Believer’s cool gifts for the bookies you love
This has been a wonderful year for discovering items that are the perfect gifts for the bibliophiles in your life.
“For book worms and spelling fanatics alike, this fully operational miniature dictionary is lavishly bound in solid brass, with an intricately engraved front cover and comes complete with a mini-microscope for spell checking whilst on the go.” http://www.thatspretty.co.uk/product/book-worm-dictionary-necklace
Who doesn’t love DecalGirl.com. A site that “markets a line of removable, full-color printed “skins” for consumer electronics devices.” I’ve used their Kindle covers for the last three years and juts ordered a hard case/skin cover for my iphone. ”Library” is one of their most popular book designs.
“Created by artist Mike Caplanis, these boldly illustrated portrait pillows pay homage to some of literature’s greatest minds while providing a soft spot to prop your head and ponder your own contribution to the Western canon. Perhaps just as noteworthy as the figures adorning these pillows is its extraordinary fabric. Those who lay upon one of these downy pieces will be surprised to discover that its soft cloth covering and fluffy filling are made out of 100% recycled from post-consumer plastic bottles that have been transformed into a cotton-like material. ”
Take the Bodleian Library’s Oath in English and Latin
Before you may enter the reading rooms of Oxford University’s venerable Bodleian Library, as our Levenger Press editor has done, you must first recite the centuries-old Bodleian Oath — these days in English, but in past times in Latin. Part of what you promise is not to smoke or set fire to the place or damage the treasured books (some dating to the 16th century). We’ve brought back a bit of the Bodleian reading room for you, with this sturdy canvas book bag that features the oath in both Latin and English. Semper observaturum!”
“Edward Gorey’s twisted and tragic alphabet book. From A is for Amy who fell down the stairs to Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin.”
“Colorful and cartridge refillable fountain pens seem to be gaining popularity in Japan. The treasured spirit of writing is captured in a new and modern form.
The Platinum Preppy, like the Pilot Petit1, is a compact fountain pen available in different ink colors. The stainless steel nib is colored to match the color of the ink. It’s refillable with cartridges and made of 40% recycled plastic (how green!) Available in 03 fine and 05 medium nibs.”