Library Manifesto suggests these home library gifts for the people in your life.
1. Old roomie devoted to snail mail: Card Catalog: 30 Notecards from the Library of Congress
Chronicle Books and the Library of Congress teamed up to make this box set, 30 note cards that reproduce the card catalog entries for classic novels in housing that nods to the wooden catalog stations.
2. Brother who doesn’t shy away from color and still keeps books from middle school: Reading Fox Bookends
His dog-eared classics will look newly handsome stored between these foxy bookends.
3. Crafty mom with a penchant for pretty penmanship: Walden Quilt
A great way to read in bed? A passage from Thoreau’s beloved work is sewn into this quilt created by Comma Workshop.
4. Collector grandmother with a metal detector: Antique Brass Curio Case
This case will keep the dust off of unearthed treasures and ephemera.
5. Hammock-lounging friend with a philanthropic heart: Luci task light
This solar-powered, inflatable lantern seems perfect for nighttime reading on the roof or in the backyard. Bonus: You have the option to buy more lanterns at a discounted rate to give to communities that need nontoxic, off-the-grid light.
6. New lunch buddy with an impressive ability to retell all the stories she’s read: Ideal Bookshelf Gift Certificate
A custom-made painting of all her favorite books will leave her speechless.