Beautiful handmade items for book lovers, carefully crafted from old and unwanted books!
Hello! Yes, I really do live in Reading, UK. My life is just so full of puns. Bookity began as a way for me to recycle books that no one wanted – ones that suffered from unfortunate coffee stains on the pages or were just hopelessly out of date. I make sure that I never use books that are rare or valuable.
I use these books to create unique and beautiful gifts and decorations, ranging from paper garlands to book handbags. I love old combining illustrations, cheesy book covers, aged brown paper and beautiful fabrics.
I am always looking to innovate and to come up with new product ideas and designs. I do not want my shop to stand still, but to always offer new, fun and creative ideas to my customers.
By their very nature, most of my products are unique but I do find that certain designs and concepts are very popular, such as garlands for weddings, parties and celebrations, and book handbags for gifts.
I make my own packaging, reusing scrap cardboard and book pages to make my own envelopes and boxes, so that receiving and opening a Bookity item is part of the fun.
I am very open to collaborations and bespoke items. In the spirit of adventure and the creation of shiny things, custom orders are welcomed!
They’re unique and charming, and people love to own them: “… Bought as a gift but I’m loathe to part with it. And what lovely packaging!” Louise Annable’s garlands have even been featured in Elle Decoration!
Bookity never uses valuable or rare books. All items are made from damaged, unwanted or unsaleable books.
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