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2014 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide

Time is running out to get gifts for the insufferable librarian in your life. With help from Etsy, the 2014 edition of the Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide has your back.

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For the librarian that treasures the important moments in life:

Highheel Librarian on a Smoke Break Postcard. $2.00

For the librarian that’s a guy:

Head Guybrarian 2×3 Miniature Illustrative Painting on Canvas. $20.00

I have so many questions about this.

For the librarian who needs to tell the time:

Origami Eco-Friendly Clock for Librarians. $46.00

Clearly, this is for librarians.

For the fashion-conscious librarian:

Cape in 2 lengths…Steampunk, Librarian. $9.00

“Allow me to help you find that book. Follow me *WHOOSH*”

For the librarian who wishes their cat was in a Renaissance painting:

The Librarian – Custom Renaissance Pet Portraits. $39.99

For the librarian who needs a mouse pad:

Librarian Mouse Pad. $10.00

For the librarian that is somehow more effective at diagnosing and treating mental illness than a professional in that field:

What Therapy Letterpress Card. $5.00

“Read a book and get over it.”

For the librarian who sees words as clothes:

Novel Vest Upcycled Leather and Knit Librarian Fashion Statement. $47.00

For the librarian who needs something to cover the wall:

Booklover Wall Art. $16.95

*Shouting from the other room* “Honey, this wall needs covering.”

*Shouting back* “How about some paper scraps?”

For the librarian who likes cats wearing shirts:

The Reader Greeting Card. $3.00

I hope you found a little something for the librarian in your life.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Thank you so much for featuring the Head Guybrarian! I actually pursued my MLS before becoming an artist and librarians are some of my favorite people! Happy holidays!
    April Jackson