June 27, 2012

Beyond the Shelf - A new feature in town!

Oh nooo ... she can't seriously put a stop to the Beyond the Shelf feature!? Well, I hate to break the news to you, but this is exactly what I plan to do!

Before you break out in heaving sobs, I want to point out that I'm only sending the feature on a long vacation of which it will come back with tan lines and souvenirs this fall. And the summer replacement will not stray all that far from the grand theme either, merely putting a new spin to it. I will still take you into the world beyond the book shelves, but instead of websites and blogs that relate to books, I'm going to tempt you with features of various bookish Etsy shops.

Ahhh ... to shop!


Personally I'm a big fan of Etsy and all things handmade, and I often find myself browsing around on the site, which one fine day, not too long ago, gave me the idea to highlight shops that specialize in book inspired handmade goodies. So, basically, what I did was contact various shops that caught my attention and offered them a feature here at The Book Garden!

Needless to say, I received a whole lot of positive feedback regarding my idea. Now you might wonder, if this will be some kind of paid advertisement kind of thing. Good question! And the answer? I'm not getting paid to present the shops and all they've got to offer. Just thought I might add this, because I know many blogs will charge a fee for such features. Not to say I condemn that, it's fine if some bloggers look at this like a business, but I felt sharing the bookish love is reward enough for me.

Not gonna lie though, it might happen occasionally that a shop owner will offer a coupon code or maybe even sponsor a giveaway, but these things aren't mandatory to get a spot here on my blog.

So, I really hope you're as excited about this new Etsy feature as lil ol' me! See ya next week!

8 comments:

  1. I always find things I can't afford on Etsy or the things that are quite cheap but will cost a small fortune to post overseas!

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    1. That stinks! I really do wonder where some sellers get the idea for the postage they charge from. I've seen the cutest things and then when I check how much shipping costs I almost drop out of the chair.

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  2. I LOVE Etsy, so I am very much looking forward to your new feature. Can't wait to see what you are digging out, :).

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    1. Digging I do ... and I found lots of gorgeous little temptations that will make you drool, teehee!

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  3. Looking forward to this new feature! I recently discovered Etsy and I'm eager to find out more shops on there! Plus, I love hand-crafted book-ish things! Thanks for doing this, Birgit!

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    1. You're welcome! Just a lil' warning though - Etsy is sooo addicting!! So don't blame me if you end up broke by the end of the summer ...

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  4. Have to say I'm super excited about it! Even if mine isn't bookish. :)

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    1. Well, like I said, a cozy blanket goes wonderfully well with a good book! Ok, maybe not now when it's so sweltering hot. So let's pray for the next cold front!

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