Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Top 10 Bookish Things To Buy

Happy Tuesday! The theme this week at The Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday link-up is the top 10 bookish things (that aren't books) you'd like to own. I had fun putting together my own list (mostly assembled from things I've favorited on Etsy over time) but I'm really excited to look at what other bloggers come up with. Since I work at a library I think it'd be fun to wear book-themed shirts to work, but I rarely come across any that I like (or that represent books I've actually read). I'm hoping the other participants narrowed down some cool finds!

1. A card catalog cabinet.
I've wanted a vintage card catalog cabinet for years, but I've never actively gone in search of one to purchase. I adore them for so many reasons -- the lovely lines and beautiful wood color, the fact that they're a link to a bygone time before computers took over our world, and of course that they housed information about thousands of books!

2. The new Harry Potter boxed set.
I'm in love with the fresh artwork on the new Harry Potter set. The drawings are similar but slightly different in style and depict completely different aspects of each tale. And when put together, the book spines create an image of Hogwarts at night. I WILL be adding this to my bookshelf sometime in the near future.

3. Bookish notecards.
I've been sending a lot of mail lately, and I really like this cute Library Girl personalized stationery. I have brown hair, I work at a library and I frequently bring home towering piles of books. Perfect!
Etsy shop: TheFoxandTheTeacup

4. Hand-tooled leather bookmark.
This Etsy shop has tons of beautiful leather bookmarks.
Etsy shop: CoastalMaineCreation

5. Hand-stamped metal bookmark.
Like the above shop, here you can find dozens of fun metal bookmarks. This is just one of my favorites.
Etsy shop: MauveMagpie

6. Snitch mug.
This Quidditch-themed mug caught my eye. I like the slightly more subtle Harry Potter-ness of it and the clever sayings.
Etsy shop: AfternoonCoffee

7. Grim mug.
This Grim mug is a cool idea. While I love the crafter's rendition here, the mug could probably be made at home with a white teacup and food-safe pens.
Etsy shop: LaapisDesigns

8. Harry Potter t-shirt.
This is an awesome "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" shirt! I love the colors!
Etsy shop: waycooltshirts

9. Groucho Marx t-shirt.
This quote cracks me up every time I read it. I love dogs and books, so it's right up my alley!
Etsy shop: SunshineMountainTees

10. Lovely bookish prints.
I already own this (and one other book-themed print from the same shop) but I wanted to show it off. FlourishCafe has tons of beautiful artwork, most of which is tied to books. Check it out!
Etsy shop: Flourish Cafe


  1. That Grim mug is pretty awesome. Wonderful list!

    My TTT

  2. Great list. I love the note cards!!

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/04/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-things-that.html

  3. Love the note cards! Will have to add those to my want-to-buy list. Great post!

  4. The snitch mug is so adorable! I love it!

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider Silk

  5. These are some great picks - I joined in with Top Ten Tuesday for the first time this week, so it's been great seeing everyone's choices!


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