Blog Hop: Bookish Collections

book blogger hopThis week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Do you collect things that are book related? Like bookmarks, nameplates, 1st editions…

I mostly just collect books!  I wouldn’t say I have any collections of bookish things, but I do have a handful of souvenirs that I bought because of their bookish connections…

P1030436I visited the Harry Potter Studio Tour earlier this year, and couldn’t resist buying a wand at what must be the coolest gift store ever (boxes of wands, piled everywhere!)  You can get pretty much any character you could possibly want, but I decided on Hermione’s, because it’s gorgeous but more importantly because–seriously, Hermione?  SO awesome.

P1030444When I visited Paris, I climbed Notre Dame’s towers mostly to see Quasimodo’s gargoyles (worth it!) and of course had to buy a gargoyle to take home too.

P1030442Kel of the Protector of the Small series collects lucky cats, which is really the only reason I have this one.  With Kel in mind, I once hunted all over San Francisco’s Chinatown to find one with some dignity to it.

P1030441On my 2012 trip to London I spent a lot of time rambling through Kensington Gardens and thinking of J. M. Barrie’s fairies, so naturally I had to buy a pair when I saw them in Covent Gardens.  Incidentally, The Little White Bird they’re standing in front of is the little-known prequel to Peter Pan–and I have a 1902 edition.  But perhaps I’ll save my collection of old books for another day…

Do you collect anything book or literary connected?  I’d love to hear about it!

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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4 Responses to Blog Hop: Bookish Collections

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I love your wand! I want one too! LOL You’ve got a nice little collection of stuff. I love that each item you have has a special meaning for you.

  2. When I went to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London I came home with a Hufflepuff mug and a stuffed toy of Hedwig 🙂

  3. Very nice.

    Thanks for sharing those photos.

    I don’t collect bookish things either.

    I hope you are having a good weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  4. dianem57 says:

    I have a bunch of books about Fred Astaire, whose movies & dancing I love, but no literary -related collections. The closest thing is my two blessed bookmarks from the Vatican, which, when combined with a few other religious themed bookmarks might make a collection. But it hasn’t been gathered consciously.

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