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Quote of the Day – The House with Chicken Legs

Quote of the Day

My house has chicken legs. Two or three times a year, without warning, it stands up in the middle of the night and walks away from where we’ve been living.

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

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Quote of the Day – Holes

Quote of the Day

He smiled. It was a family joke. Whenever anything went wrong, they always blamed Stanley’s no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather.

Holes by Louis Sachar

Merch of the Month

I have a habit of turning hobbies into side hustles, so it’s not surprising that many of the designs I create for BumbleBess.com features my hand lettering.

Kindred Spirit

October’s Merch of the Month pick is in honor of our favorite autumn-adoring heroine, Anne Shirley! This was the first product I added to the shop using this style of varied lettering. It’s a fun and free-spirited reminder to embrace the things that make us unique, because those are the traits that help us connect with others.

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Quote of the Day – Liar & Spy

Quote of the Day

My name is Gorges, which is pronounced just like “George” because the S is silent, but of course some kids call me “Jor-Jess” or “Gorgeous.” I don’t much care. There are worst things to be called that Gorgeous, even for a boy.

–Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Merch of the Month

My love for heroines of classic literature and the art of typography inspired me to open my own shop, BumbleBess.com. Through words and the occasional curlicue, I celebrate favorite heroines like Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Shirley, and Wendy Darling.

"Obstinate, Headstrong Girl" typographic design from BumbleBess.com

Obstinate, Headstrong Girl

This Merch of the Month pick is one I designed before I even knew I would be opening a shop. It was originally created as a gift for my Pride & Prejudice obsessed sister, who is as loyal-hearted, strong-willed, and free-spirited as Lizzie Bennett herself. For all the audacious ladies out there, this is for you.

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Quote of the Day – The Wizard of Oz

Quote of the Day

“While Dorothy was looking earnestly into the queer, painted face of the Scarecrow, she was surprised to see one of the eyes slowly wink at her. She thought she must have been mistaken, at first, for none of the scarecrows in Kansas ever wink; but presently the figure nodded its head to her in a friendly way.”

–The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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Quote of the Day – Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs

Quote of the Day

You took what you had and you took what you knew and what you felt and what you guessed and you mixed them all together, and remembered to look out the window and listen to the birds sing while you were doing it. Plus, it didn’t hurt to count your blessings while you were beating the batter. Louise thought this might be the recipe for the whole world.

–Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne

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Quote of the Day – The Petrified Flesh

Quote of the Day

“You make peace with one sister only to declare war on the other. It’s always like that with peace, isn’t it? Always to someone’s detriment, already sowing the seed for the next war.”

–The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke

Merch of the Month

My love for fantastic fiction and gorgeous graphics inspired me to open my own shop, BumbleBess.com. There, I blend all of my favorite things… literary allusions, typographic design, and plenty of good humor.

Read Voraciously, Live Vicariously

Read Voraciously, Live Vicariously

This Merch of the Month pick is one of my personal favorites. The quote “read voraciously, live vicariously” is something I coined myself, inspired by that unique sensation of getting wholly lost between the pages of a good book.

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