Holiday Gift Guide for Librarians and Book Lovers
December 4, 2015 - garden totes
The holidays and winter deteriorate are on us, and while we might be prone to twist adult and review a book, it’s time to find out unique gifts for family and friends. Whether you’re selling for your librarian friend, literary relative, or yourself, here are some fun, noted book-themed gifts that uncover we care.
Readers can move their favorite books to life with Etsy artist Callie Meaney’s literary candles. Whether it be a smell of a sea zephyr during Jay Gatsby’s shoreline, a creatively laundered hosiery of Dobby a House Elf, or a blue debonair from a Narnia forest, From a Page soy candles move a sniff of the memorable scenes of dear books.
Sipping morning coffee or tea from these famous author mugs gives new definition to early literacy. Featuring writers like Mark Twain, Jane Austen, and Kurt Vonnegut, the PBS literary mugs embody correct words, such as Austen’s quote, “One can't have too vast a party.”
Canvas book bags turn arm candy with art from dear books, such as Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar. Other bags from online tradesman Out of Print underline The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on a Mountain, and a Banned Books list. These totes are not only eco-friendly and stylish—Out Of Print also sends a book to a village in need when we buy a bag.
Kindle users who miss a feel of a stout hardcover book will like this leather cover case. The classical Mosiso Kindle Paperwhite box is done with bicast leather and has a protecting soothing interior. It comes in blue, brown, red, and gray, and it fits a first, second, and third era of a Kindle Paperwhite.
Next time you’re reading a retaining novel or study an critical thoroughfare for a test, keep lane of where we left off with MoMA Store’s Fingerprint Bookmark Band. The bookmarks are done of rubber and are accessible in orange, gray/blue, and immature (selected during pointless when we order).
6. Eyeglasses Holder ($18)
Stylishly roost your reading glasses on this humorous shisham timber eyeglasses hilt (shown above). The particular object is handmade by a nonprofit HSSS, that helps impecunious artisans in India. HSSS has also combined animal-themed eyeglasses holders, including an owl ($24), a peacock ($28), and a pig ($36).
Keeping your books orderly and aligned doesn’t have to be a dusty, vapid affair. ThinkGeek’s bookends have an extraneous aspect that matches many bricks—such as LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K’NEX Bricks—letting we erect masterpieces that are only as engaging as a books they’re gripping upright.
Even if your books are a tad overdue, your conform clarity can still be adult to date with these library card–themed socks. Featuring a nostalgic due-date label template and accessible in yellow, gray, and blue, these Out of Print socks will keep book lovers warm via a winter.
Readers can demonstrate their literary friendship with this chic, dainty ModCloth dress featuring stacks on stacks of books. The string dress includes a removable red belt; plus, it has side pockets, creation it unsentimental as good as fashionable. The versatile dress looks good with a cardigan, long-sleeve shirt underneath, with tights, or on a own.
Torn between shopping your crony a book-inspired present or an actual book this arriving holiday? Just combine a two. Litographs T-shirts underline designs done totally of a book’s content in a pointillist style. Check out a pattern of Nancy Drew with a magnifying potion regulating a content from Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew: The Secret of a Old Clock. The T-shirt designs underline American lit, mystery, Shakespeare, story collections, and more; they can also be printed as posters or receptacle bags.
Being a savvy librarian, we substantially have an considerable book collection of your own. Do we have friends who want to steal one of your classical novels though you’re fearful of never removing them returned? Have no fear—you can take a cataloging reins with a Check Me Out Library Kit. The pack comes with cataloging supplies, including 20 checkout cards and a stamp pad, so we can keep lane of your books in a fun, personal way.
The adult coloring book disturb is here to stay, and what improved time to burst on house than during a holidays? Unwind from work, or destress from a holidays, with Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford’s renouned 2013 Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book. Coloring in a pages’ perplexing floral designs will let readers relax, be creative, and get behind to their childhood chill.
Librarians are experts in anticipating peculiarity books to share to readers, though they certainly have their possess personal stories watchful to be shared, too. This My Life Story—So Far biography is divided into sections such as “Early Years,” “Family Roots,” and “Passions Pastimes,” and it provides prompts to write about, like “A childhood knowledge that stands out.” The discourse also includes a piece of 36 print corners to embody pictures.