The other day I posted about a facsimile of Jane Austen’s juvenilia, Volume the First, from the Bodleian. So just to show that our very own Library of Congress also has a hand in Jane Austen in the 21st century, I make note of these:
A Jane Austen coaster: the Victorianized portrait complete with the wedding ring (!):
Show your love for Jane Austen with this vintage style stone coaster! Measurement: approx. 4×4. Price: $10.95
And these Jane Austen scented gifts:
Get taken back into the nostalgic place of Jane Austen with your sense of smell and a pairing of favorite quotes. Jane Austen’s scents has notes of Gardenia, Tuberose & Jasmine. The quote displays: “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort” [Price varies with item]
A Jane Austen scarf:
Wrap up with a good book. Our Pride and Prejudice infinity scarf is hand printed on both sides with the text from classic novels. Hand cut, sewn and silkscreened (with non-toxic inks) in the U.S.A on 100% cotton. Inking variations are inherent to the hand-silkscreen process. 65″ circumference. Ours exclusively! Price: $49.95. Availability: Will be available for shipment January 6.
And the Pride and Prejudice t-shirt that everyone seems to already have [I love mine!]:
Time has not diminished the impact of and readers’ love for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Our v-neck, 100% cotton, distressed t-shirt celebrates Austen’s Victorian era literature. Slim fit. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Price: $27.95
They also have the P&P Peacock edition throw – it is however Sold Out –
Catch up on a little Jane Austen while you’re snuggled up in this gorgeous throw blanket. The blanket features a reproduction of the first few paragraphs of Pride and Prejudice, along with the elegant Hugh Thomson peacock cover edition art. The Pride and Prejudice Throw Blanket is an exquiste accessory for any book savant, and turns every nap into a cozy literary event! (Made in the U.S.A.). Measurements: 50″x60″; Material:74% recycled cotton, 24% acrylic, 2% other; Price: $75.00. Availability: SOLD OUT!
You will see that some of the above are either out of stock or on backorder – most of these items you can find elsewhere, but nice to get your Jane Austen fix at the same time as supporting your country’s Library…
Library of Congress main reading room [Wikipedia]
Further reading: the Library of Congress has a fabulous blog [one of many actually] – you can follow it here: http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/