Between The Lines

I write a fair bit about books on here, but sometimes I think it’s cool just to pick out gift ideas for readers. This isn’t the first nor will it be the last time I highlight literary-inspired ideas, so enjoy this latest crop of bookish finds.

Kobo Glow Covers

Kobo Glow Readers – $48 each @ Indigo
If whoever you’re buying for simply misses the actual feel of a book in their hand, look no further. These gorgeous eReader covers are made with traditional bookbinding techniques and not only look, but feel like those dusty old tomes. Available in a half-dozen varieties of original cover art, these are a spectacular accoutrement to the purchase of a fancy eReader (particularly because they also protect from dust, scratches, and everyday exposure to the elements. Swap them out by the season, or simply pick your giftee’s all-time favourite and watch ’em light up brighter than their Kobo Glow.

Reading Notes

Reading Notes – $16 for 3 @ Small Victories Shop
Whether for a serious student or an avid reader that loves to deconstruct their favourite tomes, this reading note system is pretty ingenious. If you want to take notes while reading a book, but don’t want to mark up the margins, simply attach this old-school library-style envelope to the inside of your book cover, and slip in one of the matching little notebooks to go with it. Whip out the book whenever a quote or turn of phrase strikes you, and always keep it tied to the book when you need to go back. Pretty, functional, and a great accompaniment for an early edition copy of a loved one’s most beloved title.

F1 2B or Not 2B Tote – $18 @ Flight 001
When I travel, I like to burrow into my reading pile, particularly when hitting a tropical location where there’s little to do but relax & unwind. This tarpaulin tote combines two great loves then – with a cheeky airline travel-inspired message from The Bard himself. Stash your eReader or your travel essentials and stay in touch with your literary side during whatever holiday you’ve got planned.


Paddywax Library Collection – $8 – $28
I’ve seen these famous author candles & diffusers pop up at a bunch of different gift stores and its taken an awful lot of willpower not to bring one home. Each product is wrapped in a book fabric casing and includes a quote from the scent’s source of inspiration – from channeling the holidays through a slightly festive Tangerine, Juniper & Clove scent for Charles Dickens to a classic English garden blend of Gardenia, Tuberose, and Jasmine for Jane Austen, there’s an apothecary-style gift just waiting for your best book buddy.


Litographs Tees – $34 each
There really is more than meets the eye with these literary tees. Avid readers will have already picked out that the above samples represent legendary works like The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, and Peter Pan…but look closer, and I mean way closer, and you’ll realize that subtle texture you see from afar is in fact words. What words you ask? Well the text of the represented book of course. And I mean nearly every last word is on there. You are essentially wearing a book. It may take a microscope to read it, but these tees (and the much more expansive collection of posters – with new releases every week and typically close to the entire printed book) give very new meaning to the idea of a picture being worth a thousand words. Actually, make that 100,000.

I’m really excited to let you all know that Litographs is actually giving away one of their literary tees to one of you folks. If you’re interested in winning, here’s how to do so:

1) Visit by April 20th and leave a comment below with the literary tee AND literary poster you’d most love to own (they can be the same one – but be forewarned, not all posters are available in tee format just yet).

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around April 21st to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Litographs is on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Earn 3 bonus entries by 1) Liking them on Facebook & leaving a comment with your favourite print from their collection, 2) Following them on Twitter and sending them a friendly hello Tweet, and 3) Following them on Pinterest and repinning at least one of their pins. Whichever bonus entries you choose to shoot for, be sure to leave a comment below that includes your FB username / Tweet / Repin etc. 

104 Responses to “Between The Lines”
  1. Debbie Bashford says:

    War of the Worlds poster, Moby Dick T-shirt

  2. Debbie Bashford says:

    I follow them on FB as Debbie Bashford, twitter @skeetersden and Pinterest Debbie Bashford (skeetersden)

  3. leah leitch says:

    Really cool!

  4. Annie Demill says:

    Mobey Dick which comes in the T-shirt and the poster.
    following on facebook and left a comment (Annie Demill)
    following on pinterest and pinned
    following on twitter and left a tweet Ann Demill ‏@anniebalanie 6m
    @litographs Awesome idea! Love the Moby Dick t-shirt and poster

  5. lisa bolduc says:

    sherlock holmes, it comes in both poster and tshirt

  6. I like the Walden or the Emma poster. The T shirt I like is the The Great Gatsby

  7. Julie Maillet says:

    I’d love the Moby Dick T-shirt and the Les Mis poster!

  8. kittypride says:

    I really like the Sherlock Holmes poster and tshirt :D

  9. cookie3 says:

    The Kama Sutra poster & the Moby Dick tee

  10. Linda says:

    I would love to wear the Moby Dick tee shirt and post the Sherlock Holmes poster

  11. I’d pick Sense & Sensibility for the poster, because it has a 20s/Art Deco vibe I like. And I’d choose Peter Pan for the t-shirt.

  12. Anne Derkat says:

    Tee of Alice in Wonderland and poster of The Little Princess

  13. Donnas says:

    The tee would be The Great Gatsby and the poster Walden

  14. Donnas says:

    Like on facebook and left a comment as Donna Lee.

  15. Donnas says:

    Follow on Twitter as @Dawnalees.

  16. Donnas says:

    Repinned as Dawnalees

  17. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I love these litographs tees!! Im a huge book fan so they are a great idea. It is hard to pick but I would chose the Importance of being Earnest tee and The Great Gatsby poster.

  18. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I liked litograph tees and left a comment.

  19. Myra says:


  20. Chantelle says:

    Alice in Wonderland T-Shirt and the Kama Sutra poster

  21. beewbedard says:

    alice in wonderland and Emma

  22. beewbedard says:

  23. Susan says:

    The poster I would like is the Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci ( and the literary tee I’d choose would be The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (

  24. Andrea Amy says:

    Sherlock holmes for the Tshirt and on the origins of species for the poster

  25. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    Hands down the Alice in Wonderland one! 🙂

  26. Leah says:

    I like The Great Gatsby tshirt and Heart of Darkness poster. Such great books!!

  27. around the world in 80 days poster, and peter pan t!!

  28. Joan G says:

    The Little Princess poster and the Sherlock Holmes T-shirt.

  29. Jennifer R says:

    I like the Peter Pan Tee and the Wuthering Heights poster 🙂

  30. Emily C says:

    Great Gatsby shirt and White Fang poster

  31. Tegan says:

    I think Moby Dick Tee & the Emma Poster…

  32. holly messana says:

    Alice in wonderland t-shirt and the adventures of pinoccio poster

  33. holly messana says:

    i liked litographs on facebook and left them a comments

  34. holly messana says:

    following litographs on twitter and sent them a friendly tweet

  35. Donna L. says:

    Sherlock Holmes shirt and The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man poster

  36. Donna L. says:

    I liked them on Facebook and commented as Donna Lyn.

  37. Iris says:

    Moby Dick tshirt and Pride and Prejudice poster.

  38. Rose Holloway says:

    On the Origin of Species for the tee and The Art of War for the poster

  39. April Campbell says:

    moby dick t-shirt and leaves of grass poster

  40. I would choose the Moby Dick T-shirt and the Secret Garden poster.

  41. artisaninthewoods says:

    I commented on Facebook as Andrea Sabean and here is (one of) my pins:

  42. artisaninthewoods says:

    I would choose the Moby Dick T and the Secret Garden poster!

  43. Burcu says:

    Moby Dick tee and Journey to the Centre of the Earth poster

  44. KellyPC says:

    I’d love the Peter Pan tee-shirt & a Alices Adventures in Wonderland poster!

  45. I would love the Alice In Wonderland Tee and the Moby Dick Poster!

  46. I follow Litographs on Twitter and tweeted

  47. Moby Dick and Pride and Predjudice

  48. Julia says:

    T-shirt: Peter Pan
    Poster: The Great Gasby

  49. Amanda says:

    The literary tee & literary poster I’d most love to own is the Great Gatspy! I Love This ❤

  50. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I love the Les Mis poster, and Origin of the Species t-shirt.

  51. Kimberley M. says:

    I love The Metamorphosis poster and the On the Origin of Species t-shirt.

  52. Lisa says:

    Alice in Wonderland T-shirt and A Little Princess poster.

  53. Holly says:

    I love the Peter Pan tshirt and the Around the World in 80 Days poster. Also I liked them on fb.

  54. photomum says:

    The Arabian Nights t shirt,they are all so nice,its hard to choose.

  55. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d love to own the Emma poster and the Moby Dick tshirt

  56. Even though I don’t generally like posters, I am a huge Verne fan so definitely Around the World in 80 Days… And the upcoming tee Canterbury Tales would make my day. With an upcoming April bday, it would be perfect!

  57. Pinned my fave and I follow them on Pinterest. Their library pins are great!

  58. Dayna Wilson says:

    Oh my gosh, I love this… my favourite tee is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, my favourite poster… SO hard to choose…Jane Eyre, I think.

  59. Linda A says:

    I like the T Shirt- Moby Dick and poster-The Great Gatsby

  60. Kristen says:

    Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. For both the T shirt and poster. Love these!

  61. Lori Z says:

    I love the Peter Pan T-shirt & the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn poster.

  62. Jennifer C. says:

    I would love to own the Sherlock Holmes T-shirt & the Grimms’ Fairy Tales poster.

  63. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow Litographs on Twitter! I am: @PumpkinGirl78
    The link to my tweet is:

    (Bonus Entry).

  64. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow Litographs on Pinterest! I am:
    The link to my repin is:

    (Bonus Entry).

  65. intensev5 says:

    I like the Les Misérables poster and the Moby Dick tshirt

  66. Ali Grotkowski says:

    On the Origin of Species for the T-shirt (I already own an Alice In Wonderland one and it’s awesome!) and Pride and Prejudice as the poster

  67. Dayna Wilson says:

    liked and commented on fb (Dayna Corriveau Wilson)

  68. Sandra Martin says:

    I love Treasure Island

  69. Kaylee says:

    I’d love the Alice In Wonderland tee and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz poster.

  70. Lori says:

    Works of Edgar Allan Poe on poster
    Alice in Wonderland on Tee

  71. Pam Clark says:

    Wow! My daughter who is at University becoming an English Major (with a publishing minor) would so love these! Her favorite poster would have to be Canterbury Tales. She has taken at least two classes that included that book (really wish that one came as a tee). For a favorite tee it would have to be Moby Dick. To tell the truth she would absolutely love any of these, they are right up her alley, so I have to enter this for her.

  72. Alison K says:

    The literary tee AND literary poster you’d most love to own would be Moby Dick & A Little Princess respectively.

    Bonus entry:

    Thank you.

  73. Vanessa says:

    Would love the Great Gatsby Tshirt and the Secret Garden Poster. So awesome!

  74. Sean Pynaert says:

    the great gatsby for both

  75. Shirano says:

    All of the posters and T-shirts are beautiful. The Great Gatsby is one of my favourite books, so I would choose that as a T-shirt. I like the look of Newton’s Opticks poster (my husband and I are both in the sciences).

  76. Kiki says:

    I like the Newton’s Optics poster:
    And the Moby Dick t-shirt:

  77. Ria A. says:

    Top tee and poster picks:
    Tee – : Sherlock Holmes (in medium) :
    Poster – The Bible :
    Thanks, this is cool! 🙂

  78. Pamalot says:

    I like the Sherlock Holme’s tee
    and the the bible poster or around the world in 80 days poster.

  79. Pamalot says:


  80. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    the poster I’d choose would be Oliver Twist
    and the Tshirt would be Sherlock Holmes

  81. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I liked Litographs on Facebook and commented on their wall (twice), though it looks like it didn’t work properly either time, it’s not showing up. So I have sent them a message with my comment.

  82. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    following Litographs on twitter and tweeted.

  83. stacey h says:

    the poster: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
    the tee: Moby Dick

  84. stacey h says:

    follow on twitter & tweeted

  85. stacey h says:

    my pin

  86. Vicki says:

    I love this idea. Of the posters, it would be a hard decision between Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island, but Treasure Island would probably win because I have a thing for maps. And a t-shirt would be Peter Pan (which now that I think about it again I think involves my map thing…)

  87. Maggie says:

    So cool! I like the Adventures of Pinocchio poster and the Moby Dick poster.

  88. Maggie says:

    I liked them on FB and told them that I liked their Pinocchio print.

  89. Maggie says:

    Followed as theo44 and repinned.

  90. Belinda McNabb says:

    I like the On the Origin of Species tee and the walden poster

  91. Belinda McNabb says:

    follow on pinterest as prairiebelle44 and pinned

  92. Tracy Martin says:

    The 3 Musketeers – my favourite !

  93. angela mitchell says:

    I’d love The Secret Garden Poster and the Peter Pan t-shirt.

  94. aimee says:

    3 musketeers

  95. Heather A says:

    Sherlock Holmes, poster and t-shirt. These are great!

  96. Dee B says:

    Les Miserables poster and Great Gatsby tee.

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