The ravenous reader in your life craves nothing more than a good read. Not only is she a fan of the written word, she’s also a bibliophile who treasures books as objects and collectibles. Gift shopping for an avid book lover should be effortless, right? Just go to your local bookstore and check out what titles are on the best-selling list. But if you can’t stomach presenting her with yet another book for Christmas, try thinking outside the box. Perhaps along with a book, which we know she’ll love, throw in some book related accessories to spice things up. Your bookworm will welcome the extra effort you put into her gift this year.

Click here for more of ESSENCE.com’s Holiday Gift Guide.