The 10 Best Book Gifts for the Literature Lover in Your Life

Even Gatsby would be jealous of these high-end gifts.

Need a gift for the lit lover in your life? Check out these presents that any bookworm is sure to love.

Bond Animal Rhino Bookmark


Never lose your place again with this calf leather bookmark from Smythson, which fits snugly onto the top right corner of what you’re reading and marks your spot with a red rhinoceros design from the company’s archive.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader


Whether you’ve given up paper books in a fit of Marie Kondo-inspired minimalism or you’re just looking to lighten your load when you’re reading on the go, nothing beats a Kindle. The handsome Paperwhite offers a sharp, glare-free screen, a built-in light, and weeks of use off of a single battery charge. Keep one on the nightstand and one in your carry-on luggage.

More: 20 Cool, High End Tech Gift Ideas

Paper Clip Bookmark


This sterling silver bookmark does its job quite literally—clipping the paper you’re reading in place—but what makes it truly special isn’t just utility, but the charm that comes from seeing an everyday object rendered so beautifully. Also, you can have it engraved with up to three letters—and you know we’re just nuts about anything we can have monogrammed.

Bibliotheque Candle


This library-inspired scent, which features notes of peach, plum, leather, and patchouli, just might be the perfect olfactory accompaniment to an afternoon spent curled up with your latest favorite novel.

Octopus Bookplate Stamp

East Grove Stamp Co.

Whether you’re the type to loan out from your personal library, or just someone who likes to see her name in print, this aquatic bookplate stamp from East Grove Stamp Co. allows you to mark the titles in your collection in style. A quote from R.D. Cumming—“A good book has no ending”—adds a whimsical touch.


Pug Choir Paperweight



Oversized books and loose-leaf papers alike can prove unruly. One of John Derian’s signature decoupage paperweights—all of them feature vintage prints; we’re partial to these pugs—serves not only to keep your printed materials in order, but to do so with panache.

A Year in Books - Hardback 12 Books


Heywood Hill, one of London’s favorite bookshops, offers a number of handsomely packaged, expertly curated subscription series options. We’re hoping to receive the “Year in Books” selection, which includes a dozen hardback titles—you can choose from new books or a bespoke selection created after a talk with a Heywood Hill expert—over the course of 12 months. Each book arrives exquisitely wrapped and with a custom bookmark.

Equilibre d'Hermes Bookend

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Constructed from natural maple wood covered in fauve Taurillon H leather, this bookend is one very fine way to keep your personal library in order. A pair should do the trick, but there’s no reason not to add on the matching magazine basket if your collection also includes a few beloved back issues of T&C.

Particulière Lamp

Dan Yeffet for Collection

Inspired by fine jewelry, this lamp—made from polished marble and brass—would be a welcome beside addition for any book lover. And if you picked up an extra for the table next to the lounge chair, we’d support that as well.

To Kill A Mockingbird Tickets

Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel—said to be the second best-selling title in the world, after the Bible—will open on December 13 at New York City’s Shubert Theatre. Book lovers will thrill to see the adventures of Scout, Gem, and Atticus Finch play out on stage; theater aficionados will appreciate the direction of Tony Winner Bartlett Sher and a cast including Jeff Daniels and LaTanya Richardson Jackson.


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