A Novel Navigation Literary Giveaway
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Sometimes simple concepts make the best designs. Such is the case with the gifts in the Novel Navigation Literary Giveaway. This bookish bundle looks at books and authors through the lens of location.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
– Saint Augustine
But, for the days you can’t literally hop on a train or a plane to some foreign land, you can remind yourself through books (and bookish things) of other places and other times.
Great for literary buffs, teachers, or students, you can peruse a literary map to find where your favourite author lived and keep track of the significant locations and events of your favourite novel while you’re taking notes or drinking tea.
What is Included in the Giveaway?
One lucky winner will receive:
- 1 USA Literary Map from The Literary Gift Company
- 1 Frankenstein Literary Transport Journal from Wild & Wolf
- 1 Frankenstein Literary Transport Mug from Wild & Wolf
How to Enter the Novel Navigation Literary Giveaway:
Note: The giveaway will be going on through December 13th.
Literary Transport Mugs & Notebooks » Wild & Wolf
“A tribute to the classic books which transform our lives and transport our imaginations far beyond our own world. Board a bus with a good book and be carried away, rumbling along, to a desert island, the moon or beyond. Books much like buses are there for us all.”
I love Wild & Wolf‘s concept for these mugs and notebooks. Like a well designed series of books, their simple design and great colour choices make me want to get the whole lot of them (the mugs in particular!). And, it’s interesting to consider entering a novel on a bus — what would the stops be? According to Wild & Wolf, it’s not just the physical locations; sometimes there’s an event or an item that provokes an event — like “The Letter” in Pride and Prejudice or “Mother’s Locket” in Frankenstein.
Be sure to check out the entire collection and see if your favourite novel made their list.
Follow Wild & Wolf:
- Wild & Wolf website
- Literary Transport collection
- Twitter: @wildandwolf
- Facebook: Wild & Wolf
Literary Maps » The Literary Gift Company
Another good concept that executes a simple idea with great results: a map that not only geographically locates authors, but actually creates the map through the hand-lettered author names. Brilliant. Exclusive to The Literary Gift Company, their literary map series includes maps for the USA; Britain and Northern Ireland; Ireland; and Wales; as well as one for children’s literature in Britain.
USA Literary Map: Original hand-lettered poster featuring 226 geographically connected authors. Designed by Geoff Sawers and Bridget Hannigan. Unframed. Printed on 160 gsm recycled card. 82 x 57.5cm.
Follow the Literary Gift Company:
- The Literary Gift Company website
- USA Literary Map
- Twitter: @literarygifts
- Facebook: The Literary Gift Company
Why have I not come across this until now?
Would Montgemory be on there? I already found Anderson.
I think because L.M. Montgomery is Canadian, she wasn’t included, as this is a USA map.
Even though I knew where to look (Texas/Mexico border) I checked that map for Cormac McCarthy. What a cool map!
Wolf and Wild needs to make a mug for Anna Karenina.
well i’ve got transport on my mind. so i’d look for jack kerouac. and i’d like to see an ‘on the road’ mug.
I’d love to see Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River on the map! What a cool idea. I love the map!
I’d also love to see Erskine Caldwell on there steaming up the south. And Flannery O’Conner.
I was trying to remember Erskine Caldwell the other day and all I could think was — he had a really cool name…now, what was it? I still need to check him out.
And I love that Marilyn Robinson is included. She (very quietly) rocks.
You find the neatest things!