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Literary Halloween Costume Ideas

Going to a Halloween party this weekend? Here’s a roundup of costume ideas–literary, of course! Last year, LitDrift published a great list, including some clever ideas: Gulliver from Gulliver’s Travels: This one will evoke true fright, since we all know how terrifying it is to be tied down by hundreds of miniature Lilliputians. Use a simple outfit for the base: oxford shirt and slacks pushed up to reveal your socks. Then add the finishing touch by attaching a bunch of little army men to string and pinning them all over your body so that they are hanging down at all […]

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Books all over the house

“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.” ~ Horace Mann To help you on that front, here’s a roundup of ways to work books into your home decor–everywhere. As planters An acupuncturist (and apparent book lover) gives a step-by-step tutorial on transforming books into planters for succulents: As nightstands Galleycat spotlights this nightstand made out of books, on etsy: In the bathroom Yes, really. Design blog Apartment Therapy offers inspiration for combing these unlikely […]

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Literary Tees from Out-of-Print Clothing

We’ve talked about literary T-shirts on the blog before, but here’s another combination of bookishness and fashion—plus a dose of do-goodery. Out of Print Clothing has a twofold mission: 1. Provide awesome T-shirts based on iconic book covers. 2. Help those with little or no access to literature by donating books to Africa: one book per T-shirt sold. Says the company’s website: For each shirt we sell, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa. How we read is changing as we move further into the digital age. It’s unclear what the role […]