63 Gifts for Books Lovers & Avid Readers

Readers are easy to buy for! Fantasy fans will enjoy the Game of Thrones Set ($20), Cloud Atlas ($8), J.R.R. Tolkien Set ($21), The Hunger Games Trilogy ($29), Life of Pi ($8) and the Chronicles of Narnia ($29). Comics and graphic novel readers will love Building Stories ($26), The Complete Calvin and Hobbes ($50) and The Complete Far Side ($110). And history buffs will be impressed with the Complete New York Times of Your Birth Date (varies).

63 Gifts for Book Lovers & Avid Readers. Great gift ideas for anyone that loves to read.

Personal Library Kit

Keep track of who you loan your books to with the 20 self-adhesive pockets, 20 checkout cards, date stamp and ink pad in this kit. Share your books without the fear of losing them. Plus create a running history of who has borrowed which books-a unique keepsake for readers who frequently share books. Refills available.
$14

Building Stories

This graphic novel by acclaimed author, illustrator and graphic designer Chris Ware is presented in 14 books, booklets, magazines, newspapers, and pamphlets that together tell the stories of a Chicago three-flat and its tenants. Ware’s themes and artistry are just as refreshing as his pictographic method of storytelling, which spans 260 pages in total.
$26

The 4-Hour Chef

Described as a choose-your-own-adventure guide to cooking, author Tim Ferriss (“The 4-Hour Workweek” and “The 4-Hour Body”) uses a five-step method to help anyone advance from a culinary beginner to a skilled, confident cook in six months or less. Features tips from chess prodigies, master chefs, pro athletes, sommeliers, super models, and other gurus.
$21

Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon’s classic e-reader combines Paperwhite display for sharp, easy-to-read text with a patented built-in light so you can read in any setting. Choose from six font styles and eight text sizes. Download books in under a minute; holds up to 1,100 books. Amazon Prime members can borrow from 180,000 books with no due dates.
$119

Complete New York Times Of Your Birth Date

Get a reproduction the New York Times that printed on the day you or a loved one was born, or for any other historical date. See 60-100 pages of news, editorials, cartoons, advertisements, and want ads that ran that day, plus 12 reprints of historic front pages from the selected year. Comes in a book with the recipient’s name and date embossed on the cover.
Prices vary

Game Of Thrones Book Set

This boxed set includes the first four novels (A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows) in author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Recently adapted as the HBO miniseries “Game of Thrones”, the epic fantasy includes a sprawling cast of characters and rich history that covers many lands, leading some to dub Martin the “American Tolkien.”
$20

The Complete Calvin And Hobbes

One of the most popular comic strips of all time is available for the first time in paperback?these four full-color volumes in slipcase include all the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication since 1985. A must-have for any fan of Bill Watterson’s adventures of Calvin and his stuffed tiger friend, Hobbes.
$50

The Storymatic

A game that gets the creative juices flowing. Follow the directions on the cards and your imagination does the rest. Play alone or in groups. Great for writers, kids, teachers, artists, and speakers. Use Storymatic to warm up for improv, pass the time on road trips, overcome writer’s block, or to host an unforgettable game night.
$29

This Is Not My Hat

Best-selling picture book author Jon Klassen follows up his award-winning I Want My Hat Back with this tale of a tiny fish who takes a hat that doesn’t belong to him. Klassen mixes a dark color-scheme, deadpan humor, life lessons and an ambiguous ending to create a 40-page story that entertains both children and adults.
$9

Keep Calm And Carry On Bookmark

This glossy red bookmark can be a subtle reminder to yourself or others to take it easy and unwind with a book now and then. The 7 by 2-1/2 inch bookmark features the popular “Keep Calm and Carry On” saying from British WWII posters commissioned by the government’s Ministry of Information in 1939.
$3

Clic Reading Glasses

You’ll never lose these unique, ergonomic reading glasses that wrap around the back of the neck and open magnetically at the bridge of the nose allowing the glasses to hang lose until they are needed. Choose from six different powers from 1.25 to 3.00. Unisex, one size fits all.
$29

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof

The Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa star Ina Garten shares her secrets for dishes such as Lobster & Potato Salad, Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise, Seared Scallops & Potato Celery Root Pur?e, and Salted Caramel Brownies. “Foolproof” means making every dish successfully, planning a menu, and finishing everything at the same time.
$20

The Fault In Our Stars

Hazel is a sixteen-year old struggling with stage IV cancer and depression when she falls in love with Augustus. Award-winning author John Green tells of Hazel,s preoccupation with a novel about cancer and the couple’s journey to Amsterdam to meet the author. Green has received high praise for his honest, sensitive and, at times, funny tale of coming of age with a terminal illness.
$10

Solar Kindle Charger

Extend your reading time by snapping your e-reader into this protective, solar-powered charger and cover for Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire and Kindle 4. Uses its built-in reserve battery when solar power is unavailable. Includes LED book lamp that pops out for reading in dim light and hides away when not in use.
$99

The Third Wheel

The seventh book in author Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series finds middle schooler Greg Heffley at the Valentine’s Day dance with a date while best friend Rowley goes stag. But the dance holds lots of surprises for those brave enough to play the game of love.
$7

Cloud Atlas

Author David Mitchell mixes action, fantasy, historical fiction and science fiction to tell the stories of six vastly different eras in time. This epic novel’s themes resonate with readers and connect the characters and plots across eons. Recently adapted into a stunning film starring an ensemble cast and directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer.
$8

Dr. Seuss Book Collection

Perfect for new readers, this set includes five Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss-The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, and Fox in Socks. Read aloud or let children practice reading alone-either way the simple rhymes and delightful illustrations will help instill a love of reading. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
$24

Elmwood Modular Bookshelf

Made of 50-year-old reclaimed elm wood from Northern China, this modular shelving unit has true character. The wood is dried to protect it from bending or warping, then treated with a water-based finish to accent its contrasting grain. Mount or simply lean against a wall. Measures 13.75 inches wide by 63 inches high and 9 inches deep.
$495

Book Magic Book Clip

Keep books open to a particular page, hands-free with this simple device. Includes a matching stand for true convenience, both with a chrome finish. Use for leisurely reading or while following allow with a cook book recipe, when copying quotes out of textbooks, while reading large-format books and magazines, or to display an artistic spread.
$2

Rory’s Story Cubes

These creative story generator cubes can be used alone or with others for quick-paced, spontaneous play that sparks new ideas. Roll the cubes and construct a story from the random images. Kids enjoy that the cubes use pictures instead of words and telling stories helps develop their language skills. Equally fun mental exercise for adults too. Ages 8 and up.
$5

Steve Jobs

This riveting biography of the late Apple CEO is based on more than forty interviews with Jobs and more than a hundred interviews with his family, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. Author Walter Isaacson explores the personality of a creative entrepreneur who revolutionized six industries in his lifetime: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
$18

Eldon Bookends

These tall bookends stand more than eight inches high to accommodate larger items including reference books, box sets, and binders. The durable powder-coated metal with black finish resists fingerprints, while the diagonal slot design lightens the book ends’ weight. Padded feet on the base of each end protect desks and shelves from scratches.
$11

Bookopoly Board Game

Build book clubs and libraries on literary classics such as The Grapes of Wrath and The Great Gatsby; collect different genres; and pick up Knowledge and Explore cards for bonuses as you make your way around the board. But watch out for Book Club Fees and don’t get stuck Watching TV or you’ll lose three turns. Two to six players.
$28

Proof Of Heaven

Dr. Eben Alexander, a highly-trained neurosurgeon, once believed that near-death experiences were merely hallucinations generated by dying brains. Then he contracted a rare illness and fell into a coma for seven days. As doctors contemplated stopping treatment, Alexander suddenly awoke-with the story of how an angelic being guided him beyond his comatose body to meet the Divine source of the universe.
$8

Bear Has A Story To Tell

Erin Stead’s pencil and watercolor illustrations follow Phillip Stead’s tale of Bear trying to tell his friends a story. But they’re too busy with Winter preparations to listen, so Bear has to hibernate and wait until Spring to tell his story-only by then, he forgets it! A Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of 2012.
$11

Mark My Time Digital Bookmark

Track a child’s progress toward a reading goal with this bookmark with built-in timer. Includes a cumulative timer that records multiple sessions and a countdown mode with alarm to alert readers when they’ve hit their mark. Named “Best New Product of 2004″ by BookExpo America. Made of durable polyethylene plastic. Powered by a replaceable watch battery.
$11

Life Of Pi

When Pi is sixteen, his family’s zoo animals are shipwrecked and Pi ends up in a lifeboat with a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Using his knowledge of animals, he’s able to live with the tiger for 227 days while lost at sea. But after his rescue, the authorities refuse to believe his account of events. So Pi tells a second, more conventional story. But which is true?
$8

Mighty Bright Book Light

This portable light is slim, lightweight and flexible-making it ideal for travel and nighttime reading. Use the strong clip to secure it to books, magazines, maps, and even craft projects like embroidery. The high-intensity LED never needs to be replaced and includes a precision-engineered reflector to ensure it casts a uniform, non-glaring light.
$15

J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set

This four book boxed set includes The Hobbit and the complete The Lord of the Rings series: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The covers of each book and the cardboard slipcase feature scenes from director Peter Jackson’s wildly popular movies inspired by Tolkien’s classic fantasy books.
$21

Reading Journal

Book clubs and avid readers can keep track of book titles, authors, dates, and genres with this handy log. Rate books from zero to five stars and make notes about what you learned while reading as well. Other pages document your personal library, favorite authors, and how reading one book led to reading another. Quotes from famous authors are peppered throughout.
$6

The Power Of Habit

Award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg breaks down the science behind why habits form and how people change their own and others’ habits. Duhigg uses real-life examples to illustrate the power of brain chemistry and human behavior, while also exploring ways people can exploit these tendencies for personal growth.
$15

Haikubes

Roll a few of the 63 word cubes and use the random nouns, verbs, adjectives and more that come up to construct a haiku. Two cubes with inspirational cues help guide the tone of the poem. Play alone to help spark inspiration or with friends for a creative, non-competitive game. From the creators of Cranium.
$16

Personalized Children’s Books

Children will be delighted to see their names printed in these enchanting and whimsical books that they will treasure for years. Book subjects include various holidays, birthdays, becoming an older sibling, fairy tales and more. Personalized coloring books, placemats and puzzle featuring some of the same themes and characters are also available.
Prices vary

Jasmine Book Stand

This hand-made book stand is dual adjustable allowing you to change both its height and angle. Enjoy the comfort of hands-free, eye-level reading while the stand’s strong arms hold pages in place. Measures more than 15 by 11 inches, so it’s large enough to accommodate reference, cook and textbooks. No assembly required.
$29

Killing Kennedy: The End Of Camelot

The follow-up to bestselling author and Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Lincoln explores the shocking events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. O’Reilly delves into the history and mystique of Camelot, as the Kennedy estate was known, and how events before and after JFK’s death impacted the nation.
$15

Cozy Sac

This seven-foot, extra large bean bag love seat is filled with virgin urethane foam that springs back after every use instead of going flat with normal use like traditional bean bag loungers do. Outer shell is machine-washable polyester, but feels like suede. Choose from 16 chic colors. Seams are double stitched for added durability. Made in the USA.
$259

National Geographic Atlas Of The World

This comprehensive atlas details the Earth through more than 150,000 entries and an unparalleled collection of world, continental and regional maps. Includes ocean floor maps and extraterrestrial maps that chart prominent features of our Universe, including spacecraft landing sites on Mars and the Moon. Includes a frameable two-piece, antique-styled map of the Western and Eastern Hemispheres.
$104

Underwater Dogs

What’s cuter than watching a dog do the doggy paddle? Seeing that dog from underwater, of course! Award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel translated this simple concept into 80 portraits of dogs chasing balls, taking the plunge and splashing about to create this playful coffee table book.
$11

Carson Book Magnifier

Don’t suffer eye strain any longer. The Carson Book Magnifier includes a 2X power lens and LED light to improve the readability of any text. Lens is rectangular shaped to fit text blocks and handle is adjusts for comfort during use and easier storage. Includes a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
$12

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Food blogger Deb Perelman loves to cook, but often found herself overwhelmed by the wealth of recipes available online. So Perelman founded Smitten Kitchen with the goal to find the absolute best recipes for the everyday cook. This collection features more than 100 recipes?most new, plus some favorites from the blog-illustrated with hundreds color photographs taken in Perelman’s own kitchen.
$19

Ecomfort Bed Rest Reading Pillow

This deluxe reading pillow features built-in armrests with a hide-away slot to store a tablet or e-reader and an over-the-shoulder LED book lamp. Large pockets on either side can hold pens, notebooks, remotes and more. Cushy arms and back fold flat with a built-in handle for easy transport and storage.
$89

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Discover the best works that classic literature has to offer by browsing these reviews of inspirational and thoughtful writing. Each featured piece was handpicked by a team of more than 20 international critics and literary scholars and is accompanied by a critical essay describing its influence. Also includes the authors’ publishing histories and reproductions of dust jackets and book covers.
$23

Kindle Fire Hd

Amazon’s patented e-reader is now available with a 1280 by 800 pixel, full-color HD display with anti-glare technology and Dolby dual-driver stereo speakers. Includes a front-facing HD camera, unlimited cloud storage, and built-in support for Facebook, Twitter, Skype, email and more. Amazon Prime members can stream unlimited movies and TV shows and borrow from more than 180,000 books for free.
$199

Guinness World Records 2013

Find out the latest record breakers for the world’s shortest man, heaviest newborn baby, heaviest hot dog, largest shark and most dangerous road. Download the free companion app that bring records to life in 3D. Guinness’ annual book has such widespread appeal that it’s been published in 22 languages in more than 100 countries since its debut in 1955.
$16

Bouchon Bakery

Famed pastry chefs Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel brought together their favorite American and French baking recipes to create this cookbook that attempts to capture the sweet and savory tastes of childhood. Includes French classics such as baguettes, macarons, and mille-feuilles, as well as Keller’s adaptations of Oreos and Hostess,s Ho Hos.
$26

The Round House

One woman’s trauma affects her family and community, an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. When she’s reluctant to recount the details and the official investigation is dragging on, her son Joe and his friends follow the clues to the Round House, the tribe’s place of worship. This brilliant and mysterious drama is a National Book Award Winner.
$15

The Book Seat Holder

The bean bag-style body of this book holder molds to any surface. With its soft faux suede cover, it doubles as a travel pillow! Secure books in place and hold pages open with the clear perspex plastic holder for hands-free reading. Includes a convenient handle and pocket for mobile devices, reading glasses, remotes, pens or snacks. One-year warranty.
$33

Dodo Case

Named the MacWorld iPad Case of the Year, this stylish cover is handmade using traditional book binding techniques in San Francisco from black Moroccan cloth and solid core bamboo. Fold the case back for a stand-up mode that makes reading, typing and viewing easier while an elastic strap holds your iPad 2 or 3 in place.
$51

The Racketeer

From best-seller John Grisham comes a thriller full of murder, deceit and extortion starting with the discovery of two bodies: a prominent judge and his young secretary. The case breaks open when one inmate claims to know who killed the judge and why, but his information has a high price. Will the feds pay him off?
$15

How Children Succeed

Success is about innate intelligence and high scores on standardized tests, right? Well, author Paul Tough argues that developing characteristics like perseverance, curiosity and self-control has much more to do with lifetime success than academic achievement does. Explore the science researchers, doctors and educators are using to help children overcome adversity and develop to their fullest potential.
$15

Ge Book Light

This three pack of clip-on reading lamps in red, blue and green are ideal for avid readers on the go. Keep one at home, one in a briefcase or purse for travel, and one at the office. Conveniently read paperbacks, hardcovers and even e-readers with the adjustable LED that provides up to 10,000 hours of light.
$19

Chronicles Of Narnia Box Set

This set contains C. S. Lewis’s entire Chronicles of Narnia collection (The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle) and features art from the film adaptations. Also includes interior black-and-white illustrations.
$29

The Casual Vacancy

When one of Pagford’s town councilmen dies unexpectedly it kicks off an election that exposes the quiet English town’s wealth of private disputes. Everyone’s got something to gain…and lose in this black comedy by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, making her adult fiction debut with this novel.
$17

Thumb Thing Book Page Holder

Slide this “thing” on your thumb, crack open a book and the two wings hold the pages open for hours of comfortable reading while lounging in bed, in the bath or outside. Perfect for commuters who often read standing up and teachers who read aloud to classrooms. Comes in small, medium, large and x-large size (ring sizes 3-12).
$2

Nook Hd

Barnes & Noble presents the lightest seven inch tablet available, now with 1440 by 900 pixel HD display and dual-stereo speakers. The extra-long battery life affords users up to 10.5 hours of reading or 9 hours of video. Customize with apps and profiles for each user (up to six). Ad-free, with 8 GB of memory and unlimited cloud storage.
$199

Reader’s Night Stand

Stack books and magazines neatly within arm’s reach of your bed or easy chair with this tall storage stand that includes six open shelves. Reduce clutter and organize your materials by type and size. Choose Mahogany or Distressed Black finish. Measures 15 inches wide by 15 inches deep and 31 inches high. Assembly required.
$199

40 Days To A Joy-Filled Life

Success expert and head coach of The 1% Club Inc. Tommy Newberry revisits his New York Times bestselling 4:8 Principle in this guide to enjoying life by integrating God’s will into your thoughts and actions. Fans of The 4:8 Principle and newcomers alike will have fun with the added drills, sticky notes and prayers that follow each chapter.
$10

The Hunger Games Trilogy

The New York Times bestselling series about teens battling for survival and coming of age in a dystopian society by Suzanne Collins is now available as a complete trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay). Own this special edition box set featuring embossed dust jackets and foil stamping on the books’ hardcovers.
$29

Notorious Nineteen

Everyone’s favorite New Jersey bounty hunter returns in the latest installment in the Stephanie Plum series by bestselling author Janet Evanovich. This time Plum must work with cop Joe Morelli to track two convicts who disappeared after staying in the same hospital. But with bills mounting, she’s forced to take a second job guarding her mentor, Ranger. Can she juggle both jobs? Includes Morelli & Ranger stickers.
$14

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Box Of Books

Collect the first five books in the bestselling series about going through middle school as a weakling by Jeff Kinney in this keepsake boxed set. Includes hardcover editions of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, Dog Days, and The Ugly Truth. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
$44

Boynton’s Greatest Hits

Artist Sandra Boynton’s board books for babies and toddlers star her whimsical animal illustrations in short stories that have few words, but abundant color and humor. Blue Hat, Green Hat is about getting dressed; Moo, Baa, LA LA LA! covers animal sounds; Doggies is a classic counting book; and A to Z is an alphabetical anthology of animals.
$13

No Easy Day

This first-person account of the U.S. Navy Seal mission that killed Osama Bin Laden walks readers from the planning stages of the raid to the terrorists final moments. Author Mark Owen tells of his role in the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and how the group’s missions impacted the ongoing War on Terror.
$15

The Complete Far Side

Gary Larson’s award-winning The Far Side cartoon debuted in 1980 and the twisted, dark-humor comics ran for 14 years until Larson’s retirement. This complete set contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated-more than 4,000-presented in order of publication, with additional cartoons Larson drew after retirement. Foreword by comedian Steve Martin.
$110