Speaking of literary gift ideas, how about these adorably stylish hippo bookends?! I love them! The website also has rhinos, lions, sheep, bulls, and dinosaurs. If you don't like them, you must not have a heart.
Did you know that Herbert Marcuse used to collect hippos? His office and home were filled with hippo figurines. If you don't believe me, watch the 1996 documentaryHerbert's Hippopotamus for evidence and a very good portrait of a brilliant thinker.
For more literary gift ideas, check out my previous post on Literary Totes.