9 Bookish Accessories To Buy (And Which You TOTALLY Need)

As a general population, bookworms… like books.

*cue gasping*

I know, I know, it’s a huge surprise. But, you know… basically everyone who’s a bookworm… actually reads books.

Unless you’re a bookworm and you don’t like books. Then What Are You Doing and What Are Your Life Choices™, friend???

Most bookworms buy books. (Although some may just thrive off the library or some other resort.)

“Why buy books?” you ask. Because…

  • Obviously you need them to create a rainbow bookshelf
  • And create aesthetic pictures
  • And to stroke the covers while laying in bed
  • To decorate your room
  • Did you see the aforementioned aesthetic pictures?
  • And also to read, I guess… but pffft hardly anyone does that.

But… us bookworms don’t buy only books. We also buy other things! To decorate our books! And to use! And to just put around our house to remind us of the suffering that the books have caused us!! And to wear sometimes and meet other people who also read the book and talk together about our suffering!!!

See, all good reasons.

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Also, I made new graphics! I made them in Paint. Because Photoshop is expensive and I don’t know how to use the other fancy tools.

But look. It is grass.

And it also looks somewhat like a crown, obviously because I am a QUEEN.

Queen metaphorically, obviously not literally. I’m definitely not planning on throwing a revolution and naming myself queen and also use this graphic to symbolize royalty.

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1. MUGS

Mugs are useful! They can do all sorts of things, like:

  • Help you drink various liquids
  • Can also be pretty
  • Decorate your mug rack
  • Hold your tears

See? MUGS ARE HELPFUL AND THEREFORE YOU SHOULD BUY THEM.

Who doesn’t drink liquids? I love drinking liquids. Mostly water because I don’t like tea or coffee?? I’m already hyper enough, DON’T ADD SUGAR TO ME.

Or add sugar to me. Your choice. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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2. BAGS

Totes! They are useful! They hold things and also you can carry things around instead of using your arms and it’s great.

So now that you’re arms are free with the snazzy bags, you can use them to do super useful things!

Like this:

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And this:

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And also this:

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See?? All extremely useful things that you can do with your hands INSTEAD of carrying things!

GOSH I IMPRESS MYSELF WITH MY HELPFULNESS.

I think I’m basically a life hack blog now??

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3. CANDLES

Candles smell good and also they can be super pretty!

(Please disregard the fact that I have only ever owned one candle in my life. It was not a bookish one.)

I don’t own any currently, but once I get money and also a job I totally plan on buying tons! And also a bookshelf to put them on!

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There’s this designer I really love, Hafsah Faizal! Look at the picture above. AREN’T THE CANDLES SO PRETTY. Here’s the link to her Etsy! This is her blog, and this is her Twitter.

She also does other bookish merchandise and designs author’s websites and everything she does is honestly so brilliant!

She also made a thread of author’s websites she’s designed and LOOK AT ALL OF THEM CAN I JUST FANGIRL.

Anyways, candles are good for being pretty and ALSO FOR LIGHT. Except if I had beautiful candles I probably wouldn’t want to burn them quickly?? I’d SAVOR THEM.

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4. PILLOWS

Hello I’m a bookworm and I like to sleep. Hence, BOOKISH PILLOWS. Two of my favorite things combined??*

I freaking love pillows! I love them so much more now**, and I ALSO LIKE BEAUTIFUL ONES THAT DECORATE MY BED.***

*I also don’t own any of these either but the THOUGHT STILL COUNTS, YEAH?

**For some reason when I was a child I didn’t like pillows?? I was a weird child.

***Do you notice a theme of my love for beautiful things?

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5. PINS

UM I LOVE PINS.

Specifically enamel ones??

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photo taken from @LBardugo on Instagram

Look at these beautiful Language of Thorns enamel pins! I love them!

Obviously the main purpose of owning pins is to put them on your clothes/backpack and be a #TrueFan???

FLAUNT THE FANDOM.

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6. JEWELRY

I hardly wear jewelry (besides my earrings) but I want to??

If only I remembered to actually put them on each morning??

(I remember a period of time where I started wearing jewelry but that only lasted two days because I forgot to keep on putting it on.)

THERE IS SO MUCH BOOKISH JEWELRY.

Although most of it is basically for the Harry Potter fandom and also classics, but I know there are some cool pendants with young adult book covers on top.

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7. POSTERS/BOOKMARKS/SAMPLERS/BOOKPLATES

I dislike owning these, because they seem kind of… useless to me.

Obviously if you like to own these, go ahead! I’m not judging you, but I personally don’t enjoy owning these because a) I have slanted walls so it’s hard to put posters up and b) I don’t really like putting posters up in the first place?? and c) I ALWAYS LOSE MY BOOKMARKS THERE’S NO POINT.

Samplers and bookplates really only take up space for me, because I’d rather have the final book or ARC instead of a sampler, which is only about one chapter!

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8. UNIQUE ITEMS

One thing I freaking love are unique items for each fandom.

If a necklace is super important to the plot in X Story, I’D LOVE TO SEE THAT NECKLACE IN REAL LIFE. It would be so cool!

For example, there are these awesome maps of Feng Lu as a pre-order gift for Forest of a Thousand Lanterns!

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photo from @JulieCDao on Instagram

AREN’T THESE SO COOL??

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9. SOCKS

NEED I SAY MORE.

They’re socks! I love socks. They warm your feet up* and also they are very fashionable. And you can secretly flaunt your fandom while wearing shoes because you have pride but also no one can see it.

Also, they’re SOCKS.

*WHY ARE MY FEET ALWAYS COLD.

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Tell me your thoughts! (please)

How do you guys feel about bookish swag? Do you like candles? Do you want to make a candle? Are your feet always cold?

46 thoughts on “9 Bookish Accessories To Buy (And Which You TOTALLY Need)

  1. Bookish swag is WANT. I keep drooling over things like this and wanting to buy it. And then shipping shows his ugly big head and destroys the whole thing. Over and over again.

    Which is why I’m already completely ready to receive my next FairyLoot and have MORE BOOKISH GOODIES. The bookish beanie in the last one was WHOOP.
    Oh, bookish tea. Yesyes. That as well! I don’t usually drink tea; but bookish tea? That would be THE exception.

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    1. Ahhhhhhhhh tbh I have like, no bookish swag BUT I WANT MORE. Also I kind of want to make my own?? BUT I’M NOT GOOD AT CRAFTING THINGS.

      Ooh FAIRYLOOT. I can’t wait until I actually have a job and can afford all the bookish boxes.
      Bookish tea? I WANT TO TRY IT EVEN THOUGH I DON’T EVEN LIKE TEA.

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      1. How recognizable, haha! I’ve had the same thoughts. “Wish I could make bookmarks like that”; “How do they even make those awesome candles? I want to do that too!” But, seriously, I’m a fail when it comes to being creative that way so.. yeah..

        Haha, I totally get that! Honestly, I shouldn’t have a FairyLoot desciption with all the bills I have but I just went “fuck it” eventually. As soon as my car loan’s paid off, I might add another subscription box in the mix. Sooo I completely get why you’re looking forward to having a job!
        SAME. I never liked tea; like EVER. Still don’t really; but when it comes to those? I’m still trying them out every. single. time. :’) [And then give them to my boyfriend to drink]

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          1. I JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST EVER CANDLES BOX THINGIE. HP-oriented, doh.
            I’m so looking forward to it. Maybe, someday. If I figure out the how and the logistics, I’ll try myself.. But.. I don’t know.
            Bookmarks seem like so much fun as well, but I’m simply not creative enough for that, AT ALL. :’D

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          2. Haha xD I think they shipped this weekend so I should have them this week. *whoooop*

            I simply.. have a whole collection of BookDepository bookmarks. I obviously order way too many books..
            Also, wooden bookmarks! Those are my absolute favorite! But I’m scared to use them because they’re so gorgeous and I don’t want anything to happen with them? xD

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  2. AHHH I LOVE BOOKISH ACCESSORIES but im a smol broke and can’t afford half the stuff. like i want fandom-related pins/clothes/socks soooo bad but India literally has none of them. (I mean it has some Harry Potter stuff but I think I have enough of that.)
    ALSO SOCKS ARE AMAZING AND WE NEED TO APPRECIATE THEM MORE LIKE?? WE NEED AN INTERNATIONAL SOCKS DAY.

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  3. AUGH YES TO THE USELESSNESS OF BOOKPLATES/SAMPLERS/ETC.

    It’s really lovely that they send paper goods and what not, really, but I use the same bookmark I’ve been using since 2006 and it’s perfect. I wish I had a small hoarde of local bookish people to give the paper goods, character cards, etc. to when they come in subscription boxes….

    CANDLES AND PINS THO.

    Send those to me all day every day.

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  4. YES, SOCKS! I have reading socks (from Chapters) on my wishlist. (They’re the kind of thing I like to drool over but haven’t been able to get yet. They’re super expensive, but I’ve felt the inside of them and they’re SO FUZZY AND COMFY THAT I NEED THEM!)
    And after you mentioned how cold your feet are, I realised how cold mine currently are.

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  5. i love all the amazingly beautiful bookworm things out there these days! but i tend to just buy more books instead… lol but they make great gifts, so i buy them for other bookworms!

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  6. Oh I love all of the bookish swag you can kind online – I’m ALWAYS looking at these kind of things, browing in online shops and DREAMING about all of these bookish swag. I don’t own much and don’t buy much, mostly because it’s quite expensive, but… I LOVE THE MUGS AND PILLOWS the most, I think ❤
    Great post! ❤ ❤

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  7. I am also terrible at remembering to put on my jewelry… (Speaking of which, I should go do that. Oops) although I have a lot of cool, bookish jewelry. Which IS mostly HP, but whatever, it’s awesome. I also love bookish clothes, because unlike jewelry, it’s pretty hard to forget to put on clothes. (Okay, that just sounded weird)
    I’ve always really liked candles, but we never use them, because they freak my brother out… 😢
    And, um, this has just been a really weird rambely comment. So I’ll shut up now.

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  8. I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS I LOVE SOCKS

    i also like jewellery but the only thing i’d remember to put on is like a ring or something. and hahahhahaha those gifs are hilarious (especially that ape + magic trick one)

    I LIKE THE NEW FONT AND THE DIVIDERS

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  9. I’ve only encountered one person in my university who seems to have an idea what my bookish bag is about. Besides that, people gave me strange looks (sometimes). It’s the “Dream thieving, Psychic reading” tote. 😂 I wanna get more pins though. I’m just not sure where exactly. I know some book subscriptions box include them, but it’s too expensive for me to be subscribed to one!

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  10. I AM SUCH A FAKE BOOKWORM JU. I have no bookworms, no bookish pillows or candles, no bookish mugs, no bookish bags, no bookish pins and no bookish socs. I have cool mugs and a cool pencil pillow but EVERYTHING ELSE. What can I say I NEED THEM…But too broke. XD alsooo i always spend my money on BOOKS and nothing else??

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    1. Um I also have basically no bookish swag it’s okay.

      I DON’T HAVE ANY COOL MUGS (but I really want to make some) but THAT PILLOW SOUNDS REALLY COOL.

      Also I prefer to go to Bookish cons and get swag instead of actually buying it because it’s too expensive and I HAVE NO MONEY OOPS.

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  11. I love your new graphics! They’re pretty and cute 🙂

    ALSO I LOVE ALL OF THESE AND I NEED MORE OF IT ALL. I feel you on the jewellery. Even though I own like only 2 necklaces (I’m super picky) I still barely wear them because I often forget to put them on. I also forget that I even own them at times lol

    BUT YES PILLOWS AND SOCKS AND MUGS – ALL THE BOOKISH STUFF

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