I’m only two books away from completing my goal of 50 books in 2013, and it’s only May. I’m totally patting myself on the back for that. This got me thinking about the local libraries that I visit. Almost each branch has a monthly book sale where you can buy used books for 50-cents or $1.00. Quite a bargain if you like books.
One of my favorite libraries, LA’s Central Library, is also home to the LAPL Library Store. That got me interested in looking at what other cities’ library stores offered to their patrons and passersby. There weren’t many stores, so I checked out Etsy.
Since my days don’t start without a cup of joe, I ran a search on book-themed coffee mugs. Here are five cool booknerd mugs I’ve found online:
This is a repeat gift item I’ve posted before – Reading is Sexy mugÂ – $14. I think it’s perfect for me and I may just pick it up the next time I’m at the Library. Coffee and books – what’s not to love?
(Buy Olympia is selling it for $12.)
In our country, we still have crazy people who think books should be banned… in schools. I remember when Harry Potter made it to the list and I thought, “Are you people crazy?” I found this Read Banned Books mug at the ALA store – $14.
But wait, there’s more. Here’s another Banned Books mug – $13 – that lists some of the titles. I found this off the Philosopher’s Guild website.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Jane Austen. One of my favorite books by Jane Austen is Pride and Prejudice. (Download a copy for your Kindle for FREE!) My favorite on-screen version is a tie between the 1940 movie starring Greer Garson and the A&EÂ miniseries starring *drool* Colin Firth. Etsy store owner Bohemia’s Looking Glass offers a “I’d Rather Be At Pemberly” coffee mug – $13.
This pretty much sums up my life. There are many variations of “Eat Sleep Read” but here’s one of my favorite iterations. Malaprop’s Bookstore in North Carolina sells this “Eat Sleep Read” mug – $14.
Which mug is your favorite? Do you have another book-related mug that I should add to this list?
Happy Friday! Grab your favorite bookworm a mug and enjoy the weekend!
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