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8 Bookish Gifts for Dads

Take a year off from the old tie-and-socks routine with these Father's Day gift ideas.

Where the Wild Things Are Fleece

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This soft, fleece-lined sweatshirt establishes Dad as king of the bedtime story.

Available at outofprintclothing.com, $34.


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Game of Thrones Westeros & Essos Map Framed Print

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Dad can plot his next legendary adventure on this Game of Thrones-themed map.

Available at hbo.com, $150.

Related: 10 Epic Fantasy Books Like Game of Thrones


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Mechanical Crossword Puzzle Pencil

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Although he normally tackles the Sunday crossword with a pen, he’ll make an exception when seeing this sleek, twist-action writing instrument.

Available at thelibraryshop.org, $40.


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Books for Every Type of Dad

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Whether he’s a sports nut or a history buff, we know exactly what he’d like to read next. Browse though the titles in our book roundup.


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Penguin Classics Mad Libs

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His inner kid will get a kick out of playing this old-school game with classic lines from literature.

Available at barnesandnoble.com, $4.


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Prism Magnifying Glass

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Dad swears he doesn’t need reading glasses, but you know better. This Parsons-student designed desk accessory gives his eyes a break—and donates two percent of proceeds to the Wikimedia Foundation.

Available at areaware.com, $28.


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Herschel Heritage Backpack

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Upgrade his ratty book bag to graphic-print carryall with a simple front pocket and leather accents.

Available at herschelsupply.com, $55.


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Beer-topia Bathroom Reader

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Whether he’s a home-brew man or an on-tap connoisseur, this collection of beer trivia will keep him occupied for hours—on or off the john.

Available at amazon.com, $9.


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