The perfect gift for the library nerd in your life? #Shopping#affiliates#book-nerds#books#gifts#library September 26 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel This post features offbeat affiliates, meaning that if you buy something featured, you'll be financially supporting this site's mission of bringing awesomeness to readers everywhere. Oh man. I know there are a ton of you who know (or ARE) the uber-book nerd librarian types who would deeply appreciate this Personal Library Book Sharing Kit. I mean, it's got a date stamp! It's got self-adhesive pockets and checkout cards! It even has its own little fussy pencil! For me personally, when I loan out books I just assume they're being gifted, but if you or one of your book nerd friends love to keep track of your loaners… SQUEE! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS No-dish stoner cooking: "Taco Bell" quesadillas NEXT Living in an off-season rental kicks ass! Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] My mom got me this for Christmas a few years ago, and I love it! I'm the kind of person who organizes her books alphabetically by the author's last name, and who used to work in a library, so I really appreciated a proper library kit. Plus who doesn't love having one of those date stamps? I can date everything now! 3 agree Reply This is awesome! I have a rubber stamp that says, "From the Library of Jamie MyLastName" that I stamp all of my books on the title page with (sacrilege!). It was cheaper and more reusable than getting personalized stickers for the inside cover. Reply why should it be sacrilege? it's your legetimate ex libris. I'm not sure about this notion, whether it's used in America or not, but basically it just means "From the Library of Jamie MyLastName" – and it's a stamp you can put youк motto, personal symbol and everything else on. I've just ordered mine today))) Reply It just feels like sacrilege to mark up a book, even if I plan to keep it forever. I almost went with "ex libris", but figured that if I ever DID lose a book, not everyone knows what "ex libris" means. I'm the only person in the world with my FirstName LastName, so if someone found one of my books, they could easily track me down (if they had that kind of ambition). My stamp has a picture of an open book under the words, and I stamp with green ink. 1 agrees Reply My aunt had a stamp with a lovely fantasy scene and the words "From the personal library of ____" And I always thought it was the most brilliant stamp ever for putting your name in your book. I've looked around in some craft stores for similar stamps, but never seen anything interesting with that wording. Or even just "This book belongs to ____" One day, I should look on the internet. 1 agrees Reply I used the internet to get a stamp that says, "From the library of Jamie MyLastName" with a picture of an open book below the lettering. There are lots of other options out there. Etsy didn't exist yet when I bought mine…there are lots of options now: http://www.etsy.com/search?includes%5B0%5D=tags&q=custom+library+stamp&ref=related&page=1 Side note: Having my books all stamped with my name was not THE major factor in me deciding to keep my last name after marriage… 2 agree Reply I love this but I would go broke buying this for our hundreds of books in our library. A good library nerd has a true library at home 😉 all hail the bookphiles! Reply Perfect timing. My mom worked at a library for the past decade, before a recent move. I know she misses it. This will be the PERFECT gift for her Thanks! Reply I've had one of those sets. I am a librarian. Usually I just view books as gifts rather then lending them out. However I also really like booksapp: http://www.books-app.com/ I can input books by scanning their barcode and do the same to lend them out to friends. And it keeps me from buying the same book twice (or three times) when I'm browsing used book stores. Please don't ask me how many times I have done that. 2 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.