Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The meme was originally the brainchild of The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Bookish Items/Merch I’d Like to Own.
When it comes to spending money and finding space for more stuff, I’d usually rather focus on books than on book-related merchandise. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a wish list! Here are a few things that have caught my bookwyrm-ish eye.
Bookwyrm and Dragon Bookmarks, like these from DelythThomasArt on Etsy (top) and glowingraptor on Weasyl (middle) and IsabelGedigkArt on Etsy (bottom.) Actually, I’m a sucker for bookmarks generally. Owls, teacups, and bookish quotes are also appealing.
Bookish T-shirts and socks, especially from any of my favorite fantasy series. (Or, you know, a bookwyrm t-shirt.) I’m particularly fond of this Hermione quote, from Out of Print, the Harry Potter Alliance, the BookRiot store, and several other places.
Bookwyrms for my shelves. I already have a dragon shelfsitter; he was the inspiration for the bookwyrm in my logo (commissioned from Christin Jaynes.) But I would love a few more bookwyrms and book dragons sitting around on my shelves. Maybe something like these, which I saw here but can’t find anywhere for purchase.
A totebag with my Bookwyrm’s Hoard logo on it. What’s below is just a mock-up. Unfortunately, the drawing wasn’t scanned at a resolution to size up well for a tote bag, so I probably can’t create one IRL. (I don’t know if the artist still has the original, because I can’t reach her.)
Bookish teas like these from Literary Tea Company:
A proper wand from Ollivander’s. One that actually works. But since that’s not possible here in the Muggle world, I wish I had one from Alivan’s… maybe one of these. (Full disclosure: I already have a wand, but pretty basic and not as finely crafted as the Alivan’s wands.)
Pillows, like these from Pottery Barn Teen, PaperFury, and Book Boutique (both at Society6.)
I thought about candles, Funko pops, buttons, pins, and so on, but I already have more regular candles than I can use up, I don’t really need Funko pops, and I have a bunch of bookish buttons already. A few more enamel pins would be nice, though.
So what’s on your bookish wish list?
Love bookish pillows, and T-shirts with bookish quotes. Also the tea- I have to check out that tea company. The Narnia one and Winterfell, plus some of the others, have me really curious!
I like a good bookmark too. 🙂
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There are several tea companies that do literary-themed tea: Riddle’s Tea Shoppe (though they rarely have much in stock), The Literary Tea Company (UK), Literary Tea Co. (Australia, on Etsy; a different shop than the British one), Simpson & Vail (US), NovelTea Tins (book-shaped tins of tea; US), and a lot more if you go hunting for them.
Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
DRAGON BOOKMARKS! My inner dragon is so very happy when I see bookwyrms, haha. Who am I kidding I’m biased toward dragons. And OMG those bookwyrms are so cute to sit around the house and shelves. Sad to hear they aren’t for purchase though… because I would love to have a collection of them.
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I would love them, too. Someday I’ll post some photos of my (small) dragon collection. I have three: a plush toy, a shelf-sitter, and a cookie jar (which was a wedding present.) I hope to have a few more someday.
I love that shirt! So cute! I also can never have too many bookmarks.
It’s funny because I read more Kindle books than print books these days. But I still love bookmarks!
Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits
I love those bookmarks! And the tea! Awesome finds this week.
Those bookwyrms you have a picture of but can’t find: I own the two on the left but I have had them for so long that I can’t remember where I got them. I used to get a lot of my dragon collectibles from The Dancing Dragon catalogue, but they went out of business. Their old website pointed me to Design Toscano, though, so maybe they would have something like what you’re looking for.
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Thanks for the tip! I checked out Design Toscano. They do have a few dragons, including one human-sized Welsh dragon, but they seem to focus more on fairies and unicorns. (I like unicorns, too, and have several.) I’ll keep an eye on the shop. 🙂
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
I love the bookish teas! I bought one that was Anne of Green Gables themed and I enjoy looking at the case almost as much as drinking it! I adore bookish stuff but rarely let myself buy all the things I see that I want!
I know what you mean about not buying everything you want, both from a financial and a “clutter” standpoint. But tea is one of those things I feel OK about getting, because you use it, enjoy it, and then it’s gone and no longer taking up space. (Unless you keep the tin, of course. But if I do, I generally put some other tea in it!)
I love that T-shirt. I’d enjoy the teas if they are tasty; I love tea. Those pillows are gorgeous but I don’t need more stuff. Anne – Books of My Heart
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“I don’t need more stuff.” Wow, do I relate to that one. I really don’t need more stuff. I need less stuff, to be honest. I’m trying to work on that.
LOVE those bookmarks – thank you so much for sharing:))
They are fun. Bookmarks are nice because they don’t take up a lot of room, and they’re useful. 🙂
Ohhhh!! I’m going to have to check out those teas!!
I know; I love tea and those are really tempting!