The 2016 Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Presents Over $20

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The 2016 Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Presents Over $20

Paste has your back this season with nine fun gift ideas for book lovers. From a subscription for translated books to a book clock that doubles as a safe, these presents are perfect for the readers in your life.

For more great gift ideas for bibliophiles, check out our gift guide with items under $20 and our Star Wars-themed gift guide.

Book Wallet/Case for Smartphones

Classic literature and technology collide with these beautiful smartphone cases. You can choose from dozens of book covers and 35 phone models, ensuring you'll find the perfect combination. Each case protects your phone and boasts two to three credit card slots along with a long pocket for cash. (Etsy: $29)

Music Album Imagined as a Book Series Poster

Perfect for the book- and music-obsessed person in your life, these posters from StandardDesigns transform albums into paperback series. Each book corresponds to a track on a specific album, ordered as they appeared on the original vinyl release. There are 180 posters to choose from, including albums from David Bowie, Patti Smith, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, and more. (Etsy: $23.08)

Open Letter Books Subscription

This is the ideal gift for your reading buddy who just returned from that trip to Argentina, France, Vietnam, catch my drift. Open Letter Books exclusively publishes literature in translation, and they have some fantastic titles. The publisher offers two subscription options to sate the literary beast in all of us: a six-month subscription that delivers 5 books, and a 12-month subscription that delivers 10 books. (Open Letter: $60 or $100)

Out of Print Literary T-Shirt

Bookworms can be die-hard fans when it comes to certain stories. So instead of buying them yet another copy of A Wrinkle in Time, purchase a shirt sporting the book cover instead. Available in men's and women's sizes, Out of Print tees feature dozens of titles—from classics to children's picture books. (Out of Print: $28)

New Yorker Cartoon Canvas Prints

New Yorker cartoons are pretty iconic—and pretty amusing. You can choose from dozens of images to pick the perfect 8x8 canvas print. (The New Yorker: $59.99)

Library Book Embosser

Bibliophiles have a special relationship with their books, and this personalized embosser is a great way to acknowledge that. It's also very handy for people who lend books to their friends—and want them returned. (Amazon: $23.95)

New York Review Books Curated Collections

New York Review Books is hosting a great holiday sale, offering curated packages of reissued classics for up to 40% off. Plus, you get a free tote bag if you spend over $75. Their collections include: Dark Comedies, World War I Novels, Thrillers, Graphic Novel Masterpieces, and more. (NYRB: $25+)

Book Clock/Hidden Safe

Not only does this battery-operated clock look like a small book, it has a secret compartment to boot! As a thoughtful touch, the clock comes with a "My Bucket List" booklet to fill with notes and one AA battery. You can choose from the following four titles: In Search of Lost Time, The Ugly Duckling, The Old Man and the Sea, and Long Day's Journey Into Night. (MochiThings: $31.95)

Independent Bookstore Gift Card

Yes, we also included this in our Under $20 Gift Guide. But let's be real: book lovers will always love books. So treat the bibliophile in your life to some new reads on you—and support an indie bookstore in the process. You can browse this directory to find a local store.