Black Owned Gift Guide for Book Lovers
Seasons Greetings! The holiday season is here and we know you have a book lover to shop for. DO NOT buy them a book (they already have too many of those). Go above and beyond and get them some bookish merch from these black woman owned businesses below.
"The reason I first began making book sleeves was pretty simple; I couldn’t find pretty book sleeves that featured Black women on them. I started out making a few for myself and as people saw them I began making them per request. Soon after Dreaming Of Celie became a reality. Although not all of my book sleeves feature Black women on them, when shopping Dreaming Of Celie I want Black women to feel seen, catered to and appreciated. Book sleeves make the perfect gift for the book lover in your life to safely carry around their current read." — Monica Reeds, Owner
Blk & Bkish celebrates Black readers and writers across the diaspora in an Afro-positive and contemporary way. Whether t-shirts or hoodies are your vibe, showcase your Black and Bookish pride with a tote, mug — even face masks. Blk & Bkish offers one-stop shopping to satisfy the book lover on your shopping lists. Available to U.S. and International customers.
What started off as just a platform promoting Kindle deals for books by black authors has morphed into so much more! The book lover in your life would absolutely love the literary trivia games to test their knowledge, spark debates, and put some books on their radar. And if your bookworm is a blogger, grab The Book Blogger’s Planner to help them keep up with their bookish tasks. Free shipping in the USA.
Call Number Box
If you love adding new books to your library and diving into works by talented Black authors, then this library-inspired book subscription box is for you! Each quarter, you will receive a box exploring newly released fiction, nonfiction, YA, or indie books that are a celebration of contemporary Black literature from authors of the African Diaspora. In each box, you will also receive a few curated items from Black-owned vendors relating to themes in the book. Plans start at $23 per month.
Give the gift that celebrates Black culture with the perfect blend of literacy, lifestyle, and love. BlackLIT, a monthly subscription box that highlights Black authors and entrepreneurs, helps spark and maintain a love for literacy by answering the community’s cry for representation, access, inspiration, and celebration. Curated by a passionate educator and publicly recognized by Oprah Magazine, the BlackLIT Box is not worth missing out on. Don’t just get lit, get BlackLIT!
The Seasonal Pages
Reading is such a precious hobby and readers love using bookish accessories that make their reading experience even better. If you are thinking of a very nice gift to give to a reader look no further because The Seasonal Pages has beautiful bookmarks created using wood. Wood bookmarks are not only great for the environment but also make the reading experience very unique. The Seasonal Pages has bookmarks made from wood and from high quality cardstock that will make any bookworm smile. Visit The Seasonal Pages today for different bookmark options today!