Readers love books so the easiest thing to gift to a book lover would be a book, right? Wrong. Unless you know that person very well, it would not be easy to know what kind of books that he or she likes or even whether the book lover has already read a particular book or not without actually asking (which kinda spoils the whole surprise thing).

So ironically, the best gift for a book lover is probably not a book. However, besides books, there are many interesting and unique gift ideas that any book lover will appreciate. We have a collected a number of  non-book gadgets and gifts that you might want to consider getting for that avid reader and book lover in your life.


Umbra Conceal Vertical Display Shelf


Book lovers treasure their books and no doubt every book lover has a number of favorite books that they treasure above all others. The Umbra Conceal Vertical Display Shelf is a great way for book lovers to display their favorite tomes. Books displayed using this shelf look like they are floating in the air.

The Umbra Conceal Vertical Display Shelf is a unique wall bracket that is specially designed to mount books on walls like a piece of art. Best of all, the books mounted on the bracket can be easily removed for reading or browsing and replaced just as easily. This also means that the book lover can easily change or rotate the displayed books.

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Personal Library Kit


While book lovers treasure their books, most also love sharing their passion with family, friends and other book lovers. The Personal Library Kit lets book lovers keep track of the books that they share and loan out to others. While modern day libraries make use of technology to keep track of books, there is something nostalgic about the traditional library with its library cards, date stamps and the card pockets stuck on the cover of each book.

The Personal Library Kit also makes a great gift for the young book lover as it also teaches about the library system and how it works.

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Adjustable Vented Portable Laptop and Tablet Desk

Adjustable Vented Portable Laptop and Tablet Desk

The Adjustable Vented Portable Laptop and Tablet Desk is the perfect gift for the book lover regardless if he or she prefers traditional books or the electronic kind. This best selling portable desk allows the reader to read comfortably anytime and anywhere.

The Adjustable Vented Portable Laptop and Tablet Desk can be adjusted to be used for reading on the sofa, on the floor, or even for reading upside down while lying on the bed. As a bonus, it can also be used for working on a laptop or tablet computer.

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Decorative Bookends

Katana Samurai Sword Magnetic Bookends

Bookends especially unique and interesting ones make great gifts for the book lover. Instead of the usual metal “L” shaped ones, you can get special bookends that are tailored for the book lover’s taste in books. For example, for those that love action packed books with lots of swordplay or books on Japanese culture, this pair of Katana Samurai Sword Magnetic bookends make a great addition to their library.

There are tons of other interesting decorative bookends that you can check out and choose the perfect ones for the book lover you have in mind.

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LightWedge LED Book Light

LightWedge LED Book Light

To a book lover, there are not many other experiences that can beat snuggling up in bed at night with a favorite book. However, reading at night can be bothersome to bedside neighbors. This is where the LightWedge LED Book Light comes in handy.

With the LightWedge, you no longer have to rely on a bedside lamp. Secondly, unlike the usual glaring and harsh LED book light that clamps on to a book, the LightWedge lights up just the page and the light produced is evenly spread across the page making it less tiring on the eyes.

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Personal Library Book Embosser

Personal Library Book Embosser

The Personal Library Book Embosser is a great gift to go along with the Personal Library Kit above. For book lovers who worry that their books go missing when they lend them to others, the Personal Library Book Embosser lets them personalized each book with a custom embossing that includes their name or initials.

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Twelve South BookBook Travel Journal for iPad

Twelve South BookBook Travel Journal

For the book lover that is also an iPad owner, the Twelve South BookBook Travel Journal for iPad stores any iPad, including the iPad mini and iPad Air, plus a host of accessories in a specially designed casing that looks like an old leather bound book.

The travel journal is large enough to hold power adapter, cables, USB drives, stylus and even a pair of earphones while keeping everything neatly organized and securely strapped down. Everything is easily accessibly when needed. The old book design also gives the iPad additional security as it attracts less attention in public.

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