So you didn’t go to BookCon. Or you did, but you didn’t do all of the shopping you wanted to.
No worries, we’ve got you. Check out this list of some great bookish buys from exhibitors who were at BookCon this year!
1. Your very own Book Beau
Book Beau cases are for books! If you’ve ever had a paperback cover get folded or a hardback dust jacket tear in your bag, you’ll know how amazing a case specifically designed to keep books safe is! Book Beau cases come in multiple sizes, with a selection of different fabrics. The inside is extremely soft and the pouch is slightly padded to keep your books in pristine condition. Check out their site for more patterns, and keep your eye out for new ones — they’re always changing!
Book Beau prices start at $15.00.
2. A Shirt With a Whole Book Printed On It
Litographs prints an entire book on a t-shirt! Using negative space, the Litographs team creates a design based on the book and fills the empty space with the book’s actual contents! They sell scarves, t-shirts, and bookish temporary tattoos.
The Slaughterhouse-Five t-shirt above is $34.00. Check out their site for more designs, from YA fantasy to classic lit!
3. A Bookish Candle
North Ave Candles is based out of Pittsburgh, Penn., and makes a range of lovely bookish scented candles. Each candle’s scent is inspired by a book, and they come in various sizes. Best of all, Amanda — North Ave’s owner — is the sweetest!
The Basil, Mint & Sage candle pictured above is $14.00!
4. Out of Print’s Bookish Goodies
Out of Print clothing makes socks, pouches, pins, shirts and more — and all of their merch is adorable! Some of their shirts are more pricey than others, but the quality is top-notch and you can always opt for some socks or a pin instead!
Their shirts range in price, but the one above is $28.00!
5. A Box from Owlcrate
OwlCrate’s boxes are full of goodies, plus a brand-new book each month! Their main box focuses on YA books, while their OwlCrate Jr. box is for younger audiences (or the young-at-heart!).
OwlCrate’s monthly box costs $29.99!
6. Toys That Are Also Works of Art
Little Poland Gallery is based out of Brooklyn, NY. According to their site, they are working on a full range of shirts and other merchandise, but their wooden block toys are their top sellers!
The above Manhattan Blocks set is $55.00!
7. Beat Writers Block With Storymatic
Storymatic has 540 cards you can combine for trillions of unique ideas! It can also be used as a friendly storytelling game in classrooms, on roadtrips, or wherever you want to be creative!
The original Storymatic set is $29.95!