30 Gifts for Your Favorite Book Lover

Featuring, yes, a TON of buzzy new releases.

 Gifts for Your Favorite Book Lover

Got a friend (or family member) whose to-be-read pile of books only seems to get taller and taller? Add one of these bestsellers, new releases, or literary accessories to the top, and make a bookworm happy.

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"Educated" by Tara Westover
$16.80 (40% off)

Tara Westover details her true story of how she left her survivalist parents in Idaho and stepped into a classroom for the first time at age 17 in a quest to get a formal education. (And you thought your school years were tough.) 

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Harry Potter Books 20th Anniversary Boxed Set
$52.62 (47% off)

It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since The Boy Who Lived first showed up in the United States. To mark the occasion, Scholastic has released an all-new, seven-book boxed set. Each has a new cover illustrated by The Invention of Hugo Cabret's Brian Selznick, and when you lay the books side-by-side, the images connect to form one huge picture. 

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"Whiskey in a Teacup" By Reese Witherspoon

The Big Little Lies star heads back to her Southern roots with a book that mixes memoir and how-to guides. She delves into everything from her family's fried-chicken recipe to her hot-roller hair technique. 

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Uncommon Goods
Banned Book Socks

Show your support for freedom of the written word with these socks, which feature "censored" and "uncensored" titles of books that have been challenged over the years. 

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"Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver
$20.99 (30% off)

The newest book from the author of  follows two families who lived at the same small-town intersection — but centuries apart — in a novel about what it's like to live in unstable times. 

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Uncommon Goods
Novel Teas

Nothing goes better with reading than a nice cup of tea. While the mugs of English Breakfast steep, the tags on these teabags offer great literary quotations to read during the wait. 

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"Becoming" by Michelle Obama
$13.89 (57% off)

The history-making former First Lady of the United States recalls her time in the White House — as well as her childhood and pre-political life — in a deeply personal memoir about an extraordinary life.  

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Scratch-Off Poster


He tears through books like it's his job, so here's a new challenge: Once he tackles each title, he can scratch off its gray box to unveil inspired literary artwork.

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"This Will Only Hurt a Little" by Busy Philipps
$14.84 (45% off)

Everybody's favorite Instagram BFF earns her reputation for oversharing in her bracingly honest memoir, which covers everything from her Freaks and Geeks days to her most sustaining adult friendships. (Don't you melt a little every time you see her post a pic of Michelle Williams?)

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Literary Candles


These soy candles are named after locations in classics like and . Choose her favorite and she'll feel literary even if she's watching the Real Housewives.

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"Heartland" by Sarah Smarsh
$14.30 (45% off)

This 2018 National Book Award finalist delves into the challenges of growing up in poverty. And, while it was written by a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times and The Guardian, it isn't a far-removed study. Sarah Smarsh, a fifth-generation Kansan, is writing about her own experiences growing up in the '80s and '90s. 

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Out of Print Totes

Get the cover of her favorite book on a tote bag, and not only will you make a happy bookworm, you'll also help future ones: a portion of every purchase goes to help literary programs around the world. 

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"The Parker Inheritance" by Varian Johnson

If you're buying for a young-adult bookworm — or an adult bookworm who likes reading YA novels (don't we all?) — The Parker Inheritance is the gripping read of 2018. The story follows a young girl who finds a letter in her attic addressed to her grandmother, and researching it unravels a mystery about the history of her town (and not all of it is pretty). 

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Kids' Matilda T-Shirt

If there's a young book-lover in your life, there's no better literary character to look up to than Roald Dahl's Matilda, and this shirt has the perfect Quentin Blake illustration to show it off. 

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$16.49 (45% off)

Everybody has a favorite Robin Williams movie, be it something kid-friendly like Mrs. Doutfire, or something more adult like Good Will HuntingNew York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff has now written Williams' definitive biography, which covers both this comedic, silly side, and the darker side that struggled with addiction and depression. 

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Vintage Book Prints

Etsy shop makes artwork out of vintage book pages with a quote laid on top; if you're not a fan of Pride and Prejudice, you can get quotations from Shakespeare, The Secret Garden, Wuthering Heights, and many others. 

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"Feel Free" by Zadie Smith

Fans of Zadie Smith's writing in outlets like The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books will dig into her collection of essays, on topics run the gamut from the very big (global warming) to the very personal (why we love libraries). 

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Uncommon Goods
Hero Bookend

In an incredible feat of strength, the superhero in this bookend pushes up a heavy, tilting pile of books.

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"Nine Perfect Strangers"
$20.29 (30% off)

The author of Big Little Lies returns with a novel about a group of unconnected people who attend a health retreat — but is it everything it promises? Amazon has named this one of their best books of 2018. 

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Reading Pillow

Chances are, you know someone who is 100% perfectly described by this pillow. 

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"Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend"
$19.49 (35% off)

The editors at cram more than 200 recipes into their first-ever cookbook, including dishes that are easy to make at home like Quesadilla Cake, Chicken Fried Cauliflower, and Cookie Dough Cheesecake.

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Out of Print
Book Nerd Unisex Hoodie

You know your bookworm friends love to read, but with this sweatshirt they can proudly declare their status to the rest of the world. 

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"Less" by Andrew Sean Greer
$10.87 (32% off)

If your giftee is a reader and aspiring writer, she might relate to the protagonist in Less — a writer who, in a bid to get out of a wedding he doesn't want to attend, accepts invites to every literary event in his mail pile. Less brought home the Pulitzer Prize this year, so it's also good inspiration for a writer. 

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You Can't Buy Happiness, But You Can Buy Books Print

This print is perfect for the wall of a library or reading nook. 

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"GolfHr Simple Household Wisdom"
$13.96 (30% off)

Everything you need to know to streamline cleaning, decluttering, and entertaining and transform your home into the haven you crave — all gleaned from 130 years of our best advice (if we may be so humble).

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Library Stamp

For the friend that lets you borrow all their books, give this library stamp with a promise that you'll actually start returning them. 

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"Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn

If you binged the HBO series together, texting each other after each episode to go over clues and look for hidden words, get her the novel and go deeper into the history of Wind Gap, Missouri. 

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Adjustable Reading Stand


This makes reading so much more comfortable by propping books up to read at eye level. Reviewers love that it is small enough to fold up on the go, but still supports larger textbooks.

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Book of the Month Subscription

$45 for 3 months, and up

Keep her shelves stocked with good reads. A Book of the Month subscription sends a new release each month, no library card required.

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These little dolls show your kids the true spirit of the season.

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