Literary Paraphernalia

Literary Paraphernalia: Bookish Socks & Sweaters

I hear it’s pretty cold out there. Though most of our contributors are based on the West Coast, we do feel a pang of empathy for all of you readers dealing with this:

Seriously, what is this blasphemy?

The good news is that with weather like that, there’s plenty of time to get some reading done. And shopping, of the online variety. Below are some bookish socks and sweaters to help keep you warm.

Got My Number Two Socks

To The Lighthouse Pullover

Literary Paraphernalia: Literary Couple Tattoos

Oh yes, it’s February, and we all know what that means.

Mushy stuff.

Romance abounds and, for the couple that loves books and tattoos, we have something cool for you.

So, in honor of mushy stuff, here are some great literary tattoos for couples.

A split quote from Oscar Wilde’s “A Woman of No Importance.”
While I feel like these are on one person’s pair of feet, matching Harry Potter inspired patronus tattoos would be great for couples.
Speaking of Harry Potter inspired couple tattoos, this one captures my heart, always.
A George R.R. Martin quote for the “Game of Thrones” lovers.
For the “Hunger Games” fans.

Literary Paraphernalia: Offbeat Valentine’s Day Gifts for Booklovers

I’m a fairly nontraditional person, so when it comes to romance, I go for nontraditional things too. Generally, I’m not one to celebrate Valentine’s day with a night out at an expensive restaurant, but I do still like to give gifts.

There are the traditional gifts, like roses and chocolate and teddy bears, but what fun are those? No, it’s way more fun to be offbeat for Valentine’s day than it is to be traditional.

That being said, guys and gals, here’s some cool offbeat Etsy.Com gear for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

Time Machine Tie

This is billed as a “steam punk” tie, but it’s really just an awesome tie for anyone to wear, steam punk or not.

Cheshire Cat Brass Cuff

It’s way more fun to be mad than to be sane, anyway.

Lord of the Rings Shot Glasses

You can include this with a bottle of your sweetheart’s favorite liquor.

Handmade Crow Quill

The bead is customizable as are the tips!

(Don’t forget the ink)

Literary Paraphernalia: Literary Tights

I’m not a girly-girl, but I am a book girl, and when I stumbled upon these literary tights, I got really excited. Tights are great to wear under dresses during cool weather, and what could make tights better than poetry and book quotes and pictures from our favorite stories? Nothing, that’s what. These tights are absolutely fabulous and perfect.

Alice in Wonderland Tights

One must be well dressed for a beheading.

Jane Austen Quotes Tights

“Those are awesome tights.” – Mr. Darcy. He might not have actually said that in the book.

Emily Dickinson Poem Tights – I Gave Myself to Him

This poem will have to be rewritten as “he gave himself to me” after he sees these tights.

Where the Wild Things Are Tights

For the bad girl in you that gets sent to bed with no dinner.

Romeo and Juliet Tights

That which we call a nylon by any other name would be as sweet.

I Loved You by Alexander Pushkin

It’s not everyday you see famous Russian poetry on tights.

Winnie The Pooh Tights

No one will mistake you for a little black rain cloud with these bright and vibrant tights.

Harry Potter Dobby Tights

It’s not a sock, but it’s close.

The Naming of Cats by T.S. Eliot Tights

The Naming of Cats is an awesome T.S. Eliot poem that doesn’t get enough attention.

Emily Dickinson – Hope is a Thing with Feathers Tights

Another of my favorite poems. Sorest is the storm that would keep one away from these tights!

And, if you like what you see but want a different quote or poem, ColineDesign does custom orders!

Literary Paraphernalia: DIY Book Totes

Sometimes I have more books to carry than I have bags to carry them in. It’s a sad but true story. That’s what inspired this post of DIY totes. And, for those that can’t sew, I also have some cool DIY sew-free totes.

So, if you’re like me and need some extra totes to cart around your abundant book collection, look no further.

10 Minute T-Shirt Bag (No-Sew)

This could also be called a “Where’s Waldo” style t-shirt tote.

Easy Drawstring Tote

These are not only easy, but adorable.

The 20 Minute Tote

This is a great starter project if you’re just learning how to sew.

Fold-Up Tote

For those unexpected book-buying ventures. Just fold it up and stick it in your bag and you’re all ready to bring back an extra bag of books.

Grey and Yellow Tote

This super-sturdy tote takes more time, effort, and skill, but it’s so worth it.

Literary Paraphernalia: Grammar Gear, Part 2

For all you grammar gods and goddesses, we have more grammar gear for you to take a look at from Etsy.Com. Why so much grammar? Why not! We love grammar, we study grammar, and we use grammar every day. We might as well celebrate grammar as well.

Grammar Owl Shirt

I would love to train an owl to judge my grammar. That would literally be the most adorable owl ever. And I’m not misusing literally.

Word Nerd Necklace

Say it loud and say it proud with a cute little pendant.

You’re Perfect Mug

Well, with the grammar correction you’re now perfect, that is.

Quote Earrings

Now everything you say will have proper quotation marks.

Literary Paraphernalia: Grammar Gear, Part 1

Are you into grammar? Like, really, really into grammar? Does the misuse of they’re, their, there, your, you’re, it, it’s, who, whom, etc. really, really bother you? Are you an avid defender of the Oxford comma? Well, we have some awesome gear for you this week.

Sexy Grammar Tote

Dang right it is.

*You’re Bracelet

You’re absolutely going to love this bracelet.

Grammar Police Shirt

Put the pencil down and step away from the bad grammar, ma’am.

Noun and Verb Earrings

You’ll have a rudimentary sentence dangling from your ears!

Literary Paraphernalia: Cool Bags from Jumping Jackalope’s Etsy Shop

A few months ago, we featured a really cool Shakespeare bag from Jumping Jackalope’s Etsy shop. I loved it, so I bought it and have been using it as my school bag for the past quarter. From personal experience I can say that this bag is strong, durable, and pretty cute. And the cool thing about Jumping Jackalope’s shop is that she has tons of literature-themed bags. If you’re ever looking for a strong, durable, and literary bag, you can’t go wrong with one of these. I should also mention that the bag is available in eight different colors, even though the pictures with the embroidered designs are featured on the putty color.

You can also customize the colors of thread used within your design. I have a white Hamlet Skull on the Smoke bag and it’s awesome looking.

Edgar Allen Poe Raven Bag

Yes, that is a Raven made up of the text of “The Raven.”

Once Upon a Time Bag

Start your own fairy tale off with your own fairy tale bag.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Bag

This would look great on a green bag, much like the green light Gatsby kept gazing at across the water.

Literary Paraphernalia: A Book Lover’s Holiday Wishlist

If you have a loved one who’s an avid reader or writer and have been searching for that perfect, last-minute gift for the holidays, you might want to check out some of the bookish items we’ve listed below. Or, you know, if you just want to treat yourself a little bit. You deserve it.

Around this time of year, people ask what’s on my wishlist. And let’s face it, sometimes holiday shopping involves a little “One for her, and one for me.” So I got to thinking about some gifts that any book lover could appreciate. We have vintage book clocks, scarves and clothes, mugs, and–behold–a personal library kit. Now when your friends borrow books you can give them a due date!

Personal Library Kit

Vintage Book Clocks

Vintage Book Dictionary Heart Pins

Novel Teas

Literary Paraphernalia: 13 Affordable Pencil Themed Stocking Stuffers

Holidays can be expensive. We get that. Most of us here at The Poetics Project are broke college students. With that in mind, we put together a great list of inexpensive (less than $20) pencil-themed stocking stuffers for the writer in your life.

Twig Pencils

If your writer is also a nature lover, these woody wood pencils would make a great little gift.

Writing Pendant

Not only is it true, it’s a cute necklace for a writer to find in their stocking.

Harry Potter Inspired Pencils

Accio pencil!

Wooden Hippo Pencil Holder

For the writer who likes a little whimsy, or, you know, hippos.