10 Tempting Gifts Queer Book Nerds Will Love

Not sure what gifts to get your friends this pride month? Give the gift of gay the queer book nerds in your life will thank you.

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There’s still time to show the queer book nerd in your life that you appreciate them. Sure, you could get them a book, but what if they’re picky? Even worse, what if they already have it? These book accessories and trinkets will not only make great gifts, but they’re so cool, you might just want them for yourself.

Pride Book Marks

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These pride bookmarks by ShopGigiAndBo will ensure you never lose your place. Not only is the art adorable, but they come in six different color varieties! That’s not even mentioning the optional tassel. Flat, compact and useful, bookmarks make a great gift to slip into a card. Whenever they open their book, they’ll think of you.

Rainbow Book and Kindle Cover

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Not every book lover is easy on their stuff. I know because I destroy everything I touch. Help keep their precious texts safer than mine with the gift of a book and Kindle protector! It’s pink, it’s rainbow, and again, it’s practical. BirdieQPlusTwo makes this in three different sizes with two different clasp options!

Rainbow Ink Page Holder

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Did you know people make contraptions that help keep your book open? Whether you want to make someone’s reading experience more accessible, or they just want to multitask without the pages flipping closed, this page holder by AVClearlyBespoke is perfect. The rainbow heart is a delight in and of itself, but it comes in a customizable protective pouch!

Libraries Are For Everyone Keychain

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Have you ever seen the bulky keyring of a giant nerd and thought to yourself, wow, they probably don’t need anymore keychains? Well I’m telling you that they do. Whether you’re queer yourself, or a proud ally, this keychain is a great way to tell the world that libraries are meant for everybody. Keychains go great on backpacks, purses, keyrings, lanyards, and anything else you can get that ring around. This keychain by GoodGoodCat is a great gift for readers of all ages.

Read The Rainbow Shirt

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If you can get their size, this shirt from TheCraftyBookasaurus would make a great gift! Give this to your favorite book nerd, so they can tell the whole world they love gay literature. Alternatively, give it to them a few sizes large for the perfect nightshirt. It comes in a soft, cozy array of colors, with sizes ranging from S to 4XL.

“It’s a Good Day to Read Banned Books” Shirt or Sweater

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Book nerds love cozy shirts and sweaters, and these by HTownApparel won’t disappoint. The message relayed in these soft bubbly letters is unfortunately relevant, as book bans continue to impact access to queer literature. You can also get the design as a v-neck, in youth or toddler sizes, and even as a baby onesie.

Queer Bookish Sticker Set

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Maybe it’s my inner artist talking, but stickers are wonderful. There’s something tantalizing about having a precious piece of art you can stick on just about any flat surface. Laptops, water bottles, journals and sketchbooks, you get to curate your interests and share them with the world. In this case, these stickers by MileLongTBRboutique brand you as a queer book nerd. I don’t know about you, but that sounds perfect to me.

“Read More Queer Books” Tote Bag

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Most people use tote bags to carry groceries, but if your friends sustain themselves on LGBTQIA+ literature, this is the pick for them. There are a bunch of tote bags out there, but I enjoy this one by JazzyDesignsEtsy. I love a good rainbow as much as the next person, but sometimes, people want to show their pride without ruining their aesthetic. The bag comes in black and ivory, in addition to a large variety of text color options!

“Read Queer Books” Mug

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What do mugs have to do with reading? Everything. Whether you’ve got cocoa, tea, coffee, or even a microwave cake, mugs help to complete the vibes. This mug by BookishlyUK sports a striking black, white, and rainbow design that I can really appreciate. Though mugs are a little bulkier, they are loved, cherished, and collected by many.

Subtle Book Stack Pride Pins

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Finally, If the recipient of your queer gift is partially in the closet, these subtle book stack pride flag pins by therainbowbookshelf could be a nice solution. While I personally think most people who recognize the various flags will notice the intent, it could probably fly under the radar of an uninformed parent or colleague. They come in nine different flag varieties and are also very cute.


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