Top Ten Tuesday was started way back in June 2010 by The Broke and The Bookish because of a love of lists and books. In January 2018 it was taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl. Jana assigns each Tuesday a different topic for discussion, she has a scheduled lists of topics on her blog, which you will find here.
Okay, I know it’s now Wednesday, but I really do want to post this Top Ten List. So this week we’re having a slight delay of a day! This week’s topic is a freebie, meaning each participant can choose their own theme. I’ve decided on:
Top Ten UK Etsy Shops
I’m going to create a list of 10 of my favourite bookish shops that use Etsy and are based in the UK. I’m always jealous of all the amazing merch shops in the US & all over the World, but there are plenty of equally outstanding shops here on home soil. So here’s my top ten. I’ve chosen etsy specifically as I know some customers only feel comfortable purchasing from etsy instead of a business website.
(Brief note, the handle a.k.a @.. name of the shop will take you to their IG page and I will also link in their etsy shops.)
What kind of list would this be if I didn’t include my friend Jordan’s amazing candle company? Jordan creates bookish candles inspired by modern YA books & series’. Harry Potter, ADSOM, Red Rising, ACOTAR to name a few fandoms that are included amongst her collection. The labels are breath-taking and the scent is always perfect, her customer service is impeccable and the friendship is unquestionable. Jordan recently supplied the candles that were featured in the March fairyloot box. Here is a link to her etsy shop if you’d like to have a browse.
If you’ve ever scratched, ripped or damaged a book in any way BookBesties can come to your rescue like any professional superhero. A soft cushioned sleeve specifically made to keep your paperbacks and hardbacks safe, available in various sizes to fit all books. And not only are BookBesties practical they’re also ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! Lou creates a variety of sleeves in a magnitude of different fabrics, catering to different tastes, fandoms and obsessions. Here’s the link to her etsy shop.
Nutmeg and Arlo specialises in cute pins, prints, greeting cards and other things. Although not all are considered book related, they are all high quality beautiful items. My favourite is the All Was Well keyring. Nutmeg and Arlo are pro’s at making amazing keyrings. Here’s the link to their etsy shop.
If you’re ever in need of a Harry Potter chibi, Naomi is the person to call. She creates a variety of artwork based on different fandoms, majority being Harry Potter. Her stickers are glossy and hard wearing and her prints are available in different sizes. I am slightly obsessed with her HP and Fantastic Beasts drawings. Here’s the link to their etsy shop.
A fairly new etsy shop of gorgeous quote prints and bookmarks. Asma creates stunning prints of famous and not so well known quotes as well as bookmarks of your favourite character name or saying. I use your normal rectangular bookmarks in all my books, and they need to be hard wearing to withstand the constant wear and tear. Asma’s bookmarks are thick and sturdy, perfect for daily use in your favourite books. The link to her shop is here.
Have you ever loved a book so much you’d like to wear it around your neck? Well now you can! Fromnewleaf create miniature jewellery versions of your favourite books! They can be put on a keyring, be part of a charm bracelet or on a necklace. Here’s the link to their etsy shop.
Jen creates mugs to suit any and all bookworms. At Christmas I purchased a beautifully Xmas themed mug for myself and a Fuelled by Books, Tea & Magic mug for my friend. The mugs are durable, long lasting and pretty all at the same time. Jen also has variety of other merch available in her shop. Here’s a link to her etsy shop.
Literary Emporium is a treasure trove of literature inspired gifts for yourself or a friend. Rio has a huge variety of items from t-shirts and jumpers to pins and pencils. It’s definitely worth checking out her shop when you’re in search of a handy literature inspired item or two. Here’s a link to her etsy shop.
I recently received my very first plaque from Lightspeedcrafts and I’m impressed with the durability and overall standard of the product. They mostly sell hand painted signs inspired by favourite fandoms. I have the Marauders plaque and I can’t wait to take some photos of it. Here’s a link to the etsy shop.
Photo by @Lightspeedcrafts
Fable and Black are another wonderful shop selling all sorts of book inspired items. You can find all of your favourite quotes on totes, mugs, coasters, keyrings, prints and many other items. I am obsessed with any library quotes or sayings so this tote was perfect for my weekly library hauls. Have a look at their etsy shop here.
And that’s it, top ten completed. Let me know if you’d like another top ten of other bookish UK shops or an international/EU version. Don’t blame me for any spending due to this post!