14 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Book Lover in your Life!

Having a hard time coming up with a good Valentine's Day gift for the book lover in your life?  We've listed 14 gift ideas that might just keep you out of the doghouse, off the couch, or get those relentless phone calls and texts answered this Valentine's Day!  

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1- A Book of Shakespeare Sonnets and Poems.  A classic gift but not overly cliche either.  2- A nice bookmark.  As book conservators we strongly suggest using book marks opposed to folding the corners of pages to hold your place in the book.  3- A handmade wooden bathtub caddy.  We dare say most readers enjoy reading while soaking in a steaming hot bubble bath.  4- A fluffy customize-able blanket.  Those readers who don't enjoy soaking in a bathtub most likely enjoy reading on a comfy couch or chair wrapped in a warm, fluffy, soft blanket.  5- Fox's Book of Martyrs.  This may seem like an odd book to give as a Valentine's Day Gift, but within the pages of this book, is the real story of St. Valentine himself.  6- A fun customized coffee mug.  7- A book about the history of The Taj Mahal.  Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Majal after the death of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who passed away after giving birth to their 14th child.  The mausoleum took 20 years to build and was constructed of white marble inlaid with semi precious stones (including jade, crystal, lapis lazuli, amethyst, and turquoise).  Is this a romantic story or what!  8- A book about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.  A 19th Century love story between a Queen and her cousin who became her husband.  9- Not good at writing love letters?  Buy a book of the greatest love letters ever written from great men or women of the past.  10- A book bridge, something to help hold open the book while reading.  Perfect for those late night reading sessions.  Our buddy, owner of Lines Chisels & Brayers, makes a fantastic book bridge; we've listed a link to his shop below.  11- For the non-conventional couple who may find Valentine's Day tacky, or for those who believe Valentine's Day was invented by Hallmark to sell cards; how about reading a book of "love letters to a dictator"?  Letters written to Hitler that go back to 1925 up to 1945.  Historian Dr. Henrik Eberle discovered the letters in the State Military Archives of Moscow.  Check out THIS article written in 2007 about the discovery of the letters.  12- A handy book light.  13- Lets not forget about Mark Antony and Cleopatra's wild love affair that eventually led to war, the two of them fleeing Rome, and sadly ending with both of them committing suicide.  14- If nothing on this list suites the book lover in your life you can always fall back on a gift card to their favorite bookstore, or better yet, a gift card from us!  We offer vouchers towards book restoration or a custom binding HERE

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Happy Valentines Day!

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