Readers live in two worlds; one of them is the world of books.
Gift-buying for bibliophiles is usually a piece of cake. A new book, a Kinokuniya gift voucher — you can’t go wrong with either one of them. However, since it’s a special occasion, you might be looking to do something a little bit different.
Are you looking for a present to kick it up a notch? Here are 5 bookish Valentine’s Day gifts for the lover of the written word!
The Core Three: Harry Potter Bookmarks
Does your girlfriend use the library loan receipt as a bookmark? If that’s the case, it’s time you got a spanking new holder for her. But here’s something a little different: Lilly Tales, an Etsy store based in Melbourne, Australia, specialises in making quaint wooden bookmarks at pocket-friendly prices. Gorgeous, witty and durable, you’ll never have to worry about it getting ruined.
Where to Get it: Etsy
S. by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams
Yes, it’s that J.J. Abrams. No big deal, obviously. S. is not your typical book. It’s told as a story within a story. Packed with postcards, newspaper clips and other exciting artefacts between the pages, S. is J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst’s “love letter to the written word.” It seems fitting for Valentine’s Day! Don’t buy the ebook. Get the hardcover — you won’t regret it.
Where to Get it: Amazon
Dead Writers Perfume
A perfume that’s called Dead Writers — you can’t top that for Valentine’s Day. Use this perfume while reading Steinbeck, Fitzgerald, and other famed writers to complete the reading experience. With this scent, expect the smells of black tea, vetiver, clove, musk, vanilla, heliotrope, and tobacco.
Where to Get it: Book Riot
Literary Aces Playing Cards
How’s that for a twist? This deck of cards features portraits of the big names (Virginia Woolf, for instance) in the literary world. Show these off to your bookish friends and they’ll grin like a bushel basketful of possum heads.
Where to Get it: Electric Lit
Now this is what I call a smart marketing plan. First things first: Horrorstör is not an IKEA catalog. It’s designed to look like one, because this story takes place at a furniture store. Jam-packed with product illustrations and a home delivery order form, Horrorstör is a dark, creepy, and hilarious tale that every book junkie will love.
Where to Get it: Quirk Books