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Literary Inspirations: 10 Favourite Etsy Stores

Literary Inspirations: My 10 Favourite Etsy Stores

I love the concept of small, often home based, crafters and businesses finding a global market for their products. Etsy Marketplace lets them do just that. If only I had crafting skills, of any kind, I’d definitely exploit the Etsy phenomenon. Instead I love to browse the site to see what’s available – and admire the sheer creativity of the store owners.

In my hours of window shopping I’ve come across so many literary inspired products that are drool worthy. Today I’m going to shine light on my 10 favourites by sharing them with you.


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Steve Hansen Ceramics creates really unusual mugs, ice-buckets, casserole dishes etc. which feature literary heroes like Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. I love the grungy effect. Visit their store


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Scarfs and Apparel

I’ve come across loads of literary based clothing sites but many are over designed and unwearable. In direct contrast ThornfieldHall produce understated scarfs and t-shirts that feature quotes from various classic novels like Alice in Wonderland or Pride and Prejudice  and totally wearable. Visit their store


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Literary Jewellery

LikelyStory produce lovely charm bracelets that utilise mock typewriter keys to create phrases and have charms that relate to the theme. I’d love one (or more) of these. Visit their store 


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Graphic Prints Based On Great Literary Works

This store owner started creating graphics for his wife based on her favourite novels, she was so happy he expanded his endeavours and created Lit101. There are a wide range of prints inspired by many of the greatest classics. Visit his store 



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I can totally envisage these gorgeous prints on my office wall – printed on pages from vintage books and available in different sizes and colours. Visit their store 


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Patterns For Creating Your Own Book Sculptures

These would look gorgeous on any home office shelf and the fun part is that you are sold a pattern for the sculptures and you can then have fun creating one from any book you choose. Visit their store 


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Book Sculptures

BetinaWorks create a wide range of products using recycled materials but I particularly like the book sculptures. Each one is unique and if a book has to die better it’s made into something to treasure, than be sent to a land-fill. Visit their store   


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Book Handbags

I’d be proud to carry around one of these handbags. Hand-crafted from the spines of old books and lined with cool fabrics these handbags would be a real talking point every time you carried them.  Visit their store


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Recycled Book Pages into Graphics

I love the idea of using books that would only have been thrown away and turning them into desirable wall art. This site has some quirky items and loads of eye candy for any bookworm. Very reasonable prices too. Visit their store


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Books Shelves

I just love the creative hanging bookshelves – they look fantastic and are so practical. They also sell gorgeous Scandinavian minimalistic lamps.  Visit their store


I also recently wrote about gifts for readers and writers that feature loads of lovely items – check it out

If you are lucky enough to be more talented than me in the crafting department the following guides to selling and marketing on Etsy might interest you.

Literary Inspirations: My 10 Favourite Etsy StoresHow to Sell Your Crafts Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Sales on Etsy and Beyond

With over 400,000 sellers on Etsy, how can you make YOUR shop stand out and increase your sales? This is a key question for many crafters and artists who are selling online these days. Now here are all the answers and much more from author and Etsy seller Derrick Sutton. Based on his self-published guide, and drawn from his practical experience, you will learn how to boost your Etsy sales, attract more customers, and expand your online presence. See more…



Literary Inspirations: My 10 Favourite Etsy Stores

How to Make Money Using Etsy: A Guide to the Online Marketplace for Crafts and Handmade Products

The only resource of its kind, How to Make Money Using Etsy–written by Tim Adam who has successfully been selling his products all over the world through his Etsy shop since 2007–guides readers step-by-step through the many stages of selling online. How-to topics include:

  • Establish your Etsy shop
  • Effectively photograph your products
  • Post your products to optimize visibility and increase sales
  • Brand your business  See More…


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