Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The library gift hodgepodge

So, this is all the things that I've found that either turned up after I'd written the post they would have fitted into, or just didn't fit into any sort of category easily!

I'll leave it up to you to decide where each item falls...
Library doors
The Library
Home Libraries

Novels
Library in a cube
Library lizard
Red Riding Hood and the Wolf on the way to the library
Slye Wolf in the Library
In the Library
Library
The Library Lady Had A Great Trip
Library Ladies
I like BIG BOOKS and I cannot lie
Library Boy
Book collection painted necklace
Paper globe


Deck the halls with...erm...pictures of books?


Yes, it's (almost*) the last of my library-gift themed blog posts, and it's time to look at the walls. Those bare, booooooring library walls. Surely the librarian in your life would like a bit of art on them to perk them up a bit?

How about the traditional approach, of some books? Painted, drawn, cut out, coloured in: there's books aplenty for those walls:

Shop (I'm a bit scared by the fact the desk and chairs seem to be levitating....)
Shop
Shop (this one features a traditional library favourite - the cat. It's also available with a dog)
Shop (I'm not sure if they're burning, or melting)
Shop (not the most restful of library images, that's for sure)
Shop

Shop

Hell, maybe you just want a photo of books, never mind all this arty-farty stuff:
Shop

Perhaps an image of an unusual mode of transport for bringing library books back would fit in with the decor nicely?
Shop
Or another library inhabitant?
Shop (this is the only type of bookworm I want to see in my library!)

Or how about an even more librarish image: the image of a library itself?
Shop

Although perhaps you prefer your libraries to look....spooky?
Shop

Quotes about books and reading often go down well too:

Shop
Shop
Shop (hey, what about the other librarians?)
Shop
Shop

Or maybe you'd like images where the librarian themselves feature?
Shop
Even if they're not in human form:
Shop
Shop
Shop (All librarians are angels. Fact.)

Perhaps a bit of humour would be appreciated?
Shop

Or, a linocut of a cosy, comfy looking sort of library to settle down in for a good read:
Shop

But, my vote for "the best thing to put on a library wall" is...an entire, miniature library. This one is on the theme of that traditional librarian favourite: cats.

Shop (subliminal message - BUY ME IT!)
* Still to come - a hodgepodge of random library-related stuff that I've found since the previous posts.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Love in the library is a quiet thing*

Cosy, secluded corners....casual browsing hands accidentally brushing against others while running over spines...eyes being drawn to each other over well-stocked shelving...the library appears to uncover hidden wells of desire in both its staff and its visitors.

Perhaps you met someone there, perhaps you just missed someone there...how do you tell people in the library of your true, inner feelings?

Do you get in touch with Missed Connections, and describe how you almost met your other half while browsing in the library?
Shop

But I fear that this is too open, too blatant. Perhaps you would prefer to communicate in the way you like to relax: with the written word?

Would you like to "check someone out"?

Shop

Once they know you like them, maybe you can "borrow" them?
Shop

This is going well! Now, you must tell them how you feel! Begin gently...
Shop

Are they truly the one for you? Are you ready to tell them that? Here you go then:
Shop

Or maybe you're more of a visual communicator? A few subtle page manipulations, and you too could "accidentally" leave an image like this in front of your intended....
Shop

Or line these up in their vicinity, to catch their when they look up from their latest read:
Shop


Of course, when all goes well, and you're scampering down the aisle, guests gleefully casting pages of books at your heels instead of petals, then you'll need a fitting topper for the wedding cake:
Shop


You never know, it might even be the librarian that catches your eye:
Shop
Or perhaps you'll catch theirs:
Shop


And remember...not even the books are immune to the power of a library to unlock the emotions....

Shop


*yet more stereotyping features in this post
Web Analytics