A lot of the bookish goods you can find on the internet are usually bright and colorful, bordering on whimsical with a cheerful “YAY BOOKS” vibe. Now, normally that is a sentiment I can buy into, but sometimes a book nerd wants something a little moody. A little dark. A bit more bleak, but still beautiful in a forlorn, creepy way. Something that says, hey, I’m dead on the inside, but I still love books about dark magic, betrayal, forbidden romance, and things that go bump in the night. In which case, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’ve been living for the dark academia aesthetic, if you love horror novels and monster heroes, if you own black lipstick and your wardrobe is all dark and dramatic colors, if you’ve got a dark, bookish heart…then you’re going to love these bookish goods featuring skeletons, dark colors, classic horror, and other slightly macabre elements! From stickers and pins to apparel to candles and brooding artwork to add a certain dark and dangerous aesthetic to your reading lair, we hope you’ll find something that makes your gothic-loving dark bookish heart happy. Because Halloween may be over, but these bookish goods for goths are always in season.
Book Loving Skeleton Sticker ($4): A little creepy, a little pretty, just perfect.
Do Not Disturb Bookmark ($6): Nothing says don’t touch my TBR stack like this skull!
Skull Book Sleeve ($21): You gotta protect the corners of your leather-bound grimoires while on the go!
Dracula Wrap ($44): If you must add some color to your wardrobe, make it a pop of blood red!
Nevermore Candle ($5+): Set the perfect creepy reading mood with this Edgar Allan Poe-inspired candle that smells like blackberries, sage, and mint. For extra ambiance, get the wood wick.
Vintage Skull Illustration ($5): For all your reading nook inspiration!
Dark Academia Book Marks ($7): For a hefty, no nonsense bookmark, grab this wooden bookmark displaying a shelf of dark academia books.
Gothic Literature Sticker Sheet ($5): Add some classic gothic literary flair to your journals and letters.
Books Are Magic Pin ($11): Is it just me or does this enamel pin look like it’s teeming with dark, bookish magic?
Horror Novels T-Shirt ($26): Showcase your love for some truly horrifying reads.
Crystal Grimoire Sticker ($3): For you witchy, bookish types.
Gideon the Ninth Enamel Pin ($10): The coolest pin for the coolest sword-wielding lesbian necromancer book!
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