If you constantly have a nightstand piled high with books, are on your local bookstore's newsletter, or always tuck a paperback into your bag, then it's safe to say that you're a book lover. And while it's easy to jump into your story while riding the train or stealing a few minutes before bed, sometimes you want to make a bigger deal out of your book reading session.
It just feels so much more relaxing and special when you can make a cup of tea, put on a pair of comfy socks, and wrap yourself around a blanket. But what if you take your "me time" one step further and basically give everything you own a literary theme? Below are 13 things you need to support your voracious reading habit—because everyone needs a bibliophile coffee mug!
A Convenient Book Mark
Rather than dog-earring your book to an inch of its life, get this triangular bookmark, the Ritterbach Book Hook from Connox (€45/$50), instead. You can put it on the coffee table or leave it on your nightstand, and simply place your book on it turned to whatever page you've left off at. That way you'll never lose your place again.
Are you the diligent reader in your group, and so you lend out your collection to all your friends? If you constantly have at least 10 books circulating outside of your house, invest in this fun library stamp ($26) from Packagery to make sure they always come back home to you. And even if you hoard all your stories to yourself, this will make a nice personalized touch on your most favorite of books.
Cheeky Tote Bag
If you're taking your reading outside of the apartment, then there's no other way to carry your novel than in this cheeky tote bag ($27) by From Flora With Love. From coffee shops to parks, this is a playful way to carry your books.
A Pair Of Reading Socks
If your new thriller or romance novel came in the mail and you're all ready to plop on the couch, don't forget to change into these reading socks ($14) from Wine a Little Gifts. That way when you prop your feet on the coffee table, everyone will know you're deep in reading mode and can't be disturbed for a couple of hours. Also, they're too cute, so there's that!
Literature Themed Teas
What's a cozy book reading session with a big cup of hot tea? To make it extra special, get a tin that's inspired by one of your favorite novels from First Edition Tea Co.—like this Jane Eyre currant & spice black tea ($12) or maybe a Pride & Prejudice citrus tea ($12).
A Cozy Blanket
What's the point of even curling up with a book when there's no blanket involved? This soft throw ($49) by Amy Gale on Society 6 features a mod bookshelf pattern—making for a stylish and beautiful decorative piece for your favorite reading room.
This is such a cool one! Not only is it a bookshelf that lets you display your favorite editions in an interesting way, but the raised point acts as a bookmark, where you can toss your book onto the bump and have your paged saved where you left off. Grab one ($60) from BOOKMOUNT.
Book Reading Sweater
If you're about to settle into a long read that's going to take you way further into the night than you should be up, put on a cozy sweatshirt ($21) from ElephanTees that's appropriate for such a page-turning event.
"Please Go Away" Mug
If you take your book into the kitchen or living room and you need to let the people in the house know that they have no chance of ripping you away from the plot line, then it's time to fill up your coffee in this particular mug ($16)from Madeline Vy & Co. It gets the message across loud and clear.
One moment it's the afternoon and you crack open your brand new book, and the next it's midnight and you need to bring some light into the room in order to find out what happens next. Rather than blasting your main light, try this cute desk lamp ($127) from Oitenta instead. Not only is it convenient for your late-night reads, but it's a quirky touch to any desk or nightstand.
This hybrid, the LiliLite (€149, $159) is a shelf, lamp, and bookmark all in one tool. You can easily store your "currently reading" books over your bed on the shelving unit, and the triangle acts as a bookmark for you to hold your place when you stop reading. While an amazing idea on its own, it gets even better: When there's a book on the raised point, the light stays off. But when you bring your book down, the light turns on, offering you late-night reading.
Thumb Ring Book Holder
If you're into reading paperbacks but get annoyed with how awkward they are to hold sometimes, then this thumb ring ($3.99) from Wooden Androyd Studio is going to make all the difference. You can hold the books one handed now without the novel ever snapping shut on you!
Hand Stamped Tea Spoon
If you're in the habit of brewing yourself tea or coffee to go with your chapters, then make the little ritual a little more special with this vintage hand-stamped spoon ($20) from ThePaperSpoon4U.