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12 Literary School Supplies for Book Lovers

Whether you're still in school or not, there's nothing like the advent of fall to make you itch for a stack of new notebooks and pens. Back-to-school season, with its ads for markdowns on backpacks and bargains on spiral-bound notebooks, may annually fill the hearts of children with dread, but for lovers of stationery and the smell of new paper, school shopping season is a yearly celebration.

Why settle for a plain spiral-bound notebook or ballpoint pen, however, when the Internet abounds with back-to-school supplies perfect for English majors and bookworms alike? Here are 12 must-have school supplies for literature lovers, whether in school or out:

  • Shakespeare Pencil Set
    The only downside of these poetic pencils is that the more you write, the more of the Bard's words you'll be forced to shave
    The only downside of these poetic pencils is that the more you write, the more of the Bard's words you'll be forced to shave off. (Via Etsy.)
  • Library Card Notebooks
    Libraries and notebooks, two of our  favorite things about school. (Via <a href="https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/80419576/lib
    Libraries and notebooks, two of our favorite things about school. (Via Etsy.)
  • Poe-ka Dots Pouch
    Store your pencils and erasers (or makeup, or action figures, or snacks) in this dotty Poe-themed pouch. (Via <a href="http:/
    Store your pencils and erasers (or makeup, or action figures, or snacks) in this dotty Poe-themed pouch. (Via Out of Print.)
  • 'Moby Dick' Tote
    Step 1: Acquire tote with entire text of <em>Moby Dick</em> on it. Step 2: Read your tote during every spare moment until fin
    Step 1: Acquire tote with entire text of Moby Dick on it. Step 2: Read your tote during every spare moment until finished. Step 3: Be very well-read. (Via Litographs.)
  • 'Use Your Words' Pencil Set
    Excellent advice for any current, or future, writer. (Via <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/96716239/use-your-words-3-thr
    Excellent advice for any current, or future, writer. (Via Etsy.)
  • 'I Like Big Words' Notebook
    Indulge your predilection for gargantuan words with this journal. (Via <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/94051598/gift-fo
    Indulge your predilection for gargantuan words with this journal. (Via Etsy.)
  • 'There Their They're' Art Print
    Whether it's taped in your locker, tacked to your dorm room wall, or hung in your apartment, don't forget your daily reminder
    Whether it's taped in your locker, tacked to your dorm room wall, or hung in your apartment, don't forget your daily reminder about the perils of homophones. (Via Etsy.)
  • Book Stack Tote Bag
    Forget tracking down a tote bag with one of your favorite authors or books emblazoned on it to carry around your current read
    Forget tracking down a tote bag with one of your favorite authors or books emblazoned on it to carry around your current reads or textbooks. Why not just get a custom tote that depicts all of your favorites in one stack? (Via Etsy.)
  • Dr. Seuss Planner
    It's a Dr. Seuss book! No, it's a daily planner! Wait, it's actually both -- a repurposed book containing all the original pa
    It's a Dr. Seuss book! No, it's a daily planner! Wait, it's actually both -- a repurposed book containing all the original pages, plus pages to plan your homework schedule or social calendar. (Via Etsy.)
  • 'Pride and Prejudice' Canvas Bag
     For when a tote just won't cut it, try a literary backpack! (Via <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/182429563/pride-and-p
    For when a tote just won't cut it, try a literary backpack! (Via Etsy.)
  • Seven-Year Punctuation Pen
    These long-lasting pens will keep you in the writing game for years -- and this adorable punctuation-themed design will remin
    These long-lasting pens will keep you in the writing game for years -- and this adorable punctuation-themed design will remind you to spice up your prose. (Via Seltzer.)
  • 'Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' Coffee Mug
    If you're old enough to stay up all night writing a paper (or old enough to be up at the crack of dawn to get ready for work)
    If you're old enough to stay up all night writing a paper (or old enough to be up at the crack of dawn to get ready for work), you're probably measuring out your life in coffee spoons. (Via Etsy.)
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