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Why have coffee-table books when you can add novel charm to any surface that needs hardcover protection? Featuring the covers to 8 of America's best-known and most-beloved books, these coasters will let you show your prejudice for good literature with pride. From Aldous Huxley's foreboding Brave New World to Joseph Heller's retrospective Catch-22, there's something that every bookworm, writer, or teacher can enjoy. When not in use, they become the pages of an adorable, canvas-wrapped "book case," blending in perfectly right next to these titles on your shelf. Made from heavy weight, water-resistant cardboard stock, these coasters will ensure there's no way you will miss the mark(s)! Made in China.

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Item ID
23250
Made from
heavyweight cardboard stock
Measurements
4" square
Notes
Care: Wipe individual coasters with damp cloth to clean.

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LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (15)
  • Protects wood surfaces (11)
  • Solid (10)
  • Water resistant (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Coffee tables (12)
  • Everyday use (8)
  • Gifts (8)
  • Bar (5)
  • Parties (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (8), Stylish (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (11), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6), Birthday (4), Other (4)

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5.0

If you like the designs, buy these.

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from Cleveland, OH

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Protects Wood Surfaces
  • Solid
  • Water Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bar
    • Coffee Tables
    • Everyday Use
    • Gifts
    • Parties

    Comments about LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8:

    If you're a book person, these are super-cool. They work exactly as you would hope. Nice thick stock. Water-resistant.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great quality and style!!

    By 

    from Des plaines, IL

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Solid

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Tables

      Comments about LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8:

      I bought these for my sister because she entertains a lot and her place is super trendy! She loved them and said they are good quality and work really well!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Unique coasters

      By 

      from Fort Collins, CO

      About Me Stylish

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Protects Wood Surfaces
      • Solid
      • Striking
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bar
        • Coffee Tables
        • Everyday Use
        • Gifts
        • Parties

        Comments about LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8:

        Because this is a gift, I didn't open the package, so I can't really speak to the water resistant quality of the coasters. I really wanted to keep these coasters, but alas, I got them for my daughter, an English teacher. I know she will be thrilled. They would be a good conversation starter at a party, as in "Have you read. . .? I also like it that every Out of Print purchase helps send books to Books for Africa.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Gift

        By 

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Stylish

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          Cons

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              Comments about LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8:

              I'm sure they work well. I just love the site for providing such unique ideas for gifts. That's why I come back. If the quality of the stuff becomes a question, that's when I will no longer come back to the site. Until then, this is a tremendous site.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Gave as Gift

              By 

              from Illinois

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Coffee Tables

                Comments about LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8:

                I gave this as a gift to my friend who loves reading and books. A nice alternative to actually giving her a book. Something that looks good that she can use aruond the house.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Disappointing

                By 

                from Orange County, CA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                • Cheap-looking
                • Flimsy
                • Stick To Bottom Of Cups

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8:

                  I'm glad that I had ordered these for myself & not as a gift, because they are not high-quality in appearance nor in function. The design is cute, & I do like the fact that they come in the little book cover, but the positives end there. They are thin & much flimsier than I had expected. Also, when they get damp from the cup or glass, they stick to the glass when I pick it up. These things have fallen to the floor numerous times already, after attaching to the cup & then falling off before I realize what is happening. It was an inexpensive purchase, not worth the hassle of returning, but needless to say am disappointed by this product & the way it was not accurately advertised/portrayed online.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Even better than I expected

                  By 

                  from Seattle

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Protects Wood Surfaces
                  • Water Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bar
                    • Coffee Tables
                    • Everyday Use
                    • Parties

                    Comments about LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8:

                    Since it's made out of cardboard, I expected these to warp and bubble when wet but so far they're completely waterproof and can just be wiped dry. Storage is easy in their little book box, and the design is cute!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fun and practical

                    By 

                    from Cleveland, OH

                    About Me Stylish

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Protects Wood Surfaces
                    • Solid
                    • Water Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bar
                      • Coffee Tables
                      • Everyday Use
                      • Gifts
                      • Parties

                      Comments about LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8:

                      Great gift for culture vultures.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

                      Comment on this review

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great for bookworms

                      By 

                      from Philadelphia, PA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Solid

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Coffee Tables
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Gifts

                        Comments about LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8:

                        The packaging is awesome, and I love the individual book jacket designs.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Super fast shipping.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Birthday

                        Comment on this review

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Does the job

                        By 

                        from New Jersey

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                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Protects Wood Surfaces
                        • Solid
                        • Water Resistant

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Coffee Tables
                          • Gifts

                          Comments about LITERARY COASTERS - SET OF 8:

                          This was a gift for a friend who is a book lover. I wanted to get something practical and useful...that she can leave out on her coffee table. It is great for any book lover. These are sturdy, pretty and I liked that they are water resistant. They also fit into the little book for storage. Just adorable.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Other
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Birthday

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