14 Book Accessories Every Reader Needs

Rep your adoration for books with these practical and elegant reading accessories.

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If you're a book lover, it may seem easy to find your next guilty pleasure purchase. Just get another book off of your wishlist, right? But if you've already got a stack of books waiting to be read, you may want to treat yourself in another way.

Instead, why not turn to accessories to make the reading experience go smoother? Be it bookmarks with a little flair, book lights to maximize reading time, or compact shelves to organize that pile of books ready to tumble with the next addition, you'll find the perfect accessory for your wants and needs below. 

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Desktop Bookshelf

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Save space and organize your books (or other items cluttering up your desk) with this countertop bookcase. The shelves are easy to install, and are customizable to whatever size or shape you need!

Decorative Book Pencil Holder Organizer with Bottom Drawer

Decorative Book Pencil Holder Organizer with Bottom Drawer

A useful organizer that will blend in with your bookshelf, or signify your love for books on your work desk. This pencil holder is divided into 2 sections on top that's perfect for any supplies you'll be using throughout a work (or study) day, and a pull-out drawer in the bottom section to store paper clips, rubber bands, or similar items. 

Decorative Metal Bookends

Decorative Tree Metal Bookends

The sound that anyone with a small personal library dreads to hear in the middle of the night: a large, hardcover book making a hard smack as it tips over. Grab a few of these durable metal bookends, and get a good night's rest without worry of your beloved novels waking you up. 

Gothic Dragon Midieval Book Ends

Gothic Dragon Midieval Bookends

An ornate and heavy style of bookend for those who collect massive tomes of ancient spells. The gothic style metal dragons are the perfect defenders of your treasured horde of wealth, keeping the valued knowledge safe and secure. 

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Millennium Falcon and Yoda Metal Bookends

Star Wars Bookend

A little bit of the force will go a long way, even if all you can hold up with it is a shelf of your favorite novels (to be fair, they contain entire worlds). The grandmaster of the Jedi order could probably be spending his time a bit more wisely, such as preventing the collapse of a galactic senate, but he doesn't seem overly burdened to hold the collapse of your books at bay for the time being. 

Related: Stellar Books for Fans of Star Wars 

Black Cat Bookends

Black Cat Bookends

Of course, there has to hold all the books for cat lovers, too! A simple and cute design to add some charm to your collection, although it may make any cat you own a bit concerned. Just let them curl up in your lap during your next reading session to calm their feline nerves. 

Book Holder and Travel Pillow

Book Holder and Travel Pillow

Most book lovers know to resist the temptation to read in the backseat of a car. But for most other forms of long-distance travel, such as planes, trains, or cruises, passing the time by getting lost in a story seems to be the best way to go. This book holder will let you relax and find the perfect position on even the most cramped journeys, and when you finish all the books you hoped would last the entire vacation, it functions as a comfortable pillow.

LED Neck Reading Light

LED Neck Reading Light

Is the lamp you leave on at night to read in bed keeping a partner awake? Or maybe you just wish you could make that horror novel a bit more atmospheric with the lights off. Either way, this convenient, hands-free reading light will help you fit more hours in the day to dedicate to your reading time, with a battery life too long to worry about. 

USB Rechargeable Book Light

USB Rechargeable Book Light

If the around-the-neck style isn't to your taste, this adjustable book light will do the trick just as well. It's USB rechargeable, with two brightness settings that prioritize eye-care, and the see-through clip makes the experience just as hands free, and easily portable for any travel scenario. 

The Book Lover's Journal

The Book Lover's Journal

Keep tally of your conquests with pride! This journal made for book lovers will help you organize your thoughts on the titles you finish, why you didn't finish others, which classics you may want to get around to, and much more! Organize your thoughts on past titles and get inspired for your next read, and start keeping a pen or pencil on hand. 

Related: 35 Must-Read Modern Classics 

Handmade Natural Walnut Thumb Bookmark

Handmade Natural Walnut Thumb Bookmark

Lightweight, compact, and extremely comfortable for your thumb. This page holder will function with books thick and thin, letting you read easily with just one hand, or even keep a page open while you deal with other tasks. The easier the reading experience, the quicker you can get lost in another world. 

27 Pieces Feather Metal Bookmarks

27 Pieces Feather Metal Bookmarks

Some people are fine with just using a receipt from the bookstore, or even dog-earing pages (gasp). But if you enjoy a little flourish to show off, these bookmarks are the go-to choice instead. Each made with a small hole in the end to customize with tassels and the like, this pack of 27 metal feathers is perfect to share with friends (or read 27 books at a time, if you like that kind of challenge). 

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2 Pieces Classical Leaf Metal Bookmarks

2 Pieces Classical Leaf Metal Bookmarks

Keeping on the trend of ornate bookmarks, a pair of metal leaves with chain pendants are much more manageable than 27 different bookmarks. With a silver or gold-plated pendant attached, they're an easy yet elegant gift or fashion statement. 

Handmade Natural Wood Bookmark

Handmade Natural Wood Bookmark

Handmade woodcraft is one of the fastest ways to earn someone's gratitude. Made from African blackwood and red sandalwood, the collections of unique designs offer a style for every kind of reader, as much a work of art as the books they'll be nestled inside. Make sure to keep it in a cool and dry place when it's unused and avoid direct exposure to the sun; the color of red sandalwood will darken after long-term use. 

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Published on 13 Jul 2020