Urban Insider: Bibliophile

Photo Credit: @strandbookstore

Indulge in gifts for your inner librarian. 

Bird Eyeglasses Holder, $36

This sweet stoneware bird may not look like a night owl, but she’ll stay up far past her bedtime to ensure that your specs stay safe and secure while you sleep. Before you settle in for the night, perch your glasses on her generously sized beak and she’ll be sure to keep a watchful eye over them until you rise the next day. Handmade by Karen and Stephen Steininger in Iowa.

 No. 2 Pencil Knee High Socks, $10

Who said nerds can’t be sharp dressers? This pair of pencil-inspired socks is a must for geek chic women, bookworms, teachers, or those looking to get their sock game on point. Pop them on to turn a blase outfit into one to write home about. Made in Taiwan.

Literary Glass, $14

You don’t need an ascot and a home library to wrap up the day with a nightcap and a good book – just these rocks glasses, featuring text from classic novels. The graphic cachet of first edition title pages is paired with passages from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet. These glasses make distinctive barware and a great gift for any literature lover. Made in Virginville, Pennsylvania.

1984 book by George Orwell, Prices Vary (Available New & Used)

April, 1984. Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical new adaptation exploring why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant as ever.

I Love My Librarian Forest Green Adult Sweatshirt, $26.95

Do you love your librarian? Want to show them some love? Well show them know with this forest green, cotton/poly blend crew neck sweatshirt, which features “I love my librarian” on the front. Throw this on and hit your favorite library.

Whimsical Watches Women’s Book Lover Watch, $29.95

Enjoy a lovely graphic dial watch from your friends at Whimsical Watches. The perfect combination of visual presentation and accurate timekeeping, this watch is a conversation starter that won’t quit.

Future Bookworm Baby Bodysuit, $18.99

This unisex one pice baby bodysuit make great gift for newborns, babies, infants, baby showers and expectant moms.

My Bibliofile: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers, $8.57

The ultimate journal and resource for book and list lovers, My Bibliofile includes checklists of recommended reading, activities, and entry pages for recording all of the books you’ve read and making note of the books you want to read. Recommended reading lists from a variety of reputable sources (Pulitzer Prize, Man Booker, and National Book Award winners, Oprah’s Book Club picks, Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels, BBC’s Best Novels, etc.), as well as lists of favorite titles for various genres (horror, sci-fi, detective fiction, international classics, etc.) mean you’ll never have to wonder “What should I read next?”

Emily Dickinson Watercolor Print, $75

Inspiring compassion, love, and generosity, this painting by Rose Henges features a sprawling, hand-lettered Emily Dickenson quote. Rose’s original watercolor painting is reprinted in gorgeous detail, preserving the vivid colors and empowering message. Designed in Missouri. Printed and framed in Portland, Oregon.

Quote reads, “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; if I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.”