15 gifts for the book lovers in your life

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Woman looking at a table of books with a Christmas tree in the background
Holiday shopping made easy with gift ideas for the book lovers in your life. Photo via Little Professor Bookshop on Facebook

Looking for the perfect gift for the book lovers on your shopping list? Whether you’re buying a novel for the friend who’s always reading or a coffee mug to cozy up with, we reached out to Birmingham bookstores for their recommendations. Here are 15 gift ideas from bookstores and local authors.

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Love to read? You need to volunteer with one of these 9 literacy groups in Birmingham.

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Vulcan Material Company employees, Vera Copeland and Carrie Bridgwaters, with a STAIR student. Photo via Carrie Bridgwaters

Imagine living in an Alabama with 100% literacy. For people who struggle, learning to read is a game-changer.

For those of of us who’ve had our nose in a book (or a phone . . . ahem), since we can remember, it’s hard to picture life without words. But that’s the reality for 15% of Alabamians, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Find out how you can make a difference.

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