I buy bookish things quite often, and I want to be able to celebrate some of my favorite bookish shops here. Check these shops out:
BUBBLE AND GEEK
It only seems appropriate to shout out a bookish shop that is based in the great state of West Virginia! Bubble and Geek creates candles, wax melts, soap, perfume, lip balm, and more, inspired by favorite fandoms and pop-culture. All of their products are handmade in small quantities with custom-blended scents that are fun and unique. Cathy, Bubble and Geek’s owner, is super sweet and has great customer service. I am a big fan of the Gilmore Girl candles and the Fantastic Beasts tin set, and I also really like the Clara tinted lip balm!
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Novelly Yours is a soy candle company for bookworms! All of their candles are homemade and hand-poured by its owner, Brittany. The labels feature a book quote, and the names are super cute! I discovered Novelly Yours when I was on the hunt for a candle inspired by Elias Veturius (An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch against the Night). I fell in love with the one Novelly Yours created — Embers, which was, sadly, recently retired. I LOVED Embers, because it combined scent profiles for my dear Elias and Laia, giving it a sweeter finish. I have several other candles from this company and think they are all wonderful!
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I have a slight (edit: major) bookmark obsession! I have purchased so many bookmarks — both regular and magnetic — and I can’t seem to stop! I am a huge fan of Little Inklings designs. They are really, REALLY pretty and capture the books that have inspired them well. Her designs have evolved and just keep getting better! Bookmarks, art prints, and candles can be found in the Etsy shop. She also has a Society 6 shop for her designs on mugs, shirts, etc. I mean, this girl does everything!!! Megan is so talented, and I am excited to see what else she has in store. She has been releasing new bookmarks with a weekly theme regularly, and it has been hard to not spend all of my money at her shop!
LEANNE K. PHIBBS, Illustrator-Animator-Designer
Leanne is the best (she is also my cousin)! The image at the top of my home page and this little one here are two of my favorites that Leanne has designed. This little girl who loves books just makes me smile! Leanne does not currently have a shop, per se, but she has done custom work upon request. I maybe be a bit biased because she’s related to me, but I think she does an amazing job with her illustrations and animations (which is what she studied in college).
Visit her Tumblr