Bookish Gifts from the Bodleian Library in Oxford
Some of the most well-received gifts I gave away for Christmas this year weren’t even gifts, per se, but greeting cards. I picked mine up from the Frye Art Museum in Seattle giftshop – when I saw them, I couldn’t resist, and will likely go back for more. They’re greeting cards (pictured at left) that look like books – books from the actual shelves of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, which first opened its doors to scholars in 1602. And they’re gorgeous. Everybody I gave one to loved them.
They also have giftwrap, notecards, gift tags (pictured at right) wallets, prints, and much more.
The Bodleian Library giftshop (online) makes me drool. But since I likely can’t get to Oxford any time soon, I’m glad art museums like the Frye are stocking these bookish treats as well. If you know a booklover (and if you don’t, you should endeavour to meet one ASAP), these are just the thing.