Gifts for Writers and Readers 2019

Antiquarian Bookplates

I’m late putting together a list of holiday gifts for writers and readers. Mea culpa. No excuses. But if you’re a last minute shopper like I am, you might find just the perfect gift here. I’ve noted the deadlines for ordering gifts to be delivered by Christmas, but you’ll want to double check.

It also helps to read customer comments. I was all set to feature a gorgeous–and not inexpensive–quilted throw until I read the customer comments. Three buyers mentioned a bad odor when they opened the package. Yuck.

Antiquarian Bookplates: I think I’ll order these bookplates for myself. This set of 55 bookplates features literary quotes from august writers, including Cicero, Gustave Flaubert, Helen Keller, and Jane Austen. $11.69 Amazon

Writer’s Mug: I take comfort in having books about writing on my shelves even if I only rarely crack them. Titles of 26 books surround this ceramic writer’s mug. I must have one. (While you’re on the web site, you’ll see a Mysteries Mug as well. Just be advised shipping on that mug will take a bit longer.) $14.00, order by Dec. 17th.

Adjustable Lap Desk: Laptops are great until you have to actually use them on your lap. I use a basic lap desk to hold my little laptop, mainly for sitting in bed and reading books on my Kindle for PC app (or for playing FreeCell). I might like this lap desk better as it adjusts to six different heights. $27.99 Prime Amazon

Hogwarts Tapestry Throw Blanket: What Harry Potter fan of any age wouldn’t be proud to own this fringed throw? It’s 100 percent polyester and measures 60″ x 48″. Place your order by 4 p.m., Dec. 14th, to ensure delivery by Dec. 24th. $25.99 Bed Bath & Beyond.

A final word: Browse your favorite bookstore for literary-themed calendars, sassy socks, clip-on LED reading lights, and, oh, books.

Happy holidays.


We read to know we are not alone.

C. S. Lewis

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