ANOTHER DISCUSSION!! 💃💃💃
It feels like forever since I’ve written a discussion because I feel like all I’ve done is write discussions and be sick lately, but actually, I wrote a discussion the other day? Anywayyy, so today I want to talk about bookish merch, since the other day I talked about Book Boxes and now I’m in the mood.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments! Do you like bookish merch? Have you ever bought any?
So, I love bookish merch as much as the next person, but how necessary is it? I mean, is it just a waste of money? It’s a lot. Candles, pop funkos, posters, tote bags, clothes, stickers, stationery, phone cases, pillows, coffee mugs etc. So, why do we buy any of it? Do we buy any of it?
So, the pros of bookish merch, what are they?
Well, I mean #1 is that it’s kind of awesome. People are so creative that they can make candles that smell like a character?
Bookish merchandising looks awesome and there is soo much variety. You can buy it pretty much anywhere online and sometimes even in stores – and isn’t that just the coolest thing???
Also, they’re just a fun inside thing. People who don’t read probably won’t get it. Sort of like how the quote “Not all those who wander are lost” is a seriously popular hipster quote. But, in reality, it is also a line from a poem written by Tolkien.
Let’s face it, bookish merch is really fun and creative. It’s a really cool thing to have as a reminder of your favourite books and characters.
So, we’ve established that bookish merch is amazing but, is it worth the hype? I think last month we established that bookish boxes are not worth the hype, so what about bookish merch you can buy individually by your own choice? Is it still worth it? Let’s discuss!
So, first things first, The Big Kahuna. Shipping. I mean, obviously, I’m international, but shipping can be the name or break for whether I buy any bookish merch. Generally, for me, the shipping costs more than the actual product. Seriously, I never even bother going on Etsy because the shipping is just not worth it.
Also, maybe this should’ve been my main point but, not everyone actually likes merch? It’s cool and it always looks good but not everyone wants nock knacks on their shelves which is totally understandable.
This point is maybe just me but, it often looks too good to actually use. I mean, come on, the creator puts so much effort into the product and I love these characters so why would I ruin it by using it??? Though, I am actively trying to change this. I have a few bookish candles and I am really excited to use them!
By the looks of my Book box post, not everyone really likes bookish merch. I will say that I do like the idea of having a bookish candle, but not everyone can use candles because of their cats, so if you’re not big on shirts or totes or bookmarks then what is the point of it? Is it just a waste of money?