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12 Gifts for You and Your Book Club Buddies

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Vanessa Diaz

Managing Editor

Book Riot Managing Editor Vanessa Diaz is a writer and former bookseller from San Diego, CA whose Spanish is even faster than her English. When not reading or writing, she enjoys dreaming up travel itineraries and drinking entirely too much tea. She is a regular co-host on the All the Books podcast who especially loves mysteries, gothic lit, mythology/folklore, and all things witchy. Vanessa can be found on Instagram at @BuenosDiazSD or taking pictures of pretty trees in Portland, OR, where she now resides.

As Managing Editor, I don’t do much newsletter writing for Book Riot outside of The Deep Dive these days. But earlier this month, I got to fill in for Erica and write for In the Club, our book club newsletter and guide to help you and your book club buds stay well-met, well-read, and well-fed.

I wrote that newsletter myself from 2018 to 2022, taking over for Book Riot alum Jenn Northington and introducing myself as “the new bouncer of this club. Get it? Because clubs have bouncers.” In my second send of the newsletter, I hit the people with a book club remix of the 50 Cent song of the same name with such brilliant lyrics as “look buddy I got the blurbs if you’re into bookish plugs, / I’m into reading ARCs from the big and the indie pubs…” I know. I’m, like, so cool.

Beyond reminding me of why I should stay far away from the rap game, getting to spend some time in my old newsletter stomping grounds made me nostalgic for book clubs. I haven’t had much time for them lately and I do really miss getting together for some good old-fashioned book chat. I’m going to make an effort to return to some kind of book club at least a couple of times this year, even if it’s just the two-person bicoastal book club I have with a friend where the structure is “pick a book, read it whenever, text about it, maybe?” Whether you’re ready to dive back into book club or you never left, here are some book club-themed gifts for you and your fellow club kids.

stack of red enamel stickers with text that reads "sorry I can't, I have book club"
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Priorities, amirite? This sticker keeps it real for $4.

a white enamel sticker with a black graphic of an open book and text that reads "club name here"
image by WildOakStickers
on Etsy

You can customize this sticker with your book club name, the year your club was established, and your slogan if you have one. It comes in multiple sizes starting with 2″x2″ for $4+.

a lavender enamel sticker with a graphic of a plant, skull, and stack of books. white text beneath the images reads "cozy murder book club"
image by littlecrayoncompany on Etsy

Cozy murder book club is my kind of book club! I just love this cute little sticker. $4

black and white enamel sticker of text that reads "what happens at book clun stays at book club"
image by WildOakStickers on Etsy

Them’s the rules! $3

an olive green tshirt with beige text that reads "Custom Book Club" wrapped around a line drawing of an open book with flowers growing out of it
image by StyleFusionShirts
on Etsy

Show off your book club pride with a custom tee! This one is available in several unisex sizes for both kids and adults in several colors, adult sizing starts at $18.

hunter green crewneck sweatshirt with gold text that reads "your club name book club" over a graphic of a laurel wreath surrounding a small stack of books
image by LinaStarGift on Etsy

If cozy sweatshirts are more your bag, this option is also customizable and comes in both crewneck and hoodie options for adults and kids in several colors. Adult sizes start at $25

person wearing a beige sweatshirt with brown that that reads "sorry, I can't. I have book club"
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Like I said, priorities! This crewneck sweatshirt comes in three colors (ash, light pink, and sand) in adult sizes from Small to 5XL. $33+

white coffee mug with a black handle. Black text on the mug reds "custom name est. 2024" is positioned above a graphic of a row of books
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Customize this mug and sip away on your favorite book club brew. It comes in 11oz and 15oz sizes in six color combinations for $17+.

a white spiral-bound journal with green text on the cover that reads "Book Club Name" and "Just One More Chapter." the text is wrapped around a graphic of a stack of books
image by LinoNoelDesigns on Etsy

If you’re tired of dumping most of your book club thoughts into the notes app on your phone, like me, maybe it’s time for a book club journal. I like to keep one of these so I can just be on my phone less in general. $23+

graphic of a sheet containing a grid of book club questions for a roll-the-dice book club discussion guide
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on Etsy

If you need a little help in the discussion department, make a game of it with these roll-the-dice book club questions. This digital download is only $3.

graphics of six cards containing questions and discussion guides for book club
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Here’s a book club discussion guide bundle for a more structured option. This digital download starts at $8.

graphics of three square cards containing romance book club discussion prompts
image by ClubBookShare
on Etsy

For genre and category-specific discussion guides, try this one for romance book club questions. I also found options for rom-com and fantasy book club reads. $7 each.

As I used to say in my old signoff, stay bad & bookish! Check out all of our awesome book club content here, including roundups of all the popular book club picks from Oprah to Reese and weekly recommendations of our own.