The 2017 Star Wars Gift Guide for Book Lovers

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The 2017 Star Wars Gift Guide for Book Lovers

From a Captain Phasma novel to an R2-D2 USB charger, we’ve rounded up eight gifts that are perfect for the Star Wars fan who loves to read. And they’re all just a click away, so you won’t have to make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs to score these presents.

For even more gift ideas, check out our gift guides with presents over $20 or presents under $20.

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Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 10.42.03 AM.pngStar Wars: From a Certain Point of View edited by Elizabeth Schaefer

Why You’ll Love It: From Jawas to sandtroopers to droids, supporting characters get a chance to shine in a new Star Wars short story collection. So if you’ve ever wondered why the trash compactor monster attacked Luke or how Admiral Motti reacted to being Force-choked by Darth Vader, this book has the answers. (Check out our list of the top 10 stories in the book.)

Description: On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the 40th anniversary, more than 40 contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the 40 short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars.

And all participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need.

You can purchase it from multiple sellers here.

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Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 10.29.01 AM.pngStar Wars Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor by Ryder Windham and Adam Bray

Why You’ll Love It: This beautiful tome is the ultimate guide on all things stormtrooper-related; plus, it includes a forward from John Boyega and removable artwork.

Description: Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first installment in the beloved science-fiction series, introduced the Imperial stormtroopers—the army of the fearsome and tyrannical Galactic Empire. Charged with establishing Imperial authority and suppressing resistance, these terrifying, faceless, well-disciplined soldiers in white have become a universal symbol of oppression.

Star Wars Stormtroopers explores these striking warriors and their evolution in depth for the first time. Ryder Windham and Adam Bray trace the roots of their creation and design, exploring how these elite troops from a galaxy far, far away have been depicted in movies, cartoons, comics, novels and merchandizing. Filled with photographs, illustrations, story boards and other artwork, this lavish officially licensed book comes complete with removable features, including posters, stickers, replica memorabilia and more, making it an essential keepsake for every Star Wars fan.

You can purchase it from multiple sellers here.

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Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 11.03.59 AM.pngR2-D2 and BB-8 USB Wall Chargers

Why You’ll Love It: These little guys are great, because they turn one wall outlet into two USB charging slots. So for the person who’s always charging their phone and their e-reader, this is lifesaver.

You can purchase them from ThinkGeek here (and they’re currently on sale).

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Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 10.43.13 AM.pngStar Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson

Why You’ll Love It: This novel reveals Captain Phasma’s mysterious backstory, delivering a thrilling narrative about a newly iconic character.

Description: One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins—and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

Deep inside the Battlecruiser Absolution, a captured Resistance spy endures brutal interrogation at the hands of a crimson-armored stormtrooper—Cardinal. But the information he desires has nothing to do with the Resistance or its covert operations against the First Order.

What the mysterious stormtrooper wants is Phasma’s past—and with it whatever long-buried scandal, treachery or private demons he can wield against the hated rival who threatens his own power and privilege in the ranks of the First Order. His prisoner has what Cardinal so desperately seeks, but she won’t surrender it easily. As she wages a painstaking war of wills with her captor, bargaining for her life in exchange for every precious revelation, the spellbinding chronicle of the inscrutable Phasma unfolds. But this knowledge may prove more than just dangerous once Cardinal possesses it—and once his adversary unleashes the full measure of her fury.

You can purchase it from multiple sellers here.

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Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 10.51.39 AM.pngWilliam Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken by Ian Doescher

Why You’ll Love It: Modern bard Ian Doescher returns to a galaxy far, far away with the seventh installment in his brilliant William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series. (You can view art and excerpts from the book here.

Description: Experience The Force Awakens as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues and theatrical stage directions! As the noble Resistance clashes with the vile First Order, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren and BB-8 are pulled into a galaxy-wide drama—in iambic pentameter.

Star Wars fans and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike will enjoy the authentic meter, reimagined movie scenes and hidden Easter eggs throughout. Chewbacca speaks! Leader Snoke gives a soliloquy! And the romance of Han Solo and Leia Organa takes a tragic turn that Shakespeare would approve of. All with woodcut-style illustrations that place Star Wars characters into an Elizabethan galaxy. The story may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you’ll be convinced it was written by the Bard.

You can purchase it from multiple sellers here.

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Star Wars Zipper Pouch

Why You’ll Love It: These bags are the perfect size to store a collection of reading accessories (think highlighters, bookmarks, earbuds), and they come in a variety of designs. Choose from prints featuring BB-8, stormtroopers, X-wings and more.

You can purchase them from Loungefly here.

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1swcantobight.pngCanto Bight by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant and John Jackson Miller

Why You’ll Love It: A collection of four novellas, Canto Bight takes place in a mysterious casino city that will be featured in The Last Jedi. But don’t worry; these tales won’t spoil the movie.

Description: Welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures and other would-be high rollers are willing to risk everything to make their fortunes. Set across one fateful evening, these four interconnected stories explore the deception and danger of the lavish casino city.
An honest salesman meets a career criminal as a dream vacation turns into the worst nightmare imaginable, in a story by Saladin Ahmed.

Dreams and schemes collide when a deal over a priceless bottle of wine becomes a struggle for survival, as told by Mira Grant.

Old habits die hard when a servant is forced into a mad struggle for power among Canto Bight’s elite, in a tale by Rae Carson

A deadbeat gambler has one last chance to turn his luck around; all he has to do is survive one wild night, as told by John Jackson Miller.

You can purchase it from multiple sellers here.

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Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 10.52.39 AM.pngStar Wars: Chewie and the Porgs by Kevin Shinick, illustrations by Fiona Hsieh

Why You’ll Love It: Yes, this is a children’s book. But porg fans of all ages will adore this picture book, which releases on December 15th.

Description: From Emmy award-winning writer Kevin Shinick comes a lovable tale of Chewbacca the Wookiee and the pesky porgs of Ahch-To Island. (Plot details are under wraps until The Last Jedi’s release.)

You can purchase it from multiple sellers here.

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