Shopping for the Bookworm: Charles Bukowski Birthday Edition

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Shopping for the Bookworm: Nancy Drew Edition

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Shopping for the Bookworm: A Literary Road Trip #4-Lost Generation, Found

In case you are just joining us: A Literary Road Trip #1-A Dream of Travel, A Literary Road Trip #2-The Beat Travels On, and A Literary Road Trip #3-Poetic Travels, Classic American-Style

LOST GENERATION, FOUND

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”-Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

This week, we are again turning to the past. Our eyes are in the rear view mirror, looking back at the 1920s. The Lost Generation is our starting point, but let’s not take it too seriously. Enjoy!

“You should only read what is truly good or what is frankly bad.”-Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

1922 Life Magazine Cover, The Flapper, Tote Bag by Whimsy Bags

Tote Bag: 1922 Life Magazine Cover, The Flapper,  by Whimsy Bags. $12.00+.

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Shopping for the Bookworm: A Literary Road Trip #3-Poetic Travels, Classic American-Style

In case you are just joining us: A Literary Road Trip #1-A Dream of Travel and A Literary Road Trip #2-The Beat Travels On

POETIC TRAVELS,CLASSIC AMERICAN-STYLE

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery-air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

It’s time to hit the road again. This week, we are traveling with an extra dose of hearty American vigor: mid-century style. Think laid-back glam, poetic, unforced. Casual yet calculated.

Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!

Writing and reading whilst lounging in the front passenger seat is obligatory, and so is saving room for any possible bookish road purchases: 

Roam Far & Roam Free Market Tote Bag by Belles and Ghosts

Roam Far & Roam Free Market Tote Bag by Belles & Ghosts. $35.00+. 

Anne Sexton A Self-Portrait in Letters at Pistil Books

Anne Sexton A Self-Portrait in Letters at Pistil Books. $14.95. 

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Shopping for the Bookworm: Victor Hugo Edition

“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.”-Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Les Misérables Notebook by Constarlation

Les Misérables Notebook by Constarlation. $6.99.

The Works of Victor Hugo, 1928, at Picard's General Store

The Works of Victor Hugo, 1928, at Picard’s General Store. $29.00.

Victor Hugo Print by TerrificFriends

Victor Hugo Print by Terrific Friends. $15.00.

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Shopping for the Bookworm: Bloomsbury Group

Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson Greeting Card by Amanda White

Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson Greeting Card by Amanda White. $3.90.

Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson at The Glamourist

Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson at The Glamourist. $25.29.

Virginia Woolf Print by Lucy Loves This

Virginia Woolf Print by Lucy Loves This. $25.29.

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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] Sixth Stop: Bas Bleu

BAS BLEU

Bas Bleu is my favourite stop for smartly bookish gifts (and incredibly well-curated reading material). I’ve been a dedicated fan for a decade. Haunt their site for a few minutes, and you’ll understand why!

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS:

Reading Woman Wall Calendar

Reading Woman Wall Calendar. $14.99. Image from Bas Bleu.

Shakespearean Insults T-Shirt

Shakespearean Insults T-Shirt. $24.95. Image from Bas Bleu.

Dictionary Cat Print

Dictionary Cat Print. $13.95. Image from Bas Bleu.

DETAILS:

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

A Reading List a Mile Long: Bas Bleu Holiday 2013 Edition