Take note, lovers of the bookish-type!
If you’re looking for a gift that caters to your Valentine’s passion for the printed word, there are unique goodies-a-plenty to choose from. When book-love is what floats their boat, these charming finds will outlast flowers or chocolate and are sure to tickle the fancy of even the most discerning bibliophile.
Leaf it Bookmarks
When a Post-It just isn’t classy enough to hold your place, Korean designer Sangwoo Nan’s creation will do the trick.
The ultimate original book geek gift, these bad boys have been around for a long time. Re-designed to look (dare I say it?) sleek, modern and maybe even a little bit cool, they help remove the physical strain of reading on your back. These funky specs allow you to read at a comfie 90 degree angle and even fit over regular prescription glasses.
Kafka Metamorphosis Brooch
Just as Gregor Samsa finds himself transformed into a huge insect in Kafka’s classic, so too have the pages of said tale been upcycled into this appropriately shaped brooch.
Boxed Writer’s Notecards
Designed by the caricature loving folks at Literary Luminaries, you’ll get the likes of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Sylvia Plath, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman in a light you’ve never seen them before.
Livroche Book Stand
Weighing in at nearly ten pounds, Umbra’s modern book stand is a rock solid (yes, I went there) piece of flare sure to add style to any room. Crafted to support books large and small, the David Fleishman design is so sculptural, it looks great both “naked” or topped with a tome.
Got Books? Charm Bracelet
Sure the “Got Milk?” campaign has spawned awful parodies and products out the wazoo, but this one’s just delightful, just original and yes, just bookish enough to warrant noting.
At Home With Books
A must have for any bibliophile, lover of libraries or collector of books. Full of rich colour photos, this gorgeous hardcover volume beautifully marries breathtaking visuals and useful instruction. Bookish celebs share their personal collections and seasoned book pros offer advice on how to categorize, edit, preserve, store (and restore!) books. Looking for some tutelage on library ladders? Shelf lighting? Where to find an whole town just outside of Wales dedicated solely to books, glorious books? This gem of a read fits the bill.
Leaf It bookmark image courtesy of DesignBoom
Kafka Metamorphosis Brooch image courtesy of Bookish
Boxed Note Card Set image courtesy of Literary Luminaries
Prism glasses images courtesy of Design This!, and available through Amazon.
Livroche Bookstand by Umbra image courtesy of Umbra
Got Books? Charm Bracelet image courtesy of A Likely Story (via Etsy)
At Home With Books image courtesy of Amazon
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