We love books, but some folks LOVE books. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who’s obsessed with their Goodreads yearly reading challenge, can’t get enough of BookTok, and already has a book collection big enough to rival their local library, we’ve got you covered.
For readers who love to keep track of what they’ve read and how they felt about it, a book journal can be a great analog alternative to apps like Goodreads or StoryGraph. My Reading Life and A Clockwork Reader Reading Journal combine the mindfulness of journaling with the satisfaction of book tracking. Featuring reflection prompts, space to rate, charming illustrations, and inspiring bookish quotes, these journals are a must-have for avid readers.
Bibliophiles can put their love of language to good use with witty card games drawn from the world of books. In Zounds!, Shakespeare lovers compete to collect the bard’s best-loved plays and characters in a delightful card game that transports players to London’s sixteenth-century theatre scene. For the more grammar-minded, STET! Dreyer’s English is a fast-paced card game perfect for showing off your copyediting prowess or improving your own language skills as you compete to spot the most grammar mistakes. And finally, for the well-rounded reader who loves a good literary joke, Papercuts is a raucous party game that combines the playing style of Apples to Apples with an English major’s bookish sensibilities. Toss it in a tote or bring it to your next party for countless chapters of enjoyment!
Book lovers know that books are astounding objects in and of themselves. From beautifully designed covers to the process of their creation, books are an enduring artform that we just can’t get enough of. Celebrate the beauty of books with gifts like Ex Libris, a set of 50 postcards with gorgeous illustrations that highlight classic books, or The Penguin Classics Book, a luxurious clothbound companion celebrating the history and iconic covers of the world-renowned Penguin Classics series. And to make the publishing worker in your life absolutely flip, gift them the beautifully illustrated Books and the People Who Make Them, which highlights book workers in every part of the process, from editorial to design to booksellers, and more!
Check out more of our top gift picks for book lovers on our title list below! And don’t miss our holiday gift guide for Out of Print, the go-to brand for bookish totes, tees, pins, and more.