The Best Coffee Mugs for Book Lovers (The Best of Book Riot)

Much of the good ship Book Riot is off at Book Expo America this week, so we’re running some of our best stuff from the first half of 2013. We’ll be back with reports from BEA next week and our usual array of new book-nerdery.


Wake up, fuel up, and READ ALL THE BOOKS after you’ve caffeinated with these awesome mugs for book lovers. More to recommend? Drop a link to your favorites in the comments.

Harvard Bookstore’s “Caution: Hot. And literate.” says it all.

caution hot and literate coffee mug


Reading is my super power. A-yup.

reading is my super power mug



Great advice from Dear Sugar at The Rumpus: write like a motherfucker.

write like a motherfucker mug


Write drunk, edit sober. This mug wil hold your morning coffee and your afternoon whiskey.

write drunk edit sober mug



Thou art a “beetled-headed, flap-ear’d knave,” at least before the first cup. Wake up with this Shakespearean insults mug.

shakespearean insults mug


Everything tastes better in a banned books mug.

banned books mug



Great vocabulary didn’t save the Thesaurus from extinction. Hah!

thesaurus mug



Never lose your place with this bookmark mug.

bookmark mug


This adorable hand-painted mug declares, “I like big books and I cannot lie.”

i like big books and I cannot lie mug



From the awesome Strand Bookstore in New York comes a “Keep calm and read a book” mug.

keep calm and read a book mug


You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love this Mr. Darcy proposal mug.

mr darcy proposal mug

The Penguin Classics mug is a classic indeed.

penguin classics mug

From Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina, choose an Eat, Sleep, Read or Peace, Love, Books mug.


Keep it simple with a READ mug.

READ mug

Go away, I’m reading.

go away i'm reading mug

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