I confess: I absolutely love shopping-- especially when it coincides with another one of my lifelong loves: books! Here are a few of my favorite book related picks:
Nina LaCour's recent release, The Disenchantments, features an all-girl band on tour. It's a fantastic book-- and Nina's very talented artist friend, Eli Harris, whipped up some extremely cool band posters inspired by the book. I got one at the YA or Bust! Tour stop, and you can purchase them at Eli Harris' Etsy shop. Signed by both the artist and Nina LaCour! My favorite is "The Basement" design.
Bridget Liu's St. Benedict Medal
I love readers' advisory. I also love accessories. Think the two things can't be combined? Think again! When I don this intricate, handmade St. Benedict medal as worn by the demon-banishing main character in Gretchen McNeil's spine-tingling YA horror novel, Possess, it's a great conversation starter for sharing the awesomeness of Possess with teen readers. (Plus, you know, it might come in handy in case of exorcism.) Check it out at The Copper Camel's Etsy shop.
What what better way to give old books new life than these charming pendants fashioned from pages of fairy tale volumes? Lovingly handmade and completely unique, each piece is like a little story in itself. And some of them are even shaped like books! I own a couple of rectangular Glamourkin pendants and have received so many compliments from library patrons when I wear them at the reference desk. Browse Glamourkins and more at The Fable Tribe's Etsy shop.