Treat Yo Shelf: Valentine’s Gifts for When Your Bae is Books

Posted by Blair Thornburgh

(Is that right? Did I use “bae” right, trendmongers and #coolteenz of the internet? Please LMK!!)

Being in love is grand! The initial infatuation, the late nights together, the way the pages whisper when you turn them…really, the best long-term relationship in life is the one you have with books. 

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to treat the special ~tome-one~ in your life to some stylish bookish accessories. Whether it’s a new bookmark, a decadent slipcover, or a nifty ex libris plate to stake your claim, pick up a treat for your every BFFL (book-friend-for-life) this February 14. Need something shipped last minute? You can scope out the Quirk Zazzle store. 

Metal Feather Bookmark, $14
This elegant avian-inspired placeholder from ChusCraft will make your book feel fancy and feathered.


Crocheted Red Rose Bookmark, $14.50
Spoil your book love with this elegant symbol of True Love from CreacionesSusana.


Candy Hearts Magnetic Bookmark, $10
Or clip your page in place with this SO FINE bookmark from BookInz.


Tweed Book Cover, $38.46
Keep that special book cozy and warm in the February gloom with this perky pink slipcover from WhimsyWooDesigns.


Leather Book Cover, $46
Or get extra-elegant with this sumptuous leather case from PandJLeatherWorks.


Vintage Valentine Bookplates, $16.95 for 24
Let the world know that book is YOURS with one of these sweet stick-ons from Oiseaux.


Book Weight in “Notting Hill,” $10
For those romantic dinners with you and your book, this handy, hefty gadget from MyRainyDayDesigns helps your reading stay put.


“LOVE” bookends, $64
Treat your faves and keep them snug with these bookends by DesignAtelierArticle.


Heart bookends, $59
Or corral your collection with these dainty pink <3s from MapleShadeKids.


Rustic love bookends, $35
OR try this pair, complete with sweet nothings, from BlessingandLight.

Blair Thornburgh

Blair Thornburgh

BLAIR THORNBURGH is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where she earned a B.A. in medieval studies and delivered a pretty good commencement speech. She lives in Philadelphia.