10 essential holiday gifts for book lovers

Winter reading

December is almost here, and that means it’s time to shop like it’s nobody’s business — and groan at all the prices.

This top 10 list contains items that range from the ridiculously affordable to the slightly pricey, but it’ll cover all the readers on your gift list this year. So whether you and books are strangers or total best friends, your life this next month is about to get a whole lot easier.

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A cute purse for lovers of Gone with the Wind, Little Women, and more

Antique Book wristlet purse

This fashionable Antique Book wristlet purse by “MeredithMyersDesigns” on Etsy comes in shades of black, brown, and gold and features images of books like Gone with the Wind and Little Women stacked on top of each other.

The 1/2″ wrist strap includes a hook closure to snap onto belt loops or larger bags if desired. The entire purse measures 4 1/2″ x 8″ and costs $30 (shipping is $5 within the United States or $0 with another item).

What’s great is that Meredith sells variations on this purse in her shop, too — so you can snag a bamboo purse or fanny pack of the Antique Book design, or even something entirely different. I love her Little Golden Books cosmetic bag ($15) and the Cats & Books wristlet purse ($30).

Fun trivia: Meredith calls herself a “Stand-up Librarian.” Awesome:

As the Stand-Up Librarian, my mission is to educate and entertain people about the importance of libraries. I believe all of us can be advocates for libraries whether we work in them or not. So in addition to my literary comedy performances, videos, and witty commentary on StandUpLibrarian.com, I am now promoting literacy in my DESIGNS!