Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What's Cool at the Book Store

I think I know why my family has always been partial to flat, metal, bookends - price. It's what we used. It's what the library used. It's what professional offices used. I didn't know any better...

Now I do a double take whenever I see something unique and creative holding up a book. I pause to admire the beauty, the style, and the weight. They're so heavy! Yes, I am easily entertained.

Collecting book ends would be fun, though pricey. But they make a statement. What kind? I'm not sure. It depends. I was browsing through B&N's collection of book ends and found all sorts - shoes, people, animals, hands, toys, furniture, rocks. It was awesome.

What kind of book ends do you use? Here are few to spark your imagination...





Now, to celebrate my 300th post, I am giving away a set of unique book ends to one of my followers. Simply leave a comment on this post naming one of your favorite authors. I'll announce the winner next Tuesday, February 28th.  Good luck!

14 comments:

Laraine Eddington said...

My favorite bookends are beautiful colorful chunks of petrified wood from our ranch. A favorite author...Thomas Hardy!

Laura Marcella said...

The Book bookend is cool but I LOVE love love those zebra bookends!! I found awesome zebra bookends at an African store but they were a little too expensive. Some day I'll get them!

I have four Harry Potter bookends that my Nana and Poppop gave me for Christmas one year. One pair is of spellbooks and the sorting hat, and the other pair is Hermione reading a book with her wand out and Harry reading a book. They're really cool!

Happy 300th post, Michelle!! One of my favorite authors is Sharon Creech. :)

KarenG said...

Wow! I could so easily get into collecting bookends!

Al said...

I can see the appeal, but in truth we don't have any bookends.

ashley said...

I'm Obssessed with bookends too even though I have none lol and I love JK Rowling!

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Michelle .. I certainly could follow you here and start collecting them .. I had a scroll as a kid which opened out, a small bench bookcase for small books!! The rest of the time major shelving .. just needed the space ...

Love the BO -- OK ones .. oh and the Zebras ..

Cheers Hilary

Kim said...

I must get me some cute bookends!

And Wow! - 300 posts!! That's great.

As for my favorite authors, how to choose...

I like Carol Warburton and Richard Paul Evans. And oh-so many more.

Loree Huebner said...

Congrats on 300 posts!

Love the kitty book ends.

I have an antique set - Abe Lincoln and George Washington copper busts.

Shelley Sly said...

Yay, happy 300 post! I actually don't use book ends and don't have a space for them (I live in a small home) so don't worry about entering me in the contest. But the ones you posted pictures of are so cool!

Cat Lavoie said...

I love fun bookends! I have a set that says Read Books and another that is A and Z. And Harry Potter bookends for my collection of Harry Potter books!
Congrats on your 300th post! I don't really need bookends since I mostly read ebooks now but good luck to everyone who enters. You always have such fun giveaways!

Leslie Rose said...

300 posts - rock star. I think you've just gotten me into cool bookends. Author - JRR Tolkien

Claudia Del Balso said...

Oh, I like these bookends. BTW, Michelle, you've been tagged. Please visit my blog for details. I highlighted your blog. Have fun!

AmieSalmon said...

Woo on 300 posts! Amazing.

I love those pictures of bookends, the first one has to be my favourite. I just about collect anything and everything, and for some time have wanted to buy more bookends but the price usually stops me. Think it's my next investment.

Hope you're well.

Mark. K. aka - EvilDM said...

Really love the freshness of your blog. Though I'm going to be sure as to not allow my wife to see this, otherwise I can envisage a massive online shopping spree.

Found you on Claudia's tagged listing, so thought I would 'pop over' and have a look. So glad I did :)

For me, one of my favourite authors is the late David Gemmell, a British heroic fantasy writer who sadly passed away two years ago after suffering an infection post heart surgery. I was very fortunate to have met the man himself and had some correspondence with him. Such a sad loss at the age of fifty.