15 Back to School Essentials for Book Lovers

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One of our favorite things to do at Page Petal is browse bookish gifts. We are always on the lookout for book gift guides, accessories, and clothing that's perfect for curling up with a good read. And when it comes to back to school shopping - there is no shortage of bookish essentials.  From iPad cases with literary designs to rechargeable book lights - there's something for every bookworm!

Whether you're heading to a college campus, high school, or zoom school - take a look at these back to school essentials for book lovers like you. We hope they add a little literary love between all your classes and study sessions. 

From Pouches to Pencils: 15 Back to School Essentials for Book Lovers

1. Emma Pencil Pouch

Emma book pouch
Source: Well Read - Etsy

Keep your pens, highlighters, and headphones organized in this lovely little Emma Book Pencil Pouch. It’s handmade with vegan leather and just the right size for squeezing into your backpack pockets. 

Shop the Emma Book Pencil Pouch.

2. “I Love Books” Pencils

love books pencils
Source: Fly Paper Products - Etsy

We couldn’t be more obsessed with these cute pencils. Each one features a design that reads “I Love Books” in a different language (English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian). Amour! 

Shop the I Love Books Pencils.

3. Rechargeable Book Light 

book light
Source: Urban Outfitters

Keep your reading routine bright into the night with this Rechargeable Book Clip Light from Urban Outfitters. It comes in three different colors, offers two different light levels, and features an adjustable “neck” so your reading angle is personalized to you. 

Shop the Rechargeable Book Clip Light.

4. Page Petal Tote Bag

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Source: Page Petal

Carry your belongings with floral style in the original Page Petal Tote Bag. Plus, every time you wear it on your shoulder, you’ll be spreading the Page Petal love! 

Shop the Page Petal Tote Bag.

5. Reading Is Always A Good Idea Phone Case

reading phone case
Source: Society 6

Bookworms, give your phone (aka, calculator, notes holder, and lifeline) a little extra protection with this minimalist phone case. It’s durable and “impact resistant” so those inevitable drops between classes won’t be as painful to watch! 

Shop the Reading is Always a Good Idea Phone Case.

6. Book Was Better Pop Socket

book pop socket
Source: Pop Socket

Another helpful phone accessory, this pop socket makes holding your phone a little easier - with a dash of honesty! 

Shop the Book Was Better Pop Socket.

7. Bookish Stickers

Bookish stickers
Source: Big Toe Creations - Etsy

We love book-ish stickers for our laptops, water bottles, phone cases, journals, you name it. This one says EVERYTHING.  

Shop the Emotionally Attached to Fictional Characters Sticker.

8. Pride & Prejudice iPad Cover

iPad cover
Source: Chick Lit Designs - Etsy

Add a touch of literature to your iPad with this gorgeous Pride & Prejudice iPad Cover. We especially love the magnetic snap that keeps it closed and secure. 

Shop the Pride & Prejudice iPad Cover.

9. Thoughts Journal

thoughts journal
Source: Paper Source

If you’re anything like me, going back to school comes with so many feelings. Nerves, excitement, more nerves! Store your thoughts in this Thoughts Journal from Paper Source. It’s big enough for many vent sessions but also small enough to easily tuck in your bag. 

Shop the Thoughts Journal.

10. Vintage Book Tumbler

vintage book tumbler
Source: Gimme Some Honey Sugar - Etsy

Going back to school is a busy time - you’re going from classes to extracurriculars to study sessions to everything else that comes with being a student! Stay hydrated on the go with this adorable 20 oz Vintage Book Tumbler. The designs are handmade by @GimmeSomeHoneySugar - which makes us love them even more. 

Shop the Vintage Book Tumbler.

11. Delete Eraser

delete eraser
Source: The Literary Gift Company

Editing is a part of the journey! Use this charming Delete Eraser whenever you need to say goodbye to a spelling mistake - and keep moving forward. 

Shop the Delete Eraser.

12. Literature Pencil Cup Holders

pencil cup holders
Source: Fall in Design

An organized desk is a happier desk. Keep your essentials easily accessible with these Literature Pencil Cup Holders.  Each one is made with steel and has a black felted bottom to keep it from sliding on a desktop surface.

Shop the Literature Pencil Cup Holders.

13. Book Lover Keychain

book keychain
Source: Night Owl Paper Goods - Etsy

We just can’t get over how cute this little book keychain is! Perfect for holding your keys and adding book flair to your backpack. 

Shop the Book Lover Keychain.

14. Literary Quotes Face Mask

Literary quotes face mask

Source: Litographs

This Literary Quotes Face Mask is made of two layers with stretchy ear loops and classic quotes from your favorite books. Please note, this is a non-medical grade mask.

Shop the Literary Quotes Face Mask.

15. Flower-Pressed Bookmarks

Flower pressed bookmarks
Source: Page Petal

Last but not least, mark your spot with our handmade flower-pressed bookmarks named after fictional characters. Less time flipping through pages to see where you stopped = more time reading. :) 

Shop the handmade Flower-Pressed Bookmarks.

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