Shopping for the Bookworm: I is for Irving, Washington

I is for Irving, Washington:

[Shopping for the Bookworm] Literary Lovers #2: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

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.

Today’s couple: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes!

[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Fifth Stop: Badly Drawn Authors

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!

BADLY DRAWN AUTHORS

I have so much love for this shop. Maybe my inner hipster is showing, but I think it’s a genius idea. You can buy cards and posters of some awesome writers in a fun style that is anything but generic. The prices are also totally affordable for most budgets.

TWO OF MY (MANY) FAVOURITE PIECES:

SHOP INFO:

  • BADLY DRAWN AUTHORS: ETSY STORE
  • LOCATION: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
  • ARTIST: SEAN RYAN
  • ARTIST INFO: HERE

[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

[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

[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Second Stop: Terrific Friends by Diana Shafer

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!

TERRIFIC FRIENDS BY DIANA SHAFER

This shop is full of whimsical, beautifully rendered prints of famous writers. They’re all very witty. Try falling in love with just one. I dare you.

MY FAVOURITE PIECES:

SHOP INFO:

  • TERRIFIC FRIENDS BY DIANA SHAFER: ETSY STORE
  • LOCATION: BOISE, IDAHO
  • ARTIST: DIANA SHAFER
  • ARTIST INFO: HERE

[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] First Stop: Mrs Peggotty Arts

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!

MRS PEGGOTTY ARTS

Mrs Peggotty Arts is a magical little Etsy shop full of the most exquisite artwork and goods, all inspired by classic literature. Everything is just so pretty, and full of character.

MY FAVOURITE PIECE:

SHOP INFO:

  • MRS PEGGOTTY ARTS: ETSY STORE
  • LOCATION: MILAN, ITALY
  • ARTIST: ELISABETTA STOINICH
  • ARTIST INFO: HERE

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