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“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”

Perhaps one of the most famous quotes on what it means to be an avid book lover, this humorous quote by Erasmus is the perfect way to show a love of all things literary. Great for yourself or a friend!


• Includes an 18" silver-plated chain with lobster clasp
• Pendant measures approximately 1" by 1" and is made from sustainable wood
• Design printed on photo matte paper at 600dpi with archival inks
• Pendant is sanded and shaped by hand, giving it a smooth finish
• Pendant is hand-glazed several times for protection and durability

Each necklace is handcrafted by me, and will vary slightly from the picture shown.

Please note that this pendant is water-resistant, but not waterproof, meaning it should not be submerged in water.


Need a chain that's longer or shorter, or want to order more of this item? Contact me and I'll be happy to help!

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This necklace comes in a unique gift box with ribbon, perfect as a gift for yourself or someone you care about.

If you're buying this as a gift and would like a gift note added to your order, please leave me a note at checkout with the inscription you would like to include, along with the address of the recipient.


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Funny Literary Necklace with Erasmus Book Lover Reading Quote "When I get a little money I buy books..." - Bookish Jewelry


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ink, paper, wood, metal, chain
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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