Shopping for the Bookworm: G is for Gaskell, Elizabeth

G is for Gaskell, Elizabeth:

[Shopping for the Bookworm] Literary Lovers #1: Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In anticipation of Saint Valentine’s Day, we are sharing a few wee love-themed shopping guides.

Some legendary literary love affairs were more successful than others, but who are we to judge? At any rate, we’ll save such musings for another day.

Up first: Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning! Continue reading

Happy Birthday, H.G. Wells!

“The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other.”

H.G. (Herbert George) Wells was born on 21 September 1866:

H.G. Wells by F. Hollyer, 1890

H.G. Wells by F. Hollyer, 1890.

[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