4 Bookish Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox

What better way to celebrate the start of spring than by doing bookish things? Here are four ways to kick start spring in the best way possible.

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It is officially that time of year when I spend too much money on bouquets from Trader Joe’s and books with pink on the cover. I celebrate the spring equinox doing many things, but I like to add in some bookish flare to keep things interesting. I came up with the best bookish ways to celebrate the spring equinox, so you didn’t have to!

While it might be below 40 degrees where I am, mentally I am in a field of flowers reading books while the sun warms my skin. Just a little daydreaming, ya know? As a book girly, I can’t help but find bookish ways to celebrate all things and that includes the spring equinox. Don’t worry, I do this on the regular to help you out– Here are ways to celebrate the autumnal equinox too, so you can get ahead of schedule!

1. Press Your Favorite Flowers Into Bookmarks

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There are two kinds of readers– Those who use bookmarks and those who don’t. If you are a bookmark kinda reader, this is the perfect way for you to welcome the start of spring. Go to your local flower stand or your backyard to find some flowers to press. The ones above are laminated, but you can tape yours or use them pressed freely!

2. Read a New Spring Release

Happy Place by Emily Henry book cover
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“Love means constantly saying you’re sorry, and then doing better.”

— Emily Henry, Happy Place

Nothing says spring like an Emily Henry release. Henry’s new novel, Happy Place, releases April 25, 2023. And before you ask, yes I’ve already preordered my copy and I even got the personalized signed edition that will read, “From one Emily to another.” Get it? If you haven’t read books by Emily Henry, this is your sign to do so and to add a new book to your spring TBR!

3. Make Bouquets Inspired by Your Favorite Books

People we meet on vacation book cover
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colored spring time bouquet
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I just so happened to look at my bookshelf and see Emily Henry’s People We Meet on Vacation and had to pair it with flowers. There isn’t much that can top a bright book cover and flowers, especially during springtime. Find your favorite books on the shelf and take them with you flower shopping! It is the perfect bookish addition to your cozy reading nook.

4. Spend Time Outside With a Book

someone holding a book open with a bouquet of flowers resting inside while standing outside
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The best and most obvious on the list– Read your book outside! While it might be too cold for me right now, if the weather allows it, go outside and immerse yourself in your current read (or a new read, I won’t tell anyone).

Hopefully, you’ll find time to fit all four of these bookish activities into your spring equinox to-do list!

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