Gone Reading has the best gift ideas for book lovers. Even their slogan is fantastic, "Brilliant Products for the Reading Lifestyle." I couldn't agree more. Every time I visit their site, I find something new that I want/need. They sell action-figures, stationery, book lights, serving pieces, drink ware, and even candles! I don't mean this in a negative way at all, but I get a bit overwhelmed when I visit the site. I'm like a kid in a candy store (or a book lover in a book store) because there are so many items that I want!
If you haven't been to Gone Reading for awhile, you might want to check it out again. Or, if you've never been there, then you definitely should visit. Gone Reading has some wonderful new items. I was fortunate enough to receive samples of a few of them.
Each page measures 4″ x 3-3/4″; the assorted sizes include full, 1/2 and 1/4 page sized bookplates.
Perfect for gifting to your own “book friends”!
The "Book Friends" Bookplates are a wonderful gift idea -- both cute and practical -- and only $5.99. This set includes 80 decorated book labels by artist Debbie Powell. They come in all different shapes and sizes too! I just love the fun artwork and bright colors! Here are a few examples of the bookplates:
Another totally fun item sold by Gone Reading is The Hands Stand. I have to say that this is actually a very practical item, and I love how useful it is for holding my iPad... or my cookbooks. Even better, it makes me smile every time I use it! It just looks like it's "hugging" my device!
For those of you interested in the "specs": each Hands Stand measures 8-1/2″ long when closed. It can accommodate books, tablets and eReaders that are at least 6″ wide (the distance between each “hand” when fully open is 5-1/2″) and a maximum of about 3/4″ thick (the width of the “shelf” on which the book or device rests).
Includes The Satanic Verses, Ulysses, Catch-22, Nineteen Eighty-four, Animal Farm, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Madame Bovary, Les Miserables, Lady Chatterly’s Lover and so many more.
A sturdy, high-quality mug that will last a lifetime. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Arrives in its own colorful gift box.
My absolute favorite item is the Banned Books Mug which sells for $12.95. This mug is so cool! Not only does it list 24 important banned books including some of my faves like TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, and THE CATHER IN THE RYE, it's also really stylish.
The mug comes in a box which looks just like the mug so it's perfect for gift-giving. The mug itself is a faded black with the 24 books listed in different fonts and different colors. You can't tell this from the photo unless you look very closely, but the word "BANNED" is printed in a raised black font. It's just a special mug and a way to celebrate these great works of literature.
The Banned Books mug holds 12 ounces of liquid and is microwave and dishwasher safe too. I don't know about you, but those are must-haves in my house!
Can you tell how much I love everything about this website? Here's a few more incentives to visit Gone Reading:
Gone Reading's website is very user-friendly which makes it even easier to shop for the book lover in your life -- even if that book lover is you. You can shop by product type, by theme, by author, bestsellers or by new products. There is even a clearance section for you fans of bargains. Shipping is free for orders over $90. Make sure you join their e-mail list to get the latest on specials and new products. You will also receive a 10% off coupon for signing up!
Finally, here's one of my favorite things about Gone Reading. The folks at Gone Reading donate 100% of their after-tax profits to reading-related charities like READ Global, Ethiopia Reads and BiblioWorks! So when you buy from Gone Reading, you are actually helping others too! What a great concept!