The Literary Shopaholic: Issue Five

The Literary Shopaholic is a sporadic feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I highlight some of my favourite literary-themed items. From bookmarks to bookends, purses to prints and everything in between, I’ve selected a few things that will be at the very top of my shopping list this season!

For those of you who weren’t following Pop! Goes The Reader this time last year, last December Ginger at GReads! and I hosted a special seasonal series called Stuff Your Stocking. Over the course of three weeks, Ginger and I shared book-related gift guides inspired by some of the novels we love most (See: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Little House On The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder), something I’ve continued to do with my own feature, The Literary Shopaholic. While time and other commitments prevented Ginger and I from hosting the series in its entirety this year, I’ve noticed a great deal of renewed interest in these posts over the last couple of weeks and decided to put together another gift guide, albeit a much more general one. All items included are $40.00 or less and I have tried, when possible, to support independently-run establishments because I think it’s so important to support the beautiful work these artists are creating. So break out those wallets and warm up those credit cards – We have some shopping to do!

1) Egyptian Mau Cat Bookmark by Blanc ($6.25)

2) “Fangirl” Necklace by Cara’s Bookish Charms ($12.76+)

3) “True Love” Anne Of Green Gables Tote Bag by Sketch Mocha ($22.00)

4) The Fault In Our Stars Throw Pillow by Lauren Schroer ($20.00)

5) Penguin Mug by Penguin.com ($6.00)

6) Library iPhone Case by Risa Rodil ($35.00)

7) Ampersand Symbol Pin by Tradingtons ($8.06)

8) Polar Bear Bookends by Chapters Indigo ($27.50)

9) Personal Library Kit by Knock Knock Stuff ($16.00)

10) “Trashy Romance Novel” Scented Candle by Frostbeard Studio ($15.00)

1) Alphabetical Border Socks by Modcloth ($12.99)

2) Composition Notebook Tote Bag by Out Of Print ($14.40)

3) A Font Farewell Top by Modcloth ($29.99)

4) Book Flower Ring by Peaches and Pebbles ($27.39)

5) The Hunger Games “Mockingjay” Necklace by Healing Heart Jewels ($7.95)

6) Eleanor & Park Wall Clock by The Art Of Young Adult ($30.00)

7) Edgar Allan Poe Articulated Paper Doll by Ardently Crafted ($24.00)

8) Upcycled Comic Book Bracelet by Tanith ($40.00)

9) Harry Potter “Resting Time” Print by Morgane Velten ($17.68)

Still not sure you’ve found the perfect gift for the literary lover on your list this season? Why not buy a book for them instead? They do make the best gifts, after all 😉 Best of all, these are books about books. I know. I just blew your mind.

1) The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading by Phyllis Rose

2) Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere by Lauren Leto

3) Texts from Jane Eyre and Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg

4) The Library Book by Alan Bennett, Rebecca Gray, et al.

5) How To Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis

6) Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books by Tim Parks

7) The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell

8) Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow

9) Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines by Samantha Hahn

10) One for the Books by Joe Queenan

11) Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle

12) The Novel Cure: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin

2 responses to “The Literary Shopaholic: Issue Five”

  1. Alexa S. says:

    Once again, Jen, you have successfully managed to get me lusting after multiple items in this post! I seriously am eyeing that iPhone case now, as well as those ampersands, because why the heck not? (If I could, I’d buy everything on here and gift it to random people!)
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  2. Kate Sykes says:

    Your Literary Shopaholic posts are always the best bookish shopping roundups. I am completely obsessed with books about books, and have been wanting to check out How To Be a Heroine and Well-Read Women for quite a while now. I have read The Novel Cure and really liked it… I would love to receive it as a gift. Another you might like is Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. It is FANTASTIC. I buy it for all my book-loving friends and family.
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