Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but you still have time to get your beloved bookworm an amazing literary-themed gift. We’ve compiled a list of ten gift ideas to help you on your quest for the perfect gift.

Of course, these suggestions work equally well for Galentine’s day if you’re not in the mood to make your gift recipient a mosaic portrait “made from the crushed bottles of their favorite diet soda, and a personalized 5,000-word essay of why they’re all so awesome.”

So here they are, ten amazing literary-themed Valentine’s Day gifts that the book nerd in your life will absolutely adore!

1—Personalised Penguin Book Cover Print

TheBookerie- Etsy $8.45

You get a digital template that lets you personalize the names and dates on the cover of your very own Penguin-style book. You can also choose from a selection of classic book cover colors. Then you just print out your cover, frame it or send it to the book lover you love.

2—Handmade Book Journals

Upcycled Hardcover Book Journal-CallingCardBooks Shop $15.99

These distinct journals are perfect for bullet journaling or handwriting a novel! They are upcycled from the beautiful second-hand hardcover books, so each one as unique as the book nerd you love.


3—Lovely Literary items from Calling Card Books

Jane Austen In Her Own Words T-Shirt- Calling Card Books $15

Nothing says romance like Jane Austen. Now you can give the book lover in your life her portrait made out of the text of the novel Pride and Prejudice. Get everything from bookish shirts to quotable totes in our lovely literary shop.


4—Literary Whiskey Glasses from Well Told

Don Quixote Literature Rocks Glass-Etsy $14.50

If you know someone who loves to “Write Drunk. Edit sober.” this shop has the perfect gift. Tilt at bottles of Jack Daniels with a Don Quixote glass or have a night you’ll both need to be resurrected from with a Frankenstein glass.


5—A Library of Candles by PADDYWAX

Oscar Wilde Library Candle-PADDYWAX $20+

Feel like a truly Wilde dandy with a candle that has hints of mandarin, lime, and peppermint. PADDYWAX’s adorable library collection will take your Valentine to the complex and cold Russian tundra of Leo Tolstoy, or the playful, sassy riverfront of Mark Twain.


6—Get Steeped in Quotes from NovelTeas

Late Summer Reads Tea Sampler- NovelTeas $18

With loose-leaf teas, punny book-shaped tea tins (Oliver Lemon Twist or Machata Do About Nothing anyone?), and delicious literary-themed collections this might just be your Valentine’s cup of tea. This gift pairs perfectly with a cozy chair and a good book.

7—DIY Library from Knock Knock

Personal Library Kit- Knock Knock $16

Does the Dewey Decimal System do it for your Valentine? This adorable at-home library kit brings a fun flair to their bookshelf. Need more books for your library? We have something for everyone.

8—Gorgeous Literary Jewlrey from JezebelCharms

Bookworm She Is Too Fond Of Books Bar Necklace- Etsy $26.62

Hang a bit of Louisa May Alcott around your neck or get a chapter of Pride and Prejudice as a bangle. These beautiful jewelry designs bring a touch of class to the classic book lover in your life.


9— A Wall of Literary Insults from Uncommon Goods

Literary Insults Chart- UncommonGoods $25.00

If you and your Valentine are prone to heated discussions you might want to skip this one. However, if they’d love to eloquently compare someone unfavorably to a nut, this is the perfect gift!

10—Even More Books!

Calling Card Books and Z Girls Press Shop

This one’s a no brainer! Surprise your Valentine with their next great read. Whether they’d love a Jane Austen themed coloring book, an illustrated tale ( or perhaps tail 🐈) about a plucky cat, a YA adventure with a strong female heroine. or a stimulating short story collection. For the non-fiction lover consider a homeowner’s guide to all things water or the best book on branding you’ll ever buy.

The Calling Card Books and Z Girls Press shop has the perfect book for you.

All About Water | Paperback

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Independent Press Awards Distinguished Favorite

All About Water: As Told By The Plumber Who's Seen It All

By Greg Chick and M.P. Zarrella

Synopsis

All About Water is an informative, fun illustrated book that tells the complete story of water through two fictional characters, cousins Mike and Mac Ro. Mike Ro is not interested in the big picture of water, while Mac Ro advocates for planet earth and does his best to educate Mike.

Readers get a broad look into water that covers everything from efficient plumbing design to graywater reuse and how to pick the right water conditioner. Beyond practical tips, the book explores the value of water as a limited resource, touching on the importance of water conservation and the complexity of municipal water management.

All About Water is useful for the homeowner who wants to learn how to read their water bill, anyone concerned about the global water crisis, or those who fall somewhere between. This book has something for everyone!


Praise for All About Water

“All About Water” lives up to its title! For all those who have advocated for more efficient use of fine water resources, this book is an essential tool in the toolbox.

Author Greg Chick uses his 40+ year history as a Southern California plumber, including the last 10 years as the “Do-it-Yourself Plumber” on YouTube, to share personal experiences and to explore the quality, quantity, social and economic aspects of water. Not only does it help the layman understand the value and opportunity we all have with water, but it provides practical tips to help us all be more thoughtful and efficient consumers. The book is a quick and informative read that is relevant to all ages.

-Mary Eggert, Global Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Global Water Works


"...One thing that struck me about the book is its usefulness as a tool to teach young children about water conservation. The illustrations by Audrey Ly are fun, and young children would relate to H2Homie (the water guy), a cartoon, water drop appearing at the end of chapters with questions and facts to expand upon information. The anecdotes and illustrations throughout the book could easily be used to foster family discussions about water use and conservation awareness. Many helpful hints and facts are presented in illustrations to help children understand the importance of careful water usage.

Having read many articles on conservation, I can say this is one of the more enjoyable reads on the subject I’ve encountered. I appreciate the author’s enthusiasm for his subject and his desire to educate his readers. It is apparent this book is a work of love. Well-written and edited, it is quite entertaining for a book of this nature. Using the characters, Mac and Mike, throughout as examples of good and bad water usage renders the information easily attainable.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to anyone wishing to learn more about water, plumbing, and conservation. It offers valuable information and includes plenty of references and links for those seeking more. As an informative guide for families wishing to teach their children about conservation or a helpful reference in the home, All About Water delivers."

-Kat Kennedy, Official Reviewer at OnlineBookClub.org


Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-9965683-2-6

Product Details: 6.5 x 6.5 inch color paperback book

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