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15 Valentines Day Gifts for Book-Lovers

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"To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love."- Oscar Wilde

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day presents a perfect opportunity to wear your heart on your sleeve. And while the appeal of single roses and chocolates might have worn off, there is still plenty of quirky gifts to express your affection for your favourite book lover!


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This shirt will delight any bibliophile who is not shy to display their addiction to books in public.

Book Page Bouquet

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Harvested from the finest book flower fields in the world, this ever-lasting bouquet will be sure to bring a smile to your recipient's face


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As if by magic this heat-reactive mug reveals the most controversial reads of all times.

'Books Not Bombs' Canvas Tote Bag

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A very good sentiment expressed in a pleasing mid-century style design. A perfect accessory for any rebel at heart!

Wizardly Buttery Drink Book Candle

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Spend a snowy weekend in town with your best buds! Give a toast to your recent escapades while the sweet, spellbinding scents of butterscotch and caramel drift among the shops and pubs of your favourite all-wizarding village.

"A Heart Well Worth Winning" Charles Dickens Pendant

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This collectible silver plated pendant design uses a combination of hand-lettering and abandoned book page, with a quote from Our Mutual Friend: “A heart well worth winning, and well won. A heart that, once won, goes through fire and water for the winner, and never changes, and is never daunted.”

Bookish Throw Pillow

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Every time your obsession with fictional characters raises some eyebrows, this pillow will advocate your freedom of choice.

Bodleian Hobbies Bookshelf Tie

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An image straight from the shelves of The Bodleian Library printed onto this bookish tie. The books featured are all antique decorated cloth volumes.  

A Literary Feast: Recipes Inspired by Novels, Poems and Plays

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The perfect book for anyone who enjoys spending their days with a book in one hand and a saucepan in the other. The author couples both famous and unusual dishes in literature with recipes on how to prepare them, including Turkish delight Edmund wouldn’t be able to resist, a fruit salad the goblin men would covet and cucumber sandwiches even Algernon would eat in public. A fantastic feast awaits your senses, just open the book and you will see.

Wizard of Oz Bookmark

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This eye-catching bookmark will appeal to any avid reader with a wicked sense of humour. And it makes a perfect ice-breaker too!

Book Hangover iPhone case

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This tongue-in-cheek iPhone case will become a welcome addition to anyone who struggles to reconnect with reality after finishing a truly mind-blowing book.

Oscar Wilde Chocolate

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Oscar Wilde is remembered for many things, modesty not being one of them. A brilliant gift for academic types, this personalised chocolate card will put you in their good books.

Novel tea with Literary Quotes

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There is no better company than a steaming cup of tea as you open the cover of a favorite classic or turn the page of the latest thriller. Whether traveling to distant times and far off lands or discovering new characters in a nearby locale, a soothing cup of tea makes the journey more pleasurable and the memory lasting.

Clip on Reading Light

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For the night owls who tend to read into the wee hours of the morning.

Fish Bowl Bookends

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These versatile book ends will delight any sea-loving bibliophile in need of a reminder to feed their fish. However, if you are not really a fish person, then fill the containers with sand, stone or coloured water and voilà! - you have just livened up your boring bookshelf with a creative look.

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