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Bookish Gifts from the Bodleian Library in Oxford


Bookish greeting cards from the Bodleian Library in OxfordSome 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.

Bookish gift tag from the Bodleian Library in OxfordThey 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.

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