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8 Bookish Marriage Proposals That Make Us Swoon

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What happens when one bookworm falls in love with another bookworm? Well, you could say the story practically writes itself. Finding someone we love who also happens to share our love for books is only Chapter 1, though.

Chapter 2 is the marriage proposal. Unlike the average person, bookworms don't just get down on one knee with ring in hand. We get down on one knee with ring... and book in hand.

In honor of Valentine's Day, we've rounded up the best bookish marriage proposals the Internet has to offer. From passionate poems to beautiful bookstores to inspiring illustrations, these literary proposals will make your heart melt. Wishing these couples love, happiness, and plenty of books to fill their shelves!

  • Ever since she was a little girl, Moriah adored Peter Pan. Knowing this, boyfriend Chris invited Moriah on an actual ship to recreate the magic of J.M. Barrie’s novel.
  • Jason knew just how to woo his Harry Potter-obsessed girlfriend Angela -- with magic, of course! The proposal involved a series of clues and puzzles that she practically needed a Marauder’s Map to navigate.
  • Will took Samantha to Bookman/Bookwoman, an adorably cozy bookstore in Nashville, TN. Picking a book off the shelf, he asked her to look inside, where she found a sweet message of their love story.
  • Similarly, this guy set up a bunch of cameras in a bookstore, and hid a heartfelt poem in a book for his love to find.
  • This video shares the story of Judy and JC, who got engaged in a Barnes & Noble.
  • They met at a Harry Potter-themed concert, and since then, the J.K. Rowling series has always held a special place in their heart. The video is a little long -- cut to 5:25 to watch the proposal because her reaction to the ring is absolutely priceless.
  • David commissioned artists to create a comic book for his then-girlfriend, Jen. The pages were filled with illustrations of their past dates, ending in the proposal!
  • In this quick video, the man places a ring inside a book, with a simple note: “Will you marry me?” Yes, we will.