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Lit Nerd Gift Guide: Ten Presents for Bookworms

'Tis the season of consumerism -- two weeks of frantic shopping and searching for the perfect gift to prove to your loved ones that you care. In that spirit, Cultist presents a series of holiday gift guides for the cultured snobs on your list. Read on, buy things, and thank us later. With gifts.

Reading is the bomb. The best way to escape the misery of everyday life is by drowning in the misery of other people's everyday lives through a great book. Seriously. It's better than yoga, pot, or sex.

Maybe you yourself are not a giant literary nerd (neanderthal), but you definitely have someone in your life who lives and breathes books. In a world where books are increasingly more for show on shelves than reading, it's important to encourage consumption of the written word.

The bookworms you love usually have all the books they need, but they don't always have all the book accessories necessary to encourage delightful reading experiences. Let's take a look at some presents fit for a lit nerd.

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Liz Tracy has written for publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Refinery29, W, Glamour, and, of course, Miami New Times. She was New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor for three years. Now she plays one mean monster with her 2-year-old son and obsessively watches British mysteries.
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