Shopping for your bookish friends can be tough, especially if you don’t get their level of commitment to their books.  We here at YAWednesdays are here to demystify bookish trends and provide you with a thorough guide of bookish gifts.  Happy shopping!

Stocking Stuffers (or things that might fit into a stocking)

Dead Writers

You can have your bookish loved ones smell like the old books they love so much.  This unique perfume even comes in various scents.

Standup Librarian

Meredith Myers is a woman of bookish traits- librarian, standup comedian and designer. Check out her tome inspired fashions and accessories which make for the perfect addition to any librarian (or book lover) wardrobe.


Icey Designs pencils for bookish stocking stuffer, but, you can’t go wrong with any of Hafshah’s lovely designs.


Gardens Dreams Decor has a huge collection of YA bookish flowers

Give your favorite bookstagrammer the gift of new backgrounds with these lovely collections of vintage ephemera pages from Stars in Her Hair Art

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Taryn Draws has a beautiful print for all your Alice in Wonderland fans.


God bless MacKenzie Lee & her Bygone Badass Broads Society 6 shop for the feminist on your list.  All the proceeds from her sales will be donated to Girls, Inc

Paper Films has all you need for the Harley Quinn & Painkiller Jane fan on your list

Make your #SockSunday a bookish one with these library inspired footwear.

Out of Print Library Card Socks Grey



Library Shirt and Pencil Shoes by ShopJustWish on Etsy


Your Grishaverse bookshelf won’t be complete without this beautifully boxed Six of Crows Duology Boxed Set (Hardcover). Available at Target, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and your local store.

Home Decor & Shelving options

What’s better than a bookshelf? A bookshelf that’s also as reading lamp AND book mark! This multipurpose shelf is more form and function combine. The LiliLite is as practical as it is pretty. And check out the clever way to turn LiliLite off and on in this video:


We have the perfect bookshelf for the minimalist reader. This Invisible Bookshelf by Umbra keeps the focus on the books instead of the shelving.


Bookish Fashion and Accessories

Words have meaning. Speechlust takes words off the pages and puts them onto beautiful jewelry.

MaBelleViolet allows you to bring a tiny piece of literature with you wherever you go. See her delightful necklaces inspired by Austen, Carroll and Barrie.

Cute, Fun and Girly things by Ma Belle Violet on Etsy

Have a book you’d like to see as a jewelry? Jewelry By Compliment will put your favorite book cover into necklace form.

Custom made by Jewelry by Compliment on Etsy

Shopping for a Sarah J. Maas fan? We’ve got you covered. Check out these beautiful Throne of Glass inspired bracelets from Emie’s Nook.

See more bookish inspired gifts at Emies Nook on Etsy

What to wear the written word? Literally? How about this book paper jewelry by Malena Valcarcel?

Book paper jewelry by Malena Valcarcel on Etsy. 

And these book paper sculptures? **SWOON**

See more book paper creations from Malena Valcarcel on Etsy


We love a good book clutch, especially these lovelies by Viva La Vixens

Find more book clutch selections at Viva La Vixens on Etsy.

Lali Blue has a wide assortment of classic fairy tale inspired home accessories and jewelry.

How about a book dress from Cath Kidson to go with all those accessories?

Book Totes

Not only do we love bags that look like books, we also love bags you put books into. Here are some of our favorite Book Totes and where to find them.

ThePhunnyPachyderm on Etsy
Naris on Etsy
ReStyleGraphics on Etsy
PiecesbyPolly on Etsy
ShopJustWish on Etsy
HeyThereDesign on Etsy


Let’s face it, sometimes a gift card is the best gift option. But why not package your gift card in something that says “spend me at a bookstore”?

Bookish gift card holders by TheNerdBoutique on Etsy 

Shopping for the ultimate Harry Potter fan? We have options for you.

Harry Potter inspired shoes, make-up bag and clutch from TheNerdBoutique on Etsy


We mentioned charitable giving and wanted to mention a few bookish not-for-profits that could put some of your holiday cheer to good use:


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gives over 1 million books a month to children
Reading is Fundamental provides free books and literacy resources to children who need them most


Reach Out and Read incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read out load to each other
Prison Book Program mails books to people in prisons to assist them in personal and vocational development
ACLU protects are civil liberties
Planned Parenthood provides affordable healthcare to women

Nothing fits?  What about a subscription?

Teen Vogue provides insightful fashion and news reporting to teens
Rookie Magazine is an online magazine written by girls for girls
The New York Times provide excellent reporting (including their famous book reviews)


Happy Holidays!  If you enjoyed this holiday shopping guide, check out 2015’s  Holiday Gifts for Your Bookish Friends

~Carmen & Ann