On the train the other day, I spotted my fellow commuters reading the Bhagavad-Gita and Sister Carrie. One downside to e-books: Nobody can tell what you're reading. For both those who prefer paper and those who prefer screens, here are some gift ideas.
N.B.: To make sure we've got everyone on your list covered, we're running a new gift guide every weekday from now until Christmas. You can see all of our gift guides at Remodelista Daily: Holiday Gifts.
Above L: For the compulsive page-folder, the precision-cut, paper-thin metal Book Darts markers (in stainless steel, brass, and copper) attach easily to any page; $10 from Canoe in Portland, OR. Above R: For the fanatic underliner, the Highlighter Pencil will not bleed through the page; made in Austria, they're $2 each at Stubby Pencil Studio.
Above: Protect books with kraft-paper covers; the Bookshelf Set is $11 from Amazon.
Above: Solve bookish quarrels with Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable; $34.95 from Amazon. Here, you will learn that "auld lang syne" is Scottish for "old long since," and that "usually attributed to Robert Burns, [the song] is really a new version by Burns of a much older song."