Gift Idea for a Book Lover –Book-Shaped Plates from

Gift Idea for Book Lover - Book Shaped Plates

Even though my brother says the larger plate looks like a ‘fancy ashtray,’ I know what it’s supposed to represent. The Book Shaped Plate featured above is one of three pieces that I purchased from Gone Reading, which joins a book-shaped saucer and stackable cup I ordered.

Book Shaped Plates from

Made from porcelain, the bright white plate measures 8.5 x 8.5 inches, and is quite striking against a dark-colored table. The saucer I bought measures nearly 5-1/2″ square, and is accompanied by a cup (purchased separately) that holds 6 ounces of liquid. The book-shaped items are dishwasher, oven and microwave safe.

Gone Reading sells two types of book-shaped tableware:

  • Regular-priced
  • Discounted irregular

Because the irregular items have slight imperfections, they are sold at a fraction of the cost, so the 8.5-inch plate that I bought for $6.99 is originally priced at $13.99. A note from the company alerts shoppers to expect “up to three small discolorations, pock marks or similar imperfections” that are generally the size of a pencil tip.

After reading reviews from customers who have purchased the irregular items, I decided this was the way for me to go. I was willing to take the chance, and I was not disappointed in the quality of the ‘irregular’ items.

An Example of a Blemish on Irregular Book Shaped Plate

I can easily overlook the couple of tiny black dots, especially since I am the only person using these items. The visual blemishes are nothing to cry about – well worth the frugalness.

Gone Reading also sells book-shaped serving platters, platter sets, and other items that make ideal gifts for book lovers – from Alphabook Journals to a Harry Potter Coloring Kit.

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Book Shaped Plates and Saucer from GoneReading

12 thoughts on “Gift Idea for a Book Lover –Book-Shaped Plates from”

  1. Angel says:

    Those are really cute! My daughter and oldest son are avid readers and would love these!

  2. Tereza says:

    Oh man this is SO cute I can’t even. I love these plates!! I’m obsessed with anything literary though – I’m in fact listening to Plath reading her poems as I’m typing this haha x

  3. I love these plates! What a fun way to eat while reading a book! Which is part of the fun of reading!
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  4. Jean says:

    These are great gifts for book loving friends! Like you say, you can barely see the blemishes/marks so like you I would also buy them at the discounted price.
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  5. daniella says:

    These book shaped plates are adorable and genius! I should get these for some of my book loving friends!

  6. Oh a book shaped plate sounds awesome, definitely a great idea to place your book in a marked place x
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  7. Oh wow, this looks incredibly cute! I would love to have these, being a bookworm myself. Thank you so much for sharing! It’s a really good gift idea.
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  8. Melanie Frost says:

    OMG how cute are those!! They would make a great gift for any book lover in your life. I love whimsical things like that. So fun!

  9. Roch says:

    The book-shaped saucer looks really unique and fancy. I would want the same for our new house, especially since my husband is really fond of books. He mostly reads business and marketing books. I wouldn’t notice the irregularities of these things as well.

  10. Melissa says:

    Not a big book reader unfortunately but I love the plates. I could take the irregular with no problem.

  11. So cute! I am a book lover, this will be matched with my table that full with books!

  12. Amber Nelson says:

    I am a book lover for sure! Those plates are so cute! I would love those!
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