Christmas Shopping for Book Lovers


Detail from an illustration for
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
by Arthur Rackham, 1906

There are lots of wonderful places online to buy gifts for the book-lovers in your life--here's a directory of some of Sparrow Tree Square's favorite stores and product lines, sorted by theme:
 

Anglophilia

The Bodleian Shop: Books, stationery, home goods, accessories, toys, and more inspired by Oxford University's Bodleian Library holdings. Ships internationally from the United Kingdom.

The British Library: Books and gifts inspired by the British Library holdings. Ships internationally from the United Kingdom.

Oxford University Shop: Books, stationery, home goods, accessories, toys, and more inspired by Oxford University and its museum collections. Ships internationally from the United Kingdom.
 

Author Shops

Edward Gorey House Store: Books, stationery, clothing, accessories, gifts, and more featuring the work of author/illustrator Edward Gorey.

Tasha Tudor and Family Store: Books, stationery, and gifts featuring the work of author/illustrator Tasha Tudor--some items are hard to find elsewhere!
 

Beautiful Books

The Annotated Books by W. W. Norton: Deluxe, over-sized annotated editions of classic children's books, with illustrations.

Dover Calla Editions: Deluxe, over-sized, illustrated hardcover editions of classic books for children and adults.

Everyman's Library Children's: Cloth-bound hardcover editions of classic children's books, with ribbon bookmarks and illustrated endpapers. The books themselves are often illustrated, too!

Everyman's Library Pocket Poets: Pocket-sized hardcover collections of a single author's poetry or themed collections of poetry, with ribbon bookmarks.

New York Review of Books Children's Collection: Reprinted vintage children's books in hardcover with red cloth spines.

Penguin and Puffin Cloth-bound Classics: Cloth-bound books for adults (Penguin) and children (Puffin) with beautiful designs printed on the covers.
 

Literary Designs

Litographs: Tee shirts, posters, and tote bags featuring designs created using the entire text of a public domain book. Designs based on books for children and adults are available.

Out of Print Clothing: Tee shirts, tote bags, and accessories for adults and children featuring cover artwork from classic and retro books.

Pomegranate: Stationery, puzzles, and more with a focus on art and illustration, including designs from several children's illustrators.
 

Vintage and Retro Reprints

Bloomsbury Group Books: Reprinted trade paperbacks of general fiction books from the early twentieth century. (A good listing of the books in the collection is hard to find; look for the monochrome covers in the Amazon search results.)

Felony and Mayhem: Reprinted trade paperbacks of older mystery novels. Includes classic authors such as Margery Allingham and Ngaio Marsh as well as less known authors.

Overlook Press Collector's Wodehouse and Freddy the Pig: The Collector's Wodehouse is a beautifully-designed hardcover reprint series of the works of P. G. Wodehouse. The Freddy the Pig series is a lovely paperback reprint series of Walter R. Brook's vintage children's classics.

New York Review of Books Children's Collection: Reprinted vintage children's books in hardcover with red cloth spines.