These Little Golden Books make video games extra cute

Because this is relevant to me — an illustrator from California has designed mock Little Golden Book covers based on video game properties. You can buy them as prints on Etsy.

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From left to right: Skyrim, Portal, and BioShock

“I recently have been really into the artwork of the classic Little Golden Books,” the creator wrote on his blog. “There’s something very charming about their simplicity, and yet they are some of the books that I remember most from my early childhood.

“As the sun sets on this current generation of video games, I’ve been thinking about some of the classic games that people will still (hopefully) point to years from now and hold them up as games that made a difference, and possibly, for some child out there, Portal or Skyrim will be a memory from their early childhood.”

There’s also some Zelda and Lord of the Rings art in his shop.

via CNET

A cute purse for lovers of Gone with the Wind, Little Women, and more

Antique Book wristlet purse

This fashionable Antique Book wristlet purse by “MeredithMyersDesigns” on Etsy comes in shades of black, brown, and gold and features images of books like Gone with the Wind and Little Women stacked on top of each other.

The 1/2″ wrist strap includes a hook closure to snap onto belt loops or larger bags if desired. The entire purse measures 4 1/2″ x 8″ and costs $30 (shipping is $5 within the United States or $0 with another item).

What’s great is that Meredith sells variations on this purse in her shop, too — so you can snag a bamboo purse or fanny pack of the Antique Book design, or even something entirely different. I love her Little Golden Books cosmetic bag ($15) and the Cats & Books wristlet purse ($30).

Fun trivia: Meredith calls herself a “Stand-up Librarian.” Awesome:

As the Stand-Up Librarian, my mission is to educate and entertain people about the importance of libraries. I believe all of us can be advocates for libraries whether we work in them or not. So in addition to my literary comedy performances, videos, and witty commentary on StandUpLibrarian.com, I am now promoting literacy in my DESIGNS!

Wrap up with Austin’s Persuasion, Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, or Bronte’s Jane Eyre

A Tale of Two Cities scarf

Etsy user “storiarts” wants to help you let others know about your fabulous taste in books by wrapping up with one.

Customers can choose from Jane Austin’s Persuasion, Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, or Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre for the text decorating these chic scarves, priced at $39.99 each.

The seller typically accepts custom orders every few weeks for $54.99 a pop. Check the official listing for updates. The scarves take 2-3 weeks to make.

These are perfect for crisp, fall days and would make excellent gifts for the holidays, too. What do you think?