Friday, 10 February 2012

Wooden Door Signs - Stock Update

Wooden Door Signs are due back in to stock on 20th February.

Please feel free to email me and place a reservation request.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Twitter Competition ~ #SoLitTwitComp3 ~ Details

Twitter Competition ~ #SoLitTwitComp3 ~ Full Details

Simply answer this question:

From which Shakespeare play does the quote "Love is merely a madness" come from? Please name the title of the Play, the Act and Scene Numbers and use the hashtag #SoLitTwitComp3 and Tweet to @SoLiterary.

Deadline: 10.30pm Thursday 9th Feb

Prize: One Set of 4 Shakespeare 'Love' Badges (pictured above) from Something Literary 

All entries must be made on Twitter to @SoLiterary (can also be sent as a direct message to @SoLiterary) and must use the hashtag #SoLitTwitComp3, must name the play, the act and the scene numbers that the quote is taken from.

All Twitter Names will be entered in to an excel spreadsheet and a winner will be chosen at random by using The winner will be announced on Twitter shortly after 10.30pm. The winner will then be asked to email their mailing address to Something Literary in order to receive their prize.

Good Luck! x 

Monday, 6 February 2012

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Are you looking for something literary this Valentine's Day?
Why not Say it with Shakespeare?
Lots of literary gift ideas at Something Literary including Shakespeare Love Badges, Mirrors, Magnets and Bookmarks.

There's also some beautiful Emma Bridgewater notebooks and writing sets, and my new favourite book: Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance.

This beautiful book from the British Library celebrates two thousand years of love letter history, from ancient Egypt to the present day. Included here are facsimile reproductions of twenty-five letters, which are fully transcribed along with engaging commentaries about the correspondents and their circumstances and portraits of the writers and recipients. Love Letters includes correspondence by figures such as Henry VIII, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Admiral Nelson, Oscar Wilde, and Mervyn Peake. The words of love letters allow us insights into the private relationships of people across centuries, cultures, and continents, and the original manuscripts of such letters grant the reader a direct connection with the author of such personal words. 

All orders dispatched same/next day.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Getting Creative!

Only recently I stumbled upon a great range of best-selling books about creativity by Keri Smith ~ Author/Illustrator

They're not your average run-of-the-mill 'How To' books that's for sure!

Each one encourages you to get in touch with your creative side in terms of writing, art, crafting and even destroying. Yes, destroying!

'Wreck This Journal' is
'For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and mess making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them). Acclaimed illustrator Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts-poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, and more in order to experience the true creative process. Readers discover a new way of art and journal making and new ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.'

Wreck This Journal ~ Keri Smith ~  £8.99 at  Something Literary

'This is not a book' invites you to
take a uniquely skewed look at the purpose and function of 'a book'. Keri Smith asks readers to creatively examine all the different ways This Is Not a Book can be used. With intriguing prompts, readers will discover that this book can be:

A secret message - tear out a page, write a note on it for a stranger, and leave it in a public place.

A recording device - have everyone you contact today write their name in the book.

An instrument - create as many sounds as you can using the book, like flipping the pages fast or slapping the cover.

This Is Not a Book will engage readers by having them define everything a book can be by asking, 'If it's not a book, what is it then?' - with a kaleidoscope of possible answers.

This Is Not A Book ~ Keri Smith ~  £8.99 at Something Literary

And 'Finish This Book' is a direct request to you, the creator, from Keri Smith herself to actually finish the book
Dear Reader,

One dark and stormy night, I found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park...

I collected and assembled them, trying to solve the mystery of this unexpected discovery, and I am now passing the task on to you.

Your mission is to become the new author of this work. You will continue the research and provide the content. In order to complete the task, you will have to undergo some secret intelligence training, which I have included in this volume. Since no one knows what lies ahead, please proceed with caution, but know...

This book does not exist without you.

Yours truly,

Keri Smith
Finish This Book ~ Keri Smith ~ £12.99 at Something Literary

So go on...Get Creative!

All products are available from Something Literary, Cobblestone Walk, Steyning and Online.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Steyning Festival Short Story Competition 2012

A popular part of the Steyning Festival is its short story competition, open to anyone who would like to enter a previously unpublished piece of work up to 1500 words.

The short story competition is being sponsored by Wilton Park and supported by The Steyning Bookshop.

The competition will be judged by a Festival panel and author, Simon Brett.

Prizes are as follows:
1st Prize - £250
2nd Prize - £50
3rd Prize - £25

Junior Section (Ages 12-16) judged by a local children's author.
1st Prize - Book Token £25
2nd Prize - Book Token £10

Entry forms and competition rules can be obtained by emailing or sending a stamped addressed envelope to:
The Competition Secretary,
c/o The Steyning Bookshop,
106 High Street,
BN44 3RD

Closing date 31st March 2012 for both competitions.
(Your Steyning Magazine, January 2012)

For more details about the Steyning Festival 2012 please visit:

Sunday, 1 January 2012

January 2012 Sale!

Get a stonking 25% off EVERYTHING throughout January 2012

Just enter code: SL25 at the checkout at

Notebooks, journals, mugs, bags, tea towels, badges, magnets, bookmarks and much much more.

Get your literary loveliness now!

Happy New Year!

Wishing all customers, suppliers, friends and followers a very Happy New Year!

Here's to a brand new year with no mistakes in it!