20 Best Book Essentials & Reading Accessories You Need

Do you adore reading accessories? You could probably sharpen your reading skills, I suppose. These are the greatest reading-related accessories that are in high demand right now and that also make the most original presents.


When you enjoy reading as much as I do, you need to have access to the greatest book accessories for readers.

They help you get the most out of your reading time and are enjoyable.

There is something (or many things) for every sort of reader here, including bookmarks, bookends, blue light glasses, book storage, reading notebooks, and more.

Whether you want to read in bed, on the couch, or anywhere else, these reader accessories will help you create the coziest reading space conceivable.

The Best Reading Accessories & Book Essentials

What are some accessories for reading?

▸Book Stamp or Embosser



▸ Book Weight


▸Book Darts

▸ Bath Caddy


▸Book Storage

▸Blue Light Reading Glasses

▸Book Light


▸Personal Library Kit

▸Reading Journal



▸Noise Cancelling Earphones or Headphones




Here are my detailed suggestions for each important book you require.

Book Stamp or Embosser

Book Stamp or Embosser

Book ownership is elevated with a personalized embosser or stamp.

This is one of the greatest book necessities, leaving a lasting impression on every physical book on your shelf.

Alternatively, you may use it to design personalized bookish stationery using materials from your personal library.

More book embossers are available on Amazon and Etsy.



Uncertain of what a book sleeve is? I know that when I first heard of them; I had the same question! I know they are a must for book enthusiasts who want to safeguard their actual books.

You’ll appreciate how essential it may feel to carry the books you are now reading in one of these little protective sleeves if you’ve ever had a book’s cover ripped off while it was in your bag, tote, or baggage.

As an added benefit, some of them contain pockets to keep additional reading accessories like bookmarks and pencils. They are available in a variety of cute patterns.

View my hand-picked collection of the top book sleeves.

Usually, I get my book sleeves from GracebyShan on Etsy.


lavender products

Amazon’s Choice

In order to improve my ability to concentrate and unwind, I also love to combine aromatherapy with reading.

I can really see a difference, especially when the lavender-scented air is around. We believe lavender to promote relaxation and focus.

I often use the French cade and lavender products from Voluspa for this reason.

However, I also love Nest candles a lot (all scents, especially bamboo, which is very light and universally beautiful). They are outstanding.

A bookish candle is another option if you want to stick with the theme. I loved this Homesick “book club” candle (Amazon’s Choice), which had a book-like aroma of orange and nutmeg.


Book Weight

Book Weight

Another top book need you could consider is a book weight. Its goal is to keep your book open when you aren’t holding it.

It may be quite helpful when using a cookbook to cook, taking notes from a book while typing, or even just reading at a table while doing other things, like eating.

I frequently use my cognac leather and rose gold embossed monogrammed leather book weight from Leatherology. It unquestionably makes a statement.



Amazon’s Choice

For those of your note-takers out there, upgraded pens make for a fantastic reading accessory.

These gorgeous Pilot G2 metallic gel pens, which I use personally, do not disappoint.

You might also want to check out this top-rated journaling fine-tip pen set on Amazon, which has received over 77,000 ratings.

Book Darts

reading accessories

Amazon’s collection

Book darts are a terrific reading tool for annotating both pages and certain lines on pages without destroying or messing up your beloved book.

Book darts may be one of the greatest book requirements for you to go back and see various parts you have read if you are really fussy about your books.

Bath Caddy

reading accessories

One of my all-time favorite Amazon purchases is this bath caddy for reading books while taking a nice bubble bath.

This reading accessory is essential if you enjoy reading in the tub’s seclusion’s sudsy water. End the wet pages now.

You may store your preferred beverage on it and use all of your book attachments.


Amazon’s collection

Every book enthusiast needs a practical way to transport their books. Although there are several possibilities, this Out of Print book tote is adorable and appropriate for the theme.

More book totes are available on Amazon and Etsy.

Book Storage

reading accessories

You’ll need excellent storage options as your collection of books expands, without a question.

The mobile book cart has become more and more well-liked recently (I possess one in beige and adore it).

I particularly love the look of “invisible” bookcases for your reading nook, which may give the impression that your books are floating. Here are two fantastic choices:

Blue Light Reading Glasses

reading accessories

Readers of digital books absolutely must wear blue light spectacles.

They perfectly blocked the dangerous blue light that results in headaches, eyestrain, and dry eyes. I wear my readers every day, and when I don’t, it really makes a difference.

The most popular item for readers of my site is likewise a pair of blue light spectacles. Check out my evaluations of my two preferred products for further details:

Book Light

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The greatest book accessories for reading in cosy, gloomy low light also include book lights. Although there are many kinds, I enjoy my versatile bookmark light.

It may be adjusted for light intensity and direction, and it is rechargeable.

We now have TWO since my husband took mine as his after discovering how much he also enjoyed it for reading in bed.


A bookmark (or a large collection of bookmarks) will also be necessary for a book enthusiast to keep their position. It’s time to throw aside the dog ears, post-its, and receipts if reading is something you take seriously.

You may also look through Amazon and Etsy to choose the one that best suits you.

Personal Library Kit

reading accessories

A personal library kit will let really dedicated readers keep track of the books they’re lending out.

This sort of reading gear will enhance your appearance as a professional bookworm.

Reading Journal

reading accessories

For readers who liked English class and/or truly prefer to keep organized, A Book Lover’s Journal is a fantastic bookish accessory.

Analyzing your reading history and looking back on it afterwards are both beneficial.

The Literary Lifestyle Reading Journal is now available for download if you’d want to learn more about creating your own reading log.



reading accessories

Amazon’s Choice

Your reading space needs bookends as vital home décor. While there are many alternatives, I have always like “hand” bookends like the ones in the image above.

While still being useful, they are just a little eccentric to stand out.


reading accessories

Amazon’s Choice

As a frequent reader myself (and not just because I’m constantly chilly!), I just cannot see my reading life without a decent blanket.

If you read a lot and want to improve your comfortable reading game, it might be time to invest in a truly excellent blanket. Blankets really establish the tone for reading.

The Barefoot Dreams blanket (for warmer weather) and the Chappy wrap blanket are my two all-time favorites, as well as those of my readers (for colder weather).

They are worth the money; I promise. The two most cherished items in our entire house, bar none.

They also make excellent literary gifts!

Noise Cancelling Earphones or Headphones

reading accessories

I frequently listen to many audiobooks each month using headphones. When you are traveling, they are extremely useful.

If you also want to focus better when reading, these Apple AirPods Pro include active noise reduction and an adjustable fit.

Another option is to equip your reading environment with fully noise-cancelling headphones.


reading accessories

If you want to up your reading accessory game, a Kindle is more affordable than a digital tablet, bigger than a mobile phone, portable, and has no glare.

It may read digital books from Amazon, the library, or even advanced review copies.

The focus, which is the ideal mid-range alternative for most users, is the Kindle that I use and trust.


reading accessories

Improve your go-to mug because many individuals like reading while enjoying a warm beverage.

I use and adore these well-known RTIC travel mugs myself. They keep your beverage at the right temperature, fit comfortably in your car’s cup holder, and include leak-proof screw-on caps.

Amazon has other mug selections.


reading accessories

While some readers might choose a cup of coffee or tea, others might favor unwinding with a bottle of wine.

Any book + wine enthusiast may express themselves with a fun reading accessory, such as A book-themed wine glass

These are the top reading tools and book necessities you should have to enhance your book life.

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