16 Bookish Mugs To Sip Your Cider, Coffee, Or Tea From This Fall

Obvious State

I hold the strong opinion that everyone could always use one more coffee mug. If it has been a while since you last bought a cute new mug for your hot beverage of choice — whether it be peppermint, chamomile tea, or, um, wine — consider adding one of the following 21 coffee mugs for book-lovers to your kitchen cupboard.

Coffee (or tea) mugs are the perfect, non-permanent way to assert your identity. Need to feel like a badass this morning? Pick up a coffee mug with a pep-talk emblazoned on the side? Want to show your co-workers how cool you are? Pick up a nerdy coffee mug to keep at your desk. It's as simple as that, and it could even help you find that special someone.

Of course, the coffee mugs made for book-lovers are as diverse as the books themselves. When choosing a mug that will showcase your literary side, you have to ask yourself whether you want to rep books in general, or one novel or series in particular. I have included a fair mix of both below, so you'll be sure to spot something you love, no matter your book nerd style.

Check out the coffee mugs for book lovers I recommend below:

Banned Books Heat Reactive Mug

Out of Print

Banned Books Heat Reactive Mug, $12, Out of Print Clothing

The black censor bars on this mug fade away when you pour in a hot beverage, so you can be reminded every morning of the importance of reading banned books.

Just My Type Mug


Just My Type Mug, $12, Anthropologie

Rep your favorite literary genre with one of these stoneware mugs from Anthropologie, available in "Romantic," "Adventurer," and "Dreamer" variations.

Society6 Professional Bookworm Mug


Society6 Professional Bookworm Mug, $18, Society 6

Perfect for the writer or librarian, this coffee mug lets you drink your morning cuppa while notifying everyone of your *real* occupation.

Books Are Bae Mug


Books Are Bae Mug, $12, Dormify

This little pink mug is almost too cute to use, but it's also too adorable not to Instagram every chance you get.

Black Writers Mug


Black Writers Mug, $15, Etsy

To say that white writers get a lot of attention in the books community would be an understatement, which is why buying and sharing your favorite books by writers of color is so important. Check out this travel mug decorated with the names of dozens of black writers, and you might discover your new favorite author.

Harry Potter Gold Hogwarts Mug


Harry Potter Gold Hogwarts Mug, $17, BoxLunch

This gorgeous and understated mug will always be there to welcome you home.

'A Room of One's Own' Penguin Mug

The Literary Gift Company

Virginia Woolf - A Room of One's Own Penguin Mug, $12, The Literary Gift Company

The classic Penguin book cover really shines on this mug, which features one of my favorite feminist treatises of all time.

Jane Austen Coffee Mug


Jane Austen Coffee Mug, $16, Amazon

Jane Austen's biting wit and cunning wisdom will have you ready and raring to go when you use this mug for your morning cuppa.

Visit Mordor Travel Mug


Visit Mordor Travel Mug, $32, Threadless

You might not be able to simply walk into Mordor, but you can enjoy its picturesque landscape with this travel mug.

"Cool Story Poe" Mug

Out of Print

"Cool Story Poe" Mug, $16, Obvious State

Love cats, coffee, and spooky stories? This sassy cat mug from Obvious State is exactly what you need for your next cup of tea.

Game of Thrones Travel Mug


Game of Thrones Travel Mug, $18, Etsy

Has there ever been a more memeable phrase than "Winter Is Coming"? I don't think so. Pick up this travel mug to let your neighbors know that coffee is on its way.

Rattle the Stars Mug

Willow Mugs/Etsy

Rattle the Stars Mug, $16, Etsy

Love Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass? This "Rattle the Stars" mug will have you at your boldest and most daring whenever you sip from it.

Library Card Yellow Mug

Out of Print

Library Card Yellow Mug, $12, Out of Print Clothing

Miss the golden days when the librarian had to stamp a card whenever you checked out a book? Relive those childhood pleasures with this coffee mug.

Losers Club Mug


Losers Club Mug, $13, Etsy

Fans of Stephen King's IT should jump on this gorgeous mug with its blood-red nod to Bill, Ben, Bev, Mike, Richie, Eddie, and Stan.

Oscar Wilde Mug

The Pot Bank/Etsy

Oscar Wilde Quote Mug, $17, Etsy

For fans of The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, there's this mug, which features an iconic quote from Oscar Wilde.

Jane Austen "Tea" Mug

Obvious State

Jane Austen "Tea" Mug, $16, Obvious State

If you're definitely more of a tea person than a coffee drinker, and if you just so happen to be a Jane Austen fan, this adorable, Jane-inspired mug is for you.