I’m something of a swagaholic when it comes to bookish paraphernalia, and our home library is littered with helpful reading accessories. Need a bookmark? I got twenty for you. Or how about a funky reading light? I have one of those too.
I’m forever discovering new and exciting accessories made or curated by the ingenious small business owners over on Etsy, so I figured that I would share my finds with my bibliophilic friends!
A Beachy Bookmark
I think we can all agree that one of the lower circles of hell is reserved for people who dogear their books. Avoid eternal damnation by using this pretty, hand-painted watercolor bookmark.
Personalized Page Holder
Hand cramps. Most of us binge-readers know them well. There are only so many comfortable ways to hold a book for five hours straight. Take the pre-arthritic pain out of your favorite hobby by letting this custom page holder do all the work for you.
Anyone else lend books to friends and family (against your better judgement) and then months later, when you go looking for it, you realize they never returned it? Since no one has invented tracking beacons light or thin enough to be embedded onto book pages, the next best thing is to stamp everything in your library in the hopes that it’ll discourage thieving relatives.
And yes, I am still salty about the fact that my sister still hasn’t returned my copy of The Bear and the Nightingale.
Bookish Face Mask
Since we’re still smack-dab in the middle of a global pandemic (as I write this), donning a face mask when going out in public is a requirement in many places. What better way to show off your reading addiction than by wearing it for all the world to see?
Author Fan Shirt
Beat the late-summer heat in a lightweight literary tee.
For anyone who has been following me for any length of time, you understand that I hold a special place in my heart for all things Jane Austen. I even wrote an entire blog post about Austen Swag. And I know I can’t be the only one to fangirl hard over my fave, so while I’m linking an Austen-themed shirt below, you should check out all of Lesky Design’s tees for other famous quill-slingers.
I don’t know about you, but having been stuck inside way too much during quarantine, I found myself re-organizing my entire house. We moved a lot of books and have the back pain to prove it. I also updated our library, adding artwork and plant life to my shelves to break up the wall of book spines, and this muted set of bookends is at the top of my shopping list for holding my favorite re-reads in place.
Make sure to check out all the other bookish swag available from the wildly creative sellers over on Etsy, and feel good about the fact that your money will be supporting a bookish small business.