Membership to an Author House
A year’s worth of unlimited admission and invites to private events are some of the perks that come with an author house membership. At the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, Georgia–a Tudor Revival-style building where she wrote Gone With the Wind–an individual $50 membership also includes admission to select other historical museums across the country. margaretmitchellhouse.com
Recycled Sari Journal
Stylish and small enough to tuck in a handbag, these eye-catching journals are made with recycled saris by local community groups and artisans in India. They come in orange and gold, mauve and gold, cranberry and gold, and turquoise and gold.
Shakespeare Fortune Cookies
Literary dessert. Tucked inside each of these vanilla-flavored fortune cookies is a witty quote by the Bard, made exclusively for the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Quart: 10 cookies, $7.95 folger.edu
Charles Dickens Library Candle
Pair a copy of the time-honored holiday read, A Christmas Carol, with this literary-inspired candle. It’s adorned with a quote from Charles Dickens’ tale—“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year,” uttered by Scrooge—and is infused with scents of tangerine, juniper, and clove. Other scribes honored in the Library Candle Collection are Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, and Walt Whitman. Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Public Library. $24 lfla.org
“Find Your Inner Nancy Drew” Hoodie
This year marked the 80th anniversary of Nancy Drew’s introduction in print. Mystery fans can flaunt their affinity for the fictional sleuth with this cozy hoodie.