It’s almost the new year, and if you’ve been waffling about whether you want a wall calendar in 2023, or which calendar it should be, let this post be your guide. Not only do these calendars help you keep track of important dates, they also are a fun piece of art/entertainment that changes every month.
Besides, flipping a calendar page to the new month is so satisfying. It really feels like time is passing, and that you’ve accomplished getting through that month. It’s officially done now.
We’ve got calendars here for readers, comics fans, and nerds of all stripes (let’s be honest with ourselves). There’s general bookishness, calendars about specific series, kids’ cartoon calendars, Marvel & DC options, and a ton of different Star Wars calendars to choose from.
One last thing: also check out these bookish Page-a-Day calendars! Okay, let’s dive into the best bookish wall calendars.
Generally Bookish Calendars for Readers
Get beautiful paintings of book stacks and some solid book recommendations at the same time. These all feature books by authors of color, and each month has a stack by theme. $15
This calendar showcases painting of women reading throughout history. $16
Is there any better pairing than books and cats? $16
Travel through some of the most beautiful bookstores in the world with this calendar. $15
Calendars About Specific Books, Series, and Authors
Each month of this calendar features a painting of Middle-earth landscapes from different artists. $14
Calendars About Kids’ Books and Cartoons
Someone needs to study how exactly Garfield has such a stranglehold on the consciousness of generations of kids, but it’s undeniable. $14
Speaking of timeless kids’ cartoon, this calendar celebrates Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts characters! $14
Did you know that the top ten most-borrowed kids’ books at the New York Public Library this year were all Diary of a Wimpy Kid books? It’s hard to overstate how popular this illustrated kids’ book series is. $14
Probably the only series that can compete with Diary of a Wimpy Kid in that age group is Dog Man, which also has a devoted following! $13
Manga-Themed Wall Calendars
Naruto is one of the best-known manga and anime series — the manga sold hundreds of millions of copies, and the anime series ran for ten years. $16
This calendar features 16 different characters from the manga and anime series. $17
This manga series has 36 volumes and has been adapted into several different animes! $17
Marvel Comics Calendars
There are so many Marvel calendars to choose from, but this is a fun one, with each month showing a different hero/villain match up. $17
If you prefer a throwback to earlier days of comics, this one will be more your speed. $15
DC Comics Calendars
For DC devotees, we have some options for you, too! Here is one featuring the Justice League. $17
A fancy option is this Batman collector’s edition calendar, which includes two posters and a collectible box. $31
Or you can pick up this Wonder Woman calendar, with each month featuring Wonder Woman in a different style. $17
Star Wars Calendars
More interested in The Mandalorian specifically? Here’s the calendar for you. $13
But let’s get one step more specific, because this calendar is dedicated to the one and only Baby Yoda, a.k.a. the Child, a.k.a. Grogu. $15
Don’t forget to also peruse these bookish Page-a-Day calendars!