If you’re a book lover or an avid reader, chances are you’ve wished for a way to express your love for literature beyond just reading books. Luckily, there’s a whole world of bookish stores out there that specialize in literary merchandise. From t-shirts featuring iconic book quotes to cozy blankets inspired by beloved novels, these stores offer a range of unique and stylish products that allow you to proudly display your passion for books.
To help in your pursuit of bookish merch, I’ve compiled the ultimate list of bookish stores where you can find everything from literary-themed clothing and accessories to home decor items that will transform your space into a bibliophile’s paradise. So whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a fellow bookworm or want to treat yourself, get ready to explore the enchanting realm of literary merch!
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Best Bookish Stores for Book Lovers
So let’s get right into the best bookish stores for the best bookish goodies and literary accessories that can all be found online.
Novel Grounds is a unique store that carries bookish clothing and art, popular books, and of course, coffee. Their bookish coffee collection comes in a few different blends and can be part of a subscription package, so you never have to be without coffee for your reading sessions. They also have a brick-and-mortar shop in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Storiarts is a great bookish shop that sells beautiful literary accessories like writing gloves, bookish scarves, blankets, pins, gift boxes, and more. Plus, a portion of every purchase you make from Storiarts is donated to LitWorld, a global charity teaching children to read, write, and create.
Janzy Wax Co. sells bookish candles, as the name suggests. You can find candle collections for Middle Earth, Shades of Magic, Grisha, Wednesday, and more, plus holiday and fall collections to help get you in a seasonal mood for your reading sessions. They also have an Etsy Shop if you prefer to shop there.
Wicked Whimsy is a bookish shop that specializes in spooky and macabre items from your favorite books. With t-shirts, mugs, and art prints featuring dark academia, spooky, witchy, and ghosty designs, it’s perfect for those wanting the fall and Halloween vibe all year round.
The Seasonal Pages has all the best bookish accessories like tote bags, stickers, bookmarks, postcards, pins, keychains, magnets, and more that showcase the best of each season with a bookish flare.
Lit Love Book Box is a bookish subscription service that sends monthly book boxes filled with not only new books but also snacks and drinks, self-care items, home decor, and wearables.
Into tea more than coffee? Steeped in Lore is one of the popular bookish Etsy shops that specializes in tea. Find tea blends with inspiration from Middle Earth and other bookish fantasy lands. Perfect for a cozy night reading.
Romantasy Designs has a collection of minimal bookish essentials like prints, stickers, t-shirts, and mugs inspired by romance and fantasy tales. Shop their collection on their site or their Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Romantasydesigns
Jardanené sells, as they call it, geek chic items inspired by pop culture and books. Search their site for apparel and accessories from classic literature, romance, fantasy, and officially licensed items.
If you’re looking for a book sleeve for your latest read, you have to check out Book Chic Boutique. They have countless designs from Kawaii, princess, The Little Prince, holiday themes, and more. Check out their thousands of 5-star reviews to see more of their quality products.
The Dear Writer Co is another bookish shop on Etsy that sells exclusive officially licensed apparel from The Fourth Wing, SJM Collection, Carissa Broad, Bonds That Tie, and more, as well as general bookish apparel for all the book lovers in your life.
Looking for bookish merch like bookmarks, apparel, notebooks, and mugs? Willow & Quill might just be the place for you. But, in my opinion, the real gem is their Blind Date Books, where you purchase a book in a specific genre and are sent a random book. Perfect for those who can’t seem to decide on their next read. Plus, their price is extremely reasonable.
Caffeine and Curses sells bookish clothing inspired by popular writers like Sarah J Maas, Jane Austen, Tate James, and J Bree, as well as the Raven Cycle series, cottage-core, and fall/Halloween vibes.
Lovers of all things floral will adore Juniper Daisy Designs. Choose pressed flower bookmarks for a unique addition to your bookish collection.
You can’t have enough coffee to go with your book collection. Fable Grounds Coffee is roasted in small batches with flavors inspired by your favorite books.
Choose from a huge selection of candles, including officially licensed Sarah J. Maas scents like Velaris, Terrasen, or Lunathion. Plus scents inspired by your favorite books or bookish vibes from dark academia, vintage books, and reading in bed.
Literary Lip Balms has a selection of lip balms, face oils, soaps, and lotion bars, all inspired by books. With labels like Mocha-Do About Nothing, Grapefruit of Wrath, and Pride and Peppermint, these will fill your bookish heart with warmth plus keep you nicely moisturized.
Bookish Wonder has possibly the widest range of items of all the bookish merch shops. With stationery, bookmarks, clothing, and accessories, you can find something for all of your bookish needs.
Find gorgeous mugs, apparel, bookmarks, and more at & She Reads. Inspired by mostly classic literature and art, you can find high-end gifts for the adult book lovers in your lives.
Fandom Sleeves sells, you guessed it, book sleeves. But that’s not all. They also sell bookmarks, bookish apparel, chapstick holders, mug rugs, tote bags, and more. Choose from a variety of patterns that best fit your bookish aesthetic.
Fiction Bath Co aims to transport you from one fictional world to the next, one pamper session at a time. Find candles, lotions, bubble baths, perfumes, and more with scents like Dark Academia, Practical Magic, Bella, Dead Poets Society, and Late Night Reading.
With a huge selection of bookish goodies like apparel, candles, drinkware, blankets, bookmarks, stationery, stickers, totes, and more. You can find collections with National Parks, Gilmore Girls, general bookish goods, love stories, and even Taylor Swift Eras tour.
The Bookish Box and Shop has essentially everything a book lover could need. From books and art prints to shirts and joggers and reading accessories and pizzles. Their main offering is their subscription boxes, the Bookish Box and the Darkly Box. Each month, you get a luxe edition of a beloved title and themed bookish items relating to the genre.
For readers with a need for clothing and accessories based on their favorite books, Blissfully Bookish should be your next stop. Choose from collections like Shadow and Crows, The Raven Cycle, Red, White, and Royal Blue, and many more.
This bookish store is actually an online indie bookshop. The shop features inclusive titles you can find at major chains (that you can order here to support a small business) and independent titles. They also feature a subscription service, so you never miss out on getting your next book fix.
The ideal bookshelf has all of your must-need bookish items like tote bags, mugs, prints, phone cases, gift wrap, pins, and more. Their signature designs feature, you guessed it, shelves or stacks of books. Choose from some of your favorite categories or genres for your design (like witch/wizard books, romance, middle grade, banned books, and plenty more.)
Illumicrate is a subscription box service for book lovers. The full monthly box features a newly released special edition hardback book picked by professional bookworms and 4-6 matching pieces of merchandise every month. You can also choose to get the book only or choose one of their romance or horror subscriptions to get your favorite genre each month.
Out of Print features a wide selection of bookish clothing for adults and kids alike. You can also grab some accessories like tote bags, pins, and pouches, and office supplies like bookmarks, mugs, and journals. You can shop by book title or author or just shop for general bookish designs.
For those who want a touch of New York, the New York Public Library has an online store featuring countless items, from purses and wallets to candles, desk caddies, and jewelry. The items feature designs unique to New York or the Public Library system like the NYPL logo, scented candles with themes of different locations or departments in the library, or just general bookish and gift shop items.
Bookishly is another bookish shop that has calendars, totes, candles, clothes, tote bags, and much more. But they also have themed subscription boxes for those who love a certain genre. Choose from tea and vintage books, modern classics and chocolate, or James Bond and Coffee, among others.
Lit Haven Boutique has a collection of totes, clothes, wooden bookmarks, stickers, and artwork. Most of their designs are general bookish-themed, but they also feature specific designs from some of your favorite books.
For even more bookish items, the Literary Gift Company features all your favorites, like totes, clothes, mugs, posters, and kitchenware. Designs feature book quotes, author images, bookish designs (like this literary map of the UK), and book illustrations.
The Literary Emporium features collections of bookish items like clothes, jewelry, keyrings, mugs, pins, and tote bags with designs from dystopian, gothic, greek mythology, and classics, as well as Alice in Wonderland, Jane Austen, and Shakespeare. My favorites are the enamel pins that feature classic titles in what look like the penguin classics cover.
The world of bookish stores is a treasure trove for literary enthusiasts seeking unique and whimsical merchandise to showcase their love for books. From cozy independent shops to online retailers, this article has provided a comprehensive list of bookish stores that cater to every reader’s taste and preference. Whether you’re looking for literary-inspired apparel like bookish shirts or scarves, artistic book-related accessories like bookish stickers, or even specialized bookish subscription boxes, these stores offer an abundance of options that will delight any bibliophile. So dive into this wonderful realm of bookish merchandise and let your passion for books shine through with these remarkable bookish shops.