Holiday Gift Guide for the Bookish: Gifts Inspired by the Library

Books, objects and trinkets for those who appreciate the Vancouver Public Library’s Colosseum-influenced central branch both for its unconventional design and for what’s inside.

Turn the Page

Design and literature collide in interior designer Nina Freudenberger’s Bibliostyle: How We Live with Books ($35), a visual documentation of the most enviable at-home libraries and book collections around the world.

Lock Horns

Produced by late Japanese craftsman Rikuchou Ogasawara using traditional iron-casting techniques, the Horn bookends ($325 for a pair) bring functionality and an unassuming edge to shelves.

Building Block

Stack, nest and cantilever the hexagonal blocks in Areaware’s Blockitecture Garden City set ($39) to build your ideal community.

Night Light

The collapsible Mini Lumio lamp ($149.50) opens up to 360 degrees to illuminate your late-night reads, while a built-in battery in the spine charges your mobile devices.

Bling Ring

Vancouver designer Becki Chan’s architecturally inspired Rift collection (from $180 a piece) is crafted from sterling silver using lost-wax casting, resulting in satisfyingly precise rings and pendants.

Head Above Water

Designed by Luciano Lorenzatti for Umbra, the Aquala bathtub caddy ($50) holds your book, phone and wine glass, turning bath time into well-deserved me time.