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8 Books That Say “I Love You”

We might be biased, but we believe that the perfect gift is most certainly a paper one—whether it’s a kind note written on stationery, or a book that encapsulates everything you want to say.

These are some of our favorite books (okay, we lied, one is actually a game) for Valentine’s Day, or just any day you want to show your love. Take a look, and remember: you can take 30% off our website and get free ground shipping with the code VALENTINE until 2/14/17.



I Like You, I Love You by Carissa Potter

I Like You, I Love You by Carissa Potter

Like an extended valentine, I Like You, I Love You is an illustrated ode to the feelings of seeking, finding, and falling in love. Potter’s unique visual voice brings humor, reality, and poignancy to this universal human narrative, ensuring that everyone who has known love will recognize themselves in her relatable artwork.


642 Things About You (That I Love) by Chronicle Books

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Want to write something romantic, but don’t know where to start? 642 Things About You (That I Love) is filled with—you guessed it—642 prompts to help you get creative and express your love for your person.


Letters to My Love by Lea Redmond

Letters to My Love by Lea Redmond

Write now, read later, and treasure forever. As an Oprah’s Favorite Things Pick for 2015, Letters to My Love invites romantics to declare their affection to their beloved in 12 fold-and-mail letters to be opened in the future. Looking for something more platonic? Be sure to check out the rest of the series here.


Happiness Is . . . 500 Ways to Show I Love You by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar

An extension of a bestselling series, Happiness Is . . .500 Ways to Show I Love You illustrates different ways to share the love with that special someone, and captures the extraordinary little moments and feelings that make up true love.


Serenflipity: 30 Everyday Adventure Cards by Cara Thomas

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They say that experiences are the key to happiness, and the 30 cards of Serenflipity will help you discover more spontaneous connection and adventure in your life. Connect with your loved one in unexpected and exciting ways, and enjoy exploring the world around you.


Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen

Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen

Don’t forget about Galentine’s Day! The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in Bad Girls Throughout History were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed.


Love Is by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane

Perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any tender moment), Love Is tells the story of a girl and a duckling who grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other—discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight.


When an Elephant Falls in Love by Davide Cali, illustrated by Alice Lotti

When an Elephant Falls in Love by Davide Cali, illustrated by Alice Lotti

In When an Elephant Falls in Love, the protagonist does many foolish things. He hides when the elephant-object of his affection is around, and he writes dozens of letters that he will never send. This soulful book is at once relatable and revealing, a reminder that love is worth striving for, and that the very best things in life will come to those who wait.


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For more great reads, stationery, and gifts, check out more picks here. And don’t forget—get 30% and free shipping with the code VALENTINE. Expires 2/14/17.

Jenna Homen

Community Manager at Chronicle Books. When she's logged off, she can be found cooking, camping, or in a museum. You can follow her on Twitter at @jn_na.
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1 Comment

  • Myra Collier February 10, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Burry Bookstore,
    Do you presently have I Love You (a rebus poem) by Jean Marzollo, illustrations by Suse MacDonald, in stock. If so, what are your weekend hours of operation? Thanks.


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