May 11, 2018

Ten Awesome Gifts for Librarians | LJ Insider

Inspired by School Library Journal’s 2012 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide, and selected by the completely subjective methodology of “I thought it was cool,” here are 10 gifts for the librarian you actually like.

  1. Librarian Glasses Necklace. Look sharp! $12.
    librarian glasses necklace
  2. Miss Terry at the Library vintage upcycled book journal is perfect for taking notes at conferences, or staff meetings. $14.Miss Terry at the Library upcycled book journal
  3. Personal Library Kit from Knock Knock means you always know who you loaned that book to and how long ago at home, too. $15.Personal Library Kit by Knock Knock
  4. Library Checkout Holiday Card. Set of 8, letterpress. Late with your cards? Just mark them overdue. $16.Library checkout holiday card
  5. As the first film’s release triggers another wave of Hobbit mania, know your way around with the There and Back Again tube map-style chart of Bilbo’s journey. $17-$60.There and Back Again art print by Society6
  6. Boston Public Library Delivery Tote. Holds 27 pounds of books. Or laundry. $39.Brooklyn Public Library delivery tote
  7. Vintage Oak Wood Card Catalog Cabinet File Drawers may be archaic at the library but they are great for storing recipes or, apparently, bottles of wine. $40.Card catalog drawers
  8. These ebook jackets are made by the oldest bookbindery in the U.S. to resemble first edition covers. Wizard of Oz gets the nod because of its scholarly lion. $45.Wizard of Oz ebook jacket from Out of Print
  9. A dozen silver Dewey Decimal bookmarks. Get all your coworkers out of the way at a single stroke. $126, or about $10 each.Dewey decimal bookmark in book
  10. Miniature Medieval Library Stall. ‘Nuff said. $1250.minature medieval library stall


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  1. I’m so honored to have my Dewey Decimal bookmarks included in this awesome list. I am a long time fan of Library Journal – so I’m excited for the feature!

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