Each year, as late summer approaches and the first hint of autumn drifts in on the wind, I think of one of my favorite quotes from You’ve Got Mail. “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” I haven’t gone school supply shopping for a new school year in over a decade, but something about the season still makes me want blank notebooks and fresh erasers and a cute new backpack. It’s the perfect time to show off your love of reading with bookish school supplies, from bags to binders and beyond. Check out these amazing items from Etsy to help you shout your love of reading from the rooftops.
What if you’re not headed back to the classroom this fall? Not to worry! Everyone could use a cute bag, new set of pencils, or perfect planner, whether you’re taking it to the office or using it at home. These bookish school supplies will help make anywhere you go feel like the perfect reading nook. Embrace that “back to school” state of mind, because lifelong learning is the bee’s knees.
Note: Prices are accurate as of the writing of this list, but are subject to change.
Bookish Backpacks and Bags
They call it a book bag for a reason, right? This book lover backpack has adorable books on the outside and can hold all your favorites inside. $42
This is the perfect drawstring bag to let everyone know you’d rather be reading. $22
If your favorite place in school is the library, then this Get Lit at the Library tote bag is for you. $20
Reading: because murder is wrong! Let everyone in the cafeteria know you’re not to be crossed with this lunchbox. $37
Bookish Notebooks and Folders
This seller finds damaged Nancy Drew books and fills them with blank pages to make the perfect Nancy Drew journals for aspiring sleuths. $30
This bookworm life journal is perfect for keeping track of your class assignments alongside your personal reading, with all kinds of pages perfectly designed for book lovers. $28+
Nothing says “don’t forget!” like a library card. This library card notepad is perfect for to-do lists, locker notes, and much more. $14
Bookish Pens and Pencils
If you must be writing instead of reading, you can at least do it in style with this book lover pencil set. $9
These Jane Austen pencils will keep your favorite Austen couple in your heart and hand. $12
Is this feather ballpoint pen the most functional? No. Will it make you feel like you’re writing a beloved classic novel? Absolutely. $15
Show off your favorite book with a bookish pencil pouch! The seller has a variety of designs featuring beloved books like Anne of Green Gables, The Wizard of Oz, and more. $29
Fun fact: The same things that come in handy for book annotating can be useful in class. This annotation set includes pens, highlighters, sticky tabs, book clips, and more. $22
We hope this list of bookish school supplies helped you find something special to make your life a little more readerly! You might also enjoy: