[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] It’s a Wrap!

Let’s recap:

  1. Mrs Peggotty Arts
  2. Terrific Friends
  3. Uneek Doll Designs
  4. Obvious State
  5. Badly Drawn Authors
  6. Literature Lodge

Happy shopping!

[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Fourth Stop: Obvious State

I love bookish goodies almost as much as I love actual books, and reading. Being a bookworm is not a hobby: it is an all-enveloping, personality-defining lifestyle. The holiday season is just getting started, which means it is time to go shopping the literary way! Over the next two weeks, I will take you on a virtual bookish shopping spree to some of my favourite lit sites!

In 2013, we visited some wonderful literary museums. This year, I am delighted to showcase several amazing book-themed Etsy shops. Let’s get started!

OBVIOUS STATE

 Obvious State makes bold, high-quality, well-priced literary prints and paper goods. I could easily decorate an entire room around their gorgeous black-and-white art.

TWO OF MY FAVOURITE PIECES:

SHOP INFO:

  • OBVIOUS STATE: ETSY STORE
  • LOCATION: NEW YORK CITY
  • ARTIST: EVAN ROBERTSON
  • ARTIST INFO: HERE

Shopping for the Bookworm: Charles Bukowski Birthday Edition

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[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Seventh Stop: The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

THE UNEMPLOYED PHILOSOPHERS GUILD:

I only discovered this site a few days ago [thanks  for the intro, Acid Free Pulp], and it was instant love. Although it’s not dedicated to books, the literature section is full of fun, whimsical, affordable items!

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS:

Alice's Enchantmints

Alice’s Enchantmints. $3.00. Image from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild.

Much Ado About Nothings

Much Ado About Nothings. $6.50. Image from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild.

Zora Neale Hurston Card

Zora Neale Hurston Card. $3.50. Image from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild.

DETAILS:

  • THE UNEMPLOYED PHILOSOPHERS GUILD: GO HERE
  • PREDICTED SHOPPING TIME: 15 MINUTES
  • BEST AWESOMELY UNEXPECTED ITEM: GREAT DRINKERS SHOTS
  • PRICE POINT: GREAT
  • BOOKWORM HAPPINESS SCALE (OUT OF A POSSIBLE 10): 9

FIRST STOP: EDWARD GOREY HOUSE STORE

SECOND STOP: JANE AUSTEN GIFT SHOP

THIRD STOP: OUT OF PRINT CLOTHING

FOURTH STOP: THE READER’S CATALOG

FIFTH STOP: THE LITERARY GIFT COMPANY

SIXTH STOP: BAS BLEU

[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Fifth Stop: The Literary Gift Company

THE LITERARY GIFT COMPANY

This site is a book nerd’s paradise. Beware: it is a serious time waster for that very reason. On the plus side, their collection of literary goods is so wonderfully exhaustive that it is a one-stop shop for reading accessories. I hope you are wearing your comfy clothes, because you’ll be here awhile.

(MORE THAN) A FEW HIGHLIGHTS:

Frankenstein Literary Transport Mug

Frankenstein Literary Transport Mug. $12.80. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald Poster

Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald Poster. $17.63. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

On Writing by A.L. Kennedy

On Writing by A.L. Kennedy. $30.57. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

I Capture the Castle Strong Canvas Shopper

I Capture the Castle Strong Canvas Shopper. $17.63. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

Emily Dickinson Soft Toy

Emily Dickinson Soft Toy. $27.28. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

Watership Down T-Shirt

Watership Down T-Shirt. $32.11. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

The Wizard of Oz Jigsaw Puzzle

The Wizard of Oz Jigsaw Puzzle. $20.84. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

East and West Egg Bestie Necklace

East and West Egg Bestie Necklace-The Great Gatsby. $56.34. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

DETAILS:

  • THE LITERARY GIFT COMPANY: GO HERE
  • PREDICTED SHOPPING TIME: 45 MINUTES
  • BEST AWESOMELY UNEXPECTED ITEM: QUOTABLE CHOCOLATE BARS
  • PRICE POINT: AVERAGE
  • BOOKWORM HAPPINESS SCALE (OUT OF A POSSIBLE 10): 10+++

FIRST STOP: EDWARD GOREY HOUSE STORE

SECOND STOP: JANE AUSTEN GIFT SHOP

THIRD STOP: OUT OF PRINT CLOTHING

FOURTH STOP: THE READER’S CATALOG

[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Fourth Stop: The Reader’s Catalog

THE READER’S CATALOG

This beautiful site is a one-stop shop for the understated reader in your life. Be warned: if you, too, are of a quietly bookish mind, you’ll want at least a dozen things for yourself. The Reader’s Catalog is full of useful goods with a literary bent, which automatically makes any purchase guilt free! That’s how it works, right?

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS:

Bodleian Winter Titles Wrapping Paper

Bodleian Winter Titles Wrapping Paper. $6.95. Image from The Reader’s Catalog.

Writer's Pencils

Writer’s Pencils. $18.95. Image from The Reader’s Catalog.

I Am Born Infant Tee

“I Am Born” Infant Tee (David Copperfield). $19.95. Image from The Reader’s Catalog.

DETAILS:

FIRST STOP: EDWARD GOREY HOUSE STORE

SECOND STOP: JANE AUSTEN GIFT SHOP

THIRD STOP: OUT OF PRINT CLOTHING

Shopping for the Bookworm: George Bernard Shaw Edition

George Bernard Shaw Quote Postcard  by Art by Nessa

George Bernard Shaw Quote Postcard by Art by Nessa. $2.50

LIFE Magazine Cover with George Bernard Shaw at Covenants

LIFE Magazine Cover with George Bernard Shaw at Covenants. $11.00

George Bernard Shaw Earrings by Wendy Ferguson Designs

George Bernard Shaw Earrings by Wendy Ferguson Designs. $12.00

George Bernard Shaw Biographical Drawing by Pagazine

George Bernard Shaw Biographical Drawing by Pagazine. $62.39

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