I’ve been noticeably out of the book and blogging community for awhile and now that I’m back, I’ve noticed some major differences between the book community back then and the book community now, which is to be expected.
The main difference I want to talk about today is bookish goodies like candles, bookmarks, mugs, pillows, etc being everywhere. For starters, I’ve noticed that there’s a HUGE increased trend for bookish goodies, especially on Instagram. Yes, I know there were some bookish goodies around a year or so ago, but not as much as the book community has today. Everyday I see a post featuring a certain mug, a certain candle, a certain sock, along with books. It’s an extremely smart way to advertise your products in my opinion. Most people love looking at tangible, visual things and photos are a great way to promote your product. After browsing some bookish goodies photos on Instagram, I’ve been tempted to buy several of them myself and have even bought one.
The goodies I’m personally interested in are the mugs. I would totally buy one if I didn’t have a bookish mug already. I’m also tempted to get some pillows – some designs I’ve seen are amazing – but I don’t need any pillows. I love how some people sell bookish socks and clothing, but my issue with buying clothing online is 1) You can’t touch and feel the quality of the clothing and 2) What if it doesn’t fit you? Returning things online is such a hassle. I was tempted to buy some bookish candles until I realized that I would most likely not even use them and only collect them for their fancy labels, which isn’t worth it. Lastly, I often lose pieces of paper so losing bookmarks is beyond common for me.
What I did buy was a beautifully designed Six of Crows phone case that I just couldn’t resist. I’m tempted to buy more, but do I need more? No.
How about you guys? Do you guys like this trend of bookish goodies and have you bought any? I want to know!