20 Bookish Mugs to Brighten Your Morning

20 Bookish Mugs to Brighten Your Morning


I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination. But there are a few tricks that help me deal with the too-bright sunshine and overly perky commuters: a good book, an everything bagel, and a warm cup of tea in an book-themed adorable mug. If you too find yourself feeling grumpy in the mornings, here are some literary mugs that might help brighten the start of your day.

Okay, so you can’t party like you did in college anymore. For the days when your breakfast is two Advil, here’s a reminder of one guy you can stay out with until dawn, hangover free.
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If there’s anything better than a mug from your favorite bookstore, it’s a feminist mug from your favorite bookstore. Remind the world that you’re a force to be reckoned with, no matter what hour of the day.
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For people who can’t communicate until they’ve had their coffee, this mug should get the message across.
Screen_Shot_2015-09-29_at_5.38.42_PM_1024x1024 The New York Public Library

How can you not be zen looking at this bespectacled cat and owner who find themselves blissfully surrounded by books?
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Courage is indeed what it takes to walk out the door and face the world some mornings. Let Aslan’s comforting words give you strength.
il_570xN.816691370_9y2q Etsy: NoabellaCreates

As your alarm rings, you’re borne back ceaselessly into the waking world. This mug will remind you that there is a green light at the end of the tunnel (AKA: At the end of the day, you can return to bed).
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Mornings are decidedly not okay. But this John Green mug might help make things a little bit better.
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Remind the world that you woke up like this with a mug that declares two of your best qualities.
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These matching mugs are perfect for geeky couples, or for single readers who know that they’re both a catch and a keeper.
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Waking up would be worth it if you could roll over and see Fitzwilliam Darcy. But if you don’t happen to be Keeley Hawes (wife of Matthew Macfadyen), this mug is the closest you may get.
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They tried to make me go to rehab, but I won’t go, go, go. Still, I will acknowledge I have a problem by drinking out of this mug.
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If your version of happily ever after involves sleeping until noon, you’ll love this fairy tale-inspired mug.
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Heat activated mugs add a bit of magic to mornings. This banned books one is particularly clever.
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Have your own mad tea party every day of the week with this Alice in Wonderland-inspired mug.
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Puns, cats, and coffee—what more could you ask for?
9111238151.1.zoom The Strand

If you too shirk the sunlight, this is the perfect mug for you.

This mug and teabag holder are ideal for lazy weekend mornings when you’re curled up with one of your favorite books.
il_570xN.920960272_al42 Etsy: PenEndeavors

May this mug inspire you to be as imaginative as Alice in the mornings.
il_570xN.854952798_szhi Etsy: Exaltation

If you prioritize bookshelves over all other furniture, this mug is for you.
beecher-mug The New York Public Library

Let this mug serve as a gentle reminder to book borrowers: Return books in their original condition or risk the wrath of the bookworm.
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Kelly Gallucci
Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of Bookish.com, where she oversees Bookish's editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors like Leigh Bardugo, V.E. Schwab, and Sabaa Tahir. She's just coming off of moderating an author panel at New York Comic Con. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and binging Netflix with her pitbull. She is a Gryffindor.