We're *Literary* Obsessed With These 26 Gifts for Book Lovers

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For the well-read friend who's never short on book recommendations or found without a paperback in hand, we found 26 gifts for book lovers to give for any occasion.

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Kindle Paperwhite E-reader

The voracious reader on vacation may not want to lug around a hardcover tome, but luckily Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader lets them take their entire library to go! This top-rated model weighs less than an iPhone 8 Plus, and strikes a great balance between pricing and available features. The screen is sharp, the text is crisp, and page-turning functionality from tapping either side of the screen is intuitive and responsive. Plus, it's backlit by four LEDs, so you can adjust your lighting to save battery power, wherever you are!

More: Our Ultimate Guide to the Best E-Readers

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Love My Tapes Books Washi Tape

Gift them the pocket-sized library they've always wanted. This roll of book-patterned washi tape displays a seemingly never-ending stack of books, which they'll want to use to accent and accessorize every corner of their life.

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Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

The greatest gift for the book lover that you can give is quality time for them to relax with their favorite activity. This bamboo-wood tub caddy is equipped with lots of little slots and trays that are meant to strategically hold their tablet, phone, book or magazine, along with any other relaxation essentials they could possibly want at their fingertips.

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Mark-My-Time Purple Digital Bookmark and Reading Timer

For the busy bookworm who wants to re-prioritize their reading time, this digital bookmark can help keep them accountable. Though largely used as a device to help kids keep track of their required reading, grown-up users also love the easy interface, distraction-free convenience, and fun colors.

More: Our Favorite Books You Must Add to Your Reading List

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Book Darts Line Markers (50-Count)

Book Darts are a bibliophile's best friend, and they're perfect for the reader who has to know not only what page they left off on, but also the exact line. These mini-clips are shaped like the tip of a fountain pen, and help them point out choice lines or quotes, so they don't have to underline their books! The retro-chic tin includes a set of 50 darts, so these are also great for students — or those who read many, many books at once.

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White Mountain Puzzles Readers Paradise 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

The bibliophiles among us would happily spend countless hours wandering around an abundantly stocked bookstore. Let them live out this literary dream through piecing together this intricately illustrated, 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

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A Literary Tea Party: Blends and Treats for Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy, Jo, and Book Lovers Everywhere

How sweet is this? For the book lover with a sweet tooth, this literary cookbook will have them whipping up tea-party treats inspired by their favorite classic reads.

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Out of Print Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Socks



We all have that one friend with the zany sock collection. This pair makes an excellent addition, patterned with the iconic "cosmic cutie" from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book cover and emblazoned with the book's sage advice, "Don't Panic" in all caps on the soles.

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Kikkerland La Savoie Large Book Box



Instead of carving out the precious pages in a book to hide your contraband, just stick this book-shaped box on your shelf and no one will be the wiser! We love this clever gift's vintage-inspired cover design and trompe l'oeil "pages" patterning the sides.

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Out of Print Goodnight Moon Baby Romper



If you have an expecting or new parent in your life, gift them this sweet cotton onesie adorned with the Goodnight Moon cover art for their little bookworm. We have a feeling baby's first bookshelf is already fully stacked.

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Look Human Lit-erary Mug



Weekend all booked up? We know the feeling. Gift this mug to the friend whose entire life is lit.

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Obvious State "I Kant Even" Literary Tote
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Obvious State "I Kant Even" Literary Tote



We can't even wrap our heads around this dense block of text from Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, though the tote it's printed on would be a lovely gift for your most philosophically inclined friend.

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UncommonGoods Classic Literature Brainteasers
UncommonGoods Classic Literature Brainteasers



For young readers who don't find fidget spinners particularly stimulating, these literary-inspired puzzles are the next best thing to a book in terms of keeping hands and minds occupied. Available in four classic works (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Treasure Island, and Peter Pan), each set includes five analog brainteasers that recall a theme or riddle from the book that they're based on.

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Pop Chart Lab Magical Objects of the Wizarding World Poster



This Pottermore-authorized infographic poster neatly organizes all of the sundry objects from the Wizarding World by type, from Hogwarts' holiday decorations to Portkeys (and even breaking down the different wand varieties). Perfect for the Harry-Potter-possessed, get this heavy-duty stock print either on its own or neatly packaged inside of a frame.

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Homesick Candles Books Candle



This pick from Homesick Candles should be the new signature scent of book lovers everywhere — it's a seductive blend of leathery and woodsy notes, with a subtle vanilla base. Even without being lit, it somehow smells like candles burning in a dark and sophisticated mansion study.

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CouldYouPlease Shakespeare Pencils (Set of Two)



A clever gift for teachers, English majors, or for anyone with an appreciation for the Bard, we love this witty set of pencils, which reference Hamlet's famous, closely studied soliloquy.

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Silver Lining Stamping Fell Asleep Here Vintage Spoon Bookmark



A fun gift for the friend who can be lulled to sleep by any page-turner, no matter how scary or scandalous. This clever bookmark is made from a flattened spoon, and it clips onto the page without leaving indentations in the book!

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Jane Mount 1984 Book Pin



For your compatriot in the #resistance, gift them this gold-plated enamel 1984 book pin. It's small but plenty spooky, detailed with Big Brother's all-seeing eye.

More: 14 Dystopian Novels To Curl Up With at The End Of Days

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Commodity Book Travel Spray



If you're going to gift scent, make it a travel size — and if you're giving it to a book-lover, make it this one. Commodity's "Book" cologne is a unisex fragrance that has the refreshing snappiness akin to a "new book" smell. The cucumber top note makes for a wearable, clean scent, with the vetiver and sandalwood providing underlying sexiness.

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Izola To Be Continued Brass Bookmark



This brass bookmark, engraved with the words "To Be Continued," turns every page into a potential cliffhanger. It's great for the lit-lover acquaintance whose particular tastes are unfamiliar to you.

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UncommonGoods Eye Glasses Holder



Help the bookworm in your life take good care of their trusty specs — this sheesham-wood eye glasses holder provides a dashing place for them to be perched on their desktop or nightstand.

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Packagery Custom Library Stamp



The person who takes pride in their paperbacks should be able to put their own personal stamp on them — literally. This customizable rubber stamp is a more minimalist version of the "ex libris" bookplates of yore, and it reminds anyone borrowing from their library who they should return it to.

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UncommonGoods Literary Glass



Literature and libations go down so smoothly together, don't they? This rocks glass is scripted with the title and opening paragraph of the first Sherlock Holmes short story, A Scandal in Bohemia, but it's also available in classic works by Victor Hugo, Shakespeare, and Jane Austen.

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BYREDO Bibliothèque Candle



This luxe candle evokes the distinguished atmosphere of a historic library long after closing time. The smell of old-book musk is reimagined as a lightly floral scent with warm leather and patchouli undertones.

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UncommonGoods Literary Scarf



This silk-screened cotton scarf, printed with evocative excerpts from either Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, or Alice in Wonderland, is a wonderful way to keep them cozied up (and accessorized) with a good read at all times.

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UncommonGoods Novel Teas



Reading and sipping tea are the perfect in-tandem activities, so gift a little something that pairs the two brilliantly. This pack contains 25 tea bags, each with a quote from a literary great on the tag to deepen the steeping experience.

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