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10 Socks for 10 Readers

Reading Socks

February 9, 2023

Everywhere you look on social media, people seem to be doing pairings. Rich red wine with decadent dark chocolates. Costa Rican coffee with a lemon cranberry scone. Pints with truffle popcorn. Pinot with poetry. Hmm … what could we pair — with books?

Socks, of course! Because, who doesn’t love to put their feet up with a great book on a cold winter’s night? And when it comes to socks and books, we “literally” have you covered. Check out our 10 socks for 10 readers!

Sock Pairings

For the Bibliophile

Book Suggestion: Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount


For the Crazy Cat Lady

Book Suggestion: Catfirmations: Mindful Mantras to Awaken Your Inner Cat by Lim Heng Swee


For When You Still Need to Return Overdue Books

Book Suggestion: The Library Book by Susan Orlean (a 2019 DSM Book Festival headlining author!)


For the Cyclist

(We know it’s snowy right now, but RAGBRAI is just six months away!) Book Suggestion: Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne


For the Poe-etry Enthusiast

Book Suggestion: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allen Poe


For the Pooh Bear Fan

Book Suggestion: Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Pooh Bear

For Toddler Moms

Book Suggestion: Baby Sloth: Finger Puppet Book by Yu-Hsuan Huang


For Lovers of Rainbows

Book Suggestion: Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell


For Banned Books Readers

(Otherwise known as lovers of ALL books)

Book Suggestion: Banned Books: The World’s Most Controversial Books, Past and Present by D.K. Publishing


For Mystery Readers

(Now where did that other sock go?)

Book Suggestion: The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman


Beaverdale Books is proud to be the primary 2023 DSM Book Festival bookstore. Attend this year’s event to hear from headlining and local authors, including Chris Bohjalian, author of “The Flight Attendant,” at the Best Book Festival in the Midwest!

The DSM Book Festival brings together people who love books with the people who create them. VIP passes offer reserved seating for headlining authors, access to a VIP suite, autographed books and more, while writers’ workshops, kids programming and hands-on workshops make the Festival a not-to-miss event.

Jan Danielson Kaiser

Jan Danielson Kaiser is Marketing & Events Coordinator for Beaverdale Books, where she hosts and promotes author events, reads a multitude of ARCs, and elicits occasional eyerolls from her coworkers for her enthusiastic responses to books and readers.