Literature lovers are great connoisseurs of the value of a good book. When we decide to give it away, we are not only giving a conglomerate of pages, letters and words; but we share with someone a worldview of the world covered with stories, characters and literary landscapes that give our brain endless possibilities.

But giving a book is also a symbol of the relationship between who gives it and who receives it; It is an intimate sign of what one wants to share and what one thinks the other can perceive and enjoy.

Accompany the book with a personal dedication It has become the perfect finish. And as we know that dates are approaching when you have to look for the best gifts -and for us the best gift will always be a book-, in this post we present you 10 different styles of dedications Depending on who is going to receive it, the type of the dedication or the occasion, so you can transmit everything you feel and want to say.

1. Author's dedication

If a book is in itself a fantastic gift, imagine what an illusion to receive it with the dedication made by the author himself. If you have the possibility to get it, it is, without a doubt, the perfect gift. You can try to catch the coveted lyrics of a writer at Book Fairs or major events like Sant Jordi, but you can also do it in book presentations. Let it not be said that you have not tried!

two. Christmas dedication

A classic and even more in these dates. If you give a book for Christmas, in addition to wishing happy holidays and a good year ticket, you can go a little further and play with the traditions to dedicate with originality: Take this book of ‘coal’, so you can burn the intellect or Years devour life, but may your hunger to live it never end.

3. Dedication for occasional readers

It may be that your gift is addressed to someone who lives the passion for reading with another more leisurely intensity. In that case, the title or author of what you give him is going to tell him rather little or nothing about the reason for your selection. Here the best option may be to emphasize the interests that the person may have and that are in the book, so that he understands the reason for the gift. Something like I know about your passion for mysteries and how you love to solve them, that's why I give you this black novel …

4. Dedication for the advanced reader

With those with whom you share the passion for literature. Here it may be interesting to focus our dedication on the reason for the gift rather than justification. For example: I hope this novel expands or destroys the horizons of your own science fiction world … or Here is the philosophical essay on aporophobia that you missed; I hope it enriches you…

5. Dedication in story

Maybe you also like to write. In that case, if you have a clear message and an interesting idea, you can dare with a dedication in which you explain a mini story that synthesizes everything you want to communicate. Let's say, for example, you give a meditation book to a friend so he can learn to relax. Well, nothing better than creating a mini story where your friend is the protagonist and in which you tell a scene in which he enjoys complete stillness and inner peace. You will feel identified and relax before reading it!

6. Poetic dedication

Similar to the dedication in the story, a poetic dedication can capture powerful images and metaphors so that the event is a literary ‘product’ itself. In this case, unless you dare with your own poetry, you can look for a poem that has a close relationship with the theme or content of the book. For example, if we talk about literature, we could quote the great Pablo Neruda in a poem like this:

So when the teeth of the literature
They tried to bite my honest heels,
I passed, without knowing, singing with the wind
towards the rainy warehouses of my childhood (…)

7. Dedication for lovers

No chocolates or anything. The conquest of the stomach is easy, but reaching the intellect of the person you want to fall in love with or who you are in love with is only a challenge for the most daring. This dedication is very personal, but we would advise you to put aside images and recurring phrases roll Without you I am nothing of Amaral and give it an original touch. If you give a book to someone you love, the book has a connection with you two. Use it. For example: Maybe the Odyssey I lived when I lost the train that had to take me to our first date was not so long, but of course, it was just as suffered.

8. Dedication to launch indirect

Yes. How good are those books that serve as an excuse to launch hints or advice to friends or family. And if you accompany it with a dedication that has just emphasized the message (more than anything in case it has not been clear), then better than better. Let's say someone you know doesn't cook very well. You could dedicate the following: I entrust you with this book so that you can carry out the most important mission of your life: do not starve us (let me cook for myself).

9. Short dedication

They say that the good if brief … And you know how the saying ends. If you don't have a clear idea about what to say or, on the contrary, you want to say too much, maybe cutting for the healthy is the best option. A dedication of a phrase is more than enough if your words encapsulate a good message. It is not easy, but the result is worth it. An example could be: That each page resists you in existence or May this book be tender to you to bite loneliness.

10. A great dedication for a small reader

How important are the first contacts with literature and what power they have when creating new readers. If you are going to give a book to a boy or girl who has just started in the literary universe, we recommend that you make a dedication that motivates him to continue reading and that he remembers with affection after a few years. In these cases, something brief and special may be the best way to dedicate: May this book be the first of the many lives and adventures that await you in the world of literature.

And here. We said goodbye, how could it be otherwise, with Our dedication for you:

We wish this post was machete in the jungle of dedicated words. If you want to move like Tarzan, climb original trees, let your vines be synthetic and, above all, hunt good books!

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