A Book for Christmas!

My sweet cousin bought me this book for Christmas. As most of you know, I do an occasional feature about dead writers’ style, so this is up my alley. 

Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore

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[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Sixth Stop: Literature Lodge

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!

LITERATURE LODGE

This shop makes two products: writer’s blocks and customizable author key chains. Sometimes, less is indeed more. They are wonderful, out-of-the-box gifts/stocking stuffers for your favourite classic book nerd.

TWO GREAT PIECES:

SHOP INFO:

  • LITERATURE LODGE: ETSY STORE
  • LOCATION: TAUNTON, MA
  • ARTIST: ROBERT SADLER
  • NOTE: THEY ARE ACCEPTING HOLIDAY ORDERS THROUGH FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER

[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Third Stop: Uneek Doll Designs

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!

UNEEK DOLL DESIGNS

I cannot say enough nice things about these miniature dolls. Are they extremely weird? Sure! Are they also the most awesome little keepsakes ever? Possibly! Artist Debbie Ritter manages to give her creations the personalities of her real-life subjects. There are 251 author dolls available in her shop, as well as those embodying literary characters, celebrities, musicians, artists, and historical figures.

THREE OF MY (MANY) FAVOURITE PIECES:

SHOP INFO:

  • UNEEK DOLL DESIGNS: ETSY STORE
  • LOCATION: ALABAMA
  • ARTIST: DEBBIE RITTER
  • ARTIST INFO: HERE

Shopping for the Bookworm: C is for Cather, Willa

“Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet.”-Willa Cather

Willa Cather My Antonia Library Card Catalog Pendant by Parker's Porch

Willa Cather My Antonia Library Card Catalog Pendant by Parker’s Porch. $27.00

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[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Bonus Stop: Journal of the Month

JOURNAL OF THE MONTH

I’ve been saving this gem for last, and boy was it worth the wait! Journal of the Month is a subscription service-a literary Birchbox, if you will. Each month, you or your lucky gift recipient will receive a new (and surprise!) copy of a participating  journal. What a fabulous and thoughtful treasure for the writer in your life. There are six available plans.

GO HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

[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