Bookish Company Promotional Post: My Top 10 Favorite Apparel Designs from Literary Book Gifts

Hi guys! I’m super excited about this post because it is the first ever promotional post I am doing to spread the word about some amazing bookish products! A few weeks ago, Literary Book Gifts reached out to me to help promote their line of bookish clothes and bags that bring some of our most beloved classics to life. I am in love with so many of these designs that I am sharing with y’all my top 10 designs!

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Literary Book Gifts offers a variety of designs on t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and tote bags! Their vast collection is not limited to the designs I’m showing you here today. All shirts and hoodies are available for both men and women, and they come in a variety of colors and sizes. Tote bags only have one color and size per design.

I also have a special promo code that you could use to get 20% off every single one of your purchases! Isn’t that sweet? Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see both my blog’s exclusive promo code along with a link to Literary Book Gifts! Now here are my top 10 designs!

Disclaimer: I am not receiving any compensation, payment, or goods in exchange for creating this post. I am reviewing and sharing my top 10 designs to help spread the word about their products.

10. Jane Austen (Women’s T-Shirt)

Jane AustenI have to be honest: I’ve never read a Jane Austen book. I know, that’s pretty bad. But it’s on my bucket list, and I will get to one someday. Fans of Austen’s writings will love this design as it’s both cute and filled with inspirations from six of her novels, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Park. I don’t know the Easter eggs hidden on this shirt, but all I can say is that it is very neat and very well-designed.

Buy it here!

9. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Tote Bag)

The Wind in the WillowsThe Wind in the Willows was one of my favorite novels as a kid. I loved meeting with Mr. Toad, Mole, Badger, Ratty, and the rest of the characters. The green backdrop of this design makes you feel like you are in nature, and it’s so great to see Ratty reading a book underneath a tree on the front. This is a really nice bag that definitely brings back some nostalgia.

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8. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Tote Bag)

Treasure IslandI remember reading Treasure Island as a kid and having some of the wildest adventures on the seven seas! It may have been such a long time since I’ve read this tale, but this design really takes me back. I really love how the design in printed in gold, so it matches with the characters’ search for treasures and riches. It’s so intricate that it’s beautiful.

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7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (Women’s T-Shirt)

Wuthering HeightsHere’s a classic that I really want to read but I’ve never had the time to pick up. But I do know what kind of happens in the story, which is why I love this design. Catherine’s ghostly figure looks both eerie and mysterious, and the shirt does a marvelous job of capturing the essence of her as spiritual being.

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6. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (Tote Bag)

Peter PanOkay, I have to admit I’ve never read Peter Pan. And I’m not sure if I’ve even watched the movie, and if I have, it’s been when I was a very little kid. But this design truly captures the essence of Neverland. It’s charming, it’s mystical, and it’s magical. The color scheme meshes together very well, and the birds makes the story fly off from the page. I’d definitely get this tote if I had the chance.

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5. Ulysses by James Joyce (Men’s T-Shirt)

UlyssesI’ve never read Ulysses before, and I’m not sure if I ever will. It’s probably the most difficult novel to read, yet one of the most rewarding ones to finish. I’m not too familiar with the story at all, but I can say that I’m in love with this design so much. It’s so simple, yet it captures your attention. For those not acquainted with the story, it makes you stop and wonder what significance this bow has. I know I’m curious. This design may be very simple, but it’s beautiful at the same time.

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4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (Men’s T-Shirt)

Jane EyreJane Eyre is probably my favorite classic ever. I read it over the summer, and I enjoyed each and every page. The romance between Jane and Mr. Rochester is not only one of the most iconic love stories but also one of the best. To see this design with the two of them dancing together warms my heart so much. The resilience of their relationship truly comes to life on this shirt.

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3. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (Tote Bag)

Moby DickI have a very funny reason why I love this bag so much. One preppy clothing brand that is very popular here in the South is Vineyard Vines, and you can easily distinguish it by their whale trademark. (I don’t wear any of their clothes, though.) Upon first seeing this design, I just loved how it reminds me so much of Vineyard Vines, but it’s better! This whale is way better than their whale because this whale is Moby Dick! And it’s very cute, too. I would honestly get this bag if I could to show off Moby.

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2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Women’s T-Shirt)

Little WomenI haven’t read Little Women in such a long time, though I have watched a recent movie version of it. It’s such an amazing story, and from the moment I first saw this, I was geeking out a tiny bit. I just really, really love this design, and it’s so great to see all four of the March sisters on the front! The March’s is definitely one of the best fictional families ever, and it’s great that you can be with them–literally–wherever you go.

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1. Walden by Henry David Thoreau (Men’s T-Shirt)

Walden T-ShirtWhen I studied Transcendentalism in my AP English Language and Composition class last year, I began to fall in love with Henry David Thoreau and his writings. I was so intrigued by Transcendentalism and its focus on simplicity and nature that I was one of the few in my class who actually enjoyed this lesson. Although I haven’t read Walden (though I really want to), I have read On the Duty of Civil Disobedience. I think this design truly captures the essence of Walden–it possesses an old-timey feel as it depicts Thoreau’s log cabin and the surrounding nature. I’m just in love with this shirt. I might be biased since I’m a big fan of him.

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Don’t Miss My Exclusive Promo Code!

Thanks so much to Literary Book Gifts for providing me with this special promo code! This code will give you 20% off any and all purchases you make, and there’s no expiration date or minimum required purchase attached! All you need to do is enter it when you check out, and you are good to go!


If you want to check out these designs along with the rest of their collection, please click the link below to go to the Literary Book Gifts website! I found myself wanting to continually search and look through everything they have, and I’m certain that you will find yourself browsing a lot on there, too!

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Happy Reading!

What is your favorite design? Do you like bookish apparel and accessories?

+ J.M.J.

~ Kester

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Damaged Goods Blog Tour: Interview with Jennifer Bardsley

Hi guys! If you’re here on the Damaged Goods blog tour, welcome to my tour stop! What a great way to end the tour, huh? This series is actually one of my most anticipated reads of 2016! I can’t wait to start it! And today, I have the honor to interview the lovely Jennifer Bardsley, also known as the YA Gal! (*internally screaming insider because I’m so happy I got to interview her*). Let’s get on with the tour!




Title: DAMAGED GOODS (Blank Slate #2)

Author: Jennifer Bardsley

Pub. Date: January 17, 2017

Publisher: Month9Books

Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 300

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD


Blanca has everything she ever wanted, a hot boyfriend named Seth and the loving support of her foster father, Cal. She’s finally escaped the abusive control of her birth father, Barbelo Nemo, and her tortured childhood at Tabula Rasa School.

But the scars of Blanca’s Vestal upbringing run deep, especially when the FBI start asking questions. Blanca feels abandoned by Seth who is hunting for Lilith, Blanca’s only blood relative. The Defectos, a support group of Vestal-Rejects, offer Blanca comfort instead.

While the Vestal order crumbles, Chinese rivals called the Guardians rise to power and wrest control of important Tabula Rasa contacts. Now Blanca’s life is in peril once more, and this time, Blanca struggles to recognize friend from foe.



Title: GENESIS GIRL (Blank Slate #1)

Author: Jennifer Bardsley

Pub. Date: June 14, 2016

Publisher: Month9Books

Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 280

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon |  B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Books A Million | Google Play | IndieBound


Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been protected from the Internet. 

Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint makes her extremely valuable, and upon graduation, Blanca and those like her are sold to the highest bidders.

Blanca is purchased by Cal McNeal, who uses her to achieve personal gain. But the McNeals are soon horrified by just how obedient and non-defiant Blanca is. All those mind-numbing years locked away from society have made her mind almost impenetrable. 

By the time Blanca is ready to think for herself, she is trapped. Her only chance of escape is to go online. 


About Jennifer: jennifer-bardsley

Jennifer Bardsley writes the parenting column “I Brake for Moms” for the Sunday edition of The Everett Daily HeraldShe also blogs at Teaching My Baby to Read with the mission of sparking a national debate on the important roll parents play in education. Jennifer is a graduate of Stanford University and a member of SCBWI. She lives with her husband and two children in Edmonds, WA.

GENESIS GIRL will release in 2016 and is about an 18 year-old girl whose lack of a virtual footprint makes her so valuable that she is auctioned off to the highest bidder, the sequel  will come out in 2017. Jennifer is represented by Liza Fleissig of the Liza Royce Literary Agency LLC.

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Interview with Jennifer Bardsley:

Kester: In your own words, what is your Blank Slate series about?

Jennifer: The Blank Slate series is about a teenager named Blanca who grew up in a quasi-religious cult called the Vestals, where she was shielded from the Internet for eighteen years. Blanca grew up with no online profile or digital footprint. All the Vestals were blank slates, and since that is so rare, it made them valuable. In GENESIS GIRL Blanca’s digital purity gets auctioned off to the highest bidder. In DAMAGED GOODS, Blanca struggles to overcome the brainwashing of her past.

Kester: Why do you love writing? When did you first have a love for writing, and how was it formed?

Jennifer: I grew up keeping a diary. It’s really hard to commit to a diary, and I flaked out a whole bunch, but did manage to write a few times a month. Now I have diaries from when I was ten to fifteen that I treasure. If I was a teenager today though, I’d probably have an anonymous blog instead.

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