once Upon A Time Large Book Box

Once Upon A Time Large Book Box

Price: $14.99

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38 Book Rest Lamp

Book Rest Lamp

This uniquely-shaped light doubles as a bedside reading lamp and an attractive book rest. [Read More]

The frosted glass gives it a beautifully soft glow that is perfect for reading at night without disturbing your partner, and the LED bulb never gets hot so it’s perfectly safe to rest your book on. And when you rest your book on it, voilá, you’ve made a house. The lamp measures about 4.4″ wide x  5.8″ tall x  5.8 ” deep, so it will easily fit on any nightstand. The LED bulbs are not replaceable but promise 20,000 hours of use, which is well worth the $100 price of the lamp. It comes with a multi-region adaptor for UK, EU, US, and Australia, and can also be used with a suitable 5v USB power supply.

Price: $100

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39 storiarts Book Scarves

storiarts Book Scarves

These gorgeous infinity scarves are one of my personal favorite finds.[Read More]

Price: $48

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40 Vintage Library Wall Decals

Vintage Library Wall Decals

For those who have ever dreamed of owning their own personal library but just don’t have the money, they can at least achieve the look of it with these fabulous Vintage Library Wall Decals from Walplus. [Read More]

Price: $47.98

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