Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Merchandise 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 Merchandise I’d Like to Own.  These kinds of topics are always fun because there’s so much great bookish merchandise out there, and I of course, want it all, lol.  Here’s my most recent list of bookish items I’ve had my eye on.  If you’re interested in purchasing any of these items, the pictures are all linked back to the shops that are selling them.


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Bookish Merchandise I’d Love to Own


1. Bookish Statement T-Shirt

I’ve had my eye on this “Ban bigots, not books” t shirt ever since two of my county’s school board members made the national news for advocating the burning of books they didn’t like.  It’s a super cute tee and the statement is very effective.



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2. Funny Bookish T-Shirt


I also love funny t-shirt and this shirt featuring someone drowning under their TBR pile cracked me up, haha.



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3. Bookish Tote Bags


I have an obsession with bookish tote bags and probably have a lifetime supply of them already, but I can’t resist adding to my collection whenever a cute one like this catches my eye.



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4. Bookish Mugs


I’m not sure which is worse, my bookish tote obsession or my bookish mug obsession. I literally have no more room for mugs in my cabinet and that’s the only thing that has stopped me from buying this fun one.



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5. Bookish Quote Postcards


These caught my eye, not because I actually mail postcards to anyone, but I thought the collection of them might be cute framed on a wall in my library/office.



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6. Bookish Embroidery


If work ever slows down to the point where I don’t spend most of my free time napping, I’d love to learn how to embroider and this cute bookish beginner kit caught my eye.



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7. Bookish Cross Stitch Kit


I may end up taking the lazy way out though since I at least do already know how to do cross stitch, so here’s another crafty kit I’ve been eyeing on Etsy.


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8. Enamel Pins


I collect enamel pins too.  I have a fabric covered decorative board in my office and I display my pins on that. I thought this one was really cute.


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9. Bookish Themed Candles


This romance-themed candle is scented with rosewood, lilac, and blackberry. Doesn’t that sound like it would smell incredible? I really need to get one of these.

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I still mostly use receipts for my actual bookmarks, but I do love to collect bookmarks.  I don’t have many author-specific ones, but my newfound love of Colleen Hoover’s books made me zero in on this fun one, which is a bookstack of all of her novels.



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

46 replies
  1. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    I will wear bookish tshirts and d rink coffee out of a bookish my — and I am never going to go past a bookish bag! I will say I’d like a bookish phone case too.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I love the idea of a bookish phone case. I think I looked for one and got overwhelmed by all of the possibilities, lol.

  2. Angela
    Angela says:

    I am pretty much in love with all of these! You can never have too many tote bags, in my opinion! Or mugs! My weakness is probably bookmarks.

  3. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    I’m obsessed with book merch. I have candles, bookmarks, pillowcases, mugs, and more. I always love new candles though! And that first t-shirt is amazing.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I really need to get more candles. I just started using them more recently now that I’m working from home and I just find them so relaxing.

  4. Greg
    Greg says:

    I love bookish T- shirts. A timely message doesn’t hurt either! 🙂 Tote bags and mugs too. I’m a mug collector at times… lol

    Candles that are book themed are neat too.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? I love a well-timed and pointed message. I would love to wear that one to our local school board meetings, haha.

  5. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    Haha, I love that you collect bookmarks but use receipts for your actual bookmarks *relatable* 🙂
    I love that “Ban bigots, not books” t shirt and I could also not say not a bookish tote bag or mug.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I really need to start saying no to totes and mugs since I already have so many, but I just have no willpower when it comes to them, haha.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks for stopping by. I just tried to take a look at your list and keep getting an error message that your blog has been removed. 🙁

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      If I ever get one (and actually finish it, lol), I’d probably leave it in its hoop and use it as a decoration on my bookshelves. I’ve seen a few people do that and it looks pretty cute.

  6. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    I’m not one for a lot of bookish merch (or any merch, really) but there are some really cute options that you shared. Love the ban bigots tee. And the postcards are so pretty. I might actually have to nab that CoHo bookmark. Love the way it’s die cut instead of just rectangular.

  7. Jo
    Jo says:

    I have a few candles but I’ve never used them, I also have some mugs, jewellery, art prints and socks!

  8. Jem
    Jem says:

    Oh! I never thought about book-themed needlecraft before. I also may need that tote bag because that is perfectly me. If anyone needs me, I’ve fallen down an Etsy hole!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Haha, Etsy hole! I love it and it’s so true. I’m sure I stay on that site for hours just browsing through all of the fantastic items they have available.

  9. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    OwlCrate sent out a beginners embroidery kit with the March box! I was so excited to learn and ended up buying two more kits to do more after! But they weren’t bookish so I may need to get that 😀 Also I love the Ban Bigots shirt! Great saying and I’m sorry you had people like that so close to home.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      That’s so cool. I actually just purchased my first embroidery kit so I’m really hoping I enjoy it because if so I’m definitely going to buy the one I shared here. 🙂

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