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Best Gift Ideas For The Book Lover

If you have a literature lover on your Christmas list this year, you’re probably hunting for an impressive and intelligent gift idea. Whether you’re searching for the perfect holiday read or want to help them organize their sprawling collection of books with an artsy shelf, we’re on the same page as you. Here’s Real Style’s guide to the best gift ideas for the book lover:

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1) Second Nature By Hand ‘One of a Kind Letter’ Hand Carved Recycled Book Shelf Art, $12: While avid readers may have an affection for all letters, they probably love their own initials the most. This literature-inspired art features letters that are hand carved out of different books, perfect for adding a cozy touch to any home library.

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2) Mighty Bright PocketFlex LED Book Light, $15: If you know a book lover who is constantly on the go or enjoys relaxing with a book late at night, a book light may be a perfect buy. The high intensity LED feature on this pocket-sized light will make their after-hours reading a breeze.

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3) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $20: Released in May, this historical fiction novel by Ohio-born author Anthony Doerr is currently in sixth place on the New York Times Best Sellers’ list. Set during the terrors of World War II, All the Light We Cannot See is the story of a blind French girl who meets a German boy in France.

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4) Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 by Alice Munro, McClelland & Stewart, $21: Published in November, this latest collection of 25 short stories by 83-year-old Canadian writer Alice Munro has hit shelves just in time for the holidays. Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, and the Man Booker International Prize in 2009. With the majority of her stories set in small-town Ontario, this new book brings us away from the city and into the world of her characters, as they fall in love and find themselves.

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5) Kobo Touch Lilac, $80: This eReader with its pretty lilac shade is a lightweight idea for the high-tech bookworm in your life. The touch-sensitive Kobo device was titled Wired magazine’s #1 Editor’s Pick in 2012. The 6” Pearl E Ink touchscreen prevents glare, while the eReader itself is a great portable size.

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6) Urban Outfitters Brimfield Bookcase, $89: With its sleek metal frame, this turquoise bookcase from Urban Outfitters is a pretty antique touch to any bookworm’s home. The three shelves on this case provide a triple threat solution to storing piles of hardcover tomes, while the delicate frame will not overcrowd a small space.



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