The Ultimate Gift for Your Favorite Booklover?

March 11, 2018

Book light

This may be the affordable, portable book gadget we’ve all been waiting for.

And it costs less than $60!

Surely, O Friend of a Booklover, you can afford to splurge and buy this for your best book-loving friend?

Found via Bookstr’s Facebook page


Bookish Throwpillows

May 19, 2017


Becky Stone, at Book Riot, blogs about her search for the perfect book-themed throw pillow for her reading nook.

Found via Buck Off Magazine’s Facebook page

Temporary Tattoos for Booklovers

February 3, 2017


Back in 2014, BuzzFeed posted to the Internet”21 Literary Temporary Tattoos Every Book Lover Needs,” featuring several examples from the online catalog of the company that sells them,

(Sorry for the two-year delay in passing along the good news!)

Advice for Choosing Books as Gifts

December 14, 2015


Your heeding these caveats might result in a happier recipient of your generous impulse to buy a book to someone on your holiday shopping list.

Found at Book Riot via a Facebook posting by The Goodwill Librarian

Gift Suggestions for Booklovers

December 13, 2015


If you’re stumped on what to give the booklover(s) in your life this holiday season, The Reading Room has rounded up another list of suggestions .


More Booklover Gift Ideas!

November 19, 2014

Booklovers Gifts photo

If you subscribe to Facebook, The Goodwill Librarian has assembled a separate FB page of gift ideas for the booklovers in your life – or for yourself, if you count yourself among the booklovers of the world.

The annual year-end hollerdays are approaching, as may the birthday of your favorite booklover, so take a gander.

Photographic Homage to U.S. Public Libraries

September 17, 2014


This past spring, Princeton Architectural Press published The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson.

Brainpickings recently published a lengthy review by Maria Popova – lengthy partly because her review includes multiple samples of Dawson’s photos, like the one above.

The review includes links to the title at, which includes excerpts from other reviews  – all of them, like Popova’s, uniformly positive.


Found via a Facebook posting by Leslie Kahn (via Catherine Korvin)