The Book Merch You Need If You Love Female Writers

By Kerri Jarema

I'm no stranger to literary merchandise — just a quick look through my wardrobe and accessories will reveal at least a few book quote t-shirts, a couple of bookish enamel pins, and at least one piece of literary jewelry. I'm almost as much of a sucker for bookish swag as I am for a brand new hardcover. But one tier of lit-merch I recently discovered that I have woefully overlooked is author-based products.

I might have bookmarks that feature quotes from Austen's books, but I don't have a t-shirt emblazoned with her name. I definitely have a The Bell Jar necklace, but I don't have a Sylvia Plath enamel pin. The 13 items of authorial merch on this list are about to change all that. If you're looking to add some more author love to your wardrobe and accessories, you're in luck. T-shirts, tote bags, pillows, candles — they're all here and they're paying homage to all the writers you love the most:

A College-Style T-Shirt That Reps The School of Austen

A Tote Bag That Proves Classic Authors Can Be Punk AF

A Virginia Woolf T-Shirt That Will Help You Face The Day

A Sylvia Plath Enamel Pin Set That Will Add Some Angst To Your Denim Jacket

A Bronte Sisters Cushion That Was Just Made For A Reading Chair

A T-Shirt That Embodies The Ultimate Literary Squad Goals

A Quote Necklace That Celebrates Maya Angelou's Lasting Legacy

A Calligraphy Mug That Shouts Out Chimanda Ngozi Adichie, Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood & More

A Cherry Blossom & Ivy Candle That Pays Homage To The 'Little Women' Author

A Minimalist Print That Will Look Great In Any Room

A Dickinson Journal Made For Deep Introspection

A Mary Shelley Tote Bag That Will Add Fearlessness To Any Ensemble

A Perfect Pouch For Fans Of Modern Luminaries Like Zadie Smith & Jhumpa Lahiri