Sunday, 1 April 2018

A Guide to Bookish Candles

Is anyone else slightly obsessed with bookish candles? I have to admit, I've never actually bought a candle, so my experience of them is extremely limited, but I love the idea of curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoying a good book, whilst enjoying the smells described in the book. Many of these candle-sellers seem to put a huge amount of work into their candles, and there are so many that I find it slightly overwhelming. So I thought I'd make myself a little guide of just a few of the companies out there, and share it! Enjoy! (All pictures belong to the respective companies).

P.S. Whilst compiling this, I found this AWESOME (and much more comprehensive) list, compiled by Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide. You should check it out here.


 




Hundreds of bookish candles from many fandoms, also run a monthly box which contains 2 or 5 candles depending on the box.

Fandoms include The Lunar Chronicles, A Court of Thorns and Roses and Six of Crows.

Prices: Wax Tarts - $6, 4oz Candles - $9, 8oz Candles - $18, Deluxe Boxes - 45.99, Essentials Boxes - $19.99.
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country.

Website here.








Aims to "inspire the dreamer that lives in the hearts of all bibliophiles".

Fandoms include Harry Potter, Shades of Magic and The Grisha Series.

Prices: 4oz Candles - $9, 10oz Candles - $19.
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country.

Website here.
 



Beautifully designed bookish candles.

Fandoms include Nevernight, Uprooted and The Graceling Realms Series.

Prices: 2oz Candles - $5, 8oz Candles - $18.
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country, around $7 to US, $24 to UK.

Website here.




Hand-poured soy candles made in Chicago.

Fandoms include Anna and the French Kiss, The Raven Cycle and Throne of Glass

Prices: 2oz Candles - $14.50 for 4, 4oz Candles - $7.50, 9oz Candles - $14.50, 12oz Candles - $19.50 (prices often reduced if on sale).
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country.

Website here.





Hand-poured soy candles for many different fandoms, both books and movies.

Fandoms include The Grisha Series, Shades of Magic and A Court of Thorns and Roses

Prices: 4oz Candles - $30 for 4, 6oz Candkes - $30 for 3, 10oz Candles - $16
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country, about $10 for US and $20 for UK.

Website here.



Natural Soy Candles inspired by Ladies of Literature.

Fandoms include The Grisha Series, The Infernal Devices and Outlander.

Prices: 4oz Candles - $8, 8oz Candles - $12,
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country, about $8 for US and $24 for UK.

Website here.






"Hi! I've been a #booknerd my entire life and now I'm combining my two passions- scents and books! Happy shopping!"

Fandoms include The Infernal Devices, The Cruel Prince and The Hazel Wood

Prices: 4oz Candles - $8.50, 8oz Candles - $17,
 
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country, about $7 for US and $22 for UK.

Website here.


Funds from Biblioflames are donated annually to help impoverished children in NY receive books in their homes, libraries, and schools.

Fandoms include Twilight, Harry Potter and A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Prices: 11oz Candles - $18.50
 
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country.

Website here.







US-Produced Vegan Soy Bookish Candles.

Fandoms include Twilight, Harry Potter and A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Prices: 9oz Candles - $17, Wax Melts - $6
 
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country, free shipping to the US over $100.

Website here.



Fandom Inspired Soy Candles.

Fandoms include A Court of Thorns and Roses, Grisha Series and The Hunger Games.

Prices: 9oz Candles - $16, Wax Melts - $15 for 3.
 
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country, $6 to US, $22 to UK.

Website here.

 







Hand poured candles for book lovers. Based on the stories you love.

Fandoms include Harry Potter, Morgan Matson and Caraval

Prices: 2oz Candles - $6, 8oz Candles - $13, Monthly Boxes - $25
 
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country, free shipping on orders over $50 to US.

Website here.

Book Inspired Soy Candles

Fandoms include Lord of the Rings and Anne of Green Gables.

Prices: 8oz Candles - $11.99
 
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country.

Website here.





Step into one of your favourite books with our hand-poured bookish-inspired creations.

Fandoms include The Cruel Prince, Wintersong and Harry Potter.

Prices: 4oz Candles - $7.50, 8oz Candles - $15.
 
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country. Processing time is 3-4wks.

Website here.





Mostly YA Candles for Book Lovers.

Fandoms include Illuminae, Mara Dyer and Six of Crows.

Prices: 4oz Candles - $8.50, 8oz Candles - $13.50.
 
Ships from US - price depends on weight and country, $8.50 to US, $24 to UK.

Website here.





"Chunk Candles" with Bookish Themes.

Fandoms include Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Caraval.

Prices: Candles - $15
 
Ships from US to US only for $7.

Website here.




At Flickering Tales we combine our love of reading with our love of candles to create that perfect scent for every book. Whether your favorites are Adventure, Romance, or Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, or more, we have something for every bibliophile!

Fandoms include Strange the Dreamer, Shatter Me and A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Prices: 4oz Candles - $7, 8oz. Candles - $14, 2oz Sets - $12, 4oz Sets - $20.
 
Ships from US - price variable depending on weight and location.

Website here.

I'd love to know which candles you guys have tried and enjoyed - let me know in the comments! Also, I was thinking I would do a post like this for book sleeves - is that something you guys would find useful?

Love, 

12 comments:

  1. I'd love a candle that smelt like the Gryffindor Common Room! I haven't tried a bookish candle but I do like smelling all the Yankee candles when I see them!

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    1. OOOH! That sounds like an amazing scent! Let me know if you find that scent <3

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  2. Great list! The only one I know of that I don’t see here is Frostbeard Studio. They were one of the first Bookish candle companies and they’re still going strong!


    I would love to see a compilation of booksleeve companies, noting which include padding, closures, extra pockets, etc.

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    1. I will make that Booksleeve post! Thank you so much for the comment, Kelly :)

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  3. cute post! I looove burning candles at home. It is so nice to snuggle up with fuzzy socks and tea and a good book with some delicious smells! I haven't purchased from any of the companies listed here, but I have had many of them included in my monthly Owl Crate subscription and they smell like heaven!

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    1. Aww, that sounds awesome. I'm so glad the post was useful <3

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  4. I wish I could buy more bookish type candles but they all seem to ship from the US and the postage is ridiculous to Australia. I've really been getting into burning candles lately and some of my favourites are from Nook and Burrow. They're an Aussie company and couple who run it and although they don't have fandom candles, they have Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and such delicious scents like fairybread. They also create the Lillytales bookmarks so you can buy them in bundles. Going to check a few of these out though Megan and fingers crossed some of them aren't too pricey to ship here. Wonderful guide, really enjoyed it <3 <3

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    1. Awwwww, you are way too sweet Kelly! <3 I'll have to check out Nook and Burrow x

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  5. Ahh! I've seen so many great looking bookish candles in bookstagram and I'm just dying to try some! I can't think of much better! Not only are they supposed to entice you further into the bookish world but they are so darned PRETTY!

    I'm totally going to check all of these out so I know which one I'm most likely to buy from :)

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    1. I know right? All the candles look so amazing! <3

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  6. oh I totally love candles! YOU ARE READING THE DISAPPEARANCES! I cannot wait to hear what you think of it!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I love me some bookish candles! :)

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