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Mallory_bio.jpgWhere the Lovely Things Are is a daily blog devoted to the loveliest things in the worlds of art, fashion, craft and design. Mallory McInnis, the 24-year-old wrangler of loveliness behind the blog, couldn’t possibly love Etsy more… a fact made oh-so-very evident by looking through some of her past Etsy-related posts.

I love to read; I always have and I always will. I own so many books that I could quite easily construct some sort of habitat from them: a small hut? Maybe a non-icy igloo? Whenever I meet someone who doesn’t like to read, half of me understands (everyone’s different — I’d rather wash dishes than go to a football game), but the other half of me is shouting — “You’re crazy! Nothing’s better than devouring a good book!”

I hope that you love reading as much as I do, as I’ve compiled some wonderful book and reading-related picks to share with you today. Here we go…

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The Fancy Lamb‘s vintage book journal is the perfect place to keep track of all those books on your must-read list, while the I Think I’m in Love tote by Rosie Music is a grand choice for lugging those must-reads home from the bookstore or library. I own the adorable I Love Reading print by Decoylab and it’s currently hanging on a wall near one of my bookshelves; I think Ali Douglass‘s Library Gal print would look completely wonderful framed beside it. The Modern Porcelain Owl Mug by Shoshona Snow Ceramics is a good vessel for a cup of coffee on one of those nights when you just have to stay up long enough to finish another chapter or two (or six). If you get too sleepy, you can always use one of Lesley Barnesbookmarks to mark your place… but don’t fall asleep in your reading glasses! Slip them into one of Sarah Waterhouse‘s hand printed glasses cases to keep them safe and sound.

 

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During the summer I go to every book sale I can find, and I usually end up filling several boxes or bags with books: the J.D. Salinger inspired tote by I Miss You Already and Lambert‘s Indigo Bag would help me carry away my purchases in style. My favorite finds at book sales are always the old and quirky vintage books; a few of them would look grand sandwiched between the brass duck bookends from Adventures in VintageAlla Kinda‘s bookmarks are like miniature works of art. They’re so merry! They’d be an ideal gift for a young reader… as would The Pin PalsMinou Mondain paper puppet. Beau Ideal Editionsletter cards are great on their own, but I’d love to buy four and frame them. Can you guess what letters? I bet you can… an “R,” an “E,” an “A” and a “D.”

 

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The Wooden Book Pendant Necklace by Lucie Ellen will add a little bit of “library chic” to any of your outfits, and at Neapolitan you’ll find vintage books with new “outfits” (covers) of their own. The Black Apple‘s Books Print illustrates a statement I totally agree with — oh, do I ever. Reading in the bath is an amazing way to spend an evening (even if your fingers do get all pruney), and Peg and Awl‘s tub caddy  can only make the experience more enjoyable. Finally, we have three finds for some cozy reading time: The Candy Thief‘s Quilt Inspired Pillow, Riordan Roache‘s Cocoon Coat, and an Afghan Knit Kit by Kallerin Designs. Now… go read!

Are you a bookworm? Leave your best book recommendation in the comments below.

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  • pennymasquerade

    pennymasquerade says:

    I adore this! I'm also obsessed with literature. Beautiful finds, great job x

    5 years ago

  • moonthroughfog

    moonthroughfog says:

    beautiful finds.

    5 years ago

  • KingdomofAzuria

    KingdomofAzuria says:

    makes me want to curl up on this rainy, rainy day in VA!

    5 years ago

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts says:

    Love books! Love to read! Nice selection.

    5 years ago

  • dicopebisuteria

    dicopebisuteria says:

    Wonderful items ! I love the glasses case !

    5 years ago

  • sajataeford2bd

    sajataeford2bd says:

    With the fall coming soon this is a great blog post.

    5 years ago

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist says:

    such gorgeous finds. i am so with you when it comes to dishes and football {and books!}. :)

    5 years ago

  • compassionmalas

    compassionmalas says:

    Beautiful! I'd love to see some ebook covers too. Reading is the best.

    5 years ago

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist says:

    such gorgeous finds. i am so with you with dishes and football {and books!}. :)

    5 years ago

  • mossylanestudio

    mossylanestudio says:

    would love to read or jot down ideas in the bathtub!

    5 years ago

  • PetitsPixels

    PetitsPixels says:

    To bad I don't have time to read anymore :( Anyway, those are beautiful ! Thanks. :)

    5 years ago

  • TheEvesLikeUs

    TheEvesLikeUs says:

    Great assortment!

    5 years ago

  • heartworksbylori

    heartworksbylori says:

    Hooray for reading! Lovely picks!

    5 years ago

  • Ryanplz

    Ryanplz says:

    wonderful collection of items. i really like the mug!

    5 years ago

  • WoodPigeon

    WoodPigeon says:

    Oh I love it! I read all the time, and never tire of new books. Love that tub caddy it will go well with my dream claw foot tub.

    5 years ago

  • BookEndDesigns

    BookEndDesigns says:

    I know I'm looking forward to some of those quieter non summer days so I can catch up, it seems like all my favorite authors decided to come out with their books in the same three week window; I wish someone had consulted me first beautiful collection!

    5 years ago

  • devotchkax

    devotchkax says:

    Love this collection! "A home without books is a body without soul."

    5 years ago

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques says:

    Love that claw foot tub caddy. Now I think I know what to give my daughter for Christmas. A Book , and a tub caddy. Thank you..

    5 years ago

  • artofjane

    artofjane says:

    Books are one of the top five best things in life!!!! Love this article!!!

    5 years ago

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie says:

    I love books as well! I read them, collect them, and create with them! :)

    5 years ago

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth says:

    Great collection. I ♥ books.

    5 years ago

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr says:

    I love books :)love the article

    5 years ago

  • monsterbugblankets

    monsterbugblankets says:

    hahaha--I *think* I homeschool my kids so I have another reason/excuse to be able to collect more books! ;) They somehow have more than I do--but there ARE two of them, and only one of me! And picture books are smaller.... ;)

    5 years ago

  • whatnomints

    whatnomints says:

    I want that cocoon coat.

    5 years ago

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns says:

    Great post! Makes me want to cuddle up with a good book!

    5 years ago

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie says:

    Great finds Mallory...lovely theme. Never enough books!

    5 years ago

  • JordanRou

    JordanRou says:

    love this! I'm totally book-obsessed!

    5 years ago

  • jenniferdarezzo

    jenniferdarezzo says:

    Okay now I want to hide away somewhere with a great book and some cookies n' milk! Loved reading this and seeing the cute items.

    5 years ago

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry says:

    Mallory - I am also a bibliophile and have read over 100 books already this year! I substitute television for books and it's so much better. I found my imagination is much bigger than what tv shows could produce and I just love developing my own image of every story. I just finished The Other Boleyn Girl and just loved it. Fantastic post and I love the blog articles!

    5 years ago

  • WrenWillow

    WrenWillow says:

    totally awesome!

    5 years ago

  • SecretIdentity

    SecretIdentity says:

    This article warms this old bookworm's heart. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • PetalPetal

    PetalPetal says:

    Thanks for bringing this fantastic blog and these amazing Etsy finds to our attention!

    5 years ago

  • CandacesCloset

    CandacesCloset says:

    The age old question: to read or to crochet? I struggle with it all the time. Oh, and I NEED that tub caddy.

    5 years ago

  • CeliaSews

    CeliaSews says:

    I do love pictures of people with their heads completely inside a book : ) xx

    5 years ago

  • artwithallie

    artwithallie says:

    Mallory this post has my name written all over it. I too just love books especially the artsy way they look on the shelf. I've finally started a list of books that I want to read. Any suggestions for what I could/or should add to it? I'm extremely fortunate to work in Borders bookstore here in Australia and am LOVING it. Another question for you... have you ever come across a book bag just the perfect size for the large format novel that fits into a handbag? I'm a bit fussy about keeping my books looking perfect.

    5 years ago

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk says:

    Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. Author: Charles W. Eliot Awe...Tis so true! LeafandInk

    5 years ago

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy says:

    i can always find whole universes inside books. they have a funny way of moving you forward.

    5 years ago

  • eastbaycalifornia

    eastbaycalifornia says:

    loooooveeee

    5 years ago

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut says:

    What a GREAT collection Mallory! I just love your picks. I can't imagine life without books!!

    5 years ago

  • ZacharyPryor

    ZacharyPryor says:

    thank you so much for this....my roommate is in need.

    5 years ago

  • StringsnTings

    StringsnTings says:

    Snuggling up with a good book is one of most comforting things for me!

    5 years ago

  • SmallEarthVintage

    SmallEarthVintage says:

    As a book addict--LOVE this post! Great stuff here.

    5 years ago

  • pandacub

    pandacub says:

    I also LOVE to read and loved the pretty booky things you picked for this feature!

    5 years ago

  • bengtja

    bengtja says:

    Simply great to be with those who enjoy reading. . .how much we would miss if we didn't have a love affair with good literature.

    5 years ago

  • BlueRoseRetro

    BlueRoseRetro says:

    I have been collecting vintage books in the hope of reselling them on Etsy... but I just can't seem to part with them! I adore the old graphics and the dyes they used for the artwork are so rich and hearty. I am particularly drawn to vintage children's books.

    5 years ago

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery says:

    I love this! I love books - I love to read them, write in them and make them!!

    5 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Beautiful finds ! thanks :)

    5 years ago

  • ZenAndCoffee

    ZenAndCoffee says:

    Love this! Beautiful finds! I haven't had time to read a good book in months. I use to read a book a day or so. I really need to make more time for that :P ~Wren ZenAndCoffee.etsy.com Arm Warmers & Fingerless Gloves for all seasons & styles!

    5 years ago

  • invernessstudios

    invernessstudios says:

    Books are my favorite thing! Love the article and your finds. -Dusty

    5 years ago

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign says:

    Great finds for us nerds;)

    5 years ago

  • inthewineroom

    inthewineroom says:

    Love this!!! Great finds. The library was my very favorite place as a child.

    5 years ago

  • emichats

    emichats says:

    A bibliophile's dream!

    5 years ago

  • StudioElenus

    StudioElenus says:

    That bath tub board looks like a great useful thing for a reader! We had one at home when I was a kid, we used it for washing clothes. I never thought to use it for reading:)

    5 years ago

  • yardia

    yardia says:

    Love these choices! Makes me want to curl up with a good novel now.

    5 years ago

  • WayuuSusu

    WayuuSusu says:

    Lovely article and great items to peek at!! lmg

    5 years ago

  • PantorabyAndrea

    PantorabyAndrea says:

    Find PANTORA clothing & stacyarmand jewelry at amazing prices this saturday at BIM located on Smith & Union St in Carroll Gardens, bk,ny

    5 years ago

  • notApplicable

    notApplicable says:

    Bookworms unite! ^_^

    5 years ago

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane says:

    Love the eyeglass cases and the knit blanket....you need to be comfy while reading!!

    5 years ago

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion says:

    Charming collection with The Pin Pals' Minou Mondain paper puppet an instant favorite! Just got my new book order in the mail today; one's a gift, the other is for me. One happy camper here.

    5 years ago

  • soulsongcreations

    soulsongcreations says:

    TOTAL bookworm here...I think I was born knowing how to read...lol...my favorites are Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth" and Orwell's "1984" and then there's Marion Zimmer Bradley's "The Mists of Avalon" (way better than that crappy tv miniseries they did a few years back) and then there's....well I could go on all day but I have a book to get back to!

    5 years ago

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit says:

    Reading is so GOOD for your brain!!!

    5 years ago

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry says:

    A vintage recovered book! How wonderful!

    5 years ago

  • Meganhead

    Meganhead says:

    I'm so thrilled to see WheretheLovelyThings blog writer Mallory on here because I just adore her blog! Between the Etsy blog posts, featured sellers and Mallory's blog, I'm able to find some of the most amazing shops and products! Thanks Mallory for the making such an amazing blog and to Etsy for having amazing shops!

    5 years ago

  • journaljunky

    journaljunky says:

    Oh I am reading right now! "Green" by Ted Dekker (sorry a little excited...) I love the cocoon. My central air is freezing! The bookmarks, the bag...so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • minoubazaar

    minoubazaar says:

    What's better than jewelry? Books! Love this article!

    5 years ago

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry says:

    The tub caddy featured keeps popping up and as fall/winter starts to approach, I may need to grab one! Books rule! Nice! Love me some Margaret Atwood! :-)

    5 years ago

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass says:

    Inspired finds!

    5 years ago

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago says:

    loving the books and librarian theme! that illustration of the books is gorgeous! PARK guys, matt & carlos

    5 years ago

  • AndisAccessories

    AndisAccessories says:

    Oh I love this collection!!! Makes me want to curl up and start reading right now! Let's hear it for books!!!

    5 years ago

  • AndisAccessories

    AndisAccessories says:

    love this collection! Let's hear it for books!!!

    5 years ago

  • chelebert12

    chelebert12 says:

    i LOOOOVE books. That's whu they end up in so many of my shots. And I own that Black Apple print. One of my first ETSY purchases!!! LOVE IT!

    5 years ago

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo says:

    Since reading is my favorite thing to do (well, almost) MUST go check out this blog!

    5 years ago

  • MerryDay

    MerryDay says:

    I am also a bookworm. A lot of great stuff here. Inspire me to make more booky items ;-)

    5 years ago

  • madsciencecreations

    madsciencecreations says:

    Good stuff!! Lifelong bookworm and if I could read 24/7, I would. :) Gonna be checking out these incredible literary creations.

    5 years ago

  • TwinklesAndTwirls

    TwinklesAndTwirls says:

    Oh! I want that tub caddy. Just dropped a big, big Christmas hint to my nine year old daughter. I hope she passes it on to daddy.

    5 years ago

  • gingeraledesigns

    gingeraledesigns says:

    Literary Porn has a nice ring to it! very nice picks, love many of them.

    5 years ago

  • dearbitsy

    dearbitsy says:

    All of these items are beautiful! I have started photographing my jewelry on the pages of Alice in Wonderland. A bit more appropiate than my favorite book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas!

    5 years ago

  • TheOrganicIntrovert

    TheOrganicIntrovert says:

    I love books too!!! Love the article!

    5 years ago

  • lucillejean

    lucillejean says:

    Great article and I quite agree Mallory...why would anyone not like to read!?! I love it so much I added an English major just so that I could read more books!! haha! Love all the finds :)

    5 years ago

  • BookSeeDaisy

    BookSeeDaisy says:

    Books are one of the things I cannot pass up! When I see them at an estate sale or thrift store, my heart starts to beat faster. Especially children's books from the 50s and 60s with great illustrations. Sigh.

    5 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    Our daughter is a book worm~ nice collection of shops with great gift ideas for the holiday season fast approaching.

    5 years ago

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove says:

    HAHA I cant get over the title. I had to look twice if it actually said the "P" word. :) Love it.

    5 years ago

  • thedaydreamer

    thedaydreamer says:

    Beautiful collection. I'm a book lover so this feels special. :) And I'm elated that one of my printable bookplates made it to a Treasury today.

    5 years ago

  • 111collagedesign

    111collagedesign says:

    Very nice - I have loved books my whole life :)

    5 years ago

  • tatimaia

    tatimaia says:

    I am a new book lover... Discovered the joy of reading after getting married. My hubby is very addicted and has a good book collection. But since I've read the first book he loaned me, I gave up of TV. :D Great blog post, by the way. Hugs from Brazil! Tati :D

    5 years ago

  • AngelHeart360

    AngelHeart360 says:

    They are all very good books you have listed up above Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • Ilanaavin

    Ilanaavin says:

    I love books - the older the better. I smell books - yes I'm a book-sniffer !! A beautiful collection of finds - love the duck bookends. All the best Ilana

    5 years ago

  • tiemee

    tiemee says:

    'Seeking Peace' by Mary Pipher--love her writing--can't pass up a good memoir.

    5 years ago

  • luxcatvintage

    luxcatvintage says:

    Oooh I'm ready to go run to the bookstore now and grab a new book to read :) Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • jennybradley

    jennybradley says:

    What is everyone reading? Just curious! I'm reading Eat, Pray, Love and The Memory Keeper's Daughter. And you? I see some others chiming in already. Let's hear some more please!

    5 years ago

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison says:

    I own more than 5000 books, and there is always room for another...My favourite novel is 'Cold Mountain', and as a child 'Swallows and Amazons', and for non-fiction, anything about smallholding/homesteading or travel. Have just read Graham Greene's 'Travels with my Aunt' odd but amusing. And I can't be doing with electronic books, got to have the real thing in my hands.

    5 years ago

  • rolanddesigns

    rolanddesigns says:

    I love books too, I ran out of shelf space years ago. I have books everywhere, and have read most of them...or am working through them, or will read them...unless they are very boring ( like some of my husband's books...Ha ! )

    5 years ago

  • ShellysDesign

    ShellysDesign says:

    Love this! I used to work in a bookstore...loved it there!!!! Now they line my walls. Books are an amazing world to escape into :)

    5 years ago

  • alteredbeauty

    alteredbeauty says:

    I love this!!! My husband and I own a library worth of books and still shop for more every week :-)

    5 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    That tub caddy is great I always want to do stuff in the bath but I usually almost drop things in!

    5 years ago

  • eleni78

    eleni78 says:

    BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!!! we all love them!! BUT may i object to your use of the term 'Literary Porn'? porn as in... quick, cheap, easy...with potentially someone's rights being compromised in the making? porn as in what macdonalds is to food??... hmmm... your choice of pictures is worderful; a compilation of good taste, love, care, tenderness, time, devotion, imagination, excitement and creativity... all in complete contrast to porn. Thanks, E.

    5 years ago

  • artangel

    artangel says:

    Love this article - old bookshops and libraries are heaven to me :)

    5 years ago

  • ArtsCraftsSlovenia

    ArtsCraftsSlovenia says:

    Lovely article:) My favourites are Guareschi's Don Camillo, Prevert's Poetry, Moli`ere's everything, Balzac's Le Lys dans la Valee etc... Bookworm myself;)

    5 years ago

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns says:

    Makes me want to go to the bookstore!!! I have a sony e-book but it's just not the same as holding a book. I love the smell of a new book and if the story inside is great then it's a win win for me. Thanks for posting!

    5 years ago

  • Piotrus

    Piotrus says:

    I love this post! Thanks for the info =)

    5 years ago

  • julieandco

    julieandco says:

    Love this! My books are my friends!

    5 years ago

  • StudioFludd

    StudioFludd says:

    love the article, thanks! Yes, we LOVE books.

    5 years ago

  • ABoxForMyTreasure

    ABoxForMyTreasure says:

    I love this post and it's originality - seriously liking that bath caddy!

    5 years ago

  • BetaBoutique

    BetaBoutique says:

    oh, this inspires me for going straight away to my bookshelf.its raining outside and with warm cup of tea it will be perfect combination!

    5 years ago

  • SpareBedroomStudio

    SpareBedroomStudio says:

    Books are pure heaven on earth! Love the picks! Literary inspiration is everywhere! Want the bath caddy BIG TIME! Bubble baths AND books....Ooooooo....need I say more??!!

    5 years ago

  • VintageBeach

    VintageBeach says:

    Great post!

    5 years ago

  • ArtistBeingHuman

    ArtistBeingHuman says:

    Occasionally the books accumulate in piles around my home and I love to incorporate them in creative ways, it is one of my favorite decorating tasks. I agree with eleni78's post above, yet another tiresome internet meme to ignore.

    5 years ago

  • MoonDanceTextiles

    MoonDanceTextiles says:

    woohoo!...bookworms unite!...got a degree in English Lit just so I could read books and get credit...haha...love the indigo (love anything indigo) bookbag, especially the tub caddy (can I have the tub too?), and the mid-century look afghan kit...

    5 years ago

  • SomeWheninTime

    SomeWheninTime says:

    I love this treasury, my obsession with books has finally worn off on my hubby after 26 years. So now the collection is growing more than ever. I want that tub caddy, but I see it with a glass of wine, lavender aroma rising up from a hot bath and a Jane Austen novel. Heaven.

    5 years ago

  • paperbubble

    paperbubble says:

    Love your post!

    5 years ago

  • akcArt

    akcArt says:

    Boy this is right up my alley! I LOVE to read! We have SO MANY books. We are at the library constantly and about a year ago started keeping track of the books I had read and the authors I wanted to read! AND my husband has caught the fever also! SO MUCH FUN to get caught up in another place, another time! Thanks so much for this article!

    5 years ago

  • IStandConnected

    IStandConnected says:

    Love the vintage book journal.....love the graphic pillow. I have books for reading, books for cutting up, books I keep because I'm shamelessly attached.

    5 years ago

  • themarketintheglen

    themarketintheglen says:

    I am the worst kind of bibliophile as I have no space for the huge library I own and so therefore my tiny home is never "clutter"-free. I love collecting antiques, children's picture books and young adult series fiction. I am a teacher so naturally these appeal to me. I really love everything about them; their smell, their texture, their art, their bindings, their words... *sigh* I could go on and on... Thanks for this great article that tickles my passion for all things bookish.

    5 years ago

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads says:

    wonderful post! some of the best summer memories involve picnics, blankets and of course, books!

    5 years ago

  • soleilduautomne

    soleilduautomne says:

    So lovely! i love reading, great article :) Great selections of items too!

    5 years ago

  • hildes

    hildes says:

    Great finds!

    5 years ago

  • SEOWebDesign

    SEOWebDesign says:

    As a life-long lover of reading I just love this article. Actually I love to read all Storque articles. :-) This one, though, is just right for me. Love the owl mug.

    5 years ago

  • Absurdious

    Absurdious says:

    As a retired first grade teacher and an almost obsessive book reader and collector, I loved this blog. A great book, a quiet corner, a satisfying cup of tea.... Heaven!

    5 years ago

  • LetaTn

    LetaTn says:

    Great stuff. I love the tub caddy! Now there's no excuse not to read while bathing!!

    5 years ago

  • dianareulet

    dianareulet says:

    I love this post! Makes me wish I read more! I wish I had more time too, also - maybe that's why I can't seem to find what I'm into. Any suggestions for someone who used to love to read and needs help to get back into the groove? Thanks in advance!

    5 years ago

  • ElizabethPawle

    ElizabethPawle says:

    Oh wow, I love this article! And the finds are amazing, I could seriously indulge in this little lot!

    5 years ago

  • thesoundofherwings

    thesoundofherwings says:

    dianareulet - It depends on what you're in the mood for.. For a good love story with a twist, try Niffenegger's "A Time Traveler's Wife". For something a bit edgier, try Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". Victorian/Sherlock Holmesian? The Beekeeper's Apprentice by King. Used to enjoy Stephen King? Try his son, Joe Hill, "The Heart Shaped Box". Classic? Austen's "Pride and Prejudice".

    5 years ago

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar says:

    yeah books!! love these choices too, the Owl mug is terrific

    5 years ago

  • Hammermann

    Hammermann says:

    This great post invites me to read, and I love to!

    5 years ago

  • RamshackleStudio

    RamshackleStudio says:

    Carry a book with me everywhere I go!! Love the collection!

    5 years ago

  • urban1028

    urban1028 says:

    i'm loving these finds!

    5 years ago

  • IndyGrrrlProductions

    IndyGrrrlProductions says:

    Yay for books!

    5 years ago

  • arilopez87

    arilopez87 says:

    Such a wonderful round up and books are always one of the best inspirations. Lovely finds!

    5 years ago

  • MaiAutumn

    MaiAutumn says:

    yay Mallory! and yayy books!! I too have started to count my books (and pages read) over on my blog - http://maiautumn.tumblr.com/books - inspired by Where the Lovely Things Are! yayyy

    5 years ago

  • pollyannacowgirl

    pollyannacowgirl says:

    Mostly, all I've ever really wanted to do is sit around and read books! I love them!

    5 years ago

  • etaletc

    etaletc says:

    Where are the books in this feature?

    5 years ago

  • maxineintrousers

    maxineintrousers says:

    I'm in love!

    5 years ago

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy says:

    Great post! I love books too - you can take a vacation without ever leaving your home! :) Love the hinged cat with book!

    5 years ago

  • santosleather

    santosleather says:

    Amazing and so refreshing !

    5 years ago

  • jargonhead

    jargonhead says:

    Great finds! I love the print by theblackapple!

    5 years ago

  • jewelrybyjg

    jewelrybyjg says:

    Bookworm from beginning to end! I get DTs if I don't have a book going. Love this article! jg

    5 years ago

  • LeslieGallery

    LeslieGallery says:

    i love the feeling of a book in my hands and it doesn't require batteries....a total plus. thank you for sharing. any recommendations? ;)

    5 years ago

  • helenapuck

    helenapuck says:

    What a great collection of items to celebrate reading and the reader inside everyone, even the ones who think they hate to read but just haven't found the right books ;) Love the illustration of the kid in the fort made of books. I want a fort of books too.

    5 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

    Adorable.....

    5 years ago

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie says:

    ...this is one of the most charming blog posts i've ever read on etsy, love the theme & wonderful picks, very inspiring! XO

    5 years ago

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds says:

    I am SUCH a book lover...it's sad, I'd rather buy books any day than cute or cool new clothes....I can be a bag lady with her bag full of books!!!

    5 years ago

  • pansgrl

    pansgrl says:

    If I could get paid to read I would never (well almost never) have to leave my home : ) I love to read, I get lost in all the wonderful words and worlds. My husband almost gets it, he doesnt object to my ridiculous love of books, just the lack of book shelves to hold tham all. I love the Dune books, Shakespeare, Garth Nix, Terry Prattchet, and so many more. I love Classics and newer stuff too, books are so wonderfull.

    5 years ago

  • lizziebeesthings

    lizziebeesthings says:

    Now I can't wait for fall! A big comfy cardigan and a new book. Yummy!

    5 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    I'm on my third book this week. Great article!!

    5 years ago

  • hopikey

    hopikey says:

    I love the tub caddy. Reading in the bath is such a luxury, especially when you have a one and half year old. I just read in the loo instead! it's on my wish list though. CUrrently reading two books - A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif and Trespassing by Uzma Aslam Khan. Just finished the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Also love the There's More To Life Than Books print which i think should also be made into a bookmark and t-shirt! Can you tell i love reading?

    5 years ago

  • liquidstar

    liquidstar says:

    Awesome collection!

    5 years ago

  • MonkeysOnTheRoof

    MonkeysOnTheRoof says:

    So wonderful...I think I was a librarian in a past life!

    5 years ago

  • thelovelythings

    thelovelythings says:

    Thank you for the comments everyone!

    5 years ago

  • VintageBookBoutique

    VintageBookBoutique says:

    Perfect! I love, love, love books . . . obviously! ;)

    5 years ago

  • FiberMixers

    FiberMixers says:

    This is fantastic! I'm a total book-hoarder!

    5 years ago

  • SchneiderGallery

    SchneiderGallery says:

    There's no such thing as too many books! I have about thousand of them and still want more :)

    5 years ago

  • BeauBazaar

    BeauBazaar says:

    My books are like my babies. I arrange them in artfull stacks in my living room whilst they are waiting for an Etsy buyer to give them a new home. Some I hope will never get bought... Lovely post.

    5 years ago

  • scrapingsupplies

    scrapingsupplies says:

    I will admit that I love romance novels, smutty ones. I currently love Nalini Singh and Lora Leigh. But I keep coming back to Laurell K Hamilton, Linda Howard, and Janet Evanovich as each has a unique appeal, like your showcase. I too have stacks of books that need to be constructed into something, or taken to the used book store and exchanged!

    5 years ago

  • PaperPicker

    PaperPicker says:

    what a great eye you have.

    5 years ago

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna says:

    omg what a SUPER collection here, and that's coming from a huge bookworm nerd :) I love my books, and I love reading and all things book-reading related. I really do. This post makes me want to curl up with the book I am currently reading and not work today, hehee. Cheers!

    5 years ago

  • InspiredSalvage

    InspiredSalvage says:

    Oh my gosh, it's such a challenge to fit in the REAL job, the local antique thing, junking, Etsy, cooking something interesting and paying attention to my poor Husband, and reading all the great books lurking out there! LOVE the Books Print by theblackapple. Reminds me of going back to school and smelling BOOKS!

    5 years ago

  • doodlekreations

    doodlekreations says:

    I love the collection. The library gal, the bookmarks and I think I am in love canvas tote are my favorites !

    5 years ago

  • CheersToJuly

    CheersToJuly says:

    Looks great!

    5 years ago

  • BluJeanBeads

    BluJeanBeads says:

    How fun! Have been reading obsessed since age 3...infected my kids and first husband. Second husband is as passionate and our house reflects our passion....we swim in books, magazines, crafts, and showcase the flowers we grow in our garden on plinths of books! Yahoo!

    5 years ago

  • pinkpainter

    pinkpainter says:

    I started collecting very vintage books for my etsy shop and now I have trouble letting them go. The featured items are wonderful gift ideas for friends who need nothing because all they want are their books.

    5 years ago

  • tuwhittuwhoo

    tuwhittuwhoo says:

    I love my "Monday-Sunday" days off, when I can cuddle up under the duvet listen to the rain and read - just like today! An inspired collection.

    5 years ago

  • thepinpals

    thepinpals says:

    Lovely collection and well thought out, as usual (^_^)

    5 years ago