15 great gifts for book lovers — that aren’t just books

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There is little controversy that books make great holiday gifts for fans of all things literature. But whether you’re shopping for a favorite teacher, book club host, friend, relative, or child, there are plenty of ways you can have fun beyond the printed page.

To get you started on your lists for book lovers, we’ve rounded up 15 fun and unique gifts for book geeks. Read on!

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100 Scratchable Sticker Books

Excited readers will be happy to delete the books they have read included in this interactive poster. Featuring 100 titles, from “The Great Gatsby” to “The Color Purple” to “Harry Potter” to “Freakonomics,” each time the label is revealed becomes more colorful (and the recipient can claim more literary bragging rights). A children’s version is also available.

Banned book socks

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Banned book socks

English majors on your gift list? Stuff their socks well with a pair of these black and white socks. One sock lists the titles of books that were once banned (think “1984,” “Native Son,” and “The Catcher in the Rye”), while the other shows the titles blocked. Available in small and large sizes.

CheltenhamRoad Classic Cover Book Coasters

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CheltenhamRoad Classic Cover Book Coasters

Indulge your favorite romance on this set of four classic book covers featuring “Emma,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Wuthering Heights,” and “Jane Eyre.” Handcrafted in a glossy finish and backed with cork, the entire Jane Austen collection is also available.

SpratlinDesignCo Abiliophobia . Mug

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SpratlinDesignCo Abiliophobia . Mug

If you know someone who likes to start the morning with some light reading and a strong cup of coffee, consider this ceramic mug. One side: the definition of “Abiliophobia” (the fear of running out of reading material). And on the other hand: “Coffee, read, sleep, repeat.” Available in 11 and 15 ounce sizes and white or white with black accents.

First edition book cover art printing

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First edition book cover art printing

Let your book-loving friends display their favorite literature as art with Shadowbox prints featuring their favorite titles. The high-quality prints of the first edition books come in a birch wood frame, measuring 16.25 x 12.25 inches with a wide range of options available, from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

My mini library

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My mini library

Need a gift for young book lovers? This adorable little library contains 30 pint-sized stories, complete with text and illustrations. Featuring 20 titles such as “Cinderella”, “Jabberwocky” and “Hansel and Gretel” plus 10 model, blank books that the child completes, the book-like chest opens to serve as a playset.

Library Personal Card Pillow

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Library Personal Card Pillow

Young readers will feel comfortable with even this fun library card themed pillow that can be customized to reflect them or their entire family. Add parents as authors, family name as title and up to seven borrowers, displaying names and birth dates as due dates for a truly unique gift.

Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper LED Book Light

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Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper LED Book Light

Star Wars fans will be begging to read when you give them this Stormtrooper Lego book light with arms, hands, legs and head shown. With two bright LED lights, it uses batteries or can be powered via a USB cord and clips into any book, notebook or magazine.

Modern fairy tale collections

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Modern fairy tale collections

Have you ever wished that the classic fairy tales you grew up on were more comprehensive? This creative set comes with a reimagining of favorite stories that includes a book, game set, and characters. Choose from Snow White’s Sweet Shop, Jack & the Giants Grocery, Red’s Animal Hospital and Pinocchio’s Puppet Theatre.

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SunAndFlowerApparel Read T-Shirt (starting at $10.29; etsy.com)

SunAndFlowerApparel Reading T-Shirt

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SunAndFlowerApparel Reading T-Shirt

Start their youth with a fun T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Read: All cool kids do.” Available in the shapes of onesies, toddlers, and teens, this fun gift also comes in adult sizes along with over a dozen colors.

Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle

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Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle

This ultra-thin, lightweight Kindle is water-resistant (perfect for the pool or bathroom), comes with a glare-free display, 8GB of storage, has a built-in adjustable light and includes a leather cover and power adapter. Santa, we promise we were in great shape.

Mosiso Vintage Book Laptop Bag

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Mosiso Vintage Book Laptop Bag

High-tech meets Luddite with this highly rated laptop sleeve designed to fit your 13″ MacBook Air. Made of durable PU leather, it’s just the thing for the literature fanatic on your list.

Glocusent Neck LED Reading Light

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Glocusent Neck LED Reading Light

For lovers of reading in bed, this easy-to-use, bendable neck light can change their lives. Complete with three color modes (yellow, warm white and cool white), three brightness levels and up to 80 hours of light from the included rechargeable battery, it’s also great for camping or for hands-free repairs.

Audible subscription

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Audible subscription

For those who prefer listening to their books, a monthly subscription to the Audible service will be received. The service includes thousands of audiobooks, podcasts, and original programming. Want to take a listen for yourself? Test it out with a free 30-day trial and cancel at any time.

Book of Light

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Book of Light

Book lovers will make room at their nightstands for this fun light that looks like a closed book when closed but turns into an open book light. Rechargeable, it comes with a USB cable and users can choose between warm lights in yellow, white, green, blue and red.

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