Reading is a year-round activity for many of us. Still, it’s fun to curate the vibes, both with book selections and accessories. If I’ve read the calendar correctly, it’s about time to put down the dishy paperbacks and pick up the leather tomes. When you’re ready to pack away your beach towels and pool floaties, it’s time to bring out the accoutrements of fall. And if you’re in need of such treats, I’m here to help. The best thing about reading as the days shorten is how cozy you can make the experience with everything from a crewneck to a candle to a mug to a bookmark. It’s a season for layering, after all.
There is, of course, plenty of bookish swag geared toward Halloween and lovers of the Gothic. While that stuff is perhaps my very favorite, you may also be looking for items that are generally autumnal. Your decorative gourd season decor, if you will. So, I’ve chosen some items that quote great writers rhapsodizing about the change of season. Other goods evoke an autumnal palette with the warm hues of falling leaves and freshly picked pumpkins. And sure, a few have ghosts as well. Because I may be a basic fall-loving girlie who loves a wool hat and pumpkin spice latte, but I also love a whimsigoth moment.
This leaf sticker with a quote from Emily Brontë would look perfect on your laptop, your water bottle, your book cart, you name it. $4
The gothic font of this bookish crewneck makes it perfectly autumnal, if you ask me. And dare I say the embroidery is downright classy? $40
If you want to smell like an old ivy-covered library full of leather-bound books, this perfume oil might do the trick. The scent notes really sound amazing. $16
This patchwork bookmark is SO CUTE. I will never again draw a ghost with a zigzag bottom; loop-de-loops forever. $4
The little heart details of this delicate enamel pin make it extra precious. $10
I adore fall-scented candle season. How many books could you read in the 50-hour lifetime of this candle? $22
No autumnal bookish goods list would be complete without the immortal October quote by L.M. Montgomery. I love the little candy corn ghosts on this sweet mug. $19