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Etsomnia™ 208: Bluestockings’ Delight


“Custom baby book,” A.K.A. Baby’s First Dust Mites

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

Since one of the things I want to spend more time doing in 2019 is reading actual hard-copy books, I thought our first Etsomnia™ of the year should be dedicated to gifts for readers, creative book storage, and all manner of book paraphernalia.

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

Beautifully-executed book cover purse! By NovelCreations

$1,000 “Cool books for all you readers out there.” If you expect all that money, couldn’t you at least tidy up a bit?

Very cool idea for a costume, though I wouldn’t wear it around smokers. By JustIneDisguise

I thought this wasn’t a real book club because their books are the wrong way around, but then I saw the wine. Yep. It’s a book club.

I confess I thought this would be the one category that would be free of this garbage-covered pseudo-boho junk, but no. I was wrong.

I see what you did there! By MorganStreetDesign

I love the idea of these Art Deco bookends, but their poses are giving me a cramp.

Book-themed tights are a good idea in theory, but I’d avoid both yellow and Pooh. And those shoes.

Best bookmark ever! By Bagsofcharms

It’s rare that I find a doll that I like, much less one I love! By UneekDollDesigns (who have a shop full of fantastic author dolls!)

This 1.5″ x 2″ book pendant made me go squee! By Wordsremember

I doubt these derpy antique lions would hold up books, but if they fell over and broke, would that be such a tragedy?

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 208: Bluestockings’ Delight

  1. Cute ideas here. Love the little pendant book.


  2. Love this selection of finds you have! Thank you for including my book purse!

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  3. I’ve returned to “real” books too and love the experience. That also means I need bookmarks, something that I thought was a goner. Thanks for a couple new Etsy shops to visit and avoid! 😜

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  4. As a book lover, there were several items on this list I found myself coveting. The pendant is sweet but I especially love the Poe mug (I sent my husband the link as a hint!) and the literary dolls. Incidentally, I switch between actual and digital books all the time. I have not found that the convenience of ebooks has stalled my appreciation of turning actual paper pages. On my recent vacation, I read my actual book in just two days so was glad to have a whole load of ebooks on my Kindle to read.

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  5. I love the person that makes dolls. That looks like a compulsion; an amazing compulsion.

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  6. I am lusting a bit over the Gabriel Garcia Marquez doll on UNeek’s etsy.

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