It’s back-to-school season—a perfect time to give your book-loving friends and family (or yourself, of course) a little something-something. We put together a curated list of our favorite bookish gifts with dorm life and personal style in mind. If we missed anything literarily amazing, be sure to let us know in the comments below so we can include it in part two.
1. Books on the Wall
Books on the Wall are minimalist book posters that display readable text from your favorite works of classic literature, like Romeo and Juliet, Alice in Wonderland, and Pride and Prejudice.
2. Library Card Pillows
Missing the stamped library return slips of yesteryear? Us too! These handmade pillows, brought to you by dirtsa studio, are screen-printed by hand on cotton canvas, and both front and back look like a classic library checkout card.
3. Custom Book Necklaces
Get a favorite book cover on a necklace and never be without it. Etsy seller Compliment can customize the perfect gift for you or the bookworm you’re shopping for.
4. Shirts from Out of Print
Out of Print has tons of unique designs celebrating our favorite stories. Bonus: Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need while also supporting authors, publishers, and artists. Take all of our money.
5. Book Bags by Krukru Studios
Etsy seller Krukru Studios employs professional in-house seamstresses to bring you bookish messenger bags. Covering titles like The Hobbit, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Lolita, and The Bell Jar, these book bags are sure to be one of the most thoughtful (and thoughtfully made) gifts you could give.
6. Literary Board Games
Board games are the gifts that keep on giving. Break the ice with newly made, nerdy friends for a night of bibliophilic fun. Peruse Bustle’s list of 11 literary board games and plan your next game night.
7. Bags by Book Lover Gifts
These totes are totes the perfect bag to help you manage your library book haul. Book Lover Gifts also has quite the selection of novel-inspired stationary, accessories, posters, and more.
8. Mugs by Overdue Industries
Literature lovers and coffee go together like lions, witches, and wardrobes, and coffee mugs are always a great gift. Overdue Industries has a solid selection of popular and cult bookish mugs on Etsy. (We also all “aww’d” to death at this Frog and Toad baby onesie.)