The Library of Congress’ online store has clever yet affordable gifts for all of your bookish friends.

Gifts at Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has great gifts for Christmas.

I’m always on the lookout for gifts for my friends and many of mine are avid readers, writers, teachers, and lovers of libraries. Cruising Twitter this morning, I noticed a an interesting post from The Library of Congress (LOC).

I took a detour from what I was doing and clicked the link. What I found took me down a really pleasant rabbit hole. I hope it’ll do the same for you. Remember, Christmas is just ten weeks away. (Uh, too soon?)

Here are just a few of the discoveries that I’ve made note of. All prices are as of today, (10.15.2022).

You can visit the Library of Congress store in person. It’s located in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20543.

Current LOC store hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM (EST).

You can email the Library of Congress Store at or phone them at 888-682-3557, M-F 8 AM to 4:30 PM (EST).


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