larking

vintage-inspired essentials for bookworms

Illinois, United States · 292 Sales

larking

vintage-inspired essentials for bookworms

Illinois, United States 292 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(79)
Shop owner

courtney

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Announcement   We're closed for remodeling - please check back for our grand reopening in September 2016!

Can't wait? Visit me on Instagram (http://instagram.com/larkingliterary) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shealwayslovedlarking) for coupon codes, sale details, and more shop information. Thanks for your business!

Announcement
Last updated on May 17, 2016

We're closed for remodeling - please check back for our grand reopening in September 2016!

Can't wait? Visit me on Instagram (http://instagram.com/larkingliterary) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shealwayslovedlarking) for coupon codes, sale details, and more shop information. Thanks for your business!

courtney

Contact shop owner

courtney

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(79)
stat1995

stat1995 on May 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Thank you so much for the special listing. :)

stat1995

stat1995 on Mar 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much! I loved the packaging too! :)

GMineau

GMineau on Mar 8, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Love this! Thank you !

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About

larking. - handcrafted, vintage-inspired essentials for the loveliest bookworms.

Welcome to larking! Here you'll find one-of-a-kind jewelry created from beautiful old books and handkerchiefs, literary-themed bags for toting all your library books, and hand-drawn historiated initials - also known as drop caps - perfect for framing in a home office or nursery.

I've been a loyal Etsian since the early days and helped to kickstart my mom's book-themed Etsy shop (you can find her at http://exlibrispurses.etsy.com) back in 2008. I created my own little business back in the fall of 2010 and have been here ever since!

Unlike other Etsy shops that sell items made from photocopies and scans of a few favorite pages of a book, I always repurpose the real thing in my products, so you're purchasing something that is genuine and one-of-a-kind (not to mention eco-friendly)! I also try to source all of my "raw goods" from other Etsians when I can - from the chain your necklace hangs from to the bag it comes packaged in. I love that I'm able to support small businesses like my own to create my products!

I will always be an English teacher at heart, so it makes me happy to spend time with my favorite books whenever I'm at my worktable. I love to see which books my customers get excited about: the Betsy-Tacy stories, Anne of Green Gables novels, and Little Women are some of the most-requested titles for custom necklaces.

When I'm not creating, I'm reading late into the night, working on my idea for a children's book, and taking care of my two darling daughters.

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  • Courtney - larking.

    Owner

    Mama bird. Book nerd. Teacher at heart.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 17, 2016
I really want you to be happy with your larking purchase! Thanks for reading through these important shop policies to find out more about your order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards as methods of payment.

If you live in Illinois, you shouldn't be surprised to learn that tax will be added to your purchase!
Shipping
PLEASE make sure that your Etsy address and email is correct! It's important to have your information current so I can contact you with any questions. If you'd like me to ship to a different address, please send me a note with the necessary details.

I use standard (first class) shipping and delivery confirmation service so we'll both know when it arrives at your door. If you're interested in expedited (priority or express) shipping, convo me before placing your order and we will work out the details.
Refunds and Exchanges
I wrap each item very carefully before shipping but sometimes damage occurs. Let me know and we'll figure out a way to make it right!

If something's wrong with your item, you may return the item(s) for a full refund if you contact me immediately and return the item within 7 days. Upon receipt of the package, I will send a refund to either PayPal or your credit card. Your return shipping and handling fees will not be refunded.

Please contact me prior to posting feedback so I can try to resolve the issue first! I want most of all for you to be thrilled with your experience purchasing an item from my shop.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are available on a limited basis (usually one or two per month) - if you don't see a custom listing in my shop, it means I'm busily creating someone else's order but I will be happy to work with you soon!