Happy National Book Lovers Day to all my fellow book nerds. Every year on August 9th, we celebrate the unofficial holiday that encourages people to pick up a book and spend the day reading. It’s a great opportunity to put down your phone and other technology, and work on that never-ending to-be-read list. If you’re a true book lover, you know exactly what I’m talking about. We have shelves and shelves full of books waiting to be read. We still go to the library and take out books. Today is our day. Rejoice bookworms!

How to celebrate National Book Lovers Day

There are so many ways to celebrate the day. Of course we can read, but there are also other ways to celebrate our love.

  • Of course we can buy, borrow, or listen to more books. Duh! We can never have enough.
  • Organize your bookshelf. There are so many ways to do this. By color, author, subject, etc. It’s always fun to do.
  • Sit out in nature and enjoy your book. Nothing like sitting under a tree and reading a favorite, or new book.
  • Visit your local library. It’s always nice to walk around among our friends.
  • Encourage the kids in your life to read. Take them to the library or the bookstore to pick out something they would love.
  • Share your love of books on social media by showing what you’re reading, or recommend some books to your followers.
  • Support your favorite authors. Besides buying their books, one thing that helps them so much is to write a positive review of their work.
  • Buy a banned book. Books and authors are currently under attack. Be outspoken about your support. Donate a banned book to your local library or school. Educate yourself about what you can do to help.

As you can see, there are many ways to celebrate the day. Why not treat yourself to some great bookish swag. Here are some suggestions.



  • Book Lovers Iced Coffee Cup

    Can never have enough things to drink while you’re reading. And you don’t want to spill on your book right? I also love that this can be personalized.

    Book Lovers Iced Coffee Cup Personalized Book Glass Can Cup - Etsy

    This Tumblers & Water Glasses item by CupaliciousBoutique has 979 favorites from Etsy shoppers. Ships from Jurupa Valley, CA. Listed on Aug 5, 2023

  • Personalized Book Stand

    What a great way to save your spot. This is so cute!

    Birth Flower Book Stand personalized Wooden Book Stand - Etsy

    This Book Stands item by BlueberryCreekHome has 460 favorites from Etsy shoppers. Ships from Copperas Cove, TX. Listed on Aug 8, 2023


  • Custom Book Earrings

    I love, love, love these! I have a pair of my favorite book, The Fault in Our Stars.

    Earrings Miniature Book Fish Hooks or Clip on Custom Author - Etsy

    This Earrings item by FromNewLeaf has 1866 favorites from Etsy shoppers. Ships from United Kingdom. Listed on Aug 6, 2023

  • Book lover stickers

    You can never have enough book stickers right? Put them on your water bottle, computer, notebooks, wherever.

    10-100 PCS Book Stickers Inspirational Reading Water Bottle - Etsy

    This Laptop Decals item by SunscoopArts has 3261 favorites from Etsy shoppers. Ships from East Longmeadow, MA. Listed on Aug 9, 2023

  • Blind Date With A Book

    “Choose your favorite genre and go on a blind date with a Book! Choosing your next read can be hard sometimes. There are endless possibilities! It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it? Receiving a book that you otherwise would never pick up or find on your own is equally as beautiful! Especially if you end up loving it.”

    Blind Date With a Book Pick the Genre Add-ons Included - Etsy

    This Literature & Fiction item by TheGardenKeep has 4286 favorites from Etsy shoppers. Ships from Crosby, TX. Listed on Aug 8, 2023

  • Can never have enough book T-shirts

    Cute shirt with a great message! Like seriously, is there ever a day that’s not a good day to read a book?

    Its A Good Day to Read Shirt Books Shirt Book Lover Shirt - Etsy

    This Gender-Neutral Adult Graphic Tees item by nfiniti has 2835 favorites from Etsy shoppers. Ships from Mountain View, CA. Listed on Aug 8, 2023

  • No Shelf Control bag

    Is there anything more relatable for book lovers? Absolutely none of us have any shelf control!

    I Have No Shelf Control Tote Bag Book Lovers Tote Gift for - Etsy

    This Shoulder Bags item by COCOMONhandmade has 138 favorites from Etsy shoppers. Ships from Los Angeles, CA. Listed on Aug 2, 2023

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