Friday, 12 March 2010

Lovely things for Book people

Wonder wandering around the beauty that is Liberty’s , ostensibly for a present for Mr Bookshelf’s mum, I got sidetracked by all the lovely things on offer for bookworms; eg me.

Over the week I often find such things, and with Mothers day coming up (not that you need an excuse) I thought I’d share some of them.

Love the smell of a new book? Well now YOU can smell like one too! Ok, so I’m not entirely sure about this one, or to be honest, what Paperback even smells like, but it’s certainly original.

Mum’s love flowers. Book lovers adore Shakespeare. So why not buy David Austin’s beautiful Shakespeare rose?

Nothing says I’m A Nice Person (honest) like a present that you don’t get to keep. Oxfam Unwrapped’s reading classes give the gift of literacy to impoverished adults around the world. You keep the warm fuzzy feeling.

For a lasting, (and serious brownie point giving) gift, you could adopt a book from the British Library. £150 gets you sole guardianship and a personalised bookplate with your dedication.

So it may have only been sunny for literally 2.5 hours but I (mum’s already got one) am already planning my summer reading from this IKEA lounger. It’s so comfy and ladywholunches that you can’t do anything BUT lay back and while away the day.

And if all else fails, National book tokens. Nuff said.


  1. Some wonderful ideas here, and of course I have always wanted to small of a paperback!

  2. oh the glories of Liberty's and reading...

  3. OMG! I love the sound of that scent! Gwen over at Chew and Digest has a Saturday meme for booklovers shopping, you should add this to it.

  4. I'm fascinated by that scent - I love the smell of new paperbacks. Lovely roses, too.

  5. I can't wait to go and check out the Demeter scent! What an adorable and eclectic list. It really does have something for every type of book lover. Super cute.