What to buy for book lovers?

The topic of gift-giving has always been a confusing one, especially when it comes to bearing gifts that are unconventional. And what could be more unconventional than choosing gifts for book lovers. Book lovers are not impressed by expensive watches, designer handbags or jewellery. They enjoy the concepts of olden times such as handwritten letters, pressed flowers in books and nowadays themed book merchandise. Today at Daastan, we are helping you decide what to gift to the book lovers present in your circle. Therefore, stay tuned till the very end and discover some innovative book related creations.

Annotated books

Annotated books top this list, because anyone who appreciates literature, loves to receive thoughtful gifts. Therefore, what else can be better than a piece of literature that has the thoughts of your favourite person scattered all across the pages. In terms of annotation, sky is literally the limit. For instance, you are annotating a book for your pen pal, choose a travelogue of your country. You can place postcards, pressed flowers and handwritten notes  inside the book to make it more personal. Depending on the person you are annotating the book for, the possibilities become endless. So, get creative and annotate the book of the century!

Collector’s Editions —fantasy of book lovers

Collector’s editions seem to be all the hype these days. Book lovers wait for book anniversaries and holidays to get the special editions of their favourite books. Now if you are someone who’s not crazy about books, you must be thinking why does a person need more than one copy of a book. The simple answer to that is for book lovers, special editions are like ancient relics. A book lover can simply want them for the sake of collecting or for the additional content that is generally not present in the first editions. But for quite sometime now, collaborations between the publishing industry and artists have been increasing. These collaborations have proved to be heavenly for book lovers. In special editions, the publishers come up with unique features for the books. For instance, collector’s editions have hardcovers that are leather or clothbound, have sprayed edges, fan arts, extra content, maps, etc.

Book Merchandise

Book merchandise is becoming a market with exponential growth. Now more than ever, the book lovers want to materialise their reading worlds into existence. For this purpose, they rely on book merchandise services. Therefore, if you’re on search for a holiday, birthday or graduation gift for a book lover, get them book merchandise for their favourite book. Merchandise services like “Illumicrate” and “Owlcrate” are really stepping up the game when it comes to merchandise items and book offers. From themed candles, props to T-shirts, such services provide it all.

Reading Gadgets

Next on the list are reading gadgets. Shifting from the old school aesthetic to the wonders of new age, we have certain technological reading inventions to keep you interested. Furthermore, the tech industries are now taking into account readers’ interests more than ever. These reading gadgets are meant to save your time, be an economical solution in the long run and most of all, make your reading experience unforgettable.  Let’s have a rundown of the last decade’s most loved reading inventions.

  • Kindle Paper White
  • Reading Lights
  • Pen-sized Scanners

Reading Subscriptions

There is no doubt in the fact that millions and millions of book pdfs are available online for free. However, reading subscriptions are a more ethical way to approach online reading. Moreover, reading apps are designed specifically to cater to a reader’s needs. They help you make TBRs (to-be-read list), track your reading, pick reading challenges and even annotate them. Apart from that, reading subscriptions provide a vast library of audiobooks, magazines and even scholarly research papers. Bookmate, Scribd and Kindle Unlimited are among the most subscribed e-reading options.

We hope we cleared your confusion regarding what to buy for book lovers. For more literary goodness, stay tuned!

Noor Hashmi
Noor Hashmi is a student of literature at Numl University. She is an aspiring poetess. She runs a blog by the name of “Diaries of Huda” sharing her journey through poetry. In her free time, she loves to paint and bake.

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