The Bookish Gifts We Want

The Bookish Gifts We Want

‘Tis the season of giving, and by giving we mean gifts that we would like so please give them to us. We’re pretty covered on the books front, and book-inspired items are the next best thing. All we’ve got to say is HINT, HINT WORLD.

Bookshelves Wrapping Paper

Well, maybe we don’t want this so much as we want you to wrap all of our presents in it.

Toni Morrison Prayer Candle

Sometimes writer’s block strikes, and the only solution is addressing our patron saint. You’ll have to pay an extra dollar for the candle with the prayer on it, but can you really put a price on our happiness? You can, the candle costs $10.00.

iPhone Book Cover

Ebook covers are hard to show off. This makes it easier.

Tyrion Lannister Shirt

The awkwardness caused by wearing this shirt at a family party could rival that of a Lannister family reunion. A less controversial shirt could easily be found at Litographs. But, hey, what’s the fun in that?

The New Yorker Covers Calendar

For the New Yorker superfan (ahem, Elizabeth) who already has the shower curtain, look no further than this snazzy calendar full of New Yorker charm.

Personalized Book Stamp

Book stealers. We all know one. This adorable but firm personalized stamp reminds readers that the book does not belong to them.

Punk Author Coasters

We can fight the man and protect our table from rings. Elizabeth call dibs on the Emily Dickinson one.

Recommended Drinking Flask

Getting in the holiday spirit is easy with a flask filled with spirits (get it?! We’re hilarious, we know). This gift is made even better when paired with the literary classic Tequila Mockingbird. Hint hint.

Wine Rack Bookends

Who likes a little Merlot with their Morrison? Some Riesling with their Rowling? Some Pinot with their Plath? We do. We like all of those things. This gift is perfect.

Famous Novels First Lines Diagramed

All we want for Christmas is you, you adorable sentence diagram poster. Don’t think too hard about it if we start yelling “SUBJECT” and “PREDICATE” at you mid-sentence.

Ampersand Cookie Cutter

Sure, it’s a lot of money for a cookie cutter. Sure, Kelly will likely use it once and then lose it. The point is, if you can’t get her the Lampersand, this is the next best thing.

Literary Luminarias

Warning: Kelly will definitely attempt to sing Tangled’s “I See the Light” if you get her these—buy at your own risk.

Dave Eggers Shower Curtain

(Though Elizabeth will need to rotate out her New Yorker shower curtain…)

Storybook Rug

The price may be steep, but imagine how bookish we’ll feel curled up on this plush storybook rug.

Circulation Chest

Why are you laughing? We’re not joking, we totally think this is a completely reasonably priced item to ask for.

Kelly Gallucci
Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of, 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.


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