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No worries about overdue fees or due dates. This library book is yours for keeps, that is ... unless it's a gift.

Inspired by the wonderful place, the library. One of my first "real" jobs when I turned 16 was working in the children's floor of the local branch.


The mini wooden library book measures about .75" x 1.25" x .5" and is painted black with silver accents and coated with a gloss finish for protection.

Before this it is sanded.

The handmade library pocket is stained with tea and paint washes and some occasional scrapes and to replicate the look of a vintage, well loved library book.

The book title designs are imaginary or are from out-of-print titles or those in the public domain. I designed these books (including this book in the listing) and printed the titles onto cloth. I then adhered them to the front cover and aged them a bit (purposely fraying edges, sanding, etc.) and soaking them in coffee and tea (orange pekoe is a favorite).

The library pocket has an unlaminated checkout card in it. You can write your own mini message on the back of it which is blank. Another laminated library card will be included just in case.

A silver metal pinback is strongly adhered to the back of the book with a piece of velvet ribbon covering it. When you're not wearing it or have it attached to your bag you can have it stand on your bookshelf or writing desk or library counter as a fun little accent. The library card and pocket are hidden on the back but can be shown to others as a fun surprise or you can put a secret message or favorite quote in the pocket.

A large vintage faceted crystal bead and a silver plated book locket with the words 'Once upon a time' on a red background, attached to the pin with jump ring and brass wire, are fun little accents.

The entire process is a lengthy one but worth it in the end I think. :)
For an additional $7 you can also have me design a personal message from you on the computer in a classic font and print on the actual library card front. It will be trimmed and laminated for protection. Let me know if you'd like this option and I'll add a reserved listing for you in the shop.

If you'd like a library book necklace as a keychain (and vice versa) instead let me know in the 'note to seller' section when you check out. There will be no extra charge. The keychain will be similar to this http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=27022272 but may vary a bit depending on what I have on hand. The style will be the same.

It'll come packaged in a printed 100% cotton gift bag (by el) and a decorative label. (see the last photo for a sample of the gift bag)

Fairy Tales ... handpainted mini wooden library book ...from the elloh public library ... one of a kind ... pin ... miniature collectible


  • Materials: paint, wood book form, pinback, velvet ribbon, wire, locket, vintage crystal bead, cloth bag, ink, gloss finish, paper, tea and coffee, caffeine
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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