Happy Father’s Day! If you’ve got a bookish dad but don’t want to get him another book this year, we’ve got some book-related book recommendations for you.

A Book Safe

While this gift may look like a book, it is in fact—pardon the pun—a novel gift. It’s the perfect way to store treasures—or alcohol—right in plain sight in the library. There’s even an option for a flask to be included. Pre-fill it with his favorite scotch to win extra brownie points.

A Fully Booked Tent

If your dad is equally bookish and outdoorsy, this tent is the perfect gift. It looks like a book that’s been set down tented spine up. Even the flap looks like the sprawled pages. And it’s spacious enough for two people, so it’s perfect for one-on-one bonding time with Dad.

A Personal Library Kit

If your dad is a total bibliophile, he loves to share his love of books with others. However, lending out books is a dangerous thing—it’s so easy to lose track of all those borrowed books! Enter, this personal library kit. It includes self-adhesive pockets, checkout cards, and a date stamp.

Literary clothing

We’ve got plenty of options on this end, mostly gearing towards classics. Out of Print has t-shirts, sweatshirts, and socks—some of them with covers, some with references, and some with generally literary phrases.

Want to go a little less obvious? Litographs prints the text of classic works on items like blankets and t-shirts, manipulating the color and shape to illustrate an iconic scene from the story.

We also wanted to give a shout out to this cool bowtie from Etsy seller MadelinesBeauxTies. She also has this comic book one if that’s more your dad’s speed.

A Little Free Library

If your dad is all about sharing his love of reading with others, but not concerned so much with getting the books back, then a Little Free Library may be the perfect gift. These adorable tiny libraries, with the premise of “take a book, leave a book,” have been popping up all over the country. Get your dad in on the action—someone may just leave something intriguing.

USB drive of the classics

No room to store all the classics at your dad’s place? This tiny thumb drive contains thousands of the greatest classic works of all time. It boasts the works of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, and many, many more. Your father will never be without reading material again!


Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Plenty of the gifts on our bookish valentine’s day gift guide would also work for dad.