6 Simple Ways To Win A Book-Lover's Heart

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So, you are trying to win a book lover's heart. Fortunately for you, you have come to the right place! Here at Once Upon a Book Club, we are passionate about books and everything bookish. Our mission is to bring books to life one book box at a time. 

When it comes to book lovers, it's crucial to remember that books aren't just a hobby; they are a way of life! We find solace between the pages of a book; they are a source of endless joy, and they are more than mere entertainment—books are our passion!

Whether it's the scent of old books or the excitement of the latest novel, understanding this passion is key to winning over a book lover. Here are six simple ways to win the heart of a book enthusiast!

Books for Book Lovers

As Walt Disney said, "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." With a flick of a few pages, you can be transported to wondrous worlds, meet characters you fall in love with, experience deep emotions, and unbridled laughter, to mention a few!

Sometimes, buying the book lover in your life a new book can be daunting, as you may be wondering which book to choose. But if you get it right, it says so much! The art of buying the perfect book as a gift means doing a little bit of investigating, and we have a few inside tips to help you along the way.

Tip 1: Put on your detective hat and start investigating her shelves. Are there specific genres she likes? Are there any authors who seem to take up a little more shelf space than others? 

Tip 2: Start that book conversation. If this is a birthday present, you may want to start chatting about books well in advance, as she is bound to guess what you are up to! You may want to ask questions about what she likes reading, which authors, genres, etc. Just remember to be casual—in other words, don't haul out your list and start taking notes!

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Book Subscription Services

A book box subscription is the ultimate gift! Imagine receiving an exciting book box every month! Our book subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving. Unlike your average monthly book club subscriptions, each month is full of surprises. 

Besides being reminded of you every month when that whimsical box arrives, each of our boxes feature the latest novel accompanied by three to five surprise gifts. Our beautifully wrapped gifts are labeled with corresponding page numbers, prompting your loved one to open them at just the right time!

We have various monthly subscription options, so finding the perfect solution has never been easier. You can choose from our Adult Month to Month, billed monthly, or our 3, 6, or 12-month subscription plans. A Once Upon a Book Club subscription is a gift everyone deserves.

Book-Themed Gifts

Bookish products are a wonderful gift! We love them, and fortunately for you, we have the ultimate collection! Here are a few of our favorites.

A sun hat with "Shh... I'm reading" embroidered on the brim.

Ultimate Sun Hats

This elegant black and white "Shh I'm Reading Sun Hat" is exclusive to OUABC and is ready to ship! If you're looking for an alternative, check out our adorable blush pink sun hat featuring the words "Shh... I'm Solving a Mystery." The perfect accent for a day out on the town!

A wine glass with "what are books without wine?" printed on it.

The Cupcake Connection - Wine Glass

A super cute, stemless wine glass printed with the words "What Are Books Without Wine?" You may as well order 2 and add a bottle of her favorite!

An illuminated book-shaped lamp opened on a dark background.

You May Say I'm A Dreamer - Book Light

We love this gorgeous book light! The exterior cover is magnetic and stays open when placed on a metal surface, revealing a stunning glow perfect for reading by. It was featured in our June 2021 Adult box along with the amazing book, Reset by Sarina Dahlan!

A book titled "The Lost Ticket" beside a sketchbook and pencils on a yellow surface.

Love At The Last Stop - Sketchbook And Pencils Set

We love this set of spiral-bound sketchbooks with a full set of sketching pencils. The pièce de résistance is the metal pencil storage tin printed with the words "Guide to Creative Drawing."

A decorative journal with a bookmark on a yellow background.

High Seas Heist - Rubaiyat Journal

This beautiful custom-designed moleskine notebook was inspired by the Rubaiyat from our January 2023 Young Adult box featuring A Million to One by Adiba Jaigirdar. For those of you who love fun facts, Rubaiyat was also a famous historical book!

A person peering through a circle of stacked books with a camera in hand.

Literary Adventures

We all love being whisked away on an adventure—that's why we love books so much. Each book is an adventure in itself. Literary adventures are such fun!

Book Store Crawl

This is always a win, as bookstores happen to be one of our favorite places. Plan a morning or even a day out interspersed with those obligatory coffees, slices of cake, the odd lunch, and a glass of wine! You can take your book crawl to the next level by creating challenges—the hunt for a specific genre, author, or the most unique book cover. 

Literary Road Trip

If you are a road trip fan, this one's for you! Plan a road trip to visit significant literary landmarks or destinations. With a bit of research, you will be amazed at the hidden literary gems you can find—this can be anything from famous authors' homes to literary museums, iconic libraries, or settings from your favorite books. And for an extra bit of fun, why not listen to audiobooks along the way?

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Romantic Gestures for Readers

Bookish romantic gestures are guaranteed to win our hearts! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Personalized Bookmarks

Create a set of personalized bookmarks for your partner, each featuring quotes from their favorite books or authors. You can even include meaningful messages or inside jokes related to your relationship. It's the small touches that make a gift special! If you need some help, we have the perfect blog for you!

Bookish Bundles

Bookish bundles are easy to put together, and the options are endless. Create your own bundle with a great book and its movie adaptation. Add in her favorite snacks, and you will be the winner. You can make your bookish bundle extra special by writing a heartfelt note on the inside cover!

If you're looking for ideas on creating the perfect bookish date night, why not check out our blog, The Ultimate Bookish Date Night: How to Plan a Literary-Inspired Evening?

Reading As A Love Language

As we like to say, "Couples that read together stay together." Shared reading creates those all-important connections, memories, and shared experiences. It's time to get out of your comfort zone and head down to your local bookstore or order from our fantastic selection of ready-to-ship books for the perfect read!

Picture the scene: the two of you cuddled up on the couch while you read aloud from a book specially chosen for her! We have a fabulous selection of book boxes just waiting to be read. Each box is beautifully packaged and includes our famous surprise gifts, just waiting to be opened at the right moment. Share the experience of bringing books to life!


So, as you set out to win the heart of your book lover, remember it's not just about the books but also the experiences you share, the conversations that unfold, and the worlds you explore together. 

In the end, it's not just about winning a book lover's heart—it's about nurturing a shared love that, like the stories within those books, becomes your own never-ending story. Let the pages of your love story be filled with laughter, adventure, and countless shared moments that, like the best of novels, leave you longing for more.

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