This blog post was written by HOYFC staff member Kayleigh.
With Christmas fast approaching, we thought that we would bring back our Six Things posts. Over the next few weeks, we will share with you gift ideas from indie businesses that have caught our eye. First up - gifts for the books lovers in your life!
We love Philip Pullman here at HOYFC HQ, and this lovely quotation from the master storyteller himself printed on vintage dictionary paper would make a great addition to any library or reading nook.
I absolutely love this idea! A beautifully-wrapped but completely unknown book - all you get to chose is the genre. Who knows what literary gem you might discover?
Do you like to always have a book with you just in case you get a spare five minutes? Do you worry that your book might end up a little worse for wear in your bag? Well, Melvis Makes may well have come up with the perfect solution - the Book Buddy! Made in an array of gorgeous fabrics, there is something for everyone to chose from. This Alice in Wonderland print definitely has my vote!
Lovers of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern will love these cute paper stickers. While you may never get to wander through the tents and passageways of Le Cirque des Reves in reality, you can at least fuel your daydreams by adorning your notebook with these black, white and, of course, red beauties!
This pin is a total time-saver! No more interruptions, no more politely shooing people away before they ruin your book buzz completely, this pin does it all for you. The fact that it resembles an old school Penguin book only adds to its allure.
Whether you've been trawling through bookshops or visiting your local library, you are definitely going to need an awesome tote bag to carry your loot. Available in four different colours, this bag features our Books are Magic design and can be matched with the accompanying pin, patch or sticker. Why not check out our Book collection while you're there!
So there you have it - six amazing things that you can buy right now from indie businesses for book lovers. Believe me when I say that I am just scratching the surface. There are so many other bookish bits and bobs from talented small businesses out there for you to find.