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Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

I’m a tea drinker no matter the weather, but when it gets a little cooler, I find myself consuming more tea, as well as seeking out delicious flavored lattes at local coffee shops. I find myself picking up more mugs, too, hoping to find the *perfect* mug for an exact beverage consumption experience — I love a smaller mug for a particularly strong tea flavor, while I love a bigger mug for consuming my two or three wake-up teas in the morning. Among my collection of containers are, of course, plenty of book lover mugs. My favorite might be a hefty Poe-themed mug from Obvious State.

Whether you’re a hot beverage drinker or not, chances are you have a use for a good mug in your life or you know that mugs make for a perfect gift. I’ve pulled together a big range of fun book lover mugs perfect for drinking from or using to add a little bookish spice to your desk or bookshelf.

All of these book lover mugs are broad, meaning that none of them focus on a specific book or author or include quotes attributed to a single author or book. As you’ll see, one of the big mug trends I’m loving is the use of glass. These look so fancy and more, would look nice hanging out on your kitchen counter or mug holder.

Sorry not sorry if you’re not in the market right now because, well, now maybe you’re reconsidering that thought. Indulge. You can never have too many mugs, let alone too many mugs for book lovers.

Sip From These Delightful Mugs For Book Lovers

Glass mug with the words "mood reader" in white. The mug is sitting on a table beside a book and blanket.

As an unabashed mood reader, this mug is for me. I’m also here for whatever is inside that mug because it looks delicious. $17

Image of a mug with brown bookcases, fearing a host of colorful books, a bird, a cat, a globe, and other shelf accessories.

My bookshelves look like this: a little messy and disheveled, with plenty of knick knacks, maybe a cat or two, and clearly well-loved. $17

Two hands hold a peach-colored mug. The mug features colorful books on a set of shelves, with a cat, piggy bank, plant, and other decor.

I dig the vibes of this bookshelf mug, too. $15

A white mug on a stack of books. The mug uses black font which reads "read more books."

The simplicity of the statement to read more books is more than enough to make this mug a winner. $11

Image of a white mug with a yellow circle on it. The circle has three books and a mug. The text outside the image reads "party hard."

This is my kind of way to party hard. $18

Image of white hands holding a mug. The cream-color mug has text on it in many colors and reads "it's a good day to read a book."

Every single day is a good day to read a book. I love the colors of the text on this one and its understated font choice. $17

Image of a Black person with long dreadlocks holding a black mug. The mug reads "Black books are gems."

Everything about this image gives me all of the cozy cool weather vibes. Snag a “Black books are gems” mug for $17.

White mug with pink text. The text reads "bookworm."

Sometimes simple is best. How sweet is this whit and pink bookworm mug? $15

Glass mug on a table. The mug has a white book with flowers growing from the pages.

Root to rise with a glass floral book mug. $17. See my finger hovering over the “add to cart” button here.

Image of a white mug with eyeglasses on it. The text reads "sleep less. read more. be happy."

Eye cannot get enough of this glasses mug and how it perfectly captures the reading life. $5

Image of a whit camping mug. On it is a purple sky and white tree outlines with the words "go away, I'm reading."

Curl in with a blanket, a good book, and a reminder to anyone coming near you to go away, you’re reading. $19

Image of a white mug with a big red comma on it. The comma has white text inside which reads "commas save lives."

I do not believe in grammar elitism, but this mug, which is a play on Eats, Shoots and Leaves, is clever. Oxford comma for life. $22

Image of a white flecked mug on a coaster in front of an open book. The mug reads "book witch."

For all of the book witches out there, behold the mug for you. $19

Image of a white mug with a black ampersand.

Enjoy a lovely minimalistic ampersand mug. $26

image of a white mug on top of two pink books and beside a vase with flowers. The mug reads "book vibes only" in pink, white, and neon green retro fonts.

All of the retro vibes without bad retro hair. $12

Image of a white mug behind chocolate sticks. The mug has colorful books, with text that can be customized. It reads "Libby's Reading Mug."

Get your own personalized reading mug. I love the fantasy feels of this one. $13

Image of a black mug on a table. In white blocky font, it reads "bookish af."

For all of the bookish AF folks out there, say it with your mug. $19

image of a white mug with the words "plot twist" engraved on it.

Whether you’re a writer or a reader, a good plot twist is what makes for a good book. Why wouldn’t a good plot twist make for a good mug, too? $21

Now you’ll want to add some literary tea diffusers, as well as some cool book accessories to your life.