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Jamie Canaves

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Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer–in case you’re wondering what you do with a Liberal Arts degree. She’s never met a beach she didn’t like, always says yes to dessert, loves ‘80s nostalgia, all forms of entertainment, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. You can definitely talk books with her on Litsy and Goodreads. Depending on social media’s stability maybe also Twitter and Bluesky.

Audiobooks are a perfect example of how accessibility benefits everyone. And people sure have been listening to audiobooks lately, creating a constant yearly growth for the industry: In 2023 there was a 9% growth, which meant a revenue of $2 billion. Yeah, not millions, but billions. The demand is there and growing, so industries and businesses are recognizing how great audiobooks are (or that there is a lot of money to be made). Spotify added them to its Premium membership and created a new subscription tier with 15 free listening hours; Reese Witherspoon partnered her monthly book club with Apple Books for audiobooks and Libro.fm is out here sending your dollars to an indie bookstore of your choice if you want to listen to audiobooks and still support your indie.

Whether you’re a fan of full cast audiobooks, single narrator, escaping into cozy worlds, diving into intense thrillers, or read all your memoir and nonfiction through audiobooks, here are some fun gifts for you, or the audiobook lover(s), in your life. There’s a sweatshirt for skull lovers, a tee for tuning out the world, a cover for your AirPods (that may or may not roar), a tote bag, a mug, an enamel pin, stickers for your planner, a sticker for audiobook and tarot fans, and a tee for fans of “the book was better”! Plus, three great items for audiobook lovers who like to listen to a book while doing something relaxing: a gorgeous jigsaw puzzle, an artist-created coloring book for dragon lovers, and a bookish embroidery kit!

a grey sweatshirt with a skull wearing headphones graphic illustration that says "shhh...I'm reading"
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Shhh…I’m Reading Audiobook Shirt ($43): For sweatshirt-wearing fans who don’t wait for Halloween to show their skull love. (Up to 3XL in size)

a crocheted green dinosaur to cover an airpod case on etsy by EmbroideryGiftsVN
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Dinosaur AirPods Case ($22): Keep your AirPods snuggly warm in the belly of a dino!

an enamel pin of a purple book wearing headphones that says "audiobook enthusiest"
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Audiobook Enthusiast Enamel Pin ($14): A lovely addition to any pin collection, whether you rock them on a jean jacket, a tote bag, your shirt, or a pinboard!

dark grey tshirt with graphic illustration of books and headphones that says "earlobes deep in smut"
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Dirty Audiobooks Tee ($30+): For my romance reading friends!

jigsaw puzzle of graphic illustration of a Black woman in braided pigtails eyes closed in a field of flowers
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Black Woman Jigsaw Puzzle ($21+): Working on gorgeous jigsaw puzzles that have beautiful and peaceful images while listening to an audiobook is an incredible way to de-stress! Bonus: this is available in three different sizes!

the cover for the coloring book Pop Manga Dragons and Other Magically Mythical Creatures
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Pop Manga Dragons and Other Magically Mythical Creatures Coloring Book ($16): Fans of dragons and mythical creatures in their books are going to absolutely want to grab a case of colored pencils to tackle this beautiful coloring book by artist Camilla d’Errico.

a sticker with graphic illustration of a tarot card that says "the audiobook"
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The Audiobook Sticker ($7): A perfect sticker for tarot and audiobook fans! And, if you don’t like sticking your sticker to things — or have run out of space — I use mine as bookmarks.

a white mug that says "the voices in my head are just audiobooks" with a graphic illustration of a book wearing headphones
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Audiobook Mug ($14): True story — which means sometimes my brain may start thinking in the accent of the narrator while inhaling an audiobook.

a dark grey shirt with a graphic illustration using aqua and purple of a woman wearing headphones that says "audiobook on world off"
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“Audiobook On World Off” Shirt ($29): It’s important to take time to recharge and escape between fighting for rights.

a tote bag that says "audiobooks are books" with earpods illustration
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Audiobooks Are Books Tote Bag ($20): This is 100% factional 24/7! Bonus: the tote is available in many color options.

an embroidery kit that makes an image of a woman sitting in a chair holding a mug and reading a book
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Reading Embroidery Kit ($36): I love the idea of handmade embroidery kits, and here’s a lovely one to make while listening to an audiobook. Maybe listen to a murder mystery while stabbing something repeatedly? Just a suggestion.

a crimson shirt with lettering that says "the audiobook was better"
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The Audiobook Was Better T-shirt ($28): With the exceptional quality of many audiobook productions, especially full-cast ones, I believe it! (There are 4 shirt color options, and this goes up to 4XL size)

sticker sheets with graphic illustration of books wearing headphones
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Audiobook Doodle Planner Stickers ($4): Make sure your planner keeps track of your audiobook reading with these stickers! Bonus: available in two different color themes.

If you’re wondering what everyone is listening to on audiobook this year: Libro.fm’s Most Pre-Ordered Audiobooks of Summer 2024 and Audible’s Top Audiobooks of 2024 So Far.