29 Gifts for the Bibliophile With an Ever-Growing Home Library

29 Gifts for the Bibliophile With an Ever-Growing Home Library

By Samantha Daly
If they can’t leave a used bookstore without copping at least three paperbacks at $1 apiece, we’ve got a gift they’re sure to love.

Whether you want to help wrangle their fiction collection with a set of bookends or enable their obsession with a fresh, leather-bound copy of the dictionary, these classic gifts will satisfy the library-card-toting, crossword puzzle-loving, inquisitive novel hoarders in your life.

Looking for something else? Check out the rest of our holiday gift guides here

Graphic Image Vachetta Leather-Bound Reference Books
Knowledge is power.  Remember the olden days, when, if you wanted to know the definition of a word or where Kalamazoo was, you’d look it up in a big, leather-bound tome? We’re going old-school and bringing back the reference book as statement piece.
Areaware Reference Bookend
A metal bookend for keeping the heaviest books in place. The Reference Bookend is designed to be sturdy when in use and uses a rubber grip to keep your collection upright. Available in four colors.
Kikkerland Design Rechargeable Clip Book Light
Brighten up your nighttime reading with this book light clip by Kikkerland Design. Recharges via USB and offers two brightness levels that will illuminate your reading material or journaling.
The Yellow Books by Vincent Van Gogh Art Print
The Yellow Books, 1887 (oil on canvas) by Gogh, Vincent van (1853-90) Photo Courtesy of Pixels...
Olli Ella Hanging Rattan Book Basket
A highly recommended bookkeeper.  Made with love (it’s fairtrade, too!), this basket will happily hold—and show off—dried flowers or herbs, magazines, newspapers, and oh, yes, books.
Eames Wire Base Low Table
The Eames Wire Base Low Table (1950) is remarkable for the elegance it achieves using simple, practical materials. Its scaled-down profile shows the influence of Japanese forms and households based on an aesthetic ideal of simplicity, serenity and restraint.
Kindle Paperwhite
Our thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet, with a sleek, modern design so you can read comfortably for hours. Features our signature 300 ppi, glare-free Paperwhite display, laser-quality text, and twice the storage of the previous generation. Plus a single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
Cofield Handturned Arched Black & Maple Book Ends
The end(s). Our love of books extends beyond cookbooks, and often beyond the confines of our bookshelves. That’s when bookends come in handy, and this pair of hand-turned, solid maple bookends in a subtle whitewash finish are just the thing to hold everything from poetry to prose in place.
Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
The ultimate gift for book lovers, this volume brims with literary treasures, all delightfully illustrated by beloved artist and founder of Ideal Bookshelf, Jane Mount.  Book lovers, rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to...
Karimoku New Standard Homerun Paperweight
This paperweight takes the form of a scaled-up inkpad stamp and matches the character of the Homerun chair series. The paperweight comes in four colours so you can easily mark the different paper piles on your desk.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II with Google Assistant
Eliminate noise and distraction with premium wireless headphones featuring a cushioned design and built-in Google Assistant for comfortable, hands-free use.
Book of the Month Gift Subscription
The gift they get to pick. The perfect present? Letting them choose their favorite books, every month.  Fun to give. Fun to get.  Gift members get their pick of each month’s best new books.
Sun at Six Rise Bookstand
A graduate of Duke University, Antares Yee is creative director of Sun at Six, a Brooklyn-based design studio interested in how spaces affect our everyday choices and interactions. For the Rise Bookstand (2017), Lee set out to create a piece to emphasize lower room perspectives.
For the Love of Books: Designing and Curating a Home Library
A celebration of the meaning and comfort printed books bring to our homes and lives, from the curation and design experts at Juniper Books. Explore the significance of the home library, embellished with alluring photography and illustrations, in a keepsake worthy of any bibliophile’s collection.
Byredo Bibliothéque Hand Cream
What it is: A hand cream that transports you to the comforting confines of a traditional library.  Fragrance story: Sheltered from the passage of time, libraries have the power to teleport us to a world in suspension.
Yamazaki Steel & Wood Wall-Mounted Shelf
Top-shelf looks. From our Japanese minimalist design friends, this tower-mounted shelf is ready to rescue your space from clutter. With easy-as-can-be assembly, it’ll look right at home in a bedroom, bathroom, or office tidying up your life with a few plants tucked here and there for good measure.
Bibliophile 2020 12-Month Planner
Filled with beloved book stacks, literary objects, and famous authors, this deluxe planner features a handy side pocket and ribbon page marker, as well as notable dates in literary history. Perfect for any booklover or book club pal.
WMS & Co. Folded Angle Metal Bookmark
Save your place.  Sure, there’s something charming about a dog-eared book, all obviously read and loved. But sometimes we don’t want to dog-ear; we want to protect our books, whether they’re classics or cookbooks or both.
Dwell Magazine Subscription
Love Dwell? This is your chance to save big off the cover price. A one-year subscription provides thousands of design ideas and priceless resources for creating the home of your dreams.
Sir Madam Cotswold Linen Tote
For books and beets and everything in between.  Our friends at Sir Madam took this little tote on the ultimate travel test during a trip to the English countryside through markets and villages galore, and, in their words “it did us proud.” The market bag of your dreams, it has a bucket shape...
Tapio Anttila Mixrack
Tapio Anttila is a Finnish freelance designer and architect. After years as an in-house designer, Anttila established his own business, Tapio Anttila Design, in 2005. He focuses on producing practical pieces for the home and public spaces.
Maison Margiela Replica Whispers in the Library Eau de Toilette
What it is: A warm and spicy eau de toilette inspired by Oxford in 1997. Fragrance story: A day surrounded by books.
Bibliophile Bookshelf Keychain
The best books are the keys to life. Bibliophiles will delight in adding these tiny illustrated classic novels to their collection.
Kartell Bookworm Shelf
The Kartell Bookworm Shelf designed by Ron Arad combines an artist's creativity with a great company's technology.
Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers
One part game, one part conversation starter, you don't need to be a pun master to master Punderdome: the goal is to make bad jokes and have fun along the way.  A player (the prompter for that round) draws two prompt cards from the deck, and then reads the prompts to the rest of the group, who...
Wit & Delight Concrete Pencil Holder
As pretty as it is functional, this concrete pencil holder set is a great statement piece for you desk or bookcase.

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