In his famous memoir, On Writing, Stephen King said: “Books are a uniquely portable magic,” and he was right. A powerful novel has the ability to transport and transform—but every reader has his or her own preferred genre or author. So, instead of giving your friend a gift card to a local bookstore, opt for something a little more personal and exciting for the holidays—and don’t run the risk of buying him a book he already has on his shelves. In our gift guide, you won’t find specific titles for the reader on your list (with a few notable exceptions—because who doesn’t like Jane Austen or Anne of Green Gables?). Instead, we selected a variety of unique, thoughtful items that complete any reading experience, and we’re sure that these novel products will delight all of the book-lovers and avid readers in your life.
From whimsical bookshelf accents, to collectible items featuring classic characters, to a Catcher in the Rye phone cover (for the rebel), to a chic case for her reading glasses, there’s something for every bookworm’s taste and style. Now that colder, cozier weather is settling in, this guide includes everything a bibliophile needs for a quiet night at home, curled up with her latest novel and a cup of tea (or a glass of wine)—minus the crackling fireplace. And yes, we even picked out special gift options for those who prefer e-Readers over paperbacks. Want additional inspiration? Find more unique gifts for the book-lovers on your list.