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What to give the booklover in your life? How about five es­sen­tials that are not only de­light­ful, but use­ful? Each Trea­sure Box (a wooden box with a hinged lid, wrapped with a fes­tive rib­bon) in­cludes: Writer’s Pen­cils: Twenty #2 pen­cils, four each of five quo­ta­tions by writ­ers (Jewett, Baude­laire, Con­fu­cius, Lard­ner, Mann) on writ­ing, pack­aged in a stylish can­is­ter. The Art of Book Cov­ers Play­ing Cards: A deck of poker-size play­ing cards printed with iconic vin­tage book cov­ers. Even the most well­read will be sur­prised by the many clas­sic yet un­fa­mil­iar im­ages in this deck.

Book Light: Two en­ergy ef­fi­cient LEDs cast a bright white light and have a 100,000-hour life­time. Flex­i­ble neck; sturdy clip af­fixes to pages. In­cluded are two bat­ter­ies and a spare set. Col­ors vary. Booklover’s Cock­tail Nap­kins: Twenty-five 5"x 5" 2-ply pa­per nap­kins with book­shelf il­lus­tra­tion.

Clas­sic Col­lec­tion Match­book Set: A mini slip­case with five “books” that con­tain 5" long matches. Books are: Lit­tle Women, Black Beauty, Emma, Pride and Prej­u­dice, and Wuther­ing Heights. #05-BPTB5 • $75

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