65 Literary Candles For Any Book-Lover to Burn While Reading

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There's nothing cozier than curling up with a book by the light of a candle . . . especially when that candle smells like books! You're not alone in adoring the aroma of your favorite reading material; the internet is filled with places to buy candles inspired by famous authors, classic literature, and especially books themselves. We've rounded up the best of these options, resulting in this list of candles that will make any bibliophile feel like they've stepped inside their favorite novel.

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Book Cellar

Book Cellar

Book Cellar candle ($18) with notes of dirt, basement, and vanilla bean

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Dusty Bookshelf

Dusty Bookshelf

Dusty Library candle ($15) with notes of musk, sandalwood, tea, and spice

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Kilian Noir Ottoman Candle

Kilian Noir Ottoman Candle

Kilian Noir Ottoman candle ($235) with notes of lacquered wood, the paper of ancient books, rosewood, and musk

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Library Books

Library Books

Library Books candle ($13) with notes of rose, incense, dry black pepper, cedarwood, sandalwood, sensual amber, leather, musk, vetiver, and patchouli

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Belle's Library — Beauty and the Beast

Belle's Library — Beauty and the Beast

Belle's Library candle ($16) with notes of aged books, worn leather, and enchanted rose

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Library

Library

The Library candle ($16) with notes of balsam, lavender, sandalwood, musk, and amber

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R. Nichols Read Candle

R. Nichols Read Candle

R. Nichols Read Candle ($46) with notes of aged paper, ink, and leather

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Bookstore

Bookstore

Bookstore candle ($18) with notes of mahogany, driftwood, coffee, and leather

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Reading Nook

Reading Nook

Reading Nook candle ($10) with notes of paper, old books, mahogany, teakwood, and white flowers

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Cozy Book Shop

Cozy Book Shop

Cozy Book Shop candle ($7) with notes of antique sandalwood, hazelnut vanilla, leather, and coffee

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Newsstand

Newsstand

Newsstand candle ($16) with notes of new magazines, paper, fresh ink, and books

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Bookworm

Bookworm

Bookworm candle ($18) with notes of apple, newsprint, and crayon

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Book Spine

Book Spine

Spine candle ($18) with notes of musky leather-bound book

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Old Books

Old Books

Old Books candle ($18) with notes of paper, dust, newsprint, and vanilla

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L'OBJET The Russe Candle - No. 75

L'OBJET The Russe Candle - No. 75

L'OBJET The Russe Candle - No. 75 ($95) with notes of leather-bound books, crackling fire, and the steam of black tea

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Trashy Romance Novel

Trashy Romance Novel

Trashy Romance Novel candle ($18) with notes of peach schnapps, citrus, and cherry blossom

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Bibliothèque

Bibliothèque

Bibliothèque candle ($80) with notes of patchouli, leather, vanilla, violet, peony, peach, and plum

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Sexy Librarian

Sexy Librarian

Sexy Librarian candle ($18) with notes of rosewood, lilac, and musk

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At the Library Scented Candle Set

At the Library Scented Candle Set

At the Library candle set ($24) featuring Antique Books (cedarwood and patchouli), New Books (fresh ink, cedarwood, jasmine, lemon, sandalwood, and patchouli), and Ancient Scroll (aged parchment, frankincense, and myrrh)

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Leather-Bound Books

Leather-Bound Books

Leather-Bound Books candle ($11) with notes of aged leather and vanilla

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Reading at the Cafe

Reading at the Cafe

Reading at the Cafe candle ($18) with notes of roasted coffee and chocolate pastry

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Manor Classic Library

Manor Classic Library

Manor Classic Library candle ($50) with notes of cedar, sandalwood, amber, and moss

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Oxford Library

Oxford Library

Oxford Library candle ($18) with notes of oakmoss, amber, sandalwood, and leather

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Scholar

Scholar

Scholar candle ($18) with notes of laurel, magnolia, and knowledge

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Pemberley Gardens — Pride and Prejudice

Pemberley Gardens — Pride and Prejudice

Pemberley Gardens candle ($18) with notes of fresh rose, lilac, and hyacinth

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Scarlet Letter — The Scarlet Letter

Scarlet Letter — The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter candle ($18) with notes of dark wild rose and black currant

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All That Jazz — The Great Gatsby

All That Jazz — The Great Gatsby

All That Jazz candle ($12) with notes of gin martini and daisy

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The Moor — Wuthering Heights

The Moor — Wuthering Heights

The Moor candle ($16) with notes of fresh greens, lily, hyacinth, bergamot, and ylang-ylang

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Secret Garden — The Secret Garden

Secret Garden — The Secret Garden

Secret Garden candle ($16) with notes of flowers, Spring rain, and sage

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Gatsby's Mansion — The Great Gatsby

Gatsby's Mansion — The Great Gatsby

Gatsby's Mansion candle ($18) with notes of Champagne fizz, sea mist, and daisy

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Nevermore — Edgar Allan Poe

Nevermore — Edgar Allan Poe

Nevermore candle ($11) with notes of oakmoss and amber

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Netherfield Ball — Pride and Prejudice

Netherfield Ball — Pride and Prejudice

Netherfield Ball candle ($16) with notes of gardenias, magnolias, and jasmine

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The Green Light — The Great Gatsby

The Green Light — The Great Gatsby

The Green Light candle ($18) with notes of ocean air, musk, and earthy vanilla

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English Ivy & Blooms — The Secret Garden

English Ivy & Blooms — The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden candle ($12) with notes of English ivy, lily, and hyacinth

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Pemberley Park — Pride and Prejudice

Pemberley Park — Pride and Prejudice

Pemberley Park candle ($18) with notes of sweet golden rose blended with white tea and fern

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Gin, Juniper, and Daisy — The Great Gatsby

Gin, Juniper, and Daisy — The Great Gatsby

Banned Books — The Great Gatsby candle ($22) with notes of juniper, gin, tart green apple, rosemary, daisy, and jasmine

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Thornfield Garden — Jane Eyre

Thornfield Garden — Jane Eyre

Thornfield Garden candle ($11) with notes of rain and roses

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White Way of Delight — Anne of Green Gables

White Way of Delight — Anne of Green Gables

White Way of Delight candle ($12) with notes of fresh picked apples and fragrant apple blossoms

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Wild Moors — Wuthering Heights

Wild Moors — Wuthering Heights

Wild Moors candle ($11) with notes of lilac, grass, and lavender

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Bourbon & Tobacco Flower — The Catcher in the Rye

Bourbon & Tobacco Flower — The Catcher in the Rye

Banned Books — The Catcher in the Rye candle ($22) with notes of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, tobacco flower, and mahogany

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights candle ($13) with notes of herbs, misty moors, and heather

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Literary Candle Collection

Literary Candle Collection

Literary Candles ($16) in 221B Baker Street (blackcurrant tea and leather-bound books), A Mad Tea Party (bergamot, mandarin, lavender, thyme, jasmine, and ylang-ylang), Thornfield Garden (roses and rainwater), and Pemberley (lily, rose, hyacinth, and ivy)

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Miss Havisham's Mansion — Great Expectations

Miss Havisham's Mansion — Great Expectations

Miss Havisham's Mansion candle ($13) with notes of flowers, dust, and musk

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Mr. Darcy — Pride and Prejudice

Mr. Darcy — Pride and Prejudice

Mr. Darcy candle ($13) with notes of bergamot, lemon, cognac, and tobacco

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Walden Woods — Walden

Walden Woods — Walden

Walden Woods candle ($18) with notes of cedar, fir, and pine

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Pemberley — Pride and Prejudice

Pemberley — Pride and Prejudice

Pemberley candle ($12) with notes of roses, lavender, and new rain

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens candle ($20) with notes of tangerine, juniper, and clove

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Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud candle ($18) with notes of incense and antique books

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe candle ($23) with notes of cardamom, absinthe, and sandalwood

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Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley candle ($18) with notes of black oak and antique books

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Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstory candle ($20) with notes of black plum, persimmon, and oak moss

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Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë candle ($18) with notes of heather and antique books

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson candle ($20) with notes of cedar and wild fern

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Goethe

Goethe

Goethe candle ($18) with notes of sweetgrass and antique books

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde candle ($18) with notes of sunflower and antique books

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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck candle ($23) with notes of smoked birch and amber