Happy Cyber Monday! If you have a book lover on your list, we’ve collected a list of ideal gifts. Enjoy the shortcuts and happy shopping! Don’t forget to pick something up for yourself, too!
Take a look – it’s in a book! The enthusiastically crowdfunded Reading Rainbow App is available now for iPad and Kindle Fire. Share safe and fun selections with your favorite young reader in electronic format. Price: Less than $5.00/month for a six month subscription.
Wear Jane Austen and other literary greats. Storiarts (etsy) offers fantastic hand-made scarves and writing gloves. For a book lover, few things are more comforting than a book. Consider an infinity book scarf from Storiarts for a geeky and fashionable gift.
Gloves: $26. Scarves: $42. Gift wrapping option available.
Know someone who likes graphic novels? Consider a Comic Bento subscription. Comic lovers get a monthly shipment of graphic novels – some are pretty standard, others are wildly indie and refreshing. It’s a great way to encourage your favorite comic lover to explore new areas of interest within the genre. Sign up here. (Note: this is The Geek Initiative’s CB referral link. Funds generated from the referral are used to pay our writers and editors.)
Reading under the influence can bring a new perspective to an old favorite book. Kind of like the time I realized it best made sense to read James Joyce’s Ulysses the way he wrote it – inebriated. If your favorite book lover also enjoys a bevvy every now and then, consider this: an upcycled vintage book, complete with flask. By Talia Halliday via Uncommon Goods. Cost: $56.
Words and art are at least as married as authors and coffee. Any lover of the aesthetic (and rather sensible books) will appreciate a gift from Litographs.com. They sell posters, shirts, and tote bags made out of treasured words from classic and contemporary works – with over 100 different options to choose from. Shirts and totes feature wraparound art. Pictured: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. (Whoops, if you know me, this could be a hint.) Regular price: $34.00 for shirts. Cyber Monday 2014 sale: Up to 40% off.