Are you a self-proclaimed bookworm? Or maybe someone you know is always immersed in a new book? For any book lover who’s self-isolating at home these days, reading is likely to be a major item on the agenda.
We’ve found 26 gifts, gadgets and apps that are perfect for making the most of your reading sessions. From comfy throw blankets and memory foam slippers for cozying up while indulging in your favorite authors, to apps that help support your local bookstore, these finds are sure to help you discover new books, authors and ways of making reading even easier and more enjoyable.
No matter what your favorite genre is, or how you like to read (via Kindle, hardcover, paperback or audiobook), there are plenty of fun and amazing accessories, apps and tools that book lovers are sure to find useful. We’ve also included ways to connect with friends who love to read, share book reviews and even join new book clubs remotely while we’re cooped up. Plus, we’ve picked out some pretty cool room decor that will help display your favorite books in any space. Ranging from $10 to $130, there’s something for every budget and every type of reader.
Scroll down to peruse our 26 favorite literary gifts and gadgets, and get ready to discover new ways to read, new favorite books, and fun ways to help support local and independent bookstores in your area.
Supporting your local bookstores has never been easier, thanks to the Libro.fm app, which allows you to download audiobooks from indie and local bookstores. Libro.fm splits the profits with the bookstore of your choice, and you can choose various methods of downloads, including a monthly subscription or à la carte.
Book of the Month Club Membership (starting at $9.99 per month; bookofthemonth.com)
You can also join Book of the Month Club and discover new titles. Each month, you can choose one (or more) books from five highlighted titles. The books are delivered to your doorstep, you review them and repeat again the next month. You can cancel or skip a month at any time.
Google Books (Free; books.google.com)
Another way to discover new and exciting books is by utilizing the Google Books search engine. You can search the web for any book with the option of buying it or, if available, borrowing it from a local library. You can also get e-books from the Google Play store.
Agate Crystal Bookends ($58; anthropologie.com)
These gorgeous crystal bookends double as stunning room decor.
Raniaco Clip Reading Book Light ($15.99; amazon.com)
This bestselling flexible reading lamp clips into your book and has three levels of brightness, plus USB charging.
100 Books Scratch Off Poster ($15; uncommongoods.com)
Read your way through a list of 100 iconic books and keep track with this scratch-off poster.