Top Ten Tuesday: 10 BOOKISH ITEMS I’D LOVE TO OWN

 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Bookish Items/Merchandise I’d Like to Own.  These kinds of topics are always fun because there’s so much great bookish merchandise out there, especially now that we have fabulous websites like Etsy to visit and shop.  The possibilities are practically endless, which makes the most challenging part of this week’s topic narrowing down to only ten bookish items that I’d love to own.  I could easily do a 100 things list, lol.

 

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10 BOOKISH ITEMS I’D LOVE TO OWN

 

1. Book Nerd Buttons

 

I’ve become kind of obsessed with buttons lately and love to pin them to my purse and my totes.  My obsession started with political buttons but has of course progressed to buttons of the bookish variety.  I saw this cute set on Etsy and have been resisting the urge to purchase them for myself even though I’d love to have them.

 

Click to purchase at etsy.com

 

 

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2. Bibliophile Hoodie

 

I’ve been eyeing this cute hoodie for a while now, and it’s especially tempting now that it’s starting to get really chilly outside.

 

Click to purchase on etsy.com

 

 

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3. I Read Past My Bedtime Tote Bag

 

I just bought a couple of new totes for myself when I visited The Strand bookstore in NYC a couple of weeks ago, but totes are just one of those things you can never have too many of, so I’m always on the lookout for cute ones to add to my collection.

 

Click to purchase on etsy.com

 

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4. There Once Was a Girl T-Shirt

 

Yes to all the ways we can pledge our loves for books and reading, especially if they come in the form of stylish tees.  With just a quick glance around etsy, society6, and several other shops, I saw at least a dozen book-themed shirts that I would totally wear. This one was probably my favorite though.

 

Click to purchase at amazon.com

 

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5. Please Go Away I’m Reading Mugs

 

Since I drink a lot of coffee and tea, I think that mugs are another one of those items that I could never own too many of.  These caught my eye not just because they’re bookish but also because I like the shape and design.

 

Click to purchase on etsy.com

 

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6. BOOK SLEEVES

 

This is one of those items that I keep saying I need in my life but can’t seem to make myself actually buy.  I’m not sure why that is, but here are two cute ones that I’ve had my eye on.

 

Click to buy from bookbeau.com

 

 

Click to buy from bookbeau.com

 

 

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7. Bibliophile Bookends

 

How cool are these?!

 

Click to purchase from etsy.com

 

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8. Literary Pins

 

In addition to buttons, I’m also loving enamel pins.  This Pride and Prejudice caught my eye, again, when I was at The Strand.  (I swear, I could live at that store!)

 

Click to purchase from strandbooks.com

 

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9. F*ck Off I’m Reading Socks

 

These cracked me up as soon as I saw them, and yes, I need a pair in my life, lol.

 

Click to purchase from joyofsocks.com

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10. Bookmarks! 

 

Or honestly, anything and everything from this Etsy shop. I’ve never seen so many lovely bookish things in one spot before.

 

 

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Question:  Do you love bookish merchandise?  What kinds of bookish items would you love to own?

50 replies
  1. Kathy @ Books & Munches
    Kathy @ Books & Munches says:

    Hoodies! Shirts! Book sleeves! Yes to all three of those!
    Especially the shirts though. I really should add some bookish shirts to my clothes, haha. I don’t wear hoodies all that often and I already own a couple of sleeves so that would be my priority. 😛 I’m still doubting whether I would buy more general bookworm-shirts or go with fandom-specific ones.. Hm..
    Kathy @ Books & Munches recently posted…TTT: Things on my PERSONAL LIBRARY wish list!

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Same here. My sister gave me a cloth covered board that is supposed to hold photos, but I was looking at it recently and thinking it would be great for my bookish buttons and pins too.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I honestly didn’t understand the usefulness of book sleeves until I accidentally tore the jacket on one of my hardcover trying to shove the book into an already overstuffed tote bag.

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  2. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    So many amazing picks here Suzanne and I love a lot of them too. Bookstagram has been horrible for my ‘I NEED it!’ tendencies:) I have got a few bookish boxes and have been lucky enough to get so much amazing merch including a couple of book sleeves that I adore. Also mugs and shirts! But there is SOOO much more and so many awesome people coming up with consistently brilliant ideas to tantalise me!
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di recently posted…Review: Dark Arts and a Daiquiri – Annette Marie

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  3. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    I own several book sleeves! I even had one taylor made by a blogger/ graphic designer Lonna @FlyLef with my favorite quote! And I would so love owning bookish sweatshirts and T Shirts!

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