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2020 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide

Time is running out to get a gift for the insufferable librarian in your life. With help from Etsy, the 2020 edition of the Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide has your back.

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For the hungry Harry Potter fan

Harry potter Nuggy Buddy Magnet (Real Preserved chicken nugget)

$14.39

Real preserved chicken nugget???!!!

For the librarian who likes jewelry

Vintage Library Glass Silver Pendant or Scarf Ring

$11.00

*Zooms in 300%*

“It’s a . . . library?”

For the librarian who wants to turn the library into the Overlook Hotel

jack Niholson, shining, Stephen King, Jack Torrence, bookend, library, sculpture

$221.16

Who doesn’t want “jack Niholson” peeking out from the shelves?

*Raises hand*

How can this gift be the worst one on this list, and yet also the best?

For the librarian who likes ice

Vintage Library Encyclopedia Ice Bucket

$29.00

Give the gift of a weird ice bucket.

For the librarian who likes incredibly realistic dolls

Polymer Clay OOAK Doll Library Decor

$3,325.00

I just love how this is listed as library decor.

For the librarian who loves sad clowns

Vintage Clown Bookends

$73.00

Nightmare fuel.

For the librarian who’s reeeaaallly into DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

Rodrick Heffley Exotic dancer print

$25.00

Like the description reads: “Rodrick Heffley, but make it {$exy}”

For the librarian who wants to confuse people

Vintage Photo Print, Pencil Sharpener, Library Decor

$15.00

Putting this in the library is the art equivalent of when Wile E. Coyote paints a tunnel on a rock:

For the librarian who is a Ron Weasley fan

RON WEASLEY – Harry Potter Fan Sequin Pillowcase

$22.94

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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.

Comments

  1. i will never unsee that diary of a wimpy kid stripperbro and i hate you, happy holidays

  2. Your description of the pencil sharpener print sells it for me!