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Best Book Pins and Patches From Around Etsy

Etsy is best known for handmade goods like butterbeer scented candles to tea tins inspired by authors like Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. Alongside the typical bookish gifts, there are tons of hidden gems, including pins and patches for those who like to show off their literary dedication.
 

Here are some of our favorites from across the site

 

1. DustandPages

 

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via DustandPages

 

A part of a series of pins depicting Literary Landscapes, this Hobbiton pin features the classic hobbit hole, complete with Gandalf’s dwarf rune engraved on the door. DustandPages, based out of Fort Worth, Texas, stocks all things literary from book inspired enamel pins to custom Funko figures

 

Pin can be purchased here

 

2. VioletFaneShop

 

 

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Via VioletFaneShop

 

This gorgeous Harry Potter inspired pin is from Spanish designer, Violet Fane. Her limited release of the “History of Magic” book is breathtakingly detailed with stunning maroon and gold details. Residing in Spain, this shop typically specializes in Lolita fashion and textile goods but have expanded into pins recently. 

 

Pin can be purchased here!

 

3. LiteraryEmporium

 

 

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Via LiteraryEmporium

This iron-on patch, inspired by Penguin’s iconic orange book covers, is the perfect gift for any book lover, including yourself. From the United Kingdom, Rio, who owns, makes, and designs LiteraryEmporium’s products creates gorgeous patches, pins, paper goods, and clothing perfect for any literary fan.  

 

Patch available here

 

4. JaneMount

 

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Via JaneMount 

 

Quite possibly the queen of literary pins, Jane Mount of Hawaii has an impressive 47 listings of book cover pins alone. Founder of the Ideal Bookshelf project, Mount “paints portraits of people through the spines of their favorite books.” Along with her prints of some of her work, she also sells her fantastic pins, mugs, and tote bags all featuring the literary subjects. 

 

This pin, among many others, is available here!

 

5. FrogandToadPress

 

 

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Via FrogandToadPress

 

Even Rory Gilmore knows that no one can resist the smell of an old book.

 

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One of my favorite Etsy sellers, FrogandToadPress sells all sorts of gifts ranging from pencils to patches. This patch not only displays your love for smelling books, but that you’re proud of it too. Designed in Rhode Island, this patch is the perfect addition to any backpack or jacket. 

 

Patch available here!

 

6. fableandblack

 

 

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Via fableandblack

 

This adorable pin is from Etsy seller, fableandblack, who specialize in literary gifts for book lovers. This pastel bookshop stands out among the rest, making us wish it were real! The one woman brand from Nottingham sells everything from pins to coasters to posters

 

Pin available here!

 

7. ADaesthetic

 

 

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Via ADaesthetic

 

Just in time for the season 2 premier of A Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, this patch is perfect for anyone looking to personalize while spreading Atwood’s gospel: Don’t let the bastards grind you down. This iron-on patch stands out amongst the rest with its striking yellow details. 

 

Patch available here

 

8. SleepyMountain

 

 

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Via SleepyMountain

 

For those who need a shiny reminder that life does go on, this Kurt Vonnegut pin from Seattle-based SleepyMountain is perfect! Hidden within his hair, this iconic phrase is perfect to display any way you choose.

 

Pin for sale here

 

9. ImBookishandBakewell

 

 

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Via ImBookishandBakewell

 

If the patch wasn’t enough and you’re still itching for more Handmaid’s apparel, this pin is perfect for you. A gentle reminder that you do not belong to anyone and a celebration of resilience and resistance of the women in the story, the handmaid’s face is covered with “not your babe.” Also available as a sticker, this pin is perfect for you or your favorite feminist.  

 

Available here!

 

10. BelleRegalia

 

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Via BelleRegalia

 

This delicately decorated pin clearly communicates that reading time is a ‘do not disturb’ time. Perfect for those who like to read without interruptions or intrusions, this pin will convey the message. Just small enough to stick on a shirt lapel, backpack, or jacket, this pin will get the message across. Along with pins, the Melbourne-based seller sells brooches, t-shirts, and keyrings with accompanying literary messages. 

 

Pin available here!

 

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Bookworms Beware, This Etsy Christmas Wishlist Will Bankrupt You

The holidays are heeeeeeah and it’s time to start assembling a lengthy and detailed list of desired bookish gifts to present to the people who claim to love you, in order to test their devotion. Let’s go. 

 

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1. Harry Potter Christmas Ornament  – $4.00
 

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These absolutely adorable Harry Potter themed tree ornaments from BookishStuff make the perfect inexpensive gift, and come in a variety of different styles, including Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid or several owls! 

 

2. The Great Gatsby iPhone Case  $18.00

 

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Dress up your phone with this vibrant case from VeronicasShowcase and make sure to practice your rich voice for  any calls you make to spurned lovers. It’s almost as beautiful as silk shirts, but no need to cry over it. 

 

3. Game of Thrones Make Up Brushes $22.48

 

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These Game of Thrones brushes from FungCreative are perfect for painting your face with the blood of your enemies! Happy holidays! 

 

4. Harry Potter Sorting Hat Candle $12.00

 

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Okay, so there is a seemingly infinite number of Harry Potter themed candles available online, but I think this one from GeekandWonder is particularly cool. “With a scent reminiscent of eating pumpkin pasties during a feast in the Great Hall, this magical candle will turn either red, green, yellow, or blue as it burns down, letting you know whether you’ve been chosen as a Gryffindor, a Slytherin, a Hufflepuff, or a Ravenclaw!”

 

5. Mr. Collins Tumbler  $9.00

 

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If this hilarious tumbler from EverLastingTeaparty can’t get you in the mood for exercising or even just hydrating over the holidays, nothing will. Also, it feels really weird to type ‘tumbler’ not like ‘tumblr.’ (#millennial) 

 

6. Atticus Finch Themed Shoes  $95.00

 

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Atticus Finch famously said: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Okay so, these aren’t quite someone’s skin ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )  but you sure can walk around in them. Gift yourself a new point of view this holiday season with these amazing shoes from Brinkadoodle.

 

7. Olenna Tyrell T-Shirt $22.00

 

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Another one for the ‘blood of your enemies’ pile, this shirt from DrunkGirlDesigns will ensure nobody messes with you this holiday season. 

 

8. Jane Austen Pillow  $62.87

 

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Okay, I accept that $62.87 is almost always going to be too much for a pillow, but this is a really, really nice pillow from PalaceHomeCushions, perfect for positioning oneself comfortably for reading/observing/overseeing your kingdom.

 

9. The Great Gatsby Necklace  $10.26

 

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I’m very into this quote and would happily wear it on my person in any capacity. Even better is that this gorgeous pendant from LiteraryLaneBoutique also features our beloved F. Scott’s Fitz-signature. 

 

10. To Kill A Mockingbird Scarf  $46.00 

 

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Envelop yourself in the immortal words of Harper Lee this holiday with this beautiful scarf from EmeraldDreamBotique. Dreamy. 

 

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11 Bookshelves That Will Warm Your Bookworm Heart

There’s nothing more beautiful to a reading fanatic than a bookcase stuffed full of immaculately organized books. But sometimes you need to spice up your library with something a little different. So check out these lovely bookshelves that’ll make you insanely jealous!

 

For the Harry Potter fans, there’s this curvy masterpiece that will either make you feel like you’re in Diagon Alley, or make you feel like you’re about to fall over. 

 

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For the lazy reader who doesn’t want to have to get up to grab a book, there’s this multifaceted chair-slash-bookcase that only needs a massage function to be utterly perfect.

 

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For the person who’s just a little creepy and proud of it, there’s this coffin bookcase. 

 

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For the nature lover who doesn’t mind stacking dead trees on a dead tree that’s pretending to be a tree, try this tree bookcase.

 

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For the person who apparently has nothing better to do except dust all day, there’s this spiraling bookcase. 

 

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For the readers who dig steam punk and/or indoor plumbing, there’s this

 

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For the person who loves wine and books equally (you are fabulous, by the way), there’s this.

 

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For the Tim Burton lover, bring home this creepy but beautiful work of art that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense but would be pretty cool to have, anyway.

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For the person who actually detests bookcases (which…why?), you can buy these invisible shelves. 

 

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For the reader who has too many books and too much wall, there’s this beautiful monstrosity. 

 

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For the reader who has a whole lot of money and has, for some reason, not decided to give it all to me, there’s this

 

funky case

 

Imagine a library that features all of these crazy cases. If you believe (and start saving now), that library could be yours!

 

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Top 7 ‘Game of Thrones’ Must-Haves on Etsy

Recently, we did a roundup of some of the best book goodies available on Etsy, but there are so many Game of Thrones pieces available that we couldn’t resist compiling some of what we think are the most useful pieces…

 

1. Horned Drinking Tankard

 

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We know that your friends have been giving you a hard time at the banquets recently because you don’t have your own horned tankard. You’ve had to drink your ale out of a plastic tumbler like a nerd. It’s very embarrassing for you, and we’d like to help. Here is your very own engraved tankard for all your feasting needs, perfect for toasting the demise of your enemies, a particularly good ale, or the ceremonial smashing of the plastic tumbler. 

 

2. Joffrey Dying Engagement Card

 

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If you are a complete asshole, you will enjoy gifting this tasteful card to your newly engaged acquaintances. Perhaps the ones who bullied you for not having a horned tankard. This’ll show ’em. 

 

3. Doggie Dragon Costume

 

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Now that you have solved your own bullying problem and are the proud owner of a horned tankard and gifter of nasty death-themed correspondence, you can turn your attentions to the social struggles of your canine companion. He’s no dire wolf, is he? The other dogs rough him up and won’t let him play with them in the park. Well, the solution is here. Simply pop him in this ferocious dragon costume and he’ll never be messed with again. Confidently, he will saunter into the park, and all the other dogs will bow to him. They’ll let him sniff their butts, and never again leave him out of a game of chasing. It also sort of implies that you are the Mother of Dragons. 

 

4. Hodor Door Stopper

 

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Sick of shouting at your housemates to hold the door as you hurry in after them, having fallen behind, lost in thought, dwelling on solutions for you and your dog’s issues? Well, look no further. Not only have we supplied you with answers to your doggo’s problems, we have also tracked down your very own Hodor door stopper! Now you don’t have to rely on others holding the door open for you from slightly too far away, causing you to abandon your reverie in order to do that awkward half-jog thing to get to the door quicker… 

 

5. Game of Thrones Make Up Brushes 

 

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These make-up brushes are a must-have for cosmetically inclined Thronies. They are each shaped like symbols from the books and are so unique and eye-catching. You can use them for eyeshadow, blus h,contour and to paint your face with the blood of your enemies. So versatile! 

 

6. ‘Dinner is Coming’ Cutting Board

 

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Unable even to eat without thoughts of Game of Thrones? Looking for a strong surface on which to carve the hearts of those who wronged you? Never fear! Here is the perfect item for your culinary needs: a ‘Dinner is Coming’ cutting board. 

 

7. Map of the Seven Kingdoms 

 

Map of the Seven Kingdoms

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Does looking at a map of the world instill in you an ever-growing sense of terror and crisis as you imagine all the terrible things that may be imminent? Well, your troubles are over. Replace your world map with this map of the Seven Kingdoms. Sure, they might be a site of untold horror and bloodshed, but at least it’s fictional horror and bloodshed, eh?

 

Featured Image Courtesy of Etsy

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These Etsy Candles Will Reveal Your Hogwarts House

Though its been a decade since our girl J.K. Rowling published the final Harry Potter book, our obsession with anything HP related hasn’t dimmed a bit. Lucky for us, we now have a new treat to keep our Harry Potter flame burning!

 

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Via Etsy

 

If you’re a true Harry Potter fan, then you’ve already sorted yourself into a Hogwarts house (I’m totally a Gryffindor btw). Now you can re-affirm your house, or allow yourself to be sorted the old-fashioned way with these sorting hat candles sold by Etsy seller CraftyWitchesDecor.

 

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Via Etsy

 

These all-natural soy wax candles burn color coded wax to reveal which sorting house buyers belong in:

 

-Griffyndor is represented by burgundy wax, symbolizing bravery, nerve, and chivalry.

-Ravenclaw is represented by blue wax, symbolizing intelligence, knowledge, and wit.

-Slytherin is presented by green wax, symbolizing ambition, cunningness, and resourcefulness.

-Hufflepuff is represented by yellow wax, symbolizing hard work, dedication, patience, and loyalty.

 

 

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While these positive descriptions can appeal to anyone, individuals can choose their house if they don’t want to risk getting sorted into their despised house (*cough* Slytherin *cough).

 

 

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Not only do these vibrant candles create an invigorating color effect, but they also smell amazing according to the seller!

 

Their description states:

 

This candle smells like you’re heading to Hogwarts in the Fall. Apples, pears, mandarin, peaches, raspberries and tree bark are woven into dried leaves with notes of cinnamon stick, cloves and vanilla pods. Strong, Intoxicating, Amazing!

 

 

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The candles burn for an average of 40-55 hours and cost £12 which is roughly 15 US dollars (not including shipping fees). You can check them out more here

 

Featured images courtesy of Warner Bros.