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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Stuff I Want

Hey y’all! Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish question idea that was originally created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, from way back in June 2010! Since January 2018, Top Ten Tuesday has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Thanks for taking it over! The idea is to make a list of ten books or bookish things on different topics each week. Check out her site for details on how to join and what the upcoming prompts are. ๐Ÿ˜Š You can also see all the posts from other bloggers linked on each weekly post on their main site.

This week’s prompt is for bookish merchandise you’d (I’d) like to own. Admittedly, I’m not really intersted in most of the stuff people seem to get for bookish merch, especially the little knick knacks and decor that come in a lot of book sub boxes. That would just be clutter to me and get tossed in the bin. But below are a few things I might actually be willing to make room for in my in-progress library.

These gorgeous honeycomb bookshelves

I’m absolutely WILD for these bookshelves, and have been building my entire library vision around them. Unfortunately (for MUCH more reason than my personal inconvenience), the creator lives in Ukraine and is dealing with much more pressing matters right now with the Russian invasion. The store is HexagonicaEtsy, and you can purchase donation items through Etsy to support the seller while they cannot run their business.

These fake books to cover up clutter

Remember how I mentioned I hate clutter? Well if you haven’t noticed, I *also* love books. So this is a little wooden thing with cut out books surrounding it that can nicely house cables and whatever other crap I need to have on or around my desk, but would really rather not look at. And now I can look at much nicer more stylish decor. ^.^

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More Than Words in a time of need

Hey y’all! Here’s my PSA on the best way to get some new reads on your shelf while you’re stuck inside, without spending a ton of money, and while also benefiting a non-profit for at-risk youth. I’ve mentioned them before, because I adore them so much.

More Than Words is a fantastic bookshop in the Boston area, run completely by teenagers. And I promise, it’s run very well! The organization gives these students real-life training, mentoring, plus a paying job in addition to so much more. Currently, the adult staff of MTW are driving around to deliver food to students who are struggling with meals due to COVID19: for example, those who are low income and depended on free school lunches.

They’re also currently running a social-distancing-approved skeleton crew of their online store, so you can still get new reads! A run down of all the benefits:

  • their online bookstore has tons and tons of used books in good condition
  • their prices are super low – a lot of titles are just $3.99!
  • at the time of writing they also have a deal for 20% off any purchase over $20, which basically means free books
  • their shipping is super fast despite all the current challenges: I ordered 3 days ago and already got my delivery! and for those in the US, shipping was free!
  • that noted, they also have international delivery, so anyone reading in another country can still take advantage
  • again, it 100% benefits these teens running the store, which they need even more than usual right now

Go check them out on their online bookstore or through their eBay store. You can also see a bit of what they have to offer from my Valentine’s day trip that left me very happy! ๐Ÿ˜ Or stay tuned for tomorrow when I can show you my latest bunch. ๐Ÿ˜Š