Hunting book sculptures

Yay, the artist behind the mysterious book sculptures that appeared in Edinburgh last year is back, and everyone has a chance to find (and keep) one of her gorgeous sculptures!

As this story in the Edinburgh Evening News relates, next week is Book Week Scotland, and each day next week, the Scottish Book Trust website will be revealing a clue to the location of a sculpture, hidden somewhere in Scotland. Once it’s found, the original sculpture will stay where it is, but the finder will get their own sculpture. Wait: does that mean they’ve actually made 10 new book sculptures?

Anyway, sounds like splendid fun to me: I’ll be keeping a beady eye on the Scottish Book Trust site for clues. I wonder if they’ll have a hashtag to go with it, so everyone can join in with the hunt, wherever they are? #bookhunt? #bookchase?

Draped in libraries – part two

And (almost) the last part of this epic series of library related items on Etsy…check back tomorrow for the Grand Finale – a single item, of epic expensiveness! Feel free to guess in the comments below about just how expensive the item I’m going to post will be! 😀

Dewey decimal charm bracelet

Library cats fabric

Scrabble tile necklace

Book letter

Wood chip earrings

Library card pouch
Library card catalogue drawers

Individual card catalogue drawer
What would Jane do? sign

Fabric storage basket

Oxford Library scented candle

Library books fabric
Library hair comb
Library book burp cloth

Vintage book bookmarks

Library mouse customised stamp
Library bag 

Draped in libraries – part one

Library items and imagery are popular for use as both adornments for the body, and the home. These final posts (so many I’ve had to split it into two) covers those types of items, and anything else that might come under the heading of “random libraryish stuff”.

Library locket
Keep calm and hit the library

Dewey decimal earrings

Library bracelet

Vintage library tie

Mr Darcy cuff bracelet

Dewey decimal necklace
Library purse

Dog collar

Book shelf borders

Library art tile
Library knob
Kindle case with image of London Library

Library bear pocket mirror
Book bag

Library glass tile necklace



Vinyl laptop sticker


Library words

Putting words about libraries and books onto posters is very popular, so there’s all sorts of options out there. These items are here because they have a quote or slogan about libraries or books printed on them. There’s one quote in particular that seems to be a favourite of poster makers: see if you can spot which one it is….

Library bird (ok, it’s a magnet, but hey…)




Digital printable

Hand-lettered quote


Linocut block print

Vinyl wall sticker

Letterpress print
Digital printable



Linocut print