The Literary Shopaholic: It’s In The Bag

The Literary Shopaholic is a sporadic feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I highlight some of my favourite literary-themed items. From bookmarks to bookends, purses to prints and everything in between, I’ve selected a few things that will be at the very top of my shopping list this season!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a literary tote bag is a voracious reader’s best friend. Whether you’re navigating the floor at Book Expo America or attending a book signing, spending a day at the beach or packing for a weekend away, literary tote bags offer the perfect marriage between fashion and practicality, allowing you to proudly declare “I Am A Reader!” with a single accessory. From Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter, The Fault In Our Stars to The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, today I’ve compiled a a list of forty-five toteally awesome toes, including links to each individual bag and the artist responsible for creating it. So what are you waiting for? Get toting!

01) “There Is No Beauty Without Some Strangeness” by Chris Piascik
02) “Bright Books” by Maria Adelmann
03) “Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce” by Cat Coquillette

04) “Fear Doesn’t Shut You Down. It Wakes You Up.” by Karifree
05) “Books” by Lara Paulussen
06) “You Will Always Look Lovely” by Jillian Kaye

07) “Once Upon A Time” by Laila Reads
08) “You Are What You Read” by Bookworm Boutique
09) “Jane Eyre” by Jennifer Epstein

10) “Certified Book Addict” by Risa Rodil
11) “The Book Thief” by Aaliya M. Jaleel
12) “Books” by Matthew Justin Rupp

13) “The Great Gatsby” by Christian Jackson
14) “Middle Earth” by Cécile Pellerin
15) “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Emma J. Hardy

16) “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” by Becca Cahan
17) “Bofur At Your Service” by Hattie Hedgehog
18) “Romeo and Juliet” by Chris Chatterton

19) “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” by Live It Up
20) “Fight For Your Write” by Hello, Friday
21) “Nevermore” by Tamsin Lucie

22) “What Fools These Mortals Be” by Jamie Harrison
23) “Marauder’s Map” by Dorothy Timmer
24) “The Best Books Change Us” by Chelsea Herrick

25) “Share In An Adventure” by Taylor Rose
26) “Hagrid’s Home For Magical Creatures” by Anna-Maria Jung
27) “Okay? Okay.” by D-Fens

28) “Read More Books” by Bookworm Boutique
29) “Courage” by Rosianna
30) “I Open At The Close” by Aaron Sales

31) “700lbs Of Books Tomorrow!” by Chris Piascik
32) “The Boy Who Lived” by IA Apparel
33) “Hamlet” by Mike Laughead

34) “Bibliophile” by Bookworm Boutique
35) “A Room Without Books…” by Lotus Desinz
36) “I Read Banned Books” by Bookworm Boutique

37) “I Do Not Want People To Be Agreeable…” by Lindsay Burck Designs
38) “Please Do Not Annoy The Writer” by Creative Angel
39) “Reader, I Married Him” by After This Chapter

40) “I Like Big Books” by Marina PB
41) “Books Are Uniquely Portable Magic” by Synne Vestvik
42) “Drink Coffee. Read.” by Farsidian

43) “Reading: Side Effects May Vary” by Bookworm Boutique
44) “Live Love Laugh and Good Books” by WAMTEES
45) “Reading is Always In Fashion” by Bookworm Boutique

11 Responses

  1. Oh my gosh, I’m in love with these – what a diverse & beautiful collection! (I sort of want them all now, tbh.)

    I have a tote from the New York Public Library with the quote “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read”, and I pretty much carry it everywhere. Alas, it’s coming on four years old and looking a little worse for the wear, so I may need to replace it with one of these lovelies… 😉
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  2. These are really, really nice! I’m so tempted to buy one of them, but I need a new tote like I need a hole in the head. LMAO! Thanks for sharing!

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Hi! I’m Jen! I’m a thirty-something introvert who loves nothing more than the cozy comfort of home and snuggling my two rescue cats, Pepper and Pancakes. I also enjoy running, jigsaw puzzles, baking and everything Disney. Few things bring me more joy than helping a reader find the right book for them!