If you are reading this, you probably either like books or know someone who does. You know what is even more delightful than a new book?
However, these bookish goodies are perfect companion pieces to new books and will bring joy to any book-lover’s heart. Even if you don’t have an upcoming birthday, graduation, Parent’s Day, anniversary, or other typical occasion in which to buy book goodies, these are still awesome gifts to give yourself.
It never ceases to amaze me how many awesome ways there are to enjoy books now! This collection of 100 classic books comes in audio format, and the files can be transferred to readable format for Kindle, iPad, etc. Some of the things that deter me from reading classic books over are 1, I don’t have space to store 100 classic books; 2, I can’t use my Kindle in the bathtub; and 3, classic books are heavy. This collection of books solves all of these issues. I particularly love the ability to switch from book to audiobook format, and how cute is the little book-shaped USB drive?
This collection of candles from Paddywax features scents imagined to represent what famous authors might smell like. The collection has Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, Edgar Allen Poe, and Emily Dickenson. I want to fill my entire house with these candles. Now all we need is candles or perfume representing famous book characters- now that would be cool.
Are you always seen with a book under your arm? Hands too full of literature to carry plebeian things like your driver’s license? Well, now you can do both things at once with these clutches by Kate Spade inspired by classic literature. There is a wide array to choose from, including The Portrait of a Lady, I Married an Adventure, Great Expectations, The Great Gatsby, and more!
If you cut yourself, don’t use the Hello Kitty bandages stolen from your children, rather, collect your own stash of literary bandages! Start with the Shakespearean insult bandages, then when you get tired of telling people that their wit is as thick as mustard, then you can try the Edgar Allan Poe bandages, or the Jane Austen bandages. The Jane Austen ones remind me of paper dolls.
I love items that don’t scream references to a book so much as nod to it. This house bracelet kind of toes the line between the two. I love that each house is featured in an elegant and subtle way. Anyone not familiar with the Harry Potter universe probably wouldn’t even notice that you were nerding out on your wrist! It’s like a secret code to see if any new person you meet is worthy of your friendship.
Proclaim your love of The Game of Thrones with this shirt featuring the map of Westeros. This shirt would come in very useful during epic Game of Thrones board game battles, because you have to spend a good bit of time consulting with other players so you can win the game away from the board. As they say, you either win the Game of Thrones, or you die.
I’m not sure who came up with the idea to create district-themed luggage for The Hunger Games, but it’s pretty awesome. The luggage is duffel-bag style, with the district number printed on the side of the bag. I love how military the luggage looks, but the branding isn’t so obvious that you look like one of those crazy franchise fans. 🙂
Something you should know about me: I love board games. Difficult ones. Come to my house for a rousing game of Civilization, Dominion, Settlers, and of course, The Game of Thrones, and I will fight you to the death. Naturally, when I found out I can mix both books and board games, I was ecstatic. This first lines of literature game? I will crush you. And Trivial Pursuit for books? Maybe I might actually know some of the answers for that one.
These are so punny I need them right this instant (puns are my next great love after board games). I love how they mix tea with lines of literature in the best possible way. There isn’t much better than a cup of hot tea and an amazing book!
If you prefer something harder than tea with your books, this punny book pairs cocktails with famous books (similar to my post on 10 cocktails inspired by the women of Game of Thrones).The cover and contents are both hilarious even if you don’t end up making any of the recipes.
It may take a little hunting, but you can find a phone case featuring all manner of quotes. I love this one from Robert Frost which says, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
And if this isn’t enough book goodies for you, check out Etsy. Etsy always has thousands of book-related goodies.
What are your favorite book-themed products? Share your finds with me!