Black Friday Bookish Deals and Cool Bookish Gifts Finds + a $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!

by Maryse on November 27, 2015 · 43 comments

in eBook Deals

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: If you’re looking for my weekly “Friday Finds” ebook post, here it is and it is FANTASTIC! Black Friday Finds! 20 of the Latest Bargain e-Books & Reader Recommendations – November 27th 2015

<— Oh boy! AMAZING DEALS today. It must be crazy out there, and I’m dying to know what you guys found today in the “real life” Black Friday finds. Tell me your crazy (hopefully fun!) Black Friday stories, or even just what awesome deal you found out there (today or in the past) and I’ll randomly choose one lucky commenter for a $20 gift card!

And while you’re here, look what else I found! We all know Black Friday deals range from TVs to electronics to home stuff to book stuff, so I tried to find us goodies that have to do with books (in some way shape or form). ;) I found some very cool things that caters to us book-addicts that I had no idea even existed! This is mostly stuff I WANT… but I figure if I want it, maybe you want it, or know somebody who does, too!

I know the deals will be changing throughout the day, so I’m going to keep updating this list with the latest “bookish” Black Friday finds that are too good to pass up, but for those that want to see all of the deals (book related or not, as they update hour to hour, here they are —> ALL the Amazon BLACK FRIDAY DEALS)






Need I say more about these? OMG how gorgeous are these laptop covers and phone covers, and that cool locking “safe” that IS an actual book… I NEED IT! Yes. Need. LOL!!!

Twelve South BookBook case for MacBook | Vintage leather book sleeve for 13-inch MacBook Air / MacBook Pro

13 Retina MacBook Pro Sleeve, GMYLE Book Case Nylon for MacBook Pro 13 inch with Retina display – Brown Classic Crazy Horse Pattern Premium Quality PU Leather Notebook Laptop Zipped Sleeve

Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, brown | 3-in-1 leather wallet case

Renegade Concepts: LAP PRO – Stand/Caddy, Universal Beanbag Lap Stand for iPad 1,2,3 & all Tablets, E-Readers, Books & Magazines – Bed, Couch, Travel – Adjustable Angle; 0 – 89 deg. (Black)

flipy for Books, Phones, iPad, Tablets, Nexus, Magazines or other eReaders

Real Paper Book Locking Booksafe with Key Lock Dictionary Secret Hidden Safe (Les Miserables)




I’m a pajama addict and can’t resist soft comfy new pjs. Pjs with BOOK stuff on ‘em? EVEN BETTER!

Infinity book scarf with a quote from the “The Raven” by Edgar Poe. I LOVE THIS ONE! I have a few favorites in these “book quotes” infinity scarves, but this is my absolute favorite. The look, the font, the coloring… just PERFECT for “The Raven” and one of my jackets. I have to have this one.

Infinity book scarf with a quote from the “Alice in Wonderland”. Another awesome one, that has the coolest quote on it. Who am I kidding? I want them all! All the gorgeous “book” scarves!

Foot Traffic Women’s Reading Books Socks Size 4-10 Cream

Out of Print Pouch – Yellow Library Card

Banned Books Socks:P LOL!!! Too cute!

Out of Print Banned Books Pouch

Nightshirt Says Go Away Im Reading 100% Cotton

Books to Bed “The 12 Days of Christmas” Toddler/Boy’s Long-John Pajamas and Book Set (3T)

Too Many Books Pajamas <— I HAVE THESE!!! Actually, mine are the pink plaid pj bottoms, and the shirt is my BDB pj top, but it’s the same set, and the pink pants are available at this link, too.

Books Make Me Happy Women’s Light Pajamas

Women’s So Many Books Sleepshirt With Stack Of Books Ornament Book Reader Gift Set

Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas Notebook Women’s Mary Jane Flat <— GIRLY BOOK SHOES (and all of the Hot Chocolate Design CUTE SHOES!!). I LOVE Mary Janes and these remind me of those cute “chinese shoes” that all of us little girls had many MANY moons ago… ;) Remember those? Every single one of us back in school has them. I always loved those cheap little cute-little-girl shoes, so these are SO nostalgic for me.



50 Sips of White – Funny Wine Glass – 16 Ounce Libbey Glass <— Well hello wine glasses!!!!! How apropos are these? Red and White… My preference is red, but I MUST have the set. 2 of each? I totally get a kick out of ‘em.

50 Sips of Red – Funny Wine Glass – 16 Ounce Libbey Glass

Book Club Reading Between the Wines 360 Degrees Engraved Wine Glass with Charm

Book Club “What Happens at Book Club Stays at Book Club” 360 Degrees Engraved Wine Glass with Charm

Book Club “My Drinking Club Has A Major Book Problem” 360 Degrees Engraved Wine Glass with Charm <— LOL!!!!!!! This one reminds me of us and our “virtual” Friday night martini/book fest… that often happens mid-week too. LOL!! Thanks to all of you that have found us some great ‘tini recipes, that match our book moods. *snort* :P

The Book Seat – Book Holder and Travel Pillow – Mocha

Olde Book Pillow Classics – Alice in Wonderland <— This one is for the OPEN book…

Olde Book Pillow Classics – Treasure Island <— This one is for the Treasure Island CLOSED book… *sigh* I wish I could find that third book link but I haven’t found it yet. I shall keep looking…

Buythecase Unique Fashion Design One side print Satin fabric Alice In Wonderland Throw Pillow Cover

We Are All Mad Here Personalized 18×18 Inch Square Cotton Blend Linen Throw Pillow Case Decor Cushion Covers Beige

Benzara Table Top Drawers As Smooth Leather Books <— Nice little storage drawers that look like books, for the top of a desk or to place on a book shelf.

Design Toscano The Lord Byron Wooden End Table <— END TABLE that is so cute!

Design Toscano Power of Books Sculptural Glass-Topped Small <— Okay this one and the next one, I want and am actually considering ordering right now. I don’t want two of the same, so I LOVE that both of these are a “set” but totally different in the book design part of the stand. Awwww I LOVE ‘em!

Design Toscano Power of Books Sculptural Glass-Topped Small <— Here’s the other one. One of each for me please!!

Classic Wooden Book Bookends Library W/ Hidden Drawers <— Realistic looking “books” that are actually bookends AND serve as drawers. LOVE!

Table and matching chairs that look like a book oasis. <— This one is fun, too I saw it floating on Facebook once and think it would make a great little game table. :D



How to enter for a chance to win the gift card? Just leave a comment below telling me your funniest or most exciting Black Friday moment (or even your calmest day if you don’t “Black Friday”) ;) , and by Sunday, 10pm EST (Sunday November 29th 2015), I will randomly select ONE winner (to win a $20 Amazon gift card). The winner will be contacted and once I receive a response back confirming the address information, I will send off the gift card.

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Brenda November 27, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Living in Iowa, Black Friday shopping is always waiting to see what the weather will do! So many good deals have been passed by because you couldn’t get to the stores….Now I just go online!!! :)

Tammie November 27, 2015 at 11:15 AM

I don’t do black Friday at all. Stay into read and cook new things with leftovers.

Maryse November 27, 2015 at 11:31 AM


I’m cozy today, too… reading, eating…

And you’re right Brenda… and scoping out some online bargains (safe and sound!) LOL! :P

Elle November 27, 2015 at 12:35 PM

Hi, I live in France so unfortunately no Black Friday for me, and no Thanksgiving either! :-(
Although last year, with a couple of friends, we tried ourselves to a friday-Thanksgiving dinner that was a culinary blast. I was in charge of desserts and was mighty proud of my pecan pie and chocolate-butternut squash cakes !
Thanks for the giveaway.

Tessa November 27, 2015 at 12:39 PM

This year it was a sleep in day instead. :) The most hectic Black Friday was about ten years ago, my sister-in-law, her sister, my niece and I got up and four, went to Walmart, and from there went to too many stores to count. In the end, at about five o’clock, we ended up at the mall, shopped, ate dinner and finally left when it closed at ten. To this day, I’m still shocked I shopped for literally sixteen hours straight!

JackieV November 27, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Happy Black Friday – I found a bunch of KA books on sale for $1.99 – including my favorites Mystery Man and Motorcycle Man.

bev November 27, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Maryse, those book tables are awesome. I love when I see homes with whimsical pieces like that. Or decorated with color, pattern, and textures. It takes a special eye, whish I had it.

bev November 27, 2015 at 12:42 PM

Elle, but you live in France. *sigh*
Though realize must have been scary and incredibly sad there right now.

bev November 27, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Oh, I bought an Out of Print t-shirt as a gift once at a beautiful book store. Anyway, I was really happy with it.

Karen November 27, 2015 at 1:19 PM

I stayed home and decorated my tree…but I did manage to snag a few deals online. My favorite: Barnes and Noble had 30% off anyone item code – I got my brother a book he wanted and then in order to get myself to the $25 mark to get free shipping – I had to purchase myself a book (all in the name of saving money!)

Rebecca Wescott November 27, 2015 at 2:58 PM

I was crazy shopping at Walmart last night and once I got to the front of the line (50 shoppers deep) to be assigned to stand in yet another line at check stand… thinking … what was I thinking!? … a woman tried to cut into the front of the line. The Walmart .. director of traffic.. told her “we have police support and I’ll call them over right now” .. wow! So worth coming out! LOL

Grey November 27, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Maryse! Thank you so much for the kindle fire heads up! I was able to do 3 of those handy little deals for my cherubs and my niece and nephews! yay! Would be awesome to be chosen as the gift card winner to help pay for that haha!

I was out shopping at 3pm yesterday, Walmart, Bath & Body Works, Old Navy, Kohl’s, Sears, Victoria’s Secret, arrived home at 3am and stowed my packages, then read Eighteen last night until 5am. Slept until eleven. Today was supposed to be a writing catch up day, tomorrow will definitely be spent writing and Sunday too.

Vrsha November 27, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Happy Black Friday. In my country we do not have black friday but that doesn’t stop me from looking for online sales. Amazon had a 30% off deal on one paperback that you purchase and I really loved that because I’m an international reader and anything to help with the shipping is a blessing so I bought myself a paperback of The Traveling Man by Jane Harvey Berrick. I had my eyes on that book for quite a long time and I am glad that I was able to buy it.

bev November 27, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Just spent to much on Christmas candles at frostbeard studios.

bev November 27, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Promo code for them is GIVETHANKSREADBOOKS

Donia November 27, 2015 at 3:54 PM

I have always stayed away from Black Friday shopping. Use to have all my shopping for Christmas finished by the end of October. The last couple of years I’ve purchased more through the Internet so I’ll linger my buying a bit longer. Good luck to all you die hard shoppers out there in finding the great deals!!!

bev November 27, 2015 at 6:31 PM

I’m in a candle buying mood, I guess. Just saw these on a gift guide.
Tessa, your favorite book, lol.

Darlene November 27, 2015 at 7:33 PM

I did some black Friday shopping but was home by 10:00am. I got somethings on my kids list so it was a good day.

Rose November 27, 2015 at 7:35 PM

I will never forget Black Friday 13 years ago when I was 10 months pregnant(ok…lol- technically it was 8 but it felt like 10!) and dragging my hubby at 4am(or some ugly/early hour) to Best Buy. I was determined to get some computer deal that was going to save me lots of $$(can’t even recall the amount now).. so we get into the store when it opened(back then they only opened early on Fri). I’m waddling so I send hubby off to get it cuz you know i wasn’t going very fast and he returns telling me they handed out slips to people outside that were in line much longer than we were and the computer I wanted was sold out. What???! So I’m standing there trying to get my husband to go back and give his rt arm for my deal cuz I just knew they had to have ONE for me-right? And this angel walks by and says “are you wanting …” and I said “YES” and he goes- “I have an extra slip because my wife got one too so you can have it”…. BEST BLACK FRIDAY MOMENT EVER! I think that day is the most we’ve ever saved on this popular shopping date. Happy belated Thanksgiving Maryse and thank you for the awesome give away:)

MichelleMarie November 27, 2015 at 7:43 PM

I found a great deal at Hastings bookstore today – 5 used books for $20. I bought 10 hardback books worth over $100 for $40. The young clerk asked me ‘ Are you buying ALL those books?!’ As if he’d never seen anyone buy so many books before. LOL He’s obviously not a reader!

Maryse November 27, 2015 at 8:48 PM

LOL MichelleMarie!!!!

Tina November 27, 2015 at 9:02 PM

I went one year and that was the last. At Walmart a woman couldn’t get to the wrapping paper so she threw hot chocolate on the floor, it worked. I wanted to go to Walmart today around noon, the husband said no. I guess bail money could be put to better use. I’ll spend extra or buy online if it means keeping my sanity.

Maryse November 27, 2015 at 9:31 PM

LOL Tina! You are so right!! The potential for public chaos and the money THAT ends up costing might not be so worth it, in the long run. ;)

AngieG November 27, 2015 at 10:14 PM

I got the $35 Fire Tablet, too! Woot!

bn100 November 27, 2015 at 11:07 PM

shopped online

Michelle F November 27, 2015 at 11:33 PM

No desire to participate in the Black Friday craziness out there. I’m content to eat leftovers and read all day. ;-)

Amy November 28, 2015 at 12:52 AM

I HAVE to get the “50 sips” and “drinking club has a book problem” wine glasses…love ‘em!!!! :D

And the socks.

And the pj’s.

And the scarf.

How fun is this list!!

Pam November 28, 2015 at 12:55 AM

I chill in PJs all day!!

Jean November 28, 2015 at 4:43 AM

Black Friday sales in Australia is nowhere near as awesome as in US. :( Shipping costs negate the savings. Need to wait for boxing day sales.

Michele H November 28, 2015 at 5:13 AM

Best Black Friday, last year got deals on toys for the grandkids. I hate crowds and this was the best experience I had shopping. Online is where it’s at!

Krista November 28, 2015 at 8:24 AM

Stayed home, but found a pre black Friday deal on a tv. It was nice to avoid the hassle.

Diane F. November 28, 2015 at 8:40 AM

I didn’t Do any shopping this year but worked instead. I’m hoping to make up for it on cyber Monday.

Thanks for the give away!

Shelly W November 28, 2015 at 10:14 AM

I stay in the comfort of my home and black friday from my computer. This year every purchase I made on black friday was one clicking books and they were all for me.

jenn November 28, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Blackfriday is crazy. It’s so much fun. I love going out at with all the crazy’s.

Thanks for he giveaway.

Janet Watts November 28, 2015 at 10:56 AM

This year I would have been alone over Thanksgiving and Black Friday as my husband & son had gone hunting and extended family members were either sick or out of town. My new daughter in law came and stayed with me Wed-Friday. We watched old movies and shopped a little and laughed and got to know one another a little better. Something to be thankful for.

Katherine November 28, 2015 at 12:05 PM

I did some Black Friday shopping! Got some good deals!

Jeannie Smith November 28, 2015 at 1:10 PM

I treated myself to some Kristen Ashley books that I hadn’t read yet. Then my daughter and I did some Black Friday shopping. We didn’t get any amazing deals, but we got some shopping done and had fun together doing it!

Emily November 28, 2015 at 2:05 PM

It was relatively calm for me, I had nothing in mind to buy. Just enjoyed being with my teenage daughter.

Timitra November 28, 2015 at 3:20 PM

I can’t handle crowds so black Friday sales are out for me but online he’ll yes!

Dena November 28, 2015 at 6:46 PM

My daughter is my Black Friday companion, so last year we waited at Barnes and Noble for 2 hours for some autographed books she decided it was boring and went next door to Sports Authority to do some shopping since they were open. It turned out awesome because unbeknownst to us Sports Authority were giving out scratch off tickets and Alyssa got 50$ spending spree. She was so happy she screamed and thinking something was wrong I left our place in line

Laura J November 28, 2015 at 7:42 PM

Black Friday for me is waking up at 5am to a 2 year old and 6 year old who wake before the sun. ;) But online shopping makes it so much easier to tolerate.

Erin M November 28, 2015 at 10:45 PM

Black Friday for me is….. Wait until Saturday! I sat home Friday and read KA’s Walk Through Fire. Specifically waited until the long weekend for me to enjoy!

Thais November 29, 2015 at 2:17 AM

This year? Waiting for black Friday to come, listing the things I wanted to buy and then forgetting what day I was living in and remember it when it just passed. (Crying out loud!) Well…

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