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Aug 18, 2010

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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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164 comments

  • pennymasquerade

    pennymasquerade said 6 years ago

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

  • moonthroughfog

    moonthroughfog said 6 years ago

    beautiful finds.

  • KingdomofAzuria

    KingdomofAzuria said 6 years ago

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

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Love books! Love to read! Nice selection.

  • dicopebisuteria

    dicopebisuteria said 6 years ago

    Wonderful items ! I love the glasses case !

  • sajataeford2bd

    sajataeford2bd said 6 years ago

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

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

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

  • compassionmalas

    compassionmalas said 6 years ago

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

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

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

  • mossylanestudio

    mossylanestudio said 6 years ago

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

  • PetitsPixels

    PetitsPixels said 6 years ago

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

  • TheEvesLikeUs

    TheEvesLikeUs said 6 years ago

    Great assortment!

  • heartworksbylori

    heartworksbylori said 6 years ago

    Hooray for reading! Lovely picks!

  • Ryanplz

    Ryanplz said 6 years ago

    wonderful collection of items. i really like the mug!

  • WoodPigeon

    WoodPigeon said 6 years ago

    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.

  • BookEndDesigns

    BookEndDesigns said 6 years ago

    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!

  • devotchkax

    devotchkax said 6 years ago

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

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques said 6 years ago

    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..

  • artofjane

    artofjane said 6 years ago

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

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 6 years ago

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

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    Great collection. I ♥ books.

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 6 years ago

    I love books :)love the article

  • monsterbugblankets

    monsterbugblankets said 6 years ago

    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.... ;)

  • whatnomints

    whatnomints said 6 years ago

    I want that cocoon coat.

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns said 6 years ago

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

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

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

  • JordanRou

    JordanRou said 6 years ago

    love this! I'm totally book-obsessed!

  • jenniferdarezzo

    jenniferdarezzo said 6 years ago

    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.

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 6 years ago

    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!

  • WrenWillow

    WrenWillow said 6 years ago

    totally awesome!

  • SecretIdentity

    SecretIdentity said 6 years ago

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

  • PetalPetal

    PetalPetal said 6 years ago

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

  • CandacesCloset

    CandacesCloset said 6 years ago

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

  • CeliaSews

    CeliaSews said 6 years ago

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

  • artwithallie

    artwithallie said 6 years ago

    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.

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 6 years ago

    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

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago

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

  • eastbaycalifornia

    eastbaycalifornia said 6 years ago

    loooooveeee

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 6 years ago

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

  • ZacharyPryor

    ZacharyPryor said 6 years ago

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

  • StringsnTings

    StringsnTings said 6 years ago

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

  • SmallEarthVintage

    SmallEarthVintage said 6 years ago

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

  • pandacub

    pandacub said 6 years ago

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

  • bengtja

    bengtja said 6 years ago

    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.

  • BlueRoseRetro

    BlueRoseRetro said 6 years ago

    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.

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery said 6 years ago

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

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Beautiful finds ! thanks :)

  • ZenAndCoffee

    ZenAndCoffee said 6 years ago

    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!

  • invernessstudios

    invernessstudios said 6 years ago

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

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 6 years ago

    Great finds for us nerds;)

  • inthewineroom

    inthewineroom said 6 years ago

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

  • emichats

    emichats said 6 years ago

    A bibliophile's dream!

  • StudioElenus

    StudioElenus said 6 years ago

    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:)

  • yardia

    yardia said 6 years ago

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

  • WayuuSusu

    WayuuSusu said 6 years ago

    Lovely article and great items to peek at!! lmg

  • PantorabyAndrea

    PantorabyAndrea said 6 years ago

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

  • notApplicable

    notApplicable said 6 years ago

    Bookworms unite! ^_^

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane said 6 years ago

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

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 6 years ago

    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.

  • soulsongcreations

    soulsongcreations said 6 years ago

    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!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 6 years ago

    Reading is so GOOD for your brain!!!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    A vintage recovered book! How wonderful!

  • Meganhead

    Meganhead said 6 years ago

    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!

  • journaljunky

    journaljunky said 6 years ago

    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!

  • minoubazaar

    minoubazaar said 6 years ago

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

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 6 years ago

    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! :-)

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass said 6 years ago

    Inspired finds!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 6 years ago

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

  • AndisAccessories

    AndisAccessories said 6 years ago

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

  • AndisAccessories

    AndisAccessories said 6 years ago

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

  • chelebert12

    chelebert12 said 6 years ago

    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!

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 6 years ago

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

  • MerryDay

    MerryDay said 6 years ago

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

  • madsciencecreations

    madsciencecreations said 6 years ago

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

  • TwinklesAndTwirls

    TwinklesAndTwirls said 6 years ago

    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.

  • gingeraledesigns

    gingeraledesigns said 6 years ago

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

  • dearbitsy

    dearbitsy said 6 years ago

    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!

  • TheOrganicIntrovert

    TheOrganicIntrovert said 6 years ago

    I love books too!!! Love the article!

  • lucillejean

    lucillejean said 6 years ago

    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 :)

  • BookSeeDaisy

    BookSeeDaisy said 6 years ago

    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.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

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

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove said 6 years ago

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

  • thedaydreamer

    thedaydreamer said 6 years ago

    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.

  • 111collagedesign

    111collagedesign said 6 years ago

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

  • tatimaia

    tatimaia said 6 years ago

    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

  • AngelHeart360

    AngelHeart360 said 6 years ago

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

  • Ilanaavin

    Ilanaavin said 6 years ago

    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

  • tiemee

    tiemee said 6 years ago

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

  • luxcatvintage

    luxcatvintage said 6 years ago

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

  • jennybradley

    jennybradley said 6 years ago

    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!

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison said 6 years ago

    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.

  • rolanddesigns

    rolanddesigns said 6 years ago

    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 ! )

  • ShellysDesign

    ShellysDesign said 6 years ago

    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 :)

  • alteredbeauty

    alteredbeauty said 6 years ago

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

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

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

  • eleni78

    eleni78 said 6 years ago

    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.

  • artangel

    artangel said 6 years ago

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

  • ArtsCraftsSlovenia

    ArtsCraftsSlovenia said 6 years ago

    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;)

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

    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!

  • Piotrus

    Piotrus said 6 years ago

    I love this post! Thanks for the info =)

  • julieandco

    julieandco said 6 years ago

    Love this! My books are my friends!

  • StudioFludd

    StudioFludd said 6 years ago

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

  • ABoxForMyTreasure

    ABoxForMyTreasure said 6 years ago

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

  • BetaBoutique

    BetaBoutique said 6 years ago

    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!

  • SpareBedroomStudio

    SpareBedroomStudio said 6 years ago

    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??!!

  • VintageBeach

    VintageBeach said 6 years ago

    Great post!

  • ArtistBeingHuman

    ArtistBeingHuman said 6 years ago

    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.

  • MoonDanceTextiles

    MoonDanceTextiles said 6 years ago

    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...

  • SomeWheninTime

    SomeWheninTime said 6 years ago

    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.

  • paperbubble

    paperbubble said 6 years ago

    Love your post!

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 6 years ago

    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!

  • IStandConnected

    IStandConnected said 6 years ago

    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.

  • themarketintheglen

    themarketintheglen said 6 years ago

    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.

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads said 6 years ago

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

  • soleilduautomne

    soleilduautomne said 6 years ago

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

  • hildes

    hildes said 6 years ago

    Great finds!

  • SEOWebDesign

    SEOWebDesign said 6 years ago

    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.

  • Absurdious

    Absurdious said 6 years ago

    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!

  • LetaTn

    LetaTn said 6 years ago

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

  • dianareulet

    dianareulet said 6 years ago

    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!

  • ElizabethPawle

    ElizabethPawle said 6 years ago

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

  • thesoundofherwings

    thesoundofherwings said 6 years ago

    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".

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 6 years ago

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

  • Hammermann

    Hammermann said 6 years ago

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

  • RamshackleStudio

    RamshackleStudio said 6 years ago

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

  • urban1028

    urban1028 said 6 years ago

    i'm loving these finds!

  • IndyGrrrlProductions

    IndyGrrrlProductions said 6 years ago

    Yay for books!

  • arilopez87

    arilopez87 said 6 years ago

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

  • MaiAutumn

    MaiAutumn said 6 years ago

    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

  • pollyannacowgirl

    pollyannacowgirl said 6 years ago

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

  • etaletc

    etaletc said 6 years ago

    Where are the books in this feature?

  • maxineintrousers

    maxineintrousers said 6 years ago

    I'm in love!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 6 years ago

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

  • santosleather

    santosleather said 6 years ago

    Amazing and so refreshing !

  • jargonhead

    jargonhead said 6 years ago

    Great finds! I love the print by theblackapple!

  • jewelrybyjg

    jewelrybyjg said 6 years ago

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

  • LeslieGallery

    LeslieGallery said 6 years ago

    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? ;)

  • helenapuck

    helenapuck said 6 years ago

    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.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 6 years ago

    Adorable.....

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

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

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 6 years ago

    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!!!

  • pansgrl

    pansgrl said 6 years ago

    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.

  • lizziebeesthings

    lizziebeesthings said 6 years ago

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

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

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

  • hopikey

    hopikey said 6 years ago

    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?

  • liquidstar

    liquidstar said 6 years ago

    Awesome collection!

  • MonkeysOnTheRoof

    MonkeysOnTheRoof said 6 years ago

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

  • thelovelythings

    thelovelythings said 6 years ago

    Thank you for the comments everyone!

  • VintageBookBoutique

    VintageBookBoutique said 6 years ago

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

  • FiberMixers

    FiberMixers said 6 years ago

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

  • SchneiderGallery

    SchneiderGallery said 6 years ago

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

  • BeauBazaar

    BeauBazaar said 6 years ago

    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.

  • scrapingsupplies

    scrapingsupplies said 6 years ago

    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!

  • PaperPicker

    PaperPicker said 6 years ago

    what a great eye you have.

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    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!

  • InspiredSalvage

    InspiredSalvage said 6 years ago

    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!

  • doodlekreations

    doodlekreations said 6 years ago

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

  • CheersToJuly

    CheersToJuly said 6 years ago

    Looks great!

  • BluJeanBeads

    BluJeanBeads said 6 years ago

    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!

  • pinkpainter

    pinkpainter said 6 years ago

    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.

  • tuwhittuwhoo

    tuwhittuwhoo said 6 years ago

    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.

  • thepinpals

    thepinpals said 6 years ago

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

  • efkangkba

    Efkan Gökbaş said 23 days ago

    xss"</deneme

  • efkangkba

    Efkan Gökbaş said 23 days ago

    asfaasasd"

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