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Bookish Gift Guide 2023 | Part 1 | The Bookish Shop


If you have been a reader on here, you know in the past I have done Bookish Gift Guides before the holidays to help readers either find a gift for their bookish friend or family member, or add to their Wishlist. You will notice I am doing things a little different this year. This year, I have featuring shops, instead of fandoms.


I will post a little about each business, add my personal experience if I have one, and then my recommendations.


My first post is the Bookish Box & Shop. While I do not receive any compensation or goods from companies to do these gift guides, I am a Bookish Shop ambassador, which means if you click on my ambassador page and purchase something, I do get a small commission. This is something I have been a part of since they started the program earlier this year, and not a perk given to me for highlighting this business on my yearly gift guides.. I would have done it anyway, as I have for the last few years.

 

About Bookish Shop & Box: Bookish Shop is a woman-owned, small business with a deep passion rooted in books. They are located in Chandler, Arizona. They work with artists, authors and publishers, and have a large selection of book merch, apparell, and special editions of popular books. They also have a monthly book subscription box for both young adult and adults.


Personal Experience: I've been a subscriber of the monthly Bookish Box (Adult) for almost two years now. I love the monthly luxe books. They are always so beautiful, and I have found new authors that I love because of this box. The merch is a hit or miss in the boxes, as they are with all subscription boxes, because some of the items are not fandoms I follow. Sometimes its an item I am not interested in. The great thing is that the bookish community is a big one, and there is always someone who wants to buy these items you don't want.


They get a lot of backlash for shipping delays, and while it is frustrating, I also get it. I don't mind waiting. And they have taken a lot of steps to speed things up, by hiring two shipping companies to help them with the backlog.


As for their shop items, I am a big fan. I love their candles, their t-shirts, and the crowns. I never thought I would purchase crowns based on a fandom, but here I am. And their beautiful! Any items that I own below, I will tell you my thoughts of them.


Their customer service is top notch. I've contacted them a few times for different issues in the past and every single time I've received nothing but the best customer service from them.

 

Save 5% off your purchase by using the coupon code THERAMBLINGBOOKNERD


Sarah J Maas Merch

Throne of Glass, ACOTAR, Crescent City


I own this crown. It was actually my first ever bookish crown, and I got it in the SJM

Wanderlust box. I loved the quality of it, and it led to me purchasing more.

I also own this crown. After loving the quality of the ToG crown, I bought this

immediately upon release.

I received this in my SJM Wanderlust box, and I LOVE this hat! I wore it all the time

this summer.

I bought this teacup and saucer after receiving the Crescent City one in my

subscription box and loving it. I DON'T EVEN DRINK TEA!

I receiving this in one of my subscription monthly boxes and I love it!

I just had to complete my collection. I love this one too!



Jennifer L Armentrout Merch

From Blood and Ash

When they released this Book Beau (exclusive to The Bookish Shop), I immediately

bought it. The art is perfection (of course, it's Dominique Wesson), and Book Beau's

quality is top notch.

I own this blanket, and it is soooooo soft!

From Blood and Ash Inspired Bow Before Your Queen Tee | $29 - $33 US



Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti Merch

Zodiac Academy, Ruthless Boys

I got this cup in one of my monthly subscription boxes and it was my

FAVORITE cup. I used it all the time.


Rebecca Yarros Merch

Fourth Wing


Bookish Merch


Other Notable Finds:

Plated Prisoner by Raven Kennedy and Bonds That Tie by J Bree

While I don't have this print, one of my favorite bookish items is by Book Beau

Reading Pillow

 




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