Books Are My Bag is a UK campaign to celebrate bookshops. For many people, bookshops conjure fond images of book readings, in-store cafes and delight at the discovery of a new author. In fact, 56% of all book buying decisions are made by bookshop customers, and high street bookshops (both chains and independents) still account for almost 40% of books bought by consumers! Yet, many high street bookshops are under threat, especially from online retailers.
I suppose these bags are good reminders to people to buy more books. After all – orange is the most impulsive colour! However, there are certainly more stylish solutions out there if you want to show off your inner bookworm.
Books smell good. You know what I’m talking about, right? Apparently it’s down to this:
Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.
– Perfumes: The Guide
The good news for us is that there are some bookish crafters who have combined their love of literature with their desire to be clean. The results smell pretty good. Continue reading
‘The Adventure Time Encylopaedia‘ is out, and I couldn’t by more hyped! We need more book advertisements like this, please:
If you’re still craving book-related content featuring Jake the Dog and Finn the Human, this Adventure Time travel guide by Cartoon Network details the best books to read in The Land of Ooo. I can’t be the only girl who wishes she could get her hands on a copy of ‘I Wrote A Book’ by Lumpy Space Princess…
Heard of a coffee table book? Well, this creation by graphic designer Pawel Piotrowski is a dining table book.
Question: What is better than books and tea?
Answer: Tea-stained books! No, wait — TEA THAT IS SOMEHOW BOOK-THEMED!
Novel Teas are cute little English Breakfast teabags that have been individually tagged with literary quotes. According to the website:
There is no better company than a steaming cup of tea as you open the cover of a favorite classic or turn the page of the latest thriller. Whether traveling to distant times and far off lands or discovering new characters in a nearby locale, a soothing cup of tea makes the journey more pleasurable and the memory lasting.
I totally agree! And there’s no better place to drink fiction-themed tea than in a fictional cafe. Failing that, in your own home will do, with one of these lovely tea accessories under the cut.