Wednesday, February 24, 2010

BBEST Bookies

I’ll bet you didn’t know that the first week in March is Return a Borrowed Book Week.  As a recovering librarian, I’ve seen the stigma, pain, and disgust associated with book felony, and would like to extend a hand of support to any who suffer from this malady.  This is the chance to get right with your friends, relatives, teachers and libraries:  make atonement!  Return your delinquent materials during this time of amnesty – librarians will look the other way and no pejorative remarks will be made!

il_fullxfull.119043974[1]It’s also a good time to mention our BBEST bookies.  We’ve got a few authors in our midst.  One of them is our own Myfanwy Hart, who’ll autograph your copy of her how-to book on tools and felt making, entitled The Embellisher:  Let’s Get Started!  Although nearly unpronounceable (to Yanks, anyway), Myfwany’s name is popping up more and more frequently in craft circles, so you’d better order your first edition before she becomes too famous!

il_fullxfull.111302490[1]Liz Plummer prints wonderful covers for Moleskin pocket books.  I’ve found these little books essential when traveling – just stick one in purse or bookbag and write down all your good ideas. il_fullxfull.101070780[1]  

Long-time BBESTer Judy, aka Mr. Penquin, has wonderful foldable books that are  intriguing gifts for all ages.  il_fullxfull.66996949[1] At JN Originals, she also makes beautiful wool needle books for the stitchers in our lives. 

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Book Wraps makes folios and book covers.  Her delightful stitched journal covers make room for a pen or pencil in a little pocket in the back.

BBESTers also offer bookmarks, book plates, vintage books, pins using book illustrations and all kinds of wonderful things book-related.  You can see them all by searching BBEST books.

10 comments:

On a Whimsey said...

Lovely post and what a great selection! Now where did I leave that book?.......

circleinthesand said...

ahhhhhh, books are a favorite of mine for as far back as I can remember. I still remember the Christmas that I got a huge box full of Trixie Belden books - oh my goodness, I was in heaven. Thank you for a fun post with some wonderful creations from BBEST'ers!!

Mickey said...

Great post and who knew about return a borrowed book month???

jstinson said...

Enjoyed the blog. My guess is that the odds on these bookies, favors the buyer! Great finds.

Sixsisters said...

Wonderful blog Janine. Love all of the items by our
fabulously talented team.

ZudaGay said...

I had no idea that there was a week I could return my overdue books and not be charged...hummm, only I don't have any overdue for once. :) Wonderful post!!!

Julie G. said...

What a great collection of book styles. I LOVE books! Your article reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where they never returned "Tropic of Cancer". Very funny....the "book cop" was like a Dragnet cop.

Pam said...

Loved your post, Althea! Cleverly done, and the layout is really catchy! Great job!

Myfanwy said...

Very clever idea, Janine. Thanks for featuring my book too. I love that book wrap too!

Judy Nolan said...

Fun post! As a confirmed bookaholic, I really connected with this post. Thanks for including a few of my items.