Category Archives: Gifts for Book Lovers

Paper & prose for the nose

smell.jpgHere’s one for the Gift List this season. It’s a scent from CB Experience called “In the Library”.

Here is the description of the fragrance, from the manufacturer’s site:

“English Novel taken from a Signed First Edition of one of my very favorite novels, Russian & Moroccan leather bindings, worn cloth and a hint of wood polish”

What’s really cool is that we all know exactly what they are talking about. If you’ve spent anytime in a used bookstore, you know that nice comforting aged paper smell they are referring to. I sure do wish there was a way to sample the goods over the internet.

Now, if they can just get the smell of a fresh batch of bluelines or color print proofs in a bottle… but maybe that’s just me.

(via Books, Inq.)

Tis the season

shelftreet.jpgBooks are always my first gift of choice for folks I know. It’s fun to try and match up your friends and family with books they might not have heard of, but you think “are right up their alley”. But this year, I keep getting sucked into “bookish” sites though… like Levenger and such.

That’s when I ran across the pic of the ‘Book Tree’ at Swiss Miss (it’s also featured on Crib Candy). Which all led me back to a post on the Book Covers blog featuring some of the hippest and coolest shelves around. It’s not quite “library porn”, but it’s fun to click through all the sites and check out the designs.