The 2015 Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Great Gifts Under $20

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TankBooks


TankBooks are a clever example of creative design fused with timeless literature. Tank Publications has taken the flip-top cigarette case and combined it with unabridged, pocket-sized works like Kafka's Metamorphosis, Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Hemingway's The Undefeated. On a practical level, TankBooks allow readers to sneak great reads in a pinch, but they're beautiful objects by themselves. (TankBooks: $13.24 each)

Cassette Tape Bookmarks


The overlap between cassette tapes and books might've peaked in the late '80s with Bret Easton Ellis' work, but these fun bookmarks proves that our love for both mediums is very much alive. Connect Design's cassette tape bookmarks are a totally affordable stocking stuffer for readers with one foot proudly planted in the past. (Connect Design: $6 for a set of 3)

Lost Ocean Coloring Book


Illustrator Johanna Basford catalyzed the "coloring books for adults" trend with Secret Garden in 2013. She's published two more coloring books since then, including October's release of Lost Ocean. Dive into an "inky adventure" under the sea with this whimsical book perfect for all ages. (IndieBound: $16.95)

Independent Bookstore Gift Certificate


With the convenience of online shopping, it's easy to forget how amazing the physical world can be. This fact smacks Paste's Assistant Books & Comics Editor in the face—hard, too—whenever he visits Literati, his favorite local shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A trip to an independent bookstore will inspire tons of great ideas, and readers will embrace any excuse to spend an afternoon browsing shelves. Use this directory to find an independent bookstore near you.