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**Bookish Gifts** #FictionalDrinksCoasters #Review inc #DiscountCode #Giveaway #THE AMYGDALAB #Cocktails


Today I have a review for you all, nothing unusual in that I know, but today it’s a review for fiction themed drinks coasters, rather than books! I also so have a discount code you can use, and two sets of these coasters to giveaway (more about that later). Before I share my thoughts about the coasters here’s a bit about how the coasters came about.

**Please note I have not received payment for reviewing these drinks coasters, but I did receive a set in return for a honest and unbiased review**

Hi Everyone! I’m Copernicus the Lab Mouse, official spokes-mouse for THE AMYGDALAB! Copernicus, Lab Mouse and Official Spokesman for The Amygdalab Research Associates at our Literary Research Facility have been hard at work on a special project for book lovers and are now ready to share their results! After months of painstaking research, experimentation, and inquiry our intrepid Library Scientists have released a set of Fictional Bar Coasters, pulled straight from the pages of classic works of literature!

Kat and Vali, are founders of THE AMYGDALAB, an indie brand whose mission is to create unique fun intellectual products for book-lovers, history buffs, and science nerds. Vali is an indie author, cartoonist, and the creative force behind the brand.


My review

I genuinely love these drinks coasters, there quirky, functional, and very eye catching (I’m not sure the photos show how vibrant they actually are so I’ve included my own photos and Kat and Vali’s.

I was expecting to receive the coasters in a flimsy box and for the coasters to be made of card, so I was pleasantly surprised how sturdy the box they came in actually was. The coasters are ceramic with a cork base, and they are waterproof always a bonus when you are as clumsy as me. They can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth. As they are ceramic they seem pretty robust, they are also quite heavy which I wasn’t expecting.

Each of the four Fictional Bar Coasters, feature Alice in Wonderland, Moby Dick, The Odyssey, and Rikki Tikki Tavi.


I think they are really good value for the money, there well made,  robust and not at all cheap looking. Personally I think they would be the perfect present for a bookworm who likes something a little bit quirky. I should point the coasters are shipped from the USA but mine arrived within a week of ordering them. As an extra touch you get an ebook of mouthwatering cocktails which you can download. I haven’t had time to try them but I will certainly be trying some of the recipes over Christmas.


I like the fact THE AMYGDALAB is an indie brand and not a mass marketed company, it’s also an highly original idea and I love the story behind the coasters. I will definitely be keeping a look out for other products the trio come up with.

My thanks to Kat and Vali for my bar drink coasters in exchange for an honest and impartial review.

8BB4CCCE-1A20-4711-A206-D59B32A5CB07You can order set here…… Book bar drinks coasters . Don’t forget to use my 20% discount code LorraineR20



I have two sets of the fictional bar coasters to giveaway

**Please note this giveaway is open to UK residents only. I will notify the winner via email within 24 hours of  the giveaway ending. Good luck**

Giveaway ends midnight Sunday 24th November’s, winners will be notified within 48 hours of competition ending. The winner must be following my blog via twitter or my blog. Enter the giveaway here…..Fictional Bar Coasters 🥂🍺🍹🍸

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Perfect gift ideas for a bookworm #PartTwo


When I did my first post https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/10/22/perfect-gift-ideas-for-a-bookworm/I found so many gifts I wanted to share but the original post would have gone on and on and…..well you get the picture so hence the #PartTwo version, yet again I would be thrilled to receive any of these as presents (hint, hint Mr book review café 😂😂)

Personalised Gift Box


This touching gift gives you the opportunity to have your name printed in one of the classic novels:

Treasure Island
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Wuthering Heights
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wind in the Willows
Robin Hood
Romeo & Juliet
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Pride & Prejudice

Personalised gift box

Vintage Book, Tea And Stationery Subscription Gift


A special literary package on the doorstep every month: a surprise vintage paperback, some lovely stationery and delicious tea. Perfect!


Subscription vintage book gift

Classic Book Personalised Organiser Files


Get organised with beautiful personalised classic book lever arch ring binders or box files, hand crafted in England using traditional bookbinding techniques.

Our book style organiser files are the perfect solution for messy and cluttered studies and offices. Organise your filing all at once or over time with your own titles on a range if heritage book spine designs.

Personalised organiser files

‘Once Upon A Time’ Silver Story Book Necklace

Keep a bit of magic close to your heart with this delightful ‘Once Upon A Time’ Silver Story Book Necklace.

The magical handcrafted book is engraved with ‘Once upon a time’ on the front and ‘Happily ever after’ on the back. You shall go to the ball!

Suspended from a fine solid silver trace chain which is available in a variety of lengths.

The book can be personalised, add a personal touch by adding your very own favourite book onto the front and back cover. There’s room for a maximum of twenty five characters in total, and six to seven can fit per line. The lettering will be in block capitals is applied using a letter punch and then oxidised black.

Once upon a time book necklace

Hot Dudes Reading Wall Calender 2018


Good looks and good books, paired with flirtatious (and hilarious) captions from the original creators of the Instagram sensation. Get on board with this collection of hot dudes, who are guaranteed to make your year memorable.

Hot dudes reading calendar

Book rest lamp


Both a reading lamp and a book stand. This clever lamp even functions as a bookmark (without breaking the book’s spine!) You can either rest your book on it after reading, or choose a favourite book to stay on the lamp semi-permanently.

Book rest lamp

Wicked witch book mark


Ding dong the witch is… squashed inside your book! This fantastic bookmark features the feet of the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz. You will always know where you are in the book, just look for feet sticking out!

Measure 17.5 x 4.
Made from metal and plastic.

Wicked witch book mark

Libary stamp T-shirt


Show your love for libraries with this library stamp inspired t-shirt. We definitely give our stamp of approval.



Libary stamp T-shirt

Magnetic Poetry – Charles Dickens Edition



A Dickensian take on one of our most popular poetic gift ideas, this box contains words for you to create themed poetry on your fridge.

Magnetic poetry

Ivory Bookcase Wallpaper


Not technically a gift but I love this wallpaper so I had to include it 😂😂

Trompe-l’oeil of a gorgeous bookcase in soft, relaxing white and ivory tones, reproducing the aesthetic of beautiful antiquarian books selected for the quality of their bindings. Each roll covers up to 4 square metres, and displays over 570 books that have artfully arranged to minimize the impression of repetition. Why not mix up the shelves, and rearrange them to suit your tastes. High quality wallpaper from the Koziel studio in France.

Bookcase wallpaper

Pride And Prejudice Pencil Case or Pouch



This fantastic pencil case Features the Penguin design for Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice – it’s fully lined, and would make a brilliant makeup bag as well!

Pride And Prejudice pencil case


Quotation Marks Bookends

IMG_3177Brilliant laser-cut steel bookends put quotation marks around your books.

Measurements: 15cm x 11cm x 12 cm.
Steel bookends.


Quotation marks bookends

A Room of One’s Own Tote Bag


A design featuring the classic Penguin Paperback edition of this rather significant book by Virginia Woolf. Perfect as a bag of one’s own for any inspiring belletrist.

Large canvas shopping bag with long handles.
Measures 34 x 40 x 5 cm plus shoulder length handles.

Tote bag

Handmade Tree Book Shelf ‘Oak Tree’


I love this book shelf and it’s definitely going on my “when I win the lottery” wish list 😂😂

This tree shelf offers a great way to display and store your favourite everyday items whist creating a great focal point for your room.

Our Oak Tree Shelf has inclined branches towards the base and flat branch surfaces towards the top making it ideal for a variety of items. It is perfect for storing media in an eye catching and accesible way or filling with your favourite novels so they are never far from hand.

Tree book shelf

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post I must admit I’ve been salivating over some of these bookish gifts, I would love to know which ones are your favourites, so please feel free to leave a comment.

Perfect gift ideas for a #Bookworm


I decided with Christmas not too far away eeek!  I would do a post on gift ideas for a #Bookworm. I love receiving book vouchers, who wouldn’t eh? but if you are looking for something different then there are loads of book gifts out there that will make the perfect present for any bookworm all year round, and guess what? I would love to receive everyone of these gifts, so Mr book review café if you happen to be reading this, well here’s my Christmas list😂🎄🎄🎄

I would just like to point out although I’ve included links to the items I’ve mentioned, I did not receive any kind of payment for the products in this post. 

Personalised book cover for kindles and ereaders



Create a beautiful penguin classic themed hardback book cover for kindle and most e-book reader or tablets with a 6 or 7 inch screen.

Create a classic Penguin themed cover from a range of colours and patterns for the perfect gift for book lovers.

A premium quality product handmade in England by experienced bookbinders using traditional tools and techniques.


Book lovers soy candle


Subtly sweet with hints of crayon and paper, this crisp apple scent is perfect for the back-to-school season. This bookish candle makes a great gift for your favorite teacher, student, or bibliophile. But first, push up those nerd glasses and take whiff of this delicious scent–you might just want to keep it for yourself!

Etsy book candle

Tote Bag


This tote is wonderfully sized for any household shopping trips that your gentleman’s gentleman might need to undertake. The classic orange Penguin design.
Large canvas shopping bag with long handles.
Measures 34 x 40 x 5 cm plus shoulder length handles.


Book T-shirt


The classic first edition cover of Charlotte’s Web is printed on this gorgeous t-shirt. The printing has a lovely softened distressed feel to it. Fitted shape; comes in a choice of 4 sizes.

Care: machine wash warm. Tumble dry medium. Do not iron text/images.

60% cotton 40% polyester.
Heather Grey with colour screen-printing.

Book journal


This gorgeous journal features book spines on its cover, and gilded page edges.

160 lined pages.
Gilded page edges with elastic closure.
Measures 13 x 18cm.

Book journal

Book Locket


A beautiful book locket, personalised with an initial charm, and presented on a postcard print of Louisa May Alcott’s famous book lover quote.

This book locket is an unusual and thoughtful personalised gift for a book lover.

The necklace is made using a silver plated book locket and a tiny initial charm of your choice. The locket opens right up for you to hide a photo or keepsake. The spaces inside the locket measure 1.5 x 1cm. Please note the initial charms are lowercase letters.

This locket is presented on a postcard print of Louisa May Alcott’s famous quote which reads:

‘She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.’

Book locket

Book umbrella

IMG_2976Learn to love the rain and step out onto the moors! Umbrella featuring the cover of Bronte’s passionate novel.


100% polyester with a metal frame and cord carry handle
Matching polyester sleeve included, and packaged in a polybag
Wipe clean only
Measurements closed: approx 240mm x 50mm cylinder
Measurements open: approx 580mm high x 940mm diameter


Blind date with a book


A blind date with a book gift set makes the perfect treat for that person who loves nothing more than to immerse themselves in a good book. Take the hassle out of choosing the ‘right’ book and surprise yourself or a friend with a blind book date!

Each mystery book comes with a letter explaining the concept
The set contains a brand new book, mug, hot drink, sweet treat and a handmade and engraved spoon book mark
Choose your genre, why not choose one you would not normally read for a real adventure?
The Book will be described using just four words which are printed on the front using a Retro Dymo Embosser label maker.
Beautifully wrapped in paper & ribbon or other decorative items, ready for giving (or keeping!)


Alice In Wonderland Diary


Don’t be late! Time is everything in this Limited Edition Alice in Wonderland Weekly Notebook Diary/Planner, which features original illustrations on its tactile canvas cover.

Formatted to show the week’s appointments on the left and a ruled page for notes and timekeeping ideas on the right, this large planner has plenty of space for your weekly plans.

Hard Cover with Alice in Wonderland Limited Edition Theme
18 Months Weekly Planer
Rounded corners
Elastic closure with Moleskine Ivory Paper and a matching bookmark ribbon
208 pages: 70 gsm, acid-free, ivory, lined
Expandable inner pocket in the back
Useful tools: planning, time zones, international measurements, dialling codes and flight duration
Dimensions 9 X 14 CM / 3.5 X 5.5 IN


Book print


“A room without books is like a body without a soul” Cicero

Never a truer word printed! Printed onto a a lovely antique dictionary page. Makes a truly original gift for your book loving friend.

Features unique ‘Bookishly’ hand drawn font
Not one print is the same as any other, because the original book pages make each one absolutely unique!
Includes chunky black wooden frame, made from sustainably managed forests.
The quote print is framed without glass so you can feel the beautiful old paper.
Hang on the wall or it will also stand up by itself – will look very at home on the bookshelf.
Handmade in Northamptonshire, UK
Perfect gift – if you can bear to part with it – wrapped in a gorgeous classic road map.
The page measures approximately 14x20cms (approximately 5.5 inches x 8 inches).
There is 0.3cm of black frame showing around the page, which is 3cm deep.


Personalised book mug


Blue Personalised Classic Vintage Book Mug – Custom author / name and book title book cover unique vintage book lover gift.

Choose a famous novel or somebody’s favourite book, or make your own title up! (4 Colours to choose from.)

Personalised book mug

Book brooch


Handmade book brooch. Perfect for book lovers and fans of the white rabbit in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland

Handmade from offcuts of wood and MDF board and covered with an original book page taken from a rescued copy of Alice in Wonderland
The text will differ from those shown and the bunny may face the other direction
Every one is completely unique and very special!
Varnished so it is water resistant and completely practical
Presented on an attractive backing card
1 inch steel brooch fastening firmly glued onto the back.
Measures approximately 7.5 x 5 cm / 3 x 2 inches
Handmade in the UK

Book brooch

Personalised library kit


For a bibliophile, there’s no greater pleasure than sharing beloved books, but no crueller pain than losing them for good–until the Personal Library Kit! Revive old-fashioned library circulation techniques for fun and book retention with our classic bestseller.

Personalised library kit

Alice In Wonderland book scarf



Spend every day in Wonderland, wrapped up in your favourite novel with this Storiarts Book Scarf™

The original, and the best! Patent protected book scarf
Striking and stylish black ink on cream parchment print
Hand printed, therefore each is unique!
Made from top quality super soft 100% cotton jersey knit
This is an infinity / round / circle scarf. The ends are connected
The fabric has been doubled over and sewn along the edge and at the centre so the scarf is thick, chunky and easy to style
The ink has a very slight texture, and the scarf has a matte finish and is not shiny
Care instructions included, the ink is set so it it is safe to wash and iron
Measures about 63″ in circumference and 12″ wide
Beautifully packaged, ready for giving (or keeping!)




Give your book a cuddle! Handmade book & e-reader covers in linens & heavy cottons, padded with a foam stabiliser to keep your books getting marked and the pages bent after throwing them in your handbag. There are so many gorgeous ones to choose from you will be spoilt for choice

**Please note materials shown in photos are subject to availability at time of ordering **


I hope this post has given you some inspiration for presents or for your own “wish list”