When I was a kid I thought books were it in terms of supporting the titles I loved. Sure there are multiple editions, but as I grew up I found a whole new field of interest: bookish merch! Items of varying design that had quotes, artwork, and more that came from the pages of almost any book you could imagine.
Some of these items, though, come in book subscription boxes that I don’t have or boxes I miss. With a sharp eye toward B/S/T groups, I’ve been able to find some, but not all. Today’s TTT topic is all about the bookish merch I still want to obtain someday.
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1. Etheralki Wooden Pin
I don’t remember what box these came in, but there was a set of wooden pins celebrating the Grisha trilogy. I’ve gotten the Heartrender and the Materialki pins so far. I just need one more!
2. Shelflove Throne of Glass Tote
There was a cool tote bag showing up in the Owlcrate B/S/T group on Facebook that I like. I’m not the biggest ToG fan, but this bag looks neat. The quote: “Libraries were full of dangerous ideas, perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
3. Fairyloot Edition of Mirage w. Sprayed Edges
I’m in love with sprayed edges on books as well as most UK covers. The silvery/black edition of Mirage by Somaiya Daud is gorgeous AND it has sprayed edges so, yeah, this is on the list.
4. Litjoy Crate Dragon-scale Scarf
FairyLoot had a grey dragon-scale scarf in a previous box and it quickly became one of my favorite scarves. Litjoy has a black one?? Yes, please!
5. OwlCrate Exclusive Out of Print Pin
I missed the box this came in. *weeps* It says: “When in doubt, go to the library.” Enamel pins are in my top five of bookish merch items and this one is so cute.
6. Illumicrate edition of Illumicrate
This is a gorgeous edition of the book. Very similar to the UK cover, this one is instead read. Very intense. 😀
7. Neil Gaiman Stardust Pillowcase
I don’t know where this came from, but after enamel pins, pillowcases are among my favorite bookish merch items. This one has a favorite quote of mine from Stardust: “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human?”
8. Vicious Pillowcase
Another really cool one, but I’m not sure about this origin point either. Victor Vale’s poignant quote is featured on it: “Plenty of humans were monstrous and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being humans.”
9. Girls of Paper and Fire – Fairyloot Edtion
Sprayed edges! Bright flipping pink! 😮 I have another box coming with this book, but I don’t think it has sprayed edges, so getting this would be so pretty.
10. Cara Kozik Diagon Alley Mug
These Harry Potter inspired mugs are extremely coveted. I wish I had gotten the Diagon Alley mug when I could, but alas! I do have the Prisoner of Azkaban one, so a matching Alley mug would Ah-mazing. 😀
What is some of your favorite bookish merch? Are there any items that you’re especially looking for? Let me know in the comment section below.