One of the hardest parts of being a book lover is the lack of merchandise. Unless your favorite book gets picked up to be a movie or a TV show, your options are really limited and usually depend on participating in pre-order campaigns, going to events, or subscribing to YA book boxes.
Since we feel your pain, we decided to compile all the shops we could find that sell YA book merchandise – and there’s actually quite a few! So, we’re breaking up our finds by region – a sort of virtual road trip if you will. Most of the products are candles, with some bookmarks and art prints scattered in. But when you really love books, you’ll take what you can get, right?
First up on our virtual tour: the East Coast! Meander from New York all the way down to Florida and see what goodies you can find for your favorite YA books. Pretty much all of these shops will have things inspired by Harry Potter, Sarah Maas’s books, and Leigh Bardugo’s titles, so we’ll highlight some that are a bit harder to find.
New Jersey – Nerdie Nifties: As this shop describes its contents: “Nerdy Soy Candles, Dorky Bath Bombs, Geeky Natural Lip Balms, Housewares & more, all inspired by the world of fiction.” Need we say more?
North Carolina – Liberdestella: Bookmarks, jewelry, tote bags, candles, mugs, perfumes, and journals are available in this shop.We love the variety of objects and the variety of books that inspire them – Heartless, The Wrath and the Dawn (being discontinued!), The Star-Touched Queen, A Crown of Wishes, The Falconer, and so many others we’ve already mentioned in this post.
South Carolina – Written in Wax: This candle shop changes with the seasons. For summer, there’s a special focus on contemporary reads like The Unexpected Everything and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Georgia – Shouni: Though a small selection, this Society6 shop features quotes you can wear, use, or decorate your room with, including some for books like I’ll Give You the Sun, And I Darken, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and The Upside of Unrequited.
Florida – Nox to Lumos Candles: For a little something different, this candle shop has “chunk” candles – different colored chunks throughout the wax for their pop culture and bookish candles, including one for The Bone Witch.
Florida – Nerdy Grl Designs: One stop shopping for character and book inspired bookmarks, magnetic bookmarks, and stickers from tons of your favorite series.
So, did you find anything you like on this leg of the “road trip”? If not, don’t worry, we’ve got more to come! But tweet us @piquebeyond and let us know what books you want to see merchandise for – maybe we’ll make sure our next trip has something for you.