15 Valentine's Day Cards For Book-Lovers

by Melissa Ragsdale

It's nearly Valentine's Day, which means it's time to start planning how you're going to treat your special someone. No matter what you've got in store for them, one thing's for certain: you need a great card — preferably a great literary Valentine's Day card.

Remember the days of bringing cards for everyone in elementary school? Or the excitement of sending someone an anonymous candy-gram? No matter how you feel about the holiday, Valentine's Day cards are a wonderful way to light up someone's day. Whether you've been together for decades, or you just spotted them on the other side of the library and fell head over hells, putting your feelings in a card is a gesture that everyone can appreciate.

It's even more fun and meaningful to put a personal touch on the card. Give your SO a card that pays homage to one of their favorite books, or use the writing of authors more eloquent than yourself to tell them how you really feel. And remember, it's Valentine's Day, so you have a full license to be cheesy.

Here is a collection of wonderful literary valentines that any book nerd will just gush over. Ranging from sassy to sweet, these cards will help you find the perfect way to express your love this Valentine's Day:


"You're The Peeta To My Katniss"

Peeta and Katniss, $4, Etsy

Nothing says I love like a battle to the death.


"You Are Tolerable I Suppose"

Jane Austen Valentine Card, $3, Etsy

Channel your inner Mr. Darcy with this, er, passionate Valentine.


Literary quotes

Valentines Day Printable, $5, Etsy

These adorable cards feature quotes from Beth Revis, Josephine Angelini, Kami Garcia, and Diana Peterfreund.


"I Love You More Than Dobby Loves Socks"


Or try this full set of Harry Potter valentines...

Harry Potter Valentines, $7, Etsy

A different Harry Potter pun for every Muggle in your life.


"I don't need accio to make you come."

Print At Home, Inappropriate Valentine's Day Card, $3, Etsy

No Harry Potter fan will be able to resist this sexy card.


"You Are Double Plus Good"

"You are double plus good", $2, Etsy

Now that we're basically living in a 1984-esque dystopia, even George Orwell can be sexy.


"When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew."

Shakespeare Valentine Card, $4, Etsy

Who knows more about love than Shakespeare? This one is gorgeous!


"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

Wuthering Heights Valentine Love Quote Card, $4, Etsy

This quote from Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights is passionate AF.


"In all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world there is no love for you like mine."

Maya Angelou quote Valentines Card, $4, Etsy

This Maya Angelou quote is absolutely stunning.


"Be Mine"

Be Mine Valentine card in a Literary Love Story style, $3, Etsy

Simply perfect.


"Did you read Dr. Seuss as a kid? Because green eggs and...damn!"

Funny Love Card - Dr. Seuss, $4, Etsy

This Dr. Seuss valentine is A+.


"...when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them in mutual weirdness and call it love."

Dr. Seuss Weirdness Card, $4, Etsy

Dr. Seuss pretty much sums up what love is all about.


"I'll Eat You Up I Love You So"

Love card/ I'll eat you up I love you so, $4, Etsy

This quote from Where the Wild Things Are is an adorable way to express your feelings for someone.


"I love you like the first page of my favorite book."

My favorite book, $4, Etsy

Not only is the message itself beautiful, but the design of this card is absolutely gorgeous. It features six pages of tissue paper with a portion of the message on each. Absolutely lovely!